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Council tries to limit public speakers’ ‘activism’ with new security and ‘ground rules’

Anthony Shahid holds a noose around his neck while reading an old St. Louis Post Dispatch article about former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger during public comment at the Nov. 5 county council Meeting. Shahid was among dozens of speakers who spoke out  against the alleged mistreatment of a woman in North County by a St. Louis County police officer. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 25, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After two weeks of intense public comments at the St. Louis County Council, Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas and the council hope to minimize “activism” during the meetings by imposing new rules and enforcing existing ones on residents and t...

Flyers soccer team heading for state semifinals after dream ‘19

Lindbergh’s Nick Merlo and Northwest’s Hayden Hatley battle for a loose ball in the Flyers’ 4-2 win at Northwest Nov. 13. Photo by Stephen Glover.

November 20, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call This is going down as the season of all seasons for the Lindbergh boys soccer team. The Flyers (17-8-1) are returning to the Missouri Class 4 semifinals for the first time since 1994 after winning their first district championship since 1998. Lindbergh’s lone sta...

Lindbergh Fiddlers go back in time

The boys pretend to act horrified that the girls are daring to show their elbows in public.

November 20, 2019

The Sperreng and Truman Colonial Fiddlers spent a weekend last month in West Lafayette, Indiana, performing at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid-1700s. It is held annually...

Local schools honor those who serve during Veterans Day activities

November 15, 2019

Lindbergh and Mehlville students celebrated Veterans Day with special assemblies and events across both districts. Point Elementary in Oakville had an assembly featuring musical performances from the fifth grade, reading of historical facts and recognition for all 44 military veterans in attendance. I...

Crestwood’s characters cast a spell

It was one of the coldest Halloweens in memory for St. Louis last week, but many students across the Lindbergh and Mehlville school districts had already tricked and treated at their schools’ trunk or treats. At the Crestwood Elementary trunk or treat, above, students Sasha Bucherich, Mia Bucherich, Ansley Stiening, Phoebe Kent, Cecilia Chace and Grace Leitner attended as gymnast Simone Biles, Maleficent and the Descendants, among other luminaries.

November 6, 2019

It was one of the coldest Halloweens in memory for St. Louis last week, but many students across the Lindbergh and Mehlville school districts had already tricked and treated at their schools’ trunk or treats. At the Crestwood Elementary trunk or treat, above, students Sasha Bucherich, Mia Bucher...

Oakville softball has ‘outstanding’ season, slams out in sectional

Oakville softball has ‘outstanding’ season, slams out in sectional

November 5, 2019

Photos by Bill Milligan. By Stephen Glover For the Call A loss ended hopes for the district champion Oakville softball team in sectionals. The Oakville softball team dropped a 10-3 decision to the Northwest Lions in the Missouri Class 4 state sectional Oct. 23, down 6-0 after the first innin...

Hallow-queens reign at South County trunk or treats

Blades Elementary Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2019

The Oct. 25 Blades Elementary trunk or treat saw an array of costumes this year, from a ‘mad scientist’ to a teacher’s Aladdin-themed family to the regal costumes of Ella Hassler and Madison Geiger, above. The annual trunk or treat had better weather than is expected for the official night of ...

Sunday Night Lights celebrates 10 years

Sunday Night Lights celebrates 10 years

October 23, 2019

Sunday Night Lights celebrated its 10th year on Sunday, Oct. 13. This event provides a football game experience “under the lights” for children with life-threatening illnesses. Lindbergh High School students volunteer as buddies for young football players, cheerleaders, dance team members and ba...

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

October 22, 2019

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 ...

Blades Elementary ‘high-fives’ first responders

Blades Elementary ‘high-fives’ first responders

October 10, 2019

    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 Departm...

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