Concord News

Flyers knock off Panthers 49-14; will face Kirkwood tonight

By Robert Chalupny For the Call The Lindbergh High School varsity football team shored up its first win of the 2017 playoffs Friday night, knocking off the Mehlville Panthers 49-14. The 9-1 Flyers are in the midst of their best season in recent years. In their win over the 2-8 Panthers, Lindbergh scored four touchdowns

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Campaign strategy firm primarily funding Trakas recall

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The first campaign-finance report documenting the finances behind the effort to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, shows the effort is mostly bankrolled by a campaign strategy firm based in St. Louis city. The Voices of District 6 political-action committee, or PAC, is gathering more than 14,000 signatures

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Panthers come back to defeat Tigers

By Robert Chalupny For the Call Not unexpectedly, the visiting team upset the home crowd Friday night in the annual high school football showdown between Oakville and Mehlville. Both teams have struggled this season, but the Panthers visited Tiger country and despite giving up 12 points to open the game, they battled back and silenced

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Operation October to benefit USO of Missouri underway

The fifth annual Operation October to benefit the USO of Missouri is underway. Please join local banks, credit unions and Call Newspapers in an effort to fill the wish list for military families this Thanksgiving. The October drive provides Thanksgiving meals — everything except the turkey — for active military families in this area. Wish

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Legislator representing south county resigns to pursue Jefferson County executive post

One of south county’s state legislative seats is now vacant after its Jefferson County-based legislator resigned to pursue election as Jefferson County’s county executive. Rep. John McCaherty, R-High Ridge, resigned from his 97th District legislative seat Sept. 15, he announced on social media. McCaherty’s district is mostly comprised of Jefferson County, but also includes Fenton

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Organizers optimistic about effort to recall Oakville councilman

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Organizers of the campaign to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, say their signature drive is going so well that they believe they will collect enough signatures to spur an election on whether to recall the councilman. “This is going to be on the ballot,” said Garrett Webb,

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Gaines recaps changes, looks to district’s future

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com In his third annual Mehlville State of the District address last week, Superintendent Chris Gaines recapped the many headline-grabbing changes in the district last year and what could be in store for students from the smaller behind-the-scenes changes he expects this year. Unlike Gaines’ packed-house discussion of Proposition R

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Coming off first win, Mehlville faces Lindbergh tonight

The Mehlville Panthers football team has been struggling this season, starting 0-4, but picked up its first win last week over Seckman in the Panthers’ annual Homecoming game. And tonight Mehlville will face one of its longstanding rivals, Lindbergh, which has started the season 4-0. “My focus for the kids and what I’m trying to

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