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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...

Play Gloria: One-of-a-kind Rep. Cloria Brown will get a highway

Play Gloria: One-of-a-kind Rep. Cloria Brown will get a highway

October 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd In my favorite memory of Cloria Brown, she was in sneakers. It was after the longtime on-and-off state legislator held a hearing on sex trafficking at the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium at Mehlville High School. After hours of hearing testimony from victims, I was ready to do a...

Signs to be raised for Cloria Brown Highway

Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

October 10, 2019

State Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, will hold an official dedication of the Cloria Brown Memorial Highway to honor the late state representative Thursday, Oct. 17 at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Green Park. Murphy filed legislation earlier this year to dedicate a section of Lindbergh Boulevar...

Cloria Brown ‘made a positive difference for many,’ deserves honors

Letters to the editor

June 6, 2019

To the editor: A March 21 letter by Judith Beckey and Jan Eberhardt states that they “fail to see” why a small portion of Lindbergh Boulevard should be named in the late state Rep. Cloria Brown’s honor, because, as Judith and Jan wrote, Rep. Brown “did nothing for the people she represented....

Cloria Brown fought hard for child care, among many achievements

Letters to the editor

May 22, 2019

To the editor: The late Rep. Cloria Brown is most certainly deserving of Lindbergh Boulevard recognition, despite a March 20 letter suggesting otherwise. The importance of accessible, quality and safe early-childhood education is front and center in recent news. Cloria Brown’s efforts in this cau...

Governor signs bill naming Lindbergh ‘Rep. Cloria Brown Memorial Highway’

Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

April 10, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill renaming a South County highway after the late Rep. Cloria Brown last month in a ceremony that brought together Brown’s family with dozens of her colleagues in the Missouri House and Senate. Parson held the signing ceremony in his office March 25. The legislation will desi...

Former Green Park Mayor Tony Konopka dies

February 12, 2019

Former Green Park Mayor Tony Konopka died at home in the city Jan. 28 after battling health issues. Konopka was first elected mayor in 2007, after serving four years as Ward 2 alderman. Konopka was re-elected for a second term as mayor in 2009 and a third term in 2011 before resigning in August 20...

VIDEO: Lindbergh Boulevard could be designated ‘Cloria Brown Memorial Highway’

Cloria Brown

January 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The first bill likely to be approved by Missouri’s 100th General Assembly is legislation that would rename part of South Lindbergh Boulevard “Rep. Cloria Brown Memorial Highway” after the late south county legislator who died in office l...

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

Jim Murphy, left, thanks Tesson Ferry Committeewoman Christine Hessel.Photo by Erin Achenbach.

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...

Legislators wrap up 2018 with eventful session for state and south county

Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-Oakville, speaks to the South County Chamber of Commerce this summer about an eventful year in Jefferson City. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 13, 2018

Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-Oakville, speaks to the South County Chamber of Commerce this summer about an eventful year in Jefferson City. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Legislators head back to Jefferson City for a combined veto and special session...

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