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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 235 &
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July 25, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

STENGER AND ELECTION BOARD ARE PUSHING STENGER'S CONTRIBUTOR'S NEW PRODUCTS ON THE VOTERS FOR THE NOVEMBER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. WILL THIS SPELL DISASTER AND SOMEHOW HELP THE DEMOCRATS AND HILLARY? Pages 1 & 2


TOWN AND COUNTRY TARA'S OWNER HAD STOPPED WORK AND FAILED TO APPEAR AT THE LAST TWO HEARINGS: Read how the broke Clifford Frederick has stopped work on the old style mansion house on Clayton Road. Pages 2-5

REQUESTS TO PUT GOLF CARTS ON STREETS BACK ON POLICE COMMISSION AGENDA RESULTS WITH COMMISSION RECOMMENDING GOLF CARTS BE BANNED FROM ALL STREETS. Yep it backfired. Tim Welby is booking another loser. See the action and read what happened. Pages 5-8

NEW PHRASES COMING OUT OF GOVERNMENT: At a recent resident meeting with the two Ward Two alderwomen, Tiffany Frautschi used some phrases that staffers and other elected officials have been using recently. I have listed the ones that made me laugh. Page 9

POLICE CHIEF DOES A FLIP-FLOP AND WANTS THE SPEED LIMIT ON LADUE LOWERED. Pages 10 & 11


IT LOOKS TO US THAT FORMER ALDERDOPE TIM WELBY IS THINKING ABOUT RUNNING AGAIN. Pages 11 & 12

A LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME: Back in 2006 the command staff of the West County EMS and Fire Protection District was using "response times" as a reason why they should annex Town and Country. That failed to work. Recently we took a photo that shows the WCEMS&FPD staff really isn't that concerned about response times. Pages 12 & 13


TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: Another one bites the dust. Page 13

CHESTERFIELD PARKS COMMITTEE VOTES TO TABLE CITY FUNDS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO GREEN TRAILS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND: Read the details! Pages 14-16

I SAY, CRICKET ANYONE? WE CAN TAKE A BREAK FOR TEA AND SCONES IN THE AFTERNOON. Here are some numbers for the City creating a cricket pitch along with some more information after receiving requests for a cricket field. Pages 16 & 17

DOORACK PROPERTY! INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR SHUTS THE DOOR ON A DISCUSSION OF THIS GROSS BOONDOGGLE THAT FORMER CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND COUNCIL TRIED TO HIDE FROM PUBLIC: Page 17


MIKE GEISEL'S CONCERN OVER FINANCES WARRANTED AS CHESTERFIELD MALL IS SUED TO BE PLACED IN RECEIVERSHIP: Co-Interim City Administrator Mike Geisel's special Finance 101 Seminar for elected officials and staff was just in the nick of time. Pages 18 & 19

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police and criminals were up to do last week. Pages 19-22

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We look at the Campaign Finance Reports for local candidates that were due at the Missouri Ethics Commission by July 15. For a change we broke down the percentage of campaign donations that came from the candidate's home districts. It was not very much. Pages 22-27

DEREK GRIER JOINS BRUCE DEGROOT BEING BACKED BY A GROUP THAT ACCORDING TO RECORDS DOESN'T EXIST. Pages 27 & 28

AD CHECK: WE CHECK DEREK GRIER'S MAILERS AND FIND SOME INCONSISTENCIES WITH THE TRUTH. YOU MIGHT CALL THEM LIES: Pages 28 & 29

DOES RICKY HORTON REALLY NEED THE MONEY SO BADLY? We look at the moral issues with the former Cardinal pitcher and current broadcaster Ricky Horton's newest TV Ad client. Pages 29 & 30

REAL ESTATE MEDIA: The Post-Dispatch does it again. They upgraded a dump to a "Beautiful West County Home." Pages 30 & 31

BUSINESS UPDATE: Long time jeweler closes shop. Pages 31 & 32

MEDIA MYSTERY: Same story in the Post-Dispatch but by two different reporters. Who really wrote it? Nobody is saying. Pages 33 & 34

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The good old restaurant reviews will return in the newsletter for the next month. Our first of four reviews that included six different stops is the new edition of Joey B's that recently opened on Manchester Road. Pages 35-38


CARTOONS: You would think most of the political cartoons would have been about Trump. But no, the biggest selection featured his wife. Pages 38-42

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 235 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 180 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 234 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
179

July 18, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY JUNE POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: Read what the Town and Country Officers were doing in June and so far this year. Page 1

DEER-VEHICLE DEADLY ENCOUNTERS FOR JUNE 2016: Read how many and where the deer vs car events happened in June and for the YTD. Page 2

NATIONAL MEDIA IGNORED SHOOTING OF BALLWIN OFFICER AND LOCAL MEDIA DELAYED REPORTING HIS CONDITION: Page 3

READ WHAT NEW BUSINESSES ARE COMING TO TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 3 & 4

BUSINESSES THAT HAVE LEFT TOWN FOR CHESTERFIELD: Read who and where. Pages 4-6

INJURED CHESTERFIELD MOTORCYCLIST SUES TOWN AND COUNTRY FOR A 2011 CRASH DUE TO A DEFECT ON THE STATE OF MISSOURI HIGHWAY: Read what happened, where, what the man wants and why the city says he should receive nothing from Town and Country. Pages 6-9

DRUNK LAWYER DRAG RACING DRUNK RICH GUY KILL WIDOW GRANDMOTHER ON S. LINDBERGH IN FRONTENAC: Read some more of the details in the case of the drunk drag racers. Pages 9-11

THEY ARE BACK! GOLF CARTS AND THORNHILL ESTATES ARE BACK ON THE POLICE COMMISSION AGENDA ALONG WITH A DRAFT ORDINANCE: Page 12


STOLEN CAR ALERT: Two cars in two days and three in a month stolen from relatively crime free Town and Country. Read the details. Pages 12 & 13

CLARKSON VALLEY MAN WITH DEFUNCT CHESTERFIELD HOME REMODELING BUSINESS BUSINESS CONVICTED OF CHEATING UNIVERSITY CITY WOMAN: The theft conviction is just the tip of the iceberg. We went under the surface to find more and why the judge should have been tougher. Pages 13-16

AFTER NINE YEARS OF GOING AFTER DEVELOPER FOR NOT BUILDING A SUBDIVISION TO CODE, CHESTERFIELD GETS A GUILTY FINDING. THEN THE JUDGE STAYS THE $1,000 FINE: The city should check employees in the Planning Department who dealt with this developer for head injuries from hitting their heads against a wall. Read the details. Pages 16-18

WE CHECK THE VOTING RECORDS IN THE RACE TO REPLACE CHEATER AND LIAR DON GOSEN: One candidate in the race in the 101st district Republican primary has never voted in a primary election in the last 17 years. Another has voted in every election. Read who is who: Pages 18 & 19

DEGROOT CLAIMS TO BE ENDORSED BY A GROUP THAT DOESN'T EXIST: DeGroot claims to be endorsed by "Missourians for Life." That group has not existed since 2008. Get the details. Pages 19 & 20

POLICE BLOTTER PLUS CHESTERFIELD CRIMINAL MUG SHOT OF THE WEEK: See what the cops were up to last week and the "deer in the headlights" look from a theft suspect. Pages 20-24


FOR MONDAY'S SECRET EXECUTIVE SESSION WE BROKE THE CODE A LITTLE: For sometime the Council and the former city administrator have worked hard at either hiding things or making it difficult for the public to know what was going on. So when the secret Executive Session Meeting for Monday was posted that didn't really give the reason for going into Executive Session, I asked some questions. I was given an explanation, but the posting was never changed so the public didn't know. Read the details. Pages 24-26

SHUFFLE AT THE MONARCH FIRE BOARD: The elected officials made some changes. Page 26

MORE CHESTERFIELD BUSINESS NEWS: A preschool on Clayton Road closes and a jewelry stores tries to compete with blue plate specials. Pages 26 & 27

REAL ESTATE: MAJOR HOSPITAL IS SELLING HOUSES IT HAD ORIGINALLY BOUGHT FOR EXPANSION: See the location and the houses. Pages 28 & 29

RESTAURANT NEWS: Pages 29 & 30

MUSIC OBIT: A very talented local musician and jazz trio leader died last week. Pages 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 32-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 234 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 179 COMBINED EDITION


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 233 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
178

July 11, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE: The divorce file in St. Louis County Family Court between an Italian couple who lived in Town and Country has entered its third year. There are at least nine lawyers involved in the case here and in Europe. The money keeps flowing and the lawyer's clocks keep ticking. Read the details. Pages 1-6

NEEDING RENT MONEY THE YOUNG MAN WHO HELD UP A TOWN AND COUNTRY BANK AT CHRISTMAS TIME DOESN'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT RENT FOR THE NEXT FEW CHRISTMASES: Read how Cort Dalton robbed the U.S. bank branch in the Schnuck's supermarket and was arrested in less than 30 minutes before he could even buy a sandwich. Pages 6-9


BURGLAR WHO FOUGHT TOWN AND COUNTRY HOMEOWNER OVER HER PURSE IN A MORNING BURGLARY ARRESTED AND CHARGES: Read who it is and what he did. He is not a stranger to Town and Country Police. Pages 9-12

THE BRONZE HORSE AND DOG ARE FINISHED AND WILL HAVE A TEMPORARY HOME, NEAR THE DISCARD TV DISH ART WORK: Read how the City's Art Commission came up with $139,000 thanks to a single $75,000 donation, who gave the money. We also go back four years when the same people saved a fund raiser event. Pages 12-16

ALDERWOMAN LINDA RALLO GIVING UP THE CIGARETTE TAX INCREASE BATTLE: After six months as executive director getting huge donations from big tobacco, battles with the extreme right and gas station/convenience store owners plus an adverse court ruling, Linda Rallo is taking a breather. Pages 16 & 17


FLAG! DELAY OF GAME: Someone need to throw a penalty flag when mayor/Cigarette Lobbyist Jon Dalton drones on and on at public meetings We have a couple examples. Page 18

THE NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION MEETING: We look at what we thought was the best recommendation at the SRO meeting on proposed ordinance and zoning changes for new homes and contractors. We also point out the problem with the best proposal. Pages 18-21

THE WET SUBDIVISION PARADE AND THE JAR OF SKITTLES: Pages 21 & 22

LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN OPPOSITION TO CHESTERFIELD ASSISTED LIVING/NURSING HOME DEVELOPMENT ARE WARNED IT COULD BE WORSE: See who was there and what was said. Pages 23-29


COUNCILPERSON AND DEPARTMENT HEADS ARE WARNED THERE IS MONEY TROUBLES AHEAD IN CHESTERFIELD AND THEY NEED TO WATCH THEIR SPENDING: A three hour meeting held by Co-Interim City Administrator Mike Geisel and Finance Director Craig White was eye opening and Chesterfield apparently does not have an unlimited amount of money as some who are demanding city hockey arenas and cricket pitches think. Pages 29-36

THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD REMOVED FIRE HYDRANT FROM HIDING: Pages 36 & 37

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the cops had to deal with last week. Pages 38 & 39

RESTAURANT OPENING: A new eatery in a familiar location. Page 38

CARTOONS: Pages 41-45

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 233 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 178 COMBINED EDITION


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 232 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
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July 4, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:


OVERTURNED VEHICLE ACCIDENT RESULTS IN NO CITATION FOR RESIDENT AND THE WITNESS VANISHES FROM THE POLICE REPORT: We obtained the report of the accident we rolled up on just after it happened on Mason Road. The photo we took tells the story. But what was missing from the report was the fact there was a witness. As usual a Town and Country resident who put his Jeep on its side in a ditch did not receive a citation. Pages 1-4

SEVERAL FELONY CASES WITH TOWN AND COUNTRY CONNECTIONS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED IN RECENT MONTHS: Read who the defendants were and what the charges were. In one case of a Town and Country resident there are still three felony charges pending. Pages 4-6

POLICE COMMISSION CHAIR IS INFORMED THAT THE THORNHILL ESTATES TRUSTEES HAVE VOTED 6-0 TO SUPPORT GOLF CARTS ON THE STREETS. HOWEVER TRUSTEES REFUSED TO TELL RESIDENTS IN LATEST NEWSLETTER: Subdivision has goofy trustees who want to act like they live on a golf course, but without the golf course. The never ending issue and the people who won't take NO when they should. Pages 7-9

WARD ONE STILL SEEING FELONY THEFTS: Read the latest one off of Bopp Road. Pages 9 & 10

CITY SURVEY IS IN! THE ONE NEGATIVE IS 70% OF THE PEOPLE TAKING THE SURVEY WANT THE CITY TO SELL PRESERVATION PARK
: Page 10

STATE AUDITOR RATES OUR NEWEST STATE REP'S FORMER MUNICIPAL COURT AS POOR, WITH LOST COURT RECORDS AND CITIZENS BEING OVERCHARGED AND CHEATED: Read about the details of former Judge Dean Plocher's court in the City of Pine Lawn. Pages 11 & 12

EINSTEIN BROTHER'S BAGELS TO CLOSE TO BE REPLACED BY ITALIAN RESTAURANT: Page 12


TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE:
We look at three T&C houses for sale. One needs to be torn down, one is a mid-century modern gem, but might be a little overprice and one is very unique. Pages 13-15

WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY UPDATE
: It is not about the lawsuit WCA has against Town and Country but about the high school's basketball program. Page 15

WE WATCHED AS THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T GIVE ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE HANDED OUT: Read more and see the photo: Pages 16 & 17

MONARCH TO THE RESCUE: They fixed a serious problem in less than 5 minutes. Page 18

CRICKET ANYONE? TEA WILL BE SERVED NEXT TO THE PITCH: Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD PLANNING DEPARTMENT UPDATES: Read about new proposals and one already submitted. Pages 20 & 21

EMAIL SENT OUT BY RESIDENT OVER THE SCHOETTLER ROAD APARTMENTS HAS SOME FALSEHOODS BUT BRINGS OUT SOME OTHER NEW INFORMATION: An email sent out by a resident opposing the proposed apartments along Schoettler Road tries to falsely claim State Rep. Sue Allen sent out a second secret email supporting the proposed apartments after writing a letter withdrawing support. However, it did cause us to look for a link to the developer. We might have found one. Pages 22-24

POLICE BLOTTER: Read what crimes and incidents the Chesterfield Police responded to last week: Pages 25-27

RESTAURANT UPDATES: Read what two restaurants are closing and what new one will be opening. Pages 28-30

OVERHEARD AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
: Pages 30 & 31


WEST COUNTY REAL ESTATE
: We check out a $4.2 million new listing in Ladue. Pages 31 & 32

SOME INTERESTING BASEBALL PLAY BY PLAY: Vin Scully is one of the last of a dying breed. Baseball play by play broadcaster who are so popular they can say anything they want. Read how Vin recently worked in some South American politics during the first three pitches to a batter in a recent Dodger game. Pages 33 & 34

ART AT LONGVIEW: We looked at the recent art exhibit at Longview Farmhouse and came away that the art featured was stuff the artist could not sell. Pages 34-37

THIS JUST IN: We had this week's newsletter all edited and formatted when Mayor Bob Nation called on Friday afternoon to follow up on an interview we had done 10 days earlier concerning sales tax legislation. After vetoing a Senate bill that reduced the amount of money that goes into the St. Louis county sales Tax Pool, Governor Jay Nixon signed a similar House Bill. Pages 37-39

CARTOONS: Pages 39-43


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 232 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 177 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 231 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
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June 27, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY PARADE: See the photos and my commentary of the 2016 Town and Country Parade that was four minutes away from being rained out. Pages 32-41

WE GIVE PARKWAY SCHOOLS AN "F" FOR NOT FOLLOWING LOCAL GOVERNMENT RULES COSTING TAXPAYERS: It was a simple thing. They wanted to move a sign from one side of Mason Ridge School to the other side. But it got all screwed up. At one point school district was giving the wrong dates they wanted to add to their original request. Pages 1-3

MASON RIDGE PRINCIPAL RESIGNS: This happened last week. Read the school district's email to parents on the email list. Pages 3 & 4

RESIDENTS REFUSE TO OBEY NO LEFT TURN SIGNS. IT IS "ME FIRST AND SAFETY LAST" FOR SOME RICH PEOPLE.
The city has plans to stop them. Pages 4 & 5

WE DON'T NEED NO STINK'N BIDS EVEN IF THE LAW SAYS WE DO: The city is claiming that the engineering study for the Mason Road-Mason Village median for $7,500 doesn't need competitive bids despite the city ordinance requiring bids. Stock and Associates also got a $13,000 no bid contract in January to do work on the Town Square boondoggle. Apparently if you live in town and give the mayor campaign contributions you don't need to bid on contracts. Pages 5-7

THE TOWN AND COUNTRY BUDGET DEFICIT GROWS:
Pages 7 & 8

REAL ESTATE:
We looked at plans for a couple new houses. Pages 8-10

OBIT: We note the death of a former resident who helped push Town and Country into its current deer management program. Pages 10-12

CHESTERFIELD MONTHLY AND YTD POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIME REPORT:
Pages 12 & 13

CITY COUNCIL TURNS DOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S EMAIL WANTING $5,000 FOR A BIRTHDAY PRESENT. Do you remember in the old days when you decided if you were going to give a present and what it would be? Pages 13-16

COUNCIL VOTES TO GIVE RESIDENTS OF LADUE FARMS SOMETHING TO SHINE DOWN ON THEM ALL YEAR:
There councilpersons stuck up for the residents after St. Luke's refused to make a reasonable compromise. But four voted against the residents. Pages 16-18

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read all the calls that the Chesterfield Police handled last week. Pages 18-20

TWO SHOPLIFTINGS TURN INTO ROBBERIES! ONE GROUP OF SHOPLIFTERS TRIED TO PEPPER SPRAY A POLICE OFFICER: A 50-year old suspect from North St. Louis has been in and out of jail and prison for the last 28 years. She has used at least 42 alias names making it impossible to track her whole arrest record. The suspect confess and said she resisted arrest because she was a heroin addict and did not want to go to jail and get "dope sick." Read all the details on this case and one at Dierbergs on Olive. Pages 20-24

FOLLOW THE MONEY: Better late than never! We are finally reporting the last minute campaign contributions made in the Chesterfield City Council races. Also see what candidates running for State Rep got campaign contributions from Connie Fults after her defeat in April. Pages 24 & 25

FIREWORKS! How much should you pay? Page 25

MORE REZONING OPPOSITION:
Councilpersons are having to pick between developers or existing residents and voters on two projects with lots of opposition. Pages 25 -28

STATE REP WITHDRAWS HER SUPPORT FOR SCHOETTLER ROAD APARTMENTS: Why was Rep. Sue Allen so stupid as to stick her nose into this very local issue. We might have an answer. Pages 26-28

BAXTER ROAD AND WILD HORSE CREEK ROAD ASSISTED LIVING OPPONENTS PUT POSITION ON WEB SITE.
Page 28

MINI RESTAURANT REVIEW OF A MINI RESTAURANT: This one is in Clayton. Pages 28-31

MUSIC:
Last Monday every table was filled at the One-19-North. Page 31

CARTOONS:
Due to all the parade pics we only used three cartoons this week. We will try and do better next week. Pages 42 & 43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 231 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 176 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 230 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
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June 20, 2016 -- More tales from Snoburbia are on tap in John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter. Among the items in this week's edition:

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE: A St. Louis County jury heard enough over four days and deliberated just a few hours before convicting Maverick Holmsley on four counts of felony sodomy over incidents at a 2014 Principia School football camp for middle school aged students. Holmsley is the fourth former Principia student to plead guilty or be found guilty. That leaves only Joshua Brewer, now 19, who lives across the street from the Principia football field at 6 Rutherford Lane. Read for the first time how the assaults on the younger students were carried out. Pages 1-3

TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER VERSUS VEHICLE REPORT: Read the latest of car-deer incidents in May and so far in 2016. Page 4

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAY POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: Read what the police were up to in May and so far in 2016. Page 5


HOT TIME FOR A PARADE: Most July parades across the country kick off in the morning to avoid hot summer sun and high temps, but not in Town and Country or Creve Coeur. Rea d who won't be in this year's parade and who will be added. Pages 5-12

HERE WE GO AGAIN. THE LIAR IS BACK WANTING GOLF CARTS IN HIS SUBDIVISION. Former alderman Tim Welby remains the "Alderdope" in our book after asking the police commission to reconsider the decision not to allow golf carts to be operated on subdivision streets. Pages 12-15

SUED AGAIN! The doctor who owns a giant home in Town and Country is being sued again. Abid Nisar pled guilty in Federal Court to illegally importing unapproved cancer drugs from the Middle East and then billing Medicare for "using FDA approved drugs." He has also lost two civil suits. Now there is a third. Pages 15 & 16

TOWN AND COUNTRY HIRES AN ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF AS THE NEW CITY FIRE MARSHAL. Read who and how much it will cost. Pages 16 & 17


DISTRACTED DRIVER OVERTURNS ON MASON ROAD:
Read who and see the photos. Pages 17 & 18


LARGE HOUSE TO REPLACE EX-CON DRUG DEALER'S TENNIS COURT: Pages 18 & 19


ANOTHER NEW BUSINESS COMING TO TOWN AND COUNTRY CROSSING: See the plans and read what store. Page 19

ST. LOUIS BILLIONAIRE SPENDS $9 MILLION SO ALL HIS KIDS AND GRANDKIDS CAN LIVE NEXT TO EACH OTHER IN LADUE: Read who and see where. Pages 19 & 20


RESIDENTS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL: Pages 21 & 22

RESIDENT OPPOSITION TO APARTMENTS AT SCHOETTLER ROAD AND SOUTH OUTER FORTY IS GROWING: Read how we were fooled as to the size of the development and what the area residents are doing about it. Pages 22-26

DRUNK DRIVER TACKLES CHESTERFIELD COP, GETS SHOT WITH A TASER BY ANOTHER COP: Read who it was and where it happened, plus see the mug shot. Pages 26 & 27


CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police calls were for last week. Pages 27-30

A FIVE STORE STRIP CENTER AND A NEW YIELD SIGN APPROVED BY PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: Pages 30 & 31

MEDIA VIEW: WHEN A PHOTO SHOWS A HEADLINE IS LYING WHY DOES THE POST-DISPATCH RUN IT?
Of course the answer is that they were paid to. Page 31

REAL ESTATE: OWNERS OF LADUE HOUSE LISTED AT $3.5-MILLION DOWNSIZING IN FLORIDA. Read how much the downsize is. Pages 32 & 33

ART FAIR:
Read who is not wanted in Town and Country but keeps getting juried into elite art shows around the country and recently won another award. Page 33


FOOD AND MUSIC:
We liked an evening at Bishop's Post until we left and found that the waiter lied to us about the price of something ordered and then tried to hide it from us. Read our review. Pages 34 & 35


MORE MUSIC:
Bach to the Future is fun. Dean Christopher and Rat Pack Monday is back at One-19-North on June 20 at 7:30. Route 66 with a special guest sells out Jazz at the Bistro. See photos! Pages 35-37


CARTOONS:
Pages 38-42

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 230 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 175 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 229 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
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June 13, 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:

NICE DOG PARK, BUT RARELY ARE THERE ANY DOGS: We went to the Queeny Park Dog Park. We hope to have a new dog by the end of October so we wanted to check out the new dog park. Pages 1 & 2

63-YEAR-OLD TOWN AND COUNTRY CHRONIC DRUNK DRIVER HAS SEVENTH DWI ARREST. THIS FELONY ARREST WAS BY COUNTY POLICE. GARY SIEGFRIED TRIES TO CLAIM IT WAS HIS SON WHO WRECKED THE CAR AT 6 PM. THIS ONE FINALLY GETS A JUDGE'S ATTENTION WHO REVOKED SIEGFRIED'S PROBATION FROM HIS FIFTH DWI CONVICTION. Gary Siegfried is a sad and pathetic case. However he only got one-year in the County Jail. Hopefully his sixth and seventh DWI arrests will result in a couple of years in prison. Pages 3-5

DAYTIME BURGLAR LIVING IN HALFWAY HOUSE GETS THREE YEARS FOR BREAKING INTO FRONTENAC HOME ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. We have the details of the arrest. Read why the sentence is unfair to the public and will likely put a burglar back on the streets of West County in two years. Pages 5-7

UPDATE OF THE PARKWAY SIX: Justice is a little different if you are rich. See the latest ref the Parkway Six pending trial. Pages 7 & 8

ONE PRINCIPIA FOOTBALL CAMP ASSAULT AND SODOMY CASE NOW SET FOR TRIAL IN 2017. The Principia is guaranteed to be getting more bad ink into the next year, as one the Felony Sodomy assault cases from the summer football camp in 2014 will be in 2017. Read the latest. Pages 9 & 9

SOME OF SUSPECTS OF ROBBERY AND VICIOUS ASSAULT IN KIRKWOOD HAVE HAD THEIR BOND REDUCED. Read the latest. Pages 9 & 10

IN THE FRONT YARD, IS IT JUST A SWING SET OR IS IT A PLAYHOUSE? A homeowner decided to put the swing set in the front year instead of the backyard. Is it a code violation? Pages 10 & 11

REAL ESTATE: A McMansion in Williamsburg Estates had a large price drop. Page 11

A NEW SUBDIVISION MIGHT BE COMING OFF BARRETT STATION ROAD: See the plans. Pages 11 & 12

NOT A LOT OF LOVE AMONG WARD 3 COUNCILMEN: Read the latest evidence of no love lost. Page 13

EMAIL RETENTION STAYS IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND OTHER F & A NEWS: Page 14

COURT REFORM BILLS OFF THE AGENDA AND LIKELY HEADED FOR BURIAL. It appears as if the Chesterfield City Council does not have the guts to clean up their out of control municipal court. Page 15

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER PART 1: See where the crimes were for the week of May 25-31. Pages 15-18

DRUG DEALING CHESTERFIELD TEEN HAS COURT ORDER ILLICIT MONEY BE FORFEITED: Page 19

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN TRYING TO GET POLICE REPORT EXPUNGED. TOO LATE WE HAVE IT. AFTER DRINKING AT PARTY AND NOT LETTING HIS SOBER WIFE DRIVE, THE MAN DRIVES ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD WHILE APPROACHING A CHESTERFIELD DWI CHECKPOINT. Pages 19-21

CITIZENS OPPOSED TO APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT HOLD OVERFLOW MEETING: See photos and story. Pages 21 & 22

SEE WHAT THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD HAS HIDDEN FROM VIEW: Pages 22 & 23.

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER PART 2: Next week we should be back to one Police Blotter a week. When we were out of town and ran the new Drunks and Thieves newsletters for three weeks we fell behind in posting the police blotters. We should now be caught up and will only have one a week in future Newsletters. Pages 24-26

WE LOOK AT CATHERINE HANAWAY FOR GOVERNOR ADS AND CALL "BULLSHIT": See and read why! Pages 27 & 28

MORE: Watch the full Hanaway "Midwestern Values" ad HERE.

THE LAST OF THE VACATION PHOTOS: Our take is usually a little different than everyone else. Pages 29-31

MUSIC: Someone complained that all the music I write about is Jim Manley, Dean Christopher or Anita Rosamond. Don't worry this week's Jim Manley's and Wild, Cool and Swinging Orchestra. Next week will be Bach to the Future, Route 66 and Dean Christopher. Pages 31 & 32

CARTOONS: Pages 33-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 229 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 174 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 228 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
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June 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:

CHESTERFIELD COUPLE GOES ON A VACATION AND 35-YEAR-OLD LIVE-IN SON INVITES HIS PROSTITUTE TO MOVE IN. Read what happens next. This is one of the randomly selected arrests we follow and then obtain the police reports. With this story we did not need to work hard to make it interesting. Pages 9-12

MAYOR/CIGARETTE LOBBYIST AND WALKING CONFLICT OF INTEREST JON DALTON APPOINTS NEW COMMISSION CHAIRS. See who got what. Pages 1 & 2

TOWN AND COUNTRY MONTHLY BAMBI VS VEHICLES REPORT: Pages 2 & 3

POLICE CHASE OF CAR WITH SHREDDED FRONT TIRES FINALLY STOPS AT I-270 AND I-44: Read the details and see who the driver was. Pages 3 & 4

SHAKE UP AT WESTMINSTER: As the football field lights lawsuit continues in Circuit Court the top school leaders, AD and two head coaches have quit. Pages 4 & 5

YOUR TAX MONEY BEING WASTED BY PARKWAY SCHOOLS: Do you think a recent $460 ad by the Parkway School District was a good idea or a waste of money? We think it is a waste of money. Pages 5 & 6

NEW SIGN REQUEST AT MASON RIDGE SCHOOL SHOULD NOT UPSET ANYONE. Pages 6 & 7

FATAL ACCIDENT IN TOWN AND COUNTRY CAUSED BY SOMEONE I USED TO ARREST REGULARLY IN THE 1970s. The suspect had a warrant out for him for Chronic DWI. He killed his mother in the wreck. Read the details. Pages 7 & 8

APRIL CHESTERFIELD CRIME STATS: Read what kind of crimes occurred in April. Pages 12 & 13

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER PART 1: As were attempt to catch up with posting the weekly police calls now we are back from vacation, we look at police activity from May 11 through May 16. Pages 13-15

READ WHO IS CUTTING THE GRASS IN THE LADUE ROAD GREEN TRAILS MEDIANS. It is not the city and it is not the subdivision. Pages 16 & 17

MEET THE EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM LOOKING FOR A NEW CHESTERFIELD CITY ADMINISTRATOR: Pages 17 & 18

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER PART 2: The week of May 18 through May 24 was busy. Also read about the assault call at Parkway Central High School. Pages 18-21

BUSINESS: Restaurants on the move. New ones coming and old ones leaving. Pages 21-25

MEDIA WATCH: Count with us the major mistakes in the Post-Dispatch in just one day. Pages 26-28

A POLICE CHIEF WRITES US ABOUT OUR DWI AND THIEVES SERIES: Page 28

VACATION PHOTOS PART 2: North to Alaska. Pages 29-31

JUNE 3 THE BILLY JOE MEMORIAL DAY: Pages 31 & 32

CARTOONS: Pages 33-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 228 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 173 COMBINED EDITION

Drunks and Thieves Special Editions
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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 3, MAY 23, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 2, MAY 18, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 1, MAY 10, 2016
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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Missouri Ethics Commission versus Connie Fults Consent Order, April 26, 2016
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
David Cerna

Ryan Willie Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, 7-22-16

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

Ryan Leeman and Christian Duvall

Chesterfield Parents Go On Vacation and 35-year old Son Invites Prostitute and Heroin Supplier to Move In

The Story

The Police Report

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

Andy Stecko

Incident at the Hangar Bar and Grill, 3-4-16

While this police report has a number of names redacted, through independent means we were able to identify four of the six people mentioned. They are:

The Suspect: Then Monarch Fire Protection District Captain Andy Stecko.

The Victim: Monarch Fire Prevention District firefighter/paramedic Donna Kessler.

Witness 1: "C" is Bob Chitwood, the owner of the hangar Grill and Pub on Long Road.

Witness 2: "F" is bartender Sarah Ferguson.

 
Restaurant Reviews
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Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


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


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
12-9-14


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