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Gregory, Hoffman square off again for Missouri House 96th District

From left to right; Rep. David Gregory and Erica Hoffman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

September 25, 2020

David Gregory, a Republican attorney, is running for re-election in the 96th Missouri House District Tuesday, Nov. 3, and is being challenged once again by Democrat Erica Hoffman, a stay-at-home mother and community volunteer. Hoffman and Gregory previously faced off for the 96th District seat in 2018. In that race, Hoffman, the first Democrat to run in the 96th District in eight years, lost to Gregory ...

Planning panel recommends denial of gas station in shadow of the JB Bridge

The view from the site of the proposed Moto Mart along the Mississippi River, directly next to the JB Bridge.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2020

A Moto Mart proposed to be built along Interstate 255 in the shadow of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge may not happen after the St. Louis County Planning Commission unanimously recommended zoning for the gas station be denied because, among other reasons, it is “not aesthetically or visually appealing at ...

Developers question why aldermen don’t OK Helen’s/hotel plan

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2020

A Sunset Hills bill that would establish a new sales tax at Helen Fitzgerald’s and the neighboring hotel to fund parking has been postponed for months after city officials said they would drop a related tax abatement that could have funded a second hotel. The 1-percent Community Improvement District ...

Crestwood meets online through January due to City Hall rehab

Crestwood City Hall

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will continue to meet virtually for the remainder of the year due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the city is also taking the opportunity during the time of videoconferenced meetings to renovate the upper level of the Government Center. The City Hall chambers that usually...

New Sunset Hills city administrator looks forward to challenge of moving city ahead

Brittany Gillett

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The city of Sunset Hills will have a new city administrator at the helm starting next week, after the board voted unanimously to hire Brittany Gillett as the city’s second-ever city administrator. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously in open session Sept. 8 to officially hire Gillett at an annual base ...

Hancock will bring K-2 students back for five days of in-person school

A Hancock student receives a free Playtime Pad tablet from the St. Louis County Library before St. Louis County's mask mandate went into effect for young children.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

The Hancock Place School District is bringing back kindergarten through second-grade students for five days of in-person learning in classrooms beginning Thursday, Sept. 17, since the district has enough space for social distancing to prevent COVID-19, the airborne virus that has caused nearly all St...

Mehlville K-2 students will move from all-virtual to in-person school

An Oakville Elementary student the first day of school.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

The Mehlville School District is bringing back preschool and kindergarten through second-grade students for in-person learning in classrooms beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22, the district announced Thursday. The move follows St. Louis County’s switch Wednesday to recommend K-2 students resume classes in pe...

Call volumes increase for Mehlville Fire District, but not due to COVID-19

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s call volume is increasing, but not because of increased COVID-19 calls. In a COVID-19 update at the MFPD Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 26, Chief Brian Hendricks said that the district’s call volume has been increasing to pre-COVID numbers but not du...

Crestwood discusses law on keeping ducks, eye center, Chase ATM comes to city

Crestwood resident Catherine Biermann smiles while holding her chicken, Jane, at her house in Crestwood. Jane is one of five chickens that Biermann keeps in a coop on her property on Lodge Pole Lane. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen conducted a number of public hearings at its Aug. 25 meeting, held virtually over videoconferencing application Zoom. Hearings included a hearing for a standalone ATM on Watson Road and an ambulatory surgical center on Big Bend Road, along with a discussion of residents ...

New Sunset Hills city administrator is Wentzville Alderman Brittany Gillett

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2020

Sunset Hills has hired its second-ever city administrator, who is set to begin at the end of September.  Mayor Pat Fribis told The Call that she offered the position of city administrator Saturday to Brittany Gillett, who currently serves as an executive assistant in Bridgeton and is also an alderman ...

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