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Bayless wants bond issue for expansion of a junior-high cafeteria, library, classes

Pictured above: A rendering of the middle school expansion. Image courtesy of Bayless Schools.

March 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Bayless Schools is proposing a $7.3 million no-tax increase bond issue to voters on the April 2 ballot to address overcrowding at Bayless Junior High School. Proposition 1, if voters approve it, would be used to expand the middle school to help allevia...

Affton School District changes up start times

Gotsch Intermediate School third-graders in the Affton School District practice wearing their eclipse glasses on the second day of school in 2017. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

March 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Affton School District will have new start times for the 2019-2020 school year after the Affton Board of Education unanimously voted for the change last month. Affton High School will move up 10 minutes to start at 7:30 a.m...

Crestwood adopts resolution against city-county merger

Crestwood City Hall

March 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen is taking an official position against a merger of St. Louis city and St. Louis County. The board adopted a resolution against a city-county merger at its meeting Tuesday night. The resolution, which ...

MSD proposes restarting ‘impervious fee,’ now with voter approval; Sullivan is on fence

Pictured above: A map of current identified, unfunded stormwater problems in St. Louis city and St. Louis County. MSD expects that they can resolve all current issues within the next 30 years if Prop S passes. Image courtesy of MSD.

March 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Voters in the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District will consider Proposition S for Stormwater to address local and regional flooding and erosion on the ballot Tuesday, April 2. If approved by voters, Prop S would give MSD a new service a...

Are you ‘ready’ for a natural disaster?

Pictured above: Mark Menning goes through an example emergency kit. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Preparation is the name of the game when it comes to emergency and disaster preparedness, expert Mark Menning said in a presentation at the Crestwood Community Center in February. Menning, the former fire chief for the Crestwood Fire Dep...

Cluster home vote delayed once again

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

March 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The March 12 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting was tense as residents confronted the board after the scheduled vote on the Fischer & Frichtel cluster home development was delayed once again as the petitioner requested postponem...

Baumgarth challenges Ryan for Mehlville fire board seat

Pictured above: Ed Ryan (left) and Fred Baumgarth (right)

March 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter  eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Former firefighter Fred Baumgarth is challenging incumbent Ed Ryan for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in the election Tuesday, April 2. Baumgarth, 65, 9744 Green Park Road, is a retiree ...

Lindbergh Flyerettes come home with first championship in team’s history

Junior Varsity Lindbergh Flyerettes.

March 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Lindbergh Flyerettes had a strong showing at the 2019 Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida, including the junior varsity team taking home a championship, a first in the 50-year history...

Pantherettes Dance Team accomplishes strong finish in top 10 at nationals

Pantherettes Dance Team accomplishes strong finish in top 10 at nationals

March 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville High School Pantherettes dance team took home three top 10 rankings after competing in the National Dance Alliance high-school dance competition in Orlando, Florida, in February. The Pantherettes, who until recently ha...

Oakville Golden Girls clinch first-ever national dance team championship

Varsity Oakville Golden Girls

March 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Oakville Golden Girls dance team won their first championship in history at the 2019 National Dance Alliance high-school competition in Orlando, Florida, in February. “It’s hard to find a word other than ‘exciting’ that ac...

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