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Furrer looking forward to end of mayoral term

by Gloria Lloyd
Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer says that when his term of office expires in April, he looks forward to "slipping quietly back into obscurity." » more
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Crestwood mall aid could be retired in 15 years, planner says

by Mike Anthony
Last of two parts: The roughly $25 million in economic assistance requested by the owner of the former Crestwood Plaza to redevelop the site could be retired in about 15 years, according to the city’s planner for the project. » more

UPDATED: Despite court ruling, TIF panel to continue work in Crestwood

Chapter 353 tax abatement a possibility for mall proposal
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Tax-Increment Financing Commission is continuing with its deliberations of a developer’s proposal to redevelop the former Crestwood Plaza despite a recent court ruling that could impact the legality of the city approving such a project. » more

UPDATED: Belmar reprimanded by police board

Activists ask Stenger to intervene on behalf of nonviolent drug offenders
by Gloria Lloyd
The county Board of Police Commissioners last week reprimanded Chief Jon Belmar for writing a letter to a federal judge in support of a convicted member of a drug trafficking ring, a month after County Executive Steve Stenger wrote a similar letter. » more

Green Park residents overwhelmingly support Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Thuston says

Green Park aldermen vote 4-1 to back Fresh Thyme plan; Broughton opposed
by Mike Anthony
Moments after the Green Park Board of Aldermen voted to approve a preliminary development plan for a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Ward 2 Alderman Tim Thuston said residents overwhelmingly supported the store. » more

Public hearings set on new Gravois Road subdivision, Telegraph Road property

Inman Heating & Cooling requests move across from St. Francis of Assisi
The county Planning Commission will hold public hearings next week on two south county proposals, including a plan for a new subdivision on Gravois Road and a request to rezone a residential lot on Telegraph Road to commercial. » more

Eight Lindbergh athletes commit to colleges on National Signing Day

LHS seniors represent six sports
Eight Lindbergh High School athletes committed to college teams on National Signing Day, Wednesday. » more

Mehlville's Kuhlmann to play volleyball at SEMO

Signs letter of intent
Mehlville High School outside hitter Mikayla Kuhlmann recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Southeast Missouri State University, according to SEMO head coach Julie Yankus. » more


Mehlville's Proposition A
The Mehlville Board of Education voted to place Proposition A, a no-tax-rate-increase tax transfer with a 10-year sunset clause, on the ballot for the April 5 election to fund the replacement of roofing and HVAC systems. Will you support this measure?

Lindbergh preschool learning comes full circle

Students enjoy hands-on, tasty learning
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? » more

Westbrook named director of technology services for Mehlville

Lee retires after 34-year career with district
The Mehlville School District has selected Paul Westbrook to be the new director of technology services for the district. » more

Terrific Kids of the Month honored at Hagemann

These Hagemann Elementary School students recently were named Terrific Kids of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of South County and the Dairy Queen on South Lindbergh Boulevard. They were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading » more
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Small plates ideal way to entertain friends

Experiment with wines from a range of regions
Small plates are an ideal way to entertain friends — especially on a Friday night after a long week. »» more

Readers concoct tasty dishes for Call's 20th annual recipe contest

Readers whip up delicious dishes: Try these recipes for this year’s holiday table
Call readers repeatedly have proved over the years what great cooks they are, as evidenced by their entries in the newspaper’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest. » more

Eating seafood will benefit your heart

Here’s some food for thought: Eating seafood can be good for your health, especially your heart. » more

Bill would require warrants for police phone surveillance

No law currently restricts use of 'StingRays'
by Ryan McGrath
JEFFERSON CITY — A measure before the Missouri Legislature would require a warrant before police could use a device referred to as a "StingRay" to intercept cell phone calls from anyone making or receiving a call near the device. » more

Truman, Sperreng students raise $1,000 for Crestwood Animal Shelter

Students sold homemade dog biscuits at craft fair
The Interact Club at Sperreng and Truman middle schools raised $1,000 for the Crestwood Animal Shelter this fall by baking and selling homemade dog biscuits at the Lindbergh High School Rotary Craft Fair. The students and their sponsor, Megan Scott, » more

FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Jefferson Barracks

Center will assist flooding victims
The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened two more temporary disaster recovery centers in the region Thursday, including a south county location at Jefferson Barracks. » more
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