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Election board weighs possibility of new Sunset Hills election

by Gloria Lloyd
In the latest fallout from the countywide ballot shortages that plagued the April 5 election, the county Board of Election Commissioners is considering whether to hold another municipal election for Sunset Hills and other cities with the most disenfranchised voters. » more
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UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen adopt resolution in support of city’s Police Department

by Gloria Lloyd
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt a resolution in support of the city’s Police Department. » more

Johnny’s Market demolition underway; Central Office building planned for site

Razing of Johnny’s Market to be finished by end of May
by Mike Anthony
Demolition work to make way for a new Lindbergh Schools Central Office building is underway on the site of the former Johnny’s Market at 11555 Gravois Road. » more

Furrer disappointed with ranking of city court in area survey

Sunset Hills Police Department receives 72 percent favorable ranking
by Gloria Lloyd
A study found that a city’s affluence is a key factor in how people feel they were treated in municipal court, but Sunset Hills’ court ranks lower in satisfaction rankings than other affluent cities. » more

Mehlville rethinks communications strategy after student arrested for posting threat

Incident itself handled right, school board president says
by Gloria Lloyd
Mehlville School District officials are rethinking how they communicate after a backlash from parents upset that the district didn’t immediately notify them last week that a student was arrested for threatening to "shoot up" Oakville High School. » more

Aldermen consider lease agreement with owner of Barn

Concerns over maintenance voiced to aldermen by Mott
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen was scheduled to consider approval of a lease agreement with the owner of The Barn restaurant at the city’s Thomas Sappington Historic Site Tuesday night — after the Call went to press. » more

St. Catherine girls capture basketball division title

This St. Catherine Laboure fifth-grade girls’ basketball team captured the Catholic Youth Council’s 2016 Closed Division Championship. The team had a 17-6 overall record that included a 7-3 regular-season record, a 5-2 tournament record and » more

Oakville wins doubleheader

St. Mary’s catcher Jacob Aug tags out Oakville baserunner Kyle Spellicy during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Oakville won the first game 6-4 and went on to capture the second game 10-6. The Tigers boast a 12-5 record on the season. » more

iPoll

Sunset Hills commercial development
Do you support the commercial development of a credit union proposed at the northwest corner of West Watson Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard, near Court Drive in Sunset Hills?

Young chess players make their moves

The Rogers Elementary Chess Club hosted its first-ever tournament last week, open to all Mehlville School District students. Above left, Rogers first-grader Elizabeth Beach and third-grader Henry Beach face off against, from top, third-grader Caleb Roesch » more

Lindbergh High ranked among nation’s best

Lindbergh High School once again has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report, ranking top 10 in Missouri and in the top 5 percent of high schools nationwide that were included on the list. » more

Terrific Kids of the Month honored at Trautwein Elementary

These Trautwein Elementary School students recently were named Terrific Kids of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of South County and the Dairy Queen on South Lindbergh Boulevard. They were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading » more
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This steak appeals to grown-up taste buds

My supermarket has been selling French green beans, or haricot verts, for several months, to my delight. »» more

Movie night can be the ultimate night in

Homemade pizza a necessity for movie night
Friday nights are great for an evening in and even better with a movie. » more

Potatoes will add potassium to your diet

White-on-White Cauliflower Soup perfect for busy and blustery nights
If you’re like most people, you’re missing out on an important nutrient — but there’s a simple and simply delicious way to overcome that deficit. » more

House committee hears bill that could raise gas tax

Measure would require voter approval
by Riley Newton
JEFFERSON CITY — A gas and diesel tax increase of 5.9 cents per gallon would be placed on the Missouri ballot under a measure presented last week to the House Transportation Committee. » more

Nixon announces No Kid Hungry campaign to end child hunger

No Kid Hungry Missouri aims to increase access to child nutrition programs
AFFTON — Gov. Jay Nixon visited Rogers Middle School in Affton today — Friday — to announce a partnership with national anti-hunger non-profit Share our Strength and a coalition of state agencies and community-based organizations. » more

UPDATED: Heavy rains force emergency closure of Old Baumgartner Bridge

County to begin repairs as soon as possible
Exceptionally heavy rains this week caused extensive damage to Old Baumgartner Road Bridge between Heintz Road and Burchmont Place in south county, and have forced its closure, effective at 4 p.m. today — Thursday, April 28. » more
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