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UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen grant 60-day extension for mall demolition

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

October 12, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen adopted an ordinance granting a 60-day demolition extension to the developer of the former Crestwood Plaza site at Watson and Sappington roads. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the ordinance amending a redevelopment agreement between...

Fresh Thyme opens Green Park location Wednesday

Fresh Thyme opens Green Park location Wednesday

October 9, 2017

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market will open its Green Park location Wednesday, kicking off a week of festivities in honor of the grand opening. The organic grocery store opens at the former site of the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library, 9920 Lin Ferry Drive. Doors open to the public at 7 a.m. Wednesday,...

Lindbergh student receives Silver Medal in Taekwondo at Pan Am Championships

Kiley Mehringer

October 7, 2017

Truman Middle School student Kiley Mehringer recently won the Silver Medal for Team USA in the 2017 Pan Am Taekwondo Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica. Kiley, who is in eighth grade, competed in the Cadet — ages 12-14 — Under 97-Pound Black Belt Sparring Division. She represented Team USA as...

Crestwood resident helps hurricane victims

Crestwood resident Jim Bubash traveled to Florida to help victims of Hurricane Irma there. He is pictured in front of a number of white Red Cross tents. He said he found volunteering to be a very rewarding experience.

October 6, 2017

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...

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

October 4, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Despite a projected general fund deficit of nearly $855,000, the city of Crestwood will end 2017 with a surplus in that fund after aldermen voted last week to levy the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved by voters in April....

Affton fire board approves tax-rate rollback

Affton fire board approves tax-rate rollback

September 29, 2017

The Affton Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted to roll back the district’s general-fund tax rate by 5 cents for residential and commercial property owners. This savings to the property owners will be $257,430 this year, including $18,616 in savings to the residents that the district...

No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

September 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com As the demolition of the former Crestwood Plaza nears completion, city officials report that developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago still has not identified any potential tenants for the redevelopment project. Under the terms of a redevelopment...

Crestwood officials honor ‘Santa Ted’

Crestwood officials honor ‘Santa Ted’

September 19, 2017

Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby and the Board of Aldermen last week proclaimed that Dec. 2 will be ‘Santa Ted’ Day in honor of Ted Ricks, who has been Santa Ted for 18 years. Ricks served as Santa at the former Crestwood Plaza for 13 years. Since the closing of the mall, he has teamed up with Christmas...

Crestwood makes progress on board goals

September 19, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood has accomplished two short-term priorities established by the Board of Aldermen during a retreat earlier this year, according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Work on three other short-term priorities establ...

Lindbergh enrollment rises by 141 students

Lindbergh Schools Board of Education members, administrators, teachers and staff gathered last week along with former school board members, state and local elected officials, community leaders and members of the Dressel family to celebrate the opening of the district's 650-student Dressel Elementary School, as Dressel students cut the ribbon for the new state-of-the art school on the direction of Superintendent Jim Simpson, arms extended. Photo by Mike Anthony.

September 12, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools’ first-day enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year increased by 141 students compared to last year’s official enrollment, according to Brian McKenney, assistant superintendent of human resources. McKenney was scheduled...

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