Missouri News

Southwest Regional Economic Summit slated; deadline to sign up today

The Crestwood/Sunset Hills, Fenton Area and Kirkwood-Des Peres Area chambers of commerce have again partnered for the Southwest Regional Economic Summit that will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Sunset Country Club, 9555 S. Geyer Road. “As the area formulates its economic development strategy, we are looking to business, legislative,

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Legislator representing south county resigns to pursue Jefferson County executive post

One of south county’s state legislative seats is now vacant after its Jefferson County-based legislator resigned to pursue election as Jefferson County’s county executive. Rep. John McCaherty, R-High Ridge, resigned from his 97th District legislative seat Sept. 15, he announced on social media. McCaherty’s district is mostly comprised of Jefferson County, but also includes Fenton

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‘McDonald’s of the Future’ opens in Green Park

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The newly rebuilt McDonald’s on South Lindbergh Boulevard in Green Park reopened Thursday as the “McDonald’s of the Future.” The distinctive red and black design of the new fast-food restaurant originated in Australia and is probably the most common design used for McDonald’s worldwide. But the Green Park location

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Crestwood resident helps hurricane victims

Crestwood resident Jim Bubash recently returned home after spending two weeks in Florida assisting victims of Hurricane Irma as a Red Cross volunteer. “Surely you have seen images on the media that show the physical destruction, but there is no way to describe the emotional trauma experienced by those that have lost everything — their

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Beck sponsors food drive for Affton Christian Food Pantry

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and the Missouri House Democratic Caucus will sponsor a food drive to benefit the Affton Christian Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Donations will be accepted at the Affton Fire Protection District, 9282 Gravois Road, the Beck residence at 9426 Brenda Ave. and the Shop ’n

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County auditor addresses his finances, working hours

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Surrounded by questions about his qualifications since the County Council hired him earlier this year, county Auditor Mark Tucker recently spoke out for the first time as those queries grew to include his personal finances, working hours and lack of completed audits. The Call has repeatedly asked Tucker for

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Gallery: A look back at the Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s been just over a month since the Great American Solar Eclipse! But our memories will last a lifetime. Check out our gallery of how everyone from County Executive Steve Stenger to school children to families in their backyards in Oakville celebrated the event we’ll all never forget.

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County executive authorizes record Metro funding, despite his objections

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The same night the County Council introduced a resolution that could spark a legal fight about county auditor staffing, County Executive Steve Stenger avoided another potential showdown last week by authorizing record Metro funding. Stenger signed on to the council’s wish to grant the Bi-State Development Agency $152 million

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