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Election Judges Needed

The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners is looking to hire 400 people to be Election Judges for the April 7 municipal election.

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Fire districts offer advice on fire detectors, space heaters

With the arrival of daylight saving time on March 8, local fire districts are reminding residents that now is the time to check the batteries in their smoke alarms. Standard recommendations include changing or testing each smoke detector’s battery at least once per year and replacing the entire unit every 10 years.

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Wildwood City Council set to vote on trash hauling 

Wildwood’s City Council is set to vote March 9 on final approval of an extension of the city’s residential trash hauling license agreement with Here to Serve – Missouri Waste Division LLC, doing business as Meridian Waste Services LLC. The council gave a first reading to the legislation on Feb. 23. The single-family residential trash hauler has less than one year remaining in their exclusive solid waste license agreement. That agreement began on Dec. 1, 2006, with an initial three-year term, and has had multiple extensions authorized for a total of eight years, to end on Nov. 30, 2015. The ...

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Monarch Fire District employees rewarded for reaching safety goal

Many firehouses have earned reputations for dishing up good food for firefighters and paramedics, because usually there is someone on-duty who knows his or her way around a kitchen. But the dinner bill of fare served recently at the Monarch Fire Protection District’s House 1 on Baxter Road near Clarkston set an especially high standard.

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Ballwin considers search warrants in dealing with safety, health issues

The city of Ballwin is considering the use of administrative search warrants to deal with complaints about tall grass and weeds on private property. And while no decision on the issue was made at the Board of Aldermen’s Feb. 23 meeting, a comment from a Ballwin resident could result in hazardous trees being added to the debate.

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