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Fitch, new mayor host ‘Fenton Town Hall’

Tim Fitch, then a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 31, 2019

Tim Fitch, then a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Fenton Mayor Bob Brasses and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch, R-Fenton, will host a Fenton Town Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10 at Fenton City Hall, 62...

Vaping bill is the first bill a county executive ever signed in South County

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after County Executive Sam Page gives him the pen used to sign an anti-vaping bill championed by Trakas at Hancock High School May 16, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  New County Executive Sam Page may have been the first county executive to ever sign a bill into law in South County this month, as he signed a bill surrounded by American government students at Hancock High School to reduce underage vapi...

Prosecuting attorney will not bring criminal charges in death of inmates

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell takes questions from reporters following the swearing-in ceremonies on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Bell was formally sworn into office at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 prior to Tuesday's ceremonies. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 23, 2019

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell takes questions from reporters following the swearing-in ceremonies on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Bell was formally sworn into office at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 prior to Tuesday's ceremonies. Photo by Erin Achenbach. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell will not bring any c...

Republicans take majority on council, elect Trakas as chair

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after being named presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton, after former 5th District Councilman Sam Page's ascent to county executive and 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby leaving to work for Page left the council without a chair or vice chair. Trakas will oversee council meetings until January 2020, when a new chair and vice chair will be named. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Under the continuing fallout from the downfall of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, Republicans gained the majority on the County Council for the first time in 13 years. And last week, the council unanimously elected 6th ...

Page does not support a merger through a statewide vote; view different from Stenger

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 22, 2019

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor...

Erby leaves council for Page’s ninth floor; Trakas calls her ‘conscience of council’

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to give her flowers. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 21, 2019

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to giv...

Erby resigning County Council seat to take job working under Page

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger, then-County Council Chairman Sam Page and then-1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby listen to speakers at the July 24, 2018 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Hazel Erby is resigning from the St. Louis County Council to take a job working for County Executive Sam Page. Page announced Thursday that he appointed 1st District Councilwoman Erby, D-University City, to the newly created county governm...

Page: Stenger staff out, Dooley’s back in

Gabe Backhoff, 3, left, and Lincoln Stenger, 2, play with St. Louis County Parks Director Gary Bess’ dog, Stan, during the Aug. 3 JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks County Park, with Grantwood Village resident Bess and his wife, Vivienne, pictured in the background. Gabe is Bess’ grandson, and Lincoln is the son of former County Executive Steve Stenger, who was up for re-election Tuesday — after the Call went to press. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com New County Executive Sam Page started his first day in office last week by asking nearly all of former County Executive Steve Stenger’s employees to resign by the end of the day. He also pledged to appoint entirely new members to the b...

Page says donors won’t get cushy deals

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting in 2018. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A link between campaign donors and county contracts just brought down the administration of former County Executive Steve Stenger, and his successor promised that won’t happen to him. New County Executive Sam Page said he would look for...

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