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December 30, 2009

As 2009 draws to a close, fourth-graders from Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District have outlined their resolutions for 2010 on Page 10A and 11A in today's Call.We encourage readers to take a look at the youngsters' resolutions in today's issue.Many more of the fourth-graders' resolutions are ...

Fahs asks board to modify proposed pay schedule

By MIKE ANTHONY

December 30, 2009

The president of Local 1889 of the International Association of Fire Fighters last week asked the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors to consider granting a pay increase to "straight-line'' firefighters and paramedics.Under a proposed salary schedule unveiled Dec. 17, pay for strai...

MSD charter panel weighs proposal to have PSC set sewer district’s rates

By EVAN YOUNG

December 30, 2009

Members of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District's charter review committee are trying to determine the most credible channel through which to set the district's rates.The Plan Amendment Commission is considering a charter change that would place establishing MSD wastewater and stormwater rates int...

Flyers hockey team defeats St. Mary’s; extends unbeaten streak to nine games

By STEPHEN GLOVER

December 30, 2009

The Lindbergh High School ice hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to nine games Saturday night with an impressive 5-1 win over St. Mary's.The Flyers notched the win over St. Mary's despite missing several players from the starting lineup, according to head coach Greg Anderson."We were missing a f...

Green Park to use $580,000 from reserves to balance ’09 budget

By EVAN YOUNG

December 30, 2009

More than $580,000 in reserves will be needed to balance Green Park's general fund in 2009, according to an adjusted budget schedule.The city will spend an estimated $581,734 more from its general fund than it will collect this year, according to the document. The fund is projected to close 2009 with...

Bill would double work-zone speeding fines

December 30, 2009

Motorists caught zooming past road workers could face steeper penalties starting next year.A bill that would double the fines for vehicles that exceed special work-zone speed limits on county arterial roads was scheduled to be introduced to the County Council Tuesday — after the Call went to press....

Crestwood seeking volunteers for advisory boards

December 30, 2009

Several seats are open on Crestwood citizen advisory boards.The city is seeking volunteers to serve on:• The Economic Development Commission — Two members, from any ward, are needed. Because of the current vacancies, it has been difficult to obtain a quorum for the EDC to meet, according to City Administ...

Report cards let residents determine if local schools merit a passing grade

By MIKE ANTHONY

December 30, 2009

Report cards recently released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provide data Lindbergh and Mehlville residents can use to determine if their local schools are at the head of the class.The report cards chronicle the state of each public school district and its schools t...

Lindbergh boys fall to Hazelwood Central

By STEPHEN GLOVER

December 30, 2009

When the Lindbergh High School boys' basketball team faced Hazelwood Central Saturday afternoon, head coach Jason Wolfard knew his Flyers were going to have their hands full against one of the area's top teams.The Hawks gave Lindbergh everything but the kitchen sink, defeating the Flyers 63-24.Hazelwood Central jumped o...

Mehlville pool may reopen in March

December 30, 2009

Staff reportMehlville officials hope to have the school district's shuttered community pool at Mehlville Senior High School repaired and reopened by March, according to Superintendent Terry Noble.In addition, the district has projected the "worst-case scenario" cost to repair the facility to be roughly $2...

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