Want To Post A Comment?

If you wish to comment on one of our stories or columns, please go to that story or column and enter it in the Reader Feedback box at the end of the editorial.

If you have a general comment, suggestion, complaint, etc... CLICK HERE to send it.

You can check out all of our Reader Feedback below!

Reader Feedback
report reply print email Source: Directory: Nadoz Euro Bakery Cafe
Wrong phone #
July 24, 2014 | 08:49 PM

Can you correct our phone #
314-726-3100

Kathy Becker
St louis

rating iconrating iconrating iconrating iconrating icon
Replies to this comment:

report
PlayKix games
September 07, 2014 | 08:27 PM

I enjoyed your article. thank you for comment
http://www.playkix.net/

Playkix
vietnam
report reply print email Source: Image: Showing Respect
patriotic
July 07, 2014 | 06:14 PM

teaching him young

rich stanze
manchester
report reply print email Source: Image: Showing Respect
patriotic
July 07, 2014 | 06:12 PM

teaching him young

rich stanze
manchester
report reply print email Source: Image: Showing Respect
patriotic
July 07, 2014 | 06:10 PM

teaching them young

rich stanze
manchester
report reply print email Source: Letter: Number Of School Shootings "Misleading"
school shootings
June 30, 2014 | 08:46 AM

"Only fifteen" school shootings since December, 2012? Well, we certainly should be able to live with that statistic, right? Can't lose much sleep over only 15 shootings in American schools in the space of a year and a half. You do say it is unacceptable. What number is "acceptable" to you, Mr. Jenkins?

Barbara Adams
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Outdoor Courts In Kirkwood Cause Racquet
handball courts
June 29, 2014 | 09:55 AM

The new courts look like a perfect canvas for a group of local artists to decorate. O.U.R. is the crew to do it.

Jeremy Lampe
Saint Louis
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Webster Groves Aquatic Center Closed Due To E. Coli
Webster/Ktrkwood Tomes
June 27, 2014 | 08:48 AM

I am not at home and want to read the paper online...not just WG swimming pool

Rowena Westerhaus
Kirkwood
report reply print email Source: Letter: 74 Reasons For Intruder Drills
Misleading number for school shootings
June 24, 2014 | 03:00 PM

CNN researched and proved that the number of school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre is actually 15, not 74. You might wonder the reason for exaggerating? The anti-gun group Evertown For Gun Safety wants guns outlawed and needs to sway people into supporting gun control, even when their ex-president (resigned recently) admitted that none of their proposals would stop another school shooting.

Tony Jenkins
Kirkwood
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Action Wanted On Vacant Homes
Novus Neglect is Non-Ending
June 20, 2014 | 05:53 AM

Hasn't Novus Development done enough damage to Rock Hill? Now the dirtbag developers are absentee slumlords!

Gina
Rock Hill
Replies to this comment:

report
Not Just Novus
June 20, 2014 | 11:52 AM

We have the same problem with Eighteen Investments. They own several houses on Charleville and they are all in various states of disrepair. Rock Hill needs to crack down on these rental companies that ruin nice neighborhoods.

Patti
Rock Hill
report reply print email Source: Letter: Calls Webster U./Eden Lawsuit An "Insult"
Insult?
June 17, 2014 | 10:34 AM

I think the insult here was to Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary. These two old and venerable institutions are being hamstrung in their efforts to perform their educational missions. The CUP under discussion was the most reasonable use of these properties that one can imagine, far better than letting the properties sit idle and vacant. In denying the CUP our city council was basically saying they cannot be used for anything at all. I could see no further recourse for WU or ETS other than to proceed to a lawsuit.

Barbara Adams
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Outdoor Courts In Kirkwood Cause Racquet
snobs
June 13, 2014 | 08:34 AM

"obtrusive," a "huge concrete eyesore" and a "monument to ugliness."

SNOBS! get out of Kirkwood. the park is a play and recreation area. tennis courts ....baseball cages....pavilions...concession stands....these things are all comprised of the same types of materials and are noticeable from the street. why pick on handball?!

handball and racquetball are great sports that people of all ages can play. as residents of kirkwood we should be thankful that Kirkwood has recreation dollars to spend to add facilities to our community, that we can then use with our family and friends free of charge. mr whitley is right on.



meagan
kirkwood
report reply print email Source: Letter: Driving Reminder Turns Into Shouting Match
letter
June 09, 2014 | 06:16 PM

Dylan, did it ever occur to you that the man was lost and was using his phone to get clarification on his whereabouts into the Webster University - since he was 'pulling out of the entrance' that's not marked as an entrance,but people know that it is'. In St. Louis I don't think 'get off your phone' would be the first comment made to this man. Clearly you escalated the entire situation, you poor 'college student, only 21'. get over yourself!

Holly Stumpf
Des Peres, Mo.
report reply print email Source: Letter: Intruder Drills Undermine Kids
intruder drills
June 07, 2014 | 07:34 AM

As a teacher and a parent, it's the right thing to prepare children for these situations. I remember last year when my daughter came home and said we all sat in the teachers closet today and had to be really quiet. My heart skipped a beat. But, we talked about her questions, fears and handled it accordingly. It's a scary world out there and no school, even WG is free of incident. Kudos to our district for preparing our teachers and children what to do in these situations.

Shelley Michael
Webster Groves
Replies to this comment:

report
Intruder Drills
June 10, 2014 | 09:13 AM

Dear Editors,
No parent wants their child stressed by intruder drills. However,they are a necessary part of life. It is far more frightening to NOT have a plan as I experienced in 1987.
Two armed men robbed the Commerce Bank on Big Bend. In the ensuing police chase, they abandoned their car and ran through the neighborhood around Avery School on foot. Their random turn to the left led them to Clark Avenue where they took a couple hostage. The home was less than 800 feet from Avery. They easily could have gotten to the school.
At that time, there were no intruder plans. Schools were wide open and security was minimal. On that day, children were out on the playground. My friends who were in the school at the time told me clearing the playground caused numerous children to be frightened and upset. One can imagine how we parents felt as we heard the news. None of us knew what a lockdown was.
Eventually, I received a call from Bunny Mason, the school secretary, telling me that children couldn't walk home that day and that Webster police were at the school watching. It was a long afternoon.
Believe me, the intruder drill is far less terrifying than the real thing without a plan.
Sincerely, Katherine Ziegler, Webster Groves





Katherine Ziegler
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: "40 Acres" Subject Of New Master Plan
Buildings not included
May 30, 2014 | 03:58 PM

It's important to note that this master plan addresses the grounds only. The Recreation Complex (inclusive of all facilities including the Aquatic Center) and Hixson Middle School (the school itself) are not included within the scope.

Miki McKee Koelsch
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: The Blue Suitcase
Such a neat treasure trove!
May 30, 2014 | 03:56 PM

You did your mom proud with your colorful inventory of her treasure trove. Cheers!

Jay Nies
Jefferson City
report reply print email Source: Letter: One
Great idea - visit a school
May 29, 2014 | 08:19 AM

Excellent idea from Mr. Majerus - visit a school! Better, visit two schools. I have. For the inner city school, once you get past the armed guard and the metal detector, it is appalling. Visit your local school first. Note things like the state of the furniture, the number of computers in the classroom, the video projectors in the classroom, the state of the playground. Then visit an inner city school. then we can talk about "urban myths".

Rich Heuermann
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Letter: One
In Support of Unlevel Playing Fields
May 26, 2014 | 08:58 PM

Mr. Zey, again, shows the way (WKT letters, 5/23). You don't have to be "victimized" - it's a matter of choice. You choose to be poor and barely educated. You can easily rise above your surroundings, I guess like Mr. Zey did. He shows us that you can be a big success coming, I guess like he did, from a poor, one-parent family - oh, wait - he had two parents at home? Well, two parents then, but they worked two or three jobs each and still the homework was - oh,more like one job. OK, but, like Mr. Zey, you can rise from an inner city school where there are not enough pencils to go around unless the teacher brings some in, and you can still - oh, he didn't come from an inner city school? Hmmn, so I guess it is not exactly the voice of experience that he draws on to pontificate on the failings of others. Still - why shouldn't the playing field be more mountainous than level? Why shouldn't the very rich get very much richer from the work of the not-so-rich? After all - they earned it, Sort of.

Rich Heuermann
Webster Groves
Replies to this comment:

report
Get the lead out!
May 27, 2014 | 03:25 PM

I am tempted to personally travel to the poorest districts and interview a few of their pencil-less students. I wonder if they perceive their lack of utensils as the major barrier to upward mobility. Or, maybe they would point out that "schools too poor for pencils" is an urban myth propagated by liberals steadfastly convinced there is no problem social programs and taxpayer dollars can't solve.

Ron Majerus
Maplewood
report reply print email Source: Letter: One
Sucess vs. victimization
May 26, 2014 | 12:06 PM

Could not have said it better myself! Obama is buying votes.

Malinda Click
Bakersfield, Ca. (formerly Kirkwood)
report reply print email Source: Letter: One
110% Correct!
May 24, 2014 | 10:55 AM

Your letter was 110% correct. Thank you. When will people wake up?

Shelagh
Glendale
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Strange Donuts To Locate On Argonne
Love Strange Donuts!
May 24, 2014 | 08:07 AM

I had my first Stra-Do a couple of years ago at a Schlafly's event. It was like crack! You used to be able to buy them at Monarch's, which was weird but cool. The new location is two blocks from my office. I can feel my coronaries hardening already!

Doug Allen
St Louis

Doug Allen
St Louis
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Strange Donuts To Locate On Argonne
lisa is delusional
May 24, 2014 | 06:17 AM

Lisa where do you get your facts from? strange donuts opened their doors in Maplewood in October 2013, fact. they have 1 location opened currently, fact, not the 2 that you stated. Get your facts right hipster. and by the way your statement "Hip people know this", is such a ridiculous statement.!

tony roma
kirkwood
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Judge Rules Against Webster Groves In Suit Brought By Webster University, Eden
Webster City vs Webster U
May 23, 2014 | 11:20 AM

It is ridiculous the amount of money that was wasted by the city of Webster Groves for a judge to make the only reasonable decision that Webster University should be allowed to use the buildings they bought for an educational function just as they've been used for years. The "Chicken Little" attitude Webster Groves takes whenever anything changes is narrow minded and belittles our city. The world marches on and things change! In the grand scheme of things, all that changed here was ownership of the buildings. As a 34 years resident of Webster, I've seen this played out numerous times but still don't understand why we continue to kick and scream and throw away money that could be used much more wisely. Hooray for the court decision.

Wanda Hill
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Strange Donuts To Locate On Argonne
Enough of strange donuts already
May 23, 2014 | 10:51 AM

I've tried strange donuts, over priced and probably the worst tasting donuts I ever had. It's going to be a detriment to Kirkwood, with their repeated drug references and off color comments, this is what the good citizens of Kirkwood need!



stacy horton
st louis
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Strange Donuts To Locate On Argonne
strange donuts in kirlwood
May 23, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Jason Bockman has his dates wrong they have been in business less than 8 months, Numerous awards since 2011 ?? is a straight out lie or he just hyping as usual. less fact more fiction, is the way they role.

Tony Roma
kirkwood
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Judge Rules Against Webster Groves In Suit Brought By Webster University, Eden
Agreed - common sense applied to the facts here
May 23, 2014 | 05:47 AM

This outcome seemed inevitable when one reviewed the facts of the case. I am just sorry that it had to be resolved this way. Let us go forward from this point and put the past acrimonious divisions behind us.

Barbara Adams
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Judge Rules Against Webster Groves In Suit Brought By Webster University, Eden
Common Sense Prevails
May 22, 2014 | 08:55 PM

See above

Glenn Detrick
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Judge Rules Against Webster Groves In Suit Brought By Webster University, Eden
Common Sense Prevails
May 22, 2014 | 08:51 PM

Taxpayers are now stuck with legal bills for the city's poor decision-making and poor judgement that led to the unfortunate need for litigation -- but at least common sense prevailed in giving Webster University the ability to use its own buildings as it sees fit. One can only hope that the less than 1% of the community (200 of 22,000) who loudly pushed this issue for non-sensical reasons finds better ways to use their time and energy in the future.

Glenn Detrick
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Letter: Memories For Mr. Rowe
Mr. Rowe - ERS teacher
May 20, 2014 | 07:57 PM

Peter Eckrich:

Your speech today about Mr. Rowe was incredible. (At the Edgar Road Elementary Awards Ceremony).

It was poignant, funny, and heart-felt. I had tears in my eyes as did most of the parents, teachers and students attending as well.

While my daughter did not have Mr. Rowe as her kindergarten teacher, I have watched him over the past 6 years teach, lead, encourage, and absolutely love his students.

Mr. Rowe truly goes the extra the extra mile for his kids and fellow teachers. He touched the lives of everyone who came in contact with him.

His students, faculty, parents, etc. will always remember him.

Mr. Rowe will be missed by so many. We love you Mr. Rowe!


Tamera Clair
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Suit Filed To Halt Artists
St Louis Artists' Guild
May 20, 2014 | 03:18 PM

I would like to calm the fears of Lori Schmidt and any others in her neighborhood who worry about the St Louis Artists' Guild moving into the former church building. ("Suit Filed to Halt Artists' Guild Move", May 16 Webster Kirkwood Times).

I live on the other end of Webster, near the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves. In fact my back yard butts up against the theatre. The Theatre Guild does five plays per year, each play running seven performances over two weekends, so a total of 35 performances a year. Plus a few special events or fund raisers. There are several parking spaces on Theatre Lane but not nearly enough so during performances cars will park on our street and surrounding streets. And you know what? It has never been a problem. People park their cars and politely walk to the theatre, maybe they'll say hi if I'm out in the yard. A couple of hours later they go home. End of story.

The Theatre Guild is a great neighbor and I am very glad to have them as part of my neighborhood. The St Louis Artists' Guild is a very well respected arts organization that has been around for over 100 years. I bet they will make an outstanding neighbor, too.

Please, have an open mind. See an exhibit, take a class. Welcome the Artists' Guild into your neighborhood.

Let's have more art and fewer lawsuits.

Donna Preis-Siede
Webster Groves


Donna Preis-Siede
Webster Groves
report reply print email Source: Editorial: Solar Array System Planned For City Service Center
Why is the City Spending Money for a Net Loss?
May 17, 2014 | 09:43 AM

So from this article, the City of Webster Groves is paying $130,000 in order to save $94,000 for a net loss of $36,000?

On the other hand, if they had taken 50,000 out of the city's reserve fund, they could have spent $180,000 and saved $225,000 for an actual savings of $45,000.

Is this part of the Common Core Math program that everyone is talking about?

Perhaps instead you could put the solar panels along the Elm underpass at 44 to power the lights that grow the flowers in the dark?



Stephen Musial
Webster Groves
Associated Bank Corporation
Advertise With Us
Whether you want to advertise on our website or in our print publication, the links below will help you find your way!
Weis Comfort Systems
Quality Sandblasting
Ellington Chamber of Commerce
Harrison County CVB
Saxon Lutheran 2014
Cedar Creek
Ottiger Tree Service
Dynamic Personal Fitness
Mid-America Motoworks

Terms of Service | Contact Us | Staff | Company History | Site Map | Home
Advertising Info | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | Security Policy | Refund Policy
Webster-Kirkwood Times, Inc. - copyright 2014
122 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-968-2699