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Women in History: Jessica Grib is a survivor who now helps others

Women in History: Jessica Grib is a survivor who now helps others

Bill Milligan and Erin Achenbach

March 11, 2020

Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but the birth of Concord resident Jessica Grib’s second child proves that sometimes it takes a village to save the mother. Grib survived massive heart failure after giving birth to her second child in 2016, something her doctors called a “miracle.”...

Women in History: For decades, Earlene Judd lived to serve

Women in History: For decades, Earlene Judd lived to serve

March 5, 2020

By Bill Milligan For the Call Former South County legislator Earlene Judd served the state of Missouri from the early 1980s until her death in December 2019 with a sense of humor and goodwill. Judd began her career of public service in 1981 after Missouri legislators discovered the former District...

Nominate someone local as a South County ‘Woman in History’

Nominate someone local as a South County ‘Woman in History’

February 11, 2020

March is National Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, and The Call is looking for local nominees for our "Women in History" series. We’re looking for women who have made the world around them a better place, ordinary women who have made extraordinary contrib...

Mehlville students at Blades are looking forward with 2020 New Year’s resolutions

Mehlville students at Blades are looking forward with 2020 New Year’s resolutions

December 26, 2019

Blades Elementary fourth-graders came up with New Year’s resolutions they’ll work on this year. Connor — My resolution is to work better. Ulpiana — I want to try to be more creative. For example, I want to draw more kinds of animals and other organisms. Another example is that I am going t...

Lindbergh students looking to New Year’s ‘revolution’ with resolutions

Lindbergh students looking to New Year’s ‘revolution’ with resolutions

December 26, 2019

Concord Elementary School fourth-grade students in the classes of Anne Gastreich and Becky Joy at Lindbergh Schools offer these New Year’s resolutions. Robbie — My New Year’s resolutions are playing more lacrosse with my dad, to get better at math, to get better at pool, and to be nicer to my ...

Read South County students’ 2019 Letters to Santa

Read South County students’ 2019 Letters to Santa

December 24, 2019

Tonight's the big night! Christmas Eve, the night many children wait for all year. Like always, NORAD will be tracking Santa worldwide from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. At 4 a.m. Mountain Time through midnight, call the number 1-877-HI-NORAD and a volunteer will tell you where Santa...

Bearded dragon tops the wish list that Trautwein students send to Santa

Bearded dragon tops the wish list that Trautwein students send to Santa

December 19, 2019

The classes of Jeni Granda and Camie Hardin send these letters to Santa   Dear Santa: Okay here’s the deal Santa, Lemon and I have been watching the house, and me. Anyway I know I’ve already sent 1 letter but this is class assigned so I’ve gotta. Plus, Lemon told me I was very good and this is actually good beca...

‘When did you start dating Mrs. Claus?’ among South County’s questions to Santa

‘When did you start dating Mrs. Claus?’ among South County’s questions to Santa

December 19, 2019

All Rogers Elementary School second-grade students got a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.   Dear Santa: Thank you for the hard work. You are super nice. I want some crystals, gemstones and rocks. And a space shuttle to Mars. Your friend, Owen Dear Santa: What does Mrs. Claus do? How do you deliver all over the world in one night? Do you get a vacation and when? What is your favorite kind of cookie? When is your birthday? Your friend, Kathrin Dear Santa: I am going to tell you my Christmas list just so you know. I want an iPhone and a really big Lego set. And a really...

Lindbergh is no longer writing Santa letters

Lindbergh is no longer writing Santa letters

December 17, 2019

Students from Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District have written Santa letters that have appeared in The Call since 2007, but this year Lindbergh officials decided that students in their schools would not participate because not every child celebrates Christmas. “We have an equity committee that h...

Grad Salute: Mehlville High School Class of 2019

Grad Salute: Mehlville High School Class of 2019

June 1, 2019

397 students will graduate from Mehlville High School at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Chaifetz Arena. Congratulations Mehlville School seniors for a terrific achievement! Students in Mehlville High School’s graduating class were awarded more than $6.7 million in scholarships this year. MHS graduates...

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