Missouri News

Crestwood city clerk honored

Crestwood City Clerk Helen Ingold was honored last week by two city clerks representing the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association for earning her certification as a Missouri Registered City Clerk through that organization and for earning certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. ‘… Helen has worked

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Haefner eyes U.S. Senate seat

One of south county’s state legislators is headed to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Republican leaders about mounting a campaign against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Kirkwood. Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-Oakville, left Monday for the nation’s capital, where she plans to meet with potential backers and fundraisers, his week. The Oakville lawmaker will gauge

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Total Eclipse 2017: No shortage of events for total eclipse

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As the path of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse crosses directly through south county next week, schools, residents and government agencies are gearing up for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The moon will block the sun Monday, Aug. 21, blazing a path of totality from Oregon

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2017 graduate of Oakville High off to Yale on full-ride scholarship

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Graduates from south county schools are headed to colleges near and far this week, but even among thousands of accomplished students, one stands out: Oakville High School valedictorian Shaun Lamar is headed to Yale University with a full-ride scholarship. Shaun, 17, earned a series of accolades in his years

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MFPD on cusp of changing how EMS service delivered

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District is “on the cusp” of changing how emergency medical service is delivered, according to Chief Brian Hendricks. Since the beginning of the year, the Board of Directors has approved the hiring of 13 paramedics for the district’s new critical care paramedic program. Critical care

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Gaines meets with top leaders in education

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville superintendent works security detail for Trump speech to Scouts While Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines was in Washington, D.C., to take office as president-elect of the largest national superintendents’ organization, he discussed the Mehlville School District with the nation’s top congressional leaders in education. As part of the legislative

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Council approves $100,000 for Magic House

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council approved $100,000 in tourism-tax money for the Magic House in Kirkwood last week, despite concerns from 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, that the money could go toward better uses than the children’s museum. The council voted 4-1-1 Aug. 1 to approve the funding for the

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Lindbergh administrators receive pay raises totaling 3 percent for 2017-2018 school year

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com |Lindbergh Schools administrators, including Superintendent Jim Simpson, received a 3-percent salary increase for the 2017-2018 school year. The 3-percent raise for administrators is the same average salary increase teachers and classified staff received. Simpson is being paid $278,984, up from the $270,858 he earned for the 2016-2017 school year.

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