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Superintendent Chris Gaines asks supporters at a 2015 rally for Prop R to help him get out the vote so that he can hire reading coaches and keep experienced teachers in the district. Behind him are the Mehlville High School Pantherettes and the Oakville High School Golden Girls.

Gaines: Bond issues are a better way of financing for Mehlville facilities

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Mehlville School District voters will weigh in on the district’s first bond issue in nearly 30 years April 6. Voters will decide whether to approve Proposition S for “Safe Schools, Safe Kids,” a...

Marie Davis, left, and Christine Lieber.

Davis and Lieber are vying for Sunset Hills Ward 2 alderman

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Marie Davis and Christine Lieber are vying to replace Sunset Hills Ward 2 Alderman Steve Bersche in the upcoming election April 6. Davis, 73, 9405 Parklind Drive, is an entrepreneur who has been working...

With parents and a student sitting behind him socially distanced, Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines presents bond issue information to the Board of Education, including conceptual drawings, at
the Oct. 15 board meeting held in person at the Mehlville High School Library. The presentation was
‘very thorough,’ board President Kevin Schartner said. The meeting was also livestreamed.

If voters don’t approve bond issue, Mehlville’s tax rates won’t decrease

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 23, 2021

The Mehlville School District is asking voters to approve a bond issue April 6 to fund facilities upgrades around the district, but if voters decline to pass the bond issue, the tax levy will stay the...

Fred Daues, left, and Bruce Studer.

Two newcomers facing off in race for Ward 4 alderman in Sunset Hills

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

Read more questions and answers from candidates in the Feb. 25 issue of The Call. Two newcomers to public office are squaring off to replace Ward 4 Alderman Mark Colombo on the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen...

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

Mail-in voting expansion has expired, leaving fewer options for April election

February 12, 2021

With the April general municipal election six weeks away, the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissions is reminding voters that they will have fewer ways to vote compared to the elections held in...

Candidate drops off Lindbergh ballot, but district still has to pay for election to be held

Candidate drops off Lindbergh ballot, but district still has to pay for election to be held

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 11, 2021

Three candidates had filed for the Lindbergh Board of Education’s April 6 election for two seats at the time filing closed Jan. 20, but one of the candidates later dropped out. Current board President...

Sen. Scott Sifton speaks at the unveiling of the sign for Cloria Brown Memorial Highway on South Lindbergh Boulevard in South County Oct. 17, 2019. Dignitaries speaking about Brown at the event included Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, Sifton, D-Affton, and Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, Brown’s successor in the Legislature who introduced the legislation during the 2019 General Assembly to dedicate a portion of Lindbergh Boulevard in her honor.

Scott Sifton announces 2022 run for U.S. Senate, challenging Roy Blunt

February 8, 2021

Former Missouri Sen. Scott Sifton announced his bid Monday for the U.S. Senate in 2022, challenging U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. A former Affton school board member, Missouri state representative and senator representing...

MSD $500 million bond issue, Proposition Y, goes to St. Louis County and city voters in April

MSD $500 million bond issue, Proposition Y, goes to St. Louis County and city voters in April

February 4, 2021

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is asking voters in St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis to make a decision this spring on a $500 million bond issue that will increase wastewater rates...

Top 10 Stories of Year: Dominated by COVID-19, but other things happened

Top 10 Stories of Year: Dominated by COVID-19, but other things happened

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 30, 2021

It’s never been more obvious what the top story of a year was, as 2020 will always be remembered as the year a global pandemic stopped life as we know it everywhere. But South County also made national...

Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019.

April races set in cities, school boards

By Staff Report January 29, 2021

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for a number of governmental positions that are up for election April 6, setting up several competitive races across South County. One of the trends this year is that many...

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