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November 26, 2014

Sunset Hills kicks off 10-month process for comprehensive plan

Officials looking for process to be completed by October

It's an idea more than a year in the making, but Sunset Hills is kicking off a projected 10-month comprehensive-plan process with a new website and a proposal to hear from residents and businesses on what they want for the city's future....more >>
November 26, 2014
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Character education instills family values

Character education helping students feel safe, accepted

When the Character Education Partnership sent representatives to Blades Elementary School in Oakville for site visits to see if the school and the Mehlville School District qualified as a National District of Character, they asked the students they interviewed for examples of bullying — and students said they could not think of any....more >>
November 26, 2014

Phone surveys underway for Mehlville strategic plan

Strategic plan will be unlike any other Mehlville has done

In the final stage of the four-month process leading up to the Mehlville School District's new strategic plan, a consultant is now conducting telephone surveys asking residents for their thoughts on their schools and what they envision in the district's future....more >>
November 26, 2014

Mehlville school board decides not to overturn contract for superintendent-search firm

Trakas 'firmly against' using MSBA to find superintendent

The Mehlville Board of Education decided not to overturn its contract for a superintendent-search firm last week, but two board members said the original vote was tainted and pushed for the board to conduct a nationwide search for the district's next leader instead....more >>
November 26, 2014

North county lifts Stenger to victory

In south county, Stenger performs best in Lemay, receiving 51 percent of vote

Township reports released by the county Board of Election Commissioners last week show that 6th District Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, earned his narrow victory for county executive over Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, the same way County Executive Charlie Dooley was elected so many times: through north county....more >>
November 19, 2014
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Sunset Hills aldermen advance impeachment-related measures

Board of Aldermen, mayor trade accusations of bullying

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen continued to move toward impeaching Mayor Mark Furrer last week, conducting a first reading of two impeachment-related bills and trading allegations of bullying with the mayor....more >>
November 19, 2014
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Mehlville, Lindbergh, Fox all receive national character education honors

Mehlville only district in nation with five Schools of Character

In a sign of the growing importance of character education locally, officials from the Mehlville, Lindbergh and Fox school districts accepted national character awards for their districts or schools in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., earlier this month....more >>
November 19, 2014

County Council to weigh recommendations for Lemay developments, Affton rec center

Proposal for new McDonald's off Butler Hill Road withdrawn

The County Council is set to take up recommendations made by the Planning Commission on three housing developments in Lemay and a 24-hour recreation center proposed in Affton....more >>
November 19, 2014
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Cliff Cave, Weber Road library branches to close for six months during renovations

Officials now intend to finish 10-year projects in six, seven years

The good news for St. Louis County Library patrons at the Cliff Cave and Weber Road branches is that next year, their libraries will be gutted and renovated from top to bottom, essentially transformed into brand-new libraries....more >>
November 19, 2014
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Furrer appears in court on felony charges

Preliminary hearing set for Dec. 11

In what Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer's attorneys said was a last-minute change of plans, the mayor attended the first court hearing on his felony charges in Clayton last week....more >>
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