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South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to weigh a number of candidates and in Crestwood, decide on a sales-tax extension. The election was originally set to happen in April, but Gov. Mike Parson postponed it to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the delay at the polls, residents of ...

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

May 28, 2020

Mehlville school board Five candidates are running for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education: Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto and newcomers Stacey Kenner, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman. What a testament to the district and its engagement that so many parents want to serve, even ...

Grad Salute: Oakville High Class of 2020

Oakville HIgh School Class of 2020 official class photo

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Oakville High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Oakville, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Bayless and...

Trakas assistant’s sexual harassment claim settled for $60,000

Councilmen Sam Page, Ernie Trakas and Mark Harder read over documents at the Ethics Committee meeting July 24, 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 28, 2020

St. Louis County settled a sexual harassment claim against 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, for $60,000 despite an outside law firm finding there was no evidence of wrongdoing. The settlement between the county, Trakas and his former legislative assistant Annette Read gives her $48,000 and...

Small-business relief grant is open to apply by May 31

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

St. Louis County businesses can apply for $15,000 grants if they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a Sunday deadline. The $17.5 million in the Small Business Relief Grant program will be distributed equally among the seven County Council districts, with each council member awardi...

Police union endorses Mark Mantovani in county executive race

Mark Mantovani talks with Amy Stuber of Creve Coeur and John Snodgrass of Richmond Heights at his watch party in August 2018 after absentee results came in. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Association is endorsing Mark Mantovani for county executive in the upcoming Democratic primary. The election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, with Mantovani and county Assessor Jake Zimmerman challenging County Executive Sam Page for the Democratic nod. “As a civic ...

Five candidates running for three seats on the Mehlville school board in June 2 races

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 23, 2020

Five candidates are seeking three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the June 2 election, which is rescheduled from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto, both of Oakville, are running for re-election. Pretto was first elected in 2014 and re-elec...

Memorial Day ceremony at Jefferson Barracks canceled, but cemetery visitors still allowed

Marc Garcia plays the trumpet at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ceremony. Photo by Bill Milligan.

May 20, 2020

The typical Memorial Day ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will not happen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration announced last week it will commemorate Memorial Day this year with solemn wreath-laying ceremonies, rather t...

St. Louis County Library will reopen next month for curbside books

Theodore, center, learns simple chemistry concepts during the Mad Mixtures event in Oakville last summer. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Library.

May 19, 2020

After a two-month total shutdown, the St. Louis County Library will begin offering limited book-lending services starting next month. Book drops at all 20 St. Louis County Library locations will reopen to the public Tuesday, May 26, the library announced. Patrons may return books, music and movies to ...

Among the legislation proposed this year was Murphy’s idea for ‘baby boxes’

Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at his victory party at Cafe Telegraph Tuesday night. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2020

Most of the bills considered by the Missouri Legislature in 2020 stalled due to the coronavirus outbreak, including legislation passed through a House committee that would create “baby boxes” as a place a parent could surrender a child 45 days or younger without being prosecuted. The bill, filed by R...

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