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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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Lindbergh Teacher of Year honors diverse cultures at Crestwood Elementary

Pictured above: Crestwood Elementary School English language learners teacher Beth Bridwell is honored as Lindbergh Schools Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement on April 12. Crestwood Elementary School English Language Learners teacher Beth Bridwell was named Lindbergh Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year last week. Colleagues and family members honored Bridwell during a surprise

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Students design a ‘green’ garden for class

Pictured above:  Alec Watson handles the worms while CJ McBroom looks on. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District.  Students in Washington Middle School’s Green Architecture class set up a sustainable garden they designed and planned last week. The students installed the irrigation system, finished the assembly and setup of worm farms and added worms,

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Wohlwend students make ‘60Plus’ friends

The Mehlville School District’s ‘60Plus’ monthly event was held at Wohlwend Elementary last month. Wohlwend students welcomed their guests by singing songs and handing out Valentines. And Mehlville High’s Food and Consumer Science students ‘cooked up a great meal,’ the district said.  

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Going bald for a good cause

Pictured above: Participants shave their heads in exchange for audience donations to St. Baldrick’s during a “Rock the Bald” challenge at Helen Fitzgerald’s on March 9. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill and Pub in Sunset Hills hosted St. Baldrick’s, its annual head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

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