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New Lindbergh High School could be built by 2023

Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh
High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which will be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd  News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools supporters are celebrating voter approval of a bond issue to build a new Lindbergh High School, but the district has years of work ahead of it to make the new school a reality. Proposition R, a $105 million, 83-cen...

New ‘food locker’ outside Trautwein Elementary ensures that no student goes hungry

New ‘food locker’ outside Trautwein Elementary ensures that no student goes hungry

April 3, 2019

Trautwein Elementary and Oakville High have taken kindness to a new level and teamed up to help local families who are struggling to put food on their tables. They recognized that fellow students are going home hungry, with school lunch sometimes being the only filling meal they have each day. Their...

Call Newspapers South County Election Guide 2019 ✅ 🇺🇸

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

March 30, 2019

Subscribers to The Call's email newsletter received this election guide before anyone else in their inboxes Friday. To subscribe for free, click here.  Call Newspapers Election Guide 2019 ✅ 🇺🇸 It’s finally spring weather this week! But that also means that the April election is right around...

Mehlville Fire Protection District has lowest tax rate in St. Louis County for 13th year in a row

Secretary Ed Ryan reconvenes the meeting with the payment of bills. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County this year for the 13th year in a row. The Board of Directors set its 2018 tax rate — which governs how much tax taxpayers paid Dec....

DeAndre Thomas named new principal of Kennerly Elementary

An incoming Kennerly kindergartener slides at 'Popsicles with the Principal' last year on the school's playground.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 14, 2019

Former Truman Elementary School educator DeAndre Thomas will return to Lindbergh Schools as the newest principal of Kennerly Elementary School, effective July 1. The Lindbergh Board of Education unanimously voted to hire him for the position Tuesday. He will replace current Principal Todd Morgan, wh...

Better Together provides answers at first town hall, but maybe not the ones crowd wanted

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Attendees at the first Better Together town hall last week got some answers about the proposed St. Louis city-county merger — but maybe not the ones they wanted. The second of eight town-hall meetings from Better Together happens at 6 p.m. Thursday...

Derik Scott places second in Titan Games

Derik Scott

March 13, 2019

Derik Scott, the Lindbergh High School alumnus who competed in the premier season of NBC and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s "The Titan Games," took second place in the finale as the show closed out its first season. The former Lindenwood University three-time All-American diver took second in the final ...

Women in History: Enid Barnes has made history come to life at Sappington House for last five decades

Enid Barnes. Photo Courtesy of the Sappington-Concord Historical Society.

March 13, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Enid Chandler Barnes has been a volunteer at the Sappington House in Crestwood for the past 50 years, and today she’s working to get back to her post to keep its history alive and relevant. Barnes, 90, of Riverview Drive in Sunset Hills, started ...

Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by a former MFPD firefighter, Fred Baumgarth. Voters...

Zoning hearing on Telegraph senior housing, Children’s Hospital facility set for Monday

Zoning hearing on Telegraph senior housing, Children's Hospital facility set for Monday

March 9, 2019

The county Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on several potential developments in south county, including a senior-housing facility along Telegraph Road and a new 80,000-square-foot facility proposed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University. The planning pane...

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