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Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

Lindbergh energy audit, performance contracting is saving energy while funding facilities

Lindbergh energy audit, performance contracting is saving energy while funding facilities

December 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After an energy audit earlier this year, Lindbergh Schools will start funding deferred facilities maintenance districtwide using money saved with a comprehensive plan to improve energy efficiency. Missouri law allows school districts and cities to use ...

Competitive elections set for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

December 23, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Candidate filing began last week for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way race for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education. Crestwood mayo...

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

December 19, 2019

Candidate filing began Tuesday for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. So far, the highlights of the April 2020 races will be a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way ...

Lindbergh is no longer writing Santa letters

The Lindbergh Central Office at the former site of Johnny's Market at Sappington and Gravois roads.

December 17, 2019

Students from Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District have written Santa letters that have appeared in The Call since 2007, but this year Lindbergh officials decided that students in their schools would not participate because not every child celebrates Christmas. “We have an equity committee that h...

All South County schools call off due to expected storm Monday

All South County schools call off due to expected storm Monday

December 15, 2019

All South County schoolchildren will get a snow day Monday, with districts already calling off classes in advance of a pending winter storm expected to continue Monday. Mehlville, Lindbergh, Affton, Bayless, Hancock school districts and the Special School District are all closing due to snowfall and a...

Lindbergh High Orchestra partners with German orchestra to celebrate 60 years as sister cities

Students pictured above include back row, left to right: Samuel Caldwell, Nathan Hart, Ian McMurry, Caleb Robinson, James Zipfel, Andrew Kim, Benny Mayer.  Middle row: Meredith Blucker, Lily Jiang, Cole Lilledahl, Kira Boegeman, Philip Duchild, Madlyn Anderson, Rachel Wei.  Front row: Roie Randelman, Ava Wood, Ida Fan, Yeonsoo Park, Mary Lanio.  Not pictured: Raymond Soto, Dimitri Loli.

December 12, 2019

  The Lindbergh High School Orchestra will take part in an exciting overseas collaboration over the next two years, playing alongside the Youth Baroque Orchestra ‘Die Telemänner,’ based in St. Louis’ sister city of Stuttgart, Germany. The LHS orchestra will preview its musical selections ...

Lindbergh rolls back its tax rates; property values are lower on appeal

Lindbergh Board of Education

December 11, 2019

Taxpayers in Lindbergh Schools are paying about the same in taxes on average, but with a lower tax rate this year after the Lindbergh Board of Education authorized a 31-cent rollback of Lindbergh Schools’ blended tax rate during its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24. The board voted 7-0 to approve a bl...

Candidate filing opens next week for April 2020 municipal, school board races

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

December 11, 2019

Staff Report Candidate filing will begin next week for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. Aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Village will also be up for e...

Cafeteria worker kidnapped outside Crestwood elementary school

A Crestwood police car.

December 10, 2019

A cafeteria worker at Long Elementary was kidnapped outside the Crestwood school Tuesday morning, but was later found safe in Illinois. The woman was confronted outside the school around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday by an ex-boyfriend and forced inside her own car, a gray Acura, which then took off from the sc...

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