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Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

Check out these classic Most Misguided Quotes

Check out these classic Most Misguided Quotes

January 4, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The end of 2017 also saw the end of the fourth quarter of the year, which provided a bounty of candidates for the Call’s Most Misguided Quotes in which we chronicle the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the ye...

Declining Mehlville test scores cost of losing 2010 tax-rate hike

Declining Mehlville test scores cost of losing 2010 tax-rate hike

December 28, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Call’s Opinions page recently has hosted a great deal of debate about the Mehlville School District’s state test scores. We’ve seen a lot of finger pointing in an effort to assign blame for the scores, which showed some imp...

High number of tax protests could negatively impact Lindbergh

December 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools officials are seeing a “high number” of tax protests this year that, if successful, could negatively impact the district’s finances by $500,000 to $750,000. The Board of Education recently voted unanimously to adopt...

Crestwood aldermen give final approval to 2018 budget

Crestwood City Hall

December 22, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 last week to adopt ordinances approving the city’s 2018 general fund and park and stormwater fund budgets. With the adoption of the two ordinances, approval of the 2018 budget is complete. Ward 2 Alderman Mary Stadter was absent from the Dec. 12 meeting. First...

Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

December 21, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Hardly a day goes by without someone asking about the status of UrbanStreet Group of Chicago’s roughly $104.3 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza at Watson and Sappington roads. While demolition appears to be...

Health curriculum, including sex ed, OK’d for Lindbergh

December 20, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously last week to give final approval to a new health curriculum that will no longer utilize the services of ThriVe St. Louis’ Best Choice Program for middle school sex education. Approval...

UPDATED: Lindbergh school board to continue superintendent search discussions Monday

UPDATED: Lindbergh school board to continue superintendent search discussions Monday

December 16, 2017

The Lindbergh Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday in closed session to continue its superintendent search discussions. Board members will meet at 5 p.m. in the Professional Development Rooms at the Administration Building, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The board met in closed session Saturday...

UPDATED: Lindbergh school board OKs revised 2017-2018 budget

Lindbergh Board of Education

December 16, 2017

The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a revised budget for the 2017-2018 school year that projects a surplus of nearly $43,000. The revised budget projects revenues of $72,141,226 with anticipated expenditures totaling $72,098,377 — a surplus of $42,849. Look for...

UPDATED: Crestwood board OKs $5,000 pay hike for Simpson

Crestwood City Hall

December 15, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt an ordinance approving a $5,000 salary increase for City Administrator Kris Simpson. Ward 2 Alderman Mary Stadter was absent. The ordinance was adopted with no discussion as part of the board’s consent agenda, along with several o...

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