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The Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting had some special guests in 2019, when the city presented St. Louis Blues mascot Louie and Bob Plager, one of the franchise’s first players, with a proclamation honoring the Blues and their Stanley Cup-winning season. ‘The whole city of Crestwood was pulling for you, the whole St. Louis region was pulling for you,’ said Mayor Grant Mabie, above left, as he presentedLouie and Plager with a copy of the proclamation at the Aug. 27 meeting.

PHOTOS: Remembering Bob Plager’s 2019 visit to South County

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

St. Louisans are recalling decades of fond memories after St. Louis Blues hockey legend Bob Plager, 78, died last week. Plager died Wednesday, March 24, when his vehicle collided with another vehicle...

Take our poll: Which team is the best local college basketball team this year: Illini, Mizzou, SLU or other?

Take our poll: Which team is the best local college basketball team this year: Illini, Mizzou, SLU or other?

January 30, 2021

It's rare that so many college basketball teams we root for are all ranked in the AP Top 25 standings in the same year, so our poll question asks: Which is the best team? The Illini? Mizzou? SLU? Or other?

St. Louis Blues players including then-player and Oakville native Patrick Maroon, right, and Jordan Binnington visit with a patient at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital around Christmas 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

Blues-Golden Knights game postponed as Vegas player, coach enter COVID-19 protocols

January 28, 2021

The National Hockey League announced Thursday that as a result of a player and another member of the Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols, the team’s game tonight...

LHS senior Samantha Kersting (center) is joined by her father, Stephen, sister Melissa and LHS Athletic Director Mike Slyman (back) as she signs a letter of intent to play volleyball at Indiana State University.

A look back: Lindbergh seniors sign to play in college

December 23, 2020

Editor's note: During the pandemic, we are revisiting some South County school news from past years. This is from April 2011.  Lindbergh High School seniors Andrea Klipsch and Samantha Kersting signed...

The newly renovated Gym 3 at Lindbergh High School was unveiled last week, ready except for finishing touches.

Lindbergh Gym 3 renovated, ready for action

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 16, 2020

One of the first signs of progress on the new Lindbergh High School is a renovated Gym 3, which was completed last week except for finishing touches just in time for basketball season. The Flyers boys...

A rendering of the proposed layout and location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park.

Sunset Hills rugby site vetoed by Mayor Fribis

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 15, 2020

The future of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club facility in Sunset Hills is uncertain after the mayor vetoed an ordinance last week that would have lifted the traffic study rating requirement for the Bombers...

Mike Shamia, left, and Steve Walkenbach. at the Tower Tee property.

Tower Tee construction kicking off when STL County gives go-ahead

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 23, 2020

Construction could start any day now on the reimagined Tower Tee, with the developers anticipating the golf course reopening by May 2021, depending on how quickly St. Louis County approves building permits. May...

The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park.

Sunset Hills board may not require rugby traffic rating

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 18, 2020

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen might lift a traffic study rating required for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to lease the former Sunset Hills Golf Course for a rugby facility, revisiting the project...

Above, Mehlville’s Eric Ohmer (No. 2) scores the winning touchdown with less
than two minutes to go in the Oct. 9 game, flanked by Dino Pajazetovic (No. 33) of Oakville.

Panthers fall to Wildcats in first home game of delayed season

By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter October 19, 2020

For the first time since the long-delayed fall football season started Oct. 9, Mehlville hosted a home football game Oct. 16 — but the Panthers suffered a 54-17 setback to Eureka under the glow of Friday...

Above, Oakville wide receiver Tyler Lanzarini tries to elude a tackle from a Panther.

Return of Oakville and Mehlville football leads to a 24-21 thriller, Panthers victory

By Stephen Glover, For the Call October 12, 2020

Local high school football fans deprived of a regularly scheduled season have been patiently waiting for a return to normalcy, and they finally received it last week as Oakville hosted rival Mehlville. Mehlville...

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