Fenton News

Deer set to be hunted in county parks, Jefferson Barracks

Pictured above: Deer at Jefferson Barracks Park. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Deer hunters in Missouri will be able to hunt in St. Louis County parks, including Jefferson Barracks, this fall after legislation passed by the St. Louis County Council went into effect the day after Christmas. The County Council

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County, city libraries eliminate all fines in joint effort for equity

Pictured above: Theodore, center, learns simple chemistry concepts during the Mad Mixtures event in Oakville last summer. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis’ two largest library systems are going fine-free starting this month with a “New Year, No Fines” initiative. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library announced Tuesday

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All South County schools call off due to expected storm Monday

All South County schoolchildren will get a snow day Monday, with districts already calling off classes in advance of a pending winter storm expected to continue Monday. Mehlville, Lindbergh, Affton, Bayless, Hancock school districts and the Special School District are all closing due to snowfall and anticipated ice. The Mehlville School District has called off

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New Page appointments would mean a female-majority police board

Pictured above: Police board members Laurie Westfall, left, and Art Johnson during an emergency meeting of the board held Oct. 29. Photo by Erin Achenbach. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page has nominated two new members to the county police board, which if approved would form the first female-majority police board in county history. Page

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Jake Zimmerman will challenge Sam Page for county executive in 2020

Pictured above: St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman takes questions from residents during his third town-hall appearance about this year’s property assessments at the Affton Community Center on Saturday, June 29. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Jake Zimmerman, who has served as St. Louis County’s assessor for eight years, is

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Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page’s Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still

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