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Crestwood Citizens Academy set for Round 2

Crestwood City Hall

March 12, 2019

The Crestwood Citizens Academy is a free seven-week program for city residents that touches on virtually every facet of city government. Class will be held Wednesdays, March 27 through May 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at various city locations. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at each session...

Better Together says merger could save over $1 billion a year by 2032

Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the  campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 26, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The backers of a city-county merger for St. Louis County and city are saying that the plan will save taxpayers across the region $55 million a year from the start and up to $1 billion annually a decade after the start of the new megacity....

Scott Credit Union opens second St. Louis County location

Scott Credit Union opens second St. Louis County location

February 19, 2019

Scott Credit Union hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of their new branch location in Crestwood at 9792 Watson Road. The location is one of two in Missouri and St. Louis County, with the other location in Ladue. The bank operates 16 branches in the St. Louis ar...

Toys for School Kids brings south county together to donate toys to SLPS

Toys for School Kids brings south county together to donate toys to SLPS

December 20, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Christmas came early for some students at St. Louis Public Schools last week when the south county organization Toys for School Kids delivered toys to three elementary schools as part of an annual holiday toy drive. Toys For School Kids, f...

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood's fire lawsuit

December 20, 2018

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws ...

UPDATED: No competitive April races yet after filing

UPDATED: No competitive April races yet after filing

December 18, 2018

So far, there are no competitive races in south county after candidate filing opened last week. Up for election April 2 are the Mehlville Fire Protection District seat held by Secretary Ed Ryan, Green Park mayor and aldermanic seats in Crestwood, Green Park and Sunset Hills, plus the Lindbergh and M...

Reader objects to idea private schools are so children aren’t ‘mixing’

Letters to the editor

December 15, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: This is in regard to Terry Bilheimer’s Oct 11 letter quoting, “Private schools exist so the wealthy and certain religious denominations don’t have to mix with the public and democratic ideas.” My wife and I sent our six children to private schools even ...

Private school parents, taxpayers should get to use vouchers

Letters to the editor

December 13, 2018

Letter to the Editor  To the editor: I have never written a letter to a newspaper, but after reading Terry Bilheimer’s Oct. 11 letter, “Call should not have printed Koenig’s evolution ideas,” I felt the need to respond. I would have welcomed vouchers for my daughter’s education while sen...

Crestwood and police union reach tentative contract agreement

A Crestwood police car.

December 7, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood and union representatives of the Crestwood Police Department have reached a tentative agreement after nearly two-and-a-half years of negotiations, after the police rejected a previous contract last year. “Negotiations have be...

Crestwood hopes trash service improves

Crestwood hopes trash service improves

November 30, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The days of Meridian Waste Services’ contract with the city of Crestwood may be numbered after residents and aldermen have complained about poor trash service. The company’s contract is up in March, and new trash bids were due to t...

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