Community

Grogans have girl

Mark and Ashley Grogan of Kansas City announce the birth of their second child, Grace Christine, 20½ inches, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. She was born May 24 at North Kansas City Hospital. Elder child is Cameron Michael, 2½. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Jeri Menke of St. Peters. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Nancy Grogan

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Silver Beaver Award presented to Scouting volunteers

Scouting volunteers Tom Zuener of Concord and Gil Kauffmann of House Springs recently were honored with the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver Award, presented by the Boy Scouts of America’s Greater St. Louis Area Council, is the highest recognition a Boy Scout council can award to volunteers, according to a news release. The award

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Crestwood earns government budgeting award

The city of Crestwood recently was honored by the Government Finance Officers Association, or GFOA, for its budget-planning efforts. The GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award represents an achievement for Crestwood, reflecting the Board of Aldermen’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting, according to the award letter. To receive the award, the city

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JB Blast lights up the sky Saturday, July 1

The 2017 JB Blast will light up the sky in south county at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Road. Admission is free. Along with south county locals, visitors from throughout Missouri and Illinois visit Jefferson Barracks off Telegraph Road and Interstate 255 for the festivities. As it always does,

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Boston’s Tom Scholz still rocking at 70

By Alan Sculley For the Call Tom Scholz celebrated the 40th anniversary of the blockbuster debut album by his band, Boston, last year. This year, he’s marked another milestone — his 70th birthday. But this is one 70-year-old rocker who doesn’t look or act that age. Still tall and slender with a full head of

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Telegraph Beautification Committee begins cleanup of 255 interchange

Members of the Telegraph Beautification Committee last week kicked off their efforts to improve the appearance of the Interstate 255 and Telegraph Road interchange. They spent two days last week trimming tree limbs, removing debris and cutting grass in the interchange’s southwest quadrant. Oakville High football players who participated in the beautification effort, from left,

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Crestwood man charged with robbing Sunset Hills bank

A Crestwood man is charged with robbing the Sunset Hills branch of U.S. Bank, 11685 Gravois Road, after police asked for help from the public to identify what they thought was a teenage bank robber. Blake Buol, 21, of the 9400 block of Deves in Crestwood, was charged Wednesday with stealing over $750 and is

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Friendship Village gains new compliance officer

Increasing its move toward local management, the Friendship Villages’ board of directors recently announced the hiring of a new compliance officer for both communities. Lydia Seibert, in her third year as chair of the local governing board for the Villages, confirmed the employment of Suzanne Sheldon-Krieger as chief compliance and risk officer for both Friendship

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