Election

Republicans take majority on council, elect Trakas as chair

Pictured above: 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after being named presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton, after former 5th District Councilman Sam Page’s ascent to county executive and 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby leaving to work for Page left the council without a chair or vice

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Better Together withdraws merger plan due to statewide vote, Stenger

Pictured above: Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring “Chancellor Mark Wrighton Day” in St. Louis County April 8 to honor Wrighton’s retirement as Washington University chancellor this summer, in a photo Stenger posted to his county executive Twitter account. A city-county merger for St. Louis is off the table, for now anyway. Better

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New Lindbergh High School could be built by 2023

Pictured above: Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which will be funded by the passing of Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd  News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com

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Lindbergh passes bond issue and Ryan re-elected to MFPD

Pictured above: Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center Tuesday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Staff Report  Voters approved two South County school district bond issues, including Lindbergh Schools’ Proposition R, in last week’s election. Ed Ryan defeated Fred Baumgarth to be re-elected to the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board

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