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Lindbergh’s Prop R focuses on security

Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh
High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which will be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Lindbergh Schools’ proposed no-tax-rate-increase bond issue Proposition R on the April 2 ballot would build a new Lindbergh High School, but it will also add secure entrances and systems to all schools that don’t already have them. ...

Drive-by Ashings

'Drive-by ashings' photo taken in March 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 13, 2019

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County Charter Commission kicks off with resignation and Better Together debate

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 25, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission held its first meeting last week, but a member resigned days later after it emerg...

Bayless teacher one of 33 nationwide to receive $25,000 Milken Award

Pictured above, Therese Shain, a special education teacher at Bayless Elementary, smiles for photos after receiving a $25,000 Milkin Educator Award Wednesday morning. Shain is one of 33 educators to receive the award in 2018-2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Bayless Elementary School teacher was awarded one of education's most prestigious honors, the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, at a surprise school assembly Wednesday morning featuring guests such as First Lady of Missouri Teresa Parson a...

Oakville band will ‘Take a Vet to D-Day’

Photo by Erin Achenbach

January 10, 2019

The Oakville band hopes to raise $500,000 to fund its trip to perform at the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy, France, in June. To get to that goal, Kathie Soehngen of the Oakville Band Parents’ Association set up a fundraiser called ‘Take a Vet to D-Day.’ With a $5 donation, ...

Sunset Hills could demolish unbuilt Jimmy John’s

The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John's on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago, but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Online update: The Board of Aldermen granted an extension Tuesday to Jimmy John's owner Steve Saladin, with some caveats. Stay tuned for an updated article and for updates in the Call's print edition. Sunset Hills may pay to demolish the partially...

County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

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January 4, 2019

    The new and returning officeholders in St. Louis County were set to be sworn in at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 — after the Call went to press. In a change from tradition, the ceremony was set to happen outdoors at Memorial Plaza outside the county Administration Building and Police De...

Disappointed Pretto says 94th District election showcases ‘divided community’

Jean Pretto speaks at the Oakville Democrats ODO Fest in October 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 23, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The midterm election did not turn out how Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto hoped it would when the Oakville Democrat lost the race for the 94th House District to Republican Jim Murphy, an Oakville business owner. “I t...

Murphy says 94th District win is from hard work, meeting voters

Jim Murphy, left, thanks Tesson Ferry Committeewoman Christine Hessel.Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 21, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the most hotly contested races statewide for the Missouri House ended with Oakville business owner Jim Murphy, a Republican, defeating Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 election for the 94th...

‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at his victory party at Cafe Telegraph Tuesday night. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The Democratic “blue wave” expected by some for the election last week didn’t happen in South St. Louis County, which instead saw a “red wave” of Republicans elected to Missouri House seats. In the most competitive race, Oakvill...

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Photo by Erin Achenbach