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Baumgarth challenges Ryan for Mehlville fire board seat

Pictured above: Ed Ryan (left) and Fred Baumgarth (right) By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter  eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Former firefighter Fred Baumgarth is challenging incumbent Ed Ryan for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in the election Tuesday, April 2. Baumgarth, 65, 9744 Green Park Road, is a retiree and a newcomer to

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Lindbergh Flyerettes come home with first championship in team’s history

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Lindbergh Flyerettes had a strong showing at the 2019 Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida, including the junior varsity team taking home a championship, a first in the 50-year history of the Flyerettes. “This was a really incredible year… Overall, this is probably one

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Pantherettes Dance Team accomplishes strong finish in top 10 at nationals

Pictured above: The Mehlville Pantherettes.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville High School Pantherettes dance team took home three top 10 rankings after competing in the National Dance Alliance high-school dance competition in Orlando, Florida, in February. The Pantherettes, who until recently had never competed in the pom and hip-hop categories before, finished

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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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