Election

Organizers optimistic about effort to recall Oakville councilman

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Organizers of the campaign to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, say their signature drive is going so well that they believe they will collect enough signatures to spur an election on whether to recall the councilman. “This is going to be on the ballot,” said Garrett Webb,

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South county native seeks Democratic nod to challenge Wagner

A south county native has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, in the 2nd Congressional District. Mark Osmack, a fourth-generation St. Louisan, was born and raised in south county. He attended public schools and graduated from Lindbergh High School before attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. During

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Pretto announces intent to seek 94th District seat

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Board of Education Vice President Jean Pretto is running as a Democrat for the 94th District Missouri House seat currently held by Rep. Cloria Brown, R-Lemay, in 2018. Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, announced Pretto was running at a legislative wrap-up hosted by several south county Democratic organizations last

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Lindbergh board begins eyeing tax hike, superintendent search

With just weeks of experience, the new Lindbergh Board of Education is already pondering two of the most important decisions school board members make —  a tax-rate increase and the search for the next superintendent. At the annual “Lindbergh Traditions” workshop, designed to educate new board members about how Lindbergh traditionally functions and about the

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Kolb, her supporters spend $42,000 in effort to oust Hilmer

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors candidate Jane Kolb and her supporters spent nearly $42,000 in their unsuccessful effort to oust Chairman Aaron Hilmer in the April election. Kolb’s committee, Vote for Jane Kolb, raised $5,527.94 and spent $5,524.94, according to a post-election report filed with the Missouri

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Many voters fail to exercise civic duty in April 4 election

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com   Voter turnout for this year’s April election was better than last year, but many south county residents still failed to exercise their civic duty. Crestwood voters led south county in turnout for the April 4 election, as they considered a 45-cent tax-rate increase and the

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Lindbergh teachers announce end of working to contract

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh teachers announced the end of working to contract last week, just after a union-backed slate of new members took over the majority of the Board of Education in the April 4 election. The teachers of the Lindbergh National Education Association, or LNEA, first announced they would work contract-only

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Hassler, Mehlville school board incumbents win April 4

Political newcomer Peggy Hassler was the top vote-getter in the April 4 election for the Mehlville Board of Education. Besides Hassler, current board President Samantha Stormer and current board Vice President Jean Pretto were elected to the three seats up for election. Hassler, a longtime school district volunteer, received 10,481 votes — 29.15 percent —

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