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Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

February 26, 2020

A social studies teacher at Washington Middle School in the Mehlville School District had his students reenact the Dred Scott case that was tried in downtown St. Louis, which was then part of St. Louis County, in 1847. Students played the various roles in the case, and the jury had the opportunity t...

Affton will get Missouri’s first food truck garden, if County Council approves

Affton will get Missouri's first food truck garden, if County Council approves

November 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If the County Council approves, Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton Plaza shopping ...

Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

September 23, 2019

By Susan Spanel For the Call Originally published January 2, 1992 Efforts to incorporate South County were the top news stories in 1991, followed by school news both good and bad. Mehlville’s continuing money woes and Lindbergh’s audit, student walkout and boundary changes were hot copy. And then there ...

Selected as elector, how could I say no?

Selected as elector, how could I say no?

September 22, 2019

    My Call By Bill Milligan Originally published July 26, 1990 It was Groucho Marx who once said "I wouldn't belong to any club that would have me as a member." That quote was the first thing to pop in my mind last week when St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford aske...

Board of Electors will review city-county ties

Board of Electors will review city-county ties

September 19, 2019

Originally published July 26, 1990 as a sidebar to an article on the Board of Freeholders/Board of Electors that was constituted in 1990. Aides to St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford Saturday announced the names of the nine-member Board of Electors. The time and date of the first meeting w...

Board of Electors will pass on county reorganization

Board of Electors will pass on county reorganization

September 18, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 26, 1990 (with a sidebar listing the Board of Freeholders appointees) County Executive H.C. Milford last week asked appointees to a new Board of Electors not to propose another reorganization of St. Louis County. ...

Stenger pleads guilty to federal corruption charges; plea deal calls for 3-4 years in prison

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3, 2019, after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29 after an April 25 indictment was unsealed that morning, prompting Stenger to resign as county executive minutes later. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three federal corruption charges, agreeing to a plea deal with a recommended sentence of three to five years in prison. He will be sentenced Aug. 9 by U.S. District Judge Cathe...

H.C. Milford dies; was the last Republican county executive

In this archive photo from 1990, St. Louis County Executive Henry C. Milford told OMC Chamber members that city officials would have no control over money from a hotel/motel tax being considered Apr. 3 by residents of St. Louis County. Milford added that St. Louis County would not be forced to make up the difference if revenue from the tax failed to produce the county's share of the operations budget. Photo by Bill Milligan.

May 29, 2018

Former St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford was remembered after his death last month by the County Council and others who knew him as an old-fashioned type of politician who was a “legendary figure in the history of St. Louis County, serving 12 years as a member of the County Council and f...

Westfall’s successor, Charlie Dooley, pledges to do ‘very best’ he can

November 11, 2003

Originally Published: 11/11/2003 By Alyson E. Raletz Staff Reporter The County Council last week attempted to fill the shoes of the late County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall and unanimously appointed Charlie Dooley, D-north county, as Westfall's successor and to serve out the rest of h...

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