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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...

In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

Sunset Hills will soon have a new Ward 3 alderman after political newcomer Cathy Friedmann defeated incumbent Kurt Krueger in the June 2 municipal election that had been postponed from April. Friedmann defeated Krueger 310 votes to 232, or 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, to take the Ward 3 seat. Ward 1...

Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

Sunset Hills will remain under the guidance of Mayor Pat Fribis after the two-term incumbent won her re-election bid against political newcomer John Stephens last week, following a long-drawn-out race that was delayed due to COVID-19. Fribis collected 1,117 votes, or 55.82 percent, to defeat Stephe...

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to weigh a number of candidates and in Crestwood, decide on a sales-tax extension. The election was originally set to happen in April, but Gov. Mike Parson postponed it to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the delay at the polls, residents of ...

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

May 28, 2020

Sunset Hills residents donated more pounds of food than any other city to the May 9 “Mayors for Meals” event, a testament to how engaged the city’s citizens are. This year’s election for mayor is proving no different. Mayor Pat Fribis is challenged by John Stephens, a physician who objects to the ...

Sunset Hills approves legislation allowing for tax abatements, aimed at hotel project

A rendering of the Comfort Suites being built by Days Inn owner HR Sheevam.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen passed a contentious bill at its March 10 meeting that, through state statute, will allow the city to declare properties “blighted” and grant tax abatements to redevelop them. The bill passed 5-2, with Ward 2 Aldermen Steve Bersche and Casey Wong, Ward 3 Aldermen...

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

January 23, 2020

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.  Crestwood mayor, aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Vill...

South County elections: More candidates file to run for alderman in Sunset Hills

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.

January 8, 2020

As filing for municipal and school board elections in April continues this month, two more candidates have filed to run for alderman in Sunset Hills. Candidate filing began Dec. 17 for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at l...

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The widely debated issue of the Sunset Hills zoning code rewrite was at the forefront of most attendees’ minds at the first town hall held by the “Sunset Hills Neighbors” resident club Dec. 4 at the Sunset Hills Community Center. The ...

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

December 19, 2019

Candidate filing began Tuesday for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. So far, the highlights of the April 2020 races will be a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way ...

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