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PHOTOS: Courtney Kramme and her service dog Xena visit Southminster

Xena greets guests at Southminster Presbyterian Church following Kramme's presentation. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 15, 2019

Courtney Kramme, a 19-year-old student at Lindenwood University, spoke at Southminister Presbyterian Church Tuesday about the benefits of service dogs for those suffering from physical or mental disabilities, as well as the differences between service animals and support animals. One of the special...

Bayless teacher one of 33 nationwide to receive $25,000 Milken Award

Pictured above, Therese Shain, a special education teacher at Bayless Elementary, smiles for photos after receiving a $25,000 Milkin Educator Award Wednesday morning. Shain is one of 33 educators to receive the award in 2018-2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Bayless Elementary School teacher was awarded one of education's most prestigious honors, the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, at a surprise school assembly Wednesday morning featuring guests such as First Lady of Missouri Teresa Parson a...

Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

February 8, 2019

To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal Jeremy Booker tried to greet every ...

PHOTOS: St. Louis native killed by suicide bomber in Syria laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks

PHOTOS: St. Louis native killed by suicide bomber in Syria laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks

February 8, 2019

Photos by Erin Achenbach. Dozens of people gathered along Telegraph Road leading to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Wednesday for the funeral procession of Scott "Scotty" Wirtz, 42, of St. Louis, who was killed by a suicide bomber in Syria on Jan. 16. Wirtz grew up in St. Louis County and w...

Fitz’s opens second location in south county

Fitz's opens second location in south county

February 3, 2019

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. F...

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

January 26, 2019

Photos by Erin Achenbach.  Mercy Hospital South, formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center, dedicated and blessed their new Mercy Kids ER in a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6. The ER opened in October but underwent renovations over the last two months. Renovations include new decor and activities insi...

Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

January 25, 2019

It was a packed house at Blades Elementary last week for the fifth graders’ ‘Rolls with Role Models’ event. During this special breakfast, students read their guests an essay they wrote about them, and everyone enjoys cinnamon rolls and crossword puzzles together before the role models take a quiz a...

Embracing ‘That Friday Feeling’

Embracing ‘That Friday Feeling’

January 25, 2019

Heather Mastis’ class at Oakville Elementary embraced #ThatFridayFeeling last week with the ‘Tooty Ta,’ above. This goofy song and dance helps children (and grown-up children like School Resource Officer Mike Schira, rear) burn off some energy on cold winter days while reinforcing literacy con...

Sperreng students ‘Design for a Client’

Sperreng students ‘Design for a Client’

January 23, 2019

Eighth-grade students at Sperreng Middle School sharpened their skills and went to work for a real local business client during a project in their Digital Literacy Class. The students partnered with Sam Schaeffer, owner of Samtastic Gymnastics, for their ‘Design for a Client’ project. During this p...

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