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UPDATED: Trakas refers McManus proposal to panel

Neighbors reiterate support for construction firm's plans

The owner of a construction company hoping to move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center on Lemay Ferry Road will have to wait at least two weeks to find out if 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, will support the project....more >>
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BREAKING: Crestwood files suit against Affton Fire Protection District

Suit challenges constitutionality of laws requiring city to make payments to Affton

The city of Crestwood filed a lawsuit today — Wednesday, May 24 — challenging the constitutionality of two state laws requiring the city to make annual payments to the Affton Fire Protection District....more >>
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Lindbergh teachers, board reach pact for 2017-2018 school year

First of two parts: Proposed 2017-2018 budget projects surplus of $23,719

First of two parts: The Lindbergh Board of Education and the Lindbergh National Education Association have reached an agreement on a contract for the 2017-2018 school year that will provide an average 3-percent salary increase....more >>
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County, city leaders unveil their plan designed to boost MetroLink security

MOU not an agreement, but 'a wish list,' Trakas contends

Leaders of St. Louis County, the city of St. Louis and St. Clair County in Illinois unveiled their plan to improve MetroLink security last week as more crimes on the trains grabbed headlines....more >>
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Stenger seeks state audit of county contract process

Contract process tainted by retribution, Stenger alleging

County Executive Steve Stenger asked the state auditor last week to conduct an audit of how the county approves road and bridge projects, alleging that the County Council has tainted the process with political retribution....more >>
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County Council deadlocks on moving to 6:30 p.m. starting time for meetings

Trakas, Erby, Gray opposed to meeting time of 6:30 p.m.

The County Council could not come to an agreement last week to shift its meeting start times later, something south county residents have requested for years. ...more >>
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Retirements, departures lead to changes in Mehlville leadership

New Central Office hierarchy adds more curriculum posts

With a wave of retirements and the pending departure of Deputy Superintendent Brian Lane next month to serve as superintendent in Brentwood, the Mehlville School District is reshuffling Central Office and hiring completely new leadership at two schools....more >>

Local meeting guide 2017

All meeting times, dates and locations are subject to change for 2017. ...more >>
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Pretto to run against Brown for House seat

Brown not right for south county, Beck says

Mehlville Board of Education Vice President Jean Pretto is running as a Democrat for the 94th District Missouri House seat currently held by Rep. Cloria Brown, R-Lemay, in 2018. ...more >>
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Memorial Day ceremonies planned Monday

Historical society ceremony will focus on local veterans

Memorial Day observances are planned Monday, May 29, at two south county sites — Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and St. Lucas United Church of Christ....more >>

Beck, Unsicker to host town-hall meeting

An end-of-session town-hall meeting will be conducted Thursday, June 8, by Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury....more >>
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St. Francis dedicates Memorial to the Unborn

The Rev. Anthony Yates, pastor of St. Francis Of Assisi Parish, recently dedicated a Memorial to the Unborn on the south side of the church at 4556 Telegraph Road. The memorial was made possible from donations by St. Francis of Assisi parishioners, the Pro-Life Committee and the parish Knights of Columbus Council. 'Thank you to everyone who participated in the purchase and the planning of the Memorial for the Unborn. The Pro-Life Committee hopes the monument will increase awareness and prayers for the sanctity of all life, including families who have had miscarriages, families struggling with an unplanned pregnancy and reconciliation of families who have had abortions,' St. Francis of Assisi Pro-Life Committee Chair Jan Whitman said. 'We are also hoping the monument can serve as a reminder to thank God for your life and for the life of your children and family members.'...more >>
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Trautwein Terrific Kids recognized

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. The students were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading skills or work habits this year. Terrific Kids, front row, from left, are: Dante Fogelbach, Kayla Hart, Andrew Stratos and Ben Pesselato. Back row, from left, are: Principal Shannon Henderson, Kiwanis Club President Steve Dodson and Kiwanis Club member Pauline Roth....more >>
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Grad Salute: Lindbergh High School Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Lindbergh High School Class of 2017, which graduates Tuesday, May 30. Check out a picture of this year's LHS graduates in our Grad Salute in this week's Mail Call expanded edition! To see pictures of the graduation ceremony, stay tuned to our website, Facebook page at facebook.com/callnewspapers and our Instagram at @callnewspapers....more >>
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Grad Salute: Affton High School Class of 2017

199 graduates earn record number of scholarships

Congratulations to the Affton High School Class of 2017, which graduated Saturday and earned a record-breaking $9.3 million in merit-based scholarships -- a whopping $3 million MORE than any other graduating class from Affton! Check them out in our Grad Salute in this week's Mail Call that goes out to every mailbox in Affton! To see more pictures of the graduates, check out the hashtags #afftonstrong and #afftongrads on Facebook and at our Facebook page, facebook.com/callnewspapers....more >>
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Lindbergh schools welcome new students

Lindbergh school board OKs new attendance boundaries

About 1,000 Lindbergh students in kindergarten through eighth grade recently received warm Flyer welcomes when they visited their new schools for tours, activities and a chance to meet their new classmates....more >>
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Beasley Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary

Beasley Elementary School, 3131 Koch Road, celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with an open house that drew current and former teachers, staff, parents and students. Above, Briahna Moehle and Aidan Cash are shown with the school's mascot. Briahna designed the T-shirt for the May 17 anniversary celebration....more >>
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Long Elementary girls run to success

Long Elementary School Principal Jana Parker, purple shirt, center, laced up her running shoes and joined 29 students, plus several parent coaches and teachers, to run in the recent Girls on the Run St. Louis race at Soldiers' Memorial in downtown St. Louis....more >>

Lindbergh High teacher awarded $3,000 grant for STEM education

Lindbergh High School will offer a new Biomedical Science course next year thanks to a $3,000 Dannette Ward Science Education Grant from Monsanto's STEM Education Outreach Program....more >>
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Retired educators award scholarships

The Lindbergh Retired Educators recently honored four Lindbergh High School seniors with college scholarships during the organization's annual Spring Fling luncheon. The students, from left, Kaitlyn Hoevelmann, Chloe Garcia, Dann Dobbs and Samantha Sample, each received a $1,000 scholarship from the organization....more >>
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Mary, Mother team earns championships

This Mary, Mother of the Church sixth-grade boys' basketball team recently won the Catholic Youth Council's South County District Championship, as well as the City/County Archdiocesan Championship. Team members, front row, from left, are: Mickey Barrett and Nathan Heilich. Back row, from left, are: Coach Jim Barrett, Will Raftery, Benjamin Cararaway, Tyler Weis, Caiden Harris and Coach John Harris....more >>

Crestwood hosts 'Splashtacular Summer Kickoff' this week

The Crestwood Parks and Recreation Department will host a "Splashtacular Summer Kickoff" from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the Aquatic Center at Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane....more >>
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