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This slaw is a unique make-ahead side dish

Whether made with green, red or orange peppers, this slaw is a flavorful summer favorite.

By Bill Milligan, For the Call

June 26, 2020

Growing up as the first generation American in an Irish family gave me plenty of time to contemplate alternatives to the cabbage and potatoes that were the staples in my Irish relatives’ diet before coming to America. This slaw recipe has evolved from my college apartment days. But I just can’t keep ...

Women in History: Jessica Grib is a survivor who now helps others

Jessica Grib with her husband Kevin, son Noah and daughter Amelia.

By Bill Milligan and Erin Achenbach

March 11, 2020

Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but the birth of Concord resident Jessica Grib’s second child proves that sometimes it takes a village to save the mother. Grib survived massive heart failure after giving birth to her second child in 2016, something her doctors called a “miracle.”...

Women in History: For decades, Earlene Judd lived to serve

Women in History: For decades, Earlene Judd lived to serve

By Bill Milligan, For the Call

March 5, 2020

By Bill Milligan For the Call Former South County legislator Earlene Judd served the state of Missouri from the early 1980s until her death in December 2019 with a sense of humor and goodwill. Judd began her career of public service in 1981 after Missouri legislators discovered the former District...

Oakville softball hammers in district win

Oakville softball hammers in district win

October 22, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call Oakville softball is in the habit of making the best of a bad situation this season. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, starting third baseman Amanda Fitzwilliam was in a car crash. On Friday, she hit two home runs to lead Oakville to the Class 4A, District 2 championship over Rock...

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

October 1, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published July 22, 1993 Highway officials said last week they will inspect five bridges along the Meramec River before reopening them to traffic after flooding recedes. Bridges at Telegraph, Lemay Ferry, Tesson Ferry and Old Gravois roads are of primary int...

A look back at last version of a Board of Freeholders

A look back at last version of a Board of Freeholders

September 26, 2019

My Call By Bill Milligan, General Manager All the talk about reviving the Board of Freeholders in the wake of the Better Together fiasco this year has me remembering 1991, when I served on the last edition of the Board of Freeholders as one of the county representatives. My biggest memory of t...

Endorsements for the April 1992 election

Endorsements for the April 1992 election

September 23, 2019

My Call By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published April 2, 1992 These endorsements are in the best interest of citizens in St. Louis County. Whether you agree or not isn't as important as the exercise of your constitutional right to go to the polls and vote. Lantos, Fowler best candi...

Selected as elector, how could I say no?

Selected as elector, how could I say no?

September 22, 2019

    My Call By Bill Milligan Originally published July 26, 1990 It was Groucho Marx who once said "I wouldn't belong to any club that would have me as a member." That quote was the first thing to pop in my mind last week when St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford aske...

All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

September 19, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 15, 1993 Experts are warning flood victims to use caution when returning to their homes after flood waters begin to recede. National Weather Service expects the Meramec, Missouri and Mississippi rivers to crest Satur...

Board of Electors will review city-county ties

Board of Electors will review city-county ties

September 19, 2019

Originally published July 26, 1990 as a sidebar to an article on the Board of Freeholders/Board of Electors that was constituted in 1990. Aides to St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford Saturday announced the names of the nine-member Board of Electors. The time and date of the first meeting w...

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