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History comes alive with World War II veterans

History comes alive with World War II veterans

March 5, 2020

Lindbergh High School is in its 11th year of hosting History Alive, a program that gives students the opportunity to talk with veterans from World War II the Korean War, the Vietnam War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan every spring. Above, World War II veteran Eugene Ganz of Ballwin talks wi...

Bridge over Bayless

Bridge over Bayless

February 27, 2020

Great Rivers Greenway installed a 600-foot pedestrian bridge last week across Bayless Avenue at Interstate 55 to connect to the trail expansion currently under construction. The bridge is made up of seven segments that were lifted over three days. When complete, the paved greenway will extend an additional...

PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

February 23, 2020

  Students learned about dance, art, music and other traditions from Bosnia, Bolivia, Columbia, Ethiopia and more at Beasley Elementary’s International Day. Above, third-graders Ethan Carns, Royalty McKinney and Ro’myrrah Steed try out African drumming from a guest who gave a presentation a...

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

February 22, 2020

  Students at Crestwood Elementary like Joseph Bani, above, took a trip around the world Feb. 7 during the 11th annual Cultural Day celebration. Classrooms were decorated to represent Albania, Bosnia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Somalia, Syria and Vietnam. The cel...

Kennerly students celebrate Valentine’s

Kennerly students celebrate Valentine’s

February 21, 2020

Students at Kennerly Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day last week through Valentine’s-themed games, activities and foods. Students also participated in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge, in honor of American Heart Month.  

Students learn through ‘abilities awareness’

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken in January at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

February 13, 2020

Hagemann Elementary School students learned about some of the challenges faced by their peers at the second annual Abilities Awareness Day. The schoolwide event was organized by school nurse Amy Heidotten. Outside agencies and parents were invited to present to students in different areas. ...

Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

January 31, 2020

Students in intermediate and advanced sewing at Oakville High School made ‘joey pouches’ to help animals stranded by the Australian wildfires, including kangaroo ‘joeys’ and koalas. The students’ work is coordinated with the Animal Rescue Craft Guild, a group of volunteers who produce pouch...

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

Santa gets children’s lists; will be checking twice

Santa gets children’s lists; will be checking twice

December 19, 2019

Children across South County have been busy meeting with Santa Claus ahead of his Christmas Eve rounds, including Affton's Oakland House 'Santa House' Dec. 12, where children were able to enjoy chocolate chip cookies with Mrs. Claus and take pictures with the 'Big Guy.' Photos by Erin Achenbach.  ...

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