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St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan
August 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Four months before its deadline to review and recommend changes to the county Charter, the St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring...

Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against
August 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Comments for and against the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club’s proposal for fields in Sunset Hills dominated the majority of the Board...

County permits delay Mehlville’s summer projects, new bleachers

A worker places new letters on the front of Mehlville Senior High School as one of the final touches of Proposition P improvements at the school. Prop P was approved by voters in 2000, and was one of the last times Mehlville made a significant investment in its facilties.
August 21, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Mehlville High School might not be able to play its first home football game at home after difficulties with St. Louis County permits...

Trakas, Fitch reject lowering buffer for medical marijuana

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
August 21, 2019

Update: At the Planning Commission's Aug. 19 meeting, the commission voted to expand the buffer for all medical marijuana facilities to 1,000 feet.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St....

Charter panel weighs changes to appeals

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed. More often than not, their bids to reverse the hike on their properties were turned down, especially in cases where property owners did not bring photo evidence to back up their cases. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
August 15, 2019

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed.  The current Board...

101-year-old Crestwood resident gets honored by a union as oldest member

101-year-old Crestwood resident gets honored by a union as oldest member
August 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com At 101 years old, Crestwood resident Adam Tooley is the oldest living member of the Coalminers’ Union of Southern Indiana. Crestview...

Sunset Hills residents worry new zoning could add new cluster homes

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.
August 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Concerns about making it easier for cluster home developments to come to Sunset Hills have dominated public comments about the city’s...

Affton 106-year-old credits her faith as the secret to a long, eventful life

Christian pictured with some of her caregivers, including her great-grandaughter Sarah Heady, bottom left. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter August 9, 2019

Like many people, Belle Christian has a sweet tooth, especially when it comes to Oreos — her home is never without a package or two of the cookies. But unlike everyone else, Christian is 106 years old...

‘Rogue’ ice cream trucks need a permit

Homemade vanilla, chocolate and pistachio ice cream in a cone
August 8, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is cautioning residents to be on the lookout for “rogue” ice cream trucks operating without a license. Ward 2 Alderman...

South County flooding victims are cleaning up, waiting for a disaster declaration

The Alabama Avenue Bridge, at the intersection of River City Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible as floodwater from the River des Peres continue to rise Thursday, May 30. 8,000 feet of sandbag were put in place along the River des Peres to mitigate flooding of nearby homes in South County and south St. Louis city.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter August 7, 2019

Although the flood waters along the River Des Peres have receded, residents in Lemay and other parts of South County are still trying to clean up the aftermath of near record-setting floods that affected...

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