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Longtime South County legislator kicks off run for Missouri treasurer

Longtime South County legislator kicks off run for Missouri treasurer

November 19, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A familiar face in South County politics is running for office once again, this time statewide. Vicki Lorenz Englund, a Democrat who represented South County in the Missouri Legislature on and off for eight years while serving as a me...

Legislators from both parties unveil the ‘Cloria Brown Highway’ Lindbergh sign

Legislators from both parties unveil the ‘Cloria Brown Highway’ Lindbergh sign

November 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The legacy of the late state Rep. Cloria Brown will live on after a stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard from Interstate 55 to Lin Ferry Drive was dubbed the “Cloria Brown Memorial Highway.” A new sign indicating the memorial highway was unv...

Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

March 19, 2019

The Mehlville School District is receiving high praise from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awarded the Mehlville School District an APR score of 99.6 percent on its 2018 Annual Performance Report, released publicly last month. From 2014 to 2017, Mehlville’s avera...

Disappointed Pretto says 94th District election showcases ‘divided community’

Disappointed Pretto says 94th District election showcases ‘divided community’

November 23, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The midterm election did not turn out how Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto hoped it would when the Oakville Democrat lost the race for the 94th House District to Republican Jim Murphy, an Oakville business owner. “I t...

Murphy says 94th District win is from hard work, meeting voters

Murphy says 94th District win is from hard work, meeting voters

November 21, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the most hotly contested races statewide for the Missouri House ended with Oakville business owner Jim Murphy, a Republican, defeating Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 election for the 94th...

‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

November 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The Democratic “blue wave” expected by some for the election last week didn’t happen in South St. Louis County, which instead saw a “red wave” of Republicans elected to Missouri House seats. In the most competitive race, Oakvill...

All four Oakville candidates would be new to Legislature

All four Oakville candidates would be new to Legislature

October 30, 2018

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Education, public safety and economic development were the three big topics at a legislative candidate forum between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 94th and 95th Missouri House districts, where both legislators elected will ...

Forum set for 94th, 95th House races

Forum set for 94th, 95th House races

October 16, 2018

Call Newspapers and the Mehlville High School Student Council are co-sponsoring a forum next week for the candidates running in the 94th and 95th District races for the Missouri House. Jim Murphy and Jean Pretto of the 94th and Michael O’Donnell and Mike Walter of the 95th are seeking election Nov. ...

Murphy, Pretto trying to win in 94th District

Murphy, Pretto trying to win in 94th District

October 9, 2018

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Two Oakville residents are competing this fall to hold the vacant seat of the 94th District of the Missouri House held by the late Rep. Cloria Brown. James “Jim” Murphy, Republican, is running in the election Tuesday, Nov. 6, and is b...

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