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Sweeney ousted as CEO of city-county economic agency

Pictured above, from left to right: Sheila Sweeney, County Executive Steve Stenger and city of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Stenger posted this photo on his 2018 campaign website, at the same time federal investigators were looking into his relationship with Sweeney and whether he directed her to give county contracts to his campaign donors.

January 4, 2019

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board is replacing CEO Sheila Sweeney with an interim CEO, apparently effective immediately. Sweeney was hired for the job nearly four years ago, soon after County Executive Steve Stenger took office and longtime CEO Denny Coleman retired. Coleman had be...

County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

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January 4, 2019

    The new and returning officeholders in St. Louis County were set to be sworn in at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 — after the Call went to press. In a change from tradition, the ceremony was set to happen outdoors at Memorial Plaza outside the county Administration Building and Police De...

Lindbergh students ‘Warm Up for Wil’

Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 4, 2019

The Lindbergh High School Soccer Booster Club, as well as family, friends and teammates of LHS senior Wil Ohler, stood along South Lindbergh in the freezing rain Dec. 27, to promote a hot-chocolate stand fundraiser at LHS to raise money for Ohler’s cancer treatments. Ohler is an 18-year-old soccer player...

Build-A-Bear Workshop’s ‘World Bearquarters’ to open Saturday near Union Station

Build-A-Bear Workshop's 'World Bearquarters' to open Saturday near Union Station

January 3, 2019

A new Build-A-Bear Workshop is opening Saturday in downtown St. Louis at the site of the company's new "World Bearquarters" near Union Station, the St. Louis Wheel and St. Louis Aquarium. Guests of all ages are invited to come celebrate the downtown Build-A-Bear Workshop grand opening with giveaways and fun ac...

All aboard the Polar Express in Oakville

All aboard the Polar Express in Oakville

January 2, 2019

Some lucky Point Elementary students hopped on the Polar Express before they left for winter break in an annual tradition that dates back a dozen years. The Mehlville School District posted, ‘The kids love it....the teachers do, too,’ as they get to serve the children hot chocolate Polar Express...

Mehlville School District students make their resolutions for 2019

Mehlville School District students make their resolutions for 2019

December 29, 2018

    Mosaic Elementary School students in the Mehlville School District offer the following resolutions for 2019: Maya — My New Year’s resolutions are to work on my aerial because I have an acrobatics class every Tuesday.  I can do a lot of acrobatics already but I cannot do an aerial...

Lindbergh Schools students commit to their resolutions for 2019

Lindbergh Schools students commit to their resolutions for 2019

December 29, 2018

  Sappington Elementary School fourth-grade students in Lindbergh Schools offer these New Year’s resolutions for 2019: Abby — My New Year’s resolution is to try a sport like basketball. I’ve always wanted to play basketball but was too afraid to. But I need to get out of the house and try something new. And I was so afraid that I was going to fail, but I w...

Blues hold ‘Mehlville Night with the Blues’

Blues hold ‘Mehlville Night with the Blues’

December 28, 2018

  The Blues will also hold ‘Mehlville Night with the Blues’ Jan. 8 to honor Oakville High alum Maroon and his hometown and raise money for the district through discounted tickets. The Point Elementary choir will also perform at the game. Buy special tickets at fevo.me/mehlville.   ...

Threat to Affton school didn’t happen, police say

Threat to Affton school didn't happen, police say

December 27, 2018

Before the Affton School District got out for winter break last week, parents made social-media posts alleging a middle-school student was overheard making a threatening comment to another student on a bus. But the St. Louis County Police Department says it didn’t happen. “St. Louis County Police h...

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