It’s an unlikely scenario: hotel tycoon befriends nuns and together they build a cultural center for a major Midwest city. Allen Carl Larson has put this story together and he’s had the documents to authenticate the tale for almost five decades.
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If you are among the untold thousands of twice-bitten St. Louis-area football fans who still seek a team to root for — four years after the Rams returned to Los Angeles and three decades after the Cardinals winged off for Arizona — you might want to stop in some Sunday afternoon at 8169 Big …
Fun for the entire family awaits at Downtown Kirkwood’s Holiday Walk on Saturday, Nov. 23. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., activities for children, holiday shopping, free entertainment and refreshments will make this day a festive way to begin celebrating the holiday season.
A Missouri American Water project on Marshall Avenue in Webster Groves should be completed no later than early December. The work has caused ongoing traffic problems and concerns for the safety of children attending Avery Elementary School on North Bompart Avenue.
The “White Rat,” aka Whitey Herzog of Sunset Hills, is back. The beloved manager of the 1980s St. Louis Cardinals is teaming up with Rainbows for Kids to help families dealing with the crisis of children facing serious illness and related health issues.
A landmark in Kirkwood, the United Missouri Bank building (UMB), may be on the chopping block. As the Times went to press on Wednesday evening, the Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission was slated on Nov. 6 to take up a plan for a 178-unit high-rise apartment complex for the bank site.
If you’re “gonna take a sentimental journey,” you could hardly do better than two upcoming open houses at the Kirkwood Train Station this month. Local architect Donald Hussman will give a presentation on the past, present and future of Kirkwood’s railroad icon.
Sixteen years ago, social studies teacher Terry Verstraete invited St. Louis-area military veterans to speak to students at Webster Groves High School. Since then, the school has welcomed veterans each year around Veterans Day to share their stories and answer questions.
The haunted home of Hans and Michelle Mugler, located at the corner of Rock Hill Road and Bacon Avenue in Webster Groves, is equipped with 45 to 50 Halloween animatronic figures on the porch and front lawn. The owners say they will build a haunted house on the front porch prior to the arriva…
Vehicle thefts have spiked this year across the Webster-Kirkwood Times readership area, with more than 100 cases to date. Slightly more than 40% of those have occurred in Kirkwood. In addition, there has been a sharp rise in items being stolen from inside vehicles.
Nature and outdoor teachers all over the state are psyched about the Missouri Environmental Education Association conference coming to St. Louis on Nov. 1-3. Lesli Moylan of Kirkwood is the new executive director of MEEA, and she’s a busy bee these days.
The 13th annual Hands On Kirkwood, a day of volunteer service throughout the Kirkwood community, was held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Events ranged from an electronics drive to free vehicle inspections, and a winter clothing and toy shop set up at Kirkwood Baptist Church. Pictured: Edward Norton…