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New ‘Nutcracker’: South County dance studio is set to perform full ballet for first time

Students at Gateway Dance Conservatory rehearse for the studio’s first full-length production of
Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in Pacific Nov. 23, 2019. Gateway is a nonprofit studio that meets at The
Pavilion at Lemay and provides underprivileged dance students with scholarships and other financial
aid, as well as inclusionary classes for students with special needs. Gateway performed ‘The
Nutcracker’ in December 2019 at Bayless High School. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 3, 2019

A nonprofit, multi-disciplinary dance conservatory will perform its first full-length production Saturday in South County. The Gateway Dance Conservatory will present “The Nutcracker” ballet at 6...

Vowing transparency, Page will mount bid next year to stay county executive

Vowing transparency, Page will mount bid next year to stay county executive
November 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced last week that he would be seeking election in 2020 to maintain his position as the head...

Secretary of state warns of online misinformation with South County GOP legislators

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.
November 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joined local legislators for a town hall last month, discussing online misinformation, medical marijuana,...

Mehlville state test scores go up; DESE changes test again

Mehlville state test scores go up; DESE changes test again
November 25, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District showed academic improvement in key statewide test scores released last month, but yet another change in how...

Pretzel Pretzel will open on Tesson Ferry

Pretzel Pretzel will open on Tesson Ferry
November 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Pretzel Pretzel, the pretzel shop that earned a devoted following since it debuted in Affton in 2017, will be moving to a new storefront...

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 22, 2019

South County residents affected by flooding could receive buyouts after St. Louis County filed for flood relief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Louis County filed in September seeking...

Crestwood budget has City Hall upgrades

Crestwood City Hall
November 21, 2019

The Crestwood Ways and Means Committee recommended the city’s proposed 2020 budget after a nearly three-hour meeting in October, with aldermen making no changes or amendments to the budget as it was...

Bayless set for a ‘road diet’ in 2022 plans

Bayless set for a ‘road diet’ in 2022 plans
November 21, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Bayless Avenue will be undergoing a “road diet” and repaving beginning in 2022, but not all residents in the area are happy about slimming...

Longtime South County legislator kicks off run for Missouri treasurer

Pictured above: Vicki Lorenz Englund announces her 2020 campaign for Missouri State Treasurer at a kick-off fundraising event at Bar Napoli in Clayton on Oct. 30. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 19, 2019

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...

Adworth Senior Living plan is OK’d by Planning Commission

The proposed location of Adworth Senior Living at 1250 and 1301 Adworth Drive.
November 15, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County could get more senior housing in plans under consideration by St. Louis County. The county Planning Commission voted 7-0...

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