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County to pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuit over trash districts

by Gloria Lloyd
On the heels of an appellate court decision that upheld a $5.9 million judgment against the county Tuesday, the county has settled a long-running lawsuit from three trash haulers who contend county officials did not follow state law when they established trash districts in 2008. » more
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Board votes 6-1 to OK pact with new superintendent

by Gloria Lloyd
The Mehlville School District already had its next superintendent lined up, but the Board of Education made it official last week. » more

Some familiar faces from south county serving in county executive’s cabinet

Wagener, Saracino among those appointed by Stenger
by Gloria Lloyd
Second in a three-part series: Almost immediately when County Executive Steve Stenger took office last month, he began keeping his promise to make over county government, starting with its employees. » more

Constitution Party candidate to appear on ballot to fill 6th District council seat

April 7 election to fill position on council to cost $120,000
by Gloria Lloyd
With just six weeks to go before the April 7 special election to replace County Executive Steve Stenger on the County Council, the Democratic and Republican candidates are no longer the only options for voters. » more

Police report offers insight into Furrer investigation

Jury trial for Sunset Hills mayor slated Dec. 14 in St. Louis County Circuit Court
by Gloria Lloyd
A police report outlining the July 29 incident with a bicyclist and Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer provides the best look yet into how county officials conducted their investigation, although it does not explicitly state why prosecutors decided to charge » more

UPDATED: Crestwood board tables measure to hire firm for comprehensive plan

PGAV, Houseal Lavigne to make presentations to aldermen
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to table the second reading of an ordinance to hire a planning firm to develop the city's first-ever comprehensive plan. » more

Luczak returns to LHS as athletics director

Former Lindbergh High School student-athlete Scott Luczak is coming home. The school’s new athletics director has lifelong ties to the Flyers family, including a successful high school career in soccer, baseball and basketball and a Scholar Athlete » more

Students shine in skating event

Long Elementary School second-graders Ella Shelton, left, and Elizabeth Cleary, right, along with first-grader Sydney Thurmond, not pictured, skated to success at the recent Sweetheart Open skating competition at the Kennedy Recreation Center. » more


St. Louis Rams
Do you believe that plans announced Friday for a new, open-air football stadium on the St. Louis riverfront will convince the St. Louis Rams to remain here beyond 2015?

Lindbergh board OKs work at high school

by Mike Anthony
The Lindbergh Board of Education recently voted to award a roughly $3 million contract to Orf Construction for improvements at Lindbergh High School. » more

LHS Players to present ‘Sweeney Todd’

Lindbergh High School students will perform the high school edition of the Tony Award-winning musical ‘Sweeney Todd’ at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, in the school auditorium, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The musical also will be » more

Oakville High Key Club to sponsor blood drives

Makayla Appel and Alexandria Elder of the Oakville Senior High School Key Club recently attended a meeting of the South County Kiwanis Club to explain about blood drives and a delete blood cancer drive their Key Club will sponsor. The drives will take » more
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Pop up some wintertime fun

Often defined as a time of quiet hibernation, winter is, in fact, one of the busiest times of the year with frosty get-togethers prompted by skiing, skating and sledding. »» more

Stock these 10 pantry essentials for fast, healthful cooking

Stock your kitchen with these basic building blocks for a wide variety of good-for-you recipes that are quick and easy to create: » more

Readers whip up tasty concoctions for annual recipe contest

Spice up your holiday season by trying these tasty recipes
The Call’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest kicks off the beginning of the holiday season, and as in past years, readers offered no shortage of tasty concoctions. » more

Supreme Court urged to invalidate two constitutional amendments

by Kolbie Satterfield
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court was urged last week to let the people's will prevail on two constitutional amendments that were invalidated by the courts after being approved by voters last year. » more

Missouri House, Senate approve school transfer bills

by Jill Ornitz
JEFFERSON CITY — Both Missouri's House and Senate approved bills Wednesday that would restrict the right of students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to accredited districts. » more

Cochran named new Lindbergh High principal

Lindbergh veteran a 2011 finalist for state Teacher of the Year
A Lindbergh veteran, nationally recognized educator and 2011 finalist for Missouri Teacher of the Year has been selected to be the next principal of Lindbergh High School. » more
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