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Crestwood continuing as normal for now after pandemic, flooding

Crestwood City Hall

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

The city of Crestwood has survived a pandemic and a flood in the last year, and so far, city operations are continuing as normal. But some big decisions are still to come on how to balance this year’s budget since the city relies mostly on sales taxes, which have plummeted during the county and state’s...

Crestwood 2020 budget includes funding for City Hall, Aquatic Center, quarry upgrade

Crestwood City Hall

December 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved and adopted the city’s 2020 budget at the Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 26, including plans to upgrade City Hall, the Crestwood Aquatic Center and the Whitecliff Park quarry. As...

Mabie sings the Blues: Bobby Plager comes to Crestwood to accept city resolution honoring Blues

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting had some special guests last week,
as the city presented St. Louis Blues mascot Louie and Bob Plager, one of the franchise’s
first players, with a proclamation honoring the Blues and their Stanley Cupwinning
season. ‘The whole city of Crestwood was pulling for you, the whole St. Louis
region was pulling for you,’ said Mayor Grant Mabie, above left, as he presented
Louie and Plager with a copy of the proclamation at the Aug. 27 meeting.
Photo by Erin Achenbach. For more photos and an article, see Page 2A.

September 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting had some special guests last week, as the city presented St. Louis Blues mascot Louie and Bob Plager, one of the franchise’s first players, with a proclamation honoring the Blues and their...

Crestwood unveils a new logo and flag

Crestwood unveils a new logo and flag

June 14, 2019

By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call composing1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously decided to adopt a new logo and flag during the April 23 board meeting. City ordinances state that a city flag must fly at City Hall and other locations that the mayor and aldermen request, bu...

Crestwood kicks off moratorium for electronic signs

Pictured above: Scott Credit Union in Crestwood uses an electronic messaging sign. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 15, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen imposed a four-month moratorium on electronic signs following a public hearing at its April 23 meeting, after initially rejecting a six-month moratorium in January. The moratorium passed 6-2, with Ward ...

Sunset Hills and Crestwood continue with SunCrest Fest for second time

Sunset Hills and Crestwood continue with SunCrest Fest for second time

April 17, 2019

The cities of Sunset Hills and Crestwood are continuing this year with SunCrest Fest, a joint festival celebrating both cities. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Kitun Park at 12343 Eddie and Park Road in Sunset Hills. It will be an old-school carnival with fes...

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler dies

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler dies

April 11, 2019

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler died April 5. Kestler became Crestwood’s fire chief in 1997 and served in that position for 15 years before retiring in 2012, ending a 37-year career with the Crestwood Fire Department. Some of his accomplishments as chief include seeing the city hire its first femal...

Crestwood Fire earns ISO Class 2 rating

Crestwood Fire earns ISO Class 2 rating

January 8, 2019

The Crestwood Fire Department is now ranked among the top 2 percent of all fire service organizations across the country after the Insurance Services Office notified the city that it was upgrading the city’s ISO rating to Class 2. Then-Crestwood Fire Chief Dave Oliveri said in a press release, “A c...

Crestwood fire chief leaves and Hecht set to take helm

Crestwood Assistant Fire Chief Lou Hecht, center, takes the oath of office during a city meeting in May 2017. Deputy City Clerk Theresa Pfyl administered the oath to Hecht, who previously served as deputy chief with the Fenton Fire Protection District. Also pictured is former Fire Chief David Oliveri.

November 8, 2018

Crestwood Assistant Fire Chief Lou Hecht, center, takes the oath of office during a city meeting in May 2017. Deputy City Clerk Theresa Pfyl administered the oath to Hecht, who previously served as deputy chief with the Fenton Fire Protection District. Also pictured is former Fire Chief David Oliveri. Erin Achenbach Staff...

Crestwood Citywide Yard Sale

September 29, 2018

Crestwood will host its citywide yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon, with locations across the city.

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