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Under Roby’s leadership, ‘we feel our city is finally moving forward’

December 30, 2015

To the editor:Reading former Crestwood Mayor Jeff Schlink’sand hearing him perpetuate myths about his failed administration on KMOX radio recently was disturbing.I am not sure why he wants to paint such a bleak picture of our city and its current administration.Under Mr. Schlink’s “leadership...

Lindbergh seniors named Students of the Month

Lindbergh seniors named Students of the Month

December 30, 2015

The Crestwood Elks Lodge No. 2503 recently recognized Lindbergh High School seniors Mary Riley and Erik Kalfus as students of the month. Tom Sontheimer, left, of the Elks Lodge presented the students with a certificate of achievement, along with Principal Eric Cochran.

Missouri American Water asks south county customers to conserve water

A map of the affected area provided by Missouri American.

December 30, 2015

Missouri American Water is asking that south county residents conserve water over the next few days because record-setting Meramec River flooding is preventing the South County Water Treatment Plant from keeping up with demand.Some customers may see lower-than-normal water pressure in the next few day...

‘Move along, Jeff Schlink, the people have spoken,’ Milford says

December 30, 2015

To the editor:Former Mayor Jeff Schlink’sreminds me why he should never again hold elected office in Crestwood.While he takes great pride in his financial planning skills, he fails to see the big picture. A balanced budget alone is not worthy of his bragging.Contrary to what Schlink claims, Crestw...

Reader suggests turning in cars to reduce number of traffic fatalities

December 30, 2015

To the editor:I would like to respond to Mr. Michael Nolan's Christmas present idea of suggesting that gun owners voluntarily turn in their guns to the police.I truly believe that Mr. Nolan is sincere and concerned about reducing violence.Under his proposal, let's assume that all law-abiding citizen...

UPDATED: Four lanes of southbound I-55 now open

In a picture Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer posted to his Facebook page, Lindbergh students and Sunset Hills residents fill 6,000 sandbags at Forest View Subdivision Wednesday.

By Gloria Lloyd

December 30, 2015

LATEST UPDATE: Four lanes of southbound Interstate 55 are open to traffic at the Meramec River, mile marker 193. Three lanes of northbound I-55 are now open to traffic.Route 231 Telegraph Road and Route 61/67 Lemay Ferry are open to traffic in both directions across the Meramec River as well.Both directions of I-...

Burk says no tenants can be secured for Crestwood mall project until TIF approved

Above, the rendering of the redevelopment project at the former Crestwood Plaza that UrbanStreet submitted with its initial proposal.

By Mike Anthony

December 30, 2015

No commitments from potential tenants for the proposed redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza can be secured until economic assistance is granted for the project, according to a representative of the mall’s owner.Bob Burk, managing partner of Chicago-based UrbanStreet Group, presented a revised...

Bumper crop of candidates for Most Misguided Quotes

By Mike Anthony

December 30, 2015

This year produced a bumper crop of candidates for the Call's annual tradition of Most Misguided Quotes of the Year.As we've noted before, we'd be hard pressed to recall a year in which we had so many contenders for our Most Misguided Quotes — in which we chronicle the most misguided, misinformed and misle...

Terrific Kids honored at Forder Elementary

Terrific Kids honored at Forder Elementary

December 30, 2015

These Forder Elementary School students recently were named Terrific Kids of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of South County. They were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading skills or work habits this year. Pictured, from left, are: Matt Daniels, Mustafa Noori, Logan Vickers, Ad...

Trakas believes Mehlville’s long-term vision should include building third high school

Lori Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd

December 30, 2015

Mehlville Board of Education member Lori Trakas believes the school district should be more focused on "long-term vision," including building a third high school.During one of board members' recent discussions on whether they should place a 4-cent no-tax-rate-increase tax transfer on the ballot in April,...

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