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Sunset Hills mayor charged with two felonies in bicycle incident

by Gloria Lloyd
Note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates. On the recommendation of the St. Louis County Police Department, Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer has been charged with two felonies for the July 29 incident in which a Fenton bicyclist alleges that Furrer intentionally ran him off the road in a hit-and-run. » more

Library officials break ground on branch at Musick, Gravois

by Gloria Lloyd
St. Louis County Library officials broke ground on their replacement for the Tesson Ferry Branch Library last week, saying the Grant’s View Library will usher in a new era for the county and for Tesson Ferry patrons. » more

Mehlville board votes 6-1 to roll up tax rate by 2 cents

Former board president opposes roll-up of school district's tax rate
by Gloria Lloyd
While acknowledging the continuing economic struggles of some residents of the district, the Mehlville Board of Education rolled up its tax rate by nearly 2 cents last week, reversing last year’s rollback. » more

Panel to weigh decisions on subdivision, cell tower

Subdivision neighbors raise concerns about historic home
by Gloria Lloyd
The county Planning Commission could decide Monday whether to recommend a number of proposals for south county, including a 30-acre subdivision and cell tower off Telegraph Road in Oakville and three new housing developments in Lemay. » more

IAFF official says Crestwood staff rebuffs requests for negotiations

Tsichlis says he’s disturbed with lack of communication between Sime, union
by Mike Anthony
A representative of Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters told Crestwood aldermen last week that city staff "has been nonexistent to negligent in its response" to the union’s efforts to schedule contract negotiations. » more

Crestwood mall owner could present redevelopment plan before year’s end

Board of Aldermen to meet in work session Sept. 30
by Mike Anthony
Crestwood officials anticipate that a redevelopment proposal for the former Crestwood Court site could be presented to the city before the end of the year. » more

Bruner named Most Valuable Player

Austin Bruner of the 16U Southside Dirtbags recently was honored as the baseball team’s Most Valuable Player. Bruner, a St. John Vianney High School student who will graduate in 2016, was honored at the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association’s » more

Marquette Mustangs clip Flyers’ wings 22-16

Lindbergh football team set to face Fox Friday night
by Robert Chalupny
The Lindbergh High School varsity football team visited Marquette Friday night with the goal of spoiling the Mustangs’ homecoming celebration, but fell short by six points. » more

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Football Panthers fall to Fox 28-7

Mehlville to face Northwest Friday night
by Robert Chalupny
Before Friday night's game against Fox, the Mehlville Senior High School varsity football team was in first place in the Suburban West N conference with a 1-4 record because its sole win was against the only conference opponent it faced. » more

Legislature tasks work groups with reviewing state education standards

Groups have until Oct. 1, 2015, to make recommendations
by Michael Lindquist
JEFFERSON CITY — Groups assigned to review and rewrite Missouri's learning standards begin their work just days after Missouri’s Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her retirement. » more

Sunday Night Lights set Sunday at Lindbergh High

Event honors dreams of children battling cancer, other life-threatening illnesses
The fifth annual Sunday Night Lights, a free night of fun and football for children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, will take place Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Lindbergh High School Flyer Stadium, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd. » more
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Pairing the right wine with a meal can make a difference

No matter what you’re cooking, and whether you’re dining alone or entertaining a crowd, the right wine can elevate a simple meal. »» more

‘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

Woman marks 100th birthday with special ride

Concord woman considering balloon ride for next birthday
by Gloria Lloyd
Orchid Terrace volunteer Dave Knell was eating lunch last year with resident Edie Simms, then 99, when world traveler Simms told him she had tried out nearly every form of transportation that had been invented over the past hundred years. » more

Oakville man marks 80th birthday

Oakville resident John ‘Sandy’ Buchheit recently celebrated his 80th birthday during a private party with 110 of his closest friends and relatives. Buchheit, a retired letter carrier, and his wife, Judy, a retired teacher, are world travelers. » more

Ceremony set Saturday at historic cemetery

Members of the Webster Groves Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will place a plaque Saturday, Oct. 4, designating the Father Dickson Cemetery in Crestwood as site of historical significance. » more
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