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Sunset Hills eases sign restrictions during pandemic

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

July 31, 2020

The City of Sunset Hills has temporarily stopped enforcing ordinances regarding temporary banners and signs in front of businesses to allow businesses to continue to advertise carryout, curbside and pick-up services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses such as restaurants and others who provide curbside, ...

Price voted board president over Baebler

Then-Ward 4 Alderman Donna Ernst, left, applauds for her successor, Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price, at the victory party on his first election night in April 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 29, 2020

Newly re-elected Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price was named president of the Sunset HIlls Board of Aldermen June 23, defeating Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler in a 5-3 videoconferenced vote that was split along gender lines. Price was nominated by Ward 3 Alderman Nathan Lipe. The nomination was seconded by ...

Voters will be able to vote anywhere in St. Louis County in upcoming primary

Voters will be able to vote anywhere in St. Louis County in upcoming primary

July 28, 2020

St. Louis County voters will be able to vote at any polling place in any upcoming elections this year, including the Aug. 4 primary, the bipartisan county Board of Elections announced Monday.  The Board of Election Commissioners announced that it would be making several changes for the remaining 2...

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2020

The city of Sunset Hills honored outgoing Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger at the Board of Aldermen meeting June 23. Krueger had served as Ward 3 alderman since 2013 before he was defeated by resident Cathy Friedmann for the seat in the June municipal elections that were postponed from April due to the...

Take our poll: Should schools reopen this fall in person?

Crestwood Elementary students enjoy 'Character Kickball.'

July 25, 2020

Many St. Louis County school districts released their reopening plans this week amid a rise in cases of the coronavirus among younger people. Lindbergh Schools said it will reopen two days a week in person and three days virtual, while the Mehlville School District held off on releasing its plan un...

South County Election Guide August 2020

South County Election Guide August 2020

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 25, 2020

A number of local primary races will be decided Tuesday, Aug. 4, and considering how many people are voting by mail or absentee, the Call Newspapers Election Guide is coming your way earlier than ever before. Forward to your friends and relatives who haven’t voted yet, and here’s everything you need...

Helen’s and hotel want tax incentives vote

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 22, 2020

A final vote on a Sunset Hills bill that would grant tax incentives to Helen Fitzgerald’s and a new hotel on Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills was postponed to August at the developer’s request. The bill, which first came up for discussion June 23, was scheduled for a second reading at the Jul...

Voters will weigh in on Medicaid expansion

At the Governor’s Mansion during the Missouri Press Association’s Jan. 31 Day at the Capitol, University of Missouri-Columbia journalism student Veronica Mohesky, an Oakville High graduate, listens to Gov. Mike Parson discuss 2020 issues including gun control and Medicaid expansion.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 21, 2020

Missouri voters will again get the chance to add another amendment to the evergrowing state constitution, this time to expand Medicaid. If voters approve Amendment 2 Tuesday, Aug. 4, Missouri would become the second state to amend its Constitution to add Medicaid expansion, after Oklahoma voters approved ...

In race for county executive, Mantovani, Page, Zimmerman outline stances on the issues

From left: Mark Mantovani, Sam Page and Jake Zimmerman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 17, 2020

Four candidates are running for St. Louis County executive in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, including current County Executive Sam Page. The winner of the primary will face off in November against whoever secures the Republican nod to run for county executive, either Paul Berry III or Ed Go...

How-To Guide: Wearing a mask will help slow the spread of COVID-19

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

By Colleen Wouters, Missouri Information Corps

July 14, 2020

As Missouri experiences its highest number of positive COVID-19 cases yet, several counties and municipalities have begun encouraging or requiring people to wear masks when going out into the community. Columbia, a city that passed a mandatory mask order July 6, specifies in the city ordinance that ...

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