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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...

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

February 26, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills has about $100 million being invested in the city due to various new projects, Mayor Pat Fribis said at the Feb. 11 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting. Fribis, who attended the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerc...

Winter Brothers project spurs comments on flooding

The city of Sunset Hills provided sandbags to residents impacted by flooding in 2017. Volunteers responded in force to the city’s call to fill the sandbags at Watson Trail Park, above.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A presentation by Winter Brothers Material Company about plans to raise its 15-acre property a foot above the Meramec River flood plain generated concern about future flooding among some residents at last month’s Sunset Hills Board of Ald...

Pretto running for state legislator again in rematch versus Murphy

Jean Pretto speaks at the Oakville Democrats ODO Fest in October 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 25, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto plans to run again in 2020 for 94th District state representative, challenging current Rep. Jim Murphy in a rematch of their close 2018 race. Pretto calls herself a native Oakvillian, “m...

Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A little over a month into the 2020 Missouri General Assembly, lawmakers are hard at work in Jefferson City trying to pass their sponsored legislation. South County legislators filed bills this year related to issues such as flooding, prope...

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The new Sunset Hills zoning code is back on the drawing board after the Board of Aldermen rejected the proposal from Houseal Lavigne during a special meeting Nov. 12. The zoning code rewrite has been a work in progress for the past three ...

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