Concord News

Competitive elections set for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville

Pictured above: Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Candidate filing began last week for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and

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The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A Mehlville School District teacher got international attention for an assignment asking students to “set your price for a slave,” but the parent who objected does not want to see her fired. A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary in Oakville is on paid administrative leave after giving students an

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All South County schools call off due to expected storm Monday

All South County schoolchildren will get a snow day Monday, with districts already calling off classes in advance of a pending winter storm expected to continue Monday. Mehlville, Lindbergh, Affton, Bayless, Hancock school districts and the Special School District are all closing due to snowfall and anticipated ice. The Mehlville School District has called off

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Class assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’ gets international attention

Pictured above: The question about slaves on a class assignment handed out at Blades Elementary last week. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is getting international attention for a Blades Elementary assignment in which a teacher asked students to “set your price for a slave.” A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary

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Enter South County’s annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest

The deadline to enter your home in the annual South County-wide Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest is fast approaching. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 9, to enter the annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest sponsored by Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Oakville, Handyman True Value Hardware in Oakville and Call Newspapers. Past winners have been located throughout South

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Three Lindbergh incumbents will run again in 2020

Pictured above: Lindbergh Board of Education members, left to right, Cathy Carlock Lorenz, Matt Alonzo and Christy Watz, will run for re-election to the board in April. All three were elected to their first term in April 2017. Filing opens Dec. 17. Cathy Carlock Lorenz (Lindbergh High School 1988) is a former LHS teacher and

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