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Oakville Golden Girls clinch first-ever national dance team championship

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Oakville Golden Girls dance team won their first championship in history at the 2019 National Dance Alliance high-school competition in Orlando, Florida, in February. “It’s hard to find a word other than ‘exciting’ that accurately sums it up,” said varsity coach Kayla Hall. “Some mornings I still wake

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No marijuana sold in Sunset Hills, at least yet

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen took a number of actions on different bills and resolutions at their Feb. 12 meeting. The board also discussed various city matters. Cluster Home Vote Delay – Again The board was slated to hold a second reading on three bills regarding Fischer &

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Lindbergh Dairy Queen reopens March 25

Pictured above: The Lindbergh Dairy Queen will have a grand re-opening on Monday, March 25. The franchise is now under the ownership of Concord resident Ron Rammaha’s FoodMart LLC. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Dairy Queen on South Lindbergh has been getting a makeover and will reopen March 25 under

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Mehlville takes bids to buy more buses, improve facilities with its Proposition R funds

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education considered and accepted three bids Feb. 21, including bids for bus replacements and for repainting the ceiling in the Mehlville High School gym and replacing ceiling tiles in Mehlville classrooms. Bus Bids Passed in November 2015, Proposition R for Restore, a 49-cent tax-rate increase,

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Jimmy Johns owner set to restart construction

Pictured above: The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The owner of a proposed Jimmy John’s at 3751 S.

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Bombers Rugby has new home in Sunset Hills

Pictured above: An aerial view of the Sunset Hills Golf Course, with the location of the proposed rugby park in green. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club scored a successful pitch to the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen at a

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Crestwood decides against electronic sign moratorium

Pictured above: Scott Credit Union in Crestwood uses an electronic messaging sign. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A six-month moratorium on electronic messaging signs was rejected by the Crestwood Board of Aldermen at the Jan. 22 meeting, after City Planner Adam Jones presented a study on nearby cities and their

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Neighbors still oppose Robyn cluster homes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Nearby residents of a proposed cluster home development at Lindbergh Boulevard and Robyn Road once again appeared before the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen this month to protest the proposed 5-acre 12-villa development. Three residents spoke at the Feb. 12 meeting against a proposal submitted by Fischer & Frichtel

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‘Black Lives Matter’ sign causes Lindbergh High debate

Pictured above: Pictured above: Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.   By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A “Black Lives Matter” poster at Lindbergh High School hung for Black History Month sparked debate and some anger regarding race and students’ rights in

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