• Alligators vs. Sharks? It’s No Contest

    Alligators vs. Sharks? It’s No Contest

    Brentwood swimmers rout Cherry Hills   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Both alligators and sharks have been in the news a lot lately for attacking people. But if the two were to fight each other, who would win? You’d probably say sharks. Not if they were wearing swimming trunks. The Brentwood Gators won big against the […]

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  • Debate Duo Among Top Third at Nationals

    Debate Duo Among Top Third at Nationals

    Craren, Saunders team up in public forum debate   Brentwood High School seniors Seamus Saunders and Theodora Craren recently finished in the top one-third in public forum debate at the National Speech and Debate Association’s national tournament June 12-17 in Salt Lake City. They advanced to the elimination rounds with a winning record in the preliminaries. The pair qualified for […]

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  • McGrath to Get New Entrance for Vehicles

    McGrath to Get New Entrance for Vehicles

    Cars to enter from High School Drive, exit at St. Clair Avenue   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net McGrath Elementary School students who travel to and from school by car, and walkers who live northeast of the building, will take a different route starting as early as this fall. The Brentwood Board of Aldermen on Monday […]

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  • Studio Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Studio Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    The Brentwood dance school the Studio Inc. celebrated its 25th anniversary at its spring show, “I Feel Like Dancing,” on June 4 at the Brentwood High School auditorium. Almost 100 students performed 36 numbers, followed by an award ceremony that included remarks from the founder of the studio, Kim Swanson, and the director Amanda Fedor, Swanson’s daughter. Said Swanson, “The […]

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  • Resale Store Fights Learning Disabilities

    Resale Store Fights Learning Disabilities

    Miriam Switching Post opens in Hanley Industrial Court   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Anne Carr manages an 8,000-square-foot resale store in Brentwood so she gets to see a lot of cool, offbeat items every day. This week it’s a 1940s, art deco-style hair dryer that’s been converted into a lamp. A 1920s dentist chair with black […]

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  • 7-0 Vote Makes Wegge Ward 2 Alderman

    7-0 Vote Makes Wegge Ward 2 Alderman

    He will serve final 11 months of Slusser’s term   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net The Brentwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the appointment of Brandon Wegge to serve the remaining year of Keith Slusser’s two-year term as a Ward 2 alderman. In a special meeting on June 6 the board met to consider Mayor Chris […]

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  • Gospel Choir Proclaims at Rock Church

    Gospel Choir Proclaims at Rock Church

    Gospel music and African American spirituals filled the Rock Church of St. Louis, in Brentwood, on Saturday afternoon during a concert of the Community Gospel Choir. The 60-voice group is based at Kirkwood Baptist Church. “Bringing together singers from all backgrounds, the Community Gospel Choir seeks to build bridges that restore unity to community,” according to its website. The choir […]

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  • Mayor Appoints Wegge to Replace Slusser

    Mayor Appoints Wegge to Replace Slusser

    Board of Aldermen to meet June 6 to vote on appointment   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Brentwood Mayor Chris Thornton has announced he is appointing Brandon Wegge to replace Keith Slusser as a Ward 2 alderman. The Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting to discuss and vote on the appointment at 7 p.m. […]

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  • Police: Vehicle Break-ins Very Preventable

    Police: Vehicle Break-ins Very Preventable

    Remove valuables, lock car doors, Fitzgerald says   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net A rash of vehicle break-ins in Brentwood over two consecutive nights early this month led police to hold a community forum on May 17 at the Brentwood Recreation Center. Speaking to about 35 attendees, Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald generally described what happened […]

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  • Errors Help Sink Baseball Team at Sectional

    Errors Help Sink Baseball Team at Sectional

    Clearwater wins 12-2, advances to state quarterfinals   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net For a while there, it looked like this might be the year the Brentwood High School baseball team would break through the glass ceiling. After losing district championships to Maplewood-Richmond Heights the past two years, they destroyed the Blue Eagles 12-2 on May […]

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