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Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2020

Restaurants in the St. Louis region were given blessings by regional leaders to reopen their dining rooms May 18, two weeks after Gov. Mike Parson eased shelter-in-place requirements across the state.  Under the guidelines outlined by both St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda K...

In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

Sunset Hills will soon have a new Ward 3 alderman after political newcomer Cathy Friedmann defeated incumbent Kurt Krueger in the June 2 municipal election that had been postponed from April. Friedmann defeated Krueger 310 votes to 232, or 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, to take the Ward 3 seat. Ward 1...

Pretto, Hassler, Wolman elected in Mehlville

Left to right: Peggy Hassler, Stacey Kenner, Jean Pretto, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will have a new face at its next meeting after newcomer Jeff Wolman and incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto won in a five-way race for three open school board seats June 2. Oakville resident Wolman will replace board member Samantha Stormer, who did not seek a thi...

Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

Sunset Hills will remain under the guidance of Mayor Pat Fribis after the two-term incumbent won her re-election bid against political newcomer John Stephens last week, following a long-drawn-out race that was delayed due to COVID-19. Fribis collected 1,117 votes, or 55.82 percent, to defeat Stephe...

Tapawingo threatens to sue to stop city survey

This aerial shot from Google Maps shows some of the streets of Tapawingo, around Tapawingo National Golf Club.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 28, 2020

Attorneys for the Manors at Tapawingo subdivision have threatened to take the city to court if aldermen send out a survey seeking residents’ views on taking over the subdivision’s private streets. The idea of the city taking over the streets has been an issue off and on for a decade, but tensio...

Election tension running high in Sunset Hills

Billy Busch, center, with incoming Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler at a Super Bowl party, in a picture posted to Fribis' Facebook page for her mayoral candidacy in 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

With general municipal elections looming next week, tensions among Sunset Hills officials were on display at what was supposed to have been the board’s last meeting before the originally scheduled April election. For breaking news including an ethics complaint made by Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn a...

Five candidates running for three seats on the Mehlville school board in June 2 races

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 23, 2020

Five candidates are seeking three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the June 2 election, which is rescheduled from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto, both of Oakville, are running for re-election. Pretto was first elected in 2014 and re-elec...

Among the legislation proposed this year was Murphy’s idea for ‘baby boxes’

Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at his victory party at Cafe Telegraph Tuesday night. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2020

Most of the bills considered by the Missouri Legislature in 2020 stalled due to the coronavirus outbreak, including legislation passed through a House committee that would create “baby boxes” as a place a parent could surrender a child 45 days or younger without being prosecuted. The bill, filed by R...

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

Crestwood City Hall

By 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

A rendering of the Comfort Suites being built by Days Inn owner HR Sheevam.

By 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...

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