• Mayor Discusses Measures to Cut Crime

    Mayor Discusses Measures to Cut Crime

    Better lights, restricted access to some streets might help   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Brentwood Mayor Chris Thornton on July 11 released an open memo to the Board of Aldermen about a spate of crimes in the city over recent months. The memo was sent to The Brentwood Spirit, 40 South News and the Pulse […]

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  • Vandervoort Attends Scholars Academy

    Vandervoort Attends Scholars Academy

    Student Caroline Vandervoort represented Brentwood High School at the Missouri Scholars Academy from June 12 to July 2 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Founded in 1985, the academy gives Missouri high school juniors opportunities to expand their educational and social skills. This summer they each chose to study one of four subjects: math, science, social studies or humanities. “With this […]

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  • 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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