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Ameren to close Meramec plant in 2022

by Gloria Lloyd
Ameren Missouri had hinted at the possibility that its coal-fired power plant in Oakville could someday close, but last week the utility made it official: The Meramec plant will close in 2022 — or perhaps even sooner, depending on the impact of future federal government regulations. » more
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Officials fast-track construction of new Tesson Ferry Library

by Gloria Lloyd
St. Louis County Library officials are fast-tracking their time line for opening the new Tesson Ferry Library and hope to have the new $16 million building open and operating by fall 2015. » more

Veto of diversity legislation would be a first for Dooley

County executive anticipates council will override his veto
by Gloria Lloyd
In nearly 11 years as county executive, Charlie Dooley has never vetoed any legislation approved by the County Council — but there is a first time for everything. » more

Financial condition of MFPD remains strong

Tax rate is lowest in county for eighth consecutive year
by Mike Anthony
The financial condition of the Mehlville Fire Protection remains strong, with its net position increasing by nearly $1.1 million during fiscal 2013. » more

Panel given history lesson on Watson Road Corridor

Brancaglione outlines factors in Crestwood Plaza’s decline
by Mike Anthony
A Crestwood panel received a history lesson last week about the rise and fall of the Watson Road Corridor from a longtime planning consultant for the city. » more

K2 Commercial Group purchases Johnny's Market

Plans for site still being reviewed
A local commercial real estate company has purchased the former Johnny’s Market at Gravois and Sappington roads. » more

Dirtbags capture Midwest Freedom Classic

Squad pummels competition, goes 7-0 in tourney
by Robert Chalupny
The Southside Dirtbags 18U baseball team won its first tournament of the 2014 season, pummeling the competition and going 7-0 in last weekend's Midwest Freedom Classic. » more

Southside Dirtbags turn an important corner

SLABA Tournament fast approaching
by Robert Chalupny
Southside Dirtbags head coach Mike St. Cin believes his squad has turned an important corner to right the ship with just a handful of regular-season games left before the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association Tournament begins. » more

iPoll

Future of Oakville
Citizens for Responsive Government is a steering committee currently researching the options of incorporation, annexation or forming a new county for the Oakville area. What would you prefer?

Oakville student wins Challenge Your Energy IQ Case competition

The Missouri State University Ad Team recently took first place in the Challenge Your Energy IQ Case competition. » more

Larson re-elected chairman of STLCC Board of Trustees

Craig Larson, chairman of the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees, recently was elected to serve as chairman for a second one-year term. » more

South Tech's Court Reporting program opens its doors to seniors

The Broadcast Captioning and Court Reporting major at South Technical High School is marking its 10th year by announcing some changes to the program. » more
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‘Safety first’ best recipe for great grilling season

Grilling is one of America’s favorite pastimes and a popular summer activity in backyards across the country. »» more

Fajitas help stretch steak portions, budget

by Bill Milligan
I like the sound of fajitas sizzling in their pan as they’re brought out to patrons at Mexican restaurants. » more

Freshen up salads with sweet, juicy pears

Bring a sweet touch to your salads by adding fresh pears. » more

UPDATED: Driver of van killed in collision with dump truck

Accident occurred this morning in south county
An 80-year-old man driving a Dodge Caravan was killed Wednesday morning in an accident at the intersection of Barracksview and Sappington Barracks roads, according to St. Louis County Polce. » more

Schmitt to seek state treasurer’s post

Senator is primary author of bill to reduce income-tax rates
by Gloria Lloyd
Although Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, was rumored to be a potential candidate for Missouri attorney general in 2016, he announced last week that he will run for state treasurer instead. » more

Forum set for county executive candidates

The League of Women Voters of St. Louis will moderate a free public forum for candidates running in the August primary election for St. Louis County executive at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley » more
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