Area needs to incorporate ASAP to fend off city-county merger plan

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In response to a city-county merger, consider Houston, Texas, the largest city in square miles in the U.S. Why? Because that city annexes unincorporated municipalities and subdivision communities, in Harris and surrounding counties. Planned communities, like Clear Lake City and Kingwood, developed for NASA and Exxon primarily, never

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Flag Day is a good time to remember sacrifice

Marc Garcia plays the trumpet at a ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Carl Hendrickson For the Call I stood at attention, with my back straight, or as straight as an old man could, with my hand over my heart. I had arrived early to pick up our granddaughters from

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Lindbergh students sign for sports and arts

Lindbergh High School honored 43 students who committed to college athletic programs May 8 during a signing ceremony. Lindbergh High School celebrated 49 students committing to college programs during a special signing ceremony May 8. Six LHS students committed to college fine arts programs, and 43 committed to athletic programs. These students will attend 35

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Students raise money for teacher’s cruise

A local class of seventh-graders are raising money on GoFundMe to send their retiring teacher on a European cruise. The seventh-grade students at St. Simon the Apostle School in Green Park are hoping to raise $8,000 so that their history teacher, Robert Seitz, can go to Europe with his wife on a dream vacation. Seitz

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Three Mehlville students rank in MO 100

Three high-school seniors in Mehlville School District have been awarded 2019 Missouri Scholars 100 honors: Meredith Bayer, Oakville High School; Harrison Hong, Mehlville High School; and Morgan Murphy, Oakville High School. Missouri Scholars 100 honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2019. The selection is based primarily on a formula

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