Crestwood News

South County schools call off classes; students get a four-day weekend

All South County public schools are closing today in anticipation of an ice storm. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, the Affton School District, Bayless Schools and Hancock Place School District all called off school Friday, with all after school activities canceled as well. In addition to schools closing, Lindbergh offices will close too, the

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Clancy elected chair of council; GOP rejected as vice chair

Pictured above: New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Democrats are officially back in control of

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County, city libraries eliminate all fines in joint effort for equity

Pictured above: Theodore, center, learns simple chemistry concepts during the Mad Mixtures event in Oakville last summer. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis’ two largest library systems are going fine-free starting this month with a “New Year, No Fines” initiative. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library announced Tuesday

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Lindbergh energy audit, performance contracting is saving energy while funding facilities

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After an energy audit earlier this year, Lindbergh Schools will start funding deferred facilities maintenance districtwide using money saved with a comprehensive plan to improve energy efficiency. Missouri law allows school districts and cities to use “performance contracting,” in which a company guarantees a certain amount of savings in

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Crestwood 2020 budget includes funding for City Hall, Aquatic Center, quarry upgrade

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved and adopted the city’s 2020 budget at the Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 26, including plans to upgrade City Hall, the Crestwood Aquatic Center and the Whitecliff Park quarry. As proposed, the budget projects total revenues of $13.81 million and total expenditures

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Competitive elections set for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville

Pictured above: Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Candidate filing began last week for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and

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City urges residents to shop local this season

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution last month that urges residents to shop local in Crestwood during the holiday season. At the Nov. 26 meeting, four days before Small Business Saturday Nov. 30, aldermen unanimously approved a resolution that states “local businesses depend on consumer support

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