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Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

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...

Page names Board of Freeholders; only one from South County, only one from unincorporated

Page names Board of Freeholders; only one from South County, only one from unincorporated

October 1, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced his appointments to the Board of Freeholders Tuesday, and of the nine freeholders, only one is from South County and only one is from unincorporated St. Louis County. The Board of Freeholders will consider changing the structure of local government in St. Loui...

Stenger surrenders to South Dakota prison

Stenger surrenders to South Dakota prison

September 24, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Steve Stenger served four years as county executive, and starting this week, he starts serving nearly four years in federal prison. And since he qualifies for the lowest-security federal prison camp, his prison in Yankton, South Dakota comes w...

Green Park gets a new alderman, as Pousosa resigns

Green Park gets a new alderman, as Pousosa resigns

September 18, 2019

Then-Concord Republican Committeeman Tony Pousosa presides over a meeting of the Concord-Lemay Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Green Park will get a new alderman this week after one of the city’s most recogn...

Mehlville Fire may get seven ambulances; adds Oakville, Green Park services

Mehlville Fire may get seven ambulances; adds Oakville, Green Park services

August 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District wants to add a seventh ambulance, which would ensure the district has seven-day ambulance coverage at all seven of its firehouses for the first time. Chief Brian Hendricks last week asked the Board of ...

Mehlville school, fire districts see a jump in assessed valuation in 2019

Mehlville school, fire districts see a jump in assessed valuation in 2019

July 24, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Like other political subdivisions in the South County area, the Mehlville School District and Mehlville Fire Protection District both saw a 15-percent increase in assessed value — nearly double the 8 percent the school district had pr...

Power outage spills 250,000 gallons of sewage in Sunset Hills; MSD cleaning up

Power outage spills 250,000 gallons of sewage in Sunset Hills; MSD cleaning up

July 19, 2019

After a power outage at a wastewater pumping station spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated sewage near the Meramec River in Sunset Hills, the station is up and running again and the spill has been cut off. Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District are conducting a cleanu...

County executives could be impeached under county Charter proposal from Trakas

County executives could be impeached under county Charter proposal from Trakas

June 27, 2019

Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas looks over documents during an economic development June 4, 2019 in Clayton. Trakas has created a proposal to include an impeachment process in the county charter. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com As the St. Louis County Charter Commis...

Mehlville projects $1 million operating surplus in 2019-2020 budget

Mehlville projects $1 million operating surplus in 2019-2020 budget

June 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education will consider a “strong, sound” $124 million 2019-2020 budget tonight at the Board of Education Meeting at Mehlville High School, with a June 30 deadline to adopt it under state law. The board consi...

Kennerly principal leaves early in mystery

Kennerly principal leaves early in mystery

June 16, 2019

An incoming Kennerly kindergartener slides at 'Popsicles with the Principal' last year on the school's playground. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Kennerly Elementary School Principal Todd Morgan was slated to depart the district at th...

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