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Other schools step up for students after Vatterott College closes

After Vatterott College suddenly closed all its campuses nationwide Monday, including its location in Sunset Hills, students are scrambling to figure out where to go for their education. The decision by the for-profit school came with no warning to students or employees. The “difficult decision has been made to close all Vatterott schools, effective immediately,”

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Nearly 800 coats distributed for children

Between 700 and 800 coats and other winter clothing were collected this year for St. Louis Public Schools students as part of a winter wear clothing drive, thanks in part to Lindbergh Schools. Dr. Mary Saale, who organized the drive, started the program over 20 years ago, collecting donated items from patients at her chiropractic

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Polar Express: Full steam ahead to the North Pole

It’s all aboard at Union Station this holiday season as children near and far head to the ‘North Pole’ on the Polar Express train inspired by the children’s book and movie. Above, Ivy Smith of Crestwood, 6, her brother Parker, 10, and their mother, Tara, meet ‘The Conductor.’ Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

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Tripping seniors helps make them steady

Pictured above: Beth Templin monitors her mother-in-law Cindi Templin’s reflex responses using sensors in the ActiveStep that feed data to a computer. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Tripping seniors could make them steadier on their feet — at least that’s the idea behind ActiveStep, a modified treadmill designed to help seniors

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