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‘Stay home, Missourians’: Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order

‘Stay home, Missourians’: Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order

April 4, 2020

Missouri Gov, Mike Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order Friday, but he’s leaving the details of what business are essential and non-essential to local governments. The directive came weeks after local Missouri officials like St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewso...

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

Mehlville Board of Education candidate forum postponed until May

Mehlville Board of Education candidate forum postponed until May

March 25, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education candidate forum originally scheduled for this week has been postponed due to the coronavirus and the postponement of the elections originally set to be held April 7. The candidate forum, co-sponsored by Call Newspapers, the League of Women Voters and the city of Green Park, ...

No election this summer for Bayless Board of Education

No election this summer for Bayless Board of Education

March 19, 2020

There will be no election this year for the Bayless Board of Education since three people, all incumbents, filed for the three open seats. The election, originally set for April 7, has been postponed until June 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Board President Jeffery Preisack and members Tom Wood a...

Fribis and Stephens face off in Sunset Hills

Fribis and Stephens face off in Sunset Hills

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis will face political newcomer and resident John Stephens for her seat as mayor in the now postponed April 7 election. The election will be held June 2. Fribis, 9843 Sunset Greens Drive, has been mayor of Sunset Hills since 2016. She is retired and married to Philip C. Den...

Mayor calls sign ordinance unconstitutional

Mayor calls sign ordinance unconstitutional

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

As municipal elections loom the first Tuesday of April, political yard signs for candidates are popping up in municipalities across the county, including Sunset Hills, where its city attorney confirmed that Sunset Hill’s one-sign restriction violates First Amendment rights. The debate around Sunset Hill’s c...

Governor postpones Missouri’s April 7 election to June due to coronavirus

Governor postpones Missouri’s April 7 election to June due to coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Missouri’s April 7 municipal and school board election will be postponed to June 2 under an executive order signed by Gov. Mike Parson today, due to the state of emergency trying to prevent the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19. After a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Parson said Wednesday th...

St. Louis County election board asks to postpone April election due to coronavirus

St. Louis County election board asks to postpone April election due to coronavirus

March 16, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners is asking a court to move the county’s April 7 municipal and school board election to either April 28 voting by mail or Aug. 2. A decision is expected Tuesday. In a news release, the county election authorities said, “In an effort to protect...

All major events canceled due to coronavirus; schools will be closing

All major events canceled due to coronavirus; schools will be closing

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement last week of most major events, with schools closing for the next two weeks and St. Louis regional leaders banning events of more than 50 people. St. Louis County election authorities ask...

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Sunset Hills Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price will face resident Drew Hrach for Price’s seat on the Board of the Aldermen in the upcoming April 7 election. Hrach, 12980 Baalbek Drive, did not return The Call’s candidate questionnaire. Price, 70, 10602 Deerpath Acres Court, 63128, is married to K...

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