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Kolb, her supporters spend $42,000 in effort to oust Hilmer

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors candidate Jane Kolb and her supporters spent nearly $42,000 in their unsuccessful effort to oust Chairman Aaron Hilmer in the April election. Kolb’s committee, Vote for Jane Kolb, raised $5,527.94 and spent $5,524.94, according to a post-election report filed with the Missouri

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Pulte Group to pull out of market here entirely

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Homebuilder Pulte Group is pulling out of the St. Louis market entirely and dropping three projects in south county, including its contentious plan for villas on Court Drive in Sunset Hills. A spokeswoman for Pulte said that the developer will finish building its remaining projects, but is backing out

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Conflict between Stenger, council could end up in court

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com With County Executive Steve Stenger and a majority of the County Council increasingly at odds, the council chairman speculated last week that the conflict could go to court. Four members of the seven-member council believe they are at a crossroads in their continuing faceoff with Stenger, who refuses to

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Councilman slated to introduce bill for McManus rezoning

Trakas undecided whether he will vote in favor of move   By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   Although 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, agreed last week to introduce legislation for a construction firm to move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center, he has not yet decided whether to support the project.

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South county citizens prepared for flooding

Lindbergh Schools misses three days; Mehlville calls off classes for two days   By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   The Meramec River reached near-record levels last week after hitting new highs in December 2015, but this time south county residents were more prepared. For the second time in 16 months, residents and businesses in

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Green Park seeks input on whether to allow chickens

Residents asked to contact city administrator/city clerk The Green Park Board of Aldermen is considering an ordinance that would allow chickens to be kept in the city. Aldermen discussed the issue at their April 17 meeting, and said they wanted to hear from residents. Green Park residents interested in weighing in on the issue are

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Trakas blocks construction firm’s move to new site

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A construction company’s move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center is being blocked by 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, who sees the project as wrong for south county. McManus Construction Co. owner Rob McManus already bought the now-closed Tee Time property at 4631 Lemay Ferry

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