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Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents

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Spike in Lindbergh property values is good news for $91 million budget

Pictured above: Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School in January 2018 with former Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and LHS Principal Eric Cochran. Lake succeeded Simpson, who retired June 30, 2018 after serving as superintendent for the past 10 years. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Thanks to a steep jump in property values

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Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws that require the

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