Concord News

Lindbergh board begins eyeing tax hike, superintendent search

With just weeks of experience, the new Lindbergh Board of Education is already pondering two of the most important decisions school board members make —  a tax-rate increase and the search for the next superintendent. At the annual “Lindbergh Traditions” workshop, designed to educate new board members about how Lindbergh traditionally functions and about the

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Pulte Group to pull out of market here entirely

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Homebuilder Pulte Group is pulling out of the St. Louis market entirely and dropping three projects in south county, including its contentious plan for villas on Court Drive in Sunset Hills. A spokeswoman for Pulte said that the developer will finish building its remaining projects, but is backing out

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South county citizens prepared for flooding

Lindbergh Schools misses three days; Mehlville calls off classes for two days   By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   The Meramec River reached near-record levels last week after hitting new highs in December 2015, but this time south county residents were more prepared. For the second time in 16 months, residents and businesses in

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Lindbergh Girl Scouts collect 45,000 personal-care items

Girl Scouts in the Lindbergh Schools community collected more than 45,000 personal-care items this month for women in need during the organization’s annual April Showers drive. April Showers is the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s largest service event. The personal care items were collected by 1,450 volunteers from all eight Lindbergh schools, and parochial schools

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Lindbergh teachers announce end of working to contract

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh teachers announced the end of working to contract last week, just after a union-backed slate of new members took over the majority of the Board of Education in the April 4 election. The teachers of the Lindbergh National Education Association, or LNEA, first announced they would work contract-only

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Toastmasters can aid your public-speaking skills

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson Do you have or do you know someone who has glossophobia — the fear of public speaking? This is the No. 1 fear often expressed by individuals — a fear even greater than the fear of death. Career success often depends upon how well one is able to express oneself.

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Hassler, Mehlville school board incumbents win April 4

Political newcomer Peggy Hassler was the top vote-getter in the April 4 election for the Mehlville Board of Education. Besides Hassler, current board President Samantha Stormer and current board Vice President Jean Pretto were elected to the three seats up for election. Hassler, a longtime school district volunteer, received 10,481 votes — 29.15 percent —

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