Concord News

MFPD continuing to offer citizens superior service

The Mehlville Fire Protection District continues to improve how emergency medical service is delivered to its residents. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given how MFPD officials have been striving since 2005 to enhance the services the district offers to residents. In the fall of 2005 the department launched its advanced life support pumper program,

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Entire Mosaic student body assists in ribbon-cutting ceremony

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The entire student body from Mosaic Elementary helped cut the ribbon on the school at its recent grand opening, just days before the first days of class in a school unlike any other in the region. The only thing old about the Mehlville School District’s brand-new school of innovation,

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GOP groups show support for Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support Saturday for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The

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Mehlville School District voters won’t see tax measure until 2020

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines does not envision the Mehlville Board of Education asking voters for more money until 2020 at the earliest, when voters could be asked if they want to continue levying the Proposition P tax-rate increase first approved in 2000. That 49-cent tax-rate increase — now 51 cents

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Mehlville searches for first victory Friday at Hazelwood East

By Robert Chalupny For the Call Mehlville dropped its second straight game Friday night, falling 34-14 to Pattonville. In the season opener, Francis Howell defeated the Panthers 49-14. Jared Smith and Jai’ryn Pruitt both tallied scores for the Panthers in the loss to Pattonville. This Friday, Mehlville will host Hazelwood East, which is coming off

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School board eyes search for successor to Simpson

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education soon will embark on the search for the successor to Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. We wish school board members the best of luck in their search, as they have some big

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Train derailment shuts down Interstate 55

Update Sunday, Aug. 27: The St. Louis County Police Department reports that all lanes of Interstate 55 and subsequent ramps have reopened following Saturday afternoon’s train derailment over I-55, between Butler Hill Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard. Below is the Call’s previous coverage of the derailment: All northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 55 are

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Total Eclipse 2017: No shortage of events for total eclipse

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As the path of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse crosses directly through south county next week, schools, residents and government agencies are gearing up for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The moon will block the sun Monday, Aug. 21, blazing a path of totality from Oregon

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