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‘Defund the police’ signs lead to talks about policing with a new perspective

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 23, 2020

As protests have swept the country for the last month in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a growing movement to “defund the police” is gaining traction with some officials. The idea of defunding the police didn’t have mainstream support before the video capturing the death o...

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...

After run to semifinals last year, Lindbergh soccer looks to 2019

Lindbergh High head coach Mark Giesing is confident about the 2019 season
for his boys soccer team after an ‘exciting’ first week of practice. Photo by Erin Achenbach

September 7, 2019

for his boys soccer team after an ‘exciting’ first week of practice. Photo by Erin Achenbach By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call As the 2019 season opens for the Lindbergh High School boys soccer team, there’s an air of excitement about the Flyers’ potential this year. “It’s been an exciti...

Lindbergh golf ‘in the hunt’ for 2019

The Lindbergh girls golf team is driving for wins with the help of top player Sofia
Gamayo, with a goal of qualifying for state, said coach Mike Tyler. photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 6, 2019

By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call The Lindbergh Flyers girls golf team is “in the hunt” this fall even after graduating six seniors. “Our goal is to always qualify for state as a team, as well as being in the hunt for a conference and district championship,” Flyers head coach Mike Tyler said. ...

County adds whistleblower rights and creates fraud hotline to fight future corruption

3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch takes questions from reporters after being sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Fitch said that a primary focus of his during his time in office will  be public safety. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 5, 2019

By GLORIA LLOYD News Editor In an effort to prevent future corruption, St. Louis County will set up a whistleblower hotline that will anonymously take reports of wrongdoing from county employees, with protection granted so that they can’t be fired. It’s another step in the effort to safeguard the coun...

Stenger goes to prison Sept. 21; he asked for two ‘cushiest’ prison camps

Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger's sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 5, 2019

Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger's sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By GLORIA LLOYD News Editor Steve Stenger...

Lindbergh High football brings that ‘tough and gritty’ style to its games

Lindbergh head coach Nathan Norman says his team has been in the weight room this summer and is ready to hit the field and get to the sectionals again. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 27, 2019

By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call After suffering a 56-10 loss at Joplin in the Missouri Class 6 football sectional last season, the Lindbergh Flyers hit the weight room and worked toward bringing their “tough and gritty” style of play to the field for 2019. “I can’t say enough about how the ki...

County executive? Checkmate

County Executive Sam Page, above, joined the fun last week when he stopped by ‘Cops Helping Enhance Student Skills’ at The Pavilion at Lemay. C.H.E.S.S. is a way for officers to work with students over the game. Students learned chess from officers in the Police Athletic League during July classes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 8, 2019

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Zimmerman appears at third town hall as deadline to appeal assessments nears

At least a hundred people came out to the Affton Community Center Saturday, June 29, to hear from St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman about this year's property value assessments. Residents complained to Zimmerman about rising property values across the county. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 5, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com As the final July 8 deadline to appeal property value assessments looms, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman continued his series of town hall appearances Saturday to take questions from residents about this year’s reassessments...

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