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Mehlville considers a bond issue in 2020 to continue its Prop P tax

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in 2018.

May 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District is exploring the possibility of placing a no-tax-rate-increase ballot measure on the ballot in 2020 for investment in the district’s facilities and operations, in what would be an extension of the 49-cent...

Dirt returning to Crestwood mall site, but not a mountain this time

Dirt returning to Crestwood mall site, but not a mountain this time

May 23, 2019

The Crestwood mall site along the Sappington Road/Detjen Drive entrance that used to be a parking lot now is covered with dirt, pictured above, as seen May 21, 2019. More dirt will soon return to the site. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Dirt is being trucked b...

Erby leaves council for Page’s ninth floor; Trakas calls her ‘conscience of council’

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to give her flowers. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 21, 2019

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to giv...

No surprise: Jeff Wagener leaves St. Louis County Charter Commission

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

May 17, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21, with Chairman Gene McNary, a former county executive, shown in the middle and Jeff Wagener, a former County Councilman, shown to his left. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. L...

Sunset Hills rejects expedited readings for legislation

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

May 16, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen rejected a proposal for the second time April 23 that would have made it easier to expedite passage of bills. The defeated Bill No. 51 would have amended the city’s ordinance governing whether bills ca...

Mehlville MyPath customizes learning so students can design what to study

Pictured above: The Mehlville MyPath students who presented March 8 pose with administrators and representatives. Front row, from left to right: Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, Jasper Hong, Sarah Buck and Mehlville MyPath teacher Jennifer Sikich. Back Row, from left to right: Mehlville High School Assistant Principal Andrew Ross, Vincent Troskey, Edi Maumutovic, Kyle Flowers, Emma Davis and Superintendent Chris Gaines. 

May 15, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville High School students participating in the Mehlville School District’s MyPath personalized learning program praised its role in helping them make career and college choices while giving an overview of their work this semester. T...

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 ...

Peace Haven senior facility hoping for expansion

Peace Haven senior facility hoping for expansion

May 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Peace Haven, the Christian Science senior-care facility that has been in Sunset Hills since before the city was incorporated, is planning an $18 million renovation and redevelopment of its 42-bed nursing complex at 12630 Rott Road. T...

Days before city-county merger withdrawn, Missouri House overwhelmingly approved resolution for local vote

Rep. David Gregory and Rep. Jim Murphy speak to South County students honored at the state capitol with the

May 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A resolution that would require that any merger of St. Louis County and city be approved by a local vote was approved by the Missouri House last week, just ahead of the decision by backers of the proposed merger to withdraw the plan for no...

Crestwood honors Ward 3’s Jerry Miguel

Crestwood City Hall

May 8, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Crestwood honored outgoing Ward 3 Alderman Jerry Miguel with a city resolution and plaque at the April 23 Board of Aldermen meeting. Miguel had served as Ward 3 alderman continuously since April 2016, and was the Ward 3 alderman fr...

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