Green Park News

Lindbergh’s Prop R focuses on security

Pictured above: Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which would be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Lindbergh Schools’ proposed no-tax-rate-increase

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Lindbergh Dairy Queen reopens March 25

Pictured above: The Lindbergh Dairy Queen will have a grand re-opening on Monday, March 25. The franchise is now under the ownership of Concord resident Ron Rammaha’s FoodMart LLC. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Dairy Queen on South Lindbergh has been getting a makeover and will reopen March 25 under

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Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

Pictured above: MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by

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Merger opposition group debuts a website, committee, yard signs

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside

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Trakas set to hold second ‘Half-Time’ town hall

Sixth District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is hosting what he is calling “Half-Time” town halls at the two-year mark of his four-year term. In a Facebook post, he said he will discuss various issues at the town halls, including the proposed city-county merger. The second of the two town halls happens this weekend from

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Better Together says merger could save over $1 billion a year by 2032

Pictured above: Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The backers of a city-county merger for St. Louis County and city

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Better Together resubmits plan to state after withdrawing it last week; no major changes

Pictured above: St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson addresses the crowd at the Better Together rollout, as St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger looks on. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Better Together refiled its petition Monday with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office for a proposed Constitutional amendment that would merge

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Green Park board opposes a city-county merger

Mayors and aldermen across south county are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including the Green Park Board of Aldermen, which discussed it Jan. 22. “I know 15 years ago when I was talking about this, people would look at me like I was crazy, but…this is for real,” said

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Grassroots opposition rallies against merger

Pictured above: The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lines are being drawn in the battle for and against a St. Louis city-county merger, or the “creation of

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