Affton News

Lindbergh board places $105 million bond issue on April ballot

Pictured above: Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Lindbergh is hoping to use money from a $105 million bond to repair and rebuild the existing high school. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to place a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase

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Eden United Church of Christ dedicates new handicapped-accessible ramp

Entrances to Eden UCC now fully accessible Both entrances to Eden United Church of Christ, 8920 Eden Ave. in Affton, are now fully accessible after the church completed their new handicapped-accessible ramp last month. In August, the church unanimously voted to approve the construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible ramp to enter the church. 

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All schools in south county closing early ahead of storm

School closings have been announced in advance of a pending predicted snowstorm expected to start falling around noon Friday. Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District will close early Friday.  The Hancock Place School District, Bayless Schools and Affton School District will also release students two hours early. All activities at Mehlville schools this weekend

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Threat to Affton school didn’t happen, police say

Before the Affton School District got out for winter break last week, parents made social-media posts alleging a middle-school student was overheard making a threatening comment to another student on a bus. But the St. Louis County Police Department says it didn’t happen. “St. Louis County Police have investigated this claim and have found that

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Grant’s Farm done with elephants after all four die this year

Max, the last remaining Grant’s Farm elephant, died this month at the age of 14. Photo courtesy of Grant’s Farm. Grant’s Farm says it is done keeping elephants “at this time” after all four elephants living at the south county attraction died this year, including the young and seemingly healthy last remaining elephant, who died

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Mold temporarily relocates Affton precinct

The Affton Southwest Precinct, as seen when residents decorated the patrol car of fallen Officer Blake Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty in October 2016. Due to possible mold, the Affton Southwest Precinct has moved “for the foreseeable future” to a shopping plaza in Crestwood. The aging facility at 9928 Gravois

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Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws that require the

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Lindbergh board looks at a $105 million LHS bond issue

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Lindbergh High School would be almost completely rebuilt with a $105 million bond issue under a plan that the Lindbergh Board of Education advanced last week. The no-tax-increase bond issue would be refinanced from the district’s current bond debt and could appear on the ballot as soon as the

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