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Tucker close to one year on the job; still no audits

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com County Auditor Mark Tucker is fast approaching his one-year anniversary of employment, but we question whether taxpayers have received their money’s worth for his $85,000 salary. Tucker, who began his duties March 6, has yet to produce a single audit. That’s right, after nearly a year

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Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to purchase a rescue boat at a cost of over $35,000. Chief Brian Hendricks recommended the board approve the purchase of the rescue boat from Troutt & Sons Inc. of St. James at a cost of $35,135. “… We service approximately 21 nautical

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Council makes correct call by changing meeting time

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We’ve been critical of the County Council under the leadership of Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, but we believe council members should be commended for their decision to change their meetings to a later time. Beginning Tuesday — after the Call went to press — the

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District fortunate to have a leader like Gaines

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s certainly not a news flash that one of the major problems the Mehlville School District has experienced since the early 2000s is the turnover in the district’s top leadership position. The lack of tenure in the superintendent’s post resulted in the district becoming complacent with

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Crestwood board continues hearing on MSD rezoning requests

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will continue a public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 27, on rezoning requests for two properties on Pardee Lane. Aldermen opened a public hearing on the rezoning requests at their Jan. 23 meeting, but voted unanimously to continue the hearing until later this month. The city’s

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Revis apparent winner in race for 97th District House seat

Democrat Mike Revis of Fenton is the apparent winner of today’s special election to fill the 97th Missouri House District seat, according to unofficial results. Revis received 1,787 votes — 51.558 percent — while Republican David Linton of Fenton garnered 1,679 votes — 48.442 percent. Revis will replace Rep. John McCaherty, R-Fenton, who resigned Sept.

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Officials make correct call in delaying board meeting

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s no secret that we believe transparency in the city of Crestwood has taken a huge hit under City Attorney Lisa Stump of Lashly & Baer. Stump’s overly broad interpretation of Sunshine Law exemptions that permit meetings and documents to be closed from the public flies

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