Friday, February 8, 2013
City leaders described February 7, 2008 as a day that made the community stronger despite "unbelievable" and "horrific" events.
Let the past be recorded in the pages of history; let time be the judge of the past. Teach us to look forward with love and helpfulness. We pray to live and work together in harmony throgh the responsibility of government; for worthy are they who gain mastery of self, for they have the key to success. Unite us together in encouragement, help u face the future with confidence; for united, faith grows. Words that made up a prayer used in Kirkwood 41 years ago were read again Thursday by Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell as the city council met five years to the day since Cookie Thornton, shot eight people at a council meeting, ultimately taking the lives of six people. Thornton was shot and killed by police. "We'll never forget this day, but we …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
An event to honor the memory of Cameron Vennard will be held today, 3 p.m., at Kirkwood Baptist Church.
Friends and family of Cameron Vennard are invited to attend a celebration of the life of the teen who died last week after being struck by an Amtrak train in Kirkwood. The event will be held today, 3 p.m., at Kirkwood Baptist Church, according to an email to parents from the Kirkwood School District. The Cameron Vennard Memorial Fund has been set up to help the family of the 2012 graduate of Nipher Middle School. Those wanting to contribute can go to any Frontenac Bank location and make out a check to the Cameron Vernnard Memorial Fund. The Kirkwood School District continues to provide counseling to students following Vennard's death Wednesday. "If your child needs counseling, and our school counselors are unavailable, please do not …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The St. Louis organic grocer and cafe has entered into a lease agreement with Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell to occupy the retail space that formerly housed McDonnell's Market Place.
According to St. Louis business news and gossip site WhoLou.net, Local Harvest Cafe plans to open a Kirkwood location this summer at the retail space formerly occupied by McDonnell's Market Place. Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell told WhoLou.net that he has reached a lease agreement with Local Harvest Cafe co-founder Maddie Earnest and a group of investors. Pending approval from the Kirkwood Zoning Commission in April, McDonnell said the group intends to operate as a grocery store and cafe and is looking to open in July or early August. To read this article in its entirety, visit WhoLou.net.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Residents along Simmons Avenue received a campaign letter from Joseph Godi Saturday.
Kirkwood government's inability to address concerns of residents opposed to the expansion of the Mobil gas station at 1152 Manchester Road is one example of why Joseph Godi is seeking election for mayor of Kirkwood. The former Kirkwood city councilor of 17 years cited the development controversy in a campaign letter received by some residents on Simmons Avenue Saturday. "Many of the citizens in this area voiced their concerns and unfortunately their concerns were not heard," Godi says in the letter. The mayoral candidate says the expansion will likely result in an increase of traffic, a negative impact on adjacent neighborhoods and schools, and force longstanding businesses to relocate. After an outcry against the expansion that included a…