Affton News

Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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Chamber donates $4,400 to BackStoppers

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce donated $4,400 to the BackStoppers at LiUNA Event Center Dec. 18. From left, Andrew Bader presented the check to Kirkwood Fire Chief Jim Silvernail, who represented BackStoppers, Affton Chamber of Commerce President Steve Brotherton and Charles Lucier of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Silvernail is the son of the

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Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout Monday at the Cheshire Inn, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda

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Doug Beck is running to succeed Sifton in Missouri Senate

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, announced Wednesday that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Senate in the 1st Missouri Senate District in 2020. The district is currently represented by Sen. Scott Sifton, who is

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Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

Pictured above: St. Louis County police and first responders from the Affton Fire Protection District gather outside an apartment complex  in October after it was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a

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Contract for new Affton precinct finalized

Pictured above: The Sappington Garden Shop advertises its store closing sale on Saturday, Nov. 10. The store closed in November and the property will be used for the new Affton Southwest Precinct. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd  News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  St. Louis County finalized a deal to relocate the Affton Southwest Precinct from Affton

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Belmar: Combine city and county police and keep city departments

Pictured above: Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the St. Louis County Police Department’s new special response unit in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In the wake of increased attention on potential efforts to combine St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one through a

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St. Louis County officer hit by car, injured on Interstate 55

Pictured above: St. Louis County police from the Affton Southwest Precinct and first responders investigate a fire in October. Photo by Erin Achenbach. A St. Louis County police officer was hit by a car and injured on Interstate 55 in south county Monday morning while responding to an earlier accident. The officer, who was outside

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Better Together plans a city-county merger

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road during the 2018 Primaries. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is

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