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All St. Louis County Library branches reopen with limited capacity, services

The Grant's View County Library at night.

June 26, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branches have reopened with limited capacity and limited services, while still offering curbside pickup for books and materials. Masks will be required, and the number of people allowed in the building will be enforced to encourage social distancing. Starting Friday, June 19, all branches reope...

This slaw is a unique make-ahead side dish

Whether made with green, red or orange peppers, this slaw is a flavorful summer favorite.

By Bill Milligan, For the Call

June 26, 2020

Growing up as the first generation American in an Irish family gave me plenty of time to contemplate alternatives to the cabbage and potatoes that were the staples in my Irish relatives’ diet before coming to America. This slaw recipe has evolved from my college apartment days. But I just can’t keep ...

Mehlville teachers organize ‘Black Lives Matter’ walk

Participants in the Oakville Black Lives Matter drive decorated their vehicles with posters and car paint to show their support.

June 25, 2020

There will be an anti-racism Black Lives Matter walk at Mehlville High School this Sunday. The walk, organized by a group of Mehlville School District teachers, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The family friendly walk will star...

Electoral College not found anywhere else for a reason, reader says

Letters to the editor

June 25, 2020

To the editor: I agree with most of Angie Dunlap’s Feb 20 letter, “National Popular Vote would allow more representation for residents.” Sometime I’d like to discuss with her and any other like-minded people ways that “We The People, in order to form a more perfect union...” could order ...

Crestwood mall reopened for development

Crestwood mall reopened for development

June 25, 2020

After a closed-session meeting of the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, the city announced that it will issue a request for proposals for redevelopment of the mall site, with an August deadline for new developers to respond. The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment fell through because of the COVID-...

Gregory is ‘very active and concerned’ as state legislator, writer says

Letters to the editor

June 25, 2020

I read with great interest and front-page positioning about Erica Hoffman challenging Rep. David Gregory again in the Missouri House 96th District. Rep. Gregory has been a very active participant in Jefferson City, to the point his law practice has suffered. She makes several claims about public schools. Citize...

Protesting in a pandemic: Missourians weigh the public health risks of confronting police brutality

Protesting in a pandemic: Missourians weigh the public health risks of confronting police brutality

By Claire Colby, Missouri Information Corps

June 25, 2020

In the days since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, crowds have gathered across the state and world to protest police brutality. This has raised some concerns about worsening the spread of COVID-19. St. Louis County officials have asked unmasked protestors to quarantine for two weeks. Pr...

Reader believes families will switch their children to home schooling

Letters to the editor

June 24, 2020

To the editor: After I read the March 26 Call article “Students are now on their own for classes,” I wanted to add a slightly different take on what Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines said. I began home-schooling my children in 1987 and did so from kindergarten through high-sc...

School officials had foresight in keeping Mehlville in higher reserves

Letters to the editor

June 24, 2020

To the editor: During my seven years working in the Mehlville School District communications department, I’d often hear people complain about the amount of money put into the district’s reserve fund. Former board member Rich Franz led the attacks, pushing to only keep the state minimum in the acc...

St. Louis County Library holds groundbreaking ceremony for new Eureka branch today

A rendering of the St. Louis County Library's new Eureka Hills Branch.

June 24, 2020

The St. Louis County Library will host a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a new, larger library branch in Eureka, expanding library service in a growing area of St. Louis County. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at 500 Workman Road in Eureka, Missouri. Mas...

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