• Aldermen Authorize Compensation Study

    Aldermen Authorize Compensation Study

    Competitiveness of city employees’ pay, benefits will be determined By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Are City of Brentwood employees overpaid? Underpaid? How efficiently do they work? Are their health insurance and other benefits competitive with similar positions at other cities? Those questions will be answered in several months when a compensation consulting firm releases its findings of...

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  • Crime Report: Burglary on Southcote Drive

    Crime Report: Burglary on Southcote Drive

    The Brentwood Police Department reported that the following incidents took place from February 1 to July 27, 2014: Tuesday, July 22 Items were reportedly stolen from inside a car parked in the Metro parking garage. The lock was punched. A wallet was reportedly stolen from a purse in the 1900 block of Brentwood Boulevard. Monday, July 21 A burglary was...

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  • Minicamp Gives Junior Eagles Headstart

    Minicamp Gives Junior Eagles Headstart

    Twenty-five youngsters attended a minicamp for the Brentwood Junior Eagles football program this week. The players, in grades five through eight, met for two hours on each of three nights to learn football fundamentals. The Junior Eagles consist of a seventh-grade team, which comprises students in grades 5-7, and an eighth-grade team. Daily practice for the 2014 season begins at...

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  • Rivera Travels 5 States to Improve PB’s

    Rivera Travels 5 States to Improve PB’s

    BHS junior medals in national meets, No. 6 in U.S. in javelin By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit For most 15-year-olds, summertime means sleeping in, hanging out, mowing the lawn and taking a family vacation. Not for Sophia Rivera. Over the past six weeks she has been to New Mexico, North Carolina, California, Indiana and Oregon. And in August...

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  • Fundraiser Survives 2 Storms, Tornado

    Fundraiser Survives 2 Storms, Tornado

    Police officer, firefighter present BBQ proceeds to Backstoppers By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Despite what Brentwood Police Chief Dan Fitzgerald described as “awful” weather, local police officers and firefighters raised more than $3,200 at a barbecue on June 7 to benefit a St. Louis charity. They presented the donation to the Backstoppers at the Brentwood Board of Aldermen...

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  • Couple Launches Seed Biz from Back Yard

    Couple Launches Seed Biz from Back Yard

    Adlers sell heirloom seeds while tending sustainable garden By Linda Briggs-Harty Contributing Writer From the front, Angela and Marc Adler’s home on Melvin Avenue in Brentwood says city − a brick bungalow flanked by a small lawn, tree at the center and a few garden beds on either side. But walking through the back gate, the Adler home says country [...]

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  • Football Team Reloads at July Camp

    Football Team Reloads at July Camp

    Turnout slightly low as players prepare for 2014 schedule By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit “Let’s go, 39 days to kickoff!” Keith Herring shouted on Monday at the Brentwood High School football team’s first mid-summer practice. He was referring to the Eagles’ season opener on Aug. 22 against Crystal City. They’re preparing for it in three stages. In June...

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  • Aldermen Authorize Compensation Study

    Aldermen Authorize Compensation Study

    Competitiveness of city employees’ pay, benefits will be determined By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Are City of Brentwood employees overpaid? Underpaid? How efficiently do they work? Are their health insurance and other benefits competitive with similar positions at other cities? Those questions will be answered in several months when a compensation consulting firm releases its findings of...

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  • Crime Report: Burglary on Southcote Drive

    Crime Report: Burglary on Southcote Drive

    The Brentwood Police Department reported that the following incidents took place from February 1 to July 27, 2014: Tuesday, July 22 Items were reportedly stolen from inside a car parked in the Metro parking garage. The lock was punched. A wallet was reportedly stolen from a purse in the 1900 block of Brentwood Boulevard. Monday, July 21 A burglary was...

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  • Minicamp Gives Junior Eagles Headstart

    Minicamp Gives Junior Eagles Headstart

    Twenty-five youngsters attended a minicamp for the Brentwood Junior Eagles football program this week. The players, in grades five through eight, met for two hours on each of three nights to learn football fundamentals. The Junior Eagles consist of a seventh-grade team, which comprises students in grades 5-7, and an eighth-grade team. Daily practice for the 2014 season begins at...

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  • Rivera Travels 5 States to Improve PB’s

    Rivera Travels 5 States to Improve PB’s

    BHS junior medals in national meets, No. 6 in U.S. in javelin By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit For most 15-year-olds, summertime means sleeping in, hanging out, mowing the lawn and taking a family vacation. Not for Sophia Rivera. Over the past six weeks she has been to New Mexico, North Carolina, California, Indiana and Oregon. And in August...

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  • Football Camp This Week for Grades 5-8

    Football Camp This Week for Grades 5-8

    Students in grades five through eight who want to play football this fall are invited to attend the Brentwood Junior Eagles Mini-Camp from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week, July 23-25, at Norm West Park. Participants do not have to be Brentwood residents or attend Brentwood schools. A parent or guardian of each student must...

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  • Fundraiser Survives 2 Storms, Tornado

    Fundraiser Survives 2 Storms, Tornado

    Police officer, firefighter present BBQ proceeds to Backstoppers By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Despite what Brentwood Police Chief Dan Fitzgerald described as “awful” weather, local police officers and firefighters raised more than $3,200 at a barbecue on June 7 to benefit a St. Louis charity. They presented the donation to the Backstoppers at the Brentwood Board of Aldermen...

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  • Couple Launches Seed Biz from Back Yard

    Couple Launches Seed Biz from Back Yard

    Adlers sell heirloom seeds while tending sustainable garden By Linda Briggs-Harty Contributing Writer From the front, Angela and Marc Adler’s home on Melvin Avenue in Brentwood says city − a brick bungalow flanked by a small lawn, tree at the center and a few garden beds on either side. But walking through the back gate, the Adler home says country [...]

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  • Football Team Reloads at July Camp

    Football Team Reloads at July Camp

    Turnout slightly low as players prepare for 2014 schedule By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit “Let’s go, 39 days to kickoff!” Keith Herring shouted on Monday at the Brentwood High School football team’s first mid-summer practice. He was referring to the Eagles’ season opener on Aug. 22 against Crystal City. They’re preparing for it in three stages. In June...

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  • Gators Take 6th but Most Times Improve

    Gators Take 6th but Most Times Improve

    Improving trumps winning for first year in tougher conference By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit For the first time in three years, the Brentwood Gators swim team didn’t get to throw coach Sean Dooley into the pool at the end of the summer season. But this year he’s cool with that. Pushing the coach into the pool had become...

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  • ‘Wrong Crowd’ Rocks in Summer Concert

    ‘Wrong Crowd’ Rocks in Summer Concert

    Final concert in series will be on Aug. 8 Dozens of Brentwood residents attended the city’s second concert of the summer’s “Music On the Menu” series on Friday night at the west end of Brentwood Park. The Wrong Crowd Band played music and four food trucks were open for business in the adjacent parking lot. This is the first summer...

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