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Entire Mosaic student body assists in ribbon-cutting ceremony

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The entire student body from Mosaic Elementary helped cut the ribbon on the school at its recent grand opening, just days before the first days of class in a school unlike any other in the region. The only thing old about the Mehlville School District’s brand-new school of innovation,

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Mehlville School District voters won’t see tax measure until 2020

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines does not envision the Mehlville Board of Education asking voters for more money until 2020 at the earliest, when voters could be asked if they want to continue levying the Proposition P tax-rate increase first approved in 2000. That 49-cent tax-rate increase — now 51 cents

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Sunset Hills board eyes measure against merger

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen may join other cities in St. Louis County in taking a stand against a potential city-county merger. Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler suggested at a work session last week that city officials draw up a resolution against a merger. With the rest of

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Green Park’s total net position increases by $380,000 in 2016

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The city of Green Park’s total net position increased by nearly $380,000 during fiscal 2016, primarily due to charges for services and a decrease in street expenses. An audit performed by Hochschild, Bloom & Co. for fiscal 2016, which ended Dec. 31, reported the city’s total net position —

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Trail connection to Cliff Cave Park from Telegraph, Erb to be built as originally planned

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewpapers.com The proposed trail connection to Cliff Cave County Park from Telegraph and Erb roads will be built as originally planned, Great Rivers Greenway announced last week. The pedestrian-only entrance to the park from Telegraph Road was originally proposed as part of the regional trail district’s $5 million, 2-mile Cliff

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Crestwood zoning code needs update, officials agree

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Members of the Crestwood Board of Aldermen and the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed last week that the city’s zoning regulations should be updated. During an Aug. 15 special meeting of the two bodies, members of both panels agreed with City Planner Adam Jones’ recommendation that the zoning and

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Lindbergh board eyes superintendent search

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education soon will begin its search for a successor to Superintendent Jim Simpson, who will retire at the end of the current school year. Simpson, who began his duties as superintendent on July 1, 2008, announced in January 2016 that he would retire June 30,

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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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