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Gregory, Hoffman square off again for Missouri House 96th District

From left to right; Rep. David Gregory and Erica Hoffman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

September 25, 2020

David Gregory, a Republican attorney, is running for re-election in the 96th Missouri House District Tuesday, Nov. 3, and is being challenged once again by Democrat Erica Hoffman, a stay-at-home mother and community volunteer. Hoffman and Gregory previously faced off for the 96th District seat in 2018. In that race, Hoffman, the first Democrat to run in the 96th District in eight years, lost to Gregory ...

Groundbreaking ceremony for new Lindbergh High School happens today

An aerial rendering of the new Lindbergh High School, facing Lindbergh Boulevard.

September 25, 2020

Lindbergh Schools administrators and Board of Education members will join Lindbergh High School students and staff on Friday to break ground on a state-of-the-art new Lindbergh High School that will provide flexible learning opportunities for generations of future students. The ceremony is not open to th...

Lindbergh middle schoolers will return to school in person in two weeks

Students arrive at Long Elementary School for the first day of classes Thursday, Aug. 27.  Mason Drinnin, above, was excited for his first day of first grade, with teachers lined up behind him to welcome students in person.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 24, 2020

With all Lindbergh Schools elementary students now attending school in person, all middle-school students will follow in two weeks. The Thursday announcement from Superintendent Tony Lake means that all students in Lindbergh will be attending in-person classes except Lindbergh High School students....

Lindbergh will play football in Jefferson County, despite St. Louis County restrictions

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 23, 2020

With high school athletes in high-contact sports barred from competing in St. Louis County, Lindbergh High School will compete in fall sports in Jefferson County, the district told parents Wednesday. The Lindbergh Flyers will host high-frequency contact sports like football in Jefferson County, at Northwe...

Lindbergh, Mehlville school districts and library providing free meals for local children

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

September 23, 2020

South County students and children 18 years and younger will be able to access a variety of grab-and-go meals from school districts and library branches through the end of the year. Both Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District are offering grab-and-go meals for students and district resid...

Districts weigh what do do on fall sports; Trakas slammed, but says he’ll rein in Page

Lindbergh football senior Nick Roth, right, carries the ball during a Flyers’ victory against Parkway South during the 2018 football season at Lindbergh. The Flyers topped the Patriots 43-12 on Lindbergh’s 2018 senior night, as  senior football players, band members, Flyerettes and cheerleaders were honored for their four years of Friday night contributions.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Paul Berry III, the Republican opponent in the November election of Cou...

Darrion Cockrell, Lindbergh’s ‘Mr. DC,’ named Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2021

Crestwood Elementary surprised Mr. DC with a socially-distanced parade and celebration Friday, Sept. 4, for winning 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Darrion Cockrell, the Lindbergh Schools educator named 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year, sees the statewide honor as an opportunity to continue his mission of connecting with children in positive and fun ways that help them be healthier and happier. Known to nearly everyone as “Mr. DC,” Cockrell has t...

State audit finds Stenger enabled by council, county auditor, Charter

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announces that she will perform an audit of St. Louis County at the St. Louis County Library headquarters May 15, 2019, after the County Council voted unanimously to approve an audit May 7. Former County Executive Steve Stenger requested an audit of the county two years ago, but then-council Chairman Sam Page, now the county executive, declined.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Poor oversight by the County Council, an auditor who doesn’t audit and a county Charter that tilts the balance of power in St. Louis County to the county executive all contributed to the lack of oversight that allowed former County Executive Steve Stenger to pull off his corruption schemes, a draft repor...

Tracking COVID-19

Tracking COVID-19

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 21, 2020

With most Mehlville and Lindbergh students still in all-virtual classes, the local school districts are closely tracking COVID-19 numbers to see when students can safely return to the classroom. Both districts are tracking various state and county data points to see where coronavirus trends are heading....

Lindbergh Schools is holding its tax-rate hearing virtually Tuesday night

Concord Elementary students pose for a back-to-school photo Friday, Aug. 28.

September 21, 2020

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education will vote on the 2020 blended tax rate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, during the annual scheduled tax rate hearing. This year’s proposed blended rate is $4.0309 per $100 assessed valuation, a very slight increase from the 2019 rate, which was $4.022. This yea...

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