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RIP Judy Daniels Risch - Class of 1964

January 2, 2017 by Carol Wendelin Wilson (Register to contact)

Judy Daniels Risch passed away January 1, 2017 in Florida. Memorial service arrangement in St. Louis pending.

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Is Affton School District overlooking a racial insult?  St. Louis American

Does St. Louis take claims of racism seriously? Recall Blues Coach Craig Berube admitting to calling his black player an animal with “no racist intent?

Affton High School cancels classes due to power outage  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

AFFTON, Mo. - Affton High School canceled classes for students and faculty Monday morning following a power outage. According to Erica Chandler, ...

Deann Myers Named Affton High School Principal For 2019-20  Times Newspapers

The Affton School District Board of Education on Feb. 5 approved the hiring of Deann Myers as principal of Affton High School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Affton School District changes up start times  Call Newspapers

The Affton School District will have new start times for the 2019-2020 school year after the Affton Board of Education unanimously voted for the change last ...

Celebrating Affton High | South County Times |  Times Newspapers

Affton High School may be one of the most underestimated public high schools in the region. There's a Hollywood connection: John Goodman is among its ...

Affton School District announces new start times for 2019-2020

The Affton School District will have new start times for the upcoming school year.

Top Missouri high schools ranked in new report

St. Louis high schools dominated the list from U.S. News & World Report and one local school snagged the top spot.

Grad Salute: Affton High School Class of 2018  Call Newspapers

Congratulations to the Affton High School Class of 2018! Be sure to check out a picture of this year's Affton graduates in our Grad Salute in the Mail Call ...

Priory shuts down Hancock to win Affton tournament title

AFFTON • The Hancock boys basketball team entered Friday's championship game of the Affton Holiday Tournament averaging 69.75 points per game.

Cougars Host Holiday Tournament Dec. 26-28 | South County Times  Times Newspapers

Despite a 2-4 start, Affton High School Coach Jay Laue envisions a brighter new year for his boys basketball squad.

Affton Education Foundation Marks 15 Years With “Mega-Reunion Gala”  Times Newspapers

The Affton Education Foundation 15th Anniversary Mega-Reunion Gala will be a night to remember on Saturday, March 9, at Affton High School.

Affton Holiday Tournament: Priory 49, Hancock 33 | Boys Basketball

Priory's Charlie Ferrick guards Hancock's Rico Sutton during the championship game of the Affton Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Affton High ...

Affton Boys Basketball: Cougars Host Holiday Tournament Dec. 26-28  Times Newspapers

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All schools in south county closing early ahead of storm  Call Newspapers

School closings have been announced in advance of a pending predicted snowstorm expected to start falling around noon Friday. Lindbergh Schools and the ...

Bayless, Affton set for first varsity showdown on the gridiron

Jacob Dean arrived at Bayless High with visions of goals, shin guards, sliding tackles and shoulder charges.

John Goodman explains why he loves to come back to St. Louis  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Explore St. Louis is posting a series of interviews with famous people from the Gateway to the West. Actor John Goodman is the latest person ...

Man on trial in St. Louis County officer's murder was suicidal, had been 'obsessed with getting a gun'

People continue to bring food and flowers on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, to the St. Louis County Affton Southwest Police Precinct where officer Blake Snyder was ...

Dual vigils at Affton High honor local heroes lost to gunfire

Esmond Ford, a 25-year-old alumnus of Affton High School and two-time Missouri wrestling champion, was shot and killed by a stranger when he opened his ...

Decades after dropping out, another chance at a high school diploma – through St. Louis libraries  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'I (studied) on my lunch hour, came home and cooked dinner for my family and then shut the door and studied,' said Erin Fendler of south St. Louis County.

Affton high school employee suspended after allegations of inappropriate conduct

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - An Affton high school employee is on leave while police and school officials investigate an allegation of inappropriate conduct with a ...

Several schools cancel classes after power outages

ST. LOUIS — Several schools in the St. Louis area are without power Monday morning, forcing officials to cancel or delay class. Sunday night's severe weather ...

Fourth-quarter flurry lifts DuBourg past Valley Park

CREVE COEUR • This is what Ladon Champagnie was talking about when the losses piled up. This was the goal when the DuBourg boys basketball team was ...

Closing arguments today in killing of St. Louis County police officer

Friday will be closing arguments in the murder trial of Trenton Forster, accused of killing St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder in 2016. Here is coverage ...

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing St. Louis County police officer

Elizabeth Snyder holds her son Malachi as they follow the casket of her husband St. Louis County police Officer Blake Snyder, leaving St. Louis Family Church ...

Affton High parents warned of inappropriate behavior by staffer

Letters were sent last week following a report regarding Affton High School.

Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

WASHINGTON - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020. The 77-year-old told Vermont Public Radio on Tuesday that he ...

Trenton Forster was obsessed with getting guns, ammunition before St. Louis County police officer was killed, witnesses say

UPDATED at 6 p.m. with testimony Tuesday. • Read about the first day of the trial here. CLAYTON • In the weeks leading up to the killing of St. Louis County ...

Regional High School Science Students Benefit from WIU Chemistry Outreach Programs  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – Outreach programs by the Western Illinois University Department of Chemistry are giving students in regional high schools the opportunity to ...

Affton High School offers moment of silence to honor Officer Synder

AFFTON, MO. The energy and excitement of Friday night football got off to a strong start. But it was the moment of silence that really got the crowd, no matter.

Optimistic Sanders tells roaring St. Louis crowd to watch for Michigan repeat

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a roaring crowd of supporters packed into a St. Louis-area high school ...

Dolan-Fischer Wed

Bridget Maureen Dolan and Matthew Thomas Fischer were married the afternoon of Nov. 3, 2018, by the Rev. John Brennell at Seven Holy Founders Catholic ...

Proposed subdivision next to Affton cemetery raising concerns

A planned development for a new subdivision in Affton is raising concerns for homeowners in the area.

Gordon's huge effort leads Affton into championship game

AFFTON • Despite only scoring 36 points in their previous game, Jay Laue knew the Lift for Life Hawks posed a threat.

Golden returns to Affton for number retirement

The former Mizzou football player and NFL draft pick returned to his high school alma mater as his number was retired in front of students and Affton community ...

Doctors inject medicine into Affton High honors class

Dr. Jason Young, dressed in surgical scrubs, relaxed Thursday in an office next to the classroom where he was going to teach a medical class.

St. Charles West 55, St. Charles 54 | St. Charles High School

St. Charles West's Trent Champagne (10) puts up a shot against St. Charles, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Mo. Michael ...

Art fairs to beer fests: 35 fall festivals in the St. Louis area

You may not call it fall until you're walking around a festival with an ear of roasted corn in hand. • We're here to help you find that ear of.

Waller comes up big to lead Mehlville to Affton Tournament crown

AFFTON • King Waller was on a mission Thursday afternoon.

Affton: Amber Jo Sinamon

Academic rank: 22 of 206. Sports: Softball. Academic bio: National Honors Society ... National French Honors Society ... Scholar-Athlete. Athletic bio: All-regional ...

Friday night lights on Thursday as schools struggle to find referees  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Why the shortage? Some teams have added lights to avoid earlier games or day games, more out-of-state teams cross state lines to play and some poor ...

Suspicious death in Affton ruled a homicide

AFFTON, Mo. – St. Louis County police have ruled that a suspicious death on Thursday is now a homicide. The last time 65-year-old Joan Furlong was seen ...

After Thieves Stole Guitar Man's Guitar, His Fans Stepped Up in a Big Way  Riverfront Times

The Guitar Man of south St. Louis had his set cut short on Monday by thieves. Roger Ulrich, 57, has played nearly every day for...

Curator Darryl Chatman urges this year’s STARS graduates to continue their scientific pursuits  UMSL Daily

Darryl Chatman, vice chair of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, came armed with some words of encouragement when he took the stage ...

Film and TV star John Goodman comes back to St. Louis to visit KTRS  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Actor John Goodman is back in his hometown of St. Louis this week. Fox 2's Dan Gray caught up with him to talk about his new TV show and his ...

Johnson's late shot lifts DuBourg over Affton

Area banks reopened Tuesday after a holiday break. And the bank certainly was open for DuBourg senior basketball player Julian Johnson. Johnson banked in ...

Neighbor charged in Affton woman's death  Call Newspapers

An Affton man was taken into custody in Kentucky charged with first-degree murder Thursday for allegedly killing an Affton woman last month. Danijel Colic, 23 ...

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter, family says  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Family says Tyler Gebhard suffered from mental disorder.

Why aren't big-budget movies filmed in Missouri anymore? Money.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is shaping up as the film to beat at this year's Academy Awards. The comedy-drama written and directed by Martin ...

'You Shot Me, Bro'  Riverfront Times

On July 7, 2016, two days before his death, Tyler Gebhard opened up his Facebook account and typed a message to Julie Boyd. "Happy birthday!!!" he wrote.

Miriam announces head for new high school

Miriam Academy, for students with learning disabilities, will enroll an inaugural 9th grade class this fall.

Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...

Affton's Burse overcomes difficult childhood, shines in classroom and on the field

AFFTON • Marcus Burse simply can't forget the past.

Movies and TV shows set in Missouri aren't filmed here, but reboot of incentive program could change that  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'I have seen the benefits of us being a film tax credits state,' Mike Kehoe, a Republican, told reporters on Thursday.

Actor John Goodman joins fight to stop 'right to work' law in Missouri

The actor is featured in a 30-second radio ad that says the measure, if approved by voters on Aug. 7, will hurt the middle class.

Man shot at Bayless High School gym during basketball game

A man suffered a minor injury after he was shot in the lobby of the Bayless High School gymnasium during a basketball game Friday night. St. Louis County ...

New high school in west St. Louis County helps students with disabilities love learning  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The school opened this year with an inaugural class of 15 freshmen.

Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville

The power-hitting left-handed batter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (seven), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro ...

JCRC's Student to Student program to expand to other cities | Local News  St. Louis Jewish Light

The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis plans to expand its Student to Student program to other cities after receiving a $15000 grant.

Legends of Winter Classic championship: Cardinal Ritter 58, Soldan 55

Luther Burden of Cardinal Ritter goes up for a shot against Elijah Bishop of Soldan in the Legends of Winter Classic championship on Sunday, December 30, ...

Parkway West Showdown: Liberty (Wentzville) 65, Lafayette 49 | Lafayette High School

Lafayette senior Trey Griffey (42) puts up a shot against the defense of Liberty junior Jayce Catchings (32) and senior Jarring McKeithen (20) during the first ...

Berns displays basketball prowess to help Priory down University City

Priory senior Charlie Berns was named as the Post-Dispatch All-Metro boys soccer player of the year earlier this month after helping the Rebels to the Class 2 ...

Affton boys volleyball wins district championship, goes to Final Four  Call Newspapers

The Affton High School boys volleyball team, pictured above, poses with their district championship trophy. The Affton High School boys volleyball team made it ...

Notebook: Mehlville finds the fun in winning; Webster's Gordon suspended

MEHLVILLE • Jaylan Valentine shook his head as he racked his brain.

Webster school restructures leadership team, breaks ground on new $4 million wing  St. Louis Business Journal

Miriam: The Learning Disability Experts school has hired Sue Jackson to the newly created director of schools position. Jackson was serving as head of school ...

Affton students help one of their own  SuburbanJournals

When a group of Rogers Middle School students were looking for a community *service* project in September, they didn't have to look far.

Planning panel to conduct hearing on development at Tower Tee site  Call Newspapers

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter Developers are looking to build a subdivision of nearly 160 houses on 27.8 acres currently ...

St. Louis gets a shiny, new river at the Gateway Arch

Maplewood artist Margaret Keller installed Riverbend, a silvery representation of the Missouri River, on the ground in front of the new Arch entrance. It will be ...

Four dead in Affton home after domestic argument, police say

AFFTON • Police said the deaths of four people in an Affton house appear to have stemmed from a domestic argument and they are not looking for a suspect.

Class 4A Belleville West Regional, first round: O'Fallon 46, Belleville East 44

Khalifah Muhammad of Belleville East takes a shot as Caleb Burton and Shaun Riley of O'Fallon defend during the Class 4A Collinsville Regional on Monday, ...

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Edwardsville, Triad take aim on advancing past dual sectionals

The Edwardsville High wrestling team has won eight consecutive Southwestern Conference championships and eight successive Class 3A regional titles.

5 Movies With Locations in St. Louis

(KTVI) When it comes to the pantheon of Hollywood movies, you won't find many with film locations in St. Louis. Directors and producers would rather film their ...

Bosnian refugee realizes academic dream

When Adela Cajic recently graduated from Affton High School, her mother became emotional remembering the past.

St. Louis County police officer killed in South County; teen faces murder charge

Officer Blake Snyder, 33, had been with the department for four years and was described as a "tremendous officer."

Life Story: Andrew David Wick, 75, of Wildwood  Leader Publications

His family often urged Andrew Wick to take time for himself.

Matter on Mizzou: Odom scores big in St. Louis  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jack Buford's commitment could be the spark Mizzou needs to jumpstart local recruiting.

Local News: Jackson hires Harrell for high school principal (3/25/16)  Southeast Missourian

When Jackson High School's new principal begins his position July 1, it will be a lot like a homecoming celebration. “That's where I'm from,” said Seth Harrell, ...

'South County Cindy' captivates gawkers despite fight with mental illness

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • The scantily clad woman on South Lindbergh rested two suitcases and a heavy brown coat on a bus stop bench. Hands free in the heat of ...

Karlie Kloss Just Schooled Vanity Fair on Imo's Awesomeness  Riverfront Times

It was supermodel Kate Moss who famously proclaimed that "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." But her St. Louis-born successor, Karlie Kloss, has a far ...

Miriam announces site for new high school for students with disabilities

The Miriam Academy will use space at Parkway United Church of Christ in Des Peres until a permanent site is found.

Off-duty St. Louis County officer's killing of intruder ruled justified  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch's office has concluded that an off-duty St. Louis County police officer acted in self-defense last ...

McCulloch will not seek death penalty against Officer Snyder's alleged killer  Call Newspapers

Pictured above: Officer Blake Snyder, middle, with his wife, Elizabeth, and son Malachi. Trenton Forster. County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch ...

Celebrities you didn't know were from St. Louis  Student Life

A walk along the Delmar Loop will provide you with a whole who's who of famous St. Louisans: Scott Joplin, Chuck Berry, T. S. Eliot—the list goes on. But there.

BREAKING: Tower Tee subdivision proposal postponed  Call Newspapers

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter The housing developer seeking to redevelop the Tower Tee golf course and driving range in Affton ...

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Having grown up in the Metro East, I never quite got the St. Louis question: "Where did you go to high school?"

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Moberly young football players attend NFLs Markus Golden camp  Moberly Monitor Index

A group of Moberly young athletes who will enter the seventh grade this fall returned home last Saturday from attending the second annual Markus Golden ...

McCaskill embarks on statewide college affordability tour  St. Louis Public Radio

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks at a roundtable Monday at Metro High School in St. Louis. She was joined by St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent ...

Cor Jesu's Franz heads into season with lofty goals

Karisa Franz is the first to admit she is most comfortable in the water.

Cards 32nd Round Pick: Affton’s Anthony Herron Jr.

(KTVI) - The Cardinals selected Affton High School pitcher Anthony Herron Junior in the 32nd round of the MLB Draft. FOX 2's Charlie Marlow has the story.

Fundraisers Held as Affton Mourns Teen

Affton-Shrewsbury, MO - Imo's Pizza on Reavis Barracks Road will raise money for the family of Rachel Bequette.

Catapult Competition: Common Circles to develop mobile app  St. Louis Business Journal

Marla Felton entered this year's Catapult Competition with an idea she believed could change the world — an interactive art experience to help improve ...

You Can Get a John Goodman Bobblehead at Busch Stadium This Summer  Riverfront Times

You need this. On July 6, fans who purchased a special theme ticket to the Cardinals game against the Pirates will get a John Goodman...

ADL fights anti-Semitism as incidents increase | Ohr Chadash  St. Louis Jewish Light

After the systematic extermination of six million Jews during World War II, people around the world promised never to forget the horrors that ensued during the ...

Walker's four scores send No. 10 Clayton by Affton

AFFTON • Friday nights are OK, but Tyler Walker got quite a kick out the Monday night version.

10 Questions with Derek Blasberg

Fashion writer extraordinaire and international fashion party goer Derek Blasberg is one of the most enviable non-household names working in the industry.

Miller Career ready for another run at state

The Miller Career girls basketball team enters the state semifinals this weekend hoping the third time is the charm.

Hall of Fame coach Ray Cliffe leaves a legacy in sports, learning and art

Raymond Daniel “Coach” Cliffe, whose accomplishments on the sideline and as a player earned him induction into 11 St. Louis and Missouri sports and ...

21 Questions with Derek Blasberg

Fashion writer extraordinaire, international fashion party staple and bonafide jetsetter Derek Blasberg is one of the most enviable non-household names working ...

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