St. Louis County News

Four candidates contend for the county executive seat

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Incumbent St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, a Democrat, faces three challengers for re-election Tuesday, Nov. 6: Republican Paul Berry, Libertarian Nick Kasoff and Andrew Ostrowski of the Constitution Party. This article will focus on Kasoff and Ostrowski. Berry and Stenger will be featured in a separate article. Kasoff, 52,

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ModernSTL offers weekend tour of modern architecture in Crestwood

Enthusiasts of mid-centery modern architecture can join ModernSTL for a home tour through the historic Ridgewood neighborhood in Crestwood on Saturday, Oct. 13. ModernSTL is a modern-architecture preservation group in St. Louis. The Ridgewood neighborhood has 258 homes that were designed by local modern architect Ralph Fournier and built by Burton Duenke in 1951 to

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Spirits of Sappington House ‘return from the dead’ with help from Webster University students

Members of the public can see the spirits of Sappington House brought to life in the windows of Historic Sappington House Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. Webster University students created the special-effect specters for the windows under the instruction of Associate Professor Aaron AuBuchon. “Webster’s film/television production students partnered with Sappington House costumed

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America’s Center proposal to cost $175 million

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callsnewspapers.com The America’s Center convention complex could undergo a $175 million redevelopment designed to attract more nation-al conventions, funded by city and county hotel taxes. The plan is supported by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson but would have to be approved by the

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New developer unveils plan for Crestwood mall site: ‘Crestwood City Center’

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Real-estate brokers lined up Wednesday at the old Crestwood mall site to get the first look at Walpert Properties’ new redevelopment plan for the site, which it’s calling “Crestwood City Center.” Walpert proposes a high-density mixed-use development similar to the boulevard-style development at “The Streets of St. Charles” that

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