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Election tension running high in Sunset Hills

Billy Busch, center, with incoming Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler at a Super Bowl party, in a picture posted to Fribis' Facebook page for her mayoral candidacy in 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

With general municipal elections looming next week, tensions among Sunset Hills officials were on display at what was supposed to have been the board’s last meeting before the originally scheduled April election. For breaking news including an ethics complaint made by Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn a...

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...

Winter Brothers project spurs comments on flooding

The city of Sunset Hills provided sandbags to residents impacted by flooding in 2017. Volunteers responded in force to the city’s call to fill the sandbags at Watson Trail Park, above.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A presentation by Winter Brothers Material Company about plans to raise its 15-acre property a foot above the Meramec River flood plain generated concern about future flooding among some residents at last month’s Sunset Hills Board of Ald...

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

January 23, 2020

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.  Crestwood mayor, aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Vill...

South County elections: More candidates file to run for alderman in Sunset Hills

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.

January 8, 2020

As filing for municipal and school board elections in April continues this month, two more candidates have filed to run for alderman in Sunset Hills. Candidate filing began Dec. 17 for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at l...

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

December 19, 2019

Candidate filing began Tuesday for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. So far, the highlights of the April 2020 races will be a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way ...

Candidate filing opens next week for April 2020 municipal, school board races

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

December 11, 2019

Staff Report Candidate filing will begin next week for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. Aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Village will also be up for e...

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...

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...

Sunset Hills rejects expedited readings for legislation

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

May 16, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen rejected a proposal for the second time April 23 that would have made it easier to expedite passage of bills. The defeated Bill No. 51 would have amended the city’s ordinance governing whether bills ca...

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