Tripping seniors helps make them steady

Pictured above: Beth Templin monitors her mother-in-law Cindi Templin’s reflex responses using sensors in the ActiveStep that feed data to a computer. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Tripping seniors could make them steadier on their feet — at least that’s the idea behind ActiveStep, a modified treadmill designed to help seniors

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Crestwood and police union reach tentative contract agreement

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood and union representatives of the Crestwood Police Department have reached a tentative agreement after nearly two-and-a-half years of negotiations, after the police rejected a previous contract last year. “Negotiations have been going off and on since about June of 2016, but the two sides have worked amicably together

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South county doubles 2017’s USO drive with most successful food drive ever

Pictured above:  The Call Newspapers team sorts hundreds of pounds of donations that south county residents donated to the USO of Missouri’s Operation October food drive. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The sixth annual Operation October food drive, benefitting the USO of Missouri, brought in record levels of food for Thanksgiving dinners for military

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Crestwood celebrates five years of Christmas

Pictured above from left to right: Sisters Claire, Maggie, Heidi and Ava Fothen pose for a photo with Santa during Christmas in Crestwood, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Santa Claus made his grand arrival by fire truck on Saturday in Crestwood and opened the doors to City Hall as dozens of children and

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Crestwood hopes trash service improves

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The days of Meridian Waste Services’ contract with the city of Crestwood may be numbered after residents and aldermen have complained about poor trash service. The company’s contract is up in March, and new trash bids were due to the city by last week. The Board of Aldermen could

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As one of few south county Democrats to win, Beck turns his focus to 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will return to Jefferson City in January after being re-elected as representative for the 92nd District of the Missouri House on Nov. 6. Beck was one of two Democrats

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Fitch set for new role as councilman

Pictured above: Tim Fitch speaks at a Republicans club meeting during his run for the St. Louis County Council. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will have a new role serving the public starting in January after winning the Nov. 6 election for the 3rd District seat

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