All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 15, 1993 Experts are warning flood victims to use caution when returning to their homes after flood waters begin to recede. National Weather Service expects the Meramec, Missouri and Mississippi rivers to crest Saturday. As flood waters recede into the Mississippi and Meramec rivers, animals as well

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Suspects still at large after armed carjacking in Affton

Police are searching for suspects in an armed carjacking in Affton early Tuesday. A victim’s car was taken at gunpoint around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 9800 block of Paul Revere Drive, behind the Heritage Estates apartment complex in Affton. Police described the suspects as two black males wearing all dark clothing. There were no

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Proportional voting could solve the Electoral College

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson The Electoral College has been a topic of discussion ever since the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump won with a majority of the Electoral College, but not the popular vote. To many this seems unfair. The Electoral College is a body of electors established by the U.S. Constitution, constituted every

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Affton Days held this weekend; features food trucks instead of festival

Pictured above: Parade watchers get ready for the 2018 Affton Days parade. Photo courtesy of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. The annual Affton Community Days parade, barbecue and “Food Trucks on Parade” will take place this Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s theme is “Affton Gives Back.” Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their entries with nonperishable

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Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their “Patriot Day” first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11. “It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,” the school wrote on its Facebook page. Among

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Board of Electors will review city-county ties

Originally published July 26, 1990 as a sidebar to an article on the Board of Freeholders/Board of Electors that was constituted in 1990. Aides to St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford Saturday announced the names of the nine-member Board of Electors. The time and date of the first meeting will be announced Friday, said Dee Joyner,

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Board of Electors will pass on county reorganization

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 26, 1990 (with a sidebar listing the Board of Freeholders appointees) County Executive H.C. Milford last week asked appointees to a new Board of Electors not to propose another reorganization of St. Louis County. Missouri Supreme Court officials last month ordered Milford to appoint electors to replace

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‘Mehlville Listens,’ holds a public forum

The Mehlville School District is working on “Mehlville Listens,” the first five-year update to its first-ever strategic plan, and is asking for input from residents in person, starting next week. The first listening session centered around feedback on the strategic plan will take place: • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30-8 p.m., Bernard Middle School, 1054 Forder

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