I am very disappointed with the Webster Groves city administrator. I recently called the office and asked to be called back ... multiple times. I have never had this issue with city hall in the past. Why do we continue to allow a non-responsive “public servant” to remain in office? Webster G…

Another mass murder is already fading from our consciousness! David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, has worked for gun legislation since that massacre. After learning of the recent Monterey City killings in Califo…

Local school board elections should foster honest debate and a robust exchange of ideas so the community can elect highly qualified school board members. In a venomous letter to the Webster-Kirkwood Times last week, John Hickey attempts to shut down such debate by using politicized, incendia…

The Missouri legislative session began by tackling the issue of proper attire for its female members. I found myself wondering how this issue relates to the concerns of their constituents. What does attire have to do with one’s ability to serve those they represent?

I would laugh at Sandy Odenwald (WKT, Dec. 16 issue) and Dennis Matreci (WKT, Dec. 23 issue) when they say they have been lied to and “suckered,” except that the increase of my property tax bill hurts too much. There were people around, myself included, who told you not to vote for Prop. A. …

As I read PJ Mitchell’s letter (“No Money for Early Childhood Programs in WG,” Jan. 9), I thought about how we need action from both local and federal levels to meet the needs of children in our state. 

I’m among many who have enjoyed the meadow on the ground of Kenrick Seminary. Walk 20 feet into that meadow on a hot summer day, and the volume of the insects and birds is nearly enough to drown out nearby traffic. It’s like a sanctuary. Apparently, though, not a wildlife sanctuary. 

At Christmas time we recently celebrated the birth of the child who brought compassion, empathy, brotherhood, love, decency, hope, no racism, wisdom and no hate! 

With the recent passing of Barbara Byerly, Kirkwood is minus another great humanitarian. As defined by Webster, a humanitarian is one who works to promote human welfare, a philanthropist. Because of Barb’s quiet manner and selflessness, it will be difficult to assess her contributions to Kir…

The Webster Groves City Council and City Manager Marie Peoples continue to ignore our inquiries and calls to action for fundamental family services (early childhood programming). Mayor Laura Arnold has returned a few of my calls, providing a range of excuses that I’m tired of hearing.

I recently mailed a letter, carelessly depositing it in an overflowing mailbox. It evidently fell out and was blown quite a ways away. A stranger found it in a nearby parking lot! He drove it to my house, using the return address on the envelope. He gave his name (Jack Yetter, I think?) to a…