Staff reporter for Call Newspapers. Email me at eachenbach@callnewspapers.com and follow me on Twitter: @erinaachenbach

Rugby field is focus of public comments on master plan

Pictured above: Design Concept C, the most well-received design concept for Stephen J. Bander Park. The concept features a more passive use of the park.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A discussion about what Sunset Hills should do with Stephen J. Bander Park, formerly known as Sunset Hills Golf Course, was overshadowed last week

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Mehlville school, fire districts see a jump in assessed valuation in 2019

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a board meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Like other political subdivisions in the South County area, the Mehlville School District and Mehlville Fire Protection

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Board upholds business restrictions twice

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A second attempt to repeal restrictions on commercial vehicles in Sunset Hills was defeated by the Board of Aldermen. Under city code, commercial vehicles are required to display signage that indicates they are commercial vehicles. A bill to repeal restrictions on commercial vehicles was first defeated at the Feb.

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Commission plagued with vacancies as it aims for vote on changes to Charter

Pictured above: The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Editor’s Note: According to an amended add-on agenda sent out Tuesday morning for the July 23 County Council meeting, County Executive Sam Page nominated Wellston Mayor Nathaniel Griffin, a Democrat,

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Impact of rugby fields up for debate on golf course site

Pictured above: The proposed location of the rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  It seemed like a done deal for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to lease part of the former Sunset Hills Golf Course from Sunset Hills, but the athletic fields are

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Officials apologize for all of the Gravois-Musick delays

Pictured above: Daniel Dreisewerd, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation and Public Works, takes questions from residents regarding the Gravois-Musick intersection construction during a town hall at Grant’s View Branch of the county library Wednesday, June 26. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachnebach@callnewspapers.com  Rainy weather and flash floods

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Crestwood firefighters come to the rescue of man in flash flood

Pictured above: The car of the man rescued during the flash flood at Whitecliff Park is towed from the parking lot. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Flash flooding caused by heavy rains last week led to an emergency water rescue for one man in Crestwood. The Crestwood Fire Department received the

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