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‘Modern day presidential’ social media use epic fail

‘Modern day presidential’ social media use epic fail

December 14, 2017

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com President Donald Trump has termed his use of social media “modern day presidential,” but we believe it’s unbecoming of the decorum of an esteemed office. Whether he’s mocking a foreign leader or calling for the firing of a Washin...

Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

December 7, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We used to think that Jay Nixon was the worst governor to serve Missouri. Quite frankly, we didn’t think Nixon could do any worse as governor than he did as attorney general, but his abysmal performance in the state’s top office...

UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen OK 2018 general fund, park and stormwater fund budgets

Crestwood City Hall

December 7, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt ordinances approving the city’s 2018 general fund and park and stormwater fund budgets. First readings of the ordinances approving the general fund and park and stormwater fund budgets were conducted Nov. 28 by aldermen. Ward 2 Alderman...

Lindbergh board to weigh approval of new health curriculum for district

A Lindbergh High School student speaks to the new Board of Education, including members Christy Watz and Matt Alonzo, right, at their first meeting about the student's experience in ThriVE Best Choice in middle school. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

December 6, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Final approval of a new health curriculum is scheduled to be considered next week by the Lindbergh Board of Education. As proposed, the health curriculum would no longer utilize the services of ThriVe St. Louis’ Best Choice Program...

Lindbergh school board to interview superintendent candidates today

Lindbergh Board of Education

December 3, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education is scheduled to meet in closed session today to begin interviewing candidates to succeed Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. Board members were set to meet from...

Second officer hired in Green Park

December 2, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Green Park Board of Aldermen voted unanimously last week to adopt an ordinance amending its agreement with the St. Louis County Police Department to add a second neighborhood police officer for the city. The city contracts with the county...

UPDATED: Crestwood board OKs capital improvement fund, sewer lateral fund budgets

Crestwood City Hall

November 30, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt ordinances approving the city’s 2018 capital improvement fund and sewer lateral fund budgets. Ward 3 Aldermen Jerry Miguel was absent. Aldermen also conducted first readings of ordinances approving the city’s 2018 general fund and...

Court Drive lawsuit seeks to overturn denial of commercial plan

Court Drive lawsuit seeks to overturn denial of commercial plan

November 30, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Roughly a year ago, Dr. George Despotis of Des Peres had the temerity to inform the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen that he is “not a commercial developer.” As readers may recall, we opined about the ridiculousness of the good doctor...

Lindbergh board proceeds with superintendent search

Lindbergh board proceeds with superintendent search

November 23, 2017

The Lindbergh Board of Education was scheduled earlier this week to meet in closed session to begin reviewing the applications of those who have applied to become the district’s new superintendent. Current Superintendent Jim Simpson announced in January 2016 that he will retire at the end of the 2...

Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

November 22, 2017

The city of Crestwood has made significant strides in making the salaries of its police and firefighters “very competitive in the region,” according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Representatives and supporters of the city’s Police and Fire departments jammed the city’s Aldermanic Chamber...

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