Crestwood News

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws that require the

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Five seats are up for election in Crestwood

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will have five of its eight seats up for election in April, a first in the history of the city. Four current aldermanic seats were previously slated to be up for election in April 2019: Richard Breeding from Ward 1, Mary Stadter from Ward 2, Jerry Miguel from Ward 3

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Lindbergh board looks at a $105 million LHS bond issue

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Lindbergh High School would be almost completely rebuilt with a $105 million bond issue under a plan that the Lindbergh Board of Education advanced last week. The no-tax-increase bond issue would be refinanced from the district’s current bond debt and could appear on the ballot as soon as the

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Lindbergh to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting Jan. 7

Pictured above: Incoming Kennerly Elementary kindergarteners Andrew and Hailey enjoy the Popsicles that Principal Todd Morgan handed out last summer before the start of school. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools will begin offering tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting in January, a turnabout from last year when the district wasn’t sure if it was possible.

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UPDATED: No competitive April races yet after filing

So far, there are no competitive races in south county after candidate filing opened last week. Up for election April 2 are the Mehlville Fire Protection District seat held by Secretary Ed Ryan, Green Park mayor and aldermanic seats in Crestwood, Green Park and Sunset Hills, plus the Lindbergh and Mehlville school boards and three

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Lindbergh to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting in January

Pictured above: Crestwood Elementary School teacher Ann Haberberger welcomes new Lindbergh kindergarten students to class on the first day of school, Aug. 16. Lindbergh Schools will offer district funded full-day tuition-free kindergarten for all students beginning Jan. 7. Lindbergh is the last district in the state to not offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten. The Board of Education

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Crestwood and police union reach tentative contract agreement

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood and union representatives of the Crestwood Police Department have reached a tentative agreement after nearly two-and-a-half years of negotiations, after the police rejected a previous contract last year. “Negotiations have been going off and on since about June of 2016, but the two sides have worked amicably together

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