Blast from South County's Past

Incorporation of Green Park to be considered again by county

This is a “blast from South County’s past” from the past 30 years of The Call’s archives. Originally published on: Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995. Stay tuned throughout the year for more glimpses into the area’s history. By Andrea Leak News Editor Originally published on Jan. 12, 1995 The St. Louis County Council announced last week

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‘Sunshine Law’ leaves new editor in the dark

Editor’s note: As part of our “Blast from South County’s Past” series, here’s a look at how difficult getting basic public records was in St. Louis County in 1994. Sometimes it’s just as difficult now. Some things never change.  Call the Tune By Mike Anthony Originally published Dec. 8, 1994  I’m new at the Call.

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Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Pictured above: The Telegraph Road bridge over the Meramec River may have been damaged by the flooding. Photo by Bill Milligan. 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,

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Endorsements for the April 1992 election

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 candidates for Mehlville Incumbents Alex

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Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

By Susan Spanel For the Call Originally published January 2, 1992 Efforts to incorporate South County were the top news stories in 1991, followed by school news both good and bad. Mehlville’s continuing money woes and Lindbergh’s audit, student walkout and boundary changes were hot copy. And then there was Proposition B. The front page

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All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

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 Saturday. As flood waters recede into the Mississippi and Meramec rivers, animals as well

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Board of Electors will review city-county ties

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 will be announced Friday, said Dee Joyner,

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Board of Electors will pass on county reorganization

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 26, 1990 (with a sidebar listing the Board of Freeholders appointees) County Executive H.C. Milford last week asked appointees to a new Board of Electors not to propose another reorganization of St. Louis County. Missouri Supreme Court officials last month ordered Milford to appoint electors to replace

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Gephardt tours flood damaged area

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published June 3, 1993 Congressman Richard Gephardt, D-MO., met with residents of flooded regions of the Meramec River Friday to discuss relief options and survey damages caused by recent floods. Gephardt met with residents along the Meramec between Lemay Ferry and Telegraph roads from the back yard of Jerry Sanders.

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Trade off: Flooding upsets life along Meramec

Photo caption: Residents of Club City have been boating home since rains began. Pictured above is Club City resident Ron Voyles. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published April 22, 1993 Life on the Meramec River can be beautiful, but even the most devout residents of areas near the river say this

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