Crestwood News

Lindbergh Teacher of Year honors diverse cultures at Crestwood Elementary

Pictured above: Crestwood Elementary School English language learners teacher Beth Bridwell is honored as Lindbergh Schools Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement on April 12. Crestwood Elementary School English Language Learners teacher Beth Bridwell was named Lindbergh Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year last week. Colleagues and family members honored Bridwell during a surprise

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Crestwood uses Community Development Block Grant for city needs

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously voted last week to use the city’s 2020 Community Block Grant funds to defray the cost of constructing handicapped-accessible access to the front of City Hall. Cities and St. Louis County receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. The HUD website states

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Crestwood rejects car wash a second time

Pictured above: The BriteWorX location in Columbia, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Crestwood Board of Aldermen rejected a car wash proposed for Watson Road a second time last week, after initially rejecting it at the board’s March 26 meeting and then voting to reconsider the proposal. Aldermen rejected an

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Crestwood extends mall agreement because progress is in ‘late stages’

Pictured above: The rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Walpert Properties has not yet announced tenants for the Crestwood mall redevelopment, but city officials extended the redevelopment agreement for six months because they believe the company’s plans are in the “late stages.” The Board of

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Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler dies

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler died April 5. Kestler became Crestwood’s fire chief in 1997 and served in that position for 15 years before retiring in 2012, ending a 37-year career with the Crestwood Fire Department. Some of his accomplishments as chief include seeing the city hire its first female firefighter, being twice appointed

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New Lindbergh High School could be built by 2023

Pictured above: Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which will be funded by the passing of Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd  News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com

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Crestwood rejects car wash on Watson Road

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com After a marathon public hearing, the Crestwood Board of Aldermen rejected a car wash proposed for Watson Road March 26, but also voted to reconsider at its meeting next week. The board held two public hearings on the BriteWorX car wash proposed for 9846 Watson Road, one for a

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