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Hecht named new fire chief in Crestwood

City clerk Helen Ingold administers the oath to new Fire Chief Lou Hecht at the Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 13. Hecht is taking over the role of fire chief after former Chief David Oliveri moved to Washington state to become fire chief of the town of Anacortes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 21, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com It’s official — Lou Hecht is the new fire chief for the city of Crestwood. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved an ordinance at its meeting last week promoting Assistant Fire Chief Hecht to fire chief of the Crestwood Fire Department. He will take over the position f...

Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

Revis and Coleman

November 15, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, wit...

Ameren outlines its 10-mile, $30M project

A map of the Metro South Reliability Project, showing the current easements and where the updates will be taking place. The project is scheduled to be completed by winter 2021. Image courtesy of Ameren Missouri.

November 14, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Ameren Missouri is planning to rebuild nearly 10 miles of transmission line in South St. Louis County centering on Affton and Lemay in an undertaking known as the Metro South Reliability Project. At an open house Ameren hosted in October ...

Crestwood Shop ‘n Save closes Nov. 16

The Green Park Shop 'n Save, one of the Shop 'n Saves in the area to be converted to a Schnuck's. Photo by Bill Milligan.

November 13, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Residents of Crestwood will have one less option for grocery shopping after the Crestwood Shop ’n Save closes its doors for good Friday, Nov. 16. The store, located at 301 Watson Road, is one of 17 Shop-N-Save locations not bought ou...

Prop R funding maintenance of facilities around Mehlville

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

November 8, 2018

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter with Gloria Lloyd, News Editor Three years after voters in the Mehlville School District approved Proposition R, this summer was busy for the Mehlville School District as it upgraded various facilities during 2018 summer capital projects funded by the 49-cent tax-rate i...

Crestwood fire chief leaves and Hecht set to take helm

Crestwood Assistant Fire Chief Lou Hecht, center, takes the oath of office during a city meeting in May 2017. Deputy City Clerk Theresa Pfyl administered the oath to Hecht, who previously served as deputy chief with the Fenton Fire Protection District. Also pictured is former Fire Chief David Oliveri.

November 8, 2018

Crestwood Assistant Fire Chief Lou Hecht, center, takes the oath of office during a city meeting in May 2017. Deputy City Clerk Theresa Pfyl administered the oath to Hecht, who previously served as deputy chief with the Fenton Fire Protection District. Also pictured is former Fire Chief David Oliveri. Erin Achenbach Staff...

Jubilee Church approved for location in Sunset Hills office park after several attempts

Artist's rendering of the proposed Jubilee Church. Image courtesy of Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen and Jubilee Church.

November 6, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Jubilee Church will have a new home in Sunset Hills after the Board of Aldermen voted to allow the development of the church in an office park. An ordinance to approve an amended development plan to allow the church at 10801 Sunset Offi...

Bernard assistant principal earns nod as state’s Assistant Principal of Year

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her award
last week from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary
School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon,
executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.

November 6, 2018

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com One of the Mehlville School District’s assistant principals earned bragging rights as the best in the state this year. Lauren Cumming, assistant principal of Bernard Middle School, learned she won the honor of State Assistant Principal o...

Oakville High fight makes national news after students arrested, principal injured

This screenshot taken from a blurry video a student posted to Snapchat Monday shows Oakville High Principal Jan Kellerman, top, intervening in a fight along with who appears to be Assistant Principal Casey Olearnick, in a blue shirt at the bottom. Assistant Principal Brian Brennan is on the ground in the dark blue shirt.

November 2, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Viral video of a fight at Oakville High School made national news this week, as three students were arrested after a fight broke out that also injured an administrator trying to break it up. At roughly 7:10 a.m. Monday, before classes beg...

Fenton Fire residents eye an 18-cent hike

Image courtesy of Fenton Fire Protection District.

November 2, 2018

Image courtesy of Fenton Fire Protection District Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Residents in the Fenton Fire Protection District will vote Tuesday, Nov. 6 on whether to pass Proposition F, an 18-cent tax-increase that residents were able to ask questions and learn...

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