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‘Mehlville Listens’ seeks public discussion on strategic plan

The Mehlville School District is unveiling “Mehlville Listens,” the first five-year update to its first-ever strategic plan, and is asking for input from residents. Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, the district will be asking residents to share feedback about student preparation, teacher support, and effective and efficient operations. “We’re trying to get the community a

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Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed layout and location of the St. Louis Bomber’s rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Comments for and against the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club’s proposal for fields in Sunset Hills dominated the majority of the Board of Aldermen meeting last

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Trakas is under investigation for sexual harassment; he says allegations are ‘retaliatory’

Pictured above: Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto at an Ethics Committee hearing in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas. In a statement read to a reporter, Trakas said

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County permits delay Mehlville’s summer projects, new bleachers

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Mehlville High School might not be able to play its first home football game at home after difficulties with St. Louis County permits and old sprinkler pipes led to a delay for the replacement of the school’s new football stadium bleachers. At the Mehlville Board of Education meeting Aug.

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Trakas, Fitch reject lowering buffer for medical marijuana

Pictured above: HCI, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Update: At the Planning Commission’s Aug. 19 meeting, the commission voted to expand the buffer for all medical marijuana facilities to 1,000 feet.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County still doesn’t have zoning in place for marijuana

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