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St. Paul’s United Church of Christ hosts fourth Oakville Community Market

Penelope Ritchie of Barnview Fields & Farm fixes the produce display during the Oakville Community Market.

June 27, 2018

Penelope Ritchie of Barnview Fields & Farm fixes the produce display during the Oakville Community Market. Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer For the past month, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ has been hosting a weekly community market for residents around the Lemay, Mehlville and Oakville ...

Oakville High School installs new field turf

Oakville High School installs new field turf

June 24, 2018

Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. In addition to Mehlville High School’s new gym floor and pool repairs, the Mehlville School District is busy this summer installing new turf on their home football field at Oakville High School.

Grant’s View Library kicks off summer reading

Siblings Calvin, Camille and Cali pose with their freshly-painted faces. Cali’s glittery facepaint sparkles in the sunlight.

June 23, 2018

Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer. The Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library threw a launch party this summer for children participating in the summer reading program. The event featured several fun activities, including rock climbing, face painting, giant Legos and more. Top Photo: ...

Kennedy takes office as Crestwood’s new mayor

Kennedy takes office as Crestwood’s new mayor

June 22, 2018

Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. After former Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby resigned June 8 for health reasons, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, who had served as president of the Board of Aldermen for a little more than a month, took over as acting mayor. Kennedy took the oath of office from City Clerk Hel...

Kennerly hosts ‘Kindergarten Playdate’

An incoming Kennerly kindergartener slides at 'Popsicles with the Principal' last year on the school's playground.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 20, 2018

Tory, 5, pictured above, slides down the slide before running to tell her mother about her new friend Penelope. Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer Kennerly Elementary School hosted a playdate for incoming students and their families to meet each other, their teachers and Principal Todd Morgan last we...

Friendship Village breaks ground on new apartments set to launch in 2020

C.E.O. of FV Services, Inc. and Dorris Brown pose in front of the 40 Years of Friendship sign. Brown is holding a photo from her appearance at the first groundbreaking event in 1978. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 17, 2018

C.E.O. of FV Services, Inc. Terry Walsh and Doris Brown pose in front of the "40 Years of Friendship" sign. Brown is holding a photo from her appearance at the first groundbreaking event in 1978. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Friendship Village held a groundbreaking ceremony last week to publicize con...

MFPD first in county to roll out new paramedics

The newly announced paramedic unit poses in front of their ambulance. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 15, 2018

The newly announced paramedic unit poses in front of their ambulance. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District is the first fire district in St. Louis County to roll out a new community paramedic program ...

Roby resigns; Kennedy is Crestwood’s new mayor

Crestwood got a new mayor last week, as Mayor Gregg Roby, above right, resigned effective 4:30 p.m. June 8, for health reasons. At that time, the president of the Board of Aldermen, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, above left, assumed office as acting mayor. He will serve in the position until a special election in November. Roby is seen, above right, on his last day in office at Crestwood City Hall, as he met with Kennedy. Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 14, 2018

Crestwood got a new mayor last week, as Mayor Gregg Roby, above right, resigned effective 4:30 p.m. June 8, for health reasons. At that time, the president of the Board of Aldermen, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, above left, assumed office as acting mayor. He will serve in the position until a special ele...

New police unit for community engagement funded by Prop P

Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 13, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger and Police Chief Jon Belmar answer questions about the newly opened Special Response Unit in north county. The officers received special training. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A new special unit of the St. Louis County Police Department ...

Students learn about archaeology with professionals at 2018 Sappington Dig

Teacher Abigail Dairaghi and student Angelo Saccente excavate a plot of land outside Sappington House last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 12, 2018

Teacher Abigail Dairaghi and student Angelo Saccente excavate a plot of land outside Sappington House last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Local high-school students are working side-by-side with professional archaeologists and college graduates  on...

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