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Florissant Names Beautiful Home Award Winners

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council awarded the Beautiful Home Awards to several residents at Monday night’s meeting. The Beautiful Home Awards recognize one home in each of the city’s nine wards and one additional home chosen by the mayor for the Mayor’s Choice award. (photos in next issue)

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Balanced Budget at Public Hearing

By Ralph Schaeffer

Getting struggling students to progress a major goal

hazelwood2     The Hazelwood School District Monday night presented a proposed balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year that detailed not only budget specifics, but plans to get struggling students on the path to success.

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Happy 150th Birthday, O Great Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Kraus House in Kirkwood

               by Pat Lindsey

The exterior of the Kraus House in Kirkwood designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Pat Lindsey photos

The exterior of the Kraus House in Kirkwood designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Pat Lindsey photos

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Memorial Day Extends to May 31

At Old Town’s Wednesday Night Out

   Proud to be an American event

Story and photos By Ralph Schaeffer

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, was designated a national holiday to honor Americans killed in war. Over the years it seems to have evolved into a celebration honoring all of those who have served and fought so that everyday Americans can enjoy their freedom.

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Project Clear is MSD’s Program to Help With Water in Basements

Director Addresses City Council

By Carol Arnett

The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) gave an update on the flooded basement issue to the Florissant City Council at Monday night’s meeting. Brian Hoelscher, executive director and CEO of MSD, spoke to the council.

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3 Area Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend

Koch Park Aquatic Center in Florissant is one of three municipal pools to open May 27

Koch Park Family Aquatic Center, Bangert Pool, and White Birch Bay in Hazelwood all open their pool Memorial Day weekend. See below for a list of hours and prices. Generally, for pools to open, the temperature must reach 75 degrees before 12 p.m. After 4 p.m., the pools will close if the temperature drops below 75 degrees. Some pools offer reduced rates after July 9.

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