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Meet The New Mayor Of Shrewsbury

Longtime alderman Sam Scherer to be sworn in at May meeting

by Dennis Hannon
Mr. Sam the late Sam Rayburn of Texas was among the most beloved and longest-serving of the 62 persons who have served as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Search Continues For Missing 17-Year-Old Taylor Stevenson

The Webster Groves Police Department is asking for help locating a 17-year-old mixed-race female who has been missing since March 20.

New Webster Groves Trash Hauler Begins Pickups June 4

City council OKs 5-year contract with Waste Management, the city's previous provider

by Mary Shapiro
Webster Groves City Council on April 17 approved a five-year contract with Waste Management of Missouri Inc. to provide trash, recycling and yard waste collection to residents starting June 4.

Kirkwood Reports Recent Rash Of Vehicle Break-Ins

The Kirkwood Police Department is warning residents about a recent rash of car break-ins. Police report 27 vehicle break-ins over the weekend — between 2 and 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Glendale Police Chief Will Act As Interim City Administrator

by Mary Shapiro
The Glendale Board of Aldermen at its April 16 meeting appointed Police Chief Jeffrey Beaton interim city administrator/city clerk beginning April 23.

A Look Back 40 years of the Webster-Kirkwood Times

The Oct. 7, 1988 issue of the Webster-Kirkwood Times featured a profile on Kirkwood High School tennis great Ken Flach.

$979,000 Parks Grant Will Go To I-44 Pedestrian Path

by Julie Brown Patton
Unusual circumstances call for unusual considerations. In the case of a potential pedestrian path to be built alongside the new I-44/I-270 replacement bridge, St. Louis County entities took unusual steps to collaborate and concluded with a grant of $979,000 to help tackle the future project.

Man Charged In Incident At Ivory Crockett Park

Suspect shot, officer hurt in struggle over handgun

by Jaime Mowers
A University City man was charged with several felonies in connection with an incident at Ivory Crockett Park that left a Webster Groves police officer injured. The suspect was shot as he and the officer struggled over a handgun.

Glendale Resident Asks Board To Consider Magee Joining Mayors Against Illegal Guns

by Mary Shapiro
The Glendale Board of Aldermen, as early as May 7, will consider a proposal to allow Mayor Richard Magee to join the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

"Where Do You Read The Times" Photo Contest

The Webster-Kirkwood Times is sponsoring a reader photography contest during the months leading up to the newspaper's 40th anniversary in July.

Fenton Administrator Interviews Underway Despite Board Concerns

Some aldermen say proper procedures are not being followed

by Julie Brown Patton
Some Fenton aldermen claim the mayor, and select board members, are rushing to hire a new city administrator without representation of the full board or an approved job description for the role.

St. Louis County 911 Infrastructure To Be Updated

Improvements to better mesh with cell use

by Julie Brown Patton
St. Louis County municipalities will receive $6.5 million worth of emergency dispatching improvements designed to mesh better with various types of wireless users.

Man Struck, Killed On Motorcycle; SUV Driver Charged With DWI

A man has been charged in the death of a young motorcyclist killed when his cycle was struck by a sport utility vehicle on Lemay Ferry Road. The two-vehicle crash occurred at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

Winner Announced In Experience South County Readers' Contest

Gerald Swehla of Concord Village is the winner of the South County Times Experience South County readers' contest published March 23. He chose a $100 gift certificate to Norrenberns Lumber & Hardware Co. as his prize.

Police Honor Lindbergh High Students For Heroic Actions

Two Lindbergh High School juniors recently received a Citizen Service Citation award from the St. Louis County Police Board of Police Commissioners for their heroic actions to save a home and the pets inside during a recent fire.

Joyce Franklin Honored By DAR, Sunset Hills Historical Society

Joyce Pippins Franklin, who died in 2017, was honored with the "Women in American History Award" on March 10 by the Webster Groves Daughters of the American Revolution.

St. Catherine Laboure Girls 6th Grade Girls Take City/County Basketball Championship

On Sunday, April 15, St. Catherine Laboure's sixth grade girls basketball team won the girls South County Closed City/County Basketball Championship by defeating Our Lady Catholic School of Festus.

Chance Of Showers, April Showers!

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri's largest council-wide community service project, April Showers, is now in its 20th year.

South County Kiwanis Award Winners

The Kiwanis Club of South County-St. Louis recently honored Madelynn Kordik of Margaret Buerkle Middle School and Chloe Burgard of Abiding Savior Lutheran School as its "Outstanding Students."

DAR Awards Given To Local Students

The Olde Towne Fenton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented its annual Good Citizen Awards to the following students:

City Council Of University City Approves Sidewalk, Curb Bid

Questions arise over minority hiring process

by Charles Bolinger
The City Council of University City on April 9 unanimously approved a bid from Pride Master Inc. to replace curbs and sidewalks on 11 city streets.

Council OKs Plan For Cates Avenue Apartments In University City

by Charles Bolinger
Twenty-one garden apartments are planned for the 6300 block of Cates Avenue, replacing vacant land and a vacated single-family house built in 1911.

Clayton Retiring Public Works Official Scheipeter Honored

by Mitch Schneider
Clayton officials recently recognized longtime Public Works Superintendent Gary Scheipeter, who retired April 6 after 44 years with the city.
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