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Furrer leaves Sunset Hills mayoral post; says he’s planning ‘to slip into obscurity’

by Gloria Lloyd
Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer left office last week without any of the fireworks that often marked his two-year tenure in office and told residents not to expect to hear much from him once he re-turns to private life. » more
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Board’s backing of Crestwood police may carry a price tag for taxpayers

by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution last week affirming its support of the city’s Police Department and opposing any outsourcing of police service. » more

MFPD award presented to retired police captain

Fire chief offers high praise for police captain’s service
by Gloria Lloyd
Capt. Chris Stocker began his career in the Affton Southwest Precinct as a patrol officer and three decades later, he recently retired as commander of the same precinct. » more

Some bus routes in Mehlville impacted by closing of bridge

by Staff Report
The closing of the Old Baumgartner Road Bridge between Heintz Road and Burchmont Place will affect some Mehlville School District bus routes, according to district officials. » more

Sunset Hills close to hiring city administrator

by Staff Report
After narrowing the search down to five applicants from 51, the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen could hire the city’s first-ever city administrator as soon as May 10. » more

Crestwood board approves lease with owner of Barn

Roby believes it’s ‘improper’ for aldermen ‘to bring these changes’ to public meeting
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to approve a lease agreement with the owner of The Barn restaurant at the city’s Thomas Sappington Historic Site. » more

Oakville student organizes special-needs camp

Brother has been Special Olympian for 21 years
Oakville Middle School eighth-grader Zachary Wells recently organized a special-needs basketball camp at Oakville Senior High School as part of his National Junior Honor Society service project. » more

St. Catherine girls capture basketball division title

This St. Catherine Laboure fifth-grade girls’ basketball team captured the Catholic Youth Council’s 2016 Closed Division Championship. The team had a 17-6 overall record that included a 7-3 regular-season record, a 5-2 tournament record and » more


Sunset Hills commercial development
Do you support the commercial development of a credit union proposed at the northwest corner of West Watson Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard, near Court Drive in Sunset Hills?

Lindbergh Girl Scouts gain fan in President Obama

Sperreng students exchange high-fives with president
by Gloria Lloyd
A project that began as a simple idea to solve a problem in Sunset Hills transformed into a pair of inventions that took a local Girl Scout troop all the way to the White House Science Fair, where they gained a fan in President Barack Obama. » more

Mehlville board votes to renew administrators’ pacts for 2016-2017

Board will consider pay raise for administrators on May 12
by Gloria Lloyd
After freezing all employees’ salaries last year, the Mehlville Board of Education recently renewed contracts for administrators without promising them a raise yet. » more

Oakville High Baccalaureate service planned

Students from the senior class of Oakville High School will participate in a Baccalaureate service at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Faith Lutheran Church, 6101 Telegraph Road. » more
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This steak appeals to grown-up taste buds

My supermarket has been selling French green beans, or haricot verts, for several months, to my delight. »» more

Movie night can be the ultimate night in

Homemade pizza a necessity for movie night
Friday nights are great for an evening in and even better with a movie. » more

Potatoes will add potassium to your diet

White-on-White Cauliflower Soup perfect for busy and blustery nights
If you’re like most people, you’re missing out on an important nutrient — but there’s a simple and simply delicious way to overcome that deficit. » more

Affton Post Office to be renamed in honor of fallen soldier

Building to be called the Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office
The Affton Post Office at 55 Grasso Plaza will be renamed the Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office during a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6. » more

Marine captain laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks

Joseph Frank, left, waits last week as American Red Cross volunteers line Jefferson Barracks Cemetery Drive to honor Marine Capt. Kevin Roche before he was laid to rest. Patriot Guard riders led the procession past the Red Cross Honor Guard volunteers » more

Laumeier Sculpture Park sets 29th annual Art Fair

Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, will host its 29th annual Art Fair, presented by Emerson, on Mother’s Day weekend, May 6 through May 8. » more
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