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Polar Express: Full steam ahead to the North Pole

Polar Express: Full steam ahead to the North Pole

December 18, 2018

It’s all aboard at Union Station this holiday season as children near and far head to the ‘North Pole’ on the Polar Express train inspired by the children’s book and movie. Above, Ivy Smith of Crestwood, 6, her brother Parker, 10, and their mother, Tara, meet ‘The Conductor.’ Photo by Glor...

Crestwood celebrates five years of Christmas

Crestwood celebrates five years of Christmas

December 4, 2018

Santa Claus made his grand arrival by fire truck on Saturday in Crestwood and opened the doors to City Hall as dozens of children and parents waited to see him. The arrival kicked off ‘Christmas in Crestwood,’ a daylong celebration with a car show and fireworks. See photos of the day's festivities below...

Marshall the Miracle Dog comes to south county

Marshall the Miracle Dog comes to south county

November 28, 2018

Marshall the Miracle Dog, a three-legged abuse survivor pictured above with students from Point Elementary, and owner Cyndi Willenbrock shared their inspiring story this month at schools and the Sunset Hills Community Center. Marshall was rescued by the Humane Society in 2010. ...

Gallery: Panthers win at honoring heroes

Gallery: Panthers win at honoring heroes

September 19, 2018

The Mehlville Panathers football team didn’t win against Fox last week in the two rivals’ annual ‘Huddle Up 4 Heroes’ game, but  both teams came out on top by raising money for Heroes Care, a local nonprofit dedicated to  supporting military families. The teams and local veterans carried in flags for the game. Ab...

Crestwood holds ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Crestwood holds ‘Coffee with a Cop’

September 5, 2018

Crestwood Police Department Sgt. Dion Olson, right, talks with Crestwood resident John Weis at the city’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event last week at the Crestwood Starbucks. The city has conducted the coffees for four years as a way to connect with the community and was one of the first department...

Students in south county go back to school with new superintendents and principals

Students in south county go back to school with new superintendents and principals

August 25, 2018

Above, Oakville Elementary students Baileigh Holland, Logan Woods, Tommy Schoen and Hanna Backs walk into school together on the first day. Their school got a new principal, Kimberly Tooley. Students celebrate their first day School districts across south county had their first day of school last week. The...

Gallery: Lindbergh baseball dominates the district championship

Gallery: Lindbergh baseball dominates the district championship

May 22, 2018

The Lindbergh baseball Flyers, above, celebrate their district championship last week. They are a close-knit team that came together and made it to their goal, Coach Darin Scott said. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call The Lindbergh Flyers baseball team defeated Rockwood Summit 4-0 to take the district championship last week. After three innings with no runs, senior Brendan Meissner scored the first run at the bottom of the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, senior Sam Kuehnle and freshman Aaron M...

Cliff Cave trail will be enjoyed for many years to come, officials say

Stenger, kneeling, cuts the ribbon on the new Cliff Cave Park trail expansion in Oakville in May 2018, alongside county Parks Director Gary Bess, 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, and Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Trautman. Stenger fought to get the trail built over the objections of 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville. Photo by Bill Milligan.

May 8, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger cuts the ribbon on the new Oakville overlook on the bluffs in Cliff Cave County Park May 4 with, from left, Eliana Owens, Parks Director Gary Bess, 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan and Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Trautman. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Gloria...

Early-childhood students go down on the farm

Early-childhood students go down on the farm

May 2, 2018

Students at John Cary Early Childhood Center and their parents enjoyed a petting zoo last week, including meeting this cow, above, goats and other animals.  

Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

April 17, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District responded last week to what they eventually called a three-alarm fire at the Meramec Energy Center coal plant in Oakville, as seen in this photo from the Rock Community Fire Protection District. Ameren Missou...

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