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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 140 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 94

Deer-Car Accidents Up, T&C Police Activity, Citations & Fairness, Green Team Defeat, Orange Is New Red, First Political Mailer, Carved Signs, Golf Carts Have Marginal Support, Chesterfield Tax Evader, Elmer Fudd & More

October 15, 2014 -- 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:

DEER-VEHICLE ACCIDENT RATE STARTS TO CLIMB: Pages 1 & 2

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ACTIVITY FOR SEPTEMBER: Pages 2 & 3

NOT TO ISSUE A CITATION TO SOMEONE IN A ONE-CAR ACCIDENT... IS IT FAIR? Pages 3-5

ANOTHER DEFEAT FOR THE GREEN TEAM: This time it was solar panels at City Hall. Pages 5-8

ORANGE IS THE NEW RED? Page 8

WE LOOK AT THE FIRST POLITICAL MAILERS OF THE YEAR...and have a few laughs. Pages 9-11

ALDERMAN WHO DOSEN'T CARE ABOUT COSTS OR SAFETY WANTS WOODEN CARVED SIGNS BACK TO WARN ABOUT DEER: Skip Mange who claims to be a Republican but wants to spend money like a Democrat is going to talk to aldermen about bringing back the very expensive and dangerous deer signs. Pages 11 & 12

GOLF CARTS APPARENTLY DIDN'T HAVE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT: Pages 13 & 14

OWNER OF CHESTERFIELD INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY GUILTY OF TAX EVASION: Page 15

ELMER FUDD MAKES AN APPEARANCE AT A CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 15 & 16

MEDIA WATCH 1: KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL LABELS CARDINAL FANS AS RACISTS...The Kansas City Star editorial columnist unfortunately does not understand the St. Louis Culture and mislabeled this people. Pages 16-18

MEDIA WATCH 2: NEW MAGAZINE HITS TOWN AND COUNTRY MAILBOXES...and is it awful...Pages 18-21

FOOD: WE GO TO KIM CHEESE FOR LUNCH...Pages 21-24

MUSIC: ORDER NOW FOR FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT TICKETS AND PARKING PASSES: Pages 24 & 25

DAVE DICKEY BIG BAND IS MOVING: Pages 25 & 26

CARTOONS: Pages 27-32

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 149 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 94 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 148 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 93

Chesterfield Dr. Assault Charges, Fire District Lays Groundwork For Annexation, Diehl Pays Back Casino Industry, Newspaper Subscription Scam, Mason Ridge Has Competition, Guilty Verdict In Hit And Run Case & More

October 8, 2014 -- This week's newsletter is jammed packed with news and features you will not get anywhere else, starting with news of Snoburbia from Town and Country and Chesterfield. We have crime and scam stories, We also look at politics including the likely special interest connection behind a recent proposal by a state rep. This week we take a peek at what is behind one of the houses in the Top 60 for Property Taxes in St. Louis County going on the market. Don't forget the music and cartoons.

READ THE CHARGES AGAINT CHESTERFIELD DOCTOR IN ASSAULT CASES INVOLVING HER DAUGHTER. The evidence in the two felony and one misdemeanor cases against Dr. Carrie Morrison is spelled out in detail and does not appear to be an isolated incident. Pages 1-3

FIRE DISTRICT BACK COMPLAINING ABOUT ITS RESPONSE TIME TO PARTS OF WARD 4: The "Blueprint for 2025" being presented at the West County EMS & Fire Prevention District appears to be setting the foundation to add more union employees and perhaps try to annex Town and Country again. Pages 4- 6

DIEHL APPEARS TO BE PAYING BACK THE CASINO INDUSTRY WITH SUGGESTION TO FOLD UP THE MISSOURI LOTTERY: See how much money State Rep. John Diehl has collected from the gaming industry and what his apparent pay back is to the people who have bought him. Pages 6-8

OUTSTATE BUSINESS TRYING TO SCAM PEOPLE INTO PAYING TOO MUCH TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POST-DISPATCH. The Town and Country Police and the Riverfront Times did more to alert the public about this than the Post-Dispatch did. Pages 7-12

MASON RIDGE HAS COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE OF THEIR CATCHMENT AREA: We learned that besides adding a new second grade class a week after school started, Mason Ridge also added another kindergarten class at the start of school. However there is one school with more "out of area" kids than Mason Ridge. Pages 12 & 13

GUILTY VERDICT IN KILLING OF EDUCATOR AND GRANDMOTHER IN TOWN AND COUNTRY DWI AND HIT AND RUN CASE: Pages 13 & 14

ACCORDING TO JON DALTON...A VERY BIG DEAL...ACCORDING TO ME, IT'S SOMEONE'S HOBBY: Pages 14 & 15

THE DEATH OF HIPPIE MUSICIAN 19 YEARS AGO APPARENTLY HAS JUST NOW HAD AN EFFECT ON A CITY ATTORNEY: Page 16

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TOWN SQUARE TASK FORCE HAS BEEN NAMED: The man who seems to think tax dollars are unlimited has announced he is the boss of the Task Force to figure out what to do with $2.25 million piece of property the owners could not sell until Mayor Dalton came along. Page 16

COUNCILMAN EXPECTS RESIDENTS TO COME TO CITY HALL TO SEE WHEN MEETINGS ARE AND NOT TO BOTHER CHECKING THE CITY'S WEBSITE...ANOTHER CITY OFFICIAL WANTS TO DESTROY A DOCUMENT. Pages 17-20

CHINESE HORSES HAVE RIDEN OFF INTO THE SUNSET. CHESTERFIELD ARTS REFUSES TO SAY WHERE. We made some suggestions of other animal sculptures to put in front of City Hall that also have nothing to do with the history of Chesterfield. Pages 20-22

MOONLIGHT RUN CANCELLED...Apparently 50 participants aren't enough. Page 22

REAL ESTATE: New Ambassador's House for Rent...plus see his new place: Pages 22 & 23

NOW A CHANCE TO BUY A HOUSE IN LADUE AND HAVE A CHANCE TO PAY SOME OF THE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES AROUND AND HAVE A SHOWER ANYTIME YOU WANT: Pages 23-25

MUSIC: ANTIA IS BACK THIS SATURDAY AT SMITTY'S: This Saturday at 2:30 see the Anita experience and have a pork steak. Page 25

ROUTE 66 KICKS IT AT THE SHELDON: Pages 25-28

CHESTERFIELD VOCALIST SHOWS UP LATE ONE NIGHT IN CLAYTON: Pages 28 & 29

CARTOONS: Pages 29-34

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 148 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 93 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 147 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 92

Dalton Love Fest, Park Might Be For Sale, City Limit Changes Dead, Newsletter Power
PLUS: Tax Dollars Maintain Millionaires' Property, Sleight Of Hand, Lawsuit Settled & Lots More

October 3, 2014 -- 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 FINANCE COMMISSION HAS AN EARLY MORNING LOVEFEST FOR DALTON: Apparently spending $2.25 for a piece of property you don't know what to do with was brilliant in the eyes of the city's finance commission. Pages 1 & 2

SALE OF PARK MIGHT STILL BE ON THE TABLE: Page 2

CITY LIMIT CHANGES BETWEEN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD ARE DEAD...MODOT DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE UNTIL OCTOBER 2015: A deal announced by Chesterfield and Town and Country in 2011 to move the city limits between the two cities so all of Highway 141 north of Conway Road would stay in Chesterfield is not going to happen. Plus MoDot does not want to put up new city limit signs on the highway for a while. Pages 3-6

THE POWER OF THIS NEWSLETTER: The newsletter can get things done...although it might take six months or longer. See the photos. Pages 6 & 7

CHESTERFIELD AND HUNTLEIGH MULTI-MILLIONAIRES HAVE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO GET TAXPAYERS TO FUND MAINTENANCE ON THEIR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Read how one family of wealthy developers have gotten a West County municipality to have taxpayers give them money to maintain and remodel their commercial shopping centers. Yes...Manchester is apparently blighted and a corner in Clayton must be blighted too according to new tax breaks. Pages 8-10

CITY OF CHESTERFIELD DOES A SLEIGHT OF HAND TO ENSURE NO ONE SHOWS UP TO MEETINGS: Read how the City of Chesterfield posts one thing on the City's website and then does something else. Page 10 & 11

CHESTERFIELD GETS $87,000 AFTER FILING A LAWSUIT...BUT WAS IT A VICTORY? The eight year battle with the Traveler's Insurance Company is over...however did the city really win? Page 12

TEAMS WANT TO SEE NEW FACES...CITY RELAXES 51% RULE FOR THE CAA: Sick of playing the same teams on the weekend that they play during the week, the CAA got the Chesterfield Council to change the percentage of residents on the field for reduced rates. Page 12

DOOR TO DOOR AGAINST DIEHL: A couple from Crawford County, Missouri is driving up to Snoburbia on a regular basis to go door to door telling people not to vote for John Diehl. They are not liberals like Diehl's first opponent ever, Al Gerber, but they have some connections to Gerber. Pages 13 & 14

MEDIA WATCH: We decided to leave KMOV and KSDK alone this week and take a closer look at the TV news on our favorite station. We look at a story that aired on Channel 2 News and ask what was missing. We then wonder if another reporter was missing the bigger story or was simply misspeaking. Finally we become grossly unfair and overly judgmental and look for the difference between two twin reporters. Pages 15-17

FOOD: A new review include lunch and dinner at Miller's. Pages 17-20

REAL ESTATE: A local icon's house in on the market, plus another local couple is trying to sell a house for more than $3-million for the second time in three years. Pages 21-24

MUSIC: An Estate Sale that was connected to some great music. Also we show you what you missed at the One-19. Pages 24-26

SPORTS: Wildwood's Tom Lawless' month as a major league manager is over. Page 26

CARTOONS: Include some with a theme...Pages 27-31

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 147 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 92 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 146 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 91

Golf Carts, Bond Ratings, Union Labels, Diehl's Millions, Faith Arrested Again
PLUS: Monarch FD & Chesterfield PD's Ferguson Time Cards; Gas Pumps, C-Stores & Car Washes; Retail Comings & Goings and Lots More

September 26, 2014 -- 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:

TIM WELBY AND HOA PRESIDENT TELL POLICE COMMISSION THEY NEED GOLF CARTS TO SOCIALIZE: Some people need to have a drink in their had, others need some music and in Thornhill Estates they apparently need golf carts to socialize. Read how a few residents of the Thornhill Estates subdivision feel they have to be able to use gold carts on street to reach their full socialization capacity. Pages 1-6

THE BATTLE OF AAA: We are not talking about roadside service. It is bond ratings. Page 7

LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL: The song, swiped from Jerome Kern's "Look for the Silver Lining" concerned the Ladies Garment Workers, a group that certainly deserved some union protection and customer support after the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in New York in 1911 that killed 145 garment workers. Now when I look at a shirt label on an All-American shirt brand I normally see only see labels from Asia. So at a recent Town and Country I looked at the label on the West County EMS & Fire Prevention District Chief's shirt and saw that he was badly mislabeled. Pages 7 & 8

MILLION DOLLAR JOHN DIEHL UPDATE: The State Rep keeps raking in the big bucks from everywhere but in his district. Pages 8-10

"The Coolest" PERSON EVER ARRESTED FOR DWI " IS ARRESTED AGAIN AND POSTED NEW PHOTOS: Check up on party girl Faith Raymer...currently on probation for DWI. Page 10 & 11

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO: We play again with Tim Welby who was a loser last month in the "Know Your Ward" game. Pages 11 & 12

CHESTERFIELD POLICE AND MONARCH FIRE FERGUSON TIME CARDS: See how much time local paramedics and police officers spent up in Ferguson. Page 12

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY SAGA OF CONVENIENCE STORES, GAS PUMPS AND CAR WASHES: One set of plans were approved but plans for another location changed by the minute...Pages 13-16

RETAIL NEWS: CHECK OUT THE COMINGS AND GOING AROUND TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Pages 16-19

WE WONDER IF AN EAGLE SCOUT COUNCILMAN EVER GOT HIS "GOVERNMENT" MERIT BADGE: Pages 19 & 20

BACK TO SCHOOL: Just like Rodney Dangerfield in 1986, "Lunch with Jean" this week involved a trip Back to School or at least to a transplanted college bar in Chesterfield. Read the review...Pages 20-23

REAL ESTATE...JUST $8.7 MILLION FOR A SUPER HOUSE IN WILDWOOD...Just one problem...it doesn't exist. Read the details and back story Pages 23-25

MEDIA WATCH: See where the Ladue News moved a longtime St. Louis area business that is going out of business. Page 25 & 26

MUSIC...Wild Cool and Swinging still exists and were a hit at the Old Webster Jazz Festival, plus Chesterfield vocalist Joe Mancuso made a daytime appearance. Pages 26 & 27

CARTOONS: Pages 28-33 and end with a 6 comic salute to dogs.

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 146 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 91 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 145 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 90

August Crime, Vanishing Guilty Plea, Slow Justice, Deer-Car Update, Green Team Discord
PLUS: Wirth Property Update, Free Flu Shots, Property Tax Increase, Schoettler Grove & Lots More

September 18, 2014 -- 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:

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER HAD NO EFFECT ON TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE: The T&C cops were busy in August. See the details: Pages 1 & 2

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE ACCEPTS FELONY DWI DEFENDANT'S GUILTY PLEA AND NOW IT MIGHT VANISH. Pages 3 & 4

IT HAS BEEN 32 MONTHS OF FREEDOM FOR DRUNK DRIVER WHO KILLED WOMAN ON CLAYTON ROAD AND FLED SCENE: Speedy trials are rights for the accused but clearly not for the people they killed. Page 5

DEER-CAR ACCIDENTS HIT LOWEST MARK IN SIX YEARS: Pages 5 & 6

GREEN TEAM DISCORD: The "greenies" on the Green Team Commission are not getting along that well. Pages 6-9

MORE INSIDE INFO ON THE CITY BUYING THE WIRTH PROPERTY: Just what the city needs 8.6 acres of property when they are having troubling managing what they have now. Pages 9 & 10

CITY AGAIN ADVERTISING FREE FLU SHOTS FOR RICH PEOPLE...but here is a secret...anyone can sign up. Page 10

CHESTERFIELD APPROVED 3-CENT PROPERTY TAX MAYBE FOR THE LAST TIME: The city property tax for Chesterfield residents will again be 3-cents on the assessed valuation of $100 for 2014 tax bills. However it may be the last year for a city property tax. Page 11

SCHOETTLER GROVE SITE DEVELOPMENT APPROVED...Let the tree killing begin...Page 11

SUDDENLY A HIDDEN "CLOSE COURT RECORD" IS OPEN AGAIN AND THE SAGA OF BECK-CEBALLOS CONTINUES...The tale of the drunk driver that the Chesterfield prosecutor allowed to be put on probation while he was already on probation for DWI continues. Pages 12 & 13

T-FED MOVES OUT OF STATE...plus more on the Harpo's assault: Pages 13 & 14

THINK YOUR ELECTRIC BILL IS TOO HIGH OR YOUR DIVIDENDS ARE NOT HIGH ENOUGH...HERE IS A POSSIBLE REASON: It is raining money on Million Dollar State Rep. John Diehl has money coming from someone who lives in Osage County, Missouri, a company in Las Vegas that runs casinos all over the country and from our electric company. Page 14

UPSET READER DEMANDS FACTS...BUT WON'T PROVIDE ANY...ACCUSES ME OF NOT GOING TO MEETINGS IN CHESTERFIELD...You may want to skip the next six pages of give and take between me and a Chesterfield reader, who accuses me of being no better than an "out of town reporter" covering Ferguson. However, in the middle of all of this is an explanation on how you can spend $488,700 to "rehab" a concession stand. Pages 15-20

FOOD...DINER WITH DIANA AT LESTER'S: See our review Pages 21 & 22

MUSIC: The Marines Marched into Chesterfield on a rainy night and thanks to a lot of Marines from West County they put on a great show. Pages 22-24

WEDDING BAND: This newsletter is getting to be just like a 1965 Weekend edition of the Globe-Democrat with wedding photos...actually we ran this because it features some people from my subdivision where I have some loyal readers. Oh yeah, plus all the musicians are friends of mine...Page 25

CORRECTION...We ran the wrong photo last week...I normally run corrections at the start of the newsletter, but this one had too many criminal mug shots up front so I pushed the correct photo of the elementary school principal to the back. Page 26

CARTOONS: PAGES 26-33

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 145 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 90 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 144 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 89

T&C Buys Goes Further Into Red; Spends 2.25M On Property With No Plans For It, Chesterfield To Spend Nearly Half Million On Concession Stand
PLUS: T&C Says No To Catholic School, Mason Ridge Overcrowding, More Houses Bulldozed, KMOV Lies & Lots More

September 11, 2014 -- 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:

BREAKING NEWS! TOWN AND COUNTRY DEEPENS DEFICIT BY SPENDING $2.25 MILLION TO BUY WIRTH PROPERTY ON CLAYTON ROAD...Mayor announces the city doesn't have a plan for the property yet. The City of Town and Country on Monday night signed a contract to purchase the Wirth Property on Clayton Road east of Mason Road. Mayor Dalton said he would appoint a "Town Square Task Force" to figure out what to do with the property. Is this the new role of small town city government? Pages 1-3


CHESTERFIELD APPROVES SPENDING CLOSE TO A HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO "REHAB" A PARK CONCESSION STAND
: Apparently the beer and soft drinks are still cold and the toilets flush. See what can be built from the ground for less money. Pages 14 & 15

BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE NO FOR CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The remaining two nuns at the convent at 667 S. Woods Mill Road prayed hard for God to find a way for them to sell the property their convent stills on to a Catholic group. They thought their prayers were answered when a Catholic school wanted to buy the property. Perhaps the deal was bound to fail as the property consists of 6.66 acres. Pages 3-6

MORE ON MASON RIDGE OVERCROWDING: We get a report that the Parkway Schools superintendent doesn't have the heart to say no to requests for kids from outside the school's boundary to attend Mason Ridge Elementary. Pages 6 & 7

THE BULLDOZER COMES: We look at homes on Mason Road that were bulldozed in the last 10 days and plans of what it coming for one of the lots. Pages 7 & 8

MEDIA WATCH: KMOV STILL LYING: For the second time in two months KMOV News is not looking out for people from Town and Country. They have reported crimes and serious events have happened in Town and Country when they have not. Pages 8-12

BUSINESSMAN ISSUES PRESS RELEASE ABOUT NEW BREWERY COMING TO CHESTERFIELD...but doesn't know exactly where...plus there has been nothing applied for with the city. The Post-Dispatch reporter who first posted the story forgot about an important "W." Pages 12 & 13

MONARCH AND UNION CONTRACT TALKS RETURN...but don't seem to be going anywhere. Pages 16-19

T-FED HAS HAD DOR DRIVER'S LICENSE REVOCATION APPEAL CONTINUED 11 TIMES...Read how Theodore Federer is avoiding his latest driver's license revocation. Also we checked to see if Harpo's had a video system during T-Fed's March fight. Pages 19-21

GLASS BUS STOP DEMOLISHED...NO TRAFFIC CITATION ISSUED: Pages 21 & 22

ANOTHER ONE BITS THE DUST: We hear rumors of an upcoming store closing at the Taubman Outlet Mall. Page 22

THINGS ARE COLD IN MONGOLIA: Lunch at the Mongolian BBQ and Asian Buffet found no BBQ, no taste and no heat. Pages 23-25

TELEVISION: One of our favorite series was cancelled. It might come back on another network. If that is the case we hope there will be less boob and more shirt. Page 26

MUSIC: FREE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE LITTLE BIG BAND: Page 26 & 27

SMITTY'S IN EXILE: Anita Rosamond did a charity concert for all of her fans who used to see her at Smitty's. Pages 28 & 29

SPECIAL VIDEO OF FERGUSON! Ok it's not Ferguson, Missouri it is Maynard Ferguson, from 1950s to the 1970s. (Below)

The other links are on Page 28

CARTOONS: Pages 30- 35

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 144 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 89 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 143 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 88

Mason Ridge Overcrowding, T&C Non-Policy On City Vehicles, Officials Fail Geography Test, More On T-Fed's Arrest, Chesterfield Becomes C-Store City, Monarch Crews In Ferguson, Fire District News & Lots More

September 6, 2014 -- 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:

MASON RIDGE SCHOOL IS OVERCROWDED DUE TO STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL BOUNDARIES: 10-percent of the students do not live in the school's boundary. A new teacher and classroom had to be added after the start of school due to overcrowding. Pages 1-3

TOWN AND COUNTRY HAS NO POLICY FOR REPORTING ACCIDENTS IN CITY OWNED (NON POLICE) VEHICLES: Pages 4-6

ELECTED LEADERS FAIL CITY GEOGRAPHY TEST: The mayor and alderpersons from Ward 1 apparently don't know their local geography. Pages 6 & 7

CHESTERFIELD'S T-FED WAS ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT AND KNOCKED OUT WOMAN AT POPULAR BAR: Read why only felony drug charges were filed and no assault charges were issued. Pages 8 & 9

CHESTERFIELD SOON TO BE SATURATED WITH CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS STATIONS AND CAR WASHES: Read about up to three new ones within less than 2 miles of each other. Also read how some city council members are trying to micromanage like...well Democrats. Pages 9-13

NOT ONLY COPS WERE SENT TO FERGUSON: Read how many nights Monarch Tactical EMS crews were in Ferguson. Page 13

FIRE DISTRICT NEWS: Pages 14-16

ROCKWOOD PARENT NAMED MANAGER OF HOUSTON ASTROS: Pages 16-18

INSTRUCTIONS WITH THEIR CHANGE: A dollar bill received as change had written instructions. Page 18

I CALLED THE BUGGY WHIP FACTORY TO ORDER MY BROWNBERRY: Pages 18 & 19

MARKETING...I KNOW WHERE THE BEEF IS, BUT WHERE IS THE SIGNATURE? AND ROCKY SPEAKS AGAIN! Pages 19-21

MUSIC: Enjoy our favorite bass player/singer with two Youtube links that will give you quite a bit of fine music: Pages 20 & 21 or watch below now.

REPORT FROM FERGUSON: We have a report on the outdoor concert performed by Anita Rosamond two weeks ago in Ferguson. Pages 22 & 23

SEE WHAT SNOBURBIA CITY PROSECUTOR, CITY ATTORNEY AND JUDGE ARE MENTIONED IN A WASHINGTON POST ONLINE ARTICLE. Page 23

CHESTERFIELD HIGHER END RESTAURANT CLOSED THIS WEEK: Page 23 & 24

CARTOONS: Pages 24-27

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 143 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 88 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 142 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 87

High School Hazing Arrest, T-Fed Gets Busted Again, Juvenile In Thornhill Case Certified As Adult, Third String Substitute Attorney, More On St. Austin School & Lots More

August 29, 2014 -- 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:

FIVE WEST COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARRESTED FOR HAZING: Five Principia students, three adults and two juveniles were arrested for Misdemeanor Child Molestation. Pages 1 & 2

CHESTERFIELD'S BAD BOY...T-FED IS ARRESTED FOR KNOCKING WOMAN UNCONSCIOUS AND FELONY DRUG POSSESSION: The Chesterfield 22-year-old arrested or cited 25 times in less than six years is busted again. Read the Chesterfield Police Officer's affidavit of facts in this case. Pages 12-16

JUVENILE IN THORNHILL BURGLARY AND ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE CERTIFIED TO STAND TRIAL AS AN ADULT: See who as a 16-year-old beat a person renting a house on Thornhill Drive nearly to death. Pages 2 & 3

THE THIRD STRING FROM CITY'S LAW FIRM SHOWS UP FOR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING AND IMMEDIATELY FUMBLES ON HIS ONLY PLAY: Read how attorney Ken Hines had an alderwoman and the mayor speaking gibberish. Pages 3-5

CONVENT PURCHASE FOR SCHOOL BILL CONTINUED...CEDAR SPRINGS RESIDENTS SHOW UP ANYWAY: Page 5

FORMER RESIDENTS TO DONATE $150,000 TO HELP ROCKS NOT PEOPLE: The former mayor and current aldermen and a man with a degree in engineering who told us a year ago a stone smokehouse could not be rebuilt now says it can. The former owners of the stones apparently think the stones need more help than people or animals and have donated $150,000 to put them back together again. Pages 5 & 6

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN REVISTED: Pages 6 & 7

PARKS DEPARTMENT 2015 BUDGET WISH LIST: Pages 7-10

MORE TALK ABOUT A SIDEWALK TO QUEENY PARK: Page 10

QUEENY PARK PARKING LOT EXPANDING: Pages 10 & 11

PEEPING POLICE PATROLMAN FACING MORE CHARGES: The former Chesterfield police officer who collected videos of men and their penises at a gas station and then put them on the internet is facing more charges including kiddie porn. Pages 16-18

OMG...WE NEED A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR THE ALLEGED SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: It appears as if high-dollar defense lawyer Scott Rosenbloom got an early Hanukkah present and it wasn't any lousy dreidel...it was Tim "Never Convict Them of What They were Charged With" Englemeyer named as the special prosecutor in Brentwood for his DWI and injury accident, when he drove his Bentley onto the wrong side of McKnight Road hitting and injuring one of us "little people." Pages 18 & 19

THREE COINS AND $50,000 IN THE FOUINTAIN: The Chesterfield City Hall fountain has been dry for three months. It has developed leaks. Staff wants $50,000 to try and fix it. Page 20

WE REVIEW THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST PIZZA LOVERS AND ST. LOUISIANS: Read the details Pages 20-23

MORE FROM THE SUMMER READING LIST: Pages 23-25

MUSIC: Page 25

CARTOONS: Pages 26-32

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 142 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 87 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 141 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 86

Deer Accidents Down, St. Austin School, Rallo Dodges Bullet, Benigas' Promise, Ground Breaking, Jimmy Johns, Fast Food Outside Dining, Outside Refrigerator & More

August 24, 2014 -- 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:

DEER ACCIDENTS CONTINUE TO DROP: Pages 1 & 2

THE ST. AUSTIN SCHOOL CRISIS! Residents have sounded the alarm on the dire future events if a 150 elementary kids wearing Catholic School uniforms move into the area. Read some of the off the wall remarks made at a recent Board of Aldermen meeting. Pages 2-5

RELATIVES HELPS ALDERWOMAN DODGE POLITICAL BULLET: Read how an alderwomen just avoided pissing off over 200 voters. Pages 5 & 6

WILL ALDERMAN FOLLOW THROUGH WITH HIS PROMISE? Read Jon Benigas' statement as we wonder if he will do what he said as the city carbon footprint appears to have been taken off the table. Pages 6 & 7

THERE'S REAL GROUND BREAKING AND PRETEND GROUND BREAKING: Pages 7-9

JIMMY JOHNS PLANS BIG STORE FOR FEW DINERS...BUT LOTS OF DRIVE THROUGH: Pages 9 & 10

LOW CLASS "QUICK SERVICE" JOINTS MAY GET A CHANCE FOR OUTSIDE DINING : Yes... outside dining could be coming to a McDonalds, sub shops and other low class fast food establishments. Meanwhile Dalton makes a statement that he hasn't always followed. Pages 10 & 11

DO YOU WANT TO EAT SOMEWHERE THEY HAVE STORED THE FOOD OUTSIDE NEXT TO THE DUMPSTER? Dalton thinks outside refrigerator is appropriate. Applicant fails to show up before meeting is adjourned. Pages 11-13

NEW LOOK DALTON: Page 14

WHEN IS IT TIME TO TAKE DOWN A SIGN: Stupid sign puts property owner in violation. Pages 14 & 15

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL IT ISN'T HAZING...IT IS ASSAULT: The Principia High School football team investigation. Page 16

CHESTERFIELD COUNCILWOMAN 'S ATTEMPT TO DEFEND TREE IN TREE CITY USA FALLS ON DEAF EARS: Former mayor and current councilwoman Nancy Greenwood is upset that the city refuses to follow its own guidelines and ordinance concerning trees and housing developments. Pages 16-19

THOUGHTS ON FERGUSON: Could this have been handled any worse? I don't think so. See our thoughts based on 30 years in law enforcement and another 15-plus years as a journalist. Pages 19-23

RESTAURANT REVIEW: If you wonder why the parking lot at Clayton Road near Henry Road is also full in the evening...we found the answer. Pages 23-26

MEDIA WATCH: The taxpayers continue to underwrite one area reporter. Page 26

MUSIC: The lyrics to a 1959 song seem to still be timely. Page 27

UPCOMING MUSIC...I'll be at Rat Pack Monday at the One-19 on Monday Page 27 & 28

FREE SATURDAY OUTDOOR BIG BAND CONCERT CANCELLED BY KIRKWOOD PARKS DUE TO HEAT: Page 28

TWO CONCERTS (all inside) ON SUNDAY: Pages 28-30

WEST COUNTY DIVA VOCALIST FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT FRIDAY...IN FERGUSON: Page 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 32-38

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 141 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 86 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 140 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 85

Fatal Crash, Satellite In The Park, Slay's Tweet & More On Ferguson, Chickens & A Goose, Recommendation For Next Election, Developer Makes Threat & Lots More

August 17, 2014 -- 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:

FATAL CAR CRASH TOPS JULY T&C POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 1 & 2

CALL THE POLICE...SOMEONE DUMPED AN OLD SATELLITE DISH IN THE PARK...NO WAIT THAT IS ART: Page 2

THE BIRTH OF A SUMMER POTHOLE: Page 3

TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD SEND OFFICERS TO FERGUSON...MEANWHILE ST. LOUIS MAYOR TWEETS FIRST AND THINKS LATER: Read the number of officers sent from T&C and Chesterfield to help in Ferguson. We look at a poor reason to send out a tweet by St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay concerning the police response to the looting in Ferguson. Pages 3-5

IRONY AND REACTION TO CROWD DEMANDS: We look at how long some other police investigations are taking or took as out of town people are calling for the immediate arrest of a Ferguson police officer. Pages 5 & 6

T&C ALDERMEN LOOK LIKE CHICKENS BY REFUSING TO VOTE ON HOT TOPICS: After an anonymous flier hit mailboxes about the Bill to sign an agreement with HUD and join and international green group...the aldermanic board under the suggestion of Mayor Jon Dalton took the chicken way out and continued bills instead of voting on them. Read the details. Pages 6-10

ALDERMAN CHRISTMAS GOOSE HONKS: Yes Skip Mange is the Alderman "Christmas Goose" because at times he can be full of the same thing as the goose. Instead of standing up for his bill he does a 180 and he also keeps claiming big work is coming. Pages 10 & 11

PROOF FINALLY THAT ONE ALDERMAN TALKS TOO MUCH: Page 12

MOTHERS' COMPLAINTS NOT FULLY DISCUSSED: Page 12

I THOUGHT FOR A SECOND SOMEONE NOTICED A POINT I MADE ABOUT A STREET NAME CHANGE: Pages 12 & 13

WE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE NEXT ALDERMANIC ELECTION: Page 13

WE CHECK IN ON ONE OF THE TOWN'S SERIAL DRUNK DRIVERS: Pages 13 & 14

DEVELOPER LOBS A THREAT AT THE CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL IF HE DOESN'T GET AN EXTRA CURB CUT: Pages 15-17

RESTAURANT YES...DRIVE THRU NO...IT IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE STRTEET: Page 17 & 18

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Mia Sorella...My Sister doesn't do a very good cheeseburger. Read the lunch time (it's all we can afford) review and see the photos. Pages 18-22

ALMOST SOUTH OF THE BORDER...DOWN MEIXCO WAY: We add a link and recap an interesting Washington Post feature story that was similar to a magazine article I wrote 15 years ago. Page 22

IT WAS LIKE I WAS IN NEW YORK...But I just went to a grocery store in Ellisville...a very, very crowded grocery store in Ellisville. Page 23

A BAD MOVE IN FERGUSON: We comment on two arrests in Ferguson this week that were very counterproductive. Pages 23-25

MUSIC: Page 25

CARTOONS: Pages 26-28

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 140 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 85 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 139 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 84

Disbarred Lawyer Goes To Supreme Court, Faith Returns With A Bang, Orphanage, Eating Disorder Clinic, New Neighbors, Connie Still Trying To Spend Tax Dollars For Statues, Jane Makes Huge Contribution & Lots More

August 10, 2014 -- 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:

FORMER TOWN AND COUNTRY LAWYER FILES WITH SUPREME COURT TO GET HIS DISBARMENT LIFTED: Read about Karl Dickhaus' attempt to get his law license back, after dodging a malpractice judgment by declaring bankruptcy at the last minute. Pages 1-3

FAITH CRASHES IN HER RETURN: She is back...a popular favorite from our Drunks and Thieves newsletters, Faith Raymer has returned to St. Louis in bang up style. Read the details. Pages 3 & 4

TOWN AND COUNTRY DOCTOR'S ORHANAGE IS QUITE A STORY DESPITE THE CHEAPSKATES AT THE POST-DISPATCH. Page 5

EATING DISORDER CLINIC TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER: Page 6

MEET THE NEW NEIGHBORS: Page 6

CONNIE WANTS DEVELOPERS TO CASH IN ON LAND NEXT TO AIRPORT: There is consideration to change zoning to allow housing to be built next to the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Pages 7-9

FULTS' MOTION TO GIVE $250,000 FOR CHINESE WAR HORSES THAT THE CITY ALREADY SEEMS TO OWN DIES A SILENT DEATH: Read the discussion that followed the failed motion. Pages 9-15

FOLLOW THE MONEY PART 1: Read about the interesting and very large campaign contribution that Jane Cunningham made. Page 15

AN $82,000 RUMOR THAT WON'T GO AWAY: Read more about a rumor concerning $82,000 of missing money. Pages 15 & 16

MEDIA WATCH 1: FOUL! A Post-Dispatch editorial about the 2-day suspension of Monarch Fire Captain and Local 2665 Shop Steward Chris Gelven and the placement of a letter to the editor is wrong on so many levels. Pages 16-19

A SUGGESTION FOR CHESTERFIELD'S MOST RECENT FELONY VANDAL: Page 19

FOLLOW THE MONEY PART 2: Read who took Million Dollar John Diehl to the ballgame and who gave him more than $5,000 in July. Pages 20 & 21

ELECTION DAY RECAP: We list the biggest losers after the results were in from Tuesday's elections and they weren't candidates. We also mention two surprises. Pages 21 & 22

GARDEN PARTY: Pages 22 & 23

FOOD: We review a Chesterfield Valley Bar and Grill. Pages 23 & 24

BASEBALL: The last of a wonderful baseball broadcasting trio that entertained National League Baseball fans for parts of four decades died. Pages 24 & 25

MEDIA WATCH 2: A breakdown of who reads what newspapers. Pages 25 & 26

MUSIC: Pages 26 & 27

CARTOONS: The cartoons weren't the funnies much last week. Page 28

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 139 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 84 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 138 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 83

Following The Money In August Election, Church Of The Ninth Chance, Gangs Of T&C Member Update, Connie's Cry For Chinese Horses, Snow Removal & Lots More

August 2, 2014 -- 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:

FOLLOW THE MONEY:

The Road Sales tax: It was unusual...after watching the TV commercials for the Road Sales Tax, I was sure the whole thing was being pushed by firefighters and paramedics who did not have safe roads to respond on to emergencies. I was sure Firefighters Local 2665 would have given a huge amount of money to campaign from concerned firefighters and paramedics (tongue firmly in cheek) ... but the millions of dollars was actually coming from construction companies, cement companies, labor unions and civil engineering firms. Take a look for yourself. We have it all listed by the amount given. Pages 12-16

The County Council 7th District Race: It's a Mayor versus an Alderman. When it comes to collecting money Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul is the underdog against Ballwin Alderman Mark Harder. But when it comes to name recognition Paul is the clear winner. Pages 16-19

FARM RIGHTS...The Chinese money that the proponents of the amendment claim does't exist, equal almost a quarter-of-a-million-dollars. Page 16

THE CHURCH OF THE NINTH CHANCE: Bill McClellan likes the Church of the Second Chance, but County Judge David Lee Vincent is apparently a believer in the Church of the Ninth Chance. Pages 1-3

GANGS OF TOWN AND COUNTRY MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY AND GETS HIT WITH A JUDGEMENT: It been a bad summer for Ronald Roberts of N. Topping Estates Drive and a good summer for the public. In June Roberts got hit with a large back taxes judgment and in July he pled guilty to three counts of swindling investors. Pages 3-5

DRACE PARK NEWS: Time telling, soccer practice, the real poop and a new view. Pages 5-8

CONNIE'S CRY FOR CHINESE WAR HORSES: It must be something I missed in history class and regional history books...Chesterfield Valley must have been settled by warriors of from the Ming Dynasty...It is the only reason I can think of why the City should pay $250,000 to Chesterfield Arts for free Chinese war horses. Councilwoman Connie Fults thinks it is a good idea. Pages 8 & 9

NEW PLAN WILL CLEAR THE DRIVEWAYS PLOWED IN BY CITY SNOW PLOWS FOR SOME PEOPLE: Read who would have been eligible for the service and who ended up eligible. Pages 10 & 11

NOMINEE FOR A CHESTERFIELD BOARD TESTIFIES SHE IS NOT SURE WHAT THE BOARD DOES...AND IS THEN APPROVED: Read what Board the retired cooking instructor who enjoys tap dancing will sit on. Page 11

MEDIA WATCH: Someone from Ward-2 in Town and Country is going to be in the paper who wasn't indicted or pleading guilty, but for doing something good. We also looked at three recent articles where the hometown paper got it wrong. Pages 19-24

ARTIST GUILD BACKS OUT OF CHURCH PURCHASE...CITY OF CLAYTON WANTED THEM GONE IN 2013 AND NOW EXTENDS THE $1 LEASE: Page 24 & 25

ANITA ROSAMOND HAS SMITTY'S SATURDAY GIG CANCELLED FOR AT THE LEAST THE SUMMER MAYBE LONGER...WE CATCH HER SINGING CHRISTMAS CAROLS. Pages 24-25

CARTOONS: Pages 26-29

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 138 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 83 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 137 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 82

Traffic Stop Report & Racial Profiling, Following The Money In Current Campaigns & Lots More

July 26, 2014 -- This week's newsletter represents several weeks of work going through statistics compiled by the Missouri Attorney General's Office and the Missouri Ethics Commission. I hope you enjoy it if you don't fall asleep first. We have tried to make it as interesting as possible.

Yes we dissected the annual Missouri Vehicle Traffic Stop Report ... also known as the Missouri Racial Profiling Report and also known as the Driving While Black Report. This year for a change the Post-Dispatch did not have front page expose. Also this year showed that West County communities with Interstate Highways and busy state highways plus popular shopping malls are stopping far fewer blacks than the County's overall population percentage..but they are not stopping enough Asians or Hispanics per the Attorney General's formula. Pages 1-5

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We break down the money coming into the candidates bank accounts. In the case of the County Executive race what kind of money is being spent far away in New York, Washington, DC and San Francisco to get elected in St. Louis. Pages 5-31

STATE REP RACES: See what company that has killed millions of Americans over the last 50 years gave John Diehl $12,000. Do you think they expect Diehl to make sure Missouri continues to have the lowest cigarette taxes in the nation? Compare where the money for Diehl has come from with Eric Al Gerber, Diehl's November opponent whose biggest check so far has come from a lady in Elsah, Illinois. When Al ran against me in 2010 most of his money came from outside the city. Some things don't change. Pages 5-8

SUE ALLEN is running unopposed again, but is still getting money. Rep. DON GOSEN isn't getting a lot. His November opponent, Candace Farmer, doubled her campaign funds when she gave herself $100. Pages 9 & 10

STATE SENATE RACE: Democrat Jill Schupp has been raising money for almost a year now and has $459,287 in the bank. She is getting money from the usual but non-offensive sources, including some labor unions, one Chesterfield home builder and a Town and Country alderwoman.

Meanwhile John Ashcroft, Jr. son of the former governor, senator and U.S. Attorney General entered the Republican race and got a lot of money. The only thing is most of the money is not coming from anywhere near St. Louis. Pages 10-15

COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE: This is the race where the big money is coming and going. County Executive CHARLIE DOOLEY pocketed a $100,000 from the wife of some guy who likes to play chess. Oddly, a large number of County Employees have given Dooley contribution...I'm sure those weren't solicited or coerced. We found several well known names coughing up four figures for Dooley. See how much the local Major League Baseball team gave Dooley and remember that before you buy another overpriced hot dog.

STEVE STENGER is getting a lot of money from the Firefighter's Union and the Car Dealers in St. Louis County and some not in St. Louis County or even Missouri. The two largest local supermarket chains are giving to different candidates. Read which ones and how much they are getting.

Also read which companies have decided to give to both candidates.

Also both candidates are sending a lot of campaign money out of St. Louis County and the region. Dooley is using more out of state people and companies, but Stenger is spending three times more money outside of the area than Dooley....so much for supporting people and companies in St. Louis County.

We even took a look at the two Republican candidates and found that the frontrunner reminds me of a character from a famous movie.

PAGES 16-31

MUSIC: We saw a couple of our newsletter readers at the Rat Pack Monday Show at the One-19, but the chances are you weren't one of them, so we have some photos. Page 32

TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERMEN ON VACATION: The Monday July 28 T&C BOA has been canceled. This could be bad news for the Bill to join an international "Greenie" group and do a Carbon Footprint survey. PAGES 32 & 33

SUMMER READING LIST: We share a few of our favorite summer reads. Pages 33-34.

CARTOONS: Pages 34-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 137 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 82 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 136 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 81

Carbon Footprint Study Politics, Voice Of The People On Vacation, PD Readers Not Getting Hard News, Street Name Change, Terrible Idea, New School & Lots More

July 20, 2014 -- This issue of the combined Town and Country / Chesterfield Newsletter is a bit lopsided with Town and Country news. But it is understandable since the Chesterfield City Council has effectively taken the last three weeks off. That said...I think even Chesterfield residents will be amused with some of the goings on in Town and Country.

CARBON FOOTPRINT SURVEY TRANSSENDS FROM A WASTE OF MONEY TO HOT BUTTON POLITICAL ISSUE: At the last Board of Aldermen meeting in June a bill to join an international organization that came out of some United Nations policy agenda over 20 years ago was continued indefinitely. However at the next meeting a very similar new bill appeared. Read the issues and why this might not be something municipal government needs to be doing. Pages 1-5

NEW ALDERWOMAN WHO PROMISED TO BE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE HAS TAKEN HER VOICE 675 MILES AWAY FOR THE SUMMER: Amy Anderson is basically gone for the summer. She dug her in heals on an issue that was a big deal in her ward and now has skipped town. Pages 5 & 6

POST-DISPATCH READERS GET THE "EASY" AND NOT THE "NEWS": Page 6

STREET NAME CHANGE: A bill to change the name of a street in town has me suggesting (somewhat with tongue in cheek) how the city is giving up a famous name for just another everyday name. Pages 7-9

BAD IDEA!!! PARK COMMISSIONER AND PARKS DIRECTOR HAVE COME UP WITH A TERRIBLE IDEA. READ WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT IS BAD: Pages 9-12

GREEN TEAM NOT ONLY WANTS CARBON GAS SURVEY...IT WANTS TO PIT RESIDENTS AGAINST RESIDENTS. Pages 12 & 13

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION BARELY APPROVES PLANS FOR NEW SCHOOL. A nearby resident came up with an answer that two sets of traffic engineers and city officials missed. Read about the two-hours it took to decide the issue, the winning suggestion and the voting. Pages 13-17

ACCESS FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL FIELD WILL BE THROUGH TOWN AND COUNTRY PARK: Pages 17-20

JUNE POLICE SUMMARY: Read what the Town and Country cops were doing in June: Page 20

IRONY IN ART SHOWS: We found some irony between chained and tied up subjects featured in an earlier art show and ones who were free in the latest show at the Longview Farmhouse. See what we mean: Pages 21 & 22

CHESTERFIELD ARTS WITHDRAWS REQUEST FOR CITY TO SPEND $250,000 FOR P.F. CHANG LIKE HORSES THAT HAVE BEEN PLANTED IN FRONT OF THE CITY HALL FOR FOUR YEARS: Read what the reason appears to be for the dropped request. Pages 22 & 23

LOCAL 2665 AND MONARACH FIREFIGHTERS NEED SOME COMMON SENSE BEFORE THEY GO ON THE ATTACK: Pages 23-27

MUSIC: IT'S ANOTHER CHANCE TO HAVE FUN ON A MONDAY NIGHT: Page 27

MEDIA WATCH: Town and Style Magazine continues to have trouble telling Richmond Heights and Rock Hill apart. Page 27 & 28

CARTOONS: Pages 28-32

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 136 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 81 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 135 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 80

Green Team Lies, More On The Chinese Horse Scheme, Prosecutor Can't Find Police Report, Judge Hides DWI File, Elected Officials & Lobbyist Gifts Update & Lots More

July 13, 2014 -- 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:

This week we are all over the place...from Town and County to Chesterfield to Ellisville.

GREEN TEAM MEETING REVEALS LIES, SELFISHNESS AND SUGGESTIONS TO DISCRIMINATE IF YOU ARE NOT GREEN ENOUGH: It was an amusing 90 minutes listening to three alderwomen poke holes in the Green Team Commission's push for a two-part Carbon Footprint survey. In one case the chair of the commission admits what he had just repeatedly said was not true. Then a commissioner says he doesn't care if the citizens don't want it or don't care about it, the five commissioners want it and that is all that should matter,  The funs starts on Page 5 and ends on Page 11.

CHESTERFIELD THE CITY HALL ALREADY LOOKS LIKE P.F. CHANG'S WORLD HEADQUARTERS...More suggestions about the Chinese Horses in front of City Hall that an art group thinks the city should give them $250,000 for.  Pages 13 & 14

HOW A LOWLY CITIZEN MANAGED TO GET A POLICE ARREST REPORT THAT A PROSECUTOR AND POLICE OFFICIALS COULD NOT GET: Yes a city prosecutor and a top police official were unable to locate where a DWI arrest occurred or get the police report, which would have proved a Chesterfield cop was correct when he wrote in his report that the guy he had arrested for DWI and Driving While Suspended had just recently been arrested for DWI.  Of course the Chesterfield prosecutor cut a deal where the man does not have any points on his license thanks to reducing one charge to "Illegal Parking", dismissing another and giving a probation term. But someone who has an internet newsletter was able to get the police report. Pages 14-21

ELLISVILLE JUDGE HELPS HIDE DWI CASE BY CLOSING THE COURT FILE TO THE PUBLIC:  In 2013 Ellisville Judge Don Anderson placed Theodore Federer, Jr. on a no-point probation term for DWI on the recommendation of the then city prosecutor Paul Martin despite Federer already being on probation for DWI in Camden County Missouri.  Now Anderson has sealed the court record of a DWI defendant who was arrested for DWI a few months after his arrest in Ellisville. Will the Ellisville Mayor and new council members live up to their pledge to make Ellisville government transparent? Pages 21-23.

SENATORS WHO ARE RAKING IN THE GIFTS AND STATE REPS AND SENATORS WHO SAY NO TO LOBBYISTS:  Two weeks ago we had a list of the State Reps who were accepting the most free stuff from lobbyists.  This week it is the Missouri Senate's turn.  We also list the elected officials from both houses who refused to take a bite of lobbyists' food, a sip of their beverages or a ticket to a sporting event. Pages 25-27

TOWN AND COUNTRY TEAR DOWNS: See the latest on the corner lot of a former service station, two more houses about to be torn down, including a former alderwoman's house and how the house where multiple sex offenses against children occurred has been bulldozed.  Pages 1-4

SEE TOWN AND COUNTRY $1,000 TRASH CANS AND THEIR PERCULIAR LOCATION:  Pages 4 & 5

WHAT'S BEING SAID AT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS:  We check out what T&C residents say the city's top dog is saying at meetings.  Page 12

THREE MORE THINGS WE COULDN'T HELP BUT NOTICE IN ELLISVILLE: After listening to the Town and Country Green Team Commission I found an amazing increase in the carbon footprint in Ellisville.  We also found an Ellisville politician who kept a promise to a group of people who don't vote and another Ellisville politician who is accepting full pay for only doing 33% of the work. Pages  23-25

LATEST REVIEW NOT KIND TO CHESTERFIELD RESTAURANT: Page 27

TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: Read where one house sold in two days and where three new houses are going up despite the noise.  Page 28

RETAIL: I have an example why Wal Mart is ranked the worst grocery store in America for customer service. Page 29

CHANNEL 4 CLAIMS THEFTS HAPPENED IN TOWN AND COUNTRY WITHOUT CHECKING: KMOV lied in a recent news report as the reporter did not bother to actual contact the police department. Pages 29-31

CARTOONS: Pages 31-34

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 135 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 80 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 134 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 79

Chesterfield Arts Seeks City Funds, MOBAP's Expansion Plans, T&C Resident Back To Prison, Ex-Con's Grass Cutting Bill Goes Up, Fire Truck Runs Into Building & More

July 6, 2014 -- 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 ARTS IS BROKE...IN A DESPERATE MOVE THE ORGANIZATION HAS ASKED THE CITY TO PAY $250,000 FOR THE TWO SECOND HAND HORSES THAT WERE BASICALLY GIVEN TO THE CITY YEARS AGO: Read how the non-profit wants a quarter of million bucks without a business plan in place. It was "We just went broke, but trust us we know what we are doing." Pages 8-13

IF CHESTERFIELD CAN FORK OVER THE MONEY THEY NEED TO QUIT SAYING THEY ARE GETTING SCREWED ON THE SALES TAX POOL! If they buy the horses that they basically already own (isn't possession 9/10ths of the law?) I have a suggestion what they need to spend some extra money on. Pages 13-15

MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY'S PLANS FOR FOOTBALL FIELD INCLUDE MORE DEAD TREES AND ACCESS THROUGH TOWN AND COUNTRY'S PRESERVATION PARK: Read what they want and see the plans. Pages 1 & 2

A CLOSER LOOK AT PRESERVATION PARK: Weeds growing out of cracks on the tennis courts, plus a killer volleyball net and a killer set of stairs. The city would rather put up a small sign warning you how dangerous some steps are instead of fixing or removing them. Pages 3-5

ANOTHER TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT HEADS BACK TO HIS OLD HOME WITH THE U.S. BUREAU OF PRISONS: Another resident of Ward 2 will be living elsewhere. Page 6

EX-CON'S GRASS CUTTING BILL GOES UP: Read how much the bill to the city to cut the grass at 1761 Topping has increased: Page 6

YOUR FAMILY PET IMMORTALIZED IN BRONZE FOR A SMALL FIVE FIGURE CONTRIBUTION: Here is your chance to create a lasting memory of your favorite member of the man's best friend club...Famous area sculptor has unique idea to help finance his sculpture. Page 7

ANOTHER CHESTERFIELD ART STUDIO APPEARS TO BE EMPTY: Page 15 & 16

Bus stop, wet day, she's there, I say...Please share my umbrella: See my suggestion for at least one of the new bus stops they plan to spend TDD funds on in Chesterfield. Page 16

FIRE DISTRICT TO EAT FIRE TRUCK VS BUILDING DAMAGE: Page 17

VACATION PHOTOS: Could this newsletter get any more boring...vacation photos...really? Yep...It's just nine photos from our New England, Canadian and Icelandic June vacation. Two weeks ago we shared some music photos...this week it is nine scenery photos. Pages 17-20

MUSIC: Page 21

CARTOONS: Pages 21-25

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 134 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 79 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 133 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 78

Paying For Sex No Worse Than Littering To One North County Prosecutor, Greedy State Reps, Third Arrest In Home Invasion, Budget Sinks Deeper In Red, No-Bid Trash Contract, Citizen Outrage Over Over DWIs, Fire District Updates & Lots More

June 30, 2014 -- 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:

NORTH COUNTY CITY PROSECUTOR CONSIDERS PAYING FOR SEX WITH A TEENAGE GIRL MERELY A "LITTERING" OFFENSE: A member of a well known Clayton Law Firm that provides legal services to cities around the area including Town and County jumped at the chance to reduce the Patronizing Prostitution charge against a West County politician to "Littering" in one North County city. Read about it and see the documents. Pages 1-3

LOBBYISTS: Mayor Dalton's new client...a conflict of interest? Page 27

GREEDY STATE REPS LIKE PIGS AT A TROUGH: See which State Reps lead the way of having their hands out for free stuff from lobbyists. Also see the Top 10 most expensive dinners and most expensive tickets, plus the which state rep has received the most dinners worth $100 or more from lobbyists. Pages 28- 31

THIRD ARREST IN TOWN AND COUNTRY HOME INVASION: The police made a third arrest and are awaiting the filing of charges against another suspect in a home invasion in the Thornhill Estates subdivision. Page 4

TOWN AND COUNTRY BUDGET SINKS DEEPER INTO A SEA OF RED: Page 4

NEW ALDERWOMAN STOPS BILL TO WASTE $4,200 IN ITS TRACKS: Read the story how Alderwoman Amy Anderson and a couple of residents turned the sure passage of an unnecessary spending bill at 7 o'clock to it being withdrawn by 7:45. Pages 5-9

READING BETWEEN THE LINES...DALTON WANTS A TOWN SQUARE...WILL HE DETOUR CLAYTON ROAD AROUND A NEW CITY COURTHOUSE? Trying to make sense of the writings of Mayor Dalton in the last newsletter. Pages 9-11

T&C POLICE UPDATE: May police stats and two new officers join force. Page 12

CHESTERFIELD

NO BIDS FOR ANOTHER 7-YEAR TRASH CONTRACT: The new Chesterfield Trash contract...was this good government or did it violate all the basics of good government? Pages 13-15

PETITION ON DOGS PRESENTED TO CITY COUNCIL: The brutal death of a little dog resulted in a petition to the Council about too many dogs. Pages 15 & 16

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT DETAILS HIS MOVIE MAKING IN TOWN: Page 16

DWI NEWSLETTER CAUSES CITIZENS TO CONTACT ELECTED OFFICIALS: Authorities are having trouble verifying information in police report. Read the report and see if you think the City Prosecutor should have made sure the defendant had no points on his drivers' license. Pages 16-23

FIRE DISTRICT NEWS: Updates from Monarch and West County EMS & FPD. Pages 24-27

TWO FORMER PATCH.COM EDITORS LOSE ANOTHER JOB: Page 32

REAL ESTATE: A house in central Snoburbia just went on the market for $7.5 million. Check out the features and read who the current owner is. 33 & 34

FOOD: It's about time...read what Clayton restaurant featuring hard to eat food and bad reviews finally closed. Page 35

MUSIC: Pages 35 & 36

CARTOONS Pages 36-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 133 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 78 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 132 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 77

Head Of Fire District Arrested In Prostitution Sting, Lawyer Charged With Stealing, Thornhill Home Invasion Arrest, Deer-Car Accidents Drop, We Issue An Apology, Peeping Cop's Resignation & Lots More

June 23, 2014 -- 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:

HEAD OF WEST CO FIRE DISTRICT ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH TEENAGE PROSTITUTE: The guy who was in charge of making sure the health, safety and welfare of residents in Town and Country, parts of unincorporated St. Louis County, Manchester and parts of Ballwin apparently isn't so interested in the welfare of people claiming to be female teenagers living in North County. Richard Rognan was arrested 10 months ago after arriving at an apartment where he believed he had been emailing a teenager who he was going to pay $150 for two sex acts. The teenager turned out to be a cop. Read the story behind Rognan's resignation, the police report and how court records can be hard to look at. Pages 14-26

TOWN AND COUNTRY LAWYER AND THE PROBLEMS HE HAS WITH WOMEN WHO ARE THE MOTHERS OF HIS CHILDREN: Local lawyer Scott Ehlermann was recently charged with a felony of stealing adverse documents in a court file about himself. A look at other court actions involving Ehlermann paints an interesting picture. Pages 1-4

ANOTHER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN THORNHILL HOME INVASION...TWO MORE SUSPECTS TO GO...PLUS FIRST SUSPECT'S BROTHERS IN SHOOT OUT WITH COPS: The Martin brothers are having a family reunion at the County Jail. Pages 5 & 6

VEHICLE-DEER ACCIDENTS CONTINUE TO DROP: Read the May report. Pages 6 & 7.

RESIDENTS AGAIN TO PAY TO HARVEST LAWN OF EX-CON DRUG DEALER: Brian Marchant- Calsyn's 3-acre yard at 1761 Topping has again been declared a nuisance and the residents are going to pay to clean it up. Pages 7-9

ANOTHER GAS STATION LEAVES THE FACE OF THE EARTH: The long time service station at the northeast corner of Clayton Road and Ballas Road is no more. Page 9

CHESTERFIELD NEWS

OUR OFFICIAL APOLOGY AND THANKS: Local lawyer, West County EMS Fire District Attorney and Des Peres municipal judge had demanded an apology. We provide it on Pages 10 & 11...we then thank him for pointing out what some might call a continuing conflict of interest. Page 11

PEEING OR PEEPING TOM COP MAKES A FAST RESIGNATION: Read how fast Chesterfield Police Officer David Cerna separated from the department. Also read the official charging documents. Pages 12-14

AFTER 8 YEARS...A HOUSE SELLS: We say goodbye to what used to be a rite of spring...Pages 26 & 27

A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE CONFIRMS WHAT I BELIEVED ABOUT CAR OWNERSHIP BY RICH PEOPLE NORTH OF WASHINGTON, DC AND RICH PEOPLE WEST OF ST. LOUIS: Pages 28 & 29

OLD CARS: Looks at some of the cars at this year's Father's Day Car Show at the Museum of Transportation. Pages 29-31

MUSIC: SEE AND READ ABOUT SOME INTERESTING MUSICIANS AND SOME ANNOYING ONES WE MEET OVER TWO WEEKS IN JUNE: Pages: 31-33

CARTOONS: Pages 34-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 132 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 77 COMBINED EDITION

Drunks & Thieves,
Summer 2014, Part 2

June 16, 2014 -- It's time for John's semi-annual look at how well, or how poorly, the courts are doing. Among the stories in Drunks & Thieves, Summer 2014 edition, Part 2:

DRUNK DRIVER COMING HOME FROM STRIP CLUB PICKS UP SECOND DWI...STILL NO RECORD OF CONVICTION: Ballwin resident and local Schnukcs butcher hires a nearby municipal judge and gets Chesterfield Prosecuting Attorney to ignore the fact it was his second DWI in months. He leaves the courthouse with no points. Read the alarming details. Pages 1-to-3.

DRUNK 18-YEAR-OLD JOKING WITH PARAMEDICS WAITING FOR COPS TO ARRIVE: He admitted to the police officer he was speeding and drunk when he overturned his car on Eatherton Road, plus his blood test drawn at the hospital showed his BAC to be 16%. But that was not good enough for the Chesterfield Prosecutor who dropped the DWI charge and reduced another charge to illegal parking. Pages 4 & 5.

GOOD SAMARITAN RETURNS STOLEN AMERICAN DOLL BEFORE THIEF CAN LOAD IT INTO HIS CAR...SO THE SUSPECTS STEALS ANOTHER: When a thief had his back turned a good citizen saw an expensive American Doll sitting on the parking lot. They picked it up and returned it to the store thinking someone drove off without it. What's a thief to do? Read what: Pages 5-8

DRUNK 21-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD MAN WRECKS CAR AND THEN HIDES IN NEARBY BUSHES: However like most 21-year-olods he does answer his cell phone. He was speeding and wrecked and car, he fled the scene or an accident and his BAC level was .17%. City prosecutor Tim Englemeyer was not interested in protecting tyhe public or getting a convict and dropped the DWI to a lesser charge and dropped the leaving the scene of an accident all together. Instead of getting 26 points on his drivers' license he got 2 and no DWI conviction. Read the facts on pages 8 & 9.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY TAKES A PLEA BARGIN INSTEAD OF TRIAL ... UNAWARE THE ARRESTING OFFICER HAD QUIT AND TAKEN A JOB IN ANOTHER STATE: Pages 10 & 11.

TOWN AND COUNTRY JUDGE CONVICTS MAN WHO MOVED CASE TO THE CIRCUIT COURT AND THEN DID NOT SHOW UP: A second time DWI defendant did not get off easy in Town and Country after he moved the case to the Circuit Court and then did not show up. Read how not to try and manipulate the system and how someone got a 12 point DWI conviction.

TOWN AND COUINTRY PROSECUTOR DROPS DRIVING WHILE REVOKED CHARGES AGAINST TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN WHO IS FACING HIS THIRD DWI: His license is revoked for past DWIs and failing to take breath tests. The Town and Country cops have a felony DWI charge against him that has been pending for 20 months. They then caught former financial advisor Gary Siegfried speeding and driving on a revoked license. Read what city prosecutor Brian Malone did to protect the citizens from a habitual drunk driver. Also read about all the unpaid civil judgments for fraud against Siegfried. Pages 12-14.

SPECIAL REMINDER: We never have any social or entertainment news with our West County criminal justice newsletters. We are making an exception this time. Page 14

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S
DRUNKS & THIEVES, SUMMER 2014, PART 2

Drunks & Thieves,
Summer 2014, Part 1

June 9, 2014 -- It's time for John's semi-annual look at how well, or how poorly, the courts are doing. Among the stories in Drunks & Thieves, Summer 2014 edition, Part 1:

OFF DUTY POLICE OFFICER HELPS TOWN AND COUNTRY MAKE A DWI ARREST: For the suspect it was his second in three years. Page 1 & 2

TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT GETS THIRD DWI CONVICTION: The resident pled to a Felony DWI and received probation. Pages 2 & 3

BALLWIN WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING PUTS UP A FIGHT AND THEN IMPLIES SHE HAS NOT WATCHED A COP SHOW ON TV INTHE LAST 30 YEARS. Pages 3-5

FORMER WEBSTER GROVES COP IS ARRESTED TWICE IN SIX WEEKS FOR DWI: Former cop gives arresting officer a head full of crap. We have photos of the car weaving off the road and quotes. Pages 5-10

COUNTY JUDGE GIVES MAN DOING 96 MPH NO POINTS OR FINE: Pages 10 & 11

SCOFFLAW WITH NO LICENSE OR INSURANCE GIVES FALSE INFORMATION AT ACCIDENT AND LEAVES. Chesterfield Police did a nice job of investigating a delayed accident report only to have the suspect not show up for court and evade arrest for four years. Once he was arrested the prosecutor drops or reduces most of the charges he had racked up. Pages 11-13

A MAN WITH A RESTRICTED LICENSE DUE TO A DWI PULLS UP TO A DWI CHECKPOINT: I think you know the rest. Pages 13-15

63-YEAR-OLD MAN LIVING WITH PARENTS, USES CAR OWNED BY PARENTS TO GO TO CHESTERFIELD AND STEAL AT THE MALL: The thing is he was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2002 for robbery only to be out stealing in Chesterfield in 2013. Pages 15-17

UPDATES: WE CHECKED UP ON SOME RECENT FAVORITES FROM PAST DRUNKS AND THIEVES NEWSLETTERS.

PART TWO OF DRUNKS AND THIEVES WILL BE POSTED IN ABOUT A WEEK

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S
DRUNKS AND THIEVES, SUMMER 2014, PART 1

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 131 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 76

T&C Arrest, Arts Commission, New Elementary School, Poison Ivy, Drace Park, More Suspects In Home Invasion, More Changes For Fire & Ice, Ex-Con's Tall Grass, Tax Pool Controversy Continues, Bank Fraud Sentence & Lots More

June 2, 2014 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is chock full of news that you will not see West Magazine or Town and Style Magazine. We have loads of breaking news about events and issues in Town & Country and in Chesterfield.

TOWN AND COUNTRY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH GUN: Page 1

T & C ARTS COMMISSION HAS LOCATIONS FOR TROVA MODERN ART NOW LOOKING FOR "MONEY BAGS" See where the art is going and what else is being planned. Pages 2-4

NUNS LOOKING TO SELL LAND TO CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL...BUT PRESENTATION TO THE CITY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION IS SADLY LACKING IN TRAFFIC FACTS: Read about the school and their plans and what they failed to present. Pages 5-11

POISON IVY IN CITY PARKS REMINDS ME OF 1960 MATH PROFESSOR AND SONG WRITER: Pages 11 & 12

MORE DRACE PARK NEWS...See when the $195,000 log cabin work is to start in Drace Park and how the city is spending $10,000 to keep an eye on the park. Pages 12 & 13

TWO MORE SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED IN THORNHILL HOME BREAK-IN, ASSAULT AND CAR THEFT. Pages 13 & 14

MORE CHANGES FOR FIRE AND ICE: Hey where do you think you are going with that plastic up on wine? See new restrictions set for the community fireworks show. Pages 14-16

THE HIGH GRASS OF THE EX-CON DRUG DEALER PLUS A NEW JUDGMENT: See the new photos and court records. Pages & 18

TOO MANY DEER CAN LEAD TO FRAUD: See what is happening in the ground zero area of over population of deer. Page 19

CHESTERFIELD NEWS

COUNCILMAN WANTS CITY TO INVESTIGATE POSITION OF MUNI LEAGUE ON POOL TAX AND CONSIDER WITHDRAWING FROM THE LEAGUE...ALSO HE WANTS TO OPPOSE THE CITY-COUINTY MERGER: Read the details and how one councilman is annoyed and another is not sure. Pages 20-23

AUDITOR GIVES CITY BOOKS AN A+: Page 23

CITY WANTS TO USE TDD MONEY TO BUY BUS SHELTERS...THEY JUST CAN'T ANSWER THE HOW MANY AND WHERE QUESTIONS: Pages 23-25

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR BANK FRAUD: We wonder where he is going to come up with the $6-million he has been ordered to repay a bank. Pages 25 & 25

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY RESTAURANT ASKED FOR ROOFTOP DINING: The proposal has been made but no other action had happened. See which restaurant and what the view would be: Page 27

CHESTERFIELD ARTS ANNOUNCED MOVE TO TAUBMAN PRESTIGE OUTLET MALLS IS OFF: Pages 29-31

JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT THE CLARKSON VALLEY SOLAR PANEL WAR WAS OVER...IT WASN'T: Chesterfield's neighbor, with no retail tax revenue is using money partially generated by Chesterfield retail sales to pursue a legal battle over solar panels they can't win. Read the latest details...Pages 32-34

THE STUPID FILES FROM THE AREA'S LARGEST SUPERMARKET: Pages 34 & 35

MUSIC: WHAT WE HEARD LAST WEEK AND WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK Pages 36 & 37

CARTOONS Pages 38-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 131 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 76 COMBINED EDITION

 
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