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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...

Telling stories through dance with Books in Motion

Lindbergh Schools fifth-graders at Long and Sappington elementary schools performed student-choreographed dance interpretations of the novel ‘Restart’ with the Modern American Dance Company’s Books in Motion program. Funded by parent groups, the students and MADCO dancers read the novel and developed routines that interpreted the novel’s themes through movement and dance. Each school performed their routines during all-school assemblies.

October 9, 2019

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...

Domestic violence victims can heal with a garden donated by Oakville Garden Club

A Safe Place staff member Barb Tenholder points out the three levels of the garden planted at the shelter in Jefferson County. The peaceful garden is a place for women and children to heal from trauma. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents at a domestic violence shelter in Jefferson County have experienced healing through gardening thanks to the generosity of the South County community. The women living at A Safe Place in Jefferson County have been enjoying fre...

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.

September 19, 2019

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,"...

PHOTOS: Second SunCrest Fest a success

PHOTOS: Second SunCrest Fest a success

September 12, 2019

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...

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