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Mehlville officials look to kick start innovation at middle schools

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

November 17, 2017

The Mehlville School District is looking at how to kick start innovation in its four middle schools in a big way next year by expanding the 1:1 laptop program and possibly opening an academy of innovation. The possibility of starting unique “schools within a school” in Mehlville’s middle schools...

UPDATED: Second man charged with robbing Oakville residents at gunpoint in home invasion

November 16, 2017

A second man was charged Sunday with breaking into a house in Oakville with three accomplices in September and tying up victims at gunpoint to rob them. Richard C. Lovelace, 32, of the 16000 block of Green Needle Court, Ballwin, was charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree, one count of kid...

Mehlville firefighters’ union pledges to work with fire board

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 union, the board and district administration.

November 10, 2017

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 Di...

MFPD officials seek zoning change to build multipurpose training center

MFPD officials seek zoning change to build multipurpose training center

November 9, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The county Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing next week on a rezoning request by the Mehlville Fire Protection District to construct a multipurpose training center at 4471 Baumgartner Road. The hearing will take place at 7...

Series of hearings scheduled on county’s proposed budget

County Executive Steve Stenger announces higher police salaries June 22 along with St. Louis County Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Patterson, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar.

November 8, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger delivered his $696 million recommended 2018 county budget to the County Council last week, the first budget that incorporates money from the Proposition P sales tax that dramatically increases spending for the...

County Council majority sues Stenger

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

November 7, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Pictured: County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council Oct. 17, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Cou...

Drop off prescription drugs this weekend at local police stations

Drop off prescription drugs this weekend at local police stations

October 27, 2017

The St. Louis County Police Department, Sunset Hills Police Department and other local police departments will be participating in the annual National Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The county department is hosting a number of drop-off points for residents to drop off...

Campaign strategy firm primarily funding Trakas recall

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 25, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The first campaign-finance report documenting the finances behind the effort to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, shows the effort is mostly bankrolled by a campaign strategy firm based in St. Louis city. The Voices...

Beasley Terrific Kids honored by Kiwanis

Beasley Terrific Kids honored by Kiwanis

October 22, 2017

These Beasley Elementary School students recently were named Terrific Kids of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of South County and the Dairy Queen on South Lindbergh Boulevard. The students were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading skills or work habits this year. Pictured,...

Panthers come back to defeat Tigers

Panthers come back to defeat Tigers

October 20, 2017

By Robert Chalupny For the Call Not unexpectedly, the visiting team upset the home crowd Friday night in the annual high school football showdown between Oakville and Mehlville. Both teams have struggled this season, but the Panthers visited Tiger country and despite giving up 12 points to open...

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