Lemay News

South county residents launch effort to recall Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Six months into the tenure of 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, some of his constituents are launching a petition drive this week to recall him from office. The group filed papers with the state June 9 as a political-action committee called “Voices of District 6.” Recalling the councilman,

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Memorial Day ceremonies planned Monday

Memorial Day observances are planned Monday, May 29, at two south county sites — Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and St. Lucas United Church of Christ. The program will start at 10 a.m. at  Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road. Beginning at 8 a.m., bus and tram transportation will be provided from the Sheridan Road

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Beasley Elementary to celebrate 50th anniversary

Open house planned Wednesday, May 17 Beasley Elementary School, 3131 Koch Road, will celebrate its 50th anniversary next week with an open house. The event, featuring several food trucks, face painting, a scavenger hunt and other activities, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the school, according to Principal Andrea

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St. Mark boys win second straight basketball title

  This St. Mark Catholic School seventh-grade boys’ team recently captured its second straight Catholic Youth Council Archdiocesan City/County Championship in the Cadet Closed Division. Team members, front row, from left, are: Noah Robinette, Jonathan Davis and Alex Lewis. Back row, from left, are: Tyler Joseph, Brian Silva, Alex Peters, Christian Newcombe, Angie Newcombe, Joe

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Lemay family seriously injured in airport police chase

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A Lemay mother and her two children, both students at Forder Elementary School, were seriously injured when a stolen car fleeing from police crashed into their car at the airport Tuesday. Forder fourth-grader Caleb Lee, 9, and his younger brother, Forder Early Childhood student Evan Lee, 5, had just

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Open house set for Grant’s Trail expansion

Great Rivers Greenway invites residents to an open house Tuesday, April 25, to learn the latest details about plans to improve and expand the Gravois Greenway — Grant’s Trail — to connect with the River Des Peres Greenway. The first phase of the project — a partnership with the county Parks and Recreation Department, private

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POW-MIA Museum opens

Byline: Before County Executive Steve Stenger spoke at the opening of the POW-MIA Museum in Jefferson Barracks last week, he met two of Missouri’s last remaining ex-prisoners of war, from left, World War II veterans Wilburn Rowden and Ralph Kalberloh. Both are in their 90s and are from Jefferson City. Since the number of ex-POWs in the state has dwindled from a high of 40,000, the Missouri Department of American Ex-Prisoners of War was formally deactivated with a final salute at the Sept. 16 ceremony. Army Air Corps B-17 tail gunner Kalberloh and Air Force draftee Rowden were both shot

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