Crestwood News

Better Together resubmits plan to state after withdrawing it last week; no major changes

Pictured above: St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson addresses the crowd at the Better Together rollout, as St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger looks on. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Better Together refiled its petition Monday with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office for a proposed Constitutional amendment that would merge

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PHOTOS: Courtney Kramme and her service dog Xena visit Southminster

Courtney Kramme, a 19-year-old student at Lindenwood University, spoke at Southminister Presbyterian Church Tuesday about the benefits of service dogs for those suffering from physical or mental disabilities, as well as the differences between service animals and support animals. One of the special guests that night was Xena, Kramme’s almost 2-year-old Great Pyrenees guide dog

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Grassroots opposition rallies against merger

Pictured above: The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lines are being drawn in the battle for and against a St. Louis city-county merger, or the “creation of

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Crestwood changes policy to take fewer bids

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood just updated its purchasing policy, which had been untouched for 15 years. The Board of Aldermen identified the change as a 2018 priority in an effort to modernize and improve overall efficiency of the city’s operations. The new policy allows the city to purchase budgeted

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Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Pictured above: Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Jan. 1. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has

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Fitz’s opens second location in south county

St. Louis favorite Fitz’s Root Beer has a new home in south county after the company opened a second location at 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd. last week. The 220-seat restaurant, dubbed Fitz’s SoCo, is open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and

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Crestwood McDonald’s set for makeover

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood McDonald’s will be getting a makeover after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a plan last week for the fast-food restaurant to demolish and rebuild its current location at 9915 Watson Road, where it has been operating for 60 years. The Crestwood McDonald’s is a historic one, since

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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