Oakville News

Trakas’ bill on Prop P provokes debate on what voters meant

Pictured above: 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas laughs after Stinson attorney Andrew Scavotto repeatedly refuses to answer questions posed by the Council pertaining to Stinson’s clients during the Ethics Committee meeting July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Legislation that would spend money from St. Louis County’s Proposition P sales

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Current Bernard Middle Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming named principal

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her top statewide award from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon, executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Current Bernard Middle School Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming will be the new

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Oakville Golden Girls clinch first-ever national dance team championship

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Oakville Golden Girls dance team won their first championship in history at the 2019 National Dance Alliance high-school competition in Orlando, Florida, in February. “It’s hard to find a word other than ‘exciting’ that accurately sums it up,” said varsity coach Kayla Hall. “Some mornings I still wake

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Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

Pictured above: MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by

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Man investigated for inappropriate contact with Lindbergh student also visited both Mehlville high schools

The Boy Scouts Police Explorer volunteer who was arrested Tuesday after inappropriate contact with a Lindbergh High School student also visited Oakville and Mehlville high schools in the last two weeks. Mehlville School District Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler sent an email to parents at the district’s two high schools Wednesday to let them know that

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Missouri House passes the ‘strongest pro-life bill’ in United States

By Blythe Nebeker and Abigail Shaw  Columbia Missourian The “strongest pro-life bill” in the country, as many Republicans are calling it, received final approval from the Missouri House last week after hours of emotional and personal testimony from lawmakers. Democrats and Republicans told stories about miscarriages, sexual assault and their experiences with the births of

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Trakas set to hold second ‘Half-Time’ town hall

Sixth District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is hosting what he is calling “Half-Time” town halls at the two-year mark of his four-year term. In a Facebook post, he said he will discuss various issues at the town halls, including the proposed city-county merger. The second of the two town halls happens this weekend from

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