Year: 2017

Still trying to perfect Chicken Wing Sauce

By Bill Milligan For the Call I never ate chicken wings as a child. My mom just never made them. I never even heard of them. I was introduced to them one evening at a bar in Cahokia, Ill., where they brought out a restaurant-style pan full of them and served them to patrons who

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Trakas zoning bill approved in one week rather than three weeks

In an effort to get a new business up and running by Christmas, 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, took the rare step of moving a zoning bill from introduction to final passage in one week rather than three. At Trakas’ request, the County Council unanimously approved legislation at the Nov. 28 meeting allowing

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A sticky situation at Oakville High

Oakville High School administrators offered students a way to relieve some stress as finals approached last week. For making a donation to the Crisis Nursery St. Louis, students received the opportunity to duct tape their favorite — or not so favorite — principal to the commons pillars. Above, Oakville High student TJ Jamison duct tapes

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Declining Mehlville test scores cost of losing 2010 tax-rate hike

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Call’s Opinions page recently has hosted a great deal of debate about the Mehlville School District’s state test scores. We’ve seen a lot of finger pointing in an effort to assign blame for the scores, which showed some improvement this year. Yet Mehlville continues to

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High number of tax protests could negatively impact Lindbergh

Pictured above: “The Devonshire” is a new four-story, 72-apartment senior living facility at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, opening in summer 2020. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools officials are seeing a “high number” of tax protests this year that, if successful, could negatively impact the district’s finances by $500,000 to $750,000. The Board

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Murphy suggests pilot program to boost Mehlville’s test scores

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District officials are looking at ways to add second teachers to classrooms that are posting the lowest test scores in the district. The latest bid to improve the district’s statewide math scores comes from Board of Education member Jamey Murphy. It’s a compromise between failed past efforts

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Four Lindbergh High students win national journalism honors

Four Lindbergh High School students recently won awards from the National Scholastic Press Association/Journalism Education Association during the organization’s Fall National High School Journalism Convention. The four honored in the Write-Off Competition with individual writing awards are: senior Heidi Budd, Excellent in Editorial Writing; junior Sophia Graack, Excellent in Yearbook Copy/Captions Clubs; senior Camryn Kopp,

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Lindbergh High band to march in Rose Parade

The Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band will represent St. Louis on the national stage this New Year’s Day, marching in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The Rose Parade will be broadcast live beginning at 10 a.m. local time Monday, Jan. 1. Broadcast partners include NBC and HGTV. “This is

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