Lemay News

Mosaic Elementary kindergarten lottery open for 2019

The application window for Mehlville School District’s lottery-based school of innovation, Mosaic Elementary, is now open. The window to apply for the lottery opened Jan. 11 and continues through Friday, Jan. 25. Mosaic Elementary, which opened in 2017, provides a personalized learning experience where instruction and authentic learning opportunities are based on academic and social

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Belmar: Combine city and county police and keep city departments

Pictured above: Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the St. Louis County Police Department’s new special response unit in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In the wake of increased attention on potential efforts to combine St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one through a

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Better Together plans a city-county merger

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 during the 2018 Primaries. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is

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Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in south county, including a child-care center next to Sperreng Middle School, a potential new business at a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh and a new Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Lemay. The planning panel will meet for the

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Sweeney ousted as CEO of city-county economic agency

Pictured above, from left to right: former CEO Sheila Sweeney, County Executive Steve Stenger and city of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in a photo featured on Stenger’s website.  The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board is replacing CEO Sheila Sweeney with an interim CEO, apparently effective immediately. Sweeney was hired for the job nearly

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Mehlville firefighters get the largest raise they’ve had in the last 17 years

Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands in November 2017 with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the union, the board and district administration. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A

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Record-setting number of wreaths set at Jefferson Barracks in Wreaths Across America, captured by drone footage

Wreaths Across America at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery last weekend was the most successful wreath laying event ever at the cemetery, with help from the Gateway Gold Star Mothers organization. Volunteers in St. Louis purchased and set nearly 25,000 wreaths for the annual event to honor veterans, more than doubling the total from last year.

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Keller Plaza 8 movie theater in south county closes

Photo courtesy of Google Maps. The Keller Plaza 8 Cine, the “dollar theater” that was a fixture of many south countians’ childhoods, closed suddenly Wednesday. The eight-screen theater was located next to the St. Louis County Government Center South and Sam’s Club at 4572 Lemay Ferry Road in Oakville, near South County Center. The theater

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