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South County ‘Helpers’ provide aid during COVID-19 crisis

Representatives of the St. Louis Area Foodbank and the Missouri National Guard survey the drop off site on Locust Street for the Fill Up the Pickup Challenge this Saturday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

Several local residents have formed groups of neighborhood volunteers to serve as the “helpers” for local families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook groups have been set up in Oakville and Sunset Hills/Crestwood to organize neighborhood captains to help with needs as people are suffer...

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...

Supreme Court ruling requires new sign codes in cities; Crestwood spent years on project

Crestwood City Hall

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Crestwood has a long-awaited new sign code unanimously approved by the Board of Aldermen, marking the culmination of nearly half a decade of reviewing the city’s sign regulations. The process began in the wake of a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of “Reed v. Town of Gilbert,” Arizona,...

Filing for April sets races in Sunset Hills, school boards

Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 28, 2020

Candidate filing closed last week for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7. Some offices will be unopposed, including Crestwood mayor, while the Lindbergh Board of Edu...

Crestwood mall’s plan is ‘economically viable’ and is ‘moving forward’

A rendering of Crestwood City Center at night.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In a meeting with city officials last week, the Crestwood mall developer said it has determined after meeting with tenants that the $300 million proposal for the site is “economically viable and ready to move forward” pending financ...

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

January 23, 2020

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.  Crestwood mayor, aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Vill...

Crestwood will get a new website and host with same company as Sunset Hills

Crestwood City Hall

January 23, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood will be getting another new website upgrade after city staff decided to pursue a contract with CivicPlus for website redesign and hosting purposes this month. A request for proposals, or RFP, was issued in October for...

South County elections: More candidates file to run for alderman in Sunset Hills

Then-Ward 4 Alderman Donna Ernst, left, applauds for her successor, Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price, at the victory party on his first election night in April 2016.

January 8, 2020

As filing for municipal and school board elections in April continues this month, two more candidates have filed to run for alderman in Sunset Hills. Candidate filing began Dec. 17 for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at l...

Crestwood 2020 budget includes funding for City Hall, Aquatic Center, quarry upgrade

Crestwood City Hall

December 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved and adopted the city’s 2020 budget at the Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 26, including plans to upgrade City Hall, the Crestwood Aquatic Center and the Whitecliff Park quarry. As...

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

December 19, 2019

Candidate filing began Tuesday for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. So far, the highlights of the April 2020 races will be a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way ...

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