Pat Fribis

No opposition a sign citizens pleased with city, Fribis says

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com No one filed to run against first-term Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis in the April 3 election, which she takes as a sign that residents are happy with how smoothly the city is running. Running unopposed for mayor is a “very interesting and fulfilling situation to be in,” Fribis

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Call chronicles a decade of Most Misguided Quotes

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago the Call published its first column of Most Misguided Quotes chronicling the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. So looking back over the past 10 years, we’ve selected what we consider to be some of

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Despotis files lawsuit against Sunset Hills over Court Drive

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The long-simmering dispute over how to develop Court Drive now is headed to a courtroom. Des Peres developer Dr. George Despotis sued the city last week over officials’ repeated denials of commercial rezoning for the various properties Despotis has under contract from former Sunset Hills residents whose properties were

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Lindbergh community celebrates opening of Dressel Elementary

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A ribbon-cutting ceremony last week marking the grand opening of Lindbergh Schools’ state-of-the-art new Dressel Elementary School was “a historic day,” according to Superintendent Jim Simpson. The nearly $22 million, 99,116-square-foot school at 10911 Tesson Ferry Road will be at capacity — 650 students — when school begins Thursday,

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Sunset Hills celebrates 60th anniversary Saturday

The city of Sunset Hills will celebrate its 60th anniversary this weekend with food, games, fun — and the chance to be the first to dunk Mayor Pat Fribis. The Sunset Hills 60th anniversary celebration will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Aquatic Center, 12512 W. Watson Road. “This

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City’s residents have right to know who initiated suit

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen recently voted in closed session to authorize City Attorney Robert E. Jones to file a lawsuit against the owners of a property on Rayburn Avenue “to obtain judgment for payment of the city’s special tax bill.” Aldermen voting to authorize

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