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Prop R funding maintenance of facilities around Mehlville

Pictured above: Workers make repairs and repaint the Mehlville School District pool. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District. By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter with Gloria Lloyd, News Editor Three years after voters in the Mehlville School District approved Proposition R, this summer was busy for the Mehlville School District as it upgraded various facilities

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Crestwood fire chief leaves and Hecht set to take helm

Pictured above: Crestwood Assistant Fire Chief Lou Hecht, center, takes the oath of office during a city meeting in May 2017. Deputy City Clerk Theresa Pfyl administered the oath to Hecht, who previously served as deputy chief with the Fenton Fire Protection District. Also pictured is former Fire Chief David Oliveri. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com

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Bernard assistant principal earns nod as state’s Assistant Principal of Year

Pictured above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her award last week from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon, executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com One of the Mehlville School

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Fenton Fire residents eye an 18-cent hike

Image courtesy of Fenton Fire Protection District Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Residents in the Fenton Fire Protection District will vote Tuesday, Nov. 6 on whether to pass Proposition F, an 18-cent tax-increase that residents were able to ask questions and learn more about at an open house last week. Proposition F would pay back

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Beck, Heisse talk abortion and education at 92nd District Forum

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Incumbent Rep. Doug Beck, D-St. Louis, debated the issues last week with Republican rival Bill Heisse for the 92nd Missouri House seat in a forum hosted by the the Affton Community Improvement Association. Beck, a former member of the Affton Board of Education, is the current representative of the 92nd

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McCaskill, Hawley contend for U.S. Senate seat along with three other candidates

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., faces four challengers for her seat in the U.S. Senate — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, Republican, along with Libertarian Japheth Campbell, Jo Crain of the Green Party and newcomer to public office Craig O’Dear, an independent. Hawley, Campbell and Crain did not

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Crestwood mayor candidates debate issues at Call’s forum

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Development of the Crestwood Mall site, first responders and economic development were some of the topics debated in a forum last week by the Crestwood residents running for mayor in the election Tuesday, Nov. 6. Current Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie is facing Christopher Court, a business analyst, and Neil

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All four Oakville candidates would be new to Legislature

Pictured above from left to right: 94th District candidates Jim Murphy and Jean Pretto and 95th District candidates Michael O’Donnell and Mike Walter at the candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Mehlville High School in St. Louis. All four candidates are new to Legislature. Photo by Bill Milligan. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Education, public safety

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