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Full list of everything canceled due to coronavirus

During the St. Louis Aquarium's closure, the attraction is offering 'Breakfast with the Sloth' with Coconut the Sloth, above.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, “social distancing” measures are being taken nationwide to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control has recommended gatherings of 10 people or less to help slow the spread of the virus, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page...

Fribis and Stephens face off in Sunset Hills

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis will face political newcomer and resident John Stephens for her seat as mayor in the now postponed April 7 election. The election will be held June 2. Fribis, 9843 Sunset Greens Drive, has been mayor of Sunset Hills since 2016. She is retired and married to Philip C. Den...

Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville

Tamara Sunkett

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

From the very beginning, Oakville High School Principal Tamara Sunkett knew she was destined to be a teacher. Both of the East St. Louis native’s parents were educators, and Sunkett grew up around the education system. Both of her parents were lifelong educators, each spending 40 years working in ed...

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Sunset Hills Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price will face resident Drew Hrach for Price’s seat on the Board of the Aldermen in the upcoming April 7 election. Hrach, 12980 Baalbek Drive, did not return The Call’s candidate questionnaire. Price, 70, 10602 Deerpath Acres Court, 63128, is married to K...

Women in History: Jessica Grib is a survivor who now helps others

Jessica Grib with her husband Kevin, son Noah and daughter Amelia.

By Bill Milligan and Erin Achenbach

March 11, 2020

Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but the birth of Concord resident Jessica Grib’s second child proves that sometimes it takes a village to save the mother. Grib survived massive heart failure after giving birth to her second child in 2016, something her doctors called a “miracle.”...

Krueger faces a challenger in Ward 3 race

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

March 11, 2020

Incumbent Sunset Hills Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger will face challenger and newcomer to public office Cathy Friedmann for his seat on the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen in the election Tuesday, April 7. Attorney Friedmann, 9515 Country Club Green Drive, is married to Tom Jansberg. This is her first...

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap land with each other after it was discovered that a sliver of the former Johnny Mac’s property slated to become the new Sunset Hills Subaru dealership lies within Crestwood city limits. At the Feb. 11 Board of Aldermen meeting, City Administrator Kris Simpson told...

In three-way Green Park aldermanic race, incumbent Jones has two challengers

Pictured above: Green Park City Hall as seen on Google Maps.

March 5, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Incumbent Green Park Ward 2 Alderman James Jones Jr. faces two challengers for his seat on the Green Park Board of Aldermen in the April 7 election— former Ward 2 Alderman Ronald Slattery and resident Donald Lattray. Jones was appointe...

Doctor, CEO mounts campaign for Sifton’s Senate seat, will face Rep. Doug Beck

Doctor, CEO mounts campaign for Sifton’s Senate seat, will face Rep. Doug Beck

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

The race to replace term-limited Sen. Scott Sifton in the 1st District Missouri Senate seat is now competitive, with political outsider David Lenihan organizing a campaign to flip the recently Democratic seat Republican. Lenihan has yet to have a formal campaign kickoff event, but he announced his can...

Call, school district are hosting a Community Job Fair March 25

Call, school district are hosting a Community Job Fair March 25

March 2, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Two South County organizations have joined together to connect the community with regional potential employers. The first South County Community Job Fair is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Mehlville High School gymnasium...

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