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Firefighters remove hazardous substance from Oakville High lab; students were gone for day

Firefighters remove hazardous substance from Oakville High lab; students were gone for day

May 25, 2021

Firefighters were called to Oakville High School Tuesday afternoon to remove a hazardous substance out of an abundance of caution, the school district said. Materials for science laboratories are stored...

Mehlville Fire approves preliminary tax rates after 9.5-percent hike for assessments

Mehlville Fire approves preliminary tax rates after 9.5-percent hike for assessments

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors has unanimously approved preliminary tax rates for this year that likely equate to the lowest rates in the county. At the April 7 meeting, Chief...

A fire at Manor Chemical Company plant, 6901 Heege Road, as seen from the new Tower Tee facility currently under construction, Thursday, April 29. The four-alarm chemical fire forced evacuations of residents near the plant, but the fire was fully contained by the end of the day and residents were able to return to their homes that evening.

Everyone safe after fire destroys Affton chemical plant; chief recounts the scene

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 30, 2021

A four-alarm chemical fire that sent mushroom clouds of smoke over Affton and forced evacuations of residents Thursday afternoon was something Affton fire officials had long dreaded, but the blaze was...

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

Mehlville Fire stops construction on Sunset Hills hotel

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 28, 2021

Construction has stopped completely on the new 5-story Comfort Suites hotel in Sunset Hills after the Mehlville Fire Protection District issued a stop work order on the project that has been in effect...

MFPD Chief Brian Hendricks speaks at a board meeting in 2019.

Mehlville Fire District gets ahead of a microchip shortage affecting Tahoes

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 21, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District moved proactively to get ahead of production delays at car factories, continuing through at least May, in order to replace an administrative vehicle on time and on...

Homebound residents can get shots too

Homebound residents can get shots too

April 15, 2021

Mehlville Fire District piloted a St. Louis County program to give COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents, and the Affton Fire Protection District and the Crestwood Fire Department have joined too. To...

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

Read all The Call’s candidate questionnaires for the April 6 election

April 2, 2021

The Call’s candidate questionnaires offer the most complete glimpse you’ll find of candidates’ views leading up to an election. View a complete collection of the Call candidate questionnaires for...

Our Call: Call makes endorsement for April 6 fire board race

Our Call: Call makes endorsement for April 6 fire board race

March 29, 2021

When Bonnie Stegman first won election to the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors in 2005 alongside Aaron Hilmer, their opponents and critics said they lacked the experience to run...

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South County woman charged with arson and animal abuse for setting fire, interfering with firefighters

March 29, 2021

A South County woman was charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to the Colonial Woods condos last week and then interrupting firefighters who responded to the scene. Police from the St. Louis...

Fred Baumgarth, left, and Bonnie Stegman.

Stegman challenged by Baumgarth for Mehlville fire board seat

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman is seeking re-election to a fourth term in the upcoming Tuesday, April 6 election, challenged by former firefighter Fred Baumgarth...

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