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New Sunset Hills city administrator is Wentzville Alderman Brittany Gillett

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2020

Sunset Hills has hired its second-ever city administrator, who is set to begin at the end of September.  Mayor Pat Fribis told The Call that she offered the position of city administrator Saturday to Brittany Gillett, who currently serves as an executive assistant in Bridgeton and is also an alderman ...

Car wash returns after settlement with Crestwood

The BriteWorX location in Columbia, Illinois.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2020

A little over a year after the Crestwood Board of Aldermen twice rejected a proposal for a BriteWorX car wash at 9846 Watson Road, aldermen approved the plan following a lawsuit and settlement between the company and the city. BriteWorX first approached Crestwood with a proposal to build a new car w...

PHOTOS: Neighborhood children celebrate 96-year-old local resident’s birthday

PHOTOS: Neighborhood children celebrate 96-year-old local resident's birthday

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2020

Melvin 'Mel' Bequette celebrated his 96th birthday Aug. 6 with friends and neighbors at his home in Crestwood. Mel was born in 1924 and every year on Aug. 6 children from around the neighborhood and other surrounding neighborhoods come and decorate his home with balloons, signs and chalk drawings to...

JB Bridge gas station will get vote Monday

The proposed site of the Moto Mart, next to Interstate 255 where the Jefferson Barracks Bridge crosses into Illinois over the Mississippi River.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2020

A new gas station may be built directly along the banks of the Mississippi River in the shadow of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge after a July public hearing for a proposed Moto Mart along Interstate 255. The St. Louis County Planning Commission is set to vote on the gas station at a videoconferenced m...

Jefferson County mask mandate ordered, overturned within 24 hours

Teacher Samantha Wanko talks to incoming kindergarteners at Bierbaum Elementary  in the Mehlville School District this week about procedures and Chromebook pickup.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2020

The Jefferson County Health Department voted Thursday night to enact a countywide mask mandate set to begin Monday, Aug. 31, following a meeting that ran over five hours, but then overturned the mandate in an emergency meeting Friday. The health department’s Board of Trustees approved the mask mand...

Crestwood gets an ice cream/sushi eatery

Crestwood gets an ice cream/sushi eatery

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2020

Residents in Crestwood will soon get a standalone ice cream parlor, combined with a sushi restaurant. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved zoning at its May 26 meeting, which was held virtually, for a new fast casual restaurant called “Roll On In/Buzzed Bull Creamery” to operate at 9420 Watson Road....

Tax abatement for Helen’s and hotel is dropped; city doesn’t want to affect Lindbergh Schools

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

Petitions for both a parking garage and tax abatement for Helen’s Fitzgerald’s and a new hotel on Lindbergh Boulevard have been scrapped after a Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting Aug. 11. At the request of the developer, the final vote on a bill that would grant tax incentives to Helen Fitzger...

No bond issue in November: Mehlville measure is on hold

Workers make repairs and repaint the Mehlville School District pool. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education declined last week to place a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the Nov. 3 ballot. The board cited concerns that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the decision to start the school year virtually would present challenges for successfully con...

Mehlville school board decides not to place bond issue for facilities on November ballot

Pictured above, Superintendent Chris Gaines asks supporters at a 2015 rally for Prop R to help him get out the vote so that he can hire reading coaches and keep experienced teachers in the district. Behind him are the Mehlville High School Pantherettes and the Oakville High School Golden Girls.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education declined Thursday night to place a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the Nov. 3 ballot, citing concerns that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic as well the district’s decision to start the school year virtually would present challenges for successfully ...

Mehlville Board of Education votes on possible bond issue tonight

Pictured above, Superintendent Chris Gaines asks supporters at a 2015 rally for Prop R to help him get out the vote so that he can hire reading coaches and keep experienced teachers in the district. Behind him are the Mehlville High School Pantherettes and the Oakville High School Golden Girls.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will vote tonight — Thursday, Aug. 20 — whether to place a 12-cent no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. The Board of Education will consider Superintendent Chris Gaines’ recommendation for a no-tax-rate-increase ballot measure for the upcoming...

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