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Sign Up For WG Community Days Parade

This year's theme is "Webster Groves A City of Neighbors and Friends"

Applications are now being accepted for the Webster Groves Community Days 4th of July Parade. The parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. This year's theme is "Webster Groves A City of Neighbors and Friends.

Kirkwood Council Takes Over Site Plan Reviews

by Dennis Hannon
The Kirkwood City Council was listening after all when neighbors of St. John Vianney High School voiced their opposition to the school's new outdoor lighting equipment last fall.

Vote Delayed On Magic House Expansion Plans

Hearing to be re-held since some neighbors weren't notified of original public hearing

by Dennis Hannon
The Kirkwood City Council on March 16 postponed for a month the vote on the eastward expansion of the parking lot for The Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Road.

Sidewalks Proposed For Gore/Central In Webster Groves

Some residents on South Gore oppose plan

by Mary Shapiro
While Webster Groves officials are apologizing for the lack of communication, they also are pledging to move forward with plans to install a sidewalk along South Gore.

Changes Update Zoning Code On Housing Standards In Rock Hill

by Linda Jarrett
The Rock Hill Board of Aldermen is cleaning up confusing language in the zoning code concerning architectural review on residential properties. The proposed amendment to the zoning code addresses two areas of confusion, City Administrator Jennifer Yackley said at the March 21 Rock Hill Board of Aldermen meeting.

Kirkwood Voters Asked To Continue Sales Tax

If approved April 4, Prop 1 would extend half-cent sale tax for capital improvements

by Dennis Hannon
Kirkwood's April 4 ballot will be crowded with tax propositions from the city of Kirkwood, the school district and St. Louis County. But, according to city officials, Kirkwood's Proposition 1, extending the half-cent sales tax for capital improvements, has a key advantage a 23-year track record during which it has proven itself a surpassing bargain.

Other Kirkwood News

New Heating System At Ice Rink In other action, the council approved an appropriation of $100,000 to replace the heating system beneath the Community Center ice rink.
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Suicide Suspected In Train Fatality In Affton

by Jaime Mowers
Authorities believe a train fatality in the Affton area on Friday was a suicide.

Honeysuckle Removal At Crestwood's Rayburn Park

The Crestwood Parks and Recreation Department reports that bush honeysuckle is destroying the understory of area parks. As a result, volunteers are needed to assist city staff in several areas of Rayburn Park.

Affton School District Budget Reflects Recent Referendums

2017-18 figures will likely be revised over next several months

by Joe Leicht
The Affton School District's first draft of its 2017-18 budget projects three-quarters of a million dollars in deficit. The deficit is primarily due to the construction costs of the new gymnasium at Gotsch Intermediate.

Beautification Grant Program Now Underway In Crestwood

by Eileen P. Duggan
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen on March 14 voted 6-1 to approve a bill outlining a grant program to be administered by the Crestwood Beautification Committee to fund small beautification projects in public areas.
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Larry Knox Leaving Affton School Board Mid-Term

by Joe Leicht
Affton School Board Member Larry Knox announced at the March 21 board meeting that, after seven years of service, professional commitments are forcing him to step down.

New Lindbergh School Board To Deal With 2 Major Issues

by Jim Merkel
When the dust settles after the April 4 Lindbergh School Board election, members of the reformed Lindbergh board will have to deal with two major issues.
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Rock 'n' Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dies At 90

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry died Saturday, March 18, at his home in Wentzville at the age of 90.

Councilman Glickert Offers Apology Over Shoving Incident

by Margaret Gillerman
A University City council member publicly apologized at a packed city council meeting for having pushed a citizen last year, but he does not intend to resign his council seat because of it.

Clayton To Consider New Human Rights Commission

by Mitch Schneider
In response to high-profile hate crimes reported from across the country, including Feb. 18-19 vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in University City, a former Clayton mayor has suggested a step to combating such issues.

Funding Moves Ahead For 25-Story Building At Forsyth & Brentwood

by Mitch Schneider
The Clayton Board of Aldermen has approved a preliminary funding agreement with the developer of a proposed project in the city's downtown area.
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