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Gathering turns a little ‘hairy’ for 3 school board members

Gathering turns a little 'hairy' for 3 school board members

January 17, 2019

This is a "blast from South County's past" from the past 30 years of the Call's archives. Originally published on: Thursday, March 7, 1996. Stay tuned throughout the year for more glimpses into the area's history. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor  Blondes have more fun, the saying goes, but thre...

Three seek two seats on Mehlville school board

Three seek two seats on Mehlville school board

March 21, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the April 3 election. Victoria “Tori” Behlke, former board member Ron Fedorchak and Lisa Messmer are vying for the two seats that carry three-year terms....

Adopting House Bill 1236 would aid school districts

Adopting House Bill 1236 would aid school districts

March 15, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We believe state legislators should adopt House Bill 1236, which would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing, or TIF, districts. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Dan Stacy, R-Blue Springs. Co-sponsors...

Commission votes against accepting Tapawingo subdivisions’ streets for maintenance

Sunset Hills Police Department

By Mike Anthony, Executive Editor

March 13, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week against accepting streets in the city’s Tapawingo subdivisions for city maintenance. The panel voted 7-0 March 7 to recommend the Board of Aldermen deny a request that the streets...

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

March 10, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A former Crestwood Ward 3 alderman is looking to unseat incumbent Alderman Grant Mabie in the April 3 election. Bill Boston, who defeated Mabie for the Ward 3 aldermanic seat in 2013, again is challenging Mabie, who was unopposed in hi...

Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

Crestwood City Hall

March 9, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said ...

Elected official proposes city meetings be recorded

Letters to the editor

March 8, 2018

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We attended the very first meeting of the Green Park Board of Aldermen, which took place June 1, 1995, at the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library. In April 1995, voters approved the incorporation of the city of Green Park with 614 ...

Rezoning approved for Pardee Lane lots in Crestwood

Rezoning approved for Pardee Lane lots in Crestwood

March 8, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to adopt ordinances rezoning two properties on Pardee Lane. The city initiated the requests to change the zoning to M-1 Light Industrial District from R-4 Single-Family Residential District...

Green Park aldermen clash over installing no-left-turn sign at county facility on Kohrs Lane

Green Park aldermen clash over installing no-left-turn sign at county facility on Kohrs Lane

March 3, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Two Green Park aldermen clashed last week over the installation of a sign prohibiting left turns onto Kohrs Lane from the county Department of Transportation’s District 4 maintenance facility at 10996 Kohrs Lane. The Board of Aldermen vo...

School board member pushes for changes to state’s TIF law

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

March 2, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Board of Education Treasurer Mike Tsichlis is pushing hard for state legislation that would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing districts. At the last Board of Education meeting, Tsichl...

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