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Crestwood honors 100-year-old, changes boundaries and codes in first virtual meeting

Crestwood honors 100-year-old, changes boundaries and codes in first virtual meeting

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The main event during the Crestwood Board of Aldermen’s first virtual meeting held over Facebook Live last week was the approval of plans for a business to move to Crestwood from Rock Hill, bringing 200 jobs. But the board also conducted other city business at the meeting, the first held in the ti...

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

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

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...

Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will begin to offer enhanced benefits to employees diagnosed with cancer after the Board of Directors approved changes to the fire district’s employee manual last month. Board members unanimously approved the changes to the Employee Manual of Policies and Procedur...

South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19

South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

The South County Chick-fil-A is temporarily closed after an employee there tested positive for the novel coronavirus. An employee at the Chick-fil-A near the South County Center, 4125 Lemay Ferry Road, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from Chick-fil-A. The store has been...

Governments meet via video as virus spreads

Governments meet via video as virus spreads

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

As governmental bodies across the country grapple with how to conduct public meetings in the age of “social distancing” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three local governments met virtually last week — the St. Louis County Council, the Mehlville Board of Education and the Crestwood Board of Alde...

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis banned dining in at restaurants last week to aid in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, many local restaurants are now offering carryout and delivery services that comply with stricter social distancing measures. Below is a list of some local...

St. Louis school closures extended through April 22

St. Louis school closures extended through April 22

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

Students will remain at home for at least the next month after St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Louis City schools extended building closures through Wednesday, April 22. The extension is consistent with the stay-at-home orders issued in the county and the city over the weekend that also last through April 22. A stay-at-home order was ...

Fribis and Stephens face off in Sunset Hills

Fribis and Stephens face off in Sunset Hills

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis will face political newcomer and resident John Stephens for her seat as mayor in the now postponed April 7 election. The election will be held June 2. Fribis, 9843 Sunset Greens Drive, has been mayor of Sunset Hills since 2016. She is retired and married to Philip C. Den...

Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville

Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

From the very beginning, Oakville High School Principal Tamara Sunkett knew she was destined to be a teacher. Both of the East St. Louis native’s parents were educators, and Sunkett grew up around the education system. Both of her parents were lifelong educators, each spending 40 years working in ed...

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Sunset Hills Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price will face resident Drew Hrach for Price’s seat on the Board of the Aldermen in the upcoming April 7 election. Hrach, 12980 Baalbek Drive, did not return The Call’s candidate questionnaire. Price, 70, 10602 Deerpath Acres Court, 63128, is married to K...

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