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PHOTOS: Summer fun at the library

Star Wars, Mad Mixtures, free lunch  Pictured above: Grant’s View Branch kicked off summer at the ninth annual Star Wars Fan Fest, with games, costumes, snow cones and more. Photos courtesy of the St. Louis County Library.

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PHOTOS: A little rain doesn’t stop the JB Blast

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park last Wednesday, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive

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Crestwood firefighters come to the rescue of man in flash flood

Pictured above: The car of the man rescued during the flash flood at Whitecliff Park is towed from the parking lot. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Flash flooding caused by heavy rains last week led to an emergency water rescue for one man in Crestwood. The Crestwood Fire Department received the

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Hagemann honors teacher with memory garden

It was an emotional day as Hagemann Elementary dedicated a special garden in honor of kindergarten teacher Kristi Boccardi of Sunset Hills, who lost her courageous battle with cancer a year ago. Above, teacher Paula Kennedy releases butterflies, as Boccardi’s students did every year. ‘She will always be missed, and always be remembered.’

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Mehlville High students design prosthetic arms

Students in the Biomedical Science Project Lead the Way, or PLTW, class at Mehlville High School present their working prosthetic arms to community partners who work in the medical field like BJC Healthcare, above. Over the course of the biomedical science curriculum, the students followed a fictitious family and worked to help diagnose, treat and

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Lindbergh raises money with 36 hours of music

  The Lindbergh High School Drumline and Strolling Stings performed for students April 12 during the band’s annual 36-Hour Musicthon to raise money for childhood cancer research. This year’s event raised $2,200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The band raises money in honor of a young man named Alex, who the band members met in 2012.

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