Missouri News

Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We used to think that Jay Nixon was the worst governor to serve Missouri. Quite frankly, we didn’t think Nixon could do any worse as governor than he did as attorney general, but his abysmal performance in the state’s top office surprised even us. But compared

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Greitens’ appointees oust Missouri education commissioner

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Pictured above: From left, State Board of Education members Mike Jones and Vic Lenz, Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and Affton Superintendent Steve Brotherton visiting an innovative internship program in March 2016 that allows Affton High School students to work at St. Anthony’s Medical Center and the Siteman Cancer Center.

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Mehlville band to play at music educators’ event

The Mehlville High School Symphonic Band has been selected as a performing group for the 80th annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference that will take place Thursday, Jan. 25, at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. This is the fifth time the Mehlville Symphonic Band has been selected to perform at the MMEA Conference.

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Some Mehlville test scores up, but district lags behind peers

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District improved some of its state test scores this year, but it continues to lag behind other area districts at key grade levels and subjects despite an emphasis last year on improving test scores. Mehlville improved its math scores across several grades, but scores dropped in

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It’s indisputable — future of MFPD extremely bright

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Oftentimes it’s difficult to embrace change. It’s indisputable that the Mehlville Fire Protection District is a much different place — and much better place — than it was over 12 years ago. It’s certainly no secret that not everyone’s pleased with the changes that have occurred

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Mehlville firefighters’ union pledges to work with fire board

Spirit of cooperation ushers in new era at fire district By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the

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Construction set at I-44/I-270 interchange

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Whether residents like it or not, Interstate 44 is going to be under major construction for four years at the Interstate 270 interchange, starting next year. The Missouri Department of Transportation, or MoDOT, held an open house on the project last week where engineers and designers outlined what commuters

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U2 will return to St. Louis next year

U2 will return to St. Louis next year, after their Sept. 16 stadium show was canceled due to protests after the Jason Stockley verdict. The band will next appear in St. Louis Friday, May 4, at the Scottrade Center. The St. Louis concert will be only the second show on the 15-date Experience + Innocence

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