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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 225 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
170

April 25, 2016 -- Last week we were overloaded on Town and Country News. This week the tide shifted and there is a lot of Chesterfield News, including some "Inside-Baseball" stuff on the first city council meeting after the elections. It might be too much detail unless you are well caffeinated. I'm sure some regular readers will skip over some of it, but there is still plenty of good stuff.

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE OFFICER IS FORCED TO END CAREER DUE TO INJURIES AFTER BEING ASSAULTED AT CBC MIXER DANCE IN 2015: The newest Juvenile Court judge does not appear to want to certify the former 16-year-old suspect who is now of an adult age of 17, as an adult. Read the details. Pages 1 & 2

FOLLOW THE MONEY: See how much money the candidates in State Representative races are bringing in and spending. Also read about the political connection of some of the contributors and meet at least one candidate you probably did not know. Pages 3-11

SCANDAL PLAGUED CANDIDATE OUT OF OFFICE AND NOT RUNNING FOR ANYTHING, IS SPENDING MONEY FROM CAMPAIGN FUND ON ITEMS FOR HIS NON-EXISTENT OFFICE: Don Gosen was an amazing actor convincing a young Jefferson City woman that he was divorced as they began a sexual relationship. Now he appears to be spending campaign contributions for office supplies for an office for campaigns that don't exist. Pages 11-13


THE PARKWAY SIX: We added an update on some of the info on the case of six heavily armed Parkway High School students robbing young ladies at a West County apartment. Pages 13 & 14


WHY I WON'T BE SHOPPING AT THE LAFAYETTE CENTER IN MANCHESTER: I explain why I boycott buying certain products and will be boycotting a local shopping center. Pages 14-17

WEDNESDAY CITY COUNCIL MEETING GOES FROM SMILES WITH PUNCH AND COOKIES TO NASTY: We document how things started out sweetly and quickly went downhill in a hurry. The Interim city attorney finally gets fired and the council is split on the matter of how to hire a new city administrator. If you like inside city politics this is for you. If it bores you to tears then skip Pages 17-24.

CHESTERFIELD CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY FOR MARCH: Page 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the crime and police reports from last week. Pages 26-28
 
RAT OF THE WEEK RETURNS TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME: The guy who stole the tip jar at the East Coast Pizza shop two weeks ago, came back. This time he was caught. Read about his background and pending charges. Pages 28 & 29


CHESTERFIELD WOMAN HAS A GALLERY OF MUG SHOTS AND THE CITY PROSECUTOR AS HER DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Once again the guy the city pays to prosecute criminals is defending them. A Chesterfield is woman racking up an impressive arrest record plus has the guy paid to protect residents from criminals defending her. Pages 29 & 30

MUG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Local man arrested for domestic violence but his mug shot shows he paid a price. Page 31

MEDIA WATCH: Town and Style magazine was lost again. Pages 31-33

MY OLD PERSON METER GETS PEGGED AGAIN: Am I the only person that knows movies and the stars based on Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter plays? Pages 34-36

RESTAURANT REVIEW: WE GO TO THE WEBER GRILL: Pages 36-39

THE NEW SMITTY'S UPDATE: The opening for the new Maplewood location moves to a slower track. Pages 39 & 40

MUSIC: Trio Monaco plus one can be a nice change of pace. Pages 40 & 41

CARTOONS: We feature a few signs of the times
and of the old times. Pages 41-43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 225 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 170 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 224 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
169

April 18, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. With all the contested elections in Chesterfield recently, the newsletters were heavy on Chesterfield news. This week it turns around with more news from Town and Country. But Chesterfield readers don't despair; there is still plenty of Chesterfield items. Among the stories in this edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY POLLING PLACE OUT OF BALLOTS IN LAST HOUR OF VOTING: Most precincts in St. Louis County that ended up with ballot shortages ran out in the first hour of voting on Tuesday April 5. But in Town and Country at the Good Shepherd Church they ran out of ballots in the last hour. The loser in the election said she felt like a bit player in a comedy of errors. Pages 1-3

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE STATS FOR MARCH AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016. We also compare with YTD stats for 2016, 2015 and 2014. Pages 3 & 4

DEER VERSUS MOTOR VEHICLES: We look at where the deer-vehicle encounters were in March and for the year. Pages 4 & 5

IRS FRAUD CASES ARE DOWN
: Chesterfield is not taking actual fraud criminal reports this year. Town and Country's IRS frauds are dramatically down. Pages 5 & 6

TOWN AND COUNTRY ABOUT TO GIVE MORE MONEY TO RICH PEOPLE THROUGH BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS
. See what subdivisions get money in 2016 and what they are going to do with it. Pages 6-10


1938 STATELY MANSION DECLARED DANGEROUS. DEADBEAT OWNER CLAIMS HE CAN FIX IT UP IN FOUR MONTHS:
Read the testimony, see the photos and read why few if any believe that the owner will fix the place up. Pages 10-15

ALDERWOMAN FRAUTSCHI MAKES STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT VERY TRUE CONCERNING MASON ROAD AND QUEENY PARK DEER. It pays to check things out. We learned this recently after a couple of statements at a Ward 2 residents meeting with Alderwoman Tiffany Frautschi. Pages 15-18

JUDGE DUEKER REVOKES NO-POINTS, NO-FINE PROBATION TO THREE-TIME CONVICTED DRUG DEALER FOR 99 MPH SPEEDING. HOWEVER THE JUDGE THEN PLACES THE SAME GUY ON A NO-FINE NO-POINTS PROBATION FOR DWI Apparently convicted drug dealers who violated their probation are excellent candidates for one probation term after another probation term from County Judge Joe Dueker even if his last probation sentence was violated. Pages 18-20


THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING! GOING TO ELECTRONIC RECYCLING? BE READY TO PAY FOR THOSE OLD TVs. Nobody is taking old TV sets for free at electronic recycling events anymore. Rear the prices being charged at various recycling events in West County. Page 21

WOMAN FROM GEORGIA WHO CAME TO ST. LOUIS JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO STEAL PURSES AND THEN PASS STOLEN CHECKS FOR THOUSANDS AT LOCAL BANKS GETS A SLAP ON THE WRIST. The Chesterfield Police did a good job arresting and convicting her. Then a liberal judge in Clayton, all but invited her back for a second try by giving her a No-Record probation term. Pages 22-24

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Catch up on the police calls and crimes handled by the Chesterfield PD last week. Pages 26-27

CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY UPDATE: Page 27

A SECOND SMITTY'S IS ABOUT TO OPEN, NO WHERE NEAR THE ORIGINAL: See where the popular bar and restaurant is opening a second location. Pages 27 & 28

ADULT BAR WITH PARTIALLY DRESSED WAITRESSES IN LEATHER GOES OUT OF BUSINESS. The NV Social Life bar and restaurant lasted almost four months before being shuttered at the end of March. Pages 28 & 29

MEDIA: WCEMS&FIRE ABOUT TO FIND OUT THAT NOT GIVING PUBLIC INFORMATION TO THE NEWS MEDIA CAN BACKFIRE: Read about the appearance of a conflict of interest with the Fire District's new Media and PR Director and how they have been jerks about a simple request for public information. Pages 29-31

CARTOONS: Page 31-35

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 224 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 169 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 223 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 16
8

April 12, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

MAID CONVICTED OF STEALING HEIRLOOM JEWELRY FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY FAMILY: The Glendale Police pretty much had this case solved before the family was aware they were victims. Read the details. Pages 1-2

THE LATEST ON THE PARKWAY SIX APARTMENT INVADERS: Yes the local high schoolers who can combine high school studies, in one case lacrosse, apparently marijuana sales and invasions of an apartment occupied by two young women while armed with AR-15 assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns are now all out on bond. Pages 2-5

THE SAFEST, THE BEST, THE MOST BORING AND THE HAPPIEST PLACES TO LIVE STATE-WIDE AND NATIONALLY ARE CHECKED OUT: Pages 5-8


WOMAN WITH FELONY RECORD KILLED IN CAR CRASH SPEEDING AWAY FROM RETAIL CENTER ON HIGHWAY 141. Read who, what her record was and where it happened. Pages 8 & 9

REAL ESTATE: We look at four planned new houses in Town and Country. Pages 9-13

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY CHANGES PLANS FOR PROPERTY ON CONWAY ROAD FOR THIRD TIME. See the plans and what is being added. Also see what work is being done on campus to other athletic fields. Pages 13-16


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE CONWAY ROAD FOR 3-MONTHS. Last week we showed you a map. This week we have a photo of where the road will be closed starting on May 2. Page 16

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the crimes and police calls were last week in Chesterfield. Pages 17 & 18

MAN WHO SHOT HIS WIFE AT HER CHESTERFIELD JOB GETS PROBATION: Read the details in the shooting case and what the motive was for shooting his wife. Pages 19-21

THE PROBLEM WITH NOW COVERING MONARCH FIRE BOARD MEETINGS: In the old days you had off-duty firefighters wearing their union jackets filling the room and making loud speeches about unfair conditions for some of the highest paid firefighters in Missouri. Now they seem to be home or out spending their money, but they are not at board meetings. Last week it was difficult finding a story, but don't worry we did. See what it was. Pages 22-24

POST ELECTION OBSERVATIONS: These all deal with Chesterfield. Page 25


NEW DEFINITION FOR DRIVE THRU DRY CLEANERS: Page 26


THE QUARRY UPDATE: Pages 27 & 28

OBITS: We don't often run obituaries, but the last two weeks have been exceptions. This week we wrote about two women of note. Pages 28-30

MUSIC: Pages 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 31-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 223 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 168 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 222 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 167


April 6, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

ELECTION NEWS: BUTLER WINS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY, FULTS OUT IN CHESTERFIELD, FLACHSBART, MCGUINNESS, TILMAN AND LOGAN ALSO WINNERS IN CHESTERFIELD. Also voters assaulted at City Hall Poll, see the suspect. Pages 22-29


HEAVILY ARMED PARKWAY STUDENTS COMMIT ARMED INVASION OF WEST COUNTY APARTMENT
: Are they offering classes in semi-automatic weapons now at Parkway Schools? There is a new concern that school resource officers might be out gunned on Parkway campuses. Page 1-6

ALDERWOMAN LINDA RALLO'S CAMPAIGN TO RAISE CIGARETTE TAXES IS TAKING IN A LOT OF MONEY, FROM THE MAJOR BRAND CIGARETTE COMPANIES. MAYOR DALTON'S HARD WORK FOR OFF-BRAND CIGARETTE MAKERS IS HELPING SALES HERE AND RAISING CANCER RATES IN NEW YORK AS FEDS MAKE ARRESTS: Read why Linda Rallo's group is getting money from the makers of Winston and Salem to raise cigarette taxes. Also read how the feds have arrested more cigarette smugglers from New York coming to Missouri. Pages 6-9

THE DALTON AMBASSADORS ARE COMING: Nobody could answer I question I had. Page 9

CONWAY ROAD TO CLOSE FOR THREE MONTHS. See where and why. Pages 9 & 10

AS HER TERM FINALLY COMES TO AN END AMY ANDERSON MISSES ANOTHER MEETING. She is missing 20-percent of the meetings she told voters she would attend. Page 9


CITY WANTS TO CONDEMN TOWN AND COUNTRY HOUSE BUILT BEFORE GONE WITH THE WIND PREMIERED
. It doesn't look like Rhett Butler could save this place. Read where, who owns it, what's wrong with it, how much money they owe and what other properties they own. Pages 10-12

MAYOR NATION NAMES CO-CITY ADMINISTRATORS: Double your pleasure and double your fun. Pages 13 & 14

MEETING TO GET ORDINANCE IN ALIGNMENT WITH STATE LAW GETS CONTENTIOUS
: Pages 14 & 15

COUNCILMAN ELLIOT GRISSOM REFUSED TO DO THE RIGHT THING TO THE BITTER END: The guy moved out of town and refused to resign. Page 15

LOSER IN MAYOR'S RACE HAS A CARTOON ATTACKING MAYOR NATION AND JANE CUNNINGHAM: Mean spirited and off-base cartoon did have good drawings. Pages 16 & 17

KID FROM CLARKSON VALLEY AND CBC GRAD ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE FELONIES IN COLUMBIA. See who, when and what the charges were. Page 17

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Checkout last week's crimes and police calls. Pages 18-20

CANDIDATE CLAIMING EXCESSIVE SIGN THEFTS: Page 20

ONLY PERFECT SAT SCORES IN ST. LOUIS AREA CAME FROM A CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL KID: Read who and what school. Pages 20 and 2

ALL ETHICS COMMISSION COMPLAINTS DISMISSED WHEN GOV. NIXON FORGETS TO APPOINT REPLACEMENT COMMISSIONS MEMBERS. The complaints against Connie Fults will be re-filed as soon as new commission members are approved by the State Senate. Pages 21 & 22

THE ANITA SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOW HAS MOVED NORTH: Anita Rosamond has the same fun as she used to provide at Smitty's it is just a little further north. Pages 29 & 30

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Three Kings is missing some royalty. It seems to be popular at night, but I don't think the menu is the reason. Pages 30-33

BUSINESS
: The old Applebees' building on Manchester Road at Barrett Station Road has a new tenant. Just don't go there hungry. Pages 33

CARTOONS
: 33-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 222 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 167 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 221 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 166


March 29, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

COPPER THIEF MOVES WEST AND HITS TOWN AND COUNTRY WITH $290,000 OF DAMAGE IN HIS WAKE: A 22-year-old from Alton, IL has left a path of destruction in his wake while stealing copper from rooftop A/C units. Read the details. Pages 1 & 2

WARD 2 MEETING WAS LIKE CHANGING TO THE CHANNEL FROM THE USA NETWORK TO BBC-AMERICA: Pages 2 & 3

MASON RIDGE ELEMENTARY GIVES UP ON HAVING A 21st CENTURY SIGN: Page 3

MORE OVERNIGHT THEFTS FROM AUTOS: Read where and when. Page 4

20-YEAR-OLD BURGLAR FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY PLEADS GUILTY TO SEVEN FELONIES: Read who and what his sentences were. Pages 4 & 5

THE TEN FACES OF JAMES EDWARD O'NEAL: Some arrests of O'Neal were for stealing and some for drug possession, but most were for illegal soliciting. Thanks to a reader we found out what he was doing. O'Neal from the trailer park in Frontenac has posed for at least ten mug shots in the last 12 months. See the change over a year. Page 5

POLICE STORY: If you are old enough to remember the great NBC TV series Police Story by former LAPD detective Joe Wambaugh, the first part of our Chesterfield section this week could be titled Chesterfield Police Story. It is all about cops, robbers and burglars.

CHESTERFIELD FEBRUARY CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS: Pages 6 & 7

CHESTERFIELD NEWEST BAD BOY PLEADS GUILTY AGAIN: We review what Liam Peterson, 19, of Chesterfield has been up to including his latest guilty pleas and a pending felony case. Pages 7 & 8

CHESTERFIELD 18-YEAR-OLD PLEADS GUILTY WITH HIS BUDDIES TO FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY OF KIRKWOOD APARTMENT: Read who and what his sentence was. Pages 8 & 9

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what kind of calls the Chesterfield Police responded, when and where two weeks ago. Pages 9-11

BAXTER ROAD REPAIR UPDATE: It starts in April! Page 12

ONE LETTER FROM ONE RESIDENT OF RIVER BEND SUBDIVISION STOPS THE ROAD CLOSURE BACKED BY ALMOST EVERY HOMEOWNER: Read who it was and what he is claiming. Pages 12-15

CHESTERFIELD DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOW CONTRACTS WORK: Normally you have the contract and then start paying money. The is not the case in Chesterfield, where City Staff starts making payments two months before the contract is approved and has done so for years. Six of eight members of the City Council claim, "That is how we always do it." Pages 15 & 16

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE HAS AN INTERESTING HOST FOR CAMPAIGN PARTY: Read the details! Pages 16 & 17

MONARCH BOARD AND FIREFIGHTERS UNION AGREE ON SOMETHING! Read what it is. Page 18

FOLLOW THE MONEY: Talley-Ho! We are off on a hunt to find out where campaign contributions are going and by whom. Pages 19-22

THE INTERESTING PEOPLE I GOT TO KNOW IN THE 1990s. The recent nomination to the Supreme Court of a guy I used to stop and shoot the breeze with while he raked leaves, sent me down memory lane of being a cop and a writer in an interesting little town. Pages 22-27

UP JUMPS SPRING: Trumpet player Freddie Hubbard wrote the song and we have a link to it. But what we are focusing on are trees (mostly Magnolias) in bloom and political signs for the Municipal elections. Pages 27-33

CARTOONS: Pages 33-36

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 221 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 166 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 220 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 165


March 22, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:


EXTRA: ELLIOT DAVIS COME TO A CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL MEETING: Davis is on the trail of what some would say is a huge waste of money. But just as important is the fact the City openly violated both Missouri Sunshine Open Meetings and Open Records laws. The legislation to make this deal was done in secret executive session and it was never announced or recorded in minutes as required by law. See the property in question, read the money involved, the people who voted for it and see Elliott Davis in action. We had to add this story at the end of this week's newsletter because it had already been edited and composed. But this is the top story. Pages 38 & 39

THE CITY CAR SALES TAX ON THE APRIL BALLOT WILL EFFECT YOU IF YOU ARE BUYING A $5,000 USED CAR FROM A FRIEND OR BUYING A NEW TESLA FOR YOURSELF:
Read this and how the recent city wide newsletter misstated the ballot proposal. Plus what is the mayor hiding? Is it a conflict of interest? Pages 1 & 2


SOME EDITIONS OF CITY NEWSLETTER MISSING CANDIDATES' STATEMENTS
: Page 3


TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING HAS NO ETHICAL COMPASS:
Don't believe this advertising mailer is a "magazine" or it contains "articles." Read why. Pages 3-5


COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR: Just like at annual subdivision meetings, Dalton did a lot of talking. By the time the state elected reps and senator got a chance the meeting was half over. Rep. Plocher claimed foul on press coverage of the revenue produced by him as municipal judge in Pine lawn. Our state senator was at least honest why there would not be much of a move to reform municipal courts. Many city hall employees had to cancel "Casual Friday!" Plus see out favorite photos of the week. Pages 5-10

NEW BUSINESSES COMING TO THE AREA OF CLAYTON AND WOODS MILL: Read which ones and what corner they will be on. Pages 10 & 11

DESPITE DEFICIT BUDGET, BOARD OF ALDERMEN ARE ABOUT TO APPROVE SPENDING $17,700 FOR AN UNBUDGETED SURVEY:
Pages 11 & 12


ORIGINAL MEMBER OF ARCHITECTURE REVIEW BOARD DIES
: Read who.
Page 12

THORNHILL SUBDIVISION RESIDENTS HAVE WORDS WITH THEIR TRUSTEES AT CITY MEETING OVER PLANNED NEW HOME:
Five days later builder's crew shuts off water on a Friday evening for 5 hours when they rupture a water main. Read about the meeting and see photos of "Old Faithful." Pages 12-14


MIND OVER PIZZA: Town and Country's Official Kook Mariette Palmer repeated herself for about the 15th time at a recent Aldermanic meeting and then came up with an unusual idea? Pages 14 & 15

CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL STAMPS OUT THE FIRST AMENDMENT ON ELECTION DAY
: A high ranking city official seized campaign signs of a city council candidate on the Presidential Primary Election Day, claiming the Interim City Attorney said they were not allowed. There was a person with the signs handing out material to voters leaving the polls for the April 5 election. Turns out the only thing in violation of anything was the City violating a candidate's first amendment rights! Under the theory of the Interim City Attorney Harry O'Rourke a car with a campaign bumper sticker parked on the City Hall lot should get towed. Pages 17-19


FAT OR JUST A GUY WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL
: Councilwoman's husband should stick to the fat facts. Page 20


WHEN DID THE INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY LIE?
Did he lie in October three times in writing to three different people or is he lying now claiming a letter from July is a contract? Pages 21-25

DEREK GRIER IS NOT GOOD AT BREAKING NEWS: The former boy councilman, who works for developers and now a long shot state rep candidate announced at a recent city council meeting he had breaking news. Turns out it he didn't. Pages 25-27

ST. LOUIS BREAD CO/PANERA GETS APPROVAL FROM PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE FOR A DRIVE THRU:
The Panera location will move in the four Seasons Shopping Center from near Dierbergs to the Mongolian BBQ building. See the plans. Pages 27 & 28

44-YEAR-OLD BALLWIN WOMAN CHARGED WITH SUPPLYING BOOZE TO MINORS AT HOTEL PARTY WHERE 19-YEAR-OLD WAS ARRESTED FOR CHOKING GIRLS: Read how, who, where and when. See the suspects and read their criminal records. Pages 28-30

SEX PERVERT AND FORMER SHOE SALESMAN AT SAK'S FIFTH AVENUE FINALLY CHARGED FOR PHOTOS FOUND ON HIS CELL PHONE: We reported last year about his arrest and later conviction to ordinance sex charges in Chesterfield. Now a felony charge has been issued in Frontenac. Pages 30-32

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what crimes and calls the Chesterfield Police handled last week. Pages 32-34

REAL ESTATE
: We take a quick look at a $4.85-million house on the market this week. Pages 34 & 35

WHO KNEW BILL CLINTON HAD A ST. LOUIS OFFICE? According to letter received at our house, former President Bill Clinton has a St. Louis Office. However, according to maps that office is actually an empty lot. Page 35

ART
: Instead of music this week we take a look at two very different art displays on view in Town and Country. Pages 36 & 37


CARTOONS
: Pages 40-43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 220 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 165 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 219 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 164


March 15, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ACTIVITY FOR FEBRUARY: Pages 1 & 2


HIT & RUN DRIVER TAKES DOWN IRON FENCE AND TELLS COPS HE DIDN'T THINK HE DID ANY DAMAGE: See the damage and read part of the police report. Pages 2 & 3

THE BIG TOWN AND COUNTRY LIE: First it is on the city's website and then the next day the mayor is lying in a crowded room. The lack of candor from the city and mayor is reason enough to vote against the Prop V Sales Tax on the April ballot. Pages 4-6

REAL ESTATE: Changes at the late broadcaster Anne Keefe's home. Pages 6 & 7

VERY INTERESTING ORIGINAL HOME ABOUT TO BE BULLDOZED: Read where and see the house while it is still standing: Pages 7-9


FALL PARADE MOVING TO THE SUMMER: Parade officials apparently want to try and watch marchers drop in hot summer heat and see parade watchers get sunburned at a parade that starts at 3 PM on a summer day. I was told that June is more Patriotic than October! Page 9

REAL ESTATE II:
The Sign on Mason Road Finally Changes: Pages 9-11
Commercial Construction Gives Homeowners Off Topping Road a New View: Pages 11 & 12

THE TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER REPORT: February accidents are back up despite 210 killed by sharpshooters in January. Pages 12 & 13


AN UPDATE ON SEX CRIMES AT THE PRINCIPIA SCHOOL: Read what the latest is in the courts on civil suit and criminal charges of the former Prinicipia employee charged with and statutory rape. Also read about the students charged with assault and those charged with sodomy in the Football Camp Hazing case. Pages 13-16
 

FOLLOW THE MONEY IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD RACES: See who has been receiving contributions and which candidates have reported no money donated or even filed a campaign report with the Ethics Commission. Also read which candidate's latest report breaks two Ethics Laws. Pages 16-21

FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND SEX TEXTER TO TEENAGE INTERNS, WITH A PATTERN OF ANNUAL AFFAIRS HAS A NEW OCCUPATION: No it is not another lawyer job for John Deihl. Like who is going to hire a guy forced out of office in a sex scandal with a teenager? Read what he is doing. Page 21

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN ARREST FOR DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVING AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT AT LOCAL GRADE SCHOOL: Read who and what elementary school. Page 22

MEET THE CANDIDATES AT A LOCAL SUPERMARKET GETS INTERESTING WHEN CONNIE FULTS GOES WHACKO: Read how the money went at Schnucks. Pages 22-24

WHERE'S BRIDGET? Pages 25 & 26

HOCKEY NIGHT GETS POLITICAL: Pages 26 & 27

CHECKING OUT HOW THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR HAD NEW WAY FOR COUNCILPERSONS TO VOTE OUT OF THE PUBLIC VIEW: Pages 27 & 28

CHESTERFIELD MAN GETS FIVE YEARS PROBATION FOR BURGLARY AND STEALING OF NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE: Read who got sentence and who was a victim and see where the crime happened. Pages 28- 30

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the crimes of the week. Pages 30-32

CHESTERFIELD AND DES PERES PROSECUTOR AND CREVE COEUR JUDGE IS PROVING WHY THE SUPREME COMMITTEE REPORT WAS CORRECT: Pages 32 & 33

SIGN OF THE TIMES: A photo from a spring training baseball game is telling us what the world is coming to. Pages 33 & 34

ANOTHER SALOON CLOSING MORE OPEN DATES FOR MUSICIANS: Pages 34 & 35

MEDIA WATCH: Where in the world is the TV reporter. Once again they don't know. Pages 35-37

CARTOONS: Pages 37-41


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 219 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 164 COMBINED EDITION
Drunks and Thieves Special Editions
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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 3, DECEMBER 31, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 2, DECEMBER 24, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING 2015, DECEMBER 2, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART THREE, JULY 1, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART TWO, JUNE 25, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART ONE, JUNE 18, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 2, DECEMBER 29, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 2, JUNE 16, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 1, JUNE 9, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 2, DECEMBER 31, 2013
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 1, DECEMBER 24, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 
Other Downloads
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Connie Fults Refuses to Obey Missouri Ethics Laws, March 2, 2016
Connie Fults Ethics Complaint, March 1, 2016
Don Gosen Sex Scandal, February 18, 2016
White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, February 12, 2016
White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 12, 2016
Missouri Ethics Commission action against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County, February 8, 2016
Westminster Lawsuit, Respondent's Answer, December 14, 2015
Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause, October 19, 2015
Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015
Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Ronald Lee Roberts sentencing recommendation, fraud case, filed January 15, 2015
Shannon Woolsey lawsuit, sexual harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 
Gangs Of Town and Country

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated 3-20-16.
 
Our Favorite Police Reports
Listed alphabetically by last name
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

Domestic Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Police Officer, 1-25-12

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Bar Fight, Threatening Police Officers and their Families, Felony Possession of Drugs, 3-30-14

DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol in Car, 5-18-13

This download has the following three police reports in one download:

  • Stealing Under $500, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 1-11-12
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Providing False Information, 2-13-12
  • Destruction of Property, Stealing Under $500, 3-29-12
Katie Huggard

DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

Rice "Sandy" Jacobs

Volunteer Treasurer stole at least $135,868 from various band and choir accounts at Parkway central High School.

David Karney

Alderman David Karney sends threatening emails to Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith under the fictitious name Jeff Storehouse, 2010

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

 
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Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


Winfield's Gathering Place
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Brick Top's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
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Riverbend, 12-1-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Harpo's, 9-26-14



Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13