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JB Telephone Museum hosts winter exhibit

Kermit, Star Wars, Gumby, Beetle Bailey, Trains, Planes and Automobiles – these are some of the telephones you’ll see at the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum in a special exhibit this winter. The telephone-themed museum is hosting a Character Telephone Exhibit that opened Jan. 5 and runs through March 31. The museum, at 12 Hancock Ave.

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St. Louis County offers free mammograms

Pictured above: The Siteman Cancer Research Mammogram van, courtesy of the Siteman Cancer Center. Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.   Women age 40 and over can get free mammograms today at the Kirkwood Recreation Center, 111 S. Geyer Road, 63122. Appointments begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 and conclude at 2 p.m. Mammograms are available

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Dark days behind, Kelsea Ballerini looks ahead

Pictured above: Kelsea Ballerini. Photo by Sarah Barlow. By Alan Sculley For the Call Kelsea Ballerini will open for Kelly Clarkson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave. Tickets start at $32. Going into her second album, country rising star Kelsea Ballerini didn’t know how the project would take

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Fitz’s opens second location in south county

St. Louis favorite Fitz’s Root Beer has a new home in south county after the company opened a second location at 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd. last week. The 220-seat restaurant, dubbed Fitz’s SoCo, is open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and

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Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Emails to the governor, a school superintendent, a county executive or a city

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Crestwood McDonald’s set for makeover

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood McDonald’s will be getting a makeover after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a plan last week for the fast-food restaurant to demolish and rebuild its current location at 9915 Watson Road, where it has been operating for 60 years. The Crestwood McDonald’s is a historic one, since

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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Chamber donates $4,400 to BackStoppers

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce donated $4,400 to the BackStoppers at LiUNA Event Center Dec. 18. From left, Andrew Bader presented the check to Kirkwood Fire Chief Jim Silvernail, who represented BackStoppers, Affton Chamber of Commerce President Steve Brotherton and Charles Lucier of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Silvernail is the son of the

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