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UPDATED: Filing closes with competitive Mehlville Fire race, no elections for school boards

UPDATED: Filing closes with competitive Mehlville Fire race, no elections for school boards

January 16, 2019

Candidate filing for the April 2 municipal election closed Tuesday, and there are only a few competitive races in south county, including one for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, after opening in December. Several political subd...

Eden United Church of Christ dedicates new handicapped-accessible ramp

Eden United Church of Christ dedicates new handicapped-accessible ramp

January 12, 2019

Entrances to Eden UCC now fully accessible Both entrances to Eden United Church of Christ, 8920 Eden Ave. in Affton, are now fully accessible after the church completed their new handicapped-accessible ramp last month. In August, the church unanimously voted to approve the construction of an Americ...

All schools in south county closing early ahead of storm

All schools in south county closing early ahead of storm

January 11, 2019

School closings have been announced in advance of a pending predicted snowstorm expected to start falling around noon Friday. Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District will close early Friday.  The Hancock Place School District, Bayless Schools and Affton School District will also release ...

Five to eight inches of snow expected this weekend

Five to eight inches of snow expected this weekend

January 11, 2019

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning predicting five to eight inches of snow in the St. Louis region this weekend, with snow expected to fall from Friday afternoon through midnight Saturday. Heavy snow is expected to fall, with total accumulations up to eight inches with possibl...

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

January 9, 2019

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific...

UPDATED: No competitive elections yet in April race

UPDATED: No competitive elections yet in April race

January 8, 2019

This is a developing story and will be updated as candidates file. It was last updated Jan. 9 with Green Park Alderman Tim Thuston filing to run for mayor. As candidate filing for the April 2 election closes next week, there are no competitive races so far in south county following the opening of filing ...

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...

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