Mike Anthony

‘Sunshine Law’ leaves new editor in the dark

Editor’s note: As part of our “Blast from South County’s Past” series, here’s a look at how difficult getting basic public records was in St. Louis County in 1994. Sometimes it’s just as difficult now. Some things never change.  Call the Tune By Mike Anthony Originally published Dec. 8, 1994  I’m new at the Call.

[ Read More ]

Gathering turns a little ‘hairy’ for 3 school board members

This is a “blast from South County’s past” from the past 30 years of the Call’s archives. Originally published on: Thursday, March 7, 1996. Stay tuned throughout the year for more glimpses into the area’s history. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor  Blondes have more fun, the saying goes, but three Mehlville Board of Education members

[ Read More ]

Saying goodbye to our dear friend Mike Anthony

“My Call” by Bill Milligan wmilligan@callnewspapers.com This newspaper and I lost an old and dear friend last week. We never had cross words or an argument, but somehow I think it’s my fault he’s gone. It makes me sad, as if someone in my family died. I think it must have been my fault because

[ Read More ]

Three seek two seats on Mehlville school board

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the April 3 election. Victoria “Tori” Behlke, former board member Ron Fedorchak and Lisa Messmer are vying for the two seats that carry three-year terms. Asked to identify the most important issue in the race, the

[ Read More ]

Updated: Ayouaz challenges Anderson in Crestwood

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Ward 4 Alderman Timothy Anderson is being challenged in the April 3 election by resident Ismaine Ayouaz. Anderson was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 2015. Ayouaz, who was born in Paris, France and became a U.S. citizen in 2015, came in second in 2016 in a

[ Read More ]

Commission votes against accepting Tapawingo subdivisions’ streets for maintenance

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week against accepting streets in the city’s Tapawingo subdivisions for city maintenance. The panel voted 7-0 March 7 to recommend the Board of Aldermen deny a request that the streets be accepted for city maintenance. Commission members Bill Hopfinger, Brian

[ Read More ]

Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said he is “disappointed” with UrbanStreet’s efforts to redevelop the

[ Read More ]

Rezoning approved for Pardee Lane lots in Crestwood

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to adopt ordinances rezoning two properties on Pardee Lane. The city initiated the requests to change the zoning to M-1 Light Industrial District from R-4 Single-Family Residential District at 8659 Pardee Lane and 8687 Pardee Lane. Both properties are near the

[ Read More ]