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Crawl, crawl, baby

Crawl, crawl, baby

November 27, 2019

  Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library hosted a ‘baby art crawl’ last week. Little ones ages 6 to 16 months were able to get their hands (and bodies) dirty as they crawled around in non-toxic paint on a life-sized canvas, using brushes, toys and their hands to explore ...

Council tries to limit public speakers’ ‘activism’ with new security and ‘ground rules’

Anthony Shahid holds a noose around his neck while reading an old St. Louis Post Dispatch article about former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger during public comment at the Nov. 5 county council Meeting. Shahid was among dozens of speakers who spoke out  against the alleged mistreatment of a woman in North County by a St. Louis County police officer. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 25, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After two weeks of intense public comments at the St. Louis County Council, Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas and the council hope to minimize “activism” during the meetings by imposing new rules and enforcing existing ones on residents and t...

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County residents affected by flooding could receive buyouts after St. Louis County filed for flood relief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Louis County filed in September seeking potential buyouts for 17 homes in the Lema...

Lindbergh Fiddlers go back in time

The boys pretend to act horrified that the girls are daring to show their elbows in public.

November 20, 2019

The Sperreng and Truman Colonial Fiddlers spent a weekend last month in West Lafayette, Indiana, performing at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid-1700s. It is held annually...

Local schools honor those who serve during Veterans Day activities

November 15, 2019

Lindbergh and Mehlville students celebrated Veterans Day with special assemblies and events across both districts. Point Elementary in Oakville had an assembly featuring musical performances from the fifth grade, reading of historical facts and recognition for all 44 military veterans in attendance. I...

Crestwood’s characters cast a spell

It was one of the coldest Halloweens in memory for St. Louis last week, but many students across the Lindbergh and Mehlville school districts had already tricked and treated at their schools’ trunk or treats. At the Crestwood Elementary trunk or treat, above, students Sasha Bucherich, Mia Bucherich, Ansley Stiening, Phoebe Kent, Cecilia Chace and Grace Leitner attended as gymnast Simone Biles, Maleficent and the Descendants, among other luminaries.

November 6, 2019

It was one of the coldest Halloweens in memory for St. Louis last week, but many students across the Lindbergh and Mehlville school districts had already tricked and treated at their schools’ trunk or treats. At the Crestwood Elementary trunk or treat, above, students Sasha Bucherich, Mia Bucher...

Affton will get Missouri’s first food truck garden, if County Council approves

Affton will get Missouri's first food truck garden, if County Council approves

November 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If the County Council approves, Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton Plaza shopping ...

Oakville softball has ‘outstanding’ season, slams out in sectional

Oakville softball has ‘outstanding’ season, slams out in sectional

November 5, 2019

Photos by Bill Milligan. By Stephen Glover For the Call A loss ended hopes for the district champion Oakville softball team in sectionals. The Oakville softball team dropped a 10-3 decision to the Northwest Lions in the Missouri Class 4 state sectional Oct. 23, down 6-0 after the first innin...

Cardinal Glennon opens new South County location this week

Cardinal Glennon opens new South County location this week

November 5, 2019

SSM Cardinal Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital opened a new pediatric health care specialty services center in south St. Louis County Monday.  The new SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Specialty Services building is located at 13000 Butler Crest Drive, 63128, and will offer the larg...

Hallow-queens reign at South County trunk or treats

Blades Elementary Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2019

The Oct. 25 Blades Elementary trunk or treat saw an array of costumes this year, from a ‘mad scientist’ to a teacher’s Aladdin-themed family to the regal costumes of Ella Hassler and Madison Geiger, above. The annual trunk or treat had better weather than is expected for the official night of ...

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