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Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council grilled County Executive Sam Page’s nine prospective appointees to the 19-member Board of Freeholders last week on issues ranging from their views on a potential city-county merger to whether they feel they can represent unincorporated areas even though they mostly live in cities. The

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Blades Elementary ‘high-fives’ first responders

    Blades Elementary School in the Mehlville School District honored first responders and military members and veterans on Sept. 11 with a special assembly in honor of Patriot Day. Students performed for their honored guests, who included officers from the St. Louis County Police Department and a father from the University City Police Department,

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Telling stories through dance with Books in Motion

Lindbergh fifth-graders at Long and Sappington elementary schools recently performed student-choreographed dance interpretations of the novel “Restart,” with the guidance of mentors from the Modern American Dance Company’s Books in Motion program. Books in Motion is an inclusive, student-centered program that uses dance to provide students with valuable exposure to literature and the arts. Students

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Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their “Patriot Day” first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11. “It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,” the school wrote on its Facebook page. Among

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PHOTOS: Second SunCrest Fest a success

The cities of Sunset Hills and Crestwood joined forces again this year for the second annual SunCrest Fest, held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kitun Park. The festival kicked off with a 10:15 a.m. parade from Southview School to Truman Middle School, featuring classic cars, Lindbergh High School cheerleaders and more.  Photos by Erin Achenbach.   

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PHOTOS: Hometown hero visits hometown high school, baby

  Journalism students at Oakville High School landed a major-league interview in August when OHS alum and NHL player Pat Maroon sat down for an interview with Channel 97 News, the school’s news broadcast, on his year with the St. Louis Blues and winning the Stanley Cup. It was one of Maroon’s last public appearances

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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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