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PHOTOS: Sappington fifth-graders ‘fly up’ to middle school

Sappington Elementary School students and teachers lined the halls Monday clapping and giving high fives to all the fifth-graders in the Lindbergh Class of 2025. The schoolwide “clap out” ended with ice cream, photos and lots of memory book signatures in the school cafeteria. All of these students will “fly up” to Truman Middle School next year

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PHOTOS: Oakville graduates return to where it all began

We thought you’d like these photos of Oakville High graduates returning to their elementary schools for one last walk through the hallways with their old teachers and in their first school stomping grounds. OHS grads returned to walk the hallways of Point, Rogers, Oakville and Wohlwend elementaries once again in what has become a time-honored

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New Affton precinct will be at site of Sappington Garden Shop

Above, the current buildings of the Sappington Garden Shop, still taking deliveries Wednesday. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The county is under contract to buy land for a new Affton Southwest Precinct at the site of the Sappington Garden Shop across from Lindbergh Schools’ new Central Office, officials first publicly

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County police emphasizing seat-belt enforcement

The St. Louis County Police Department is undergoing a “Click It or Ticket” campaign with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Illinois State Police from May 21 to June 3, including the Memorial Day holiday. According to statistics from the Missouri Department of Transportation: In 2017, 932 people were killed in traffic crashes on

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Governor’s lakeside house has complicated financial history

By Kaitlin Washburn, Kathryn Hardison, Daphne Psaledakis and Max Fillion Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Shortly after the start of his term last year, Gov. Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena, bought a lakeside home intended to be an escape. But even this secluded getaway can’t escape the twists and turns of his first year

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Bill decreasing hair braiding regulations heads to governor’s desk

By Annika Merrilees Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — A bill decreasing regulations on hair braiding was voted through the Missouri House this month, and it will now move to the governor’s desk. State Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, said he has been working on House Bill 1500 for four years. “It’s gotten a little bit better at every step,” Dogan

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Private sources paid $325k in travel for Greitens last year

By Max Fillion Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Eric Greitens received nearly $325,000 in travel and lodging support last year, according to a report his office filed this month with the Missouri Ethics Commission. All the funding came from private sources, not taxpayer dollars. Greitens listed the Republican Governors Association as his most expensive

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