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Paul Berry challenges Sam Page for county executive

Paul Berry III, left, and Sam Page, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

County Executive Sam Page, a Democrat, and Republican Paul Berry are running for the county executive seat in the election Tuesday, Nov. 3, after winning their respective primaries in August. Berry did not return The Call’s candidate questionnaire for the November election. The answers from Berry in this ...

Koenig, Lavender are running for Missouri’s 15th District Senate seat

State Sen. Andrew Koenig, left, and Rep. Deb Lavender, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

State Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, will face Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, for his Senate seat in the upcoming election Tuesday, Nov. 3. Koenig, 741 Sherwick Terrace, did not provide any personal information on his questionnaire. Koenig was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 2016. Prior, ...

Jill Schupp faces Ann Wagner for Missouri’s 2nd U.S. Congressional District in Nov. 3 election

State Sen. Jill Schupp, left, and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

State Sen. Jill Schupp, D-St. Louis, is challenging U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner for her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 2nd Missouri District. Schupp, 65, of Creve Coeur, has represented the 24th District in the Missouri Senate since 2015. She formerly served on the Ladu...

In race to succeed Sifton in Senate, Beck and Lenihan stake out positions on the issues

Rep. Doug Beck, left, and David Lenihan, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will face political newcomer David Lenihan in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat currently held by Sen. Scott Sifton, who is term-limited. Beck, 55, 9426 Brenda Ave., Affton, is the current state legislator for the 92nd House Di...

In a time like no other, Gaines adapts Mehlville State of the District to update public

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2020

Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines gave his sixth annual State of the District address this year, although the presentation looked a bit different than previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a little bit different (this year),” said Gaines in a State of District v...

Mehlville Fire policy change affects task force pay

MFPD firefighter-medics David Wideman and Capt. Nick Larosa pull Jared Sarni out of the water during a mock water rescue practice in 2018.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

October 7, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors was set to vote on a proposal to make changes to the district’s employee manual regarding pay while deployed for disaster assistance Wednesday — after The Call went to press. The board said they would vote on the changes to the Employee ...

Pretto is challenging Murphy in 94th District

Jim Murphy (left) and Jean Pretto (right).

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2020

It will be a rematch of the November 2018 election for the 94th Missouri House District, as Rep. James “Jim” Murphy, a Republican, will once again face Mehlville Board of Education member Emma “Jean” Pretto, a Democrat, in the election Tuesday, Nov. 3. Murphy, 69, 4983 Karington Place Drive, Oa...

Burns challenges Trakas for 6th District County Council seat this November

Bob Burns, left, and Ernie Trakas, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2020

Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, will challenge Republican incumbent Ernie Trakas in the election Tuesday, Nov. 3, to see who will take the seat representing the County Council’s 6th District. The 6th District represents Oakville, Lemay, Green Park, Concord and Affton — more than 150,000 residents of ...

Mehlville Board of Education passes 2020 blended tax rate

In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt in 2019, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved the 2020 blended tax rate at its annual tax rate hearing Monday, Sept. 28.  The Board of Education approved a blended tax rate of $3.8056, a slight increase from last year’s blended rate of $3.7994. The public hearing was held in-person with ca...

Green Park welcomes three new aldermen, as longtime President Fred Baras departs

Green Park City Hall as seen on Google Maps.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

The city of Green Park has installed three new aldermen — half the Board of Aldermen — in the past three months, following the municipal election in June and an appointment by the mayor. And as the city celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, one of the aldermen is a throwback to the city’s ...

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