St. Louis Call Newspapers

Call serves up the year’s Most Misguided Quotes

December 29, 2010

Originally Published on: 2010-12-29 "Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Former Call staffer Burke Wasson a few years back began selecting gems uttered by elected officials and others throughout the course of a year and called them the Most Misguided Quotes o...

Board of Aldermen budgets more than $3 million in 2011 for Green Park Road, bridge

By Evan Young

December 29, 2010

Reconstruction of Green Park Road and its bridge over Gravois Creek will commence next year.The city's 2011 budget, which the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved last week, projects the total cost to reconstruct the road and bridge to be $3,080,740. Eighty percent of the road construction will be f...

MFPD boasts lowest blended tax rate from ’06 to ’10

December 29, 2010

By Mike AnthonyExecutive EditorOf the 24 fire protection districts in St. Louis County, the Mehlville Fire Protection District has had the lowest blended tax rate from 2006 to 2010, according to MFPD Chief Financial Officer Brian Bond.An analysis of blended tax rates for county fire protection distric...

Judge cautioned about awarding damages to trash haulers

By Evan Young

December 29, 2010

A Clayton attorney cautioned a St. Louis County Circuit Court judge last week against expanding the scope of unjust enrichment complaints by awarding actual damages to three trash haulers in their lawsuit against the county.Attorney Kevin O'Keefe, principal at Curtis, Heinz, Garrett and O'Keefe, told Judg...

Terrific Kids of the Month honored

December 29, 2010

These Oakville Elementary School pupils recently were named Terrific Kids of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of South County and Ruma's Deli. They were honored for their hard work and great improvement this year. Pictured with school guidance counselor Ruth Emnett, from left, are: Brenden Martinez, Sa...

Proposition L supporters raise $27,000 for successful tax hike

By Evan Young

December 29, 2010

Supporters of Lindbergh Schools' successful 65-cent tax-rate increase proposal, Proposition L, amassed more than $27,000 in contributions this fall, according to a recent post-election campaign committee report.The Yes for Prop L committee reported $2,740 in contributions and $13,279.45 in expenditu...

Fresh, innovative approach urged for redeveloping Crestwood Court

December 29, 2010

To the editor:This is an open letter to the owners of Crestwood Court: No one in the community expects much progress on the mall developmentuntil the economy improves, but rather than viewing this economic lull as a negative, it can be viewed as an opportunity to create adevelopment plan that restores the ...

Scouts support U.S. Coast Guard members

December 29, 2010

Cub Scouts from Pack 662 at Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville collected toiletries and snacks items to fill care packages that were sent to members of the U.S. Coast Guard currently stationed in Kuwait. Shawn Nesser, father of Joseph Nesser, a Tiger Cub in the pack — front row, center — currently is...

Pack 661 supports U.S. troops

December 29, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, Pack 661 Cub Scouts from Point Elementary School in Oakville remembered U.S. troops during the holidays. At a recent pack meeting, the boys donated items that were sent to deployed military personnel. During the meeting, they created pictures and wrote letters expressing th...

Mehlville youngsters tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes

December 22, 2010

Originally Published on: Dec. 22, 2010 Third-graders at two Mehlville elementary schools — Hagemann and Trautwein — first-graders at Hagemann and Beasley Elementary pupils wrote the following letters to Santa Claus: Dear Santa, For Christmas can I have a cool radio-controlled rattlesnake?...

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