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Proposition R tax-rate increase carries every Mehlville precinct

by Gloria Lloyd
With record turnout on the way to a landslide victory, the Mehlville School District’s Nov. 3 ballot measure Proposition R carried all four townships and every precinct across the district. » more
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Mehlville Board of Education votes to name meeting room after Fowler

by Gloria Lloyd
The Mehlville Board of Education honored the architect of the district’s historic ballot measure Proposition R by naming its meeting room after him last week. » more

Grant’s Farm’s future subject of competing visions by St. Louis Zoo, Busch family member

Proposal for Grant’s Farm hinges on lawsuit decision
by Gloria Lloyd
Competing visions for the future of Grant’s Farm emerged last week — one from St. Louis Zoo officials and one from a Busch family member who wants to keep the south county landmark the way it is. » more

Mehlville firefighters quickly control deck fire

Grills, fire pits should be at least 15 feet away from houses, LaFata says
Firefighting crews from Mehlville Fire Protection District, with the assistance of the Lemay Fire Protection District, quickly controlled a recent fire on the deck of a two-story house on Christopher Oaks Court in Oakville. » more

Tsichlis announces bid for school board; Ayouaz to seek Crestwood Ward 4 seat

Filing for April 5 election opens mid-December
Though filing for the April elections will not begin until mid-December, two candidates have announced they are seeking office. » more

Crestwood board adopts second amendment to funding pact with mall owner

Citizen takes exception with PGAV’s request for reimbursement, criticism of school district
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen recently adopted an ordinance approving a second amendment to an initial funding agreement with the owner of the former Crestwood Plaza. » more

St. Simon girls win City/County Championship

This St. Simon's sixth-grade Closed Soccer Team won its league title, the South County Championship and the City/County Archdiocesan Championship with an overall record of 12-0-3. Team members, back row, from left, are: Anna McLaughlin, Gwen Francis, » more

Lindbergh High School sisters win state tennis championship

by Robert Chalupny
Lindbergh High School sisters Kat and Alex Rosenberger recently won the school’s first Class 2 doubles state championship in 21 years. The sisters defeated Faith Wright and Katherine Dudley of Rock Bridge High School in a 6-4, 7-6 victory in the » more


Police Standards Legislation
County Executive Steve Stenger is asking the County Council to pass a bill establishing uniform standards for St. Louis County's 57 municipal police departments. Do you support this proposal?

Science, technology learning takes flight

Colorful tissue paper balloons are ready to float high above Sperreng Middle School as sixth-grade students learned about lighter-than-air flight concepts by building their own functional hot-air balloons. Students in Eric Robb’s technology class » more

Lindbergh House Tour set for Dec. 6

Holiday Craft Boutique also will be offered
Tour five beautiful local homes decorated in fine holiday style, on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Lindbergh High School Mothers Club 40th anniversary Holiday House Tour. » more

Terrific Kids honored at Bierbaum

These Bierbaum Elementary School students recently were named Terrific Kids of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of South County. They were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading skills or work habits this year. Pictured with » more
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Small plates ideal way to entertain friends

Experiment with wines from a range of regions
Small plates are an ideal way to entertain friends — especially on a Friday night after a long week. »» more

Readers concoct tasty dishes for Call's 20th annual recipe contest

Readers whip up delicious dishes: Try these recipes for this year’s holiday table
Call readers repeatedly have proved over the years what great cooks they are, as evidenced by their entries in the newspaper’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest. » more

Eating seafood will benefit your heart

Here’s some food for thought: Eating seafood can be good for your health, especially your heart. » more

Mehlville to screen film ‘Most Likely to Succeed’

Free tickets available online
The Mehlville School District will sponsor a free screening of the film, "Most Likely to Succeed," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium on the campus of Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. » more

Kiwanis Club honors Outstanding Students

The South County Kiwanis Club recently honored Maddie Popp of Oakville Middle School and Julie Howard of Hancock Place Middle School as its Outstanding Students of the Month. Maddie is the daughter of John and Melissa Popp, and Julie is the daughter » more

Wreaths Across America to honor local veterans

Missouri Civil Air Patrol to participate in wreath-laying salute
For the 10th year in a row, members of Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, will partner again with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that recognizes U.S. military veterans who have guarded and preserved America’s » more
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