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Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

September 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, due to a larger-than-expected increase in this year’s assessed valuation. The board will meet to set ...

Sunset Hills rugby field approved despite the concerns of neighbors

Pictured above: The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers.

September 17, 2019

. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Football Club last week to build a rugby complex on the southeast corner of the former Sunset Lakes Golf Course, marking th...

Charter Commission set to hold public forums on proposed changes

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 12, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission plans to host four public forum/open house-style events in September to allow the public to provide feedback about possible changes that the commission is looking into making to the Charter. The Char...

Sunset Hills approves rugby field over objections of neighbors

Professional rugby players striving to get the ball during the game. Rugby player with ball is blocked by the opposite team player at ground.

September 11, 2019

Thank you for reading this breaking news. Look for full coverage of Tuesday's four-hour meeting in the Sept. 19 issue of The Call.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan Tuesday for the St. Louis B...

Lindbergh may avoid seventh elementary school with Magna Visual buy

Magna Visual as seen Tuesday, July 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 11, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools says that its purchase of another landmark property in South County could prevent it from having to one day build a seventh elementary school — but not everyone in Crestwood is happy that the district bought a key ...

Gravois-Musick intersection is open again after two years of construction

The Gravois-Musick intersection, with the Grant's View Library on the right.

September 11, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com It was plagued by complications and delays, but the Gravois and Musick intersection is completely open, eight months past its scheduled completion date. The intersection fully opened Friday, Aug. 30, nine months after its scheduled c...

Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right,
discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall
meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint town hall this summer to discuss the highs and lows of this year’s legislative session. Beck represents Affton and Concord Village in Jefferson...

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...

Damage to Crestwood City Hall from flood could top $1 million

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau.

September 5, 2019

Photo of the flooding in the lobby at Crestwood City Hall courtesy of Crestwood Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau. By ERIN ACHENBACH Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The damage to Crestwood City Hall from flooding last month was so significant it could top $1 million. Eight Crestwo...

Crestwood stays with Central County 911 Dispatch

Crestwood stays with Central County 911 Dispatch

August 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood will continue with Central County Emergency 911 for emergency dispatch services after considering contracting with Kirkwood for dispatching. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously at its July 23 meeting to continue wit...

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