Category: Feature

City officials, residents question proposed senior living facility in Clayton

PHOTO: A conceptual rendering of the Clarendale of Clayton senior living facility looking northeast on Clayton Road.  Some city officials and residents questioned the proposal of a plan to build a senior living facility at a busy intersection in Clayton Monday night. The project is still in the early stages and will need several public hearings and approvals from the Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board and Board of Aldermen before any development takes place. The 15-story […]

City of Clayton to host Cardinals home opener event

The City of Clayton will soon host a lunch extravaganza to celebrate the kickoff of the 2018-19 season of hometown heroes, the St. Louis Cardinals. On April 3, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce will host a free hot dog and hamburger lunch event for anyone who wants to show their redbird pride. Much like the previous event hosted for the start of the St. Louis Blues’ season, the event will be hosted near the Clayton […]

Hawley targets McCaskill’s support of Clinton in campaign ad

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his bid for U.S. Senate, Josh Hawley launched a campaign ad targeting Sen. Claire McCaskill’s support of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. “Claire McCaskill stuck to her liberal party line and proudly endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and these latest comments make it abundantly clear how out-of-touch they are with the middle-class way of life we cherish and fight for here in Missouri,” said Attorney General Josh Hawley. “Our […]

City of St. Louis to look into forming its own bank

The city of St. Louis could soon be exploring the idea of establishing a public municipal bank to address some of city’s most pressing issues — such as affordable housing, small business growth and financing for municipal projects. St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed introduced a resolution that would create a 13-member task force to study the idea on March 9. “It’s meant to set the stage for us to begin to get some […]

STL County Councilman Mark Harder heads up new government reform and efficiency committee

St. Louis County Councilman Mark Harder is the chairman of a new committee that aims to investigate, create, and lead the effort to reform county government and make it more responsible and efficient. The the new committee labeled the Committee on Government Reform & Efficiency, will have the responsibility to help facilitate change and collaboration within the County Council. Harder, who represents the county’s District 7, stated in a letter to St. Louis County Executive […]

Could Republicans move right-to-work vote to favor the party in November election?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The issue of right-to-work is still up in the air in the Show-Me State, despite the passage of the legislation during the 2017 legislative session, and there are a number of questions still to be answered before voters make the final call on the issue. Though Republicans managed to power the legislation through early in the year, it gave their opponents more than enough time to gather the signatures needed to […]

Two new candidates emerge in Clayton’s open Ward 3 Aldermanic race

By this time next month, Clayton residents will see at least one fresh face on the Board of Aldermen, with one of its six current members not seeking re-election. With a little over three weeks to go before Clayton’s municipal elections on April 3, and one open seat up for grabs in Ward 3, here’s a look at who’s running and what they’re promising. Clayton’s Ward 3 (Downtown district: includes Maryland Ave., Brentwood & Forsyth Blvds. and […]

Greitens defense team wants to move up trial date

Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense team wants to move his trial for invasion of privacy to start in early April and hopes to have a judge hear the case rather than a jury trial. The Republican governor was indicted on a first-degree felony invasion of privacy charge for an incident that took place on March 21, 2015 in the City of St. Louis. The charge is related to the affair the governor admitted to having in […]

Hansen’s Tree Service’s Russ Talley receives certification of Master Arborist

O’FALLON, Mo. — Hansen’s Tree Service announced Friday that through his years of hard work and dedication, Hansen’s own Certified Arborist Russ Talley received his accreditation as a Master Arborist. A Master Arborist is the highest level of certification offered by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and not an easy rank to achieve. In addition to passing an extensive exam, a Master Arborist must have 20 hours each of Continuing Education Units in Science, […]

STL County Council debate animal control legislation that would raise the requirements for director position

On Tuesday the St. Louis County Council questioned a piece of legislation that would require the director of the animal division to be a licensed veterinarian.  The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the current manager, Beth Vesco-Mock.  Erby and others also voiced their concerns about Vesco-Mock, stating that she is not a licensed veterinarian.  […]