Oakville News

Mehlville school bands hit a high note

Mehlville School District band students hit a high note last week at the South Side All-District Concert. The concert, which took place Feb. 15 at Oakville High School, featured the Sixth-Grade Band comprised of Oakville and Buerkle middle school students, the Eighth-Grade Band comprised of Oakville and Buerkle middle school students and the Oakville High

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Four Mehlville students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Oakville High School seniors Conrad Bucholtz and Olivia Rauls are National Merit Scholarship finalists. All four Mehlville School District students who were chosen as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for the 2017-2018 school year have been selected as scholarship finalists. The honorees are seniors Joshua Richter and Grant Robertson of Mehlville High School and seniors Olivia

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Special prosecutor assigned to probe if Trakas violated Charter requirements

Pictured above: St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A special prosecutor is investigating whether 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is violating the county Charter’s requirements for office by serving as an attorney for public school districts. County Circuit Judge Douglas Beach assigned St. Charles County Prosecuting

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Council, Stenger spar over lease for former Northwest Plaza

Pictured above: The new St. Louis County Government Center Northwest at the former Northwest Plaza mall in St. Ann. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Stenger says lease will ‘pay for itself’ with tax revenue generated for county By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Everyone seems to agree that the county’s 20-year, $50 million lease for a new

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Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to purchase a rescue boat at a cost of over $35,000. Chief Brian Hendricks recommended the board approve the purchase of the rescue boat from Troutt & Sons Inc. of St. James at a cost of $35,135. “… We service approximately 21 nautical

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Two Oakville students take first at invitational

Oakville High School sophomores Nora Ovchiyan, left, and Brittany Kohne took first in Duo Interpretation of L. Frank Baum’s ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ at the first Oakville-Mehlville Novice Speech and Debate Invitational. Two Oakville High School sophomores won first-place honors at the first Oakville-Mehlville Novice Speech and Debate Invitational. Novices are students in their

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No one injured in Oakville house fire

Pictured: Drone photos courtesy of Eric Kunst. No one was injured in a two-alarm fire that damaged an Oakville house late Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters from the Mehlville Fire Protection District were called to the fire in the 3000 block of Bry Lynn Court near Becker Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The fire started on the

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