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New Washington Middle assistant principal, Bill Murphy, is honored for time at Sperreng

Bill Murphy

September 10, 2020

A newly hired administrator was honored by Lindbergh Schools as he starts the school year as an assistant principal in the Mehlville School District. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to hire then-Sperreng Middle School sixth-grade math and science teacher Bill Murphy as the assistant...

Jefferson College appoints first female president in school’s history

Dena McCaffrey

September 9, 2020

As Jefferson College welcomes students back for the school year, it is under new leadership. Dena McCaffrey became the eighth president of Jefferson College in July, following the retirement of Raymond Cummiskey June 30. Over the past year, McCaffrey served as president-elect in preparation for th...

Call volumes increase for Mehlville Fire District, but not due to COVID-19

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s call volume is increasing, but not because of increased COVID-19 calls. In a COVID-19 update at the MFPD Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 26, Chief Brian Hendricks said that the district’s call volume has been increasing to pre-COVID numbers but not du...

As students head to college, a look back at Mehlville High School’s 2020 graduation

Mehlville graduation 2020.

September 9, 2020

As students head back to college, we're taking a look at Mehlville High School's unique 2020 graduation, a socially distanced and masked ceremony held at Family Arena in St. Charles in July. See below for the video of the graduation and a gallery of the students. See photos of the ceremony b...

Crestwood discusses law on keeping ducks, eye center, Chase ATM comes to city

Crestwood resident Catherine Biermann smiles while holding her chicken, Jane, at her house in Crestwood. Jane is one of five chickens that Biermann keeps in a coop on her property on Lodge Pole Lane. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen conducted a number of public hearings at its Aug. 25 meeting, held virtually over videoconferencing application Zoom. Hearings included a hearing for a standalone ATM on Watson Road and an ambulatory surgical center on Big Bend Road, along with a discussion of residents ...

As students head to college, a look back at Oakville High Class of 2020 graduation ceremony

Students graduate from Oakville High School in a socially distanced in-person graduation Sunday. The district is not sure it will return to school in person in the fall.

September 8, 2020

As students head to college, we're taking a look back at the Class of 2020. Here is Oakville High School's masked graduation ceremony held in July at the Family Arena in St. Charles.     See the students graduate in a gallery below:     See the socially distanced drive-by parade through Oakville held for g...

As students head to college, a look back at Affton High’s Class of 2020 graduation

As students head to college, a look back at Affton High's Class of 2020 graduation

September 7, 2020

With students headed to college, here's a look back at Affton High School's Class of 2020 graduation. Students graduated over three nights in June.     Night 1:   Night 2:     Night 3:     ...

Two Velda City police officers indicted by grand jury for assault, armed criminal action

Christopher Gage, left, and Matthew Schanz, right.

September 6, 2020

A grand jury indicted two Velda City police officers last week on charges of assault and armed criminal action for shooting a man during a traffic stop in February, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s office announced Aug. 27.  It marks one of the few times in St. Louis County h...

Enter to win tickets to the St. Louis Renaissance Festival (tickets still good next year if it’s canceled)

Enter to win tickets to the St. Louis Renaissance Festival (tickets still good next year if it's canceled)

September 5, 2020

Enter to win tickets to this year’s Renaissance Festival. Winners of the contest will win three tickets to the 2020 St. Louis Renaissance Festival held at 2577 W. Meyer Road, Wentzville, 63348. The festival is schedule to open Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 19 through Oct. 18, including Columbus Day...

Lindbergh teacher ‘Mr. DC’ is named Missouri Teacher of the Year

Darrion Cockrell is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year

September 4, 2020

A Lindbergh Schools teacher at Crestwood Elementary was surprised Friday with the news that he is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Darrion Cockrell, who is better known as “Mr. DC” to his physical-education students at Crestwood Elementary, interviewed for the state’s top teacher honor...

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