Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The first pitch of the game gave at least one player goosebumps.
The record books will show that Parkway North defeated Kirkwood Tuesday afternoon in a win that clinched a conference championship for the Vikings. While Connor Ladig got credit for the win, the victor for the day may be sportsmanship. Parkway North had Brian Thal, a student manager enrolled in the school's Special Education program, take the mound. As Head Baseball Coach Fred Friedman told Patch Blogger Helga Taylor: A couple of weeks ago, our seniors mentioned they wanted Brian to throw out a first pitch for Senior Day, but we wanted him to have a bigger and better experience. With the gracious support of Coach Shaw and Kirkwood, we were able to arrange for him to actually be the starting pitcher of record, and for Brian's safety, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
In the past few months, more and more entrepreneurs have chosen to open for business in the area.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Trevor Davenport, of Kirkwood, received two years probation, 15 days in jail and must surrender his teaching certificate.
A former teacher pleaded guilty April 8 to assaulting a teenage girl and supplying two teenagers with liquor in Kirkwood. Trevor Davenport, 29, of the 800 block of North Geyer Avenue in Kirkwood, was sentenced to 15 days in jail for the assault charge and was placed on two years probation for the liquor charge. Davenport, formerly a teacher in the Lincoln County School District, gave beer and Triple sec to a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old girl on Jan. 22 or Jan 23, 2011 at his home. According to court documents, Davenport also touched the 16-year-old girl’s breast and asked if she’d be willing to have sex with him. The girls were students at Troy Buchanan High School, where Davenport taught until he resigned after being charged. Davenport …
$3 million stock offering was oversubscribed by existing shareholders, according to a press release.
Thursday, April 18
The following information was provided by Frontenac Bancshares, Inc. Frontenac Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Frontenac Bank, announced the successful completion of a $3,000,000 stock offering. Common stock was offered in multiple stages to existing shareholders, with the offering being oversubscribed. Frontenac Bank has a branch operation nearby in Kirkwood and other St. Louis area locations. As the St. Louis economy continues to improve, so too does the local banking industry. Led by the housing recovery and by loan growth, community banks have recently outperformed regional and national financial institutions. Frontenac Bank intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to extend and satisfy debt, and for general …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch brings you everything you need to know about the April 2 election, from candidates and ballot questions to where to vote.
On Tuesday April 2, voters in Kirkwood and Des Peres will together head to the polls to elect school board leaders and city officials, along with a decision on a countywide parks funding proposal. We've laid out the candidates in contested races so you can make an informed decision at the polls Samuel Henderson Robert M. Johns Joan H. McGivney Allison Stenger Where Do I Vote: Look up your address on the Secretary of State's website
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Kirkwood resident Joe Whitnall is concerned about recent pay increases for Kirkwood School District teachers. He wrote the following Letter to the Editor voicing his concerns.
Thursday, March 28
Dear school officials, staff: A couple of concerns about the pay increase recently approved: Why was this decided before the county's property valuations were released? Wouldn't it make sense to get a handle on potential revenue before locking into a half-million dollar added expense? Clayton, other districts are waiting until next month. The Kirkwood decision appears reckless and self-indulgent. Why isn't the pay increase on the home page of the district's web site? Personnel, after all, is the district's biggest expense, and this pay hike is a significant increase, also affecting pension expenses. I had to click several times before finding the issue in board minutes. The introduction reported only the new starting salary. Why …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The restored railroad car has been kept on the property of an Olivette home for two decades and will be moved on Tuesday.
Railroad fans, you're getting another treat at Kirkwood's Museum of Transportation on Tuesday. If everything goes as planned, the museum, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation and Select Transport Inc. of St. Louis, will be loading up a 1952, fully-restored Wabash Railroad red caboose onto two flat-bed trucks on Monday. The caboose, a fixture for years in the Olivette community, will be moved to the Museum of Transportation at 3015 Barrett Station Road, some 20 miles to the west and the south. The move is expected to start on Tuesday at 9 a.m., to avoid a Missouri Department of Transportation fine for making this kind of move after 3:30 p.m. The caboose, signals and small portion of track have been at the home of Vance …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A 190-foot communications tower planned for Kirkwood Park is temporarily on hold, according to the Webster-Kirkwood Times.
According to the Webster-Kirkwood Times, plans for a 190-foot communications tower in Kirkwood Park along Couch Avenue have been put on hold at least a month. The Webster-Kirkwood Times reports the decision to delay the plan for the tower is the result of a suggestion from Chief Administrative Officer Mike Brown. The tower would be part of a network of towers around the area that would help provide coordinated communications among first responders. The following details about the plans for communications towers around St. Louis County came from a portion of the Webster-Kirkwood Times article. The nexus of the network will be a 32,000-square-foot, $16-million communications center under construction in Ohlendorf West Park in Ballwin. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Residents can get up to $2,000 for landscaping improvements. The program is part of an initiative to limit how much rain water runs off into area waterways.
Starting this month, Kirkwood residents have the chance to apply for up to $2,000 in grants to help property owners landscape their yards in a way that improves how stormwater is managed. The so-called "rainscaping" initiative is operated through the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance and, according to a recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is designed to help residents plant native vegetation and other modifications on their property that would to limit rainwater seepage into nearby waterways. The Deer Creek Watershed Alliance is a partnership between the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, this area's office of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the…
Monday, January 28, 2013
420 West Essex Avenue is our Kirkwood Home of the Week.
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