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Mehlville fire district has the lowest tax rate of any county fire district for 14th year in a row

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 31, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County for the 14th year in a row. The Board of Directors unanimously set its 2019 tax rate  — which governs how much taxpayers paid in their ...

Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim.’ Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 15, 2019

During a mock rescue in 2018, Mehlville firefighter and drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim’ using the district's small drone. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspaper...

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 ...

Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by a former MFPD firefighter, Fred Baumgarth. Voters...

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