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Sunset Hills’ 2018 budget termed stable by Sterman

January 4, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills’ 2018 budget is stable, just as City Administrator Eric Sterman described last year’s budget. The $13.4 million budget, up from $10.6 million last year, is balanced on the operating side with a $5,000 surplus. It gives employees...

County executive faces two primary opponents

County executive faces two primary opponents

January 3, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The biggest political event of 2018 in St. Louis County is almost sure to be what is shaping up to be a three-way race for the county executive’s seat in the August Democratic primary. County Executive Steve Stenger, a Democrat, announced h...

First female county police officer honored

First female county police officer honored

January 2, 2018

The first female officer in the county Police Department, Affton resident Winona ‘Jean’ Schrieber, 91, celebrates the 60th anniversary of her first day Dec. 21 with current officers, from left: Emily Wolfram, Melody Quinn, Lt. Diane Leonard, Schrieber, Capt. Melissa Webb, Dawn Neuman and Detective Lau...

Sunset Hills officials outline concerns on hotel proposed for Days Inn site

January 2, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills elected officials have been more outspoken lately about why they might reject a new hotel at the site of the current Days Inn, noting that whatever is built there will last for decades and they want to get it right. At the request...

Trakas zoning bill approved in one week rather than three weeks

Trakas zoning bill approved in one week rather than three weeks

December 30, 2017

In an effort to get a new business up and running by Christmas, 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, took the rare step of moving a zoning bill from introduction to final passage in one week rather than three. At Trakas’ request, the County Council unanimously approved legislati...

Murphy suggests pilot program to boost Mehlville’s test scores

Murphy suggests pilot program to boost Mehlville’s test scores

December 27, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District officials are looking at ways to add second teachers to classrooms that are posting the lowest test scores in the district. The latest bid to improve the district’s statewide math scores comes from Board of Education...

Council cuts $31 million from 2018 county budget

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

December 26, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council finalized a 2018 county budget last week that cuts $31 million from the $696 million budget requested by County Executive Steve Stenger — a move more about governing style than actual budget cuts. The council passed the...

Mehlville, Oakville highs set to return to block schedule

Mehlville, Oakville highs set to return to block schedule

December 21, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District’s short-lived foray away from high-school block scheduling went so wrong that it could serve as a cautionary tale of how not to roll out a new program in the future. That was the verdict of Board of Education...

Council moves to slash $31 million from Stenger’s 2018 budget

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

December 19, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Update: The County Council granted final approval to the 2018 budget with the $31 million in slashed spending at its meeting Dec. 19. The County Council took steps last week to slash $31 million from County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposed...

Mehlville schedule committee urges return to block schedule

Mehlville schedule committee urges return to block schedule

December 14, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com After more than a year of discussion on how to change the schedule at Oakville and Mehlville high schools, a Mehlville School District committee is recommending that the schools go back to the original block schedule. The Schedule Review Committee...

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