Concord News

Lindbergh administrators receive pay raises totaling 3 percent for 2017-2018 school year

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com |Lindbergh Schools administrators, including Superintendent Jim Simpson, received a 3-percent salary increase for the 2017-2018 school year. The 3-percent raise for administrators is the same average salary increase teachers and classified staff received. Simpson is being paid $278,984, up from the $270,858 he earned for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Despite vote, MetroLink probe may not occur

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A County Council vote calling for an independent investigation into surveillance videos that appear to show police officers on MetroLink duty covering up cameras and slacking on the job does not necessarily mean that the investigation will actually happen. Police packed the council chambers at the July 25 meeting

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Kennerly students read to homeless dogs

Jessica Dimitro’s fifth-grade Kennerly Elementary School class recently read books to homeless dogs as part of the Humane Society of Missouri’s Shelter Buddies program. Reading to dogs reduces their anxiety, making them more adoptable, and helps children grow more confident. Above, Nicole Thomas reads a dog a book about former Humane Society puppy Trooper.

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Mehlville superintendent takes oath as president-elect of national group

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines is in line to serve as the next leader of the nation’s largest superintendents’ organization after he was sworn in last week as president-elect of The School Superintendents’ Association, or AASA. Gaines was sworn in July 11 by Alton Frailey, retired superintendent of the Katy

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Concord resident asks thieves to return statue

A Concord resident is asking the thieves who stole a 150-pound concrete statue of a lawn jockey from his front porch to return it. Anthony Caruso of the 4600 block of Littlebury Drive told the Call the concrete statue was stolen in mid-June from his porch. A second identical concrete statue of a lawn jockey

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St. Anthony’s honors scholarship winners

St. Anthony’s honored the 20 members of the Class of 2017, including seven south county students, who earned college scholarships funded by the Boniface Foundation. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Belmin Husic of south county, a Lindbergh High School graduate who will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia; Anna Lang of Oakville, a Nerinx Hall

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Financial condition of fire district solid, auditor tells board

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District remains in sound financial condition, with the district’s net position increasing by nearly $1.9 million during fiscal 2016. The Board of Directors voted unanimously June 28 to approve the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, audited by Hochschild, Bloom & Co., for the fiscal year

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‘Principals at the Pool’ event makes a splash

More than 50 Kennerly Elementary School students and their families enjoyed the coolest play date ever when they attended ‘Principals at the Pool’ at the Sunset Hills Community Center. Instead of sweating on the playground, these students splashed and played, and everyone had a chance to say hello to Principal Todd Morgan, above, and new

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Silver Beaver Award presented to Scouting volunteers

Scouting volunteers Tom Zuener of Concord and Gil Kauffmann of House Springs recently were honored with the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver Award, presented by the Boy Scouts of America’s Greater St. Louis Area Council, is the highest recognition a Boy Scout council can award to volunteers, according to a news release. The award

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