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Erin Achenbach
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Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

Jan 15, 2021
St. Louis County Council clashes over chair, vice chair, as four members call special meeting today (Media)
Jan 08, 2021
Mehlville elementary students will attend in-person class five days a week (Story)
Jan 05, 2021
MFPD will get a new ladder system and safety climb in tower for No. 7 (Story)
Jan 04, 2021
Mehlville ties student COVID cases to out-of-school activity (Story)
Dec 28, 2020
Mehlville asks for more masking so that district can bring students back to school (Story)
Dec 23, 2020
Grantwood Village residents take on speed (Story/Media)
Dec 22, 2020
Sunset Hills holds special Board of Aldermen meeting tonight (Story)
Dec 22, 2020
Crestwood aldermen may give final approval tonight on new zoning code (Story)
Dec 18, 2020
Mehlville Fire District will get a new ambulance, saving money with St. Charles County (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
Green Park Aldi set to be expanded, updated (Story/Media)
Dec 17, 2020
Furrer retires from Mehlville Fire after three decades (Story)
Dec 15, 2020
PHOTOS: First St. Louis health-care workers to receive COVID-19 vaccine are in South County (Media)
Dec 15, 2020
Sunset Hills rugby site vetoed by Mayor Fribis (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Here’s what could be fixed in Mehlville bond issue (Story/Media)
Dec 11, 2020
Contentious new ethics code passes in 2020 (Story)
Dec 11, 2020
Stewart is appointed to Sunset Hills board (Story)
Dec 10, 2020
Helen Fitzgerald’s, hotel sales tax plan is withdrawn in Sunset Hills (Story)
Dec 10, 2020
Crestwood now allows ducks in city limits (Story)
Dec 10, 2020
Mehlville looks at facilities, safety and personalization ahead of possible bond issue (Story)
Dec 10, 2020
Schartner leads school board through a pandemic and potential facilities bond issue (Story)
Dec 09, 2020
Crestwood hires new police chief, promotes Ramirez to parks director (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
New Watson Road overlay highlights new Crestwood zoning code years in the making (Story)
Dec 04, 2020
Crestwood Market CID terminated, bonds are paid off (Story)
Dec 01, 2020
South County restaurants cited for defying dining ban (Media)
Dec 01, 2020
St. Louis County restaurants lose court challenge of indoor dining ban, for now (Media)
Nov 29, 2020
PHOTOS: Construction begins on Lindbergh’s new state-of-the-art high school (Media)
Nov 25, 2020
Rare council tie stops Adworth Senior Living (Story)
Nov 24, 2020
Beck is only Democrat to win a swing-district Senate race as he takes Sifton’s district (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2020
Construction kicks off on state-of-the-art Lindbergh High School after groundbreaking (Media)
Nov 19, 2020
New developer is negotiating with UrbanStreet to buy Crestwood mall for mixed-use (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
New zoning code takes powers from Crestwood Board of Aldermen (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
Sunset Hills board may not require rugby traffic rating (Story)
Nov 17, 2020
With students in and out of school, teachers still worried despite air quality upgrades (Story)
Nov 06, 2020
Alderman takes issue with Crestwood’s appearance (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2020
Two men injured when truck runs into side of church on Telegraph Road (Media)
Nov 05, 2020
Crestwood Board of Aldermen counts abstentions as no votes (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
South County Election Results 2020: No surprises as incumbents win (Media)
Nov 03, 2020
Golf carts allowed on streets in Crestwood alongside cars (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Crestwood no longer restricts signs based on content alone (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2020
PHOTOS: Galloway makes campaign stop in South County alongside other candidates (Media)
Oct 29, 2020
Hoffman works with Syberg’s to get off union boycott list (Story/Media)
Oct 28, 2020
Missouri has a new law that makes carjacking a crime, after push by Gregory (Story/Media)
Oct 27, 2020
Senate hopefuls Beck and Lenihan debate health care, economy and more in forum (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
Lemay Ferry pedestrian safety examined (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2020
Coleman gets Jefferson County to back down on masks (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
South County high schools open for the first time since March (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
Political newcomers Jones, Moore contend for the 93rd District (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
Two candidates seeking to represent Lemay, Affton in Burns’ 93rd District seat (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
Fitzpatrick hopes to keep office as treasurer (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
O’Donnell runs for re-election in Oakville’s 95th District, with challenge from Zimpfer (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Burton, Heisse face off for the 92nd District (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Former teacher challenges O’Donnell to represent Oakville in Missouri’s House (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Trakas, Burns vying to represent South County in the 6th District, County Council (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
Paul Berry challenges Sam Page for county executive (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
Koenig, Lavender are running for Missouri’s 15th District Senate seat (Story)
Oct 13, 2020
Jill Schupp faces Ann Wagner for Missouri’s 2nd U.S. Congressional District in Nov. 3 election (Story)
Oct 13, 2020
In race to succeed Sifton in Senate, Beck and Lenihan stake out positions on the issues (Story)
Oct 08, 2020
In a time like no other, Gaines adapts Mehlville State of the District to update public (Story)
Oct 07, 2020
Mehlville Fire policy change affects task force pay (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Burns challenges Trakas for 6th District County Council seat this November (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Pretto is challenging Murphy in 94th District (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
Four years after his death, memory of Snyder lives on in South County (Media)
Sep 29, 2020
Green Park welcomes three new aldermen, as longtime President Fred Baras departs (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Mehlville Board of Education passes 2020 blended tax rate (Story)
Sep 27, 2020
Mehlville has a $4.5 million operating deficit due to COVID-19 pandemic (Story)
Sep 27, 2020
With help from Sifton, Murphy gets law signed allowing nursing home cameras (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
Gregory, Hoffman square off again for Missouri House 96th District (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Planning panel recommends denial of gas station in shadow of the JB Bridge (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Developers question why aldermen don’t OK Helen’s/hotel plan (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Crestwood meets online through January due to City Hall rehab (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Darrion Cockrell, Lindbergh’s ‘Mr. DC,’ named Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2021 (Media)
Sep 22, 2020
New Sunset Hills city administrator looks forward to challenge of moving city ahead (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Dee Baebler is stepping down as Sunset Hills alderman (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
Crestwood will set its 2020 tax rate at videoconferenced hearing next week (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Hancock will bring K-2 students back for five days of in-person school (Story)
Sep 10, 2020
Mehlville K-2 students will move from all-virtual to in-person school (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
Call volumes increase for Mehlville Fire District, but not due to COVID-19 (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
Crestwood discusses law on keeping ducks, eye center, Chase ATM comes to city (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
Green Park candidate was ousted from ballot; mayor appoints another replacement (Story)
Sep 01, 2020
New Sunset Hills city administrator is Wentzville Alderman Brittany Gillett (Story)
Aug 30, 2020
Car wash returns after settlement with Crestwood (Story)
Aug 29, 2020
PHOTOS: Neighborhood children celebrate 96-year-old local resident’s birthday (Story/Media)
Aug 29, 2020
JB Bridge gas station will get vote Monday (Story)
Aug 28, 2020
Jefferson County mask mandate ordered, overturned within 24 hours (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Crestwood gets an ice cream/sushi eatery (Story)
Aug 24, 2020
Tax abatement for Helen’s and hotel is dropped; city doesn’t want to affect Lindbergh Schools (Story)
Aug 24, 2020
No bond issue in November: Mehlville measure is on hold (Story)
Aug 20, 2020
Mehlville school board decides not to place bond issue for facilities on November ballot (Story)
Aug 20, 2020
Mehlville Board of Education votes on possible bond issue tonight (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
Despite widespread interest, only one parent speaks on holding Mehlville classes in person (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in every South County ZIP code; task force singles it out as pandemic hotspot (Media)
Aug 15, 2020
Take our poll: Do you agree with the election of County Executive Sam Page in the Democratic primary Aug. 4? (Media)
Aug 15, 2020
Mercy South’s new cancer center opens to public this week (Media)
Aug 13, 2020
Crestwood meetings are staying virtual for now (Story)
Aug 13, 2020
Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas (Story)
Aug 12, 2020
All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom (Story)
Aug 06, 2020
Bayless votes for an all-virtual start to the school year (Story)
Aug 05, 2020
Mehlville Board of Education votes to start school year virtually (Story)
Aug 05, 2020
Bayless looks at all-virtual school for first quarter of year (Story)
Aug 05, 2020
Hancock will go all-virtual to start school year, instead of five days a week in class (Story)
Aug 05, 2020
PHOTOS: 9 Mile Garden opens for 28 days and has to close (Media)
Aug 04, 2020
South County Election Results: Page and Burns win (Media)
Aug 04, 2020
Woman attacks employees at arcade who asked her to wear a mask (Media)
Aug 03, 2020
Investigation underway after man’s body found in South County apartment fire (Media)
Jul 31, 2020
Sunset Hills eases sign restrictions during pandemic (Story)
Jul 29, 2020
Affton School District will start school year entirely virtual (Story)
Jul 29, 2020
Price voted board president over Baebler (Story)
Jul 28, 2020
Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills (Story)
Jul 27, 2020
St. Louis County shuts down late-night bars, announces restrictions to cut COVID-19 cases (Media)
Jul 27, 2020
PHOTOS: Gas station and travel plaza/truck stop proposed on site next to JB Bridge and Mississippi River (Media)
Jul 24, 2020
Crestwood might cut budget due to COVID-19 (Story)
Jul 24, 2020
Man shot at Affton gas station after ‘altercation’ in parking lot (Media)
Jul 23, 2020
St. Louis County Proposition C: County voters will decide on new Charter Aug. 4 (Story)
Jul 23, 2020
Two run for GOP nod in Missouri Senate seat held by Sifton (Story)
Jul 22, 2020
Paul Berry III, Ed Golterman to face off in August for Republican nod for county executive (Story)
Jul 22, 2020
Helen’s and hotel want tax incentives vote (Story/Media)
Jul 21, 2020
Mehlville and Lindbergh start their own virtual schools after COVID-19 virus (Story)
Jul 21, 2020
Mehlville looks at bond issue in November, eyes an August vote (Story)
Jul 17, 2020
In race for county executive, Mantovani, Page, Zimmerman outline stances on the issues (Story)
Jul 13, 2020
Crestwood approves marijuana dispensary (Story)
Jul 10, 2020
Candidates in County Council Democratic primary say what they’ll do for South County (Story)
Jul 10, 2020
John Stephens looks back on Sunset Hills mayoral election (Story/Media)
Jul 09, 2020
Mehlville weighs bond issue for November 3 (Story)
Jul 03, 2020
Coronavirus makes status of future Mehlville bond issue uncertain (Story)
Jun 26, 2020
‘Black Lives Matter’ draws crowds, conversations (Media)
Jun 25, 2020
‘Black Lives Matter’ drive organized by OHS senior sees large response (Story/Media)
Jun 24, 2020
Mehlville budget is impacted by coronavirus (Story)
Jun 24, 2020
Eateries innovate as they adapt to COVID (Story)
Jun 24, 2020
Mehlville is starting a K-12 virtual school; informational meetings will be held Tuesday (Story)
Jun 23, 2020
Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures (Story)
Jun 23, 2020
‘Defund the police’ signs lead to talks about policing with a new perspective (Media)
Jun 17, 2020
Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Mehlville School District is providing food to students in June through Operation Food Search (Story)
Jun 15, 2020
Mehlville summer school looks different; registration still open for July (Story)
Jun 11, 2020
Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services (Story)
Jun 09, 2020
Pretto, Hassler, Wolman elected in Mehlville (Story)
Jun 09, 2020
In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger (Story)
Jun 08, 2020
Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over (Story)
Jun 02, 2020
Krewson imposes curfew to try to prevent repeat of Monday’s mayhem in St. Louis (Story)
May 26, 2020
Election tension running high in Sunset Hills (Story)
May 19, 2020
Among the legislation proposed this year was Murphy’s idea for ‘baby boxes’ (Story)
May 06, 2020
Business owners sue St. Louis County, city so that businesses can reopen (Media)
May 01, 2020
GALLERY: Birthday parades bring joy to special days during stay-at-home order (Story/Media)
Apr 14, 2020
Missouri American replacing water mains in $1.5 million project along Eddie and Park (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
Mehlville School District enrollment declines as district ages (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Crestwood honors 100-year-old, changes boundaries and codes in first virtual meeting (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Sunset Hills approves legislation allowing for tax abatements, aimed at hotel project (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19 (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2020
Governments meet via video as virus spreads (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2020
South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home (Media)
Mar 26, 2020
South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery (Story/Media)
Mar 24, 2020
St. Louis school closures extended through April 22 (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Full list of everything canceled due to coronavirus (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Mayor calls sign ordinance unconstitutional (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Fribis and Stephens face off in Sunset Hills (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Friendship Village resident receives French Legion of Honor for World War II service (Media)
Mar 12, 2020
Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Women in History: Jessica Grib is a survivor who now helps others (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Krueger faces a challenger in Ward 3 race (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Supreme Court ruling requires new sign codes in cities; Crestwood spent years on project (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
Businessman in Stenger case sentenced to 17 months in prison (Media)
Mar 05, 2020
History comes alive with World War II veterans (Media)
Mar 02, 2020
Doctor, CEO mounts campaign for Sifton’s Senate seat, will face Rep. Doug Beck (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Winter Brothers project spurs comments on flooding (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Pretto running for state legislator again in rematch versus Murphy (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
Hoffman is challenging Gregory for Legislature in 2020 rematch (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Crestwood mall’s plan is ‘economically viable’ and is ‘moving forward’ (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’ (Story)
Dec 30, 2019
Charter Commission sends 14 changes to ballot, but major ideas fail in voting (Story)
Dec 29, 2019
Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent (Story)
Dec 27, 2019
Crestwood 2020 budget includes funding for City Hall, Aquatic Center, quarry upgrade (Story)
Dec 25, 2019
‘All good’: Oakville community unites to help local crafters sell out, for first time ever (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
City urges residents to shop local this season (Story)
Dec 10, 2019
Charter plan would create minimum police standards (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
New ‘Nutcracker’: South County dance studio is set to perform full ballet for first time (Story/Media)
Nov 26, 2019
Vowing transparency, Page will mount bid next year to stay county executive (Media)
Nov 25, 2019
Council tries to limit public speakers’ ‘activism’ with new security and ‘ground rules’ (Media)
Nov 22, 2019
Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Longtime South County legislator kicks off run for Missouri treasurer (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
Adworth Senior Living plan is OK’d by Planning Commission (Media)
Nov 01, 2019
Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Crestwood mall project is now a $300 million redevelopment (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Jake Zimmerman will challenge Sam Page for county executive in 2020 (Media)
Oct 22, 2019
Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail (Media)
Oct 18, 2019
Adults with disabilities find more than a job at a company with a larger mission (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2019
Another open house to be held on Meramec pedestrian bridge; feedback mixed so far (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Domestic violence victims can heal with a garden donated by Oakville Garden Club (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2019
Top 10 things to know about the St. Louis Wheel (Media)
Sep 25, 2019
Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020 (Story)
Sep 21, 2019
As Stenger goes to prison, Page signs ethics executive orders that fire employees who don’t report corruption (Media)
Sep 17, 2019
Sunset Hills rugby field approved despite the concerns of neighbors (Story)
Aug 09, 2019
Affton 106-year-old credits her faith as the secret to a long, eventful life (Story)
Aug 07, 2019
South County flooding victims are cleaning up, waiting for a disaster declaration (Story/Media)
Jul 12, 2019
PHOTOS: A little rain doesn’t stop the JB Blast (Media)
Jun 26, 2019
Mehlville projects $1 million operating surplus in 2019-2020 budget (Story)
Jun 20, 2019
Water infrastructure is key to daily life (Story/Media)
Jun 20, 2019
Aldermen debate Tidal Wave’s no-right-turn (Story)
Jun 07, 2019
FLOODING: Mississippi River forecast to reach second-highest level; South County residents evacuated (Media)
Jun 04, 2019
Galloway to conduct state audits in St. Louis County post-Stenger (Media)
May 29, 2019
Vaping bill is the first bill a county executive ever signed in South County (Media)
May 22, 2019
Republicans take majority on council, elect Trakas as chair (Media)
May 03, 2019
Stenger pleads guilty to federal corruption charges; plea deal calls for 3-4 years in prison (Media)
Apr 18, 2019
Spring has sprung (Media)
Apr 17, 2019
Crestwood rejects car wash a second time (Media)
Apr 03, 2019
Election Results: Lindbergh, Bayless pass bond issues, Ryan re-elected to fire board (Media)
Apr 02, 2019
South County Election Central: Lindbergh, Bayless pass bond issues, Ed Ryan re-elected to Mehlville fire board (Media)
Mar 20, 2019
Cluster home vote delayed once again (Media)
Mar 20, 2019
Council creates new position of policy director, hires veteran journalist (Media)
Mar 19, 2019
UPDATED: Suspect in hospital after officer-involved shooting in Oakville (Media)
Mar 13, 2019
Drive-by Ashings (Media)
Mar 07, 2019
Bombers Rugby has new home in Sunset Hills (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Outcry as frozen dog rescued, but then euthanized by St. Louis County (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’ (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis with city-county merger (Media)
Jan 16, 2019
Lindbergh plans for a $105 million bond (Media)
Jan 04, 2019
Mehlville saves $1.8 million in COP refinancing (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Tripping seniors helps make them steady (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
South County doubles 2017’s USO drive with most successful food drive ever (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Crestwood celebrates five years of Christmas (Media)
Nov 14, 2018
Ameren outlines its 10-mile, $30M project (Media)
Nov 13, 2018
Crestwood Shop ‘n Save closes Nov. 16 (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Photos: See and listen to Josh Hawley in St. Louis County (Media)
Nov 06, 2018
UPDATED: Election results for South County (Media)
Nov 02, 2018
Beck, Heisse talk abortion and education at 92nd District Forum (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Crestwood mayor candidates debate issues at Call’s forum (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Three candidates contend Nov. 6 to replace Roby as Crestwood’s next mayor (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Minimum wage would ‘raise up’ to $12 an hour if voters approve hike (Media)
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