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Sunset Hills alderman files ethics complaint against Fribis over text messages

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman filed an ethics complaint last week against Mayor Pat Fribis over a series of text messages, but the city attorney decided the texts did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Alderm...

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to weigh a number of candidates and in Crestwood, decide on a sales-tax extension. The election was originally set to happen in April, but Gov. Mike Parson postponed it to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the delay at the polls, residents of ...

Tapawingo threatens to sue to stop city survey

This aerial shot from Google Maps shows some of the streets of Tapawingo, around Tapawingo National Golf Club.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 28, 2020

Attorneys for the Manors at Tapawingo subdivision have threatened to take the city to court if aldermen send out a survey seeking residents’ views on taking over the subdivision’s private streets. The idea of the city taking over the streets has been an issue off and on for a decade, but tensio...

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

May 28, 2020

Sunset Hills residents donated more pounds of food than any other city to the May 9 “Mayors for Meals” event, a testament to how engaged the city’s citizens are. This year’s election for mayor is proving no different. Mayor Pat Fribis is challenged by John Stephens, a physician who objects to the ...

Sunset Hills aldermen support Fribis for ‘what she has done and continues to do’

Letters to the editor

May 27, 2020

To the editor and residents: Sunset Hills Alderman Dee Baebler keeps suggesting that Mayor Pat Fribis was the only one who knew about the Winter Brothers’ flood-plain project before the construction began. She also alleges the mayor “hid” the project from the aldermen. All of the aldermen, including Baebler...

Former alderman says ‘deception’ unwarranted in Winter Brothers allegations

Letters to the editor

May 27, 2020

To the editor: Alderman Dee Baebler keeps pretending that Mayor Pat Fribis was the only one that knew about the Winter Brothers’ flood plain project before the construction began, and she even alleges the mayor “hid” the project from the aldermen. However, as pointed out to her at the March 10 Board of Al...

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...

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...

Mayor calls sign ordinance unconstitutional

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

As municipal elections loom the first Tuesday of April, political yard signs for candidates are popping up in municipalities across the county, including Sunset Hills, where its city attorney confirmed that Sunset Hill’s one-sign restriction violates First Amendment rights. The debate around Sunset Hill’s c...

Friendship Village resident receives French Legion of Honor for World War II service

Tony Snyder, right, shakes hand with Consul General of France for the Midwest region Guillaume Lacroix after Lacroix presented him with the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction.

March 12, 2020

A South County resident was awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor, during a ceremony at Friendship Village Feb. 25. The consul general of France for the Midwest region, Guillaume Lacroix, shown above top left, presented the Legion of Honor medal to Friendship Village resident ...

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