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Stepping up to the barre

Among the many classes held by Crestwood Parks and Recreation at the
Community Center this summer were children’s ballet classes. Above, Sandy
Book teaches cousins Caroline Kulik, left, and Audrey Flesch a relieve during
the preschool ballet, tap and jazz class. The cousins are wearing matching
bows. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 7, 2019

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Stenger’s chief of staff resigns, says it was planned since 2018

In this photo taken at County Executive Steve Stenger’s victory party in Sunset Hills in August, Stenger’s son Lincoln touches the head of Chief of Staff Bill Miller, who resigned last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  County Executive Steve Stenger’s chief of staff resigned last week, in what he said was a move planned before last year’s election. Chief of Staff Bill Miller, who began as Stenger’s chief of staff in December 2017, said in a state...

Police union speaks out against Belmar after chief fires officers for ‘misleading’ bureau

Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 6, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Police Department’s union is speaking out against Chief Jon Belmar after he fired two police officers he said gave misleading statements to superiors over their involvement in a north county chase that ended in a fatal cr...

Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

Revis and Coleman

November 15, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, wit...

Reader questions how mall converted into a demolition ‘dump site’

Before: Mount Crestwood in June, before bulldozers started bringing down the mounds. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

November 7, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: I witnessed the demise of the Crestwood mall since 2001. More than a month ago there was a letter drafted by a lady that addressed the questionable operations of this “developer” UrbanStreet Group and previous practices. Having considerable experience rega...

As Crestwood raises chicken limit, alderman’s neighbor defends coop

Crestwood resident Catherine Biermann smiles while holding her chicken, Jane, at her house in Crestwood. Jane is one of five chickens that Biermann keeps in a coop on her property on Lodge Pole Lane. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Emily Klein, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter Crestwood resident Catherine Biermann and her husband, Will, have five chickens. But avid followers of city government may already know that, since the chickens came up by name as the Board of Aldermen debated this summer whether to expand Crestwood’s limit for chi...

Gregory, Hoffman go head-to-head in first forum in the 96th District race

Gregory, Hoffman go head-to-head in first forum in the 96th District race

September 25, 2018

Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club this summer about what happened in the last legislative session in Jefferson City. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The differences between the Freshman Legislator of the Year and the local schoo...

Trakas stays in office: Judge rules he didn’t violate Charter

Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 25, 2018

Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Councilman Ernie Trakas can stay in office and did not violate the county Charter with his work as an attorney for public s...

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