Executive Editor, Call Newspapers

Democratic challenger Mantovani wants change in St. Louis County

Pictured above: Mark Mantovani talks to south county residents at his local office June 28. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Democratic candidate for county executive Mark Mantovani believes that if south county residents want to solve an array of problems they see in government at all levels, from wasted tax credits for redevelopment at

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Stenger makes the case to voters in his re-election bid

Above: County Executive Steve Stenger talks to the Tesson Ferry Democrats June 25, with club member Laura Metz in the background. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With less than a month to go before the Democratic primary showdown for county executive, incumbent County Executive Steve Stenger and his opponent

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Council, Stenger declare opioid epidemic an emergency

Above: County Executive Steve Stenger announces his declaration of a state of emergency around the opioid epidemic June 28, surrounded by health professionals including county Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan, left. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis County Council were at odds again last month,

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Lake assumes office as sixth-ever Lindbergh superintendent

Pictured above: Incoming Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School last week with current Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and Lindbergh High School Principal Eric Cochran. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools gets its sixth superintendent in its history this week as Tony Lake takes over from longtime Superintendent Jim Simpson. Lake

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Trakas could run for office again if judge finds he violated the Charter

Pictured above: Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If a St. Charles judge removes 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas from office, the local legislator could likely run again in a special election. St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar last week

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Retiring Simpson looks back on distinctive decade

Retiring Lindbergh superintendent Jim Simpson, who plays fiddle in a band on weekends, performs with the Lindbergh Strolling Strings at his retirement open house May 17, above. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com More than 10 years ago, Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson was sitting on his deck in Joplin, where he had served as superintendent

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Council asks for investigations of Stenger’s county leases

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The majority of the County Council recommended last week that the full council consider  asking for federal and state investigations into the county’s leases for a North County Government Center at the former Northwest Plaza mall. The move targeting County Executive Steve Stenger comes a little more than a

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MFPD first in county to roll out new paramedics

The newly announced paramedic unit poses in front of their ambulance. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District is the first fire district in St. Louis County to roll out a new community paramedic program to try to reduce chronic 911 calls from “high utilizers,” who

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Roby resigns; Kennedy is Crestwood’s new mayor

Crestwood got a new mayor last week, as Mayor Gregg Roby, above right, resigned effective 4:30 p.m. June 8, for health reasons. At that time, the president of the Board of Aldermen, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, above left, assumed office as acting mayor. He will serve in the position until a special election in

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