Mike Shamia

Elected officials take office in south county

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As of last week, all the new officials set to take office after the April 3 election have been sworn in. New on the job are Mehlville Board of Education members Tori Behlke and Lisa Messmer, along with new Sunset Hills Aldermen Casey Wong of Ward 2 and Ann

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Call continues tradition of our post-election awards

Editorial by the Call The Call started a new tradition last year of bestowing Post-Election Awards, but a tradition can’t really become a tradition unless it’s done more than once, can it? So this year the Call truly launches its tradition of Post-Election Awards. But while last year’s awards include such colorful titles as “The

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Lindbergh incumbents re-elected to office

Lindbergh Board of Education incumbents Karen Schuster and Mike Shamia were re-elected to the board last week for three-year terms. Board President Schuster and board Secretary Shamia came in first and second in the contest, respectively, defeating newcomer Eric Edward Thias. Schuster earned 3,488 votes, or 46.85 percent, and Shamia came in second with 2,898

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Call makes endorsements for next week’s elections

The Call makes endorsements for south county elections next Tuesday, April 3. First, we endorsed Grant Mabie over Bill Boston in Crestwood Ward 3, and now we reveal our other choices. Editorial by the Call South county voters next week will vote for aldermen in Crestwood and Sunset Hills and Lindbergh and Mehlville school board

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Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for the firefighters’ union and a pledge from the union to work

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Lindbergh board seeks input on traits, skills of new leader

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education is seeking public input about the characteristics and skills residents would like to see in the district’s new superintendent. Applications are due Nov. 10 for the superintendent’s position, which is being vacated by Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current

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Search for new Lindbergh superintendent officially underway

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The search is officially underway for a successor to Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. Applications are due Nov. 10 for the superintendent’s position, which will offer a salary range of $200,000 to $240,000. Board of Education members met

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