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In November 2019, a Kirkwood resident met someone online while playing a cell phone game. A relationship blossomed. Soon, the resident was giving money to someone she had only met virtually.

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Following discussion with Kirkwood’s Parks Director Kyle Henke, the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC) will no longer support the addition of cycling within the forest at Kirkwood Park. A bicycle playground and family-oriented bike area outside of the forest are still being considered.

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Using a century-old pen nib to create incredibly thin lines, it takes Gary Gackstatter about two hours to shade one square inch of his detailed ink drawings. It’s no wonder, then, why he’s selective about what he draws.

From grazing goats and wandering bears to the defeat of a pair of major projects, there's been plenty to talk about in 2021. At the year comes to a close, take a look back on the biggest stories of the past year.

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Children everywhere have been writing their wish lists to Santa Claus, and this Christmas, the Webster-Kirkwood Times was entrusted with the incredibly important task of making sure the letters from kids in this area get to the Big Guy himself at the North Pole.

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When Christopher Saunders graduated from Kirkwood High School, he didn’t realize he was fated to become a Pioneer in more than one sense. This winter, the 1997 graduate is rocking Kirkwood’s red and white in Orlando, Florida, as one of the first Black Santas to appear at a Disney park in the…

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Using a century-old pen nib to create incredibly thin lines, it takes Gary Gackstatter about two hours to shade one square inch of his detailed ink drawings. It’s no wonder, then, why he’s selective about what he draws.

From grazing goats and wandering bears to the defeat of a pair of major projects, there's been plenty to talk about in 2021. At the year comes to a close, take a look back on the biggest stories of the past year.

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Children everywhere have been writing their wish lists to Santa Claus, and this Christmas, the Webster-Kirkwood Times was entrusted with the incredibly important task of making sure the letters from kids in this area get to the Big Guy himself at the North Pole.

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When Christopher Saunders graduated from Kirkwood High School, he didn’t realize he was fated to become a Pioneer in more than one sense. This winter, the 1997 graduate is rocking Kirkwood’s red and white in Orlando, Florida, as one of the first Black Santas to appear at a Disney park in the…

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Some people get into the holiday spirit more than others, but Alice Sydow is the holiday spirit — and all she wants for Christmas is to share that joy with others.

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In what came as a surprise to most everyone, the Webster Groves City Council on Dec. 7 voted unanimously to reject the ambitious Douglass Hill redevelopment proposal, ending almost two years of passionate debate over the project.

Local motorists have had plenty of road encounters with animals ranging from tiny squirrels to large deer weighing up to 250 pounds. The results aren’t pretty for man nor beast.

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After a forced break due to the pandemic, the Hixson Middle School Parent Teacher Organization’s biggest — and only — annual fundraiser is back. The Hixson Holiday House Tour returns this Sunday, Dec. 5, with a new COVID-safe twist: All eight Webster Groves homes on the tour will host exclus…

From abstract paintings on cave walls to modern music gracing the airwaves, human beings have been driven to create since the dawn of time. But what is it about making art that serves as a balm for some and a diving board into psychosis for others? Bob Dick of Kirkwood doesn’t have the answe…