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Committee kicks off campaign for Mehlville tax-rate increase

by Gloria Lloyd
The citizen-led campaign calling for a tax-rate increase this November for the Mehlville School District officially kicked off Monday night, and organizers hope to unite the community around a "reasonable" tax-rate hike. » more
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Gaines takes reins of Mehlville School District

The Mehlville School District is under new leadership, as Chris Gaines begins his work as the district’s new superintendent of schools today — July 1. » more

Lindbergh board OKs $22 million contract for new elementary school

Construction of new Dressel to be finished in early 2017
by Mike Anthony
The Lindbergh Board of Education voted Monday night to award a nearly $22 million contract to construct a new elementary school. » more

MSD panel to conduct final hearing on sewer rate, stormwater proposals

Rate panel’s final hearing set July 10 at MSD headquarters
by Gloria Lloyd
Next week is the final opportunity for Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, or MSD, customers to let the district’s Rate Commission know what they think about a proposal to hike sewer rates and adjust stormwater taxes through 2020. » more

Request to amend Watson Road plan to be considered by Crestwood panel

Citizen asks if amended plan will meet TIF law requirement
by Mike Anthony
A request to amend Crestwood’s Watson Road Commercial District Plan is scheduled to be considered this week by the Planning and Zoning Commission. » more

Cooper named Friendship Village Sunset Hills executive director

A man of family and faith recently was named executive director of Friendship Village Sunset Hills, or FVSH. » more

SMMA boys capture basketball title

This St. Margaret Mary Alacoque eighth-grade team recently captured the Catholic Youth Council’s City-County Basketball Championship. Team members, from left, are: Max Schaeffer, Jacob Morlen, Joey Zarrick, Sam Ederle, Ryan Juergens, Tommy Purschke, » more

Long Elementary student earns state taekwondo championship

Long Elementary School fifth-grader Kiley Mehringer is Indiana’s state taekwondo champion in the 10-11 age group for both sparring and forms categories. » more

iPoll

MetroLink expansion
County Executive Steve Stenger recently asked a regional planning agency to use money from an existing countywide sales tax to study expanding MetroLink. Of three possible routes, which would you prefer?

Mentors make an impression on art students

Exhibition on display through Saturday
As part of the 2015 Blooming Artists Project and Exhibition, professional artists served as mentors to local art students and collaborated on projects inspired by each other’s art. Above, master artist Kyle Lucks, left, holds up a painting by his » more

Kennerly Troop 826 celebrates six new Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 826, chartered by the Kennerly Elementary School Parent Teacher Partnership, recently conducted a Court of Honor to celebrate six new Eagle Scouts. » more

More than 400 attend Lindbergh summer band camp

More than 400 Lindbergh middle school students participated in a four-week summer band camp this month at Lindbergh High School, working closely with band directors and more than 40 high school A+ tutors to refine their skills and prepare for the 2015-2016 » more
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Sherry adds playful flavor to barbecued ribs

Oriental flavors add character to spice up barbecue sauce
I made this barbecue sauce one hot summer day after I purchased some baby back pork ribs our meat market had advertised in our newspaper. »» more

Red cabbage benefits from German tradition

by Bill Milligan
I associate this red cabbage with German food and nearly always serve it when I’m serving a German meal. My wife doesn’t like German food as much as I do, but I just have to have something with a vinegary taste periodically. » more

Fuel your day with fresh pear smoothies

Shake up your smoothie routine and add fresh pears to the blender to boost your breakfast or snack. » more

Music, fireworks will highlight annual JB Blast

The 2015 JB Blast will take place Friday, July 3, at Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park, off Telegraph Road, just north of Interstate 255. » more

Jones selected to fill vacant Green Park seat

Green Park Mayor Bob Reinagel’s appointment of James Jones to fill a vacant Ward 2 aldermanic seat was approved during a special meeting last week. » more

Sperreng Middle School teacher wins Loeb Prize

Sperreng Middle School science teacher Angela Rathjen is one of five winners of the 2015 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics, an award given in partnership with the St. Louis Science Center. » more
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