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New superintendent to lead strategic-plan process for Mehlville

by Gloria Lloyd
With new leadership and a new school year underway, the Mehlville Board of Education is looking to make some significant changes so that the district operates more strategically, starting Thursday. » more

Lindbergh board corrects error in salary increases

by Mike Anthony
The Lindbergh Board of Education voted 5-2 last week to correct an error and grant higher 2014-2015 salary increases for two employee groups. » more

Grand jury begins hearing evidence in shooting of Ferguson teen

St. Louis County politics go national
by Gloria Lloyd
It seemed there was nothing going on in St. Louis County government last week other than investigating and responding to the Aug. 9 killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white Ferguson police officer, a case that has been the top national news story » more

Sunset Hills aldermen end longtime employee practice

Tradition a morale-booster, department heads contend
by Gloria Lloyd
Traditionally, Sunset Hills mayors have allowed city employees to leave City Hall several hours early on regular business days before holidays, but in the future, employees will work during all the city’s posted hours of business. » more

Crestwood aldermen move ahead with Charter proposal

If OK’d by board, measure would appear on April ballot
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 last week to have City Attorney Lisa Stump draft an ordinance for a proposed Charter amendment that would ask voters to place the city clerk’s position under the supervision of aldermen. » more

Seibert first female chair of Friendship Village board

Lydia Seibert, the first female board chair of Friendship Village, will continue a tradition of strong leadership with emphasis on listening to residents in her new position. » more

SMMA girls win basketball title

This seventh-grade St. Margaret Mary Alacoque girls’ basketball team captured the South County Championship with a record of 16-6. Team members, front row, from left, are: Elle Lamb, Melinda Schweppe, Keeleigh Mastis and Caroline Capellupo. Back » more

Lindbergh athletes earn All-American honors

Lindbergh athletes Jennie Weaver and Alex Rosenberger earned the prestigious title of All-American at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics track and field competition in Des Moines, Iowa. » more


County executive election
Now that voters have made their choices in Tuesday's primary election, which candidate will you vote for in the Nov. 4 election for county executive?

Lindbergh retains its Aa1 bond rating; board seeks bids for Sept. 9 bond sale

School board OKs contract for play field at Sappington
by Staff Report
Lindbergh Schools has retained its Aa1 bond rating, according to Moody’s Investors Service. » more

Oakville students decorate lockers

A new school year is underway in the Mehlville School District. Classes began Aug. 14, but students at Oakville Middle School showed up bright and early, one day early, to decorate their lockers. Above, seventh-grader Jordan Beseda is pictured with her » more

Lindbergh driver ed instructor wins national award

Lindbergh High School driver education instructor Carol Hoormann was one of three educators nationwide to receive a Teacher Excellence Award at the 2014 American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association National Conference in Wichita, Kan. » 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

New finance officer hired for Crestwood

New city website set to go live next Tuesday
by Staff Report
Mickey Viles is the city of Crestwood’s new finance officer. » more

Report delayed on incident with mayor, bicyclist

The St. Louis County Police Department’s investigation of whether Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer intentionally hit a bicyclist with his car has reached its final stages, but no report had been released as of Monday. » more

Peace Lutheran to dedicate new sanctuary

The 1,700 members of Peace Lutheran Church, 737 Barracksview Road, will gather at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, to dedicate a newly erected sanctuary at their house of worship. » more
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