Missouri News

Lindbergh to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting in January

Pictured above: Crestwood Elementary School teacher Ann Haberberger welcomes new Lindbergh kindergarten students to class on the first day of school, Aug. 16. Lindbergh Schools will offer district funded full-day tuition-free kindergarten for all students beginning Jan. 7. Lindbergh is the last district in the state to not offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten. The Board of Education

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Protests organized outside Mercy South after flu shot firing

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Protesters took to Kennerly Road outside Mercy Hospital South — formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center — last week to protest the hospital’s decision to fire a nurse who refused to get a flu shot. In online videos, Nelia Abuchon said she organized the Nov. 27 protest to support her

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Call Newspapers Holiday Guide 2018

Check out our Call Newspapers 2018 Holiday Guide, with everything you can see and do this holiday season in south county and in a few other common holiday travel destinations like Chicago, Branson and Kansas City. Our guide is so comprehensive this year that we had to split it into two sections, one overall guide with

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As one of few south county Democrats to win, Beck turns his focus to 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will return to Jefferson City in January after being re-elected as representative for the 92nd District of the Missouri House on Nov. 6. Beck was one of two Democrats

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Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, with 56.3 percent of the votes compared to 43.7 percent for Revis. The Nov.

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‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Pictured above: Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy of Oakville hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at the elder Murphy’s victory party at Cafe Telegraph Nov. 6, after the father and son heard the final results in the race. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The

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Parson appoints Schmitt to replace Hawley as attorney general

Gov. Mike Parson is appointing state Treasurer Eric Schmitt as Missouri’s next attorney general, to replace Josh Hawley when he moves to the U.S. Senate in January. Parson said in a news release after a press conference in Jefferson City Tuesday morning that he is “incredibly proud and pleased” to appoint Schmitt. Hawley will resign

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Gregory hosts ‘Missouri Flood Navigator’ website, convenes panel to examine flooding

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, launched a new online resource this fall to help Missourians living in areas vulnerable to flooding along the Meramec River. Gregory, a Republican who has represented the 96th Missouri

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