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John Stephens looks back on Sunset Hills mayoral election

John Stephens and his wife, Gena, started the private Sunset Hills Neighbors Facebook group last year.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2020

Despite a loss in the June 2 mayoral race, Sunset Hills resident John Stephens plans to continue to advocate for city residents. Two-term incumbent Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis collected 1,117 votes or 55.82 percent to win over Stephens, who earned 884 voters or 44.18 percent in the election, which ...

Bombers will take ‘great care’ of rugby fields, crowds won’t be huge

Letters to the editor

October 15, 2019

Letters to the Editor  To the editor: I’m writing in strong support for the new rugby facility lease on the Meramec flood plain of Sunset Hills Golf Course on West Watson Road. We have lived in Sunset Hills since 1993. I have played golf at the Sunset Golf and Tapawingo courses and played adult soft...

Sunset Hills rugby field approved despite the concerns of neighbors

Pictured above: The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers.

September 17, 2019

. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Football Club last week to build a rugby complex on the southeast corner of the former Sunset Lakes Golf Course, marking th...

Sunset Hills approves rugby field over objections of neighbors

Professional rugby players striving to get the ball during the game. Rugby player with ball is blocked by the opposite team player at ground.

September 11, 2019

Thank you for reading this breaking news. Look for full coverage of Tuesday's four-hour meeting in the Sept. 19 issue of The Call.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan Tuesday for the St. Louis B...

Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

August 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Comments for and against the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club’s proposal for fields in Sunset Hills dominated the majority of the Board of Aldermen meeting last week, despite the vote on the proposal being postponed until next month. Publ...

Rugby field is focus of public comments on master plan

Pictured above: Design Concept C, the most well-received design concept for Stephen J. Bander Park. The concept features a more passive use of the park. Renderin

July 30, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A discussion about what Sunset Hills should do with Stephen J. Bander Park, formerly known as Sunset Hills Golf Course, was overshadowed last week by residents concerned about rugby. It was a packed house at the Sunset Hills Communit...

Impact of rugby fields up for debate on golf course site

Pictured above: The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers.

July 16, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  It seemed like a done deal for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to lease part of the former Sunset Hills Golf Course from Sunset Hills, but the athletic fields are now facing 11th-hour opposition from residents who live near the pro...

Public hearing tonight on proposed rugby complex at Sunset Hills Golf Course

Public hearing tonight on proposed rugby complex at Sunset Hills Golf Course

July 9, 2019

Sunset Hills will hold a public hearing tonight, Tuesday, July 9, at Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 Lindbergh Blvd., on the proposed amended development plan for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to build a rugby complex on 15 acres of the 122-acre former Sunset Hills Golf Course. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow residents to provide feedback about the amended development plan for the Bombers' proposed rugby fa...

Sunset Hills Golf Course to become city driving range

February 20, 2019

Sunset Hills will reopen the Sunset Hills Golf Course driving range as a city-run venue in 2019, but whether it will include a rugby field is yet to be seen. The city will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 about plans for the course at City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The ci...

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