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SPECIAL EDITION: DRUNKS & THIEVES
SUMMER 2015 PART THREE OF THREE PARTS

July 1, 2015 -- This is part three of three parts featuring arrests and court cases from west county. It's another dose of justice, Snoburbia style.

MAN FOUR TIMES LEGAL LIMIT DRIVING OVER PARKING BARRIERS AT WENDY'S GETS THE ENGELMEYER AND BRUNK TREATMENT: Despite being drunk at 7 o'clock two weeks before Christmas a man gets one charge dropped to "Illegal Parking" and no points for the DWI. His BAC level was .34% Pages 1-3

ELLISVILLE WOMAN AND EX-CON ARRESTED FOR DWI AT 2 PM AND FOR STEALING BEER AT 11 PM: Prior to pleading guilty she picked up two felony drug charges, the Ellisville Judge Anderson ignores the woman she injured in the the DWI accident and lets her off on a "Illegal Parking" conviction and with no points on her drivers' license. Pages 4-7

MAN DOING 96 MPH ON I-64 AT 7:34 IN MORNING GETS NO FINE AND NO POINTS: Pages 7 & 8

READ HOW NOT TO THROW A BEER AND MARIJUANA PARTY AT A LOCAL HOTEL. ALSO CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE DISCRIMINATE AGAINST LONE BLACK DEFENDANT WITHOUT A PRIOR RECORD OR A LAWYER: Pages 8-14

SHOPLIFTING CALL SENDING OFFICER TO HOSPITAL! A career shoplifter resisted arrest with a Chesterfield officer having to get treatment. The shoplifter got a reduced plea deal. Pages 14 & 15

MEMBER OF BRIDAL PARTY IS DRUNK WITH MARIJUANA IN PURSE WHEN SHE SPEEDS PAST MARKED POLICE CAR: Marijuana and booze may make you seem extra special, but they usually make you extra-stupid. That was the case with Emily Mady. The Town and Country Prosecutor dropped the lane weaving and speeding charges to "Illegal Parking." Our very drunk and drugged driver leaves court with no points on her license thanks to T&C Prosecutor Brian Malone. Pages 15-17

FOUR TIME DWI SUSPECT FOUND PASSED OUT IN CAR ON TOWN AND COUNTRY SIDE STREET AT 4:00 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON: The drunk was represented by former T&C prosecutor and current Ladue Judge. Pages 17-19

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTIONS: Pages 19-22

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SPECIAL EDITION: DRUNKS & THIEVES
SUMMER 2015 PART TWO OF THREE PARTS

June 25, 2015 -- This is part two of three parts featuring court cases in west county and the wheeling and dealing that results in outcomes that will leave you shaking your head.

SECOND DWI ARREST AND HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL DOESN'T SEEM TO BE NOTICED BY PROSECUTOR OR JUDGE. Okay, she was convicted of DWI before, now she was driving on the wrong side of Clayton Road and was very drunk. None of this seemed to impress Town and Country prosecutor Brian Malone. Pages 1-3

IF YOU ARE A LEAD GUITAR PLAYER WITH THE ROCK BAND DROOL, SOME BEERS AND MARIJUANA ALL COME WITH THE JOB. Of course then there is the prescription medicine too. If you have all these going on, maybe you should not be driving at 102 MPH. Pages 3 & 4

PRIOR DWI DRIVER ARRESTED, TESTED AT .18% AND IS GIVEN A "NO-RECORD" PROBATION AND HAS ALL OTHER CHARGES DISMISSED. SHE LEAVES COURTHOUSE WITH NO POINTS ON HER DRIVING RECORD. The arresting officer spelled out that the defendant Carly Gorka had a prior DWI two years earlier. The Town and Country prosecutor either did not read the report or didn't give a shit. Pages 4-6

TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE ALLOW DRUNK DRIVER TO HAVE MOVING VIOLATION REDUCED TO ILLEGAL PARKING. SHE IS GIVEN A "NO RECORD" PROBATION. Weaving while drunk on I-64 and I-270 is apparently okay with the Town and Country prosecutor and judge. Pages 6 & 7

DRUNK DRIVER THREE TIMES THE LIMIT CRASHES INTO A PARKED CAR, LEAVES THE SCENE AND THEN LEAVES COURT WITH NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE. He began drinking at 7 am. By 3 o'clock he was drunk and driving a large SUV, when he hit a car parked off the road in a condo development. He then drove on a flat tire to his mother's condo where he hid the SUV in her garage. A witness pointed this out to police. The drunk's BAC was .246%. He was given "No Record" probation terms for both the DWI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident, thanks to Chesterfield prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and Judge Rick Brunk. He left municipal court with no points on his license. Pages 7-9

WALMART SHOPLIFTER FROM CHESTERFIELD TURNS FROM A THIEF TO A LITTERER. Pages 9 & 10

MACY'S CLERK LIKED TO RETURN THINGS TO THE STORE. ONLY PROBLEM WAS THEY WERE NEVER PURCHASED. Pages 10 & 11

DRUNK BOYFRIEND BEING ESCORTED OUT OF GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE, ATTACKS POLICE. Apparently he was offended when a cop offered to give him a ride to nearby hotel. Chesterfield prosecutor decides that assaulting police officers is about the same as littering, so the charge is reduced to Littering. Read about the defendant's background that was also ignored. Pages 11 & 12

OPENING THE DOOR TO THROW UP WHILE DRIVING LANDED MAN HIS THIRD DWI ARREST. We can't make this stuff up. Pages 12-14

37-YEAR-OLD WITH TWO PRIOR DWIs, GETS THIRD ONLY TO HAVE IT REDUCED FROM A FELONY TO A MISDEMEANOR. Pages 14-16

AFTER HITTING EIGHT MISSOURI BUSINESSES AND ONE IN ILLINOIS IN SIX HOURS, EAST ST. LOUIS WOMAN GETS PROBATION FOR ROBBERY BY BAD CHECKS. Pages 16-18

DRUNK DRIVER THREE TIMES OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT HAS TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR DROP THE DWI CHARGE. Pages 18 & 19

Next week more sad tales about how lawyers paid to protect us are mostly protecting defense attorney's revenue flow.

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SPECIAL EDITION: DRUNKS & THIEVES
SUMMER 2015 PART ONE OF THREE PARTS

June 18, 2015 -- This is Part One of our three-part series where we randomly choose municipal court cases in Town and Country, Chesterfield and even one from Ellisville to review. Our findings continue to show there is a tremendous inequality of justice. Prosecutors and judges who are also defense attorneys don't care about identifying people who are dangers to the public. But they are happy to allow people who hired lawyers to leave courtrooms with no points on their licenses but having paid stiff fines for minor offenses like "Illegal Parking" that they never committed. In other nearby courts they will expect the prosecutors and judges to give them the same deals.

Here are the cases in Part 1 of the June 2015 Drunks and Thieves series.

THE PROBLEM: We spell out the big problem with West County Municipal Courts and what can be done to fix them. Pages 1 & 2

UNLICENSED DRUNK DRIVER HAS ACCIDENT THEN HAS CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE DROP THE DWI: We start with a case that clearly illustrates the problem. A foreign national driving drunk with no drivers license, has an accident and is stopped driving on a church parking lot. Apparently no harm, no foul! Welcome to Chesterfield Justice. Pages 2 & 3

PARTIER WAS SO DRUNK HE WAS DRIVEN HOME, BUT DECIDED TO DRIVE BACK TO THE PARTY. A block later he crashed into a tree. When the police arrived he gave them the finger and then passed out. He left Chesterfield Court with no points on his license despite a BAC level of .21%. Read the details. Pages 4-6

THEFT OF A CHARITY DONATION JAR RESULTS IN A PLEA OF GUILTY TO LITTERING FOR A JENNINGS WOMAN: Read how she was driving the car and allowed her son to be used as a distraction as her boyfriend stole a jar full of money for a charity. Pages 6-9

MAN WITH PRIOR DWI HAS TROUBLE WITH HIS "J", "I", "D" and "H." He can't say the alphabet but is the exception to the rule. He has the DWI reduced but actually leaves court with an alcohol related conviction. Pages 9 &10

107 MPH ON I-64 DURING AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR WHILE DRUNK RESULTS IN ONE DISMISSED CHARGE AND SECRET PROBATION ON ANOTHER. She said she was late for her 39th birthday party in Columbia, MO. The only problem is she was doing 107 MPH going eastbound during rush hour. With a prior DWI on her record she gets the "double secret probation" deal in Town and Country. Pages 10-12

FIFTH DWI CONVICTION FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT RESULTS IN NOT EVEN A WEEKEND IN JAIL: Gary Siegfried had four prior DWI arrests when he tried to convince a Town and Country officer he had quit drinking. The evidence said otherwise. At least Siegfried began giving himself field sobriety tests without the officer giving any instructions. He failed those and a breathalyzer. Pages 12-15

11 O'CLOCK ON A SUNDAY MORNING WITNESSES ARE RECORDING A DRUNK DRIVER AND TRYING TO PHONE POLICE TO STOP HIM BEFORE THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT. They were unsuccessful. After the police arrived made an arrest and as the clock hit noon the driver's BAC level was. .30%. Read the story and the Chesterfield Deal he got. Pages 15-18

CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE GET TOUGH ON WOMAN WITH NO MONEY AND WE ALL PAY THE CONSEQUENCES: This is an amazing story, but you will need to be wide eyed with a cup of coffee to follow it. This is a case where a woman who could not pay her four day hotel bill is fined more than the bill she could not pay. Things go downhill from there for the taxpayers. Pages 18-24

PART TWO OF THIS SERIES WILL BE POSTED IN ABOUT ONE WEEK.

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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 182 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 127

June 1, 2015 -- 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:

CHESTERFIELD MAN GETS TWO DAYS IN JAIL FOR SPEEDING 125 MPH IN TOWN AND COUNTRY! It's not like Robert Stewart just wasn't paying attention to his speedometer. He is a go fast guy. He is also a crybaby. He did not take the 2-day jail sentence like a man, but cried about it on Facebook. Pages 1-4

13 VEHICLES RIFLED IN TOWN AND COUNTRY BETWEEN MASON ROAD AND TOPPING ROAD. See where! Pages 4 & 5

TIME TO CHANGE THE SIGN: See what sign and why. Pages 5 & 6

TOWN AND COUNTRY'S DEFICIT GROWS: See what now! Pages 6 & 7

NEW LANE ADDED AT CLAYTON ROAD AND MASON: You no longer have to break the law to make a right turn in heavy traffic. Pages 7 & 8

READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? The MBU football field doesn't look like it is going to be a practice field. See the latest photos. Pages 8 & 9

BEAUTIFICATION GRANT FOR MILLIONAIRES WHO DON'T WANT YOU USING A PUBLIC STREET ARE DELAYED AGAIN. Mayor Dalton added these grants at the last minute after the Finance Commission had already given a vote of approval to a budget without them. Things are getting testy with this current application Pages 9-14

TIM HORTON'S BRINGS OUT RESIDENTS UPSET ABOUT TRAFFIC AND OTHER STUFF AND NOT IN A HURRY FOR CANADIAN DONUTS. MEANWHILE FRED MEYLAND-SMITH FORGETS ABOUT MOMS WITH KIDS IN THE CAR AND OF HANDICAPPED PEOPLE: Pages 14-20

DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES CAR WITH 2-MONTH IN BACKSEAT. HE IS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY A WEEK LATER. Chesterfield Police apparently have two different standards for releasing info to media. Former Ballwin resident commits burglary in Clarkson Valley, two days later is drunk at 5 pm and crash his car with infant in backseat and then fights cops. 5 day later he is arrested for the burglary. Pages 21-27

CITY TO COME UP WITH $305,000 FOR MORE ATHLETIC FIELD LIGHTS, BUT WILL BE PARTIALLY REPAID BY THREE GROUPS: Is this a good deal or a bribe to get the best field times at the lowest cost? Pages 27-30

CITY'S PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT RECEIVE NORTH AMERICAN HONOR: Pages 30 & 31

THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CONTINUES Pages 31 & 32

IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN TO SING A WORRIED SONG: And Speaker of the Missouri House John Diehl was worried in late April after being notified by the KC Star that they had his sex tweets to a teenage intern. See how Diehl took $400 in tickets and $160 in free meals to rest his worried mind. Pages 32 & 33

SEE WHAT FAMOUS ST. LOUISIAN'S HOUSE JUST SOLD: pages 33 & 34

MUSIC AND THE MEDIA: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's readers might be loyal and old but the editorial staff doesn't really care about them. The Washington Post writes an obit that includes a musician, songwriter and playwright's connection to St. Louis, but the Post-Dispatch doesn't. Pages 34 & 35

Other Music: Pages 35 & 36

CARTOONS: Pages 37-40

THESE STORIESD AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 182 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 127 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 181 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 126

June 5, 2015 -- 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:

PLANS FOR ASSISTED LIVING/NURSING HOME FILED WITH CITY: See what the plans are form the group originally represented by Town and Country Mayor Jon Dalton. Pages 1 & 2

NEW HOMES FOR OAK SPRINGS: We look at the original ranch homes and the proposed replacement houses. Pages 2-4

A HIDDEN MESSAGE: Page 4

NEW VERSUS OLD: The new alderwoman wins one in the battle of new against old. Pages 4-7

ANN WAGNER PICKS STOCKBROKERS OVER REGULAR PEOPLE: After having my best interests put well behind that of my stockbroker, I could not disagree more with Ann Wagner's recent position. Pages 7 & 8

TOWN SQUARE TASK FORCE MAKES MORE DECISIONS. HOW TO FINANCE IS STILL NOT ONE OF THEM. Pages 8 & 9

THE STING TWO! CHESTERFIELD TAKES A BATH. Last year the private group, Chesterfield Arts wanted to sell to the city two Chinese Horses, that most thought had been given to the city years earlier, for only $250,000. Otherwise they would declare bankruptcy. The city council had the good sense not to bite. Chesterfield Arts sold them to someone else. Now in 2015 Chesterfield Arts is back and the City Council has voted to take a bath with the purchase of art work, some of it that was given to the city 20 years ago. Read the figures and see if it makes sense to you. Pages 10-14

HUGE CROWD SHOWS FOR A QUICK VOICE VOTE: The council chamber was SRO with people from the River Bend subdivision who all wanted River Valley Road closed at the Maryland Heights city limits. When a simple voice vote instructing staff to prepare costs for closing the road passed the place erupted in cheers. Page 15

MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT NEWS:

Rick Gans sworn in: Pages 16 & 17

Election Costs Almost Double: Page 18

Fire Board Vote to Raise Non-Resident ambulance rides and treatment: Page 18 & 19

ONE RIOT, ONE TEXAS RANGER! ONE MONARCH BOARD MEETING TWO COUNTY COPS OR ONE CHESTERFIELD COP: Page 20

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Katie's Pizza and Pasta In Rock Hill is our first review in sometime. IF YOU GO HAVE AN ESCAPE PLAN. Pages 21-25

OBSERVATION: Making references nobody gets anymore! Page 26

MUSIC:

The Anita Escape with a Fun Landing: Here is an unusual story that happened on a Saturday afternoon. Pages 27-30

INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ST. LOUIS PIANIST DIES: Pages 30 & 31

Out and about: Pages 31-33

CARTOONS: Pages 33-36

THESE STORIESD AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 181 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 126 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 180 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 125

May 31, 2015 -- 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 HOMEOWNER FINDS HOUSE BROKEN INTO, SON IS LATER ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND THEFT: Pages 1 & 2

WHAT A GOOD NEIGHBOR TOWN AND COUNTRY MAYOR JON DALTON IS TO OTHER NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Read how Mayor Jon Dalton hasn't exactly been a goodwill ambassador in nearby communities. Also see how Dalton established a new Interstate Highway that no one knew existed. Pages 3-6

DEER ACCIDENTS STILL ON THE RISE: Pages 6 & 7

TIME TO HARVEST EX-CON DRUG DEALER'S GRASS AND WEEDS: Pages 7-9

FRED MEYLAND-SMITH IS TRYING HIS BEST TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN'T GET A LATE NIGHT CUP OF COFFEE AND A CANADIAN DONUT. Fred really doesn't want you spending your money at Tim Horton's. Pages 10-13

CITY NEEDS TO ENFORCE CBC FOOTBALL LIGHTS AGREEMENT: Read why and how. Pages 13 & 14

SECRET RETREAT? Page 14

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS SHOW UP IN LARGE NUMBERS WANTING ROAD CLOSED: A large number of residents from the River Bend subdivision did not like the Laissez-Faire attitude by the Chesterfield Public Works Department concerning closing River Valley Road before a development happens in neighboring Maryland Heights, dramatically increases traffic in their subdivision. Read what the committee made up of four councilpersons did. Pages 15-17

NANCY VERSUS PANERA BREAD: Pages 17-19

SWEET GUM TREES BACK TO BEING A NUISANCE AND NOT A DANGER: Pages 19 & 20

REAL ESTATE: We look at several properties that are and were listed over $3,000,000. Pages 20-24

A MISSOURI PROSECUTING ATTORNEY LOOKS AT MUNI JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS AND THINKS THE SUPREME COURT NEEDS TO CLEAN UP THE MESS. Pages 24-26

DID JOHN DIEHL SIMPLY FULFILL A CAMPAIGN PROMISE WITH HOT TWEETS? Page 27

SEE HOW WELL YOU KNOW 1960'S TV STARS: You have to go the link below to the end segment of a snappy John Wayne patriotic TV special. The segment has 28 different people singing God Bless America. See how many you can name.

The answer is on page 28.

CARTOONS: Pages 29-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 180 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 125 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 179 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 124

May 24, 2015 -- 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:

THE OFFICIAL PERVERT OF THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION STILL HAS A PILE OF MONEY: John Diehl has a stack of cash in the form of campaign contributions. We make a suggestion of what he can do with that money. Pages 1 & 2

A NEW TRANSLATION ACCORDING TO WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: "Then God said, 'Let there be light for Friday night football games." We Attended the Planning and Zoning Meeting where Westminster has proposed putting lights up on their football field next to several subdivisions. The vote was unanimous! Pages 2-11

THOU SHALL NOT STEAL! UNLESS OF COURSE WE DISAGREE WITH YOUR SIGN. Pages 12 & 13

TOYOTA VERSUS TOYOTA BOTH WITH YELLOW LIGHTS! See which one won. Pages 13 & 14

PASS A TAX INCREASE AND START WASTING MONEY! See what one of the first things Town and Country's largest contractor (WCEMS&FPD) did after passing a huge tax increase. Pages 14 & 15

THE TOWN SQUARE TASK FORCE AND SUB COMMITTEE FORGET TO DISCUSS ONE IMPORTANT THING: Everyone wants improvements and park like settings for the Wirth Property on Clayton Road. They discuss this for 90 minutes every time they meet. But they have refused to discuss one important thing: How are you going to fund it? Pages 15-17

EDUCATING AMY: Amy learns what squares with fountains in Italy are called. After a year on the police commission she is also learning some of the services the police department offers. There is more is a segment called, Educating Amy. Pages 17-19

BEGGING FOR MONEY IS NOW THE TOP PRIORITY OF THE ART COMMISSION: Pages 20-22

SIGNS: Pages 22-24

HERE TODAY BUT NOT FOR LONG: Pages 24 & 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ACTIVITY FOR APRIL: Pages 26 & 27

PLANNED GATED COMMUNITY HOME PRICES TO START AT $1.5 MILLION: Pages 27 & 28

THE ONGOING CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS IN CHESTERFIELD: Pages 28 & 29

MEDIA WATCH: P-D HEADLINE WRITERS TURN GOOD SIZE TOWN INTO TINY TOWN. P-D REPORTER AND EDITORS GO WITH JUST ONE SIDE OF THE STORY: Pages 29 & 30

A BASEBALL STORY! SOMETIMES THE FINAL SCORE DOESN'T TELL THE WHOLE STORY: Pages 31 & 32

MUSIC: We checked things out on Lindell and N. Kirkwood Road. Pages 32-34

CARTOONS: 35-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 179 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 124 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 178 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 123

May 17, 2015 -- 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:

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IS ALSO SEXTER OF THE HOUSE. "GOD I WANT YOU RIGHT NOW!" WAS ONE OF MANY TEXT MESSAGES JOHN DIEHL SENT TO A 19-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE FRESHMAN EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT AS A LEGISLATIVE INTERN: Read the details starting with Diehl's past history. Pages 1-7

APRIL POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: Town and Country Police report traffic crashes were up in April and IRS Tax Return Frauds were way up. Page 7

22-YEAR-OLD TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN GETS THIRD DWI ARREST: It was his first DWI in Town and Country. The third time with DWIs is not a charm, but it is a felony. Pages 8-9

DESPITE SEVEN FIGURE DEFICIT, BOARD OF ALDERMEN IS READY TO GIVE $5,000 TO A SUBDIVISION OF RICH PEOPLE FOR PLANTS, TREES AND NEW SIGNS: When you enter the Town and Country Estates subdivision on a city owned and maintained street you are given the finger by all the homeowners. There is a sign proclaiming, "Residents Only." City residents pay to maintain these streets and are about to give them $5,000 but they don't want you driving on these two city streets. Pages 9-13

MAYOR DALTON DENIES DOING ANYTHING UNETHICAL. THERE ARE JUST SOME HOLES IN HIS STORY: It looks like Mayor John Dalton who has represented an assisted living facility developer for several years got caught by a St. Louis Business Journal reporter filing paperwork with the State for a Town and Country development. Now he is claiming he would never have a conflict of interest. He apparently had amnesia when he filed the paper work with the State of Missouri on May 1 and forgot he has been the mayor of Town and Country since 2005. See if your bullshit detector doesn't go off after reading what happened and seeing the documents. Pages 13-17

WOMAN WHO DAMAGED CAR BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T LIKE THE WAY IT WAS PARKED AT THE JCC PLEADS GUILTY: Read the nice note that was left for the car's owner before the windows were all damaged. Pages 17-19

RESIDENT'S REMARKS DIRECTED AT COUNCILWOMAN FULTS' TIRADE: Pages 19-21

ROCK, SCISSORS, PAPER IS AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTION ON PICKING COMMITTEE CHAIRS: But read what will happened instead. Page 21

WHERE HAVE ALL THE TREES GONE? Page 21

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE! DESPITE A NEW COUNTY EXECUTIVE CHESTERFIELD PARKWAY IS STILL DANGEROUS TO DRIVE ON: Pages 23-24

A MOVE FROM BEING NUISANCE TO DANGEROUS COULD COST THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD A LOT OF MONEY: Pages 24-26

TOP LOCAL SPELLING BEE CHAMP GETS SOME PRESSURE BEFORE THE NATIONALS: Pages 25 & 26

CITY COUNCIL VOTES FOR A GHOST ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: Pages 27-28

MEDIA WATCH: Post-Dispatch has a new reader game, Find Bill McClellan's column. Pages 27 & 28

TOWN AND STYLE'S NEW TRIVIA GAME HAS EVERYTHING BUT THE CORRECT FACTS: Page 28

NEW COFFEE TABLE BOOK IS NOT UP TO DATE ON ST. ROSE PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE: We ask the question if you should go to confession after you sue a Saint of the Catholic Church. We then take it one step further and try to imagine what that confession would be like. Pages 30-31

FIRE PREVENTION DES PERES STYLE: A photo tells the story. Page 32

WE PICK OUR FAVORITES FROM THE POST-DISPATCH'S SCHOLAR ATHLETE LIST: Pages 32-35

WELL KNOWN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY RESTAURANT CLOSES: Page 35

MUSIC: It is another plug to get you off your butt and come out for Rat Pack Monday. Pages 35-36

CARTOONS: Pages 36-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 178 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 123 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 177 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 122

May 10, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the subjects in this edition:

MORE BIG ETHICS CONFLICTS FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY MAYOR DALTON ON SEVERAL FRONTS: Pages 1-4

FAKED ARMED ROBBERY COSTS CHESTERFIELD HUNDREDS OF HOURS AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO INVESTIGATIVE. DEFENDANTS DON'T HAVE TO PAY A DIME BACK TO THE CITY. We break down the Chesterfield Police investigation of a reported late morning armed robbery of a popular gas station/car wash and store. Pages 15-22

DEATHS OF TWO FORMER TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE OFFICERS CAUGHT US BY SURPRISE. Pages 5-7

HIGHLY SKILLED CITY HALL WORKERS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE HUMAN PROJECTILES ON TRASH PICKUP DETAIL. Driving city hall workers unsecured in the bed of a city pickup truck along with bags of trash is apparently okay. Pages 7 & 8

44-FOOT SIGN FOR MANCHESTER MEADOWS IS QUESTIONED: Pages 8-11

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO SAY: Pages 11 & 12

STEVE STENGER IS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHARLEY DOOLEY: We look at Stenger's recent County municipal judge appointment of a person who gave his campaign $21,000 including $13,500 in the last six months of the 2014 campaign. Then we look at the huge amount of cash Stenger has accepted firefighter union groups and when and how that payback will occur. Pages 12-15

MONARCH FIRE BOARD NOW 100% PRO-TAXPAYER: Three years ago Local 2665 of the Firefighter's Union could get anything they wanted from the Board of Directors of the fire district as there was a 2-to-1 pro-union majority. That has now shifted to 3-to-0 pro-taxpayer. Pages 22 & 23

LOWES SAYS IT HAS HAD ENOUGH OF DEALING WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AND WITHDRAWS REQUESTS FOR CHESTERFIELD STORE: Pages 23 & 24

IT IS FIELD OF DREAMS OR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT: Page 24

REAL ESTATE: We look at four homes. One is planned, another was started but stopped and two are existing homes. Pages 25-30

MUSIC: Rat Pack Monday is back for May. Page 30

CARTOONS: Pages 30-36

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 176 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 122 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 176 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 121

May 3, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the subjects in this edition:

DRUNK DRIVER TAKES OUT MAILBOXES AND FIRE HYDRANT IN EARLY EVENING ONE CAR ACCIDENT: It was just past 8:30 on a Thursday evening when a 24-year-old Town and Country man stopped driving on Mason Road and started driving at mailboxes and fire plugs. See who and read part of the police report. Pages 1-3

TOWN AND COUNTRY IN TALKS WITH MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TO TAKE OVER PART OF PRESERVATION PARK: For several years CBC High School has been violating the agreement they have with the City of Town and Country to maintain the tennis courts in Preservation Parks. The city is now looking for a new partner. Pages 3-5

PARKS DEPARTMENT PLANS TO UP-LIGHT OUTDOOR SCULPTURES THEY PAINTED BLACK. We ask, "What is the point of lighting something for viewing from the road at night after you painted it black?" Pages 5 & 6

AFTER 15 MONTHS CITY IS READY TO REPAIR DAMAGED PROPERTY: Page 7

PARKS DIRECTOR SAYS MAYOR DALTON WANTS TEXAS A&M SIZE BONFIRE AT FALL FESTIVAL. She needs to be sure to ask the mayor how he wants the staff to handle the corpses and burn victims. Pages 7 & 8

AN EVENING OF PEOPLE WHO SPEAK WITHOUT THINKING! WE ATTENDED THE WIRTH PROPERTY PUBLIC FORUM. Read what 40 people think should be done at the Wirth property. Plus there is more subtle hints at a new city hall being built across the street. Pages 8-12

CONWAY ROAD TRASH GETS PICKED UP WITHOUT A RESOLUTION: Page 12

SWEARING-IN NIGHT GOES MUCH SMOOTHER IN TOWN AND COUNTRY THAN IN CHESTERFIELD. Pages 13 & 14

CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL VOTE CORRECTION! Last week we wrote that only Nancy Greenwood voted to uphold the city's tree ordinance involving the new subdivision on Clayton Road at Schoettller Road. We were wrong there was a second councilman who thought the city code should not be violated. Page 14

CHESTERFIELD SWEARING IN CEREMONY: Things got so nasty at the regular Chesterfield City Council meeting on Wednesday April 22, we covered the good stuff, like personal attacks and name calling and had to put off the events around the swearing in. We make up for it this week and get to report on speeches that wouldn't end and statements that are based in not facts. Pages 15-17

PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS MEETING: See who showed up late. The newly elected member of the council apparently doesn't take these meetings that seriously. Catch up on snide remarks made, amount of new funding needed for a pedestrian bridge over Chesterfield Parkway and the immediate need for eight new HVAC units on the roof of city hall. Pages 17-20

UPDATE ON NEW PROJECTS: Check out the city staff's report on the progress of projects around town. Pages 20-25

WE WAVE THE RED FLAG: There is one new councilperson who needs to quit her day job or get ready to leave the dais in about 40-percent of the votes due to conflicts of interest. Pages 25 & 25

MUSIC: A 25-YEAR TRADITION APPEARS TO BE ENDING. One of our favorite bar/restaurant music entertainers may have Saturday afternoons available on her schedule. Pages 26 & 27

GETTING OLD IN A HURRY! The other day I was at a college baseball at Washington University. Someone I was talking to asked me which of the 20 year-olds playing was my grandson. On my way home I tried to forget about it and turned on the CD player in my car. Playing was a CD of songs arranged by Henry Mancini and sung by Lola Albright. If you don't remember Lola here is a video of her singing a song on the 50's TV show she co-starred on. Link with some photos on Page 28.

CARTOONS: Pages 29-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 176 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 121 COMBINED EDITION

 
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