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How many people will die crossing Lemay Ferry for MoDOT to act?

Letters to the editor

December 31, 2019

Letters to the Editor Tragically, a man was struck and killed Nov. 29 on Lemay Ferry Road while trying to cross the street in his wheelchair just south of Victory Drive. A couple hundred yards of safe, accessible sidewalk would have prevented this senseless death. A televised report from 2015 quoted a...

Suspect charged in Sunset Hills gas station carjacking

Suspect charged in Sunset Hills gas station carjacking

December 31, 2019

Prosecutors formally charged a 24-year-old man from North County Monday for carjacking a woman getting gas in Sunset Hills. Anthony Lincoln Ward, 24, of the 8000 block of Patterson Drive in Berkeley, was formally charged with felony auto theft Dec. 30 and is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. De...

Happy New Year from Call Newspapers

Happy New Year from Call Newspapers

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year from Call Newspapers! The Call's office will close at noon on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, and will remain closed through New Year's Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1. Regular hours will resume Thursday, Jan. 2. As The Call enters its 32nd year serving South St. Louis County, we would...

Mehlville fire district has the lowest tax rate of any county fire district for 14th year in a row

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 31, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County for the 14th year in a row. The Board of Directors unanimously set its 2019 tax rate  — which governs how much taxpayers paid in their ...

Deacon’s letter is ‘another reason to be skeptical’ of Catholic church

Letters to the editor

December 30, 2019

Letters to the Editor To the editor: The Nov. 21 letter from Deacon Richard Schellhase of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church was written, I’m sure, in good faith. Yes, Deacon Schellhase, we pro-choice people get it. You and your Catholic brethren conform to the tenets of your chosen religion in...

Loop Trolley still shutting down, might be taken over by Bi-State in new year

The Loop Trolley was decorated for the holidays, but mostly empty the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 12. It was the first day the trolley was open after a vote by the Bi-State Development Agency board to look into taking over trolley operations. The trolley’s driver said that he was a retired former Metro driver, but likes the trolley. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Bi-State Development Agency board voted Dec. 10 to potentially take over the financially struggling Loop Trolley, despite heated opposition from the Illinois side of the board. The 6-3 vote was not a final decision to take over trolley o...

Charter Commission sends 14 changes to ballot, but major ideas fail in voting

Charter Commission sends 14 changes to ballot, but major ideas fail in voting

December 30, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Charter Commission wrapped up the process of approving proposals and voting on ballot measures for amendments to the Charter with only one meeting left in its year to review and recommend changes to the St. Louis County Charter befor...

Abigail and Eric Reckamp welcome third child, Annie Reckamp

Abigail and Eric Reckamp welcome third child, Annie Reckamp

December 30, 2019

Abigail and Eric Reckamp are pleased to announce the birth of their third child, a girl named Anne “Annie” Beverly Reckamp. The baby was 19.7 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. She was born June 27 at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis. Elder children include Darby and Charlie. Maternal gra...

UPDATE: Endangered person advisory for man missing from South County canceled

UPDATE: Endangered person advisory for man missing from South County canceled

December 30, 2019

The St. Louis County Police Department has canceled an endangered person advisory after a man went missing from Affton overnight. The county police department canceled an endangered person advisory for Kyle Anthony Zygmund, 29, Monday, Dec. 30 at 5:19 p.m. Police say that Zygmund turned himself ...

Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents during its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, ahead of tax bills due Dec. 31. Chief Financial Officer Marshall Crutcher said assesse...

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