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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...

A rendering of a home model in the proposed development.

Neighbors start petition against new 26-acre subdivision in Oakville

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 25, 2021

Land at the southern end of Telegraph Road in Oakville near Jefferson County is once again being eyed for a large new subdivision, but even with the historic Fine-Eiler House on the property torn down,...

Our Call: No guts, no ‘Glory’ as the vaccine rollout divides Missouri

Our Call: No guts, no ‘Glory’ as the vaccine rollout divides Missouri

February 25, 2021

Former Rep. Carl Hendrickson writes in his column this week about the tradition of honoring students with the “Glory of Missouri” awards, embodied by the 14 virtues that “make a people great” commemorated...

A lawsuit argued that only state health director Dr. Randall Williams, seen here last week with Gov. Mike Parson, had the power to shut down businesses in Missouri.

Parson hints COVID vaccine eligibility will soon expand, including teachers

By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent February 25, 2021

Gov. Mike Parson said he’ll make an announcement Thursday on “moving forward on the vaccine phases,” citing an anticipated boost to the state’s vaccine supply following the expected authorization...

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

Affton School District moves to virtual learning today after districtwide network outage

February 25, 2021

All students in the Affton School District will have a virtual learning day again today, Thursday, Feb. 25, after an “unforeseen network outage” hit every school in the district before school started...

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...

The St. Louis County Police Department and the Mehlville Fire Protection District are shown at the scene of the fire at the vacant building that was once Eime Hardware Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

Fire at former Eime Hardware store looked serious, but results in little damage

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 24, 2021

Fire agencies from throughout the area responded over the weekend to a fire at the vacant building at 11500 Concord Village Ave. that was once Eime Hardware store and more recently a pawn shop, but the...

Alex Garcia, right, and his wife, Carly, meet with U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, left, at the church in Maplewood where he lived last week. She gave the Garcias a copy of her private bill to give him permanent residency in the U.S.

Man living in St. Louis County church leaves after immigration officials say they won’t deport him

February 24, 2021

Alex Garcia, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras who has been living in a Maplewood church for more than three-and-a-half years to avoid deportation, left the church at 3 p.m. Wednesday after federal...

Death of woman found in Crestwood creek believed to be a 'tragic accident'

Death of woman found in Crestwood creek believed to be a ‘tragic accident’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

The body of a 79-year-old woman was found in a creek in Crestwood Tuesday near the intersection of Watson Road and Blackthorn Drive. The Crestwood Police Department believes the death was an accident,...

‘Glory of Missouri’ lives on in past students

‘Glory of Missouri’ lives on in past students

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call February 24, 2021

During a thunderstorm in February 1911, lightning struck the Missouri Capitol dome.  The ensuing fire destroyed much of the building. When the Capitol building was reconstructed, the decorating committee...

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