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Trakas says conflict-of-interest probe nothing more than ‘political witch hunt’

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announces last year that he is dropping charges against former Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer, who was accused of allegedly assaulting a Fenton bicyclist by hitting him with his car.

January 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A judge is considering whether 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, has a conflict of interest that could remove him from office, but Trakas believes the investigation is nothing more than a “political witch hunt.” ...

Incoming Lindbergh superintendent views position as ‘a destination job’

Incoming Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School last week with current Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and LHS Principal Eric Cochran. Lake will succeed Simpson, who is retiring June 30 after serving as superintendent for the past 10 years.

January 17, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Incoming Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake said he views his new position as “a destination job.” Lake, who currently serves as chief operations officer of the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan., will become Lindbergh’s...

Lindbergh band makes third appearance in Rose Parade

Lindbergh band makes third appearance in Rose Parade

January 11, 2018

Director of Bands David Wyss, right, leads the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day in this photo taken by band parent Trevor Collis. Wyss and his team followed in the footsteps of his predecessor and mentor, Director...

Wasinger won’t run again on County Council

Colleen Wasinger

January 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com One of the County Council members who represents part of south county is not running for re-election this year, opening up a potential battle for a seat that is rarely open. The legislator who represents Sunset Hills on the council, 3rd District...

Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

Lake named superintendent of Lindbergh Schools

Lindbergh Board of Education

January 8, 2018

Tony Lake has been selected to serve as superintendent of Lindbergh Schools, effective July 1. He currently serves as chief operations officer of the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan. “Dr. Lake was a clear frontrunner in an excellent pool of applicants, with a proven track record as...

Lindbergh board, administrators host clergy at annual breakfast

Lindbergh board, administrators host clergy at annual breakfast

January 6, 2018

Guests at this year’s Lindbergh Schools clergy breakfast, front row, from left, are: Billy Bommarito, St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church; Teguh Djaja and the Rev. Mark Revisky, Crestwood Christian Church; Senior Pastor Clegguart Mitchell, South County Bible Church; Pastor Jill Seagle, St. Thomas Hol...

De Soto family has New Year’s baby at St. Anthony’s for second time

De Soto family has New Year's baby at St. Anthony's for second time

January 5, 2018

A De Soto family had the first baby born at St. Anthony’s Medical Center for 2018, the second time the family had a New Year’s baby at St. Anthony’s. Audrey and Jacob Williams’ son, Wyatt Ott Williams, was born at 10:52 p.m. on Jan. 1, in St. Anthony’s Family Birth Center. He is 7 pounds,...

Carjacking at south county Target claimed by Facebook post didn’t happen

Carjacking at south county Target claimed by Facebook post didn't happen

January 4, 2018

A story circulating on Facebook about an alleged carjacking and assault at the south county Target appears to be false, police say. The St. Louis County Police Department could not find any record of an incident similar to the one described in a post that has spread across south county Facebook groups...

Mehlville School District students make their resolutions for 2018

Mehlville School District students make their resolutions for 2018

December 27, 2017

Rogers Elementary School students in the Mehlville School District offer the following resolutions for 2018: From Alyssa: To read more, to write better, to help people, to be the joy, to help with cleaning my room. From Max: I want to be healthier, stronger and I want to become a better hockey player becaus...

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