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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...

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...

Another open house to be held on Meramec pedestrian bridge; feedback mixed so far

Pictured above: A proposed rendering of the pedestrian bridge project. Rendering courtesy of Great River Greenway.

October 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents can weigh in again on a pedestrian bridge proposed for the north side of the new westbound Interstate 44 bridge over the Meramec River after the project received a mix of positive and negative feedback from the 169 attendees at...

Open house held on Interstate 44 pedestrian bridge

Open house held on Interstate 44 pedestrian bridge

August 15, 2019

The community is invited to provide public feedback on a new pedestrian bridge that will be built on the north side of the new westbound Interstate 44 bridge over the Meramec River. Project partners Great Rivers Greenway and the cities of Sunset Hills, Kirkwood and Fenton invite residents of the region ...

Gephardt tours flood damaged area

Gephardt tours flood damaged area

August 12, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published June 3, 1993 Congressman Richard Gephardt, D-MO., met with residents of flooded regions of the Meramec River Friday to discuss relief options and survey damages caused by recent floods. Gephardt met with residents along the Meramec between Lemay Ferry and ...

Trade off: Flooding upsets life along Meramec

Trade off: Flooding upsets life along Meramec

August 5, 2019

Photo caption: Residents of Club City have been boating home since rains began. Pictured above is Club City resident Ron Voyles. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published April 22, 1993 Life on the Meramec River can be beautiful, but even the most devout residents of...

Power outage spills 250,000 gallons of sewage in Sunset Hills; MSD cleaning up

Boat team member Adam Baumgartner, left, brings the old rescue boat to shore after the Aug. 9 drill with passenger and ‘victim,’ rescue team member Jared Sarni, right. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

July 19, 2019

After a power outage at a wastewater pumping station spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated sewage near the Meramec River in Sunset Hills, the station is up and running again and the spill has been cut off. Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District are conducting a cleanu...

Here are all the South County road closures caused by flooding

The intersection of River City Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road is closed after being submerged by flood waters from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday, June 8, at nearly 46 feet, about 4 feet lower than the record set in 1993. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 7, 2019

This is a breaking story and will be updated with new developments. St. Louis County and state officials are closing roads across South County due to near-record flooding along the Mississippi River this week. Some of the closures have been happening on and off since March as river waters rose. But ...

Gregory hosts ‘Missouri Flood Navigator’ website, convenes panel to examine flooding

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

November 7, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, launched a new online resource this fall to help Missourians living in areas vulnerable to flooding along the Meramec River. Gregory, a Republican who has represented the 96th Missouri House District...

Mehlville Fire unveils new rescue boat with rescue drill

Firefighter-medics David Wideman and Capt. Nick Larosa pull Jared Sarni out of the water during a mock rescue last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 16, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District unveiled its new rescue boat this summer, an upgrade that should lead to safer and easier rescues along the district’s 21 miles of river shoreline from Sunset Hills to Oakville. The new $35,000 boat i...

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