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Affton School District will start school year entirely virtual

Affton School District will start school year entirely virtual

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 29, 2020

The Affton School District will begin the fall semester with 100-percent distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district announced Saturday.  The Affton Board of Education voted unanimously 6-0 at a board workshop Saturday in favor of beginning the semester with 100-percent virtual l...

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2020

The city of Sunset Hills honored outgoing Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger at the Board of Aldermen meeting June 23. Krueger had served as Ward 3 alderman since 2013 before he was defeated by resident Cathy Friedmann for the seat in the June municipal elections that were postponed from April due to the...

Crestwood might cut budget due to COVID-19

Crestwood might cut budget due to COVID-19

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 24, 2020

Crestwood is dealing with impacts to its budget due to the COVID-19 recession, with budget cuts on the horizon and revenues declining across all four funds. At a June 18 Ways and Means Committee meeting, which was held on the videoconferencing application Zoom, City Administrator Kris Simpson presented aldermen...

St. Louis County Proposition C: County voters will decide on new Charter Aug. 4

St. Louis County Proposition C: County voters will decide on new Charter Aug. 4

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 23, 2020

St. Louis County residents voting in the election Tuesday, Aug. 4 will not only be deciding primary races for county executive and governor, but whether or not to adopt a new Charter. St. Louis County Proposition C, if passed by a simple majority of voters, would repeal the county’s current Charter ...

Two run for GOP nod in Missouri Senate seat held by Sifton

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

July 23, 2020

Two newcomers to public office will contend in the Republican primaries Aug. 4 for the chance to run in November for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat currently held by Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, who is term-limited. The winner of the GOP primary will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, who does not ...

Paul Berry III, Ed Golterman to face off in August for Republican nod for county executive

Paul Berry III, left, and Ed Golterman, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 22, 2020

Republican candidate for St. Louis County executive will be ready to challenge whoever wins the Democratic nomination between current County Executive Sam Page, county Assessor Jake Zimmerman, businessman Mark Mantovani and Jamie Tolliver. The primaries for both parties are Tuesday, Aug. 4. Republica...

Helen’s and hotel want tax incentives vote

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

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 22, 2020

A final vote on a Sunset Hills bill that would grant tax incentives to Helen Fitzgerald’s and a new hotel on Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills was postponed to August at the developer’s request. The bill, which first came up for discussion June 23, was scheduled for a second reading at the Jul...

Mehlville and Lindbergh start their own virtual schools after COVID-19 virus

Fourth graders Sam Kappel, left, and Mason Cross listen to Bloxels representative Nick Groninger as he explains how the coding game works in July 2018 before the students play it on their own.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

Parents in the Mehlville School District and Lindbergh Schools who are concerned about sending their children to in-person classes this fall while the COVID-19 pandemic continues will instead have the option of enrolling their children in online virtual schools. The online Mehlville@Home program, which M...

Mehlville looks at bond issue in November, eyes an August vote

Mehlville Proposition R organizer Kimberly Hanan-West hugs Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler after seeing the first results at the Prop R victory party in November 2015. In the background, Superintendent Chris Gaines looks at election results with Dan Fowler.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will decide Aug. 20 whether to move ahead with a no-tax-rate-increase ballot measure for voters to weigh, and whether to move ahead in either November or April. Contingent on the board’s approval, the ballot measure would include money for operations and a possible $...

In race for county executive, Mantovani, Page, Zimmerman outline stances on the issues

From left: Mark Mantovani, Sam Page and Jake Zimmerman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 17, 2020

Four candidates are running for St. Louis County executive in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, including current County Executive Sam Page. The winner of the primary will face off in November against whoever secures the Republican nod to run for county executive, either Paul Berry III or Ed Go...

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