Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Miner's retirement from the University City Fire Department will be effective Dec. 31, 2012.
After two years as chief and 30 more with the University City Fire Department, Don Miner is retiring at the end of 2012. Miner's retirement was announced Tuesday at the city council meeting. He was named chief in December 2010 after spending three months as interim chief. City Manager Lehman Walker told Patch that the city will begin to search for a new chief immediately. He said the city would look both at internal and external candidates. "We're looking for the best person for the job," Walker said. Both Walker and Mayor Shelley Welsch commended Miner for his years of service to the department. Miner told Patch when he was named chief that he wanted to upgrade medical capabilities and training. University City was one of the first …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Just days after winning the World Series, Tony La Russa announces he is leaving the Cardinals.
As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, Tony La Russa is leaving the Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals held a press conference at 9 a.m. this morning to announce Manager Tony La Russa's retirement from the team. La Russa leaves the team just days after winning the 2011 World Series in seven games over the Texas Rangers. The Cardinals and La Russa also won the 2006 World Series. 2011 was La Russa's 16th year with the Cardinals organization and his 33rd year in Major League Baseball.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Hundreds of people gathered at the University City Library to celebrate Linda Ballard's retirement.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
At her retirement party Saturday night, Linda Ballard said it was the first time that she had not baked for a library occasion and the first time she would not be taking home tableclothes to launder. A big crowd turned out to bid Ballard goodbye. She retired after nearly 18 years as the library director and more than 40 years as a library employee. Missouri State Representative Rory Ellinger presented Ballard with a joint resolution from the state legislature, commending Ballard for her many years of hard work. He forgot one important thing though--the resolution. But he drew big laughs with his speech. "And whereas I am still learning my job, and it is on my desk in the state Capitol," he said. "We're all going to miss Linda terribly. …