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Murphy and Rammaha face off for GOP nod to oppose Pretto for 94th District

Murphy and Rammaha face off for GOP nod to oppose Pretto for 94th District

July 20, 2018

Jim Murphy and Ron Rammaha, pictured above, introduce their platform at the June 21 joint meeting of the Concord-Lemay and Gravois Republican clubs. Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Two business owners from Oakville and Concord are running for the Missouri House ...

Two Oakville residents vying to take over seat from term-limited Haefner

Two Oakville residents vying to take over seat from term-limited Haefner

July 18, 2018

By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Two Oakville residents are running in the Republican primary Tuesday, Aug. 7, to replace Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-Oakville, in the 95th District of the Missouri House. Michael O’Donnell and Joe Patterson are vying to take the place of Haefner, who is term-limited...

Gallery: Greenway cuts ribbon on its new trailhead at Grant’s Trail in Affton

Great Rivers Greenway CEO Susan Trautman and board President Jim Hall mingle with guests at the June ribbon cutting.

July 18, 2018

By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Great Rivers Greenway cut the ribbon on the new Mysun Trailhead at Grant’s Trail in a ceremony last month. The trailhead is located at Orlando’s Banquet Center at 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., in Affton, and offers restrooms, playgrounds, water stations and other...

Dolan in three-way race for re-election to 5th District County Council seat Aug. 7

Dolan in three-way race for re-election to 5th District County Council seat Aug. 7

July 18, 2018

Editor's note: Candidate Michael Burton announced Aug. 1 that he's dropping out of the race and throwing his support to fellow candidate Lisa Clancy. He will still appear on the ballot, however. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Incumbent 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, h...

Stenger and Mantovani face off in Democratic county executive primary

Stenger narrowly defeated challenger Mark Mantovani in the August 2018 Democratic primary.

July 17, 2018

By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Incumbent County Executive Steve Stenger is running for re-election in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 7, and he is being challenged by Mark Mantovani, who has never held public office in the past. Mantovani, 64, 19 Dromara Road, Ladue, was CEO of Ansira,...

Lindbergh graduate teaches coding to Camp Ignite students at Concord

Lindbergh graduate teaches coding to Camp Ignite students at Concord

July 17, 2018

By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Lindbergh Schools is hosting Camp Ignite, a STEM camp for elementary school students, this July at Concord Elementary. The district will host several special guest speakers during the two-week learning endeavor that concludes this week, including Lindbergh graduat...

Oakville High School installs new field turf

Oakville High School's newly installed turf, as seen in summer 2018.

June 24, 2018

Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. In addition to Mehlville High School’s new gym floor and pool repairs, the Mehlville School District is busy this summer installing new turf on their home football field at Oakville High School.

Grant’s View Library kicks off summer reading

Siblings Calvin, Camille and Cali pose with their freshly-painted faces. Cali’s glittery facepaint sparkles in the sunlight.

June 23, 2018

Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer. The Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library threw a launch party this summer for children participating in the summer reading program. The event featured several fun activities, including rock climbing, face painting, giant Legos and more. Top Photo: ...

Local men win multi-state tennis USTA championship in Arkansas

Local men win multi-state tennis USTA championship in Arkansas

June 22, 2018

Donnal Leisher and Kent Brueggemann pose in front of the ‘Hot Springs Village Center’ sign during the tournament. Photo by Mary Brueggemann. Story by Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Two local men won the 80-year-old Doubles Division in the United States Tennis Association Multi States 70s an...

Kennedy takes office as Crestwood’s new mayor

Kennedy takes office as Crestwood’s new mayor

June 22, 2018

Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. After former Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby resigned June 8 for health reasons, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, who had served as president of the Board of Aldermen for a little more than a month, took over as acting mayor. Kennedy took the oath of office from City Clerk Hel...

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