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New boundaries for 2017-2018 approved by Lindbergh board

by Mike Anthony
The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously last week to approve new elementary-school and middle-school boundaries for the coming school year. » more
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Lindbergh school board candidates debate issues district faces at forum

by Mike Anthony
Lindbergh Board of Education candidates last week offered their views about whether the district should seek a tax-rate increase to fund teachers’ raises and other challenges facing the district besides enrollment growth and the upcoming retirement of Superintendent Jim Simpson. » more

Sampson, Watz among candidates running for four seats on Lindbergh school board on April 4

Last in a series: Nine candidates are seeking four seats in Lindbergh race
by Mike Anthony
Last in a series » more

Two vie for Ward 3 seat in Sunset Hills election

Lipe, Scarlett seek election to Sunset Hills Ward 3 seat
by Gloria Lloyd
The only contested Sunset Hills race in the April 4 election is for the Ward 3 Board of Aldermen seat, which two former candidates for city office are seeking. » more

MFPD Board of Directors OKs purchase of $239,000 ambulance

Fire board spends $153,000 to prevent firefighter injuries
by Gloria Lloyd
The Mehlville Fire Protection District is eyeing a possible bricks-and-mortar expansion with a new training center, but most of its capital expenses currently go toward ambulances and the day-to-day equipment sent out on calls. » more

Sunset Hills aldermen reject commercial proposal for Court Drive

Board votes 7-0 to nix plan for bank
by Gloria Lloyd
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen unanimously rejected Tuesday a plan for commercial zoning on Court Drive that has been tabled since last summer. » more

Truman student wins Silver Medal in World Taekwondo Cup

Crestwood youth earns wild-card invite to 2017 Pan Am Games
Truman Middle School seventh-grader Kiley Mehringer, 12, of Crestwood, recently won the Silver Medal for the Cadet 12-14, -44 kg Black Belt division in sparring at the 2016 World Taekwondo President's Cup-Pan America Region competition. » more

Oakville High seniors sign letters of intent

Three Oakville High School seniors signed letters of intent to play college football during a ceremony last week at the school. Seated, from left, are: Michael Klotz, who will attend Quincy University; Connor Bartow, who will attend Lindenwood University; » more

iPoll

Proposition P
The St. Louis County Council has placed Proposition P, a half-cent sales tax for police and public safety, on the April 4 ballot. How will you vote on Prop P?

Oakville students conduct fundraiser for local cashier

Students at Oakville Middle School raised $1,750 last week with a Hat Day for Telegraph Road U-Gas cashier Max ‘Maxx’ Denney-Gaddy, 24, who has stage-four cancer and hopes to take a dream trip to Ireland during a break in his cancer treatments. » more

Dressel adds assistant principal from Long

Schoenekase has served at Long for three years
Long Elementary School Assistant Principal Patrick Schoenekase will move to Dressel Elementary School at the end of this school year, working alongside Principal Craig Hamby at Lindbergh’s newest elementary school. » more

Lindbergh Board of Education hires new CFO

Cracchiolo comes from Meramec Valley School District
Lindbergh Schools’ new Chief Financial Officer Joël Cracchiolo brings more than two decades of school finance expertise to her new role, which for many years has supported strong fiscal stewardship and responsible spending in service to Lindbergh » more
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Horseradish spices up mashed potatoes

If you have a small jar of horseradish or horseradish sauce in your refrigerator you’re like most of us. »» more

Readers prove they’re creative chefs with entries for Call’s recipe contest

Newspaper readers whip up some tasty holiday creations
Readers continue to prove they are extremely creative cooks, as evidenced by the concoctions submitted for the newspaper’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest. » more

Try this tasty soup during cool weather

by Bill Milligan
When it’s hot and humid in St. Louis, I doubt many people hunger for soup. » more

LHS Student Council leader earns state honor

Ried receives Distinguished Student Leader Award
Lindbergh High School senior Erica Ried recently received statewide recognition of her leadership efforts, winning the Distinguished Student Leader Award from the Missouri Association of Student Councils for dedicating four years of high school to Lindbergh » more

Truman Middle School makes wish come true for Jacob

Seven-year-old's Disney wish to come true
A local 7-year-old’s Disney wish is coming true, thanks to the amazing generosity of the students, staff and families at Truman Middle School. » more

Man fatally shot by police in Affton

Police responding to domestic dispute say man pulled out gun
by Gloria Lloyd
An officer from the St. Louis County Police Department fatally shot a man who pulled out a gun as officers responded to a routine domestic disturbance call in Affton early Sunday morning, police say. » more
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