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County Council will continue to fight for federal subpoena

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 1, 2019

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter e...

Mehlville approves free universal breakfast at Forder Elementary

These Forder Elementary School students participated in their school’s Hats On! fundraiser to help Texas families devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

March 28, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved to continue the pilot universal free breakfast program at Forder Elementary through the end of the school year after a successful initial pilot that saw an increase in both particip...

Packed house weighs in on Tower Tee’s future

Pictured above: It was standing room only at 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy’s first in a series of town halls on the fate of the Tower Tee Golf Course. Nearly 100 people packed into a room at the Affton-White Rodgers Community Center on March 20 to voice their concerns and provide feedback on what should or shouldn’t become of the golf course. Audience members included Rep. Doug Beck and 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 28, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com It was a packed house last week at the Affton-White Rodgers Community Center as residents came out to the first of 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy’s series of town halls on the fate of the Tower Tee Golf Course. Tower Tee ha...

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 ...

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