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Condos Coming To Kirkwood

12 luxury units to be located next to city hall

by Dennis Hannon
After more than a year's wait, the Kirkwood City Council on April 20 approved a final development plan for a 3.5-story, 37,000 square-foot, 12-unit luxury condominium development at 201 S. Kirkwood Road, directly across Madison Avenue from city hall.

Kirkwood Council Faces First Test Of Site Plan Policy

Site plan for retail development at Big Bend & Fillmore approved despite objections

by Dennis Hannon
The Kirkwood City Council on April 6 faced the first test of its new, self-conferred, power of review over site plans for ordinary rezonings (as opposed to its usual authority over plans associated with petitions for special use permits).

Good Fiscal Future Projected For Webster School District

School district may consider transferring $1.2 million to debt service reserve fund

by Jim Merkel
The Webster Groves School District budget is in good shape for at least three years.

Des Peres Board Bids Farewell To Kathleen Gmelich

On board of aldermen for 21 years, she did not seek re-election

by Linda Jarrett
Former Ward 1 Board Member Kathleen Gmelich was honored for her 25 years of service at the Monday night Des Peres Board of Aldermen meeting.

Magic House Gets OK For More Parking

by Dennis Hannon
The Kirkwood City Council on April 20 approved a special use permit for The Magic House to expand its parking lot and construct certain site improvements.

Low Bidder Selected For Trash Pickup In Shrewsbury

Waste Management awarded 3-year contract

by Dennis Hannon
The Shrewsbury Board of Aldermen has selected Waste Management Inc. to collect residents' trash for the next three years, beginning June 1. Meridian Waste Services is the current trash hauler.

Kirkwood Schools Names Teachers Of The Year

The Kirkwood School District has named its Teachers of the Year for 2017-18.

Kirkwood Schools Win Statewide Sustainability Challenge

Westchester Elementary & Kirkwood High win accolades

Westchester Elementary School and Kirkwood High School have been named as first-place winners in a statewide sustainability challenge.

Radio 63119, The Area's Newest Radio Station, Ready To Launch

The long-anticipated launch of KWRH-LP, Radio 63119 is just around the corner, according to the station's general manager, Ellie Wharton.

Police Search For Suspects Who Robbed 2 Stores April 20

Circle K in South County robbed 1:30 a.m.; Mobil On The Run in Kirkwood robbed 2:34 a.m.

by Jaime Mowers
Police are searching for two suspects who committed armed robberies at convenience stores in Kirkwood and South County early Thursday morning, April 20.

Webster Police, DEA Host Drug Take Back Day April 29

Pills for disposal may be taken to community center

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Webster Groves Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will take back potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bird Sanctuary Dedicated

On Monday, March 27, members of the Keysor Elementary community in the Kirkwood School District held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lori Whiting Bird Sanctuary on the campus of Keysor.

Kirkwood High Ranks 5th In State

Listing of best public high schools based on a number of factors

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 "Best High Schools" list this week. Kirkwood High School was named a "2017 U.S. News Best High School" and was ranked number five best public school in Missouri.


Fun things to do around town

CHEF WARS! Annual Taste of Webster-Kirkwood event set for April 30 The 14th Annual Taste of Webster-Kirkwood Chef Wars gets underway on Sunday, April 30, 5:30 to 8 p.

Sour Notes Target Mellow Mushroom Music

Neighbors say music can be loud at times

by Joe Leicht
A seemingly simple request by the Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria for the continued right to have live music on its patio wound up consuming 45 minutes of the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen's April 25 meeting.

Crestwood Catches Up On Unfinished Business

by Eileen P. Duggan
Before starting Mayor Gregg Roby's second term on April 25, the Crestwood Board of Aldermen held a special meeting April 18 to wrap up two issues before going into closed session.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 29 In County

9 area locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The St. Louis County Police Department will be participating in the 13th Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29.

Cloverleaf Beautification Project Set To Begin May 15 In Sunset Hills

Improvements to be made at Watson Road/Lindbergh interchange

by Joe Leicht
The landscape work to turn the weed-tangled green spaces that border the ramps to the Watson Road/Lindbergh Boulevard interchange into verdant welcome points has a start date and a still-evolving perspective on details.

Burford To Fill Knox's Unfinished School Board Term

Affton School District

In a unanimous vote on April 25, the Affton Board of Education appointed Michelle Burford to complete the unfinished term of Director Larry Knox. Knox left the board after seven years in March due to work commitments.

Meeting To Discuss Neighborhood Watch

There appears to be sufficient interest across all four of Sunset Hills' aldermanic ward boundaries to form a neighborhood watch program.

Successful Harvest

Just before sunset on Saturday, April 8, 14-year-old Crestwood resident Kevin O'Malley, a student at St. Louis University High School, harvested his first turkey.


Lyda Krewson takes oath of office to become first woman mayor in St. Louis history

by Jessica Machetta
St. Louis city's 46th mayor, Lyda Krewson, took a tough stance on crime during her campaign, advocating for an increase in the ranks of law enforcement and implementing jobs and recreation programs for at-risk youth.

University City Councilman Receives Probation In Shoving Incident

Glickert was found guilty March 7 of third degree assault

by Margaret Gillerman
A University City councilman has been placed on probation for two years for shoving a city resident at a public meeting last year.

Pool Operations To Be Outsourced In University City

by Margaret Gillerman
In a change ending a tradition, University City will outsource lifeguard services and pool operations to a private company this summer.

Plan Nixed For 3-Story Apartment Buildings In Clayton

72 units were planned on vacant lot across from old Famous-Barr

by Mitch Schneider
Based on concerns by city officials and residents, a proposed development in the east end of Clayton has been withdrawn, near where another project fell through in 2016.

Filing Open For Maplewood Ward 3 City Council Seat

Election is Aug. 8

The recent elections opened a place on the Maplewood City Council for a councilperson to represent Ward 3.

Public Forum April 27 In Clayton

The city of Clayton is considering options for the future use of the property located to the west of The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave.

Wash U. Gets Nod For 4-Level Parking Garage In University City

by Margaret Gillerman
A new four-level parking garage near the Loop has been cleared for construction.
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