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Price voted board president over Baebler

Then-Ward 4 Alderman Donna Ernst, left, applauds for her successor, Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price, at the victory party on his first election night in April 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 29, 2020

Newly re-elected Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price was named president of the Sunset HIlls Board of Aldermen June 23, defeating Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler in a 5-3 videoconferenced vote that was split along gender lines. Price was nominated by Ward 3 Alderman Nathan Lipe. The nomination was seconded by ...

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2020

The city of Sunset Hills honored outgoing Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger at the Board of Aldermen meeting June 23. Krueger had served as Ward 3 alderman since 2013 before he was defeated by resident Cathy Friedmann for the seat in the June municipal elections that were postponed from April due to the...

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 ...

In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

Sunset Hills will soon have a new Ward 3 alderman after political newcomer Cathy Friedmann defeated incumbent Kurt Krueger in the June 2 municipal election that had been postponed from April. Friedmann defeated Krueger 310 votes to 232, or 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, to take the Ward 3 seat. Ward 1...

Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

Sunset Hills will remain under the guidance of Mayor Pat Fribis after the two-term incumbent won her re-election bid against political newcomer John Stephens last week, following a long-drawn-out race that was delayed due to COVID-19. Fribis collected 1,117 votes, or 55.82 percent, to defeat Stephe...

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...

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Sunset Hills Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price will face resident Drew Hrach for Price’s seat on the Board of the Aldermen in the upcoming April 7 election. Hrach, 12980 Baalbek Drive, did not return The Call’s candidate questionnaire. Price, 70, 10602 Deerpath Acres Court, 63128, is married to K...

Krueger faces a challenger in Ward 3 race

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Incumbent Sunset Hills Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger will face challenger and newcomer to public office Cathy Friedmann for his seat on the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen in the election Tuesday, April 7. Attorney Friedmann, 9515 Country Club Green Drive, is married to Tom Jansberg. This is her first...

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

February 26, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills has about $100 million being invested in the city due to various new projects, Mayor Pat Fribis said at the Feb. 11 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting. Fribis, who attended the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerc...

Crestwood-Sunset Hills chamber’s 2020 gala honors award recipients

from left to right: Lori Krueger - Kiwanis Bernard J. Fidler Citizen Service Award, Charles Lucier with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Centers - Member of the Year, Chris Veath with Scott Credit Union - Business of the Year, Jennifer Abercrombie - Citizen of the Year, Adam Schmitz - Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award, April Gamache with America's Incredible Pizza - New Member of Year, and Mike Borzillo with A. J. Borzillo - Community Improvement Award.

February 19, 2020

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2020 Awards Auction and Gala Banquet Feb. 8 at LiUNA Event Center in Sunset Hills, raising money for scholarships and honoring local business owners. The banquet honored 2019 chamber award recipients, including citizen of the year and...

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