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Filing ends for April election: Here’s who is running in Lindbergh, Mehlville, Sunset Hills, Green Park

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.
By Staff Report January 20, 2021

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for a number of governmental positions that are up for election April 6, setting up several competitive races across South County. One of the trends this year is that many...

In election filing trend so far, incumbents declining to run for election

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.
By Staff Report January 11, 2021

Candidate filing closes Tuesday, Jan. 19 for a number of governmental positions that are up for election April 6. Filing began at 8 a.m. Dec. 15, and ends at 5 p.m. Jan. 19. Judging by candidates who...

MFPD will get a new ladder system and safety climb in tower for No. 7

MFPD will get a new ladder system and safety climb in tower for No. 7
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 5, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will be installing a new safety climb and ladder system at its training tower near Engine House No. 7. At the Nov. 18 meeting, the MFPD Board of Directors unanimously...

Mehlville Fire District will get a new ambulance, saving money with St. Charles County

The MFPD paramedic unit poses in front of their ambulance.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 18, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will be adding a new ambulance to its fleet after the Board of Directors, comprised of Treasurer Bonnie Stegman, Secretary Ed Ryan and Chairman Aaron Hilmer, unanimously...

Furrer retires from Mehlville Fire after three decades

Furrer retires from Mehlville Fire after three decades
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 17, 2020

Mehlville Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Dan Furrer will be retiring at the end of December, rounding out over 30 years of service in the district. “Chief Furrer has given the Mehlville Fire...

Pedestrian hit and killed while crossing Tesson Ferry Road

Pedestrian hit and killed while crossing Tesson Ferry Road
November 2, 2020

A pedestrian crossing Tesson Ferry Road was killed last week when she was hit by a car. Louise R. Williams, 72, of Affton, died in the crash that happened around 6:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at the intersection...

Mehlville Fire policy change affects task force pay

MFPD firefighter-medics David Wideman and Capt. Nick Larosa pull Jared Sarni out of the water during a mock water rescue practice in 2018.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter October 7, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors was set to vote on a proposal to make changes to the district’s employee manual regarding pay while deployed for disaster assistance Wednesday...

South County Precinct police cars race to scene for prank shooting call, but similar pranks are rare

Police SUVs respond to the scene of a prank call saying a child had been shot at Covington Place apartment complex Sept. 11.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor September 24, 2020

Multiple police cars and an ambulance raced to the scene of what had been reported as a shooting along Lemay Ferry Road earlier this month, but it turned out to be a prank call. At least five police SUVs...

Call volumes increase for Mehlville Fire District, but not due to COVID-19

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter September 9, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s call volume is increasing, but not because of increased COVID-19 calls. In a COVID-19 update at the MFPD Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 26, Chief Brian...

Our Call: A new tradition with Call-Outs for those in the community

Our Call: A new tradition with Call-Outs for those in the community
September 4, 2020

Welcome to the Call-Outs, in which we will recognize the people achieving so much for our community, sometimes with little recognition. Arlee Conners. The longtime Oakville High School football coach...

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