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Lindbergh to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting Jan. 7

Incoming Kennerly kindergarteners Andrew and Hailey enjoy the Popsicles that Principal Todd Morgan handed out.

December 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools will begin offering tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting in January, a turnabout from last year when the district wasn’t sure if it was possible. The district is the last in the state to hop on board with full-...

Incumbents see little opposition in south county’s first day of candidate filing

Incumbents see little opposition in south county's first day of candidate filing

December 12, 2018

This is a developing story, and will be updated as new candidates file. Stay tuned. So far, there are no competitive races in south county as candidate filing opened Tuesday for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors election slated for April 2, along with municipal offices and school boa...

Lindbergh to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting in January

Crestwood Elementary School teacher Ann Haberberger welcomes new Lindbergh kindergarten students to class on the first day of school, Aug. 16.

December 12, 2018

Lindbergh Schools will offer district funded full-day tuition-free kindergarten for all students beginning Jan. 7. Lindbergh is the last district in the state to not offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten. The Board of Education and administration discussed this transition and decided to move forward...

Lindbergh looks at ‘bond of the future’ for new Lindbergh High School

Lindbergh looks at ‘bond of the future’ for new Lindbergh High School

December 11, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd  News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education is looking at a “bond of the future” and what that means, and the initiative will likely revolve around the construction of a new or expanded high school. The Board of Education was set to discuss...

Protests organized outside Mercy South after flu shot firing

The new sign in front of the newly renamed Mercy Hospital South. Photo by Pat Dillon.

December 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Protesters took to Kennerly Road outside Mercy Hospital South — formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center — last week to protest the hospital’s decision to fire a nurse who refused to get a flu shot. In online videos, Nelia Abuchon said ...

Fitch calls for Bell to turn over Catholic Supply case to feds for death penalty

Tim Fitch, then a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 4, 2018

Former St. Louis County police Chief Tim Fitch, now set to take a seat on the County Council Jan. 1, called on the incoming county prosecutor to turn the Catholic Supply killing case over to federal authorities so that the killer can get the death penalty. Prosecutors charged Thomas Bruce, 53, of Imp...

Fitch set for new role as councilman

Pictured above: Tim Fitch speaks at a Republicans club meeting during his run for the St. Louis County Council.

November 28, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will have a new role serving the public starting in January after winning the Nov. 6 election for the 3rd District seat on the St. Louis County Council. Fitch, who ran as a Republican, will take...

SSM Health breaks ground on new Cardinal Glennon pediatric facility in south county

SSM Health executives ‘break ground’ on the new Cardinal Glennon pediatric
facility in Concord.

November 22, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callsnewspapers.com SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital broke ground on a new pediatric healthcare specialty services center in South St. Louis County last week. Students from Assumption Parish School and La Petite Academy joined SSM Health exe...

Parson appoints Schmitt to replace Hawley as attorney general

Parson appoints Schmitt to replace Hawley as attorney general

November 13, 2018

Gov. Mike Parson is appointing state Treasurer Eric Schmitt as Missouri’s next attorney general, to replace Josh Hawley when he moves to the U.S. Senate in January. Parson said in a news release after a press conference in Jefferson City Tuesday morning that he is “incredibly proud and pleased” to ap...

Sappington-Concord history is reprinted

Sappington-Concord history is reprinted

November 9, 2018

The Sappington-Concord Historical Society has had such demand for the local history book “Sappington-Concord, A History” that the original has been scanned and reprinted and is now available for sale. Most households in the neighborhood already own copies of the forest green, yearbook-sized book “S...

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