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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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  • BHS Graduates 62 at 88th Commencement

    BHS Graduates 62 at 88th Commencement

    ‘You are the hope for many people you’ve not met yet’   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Brentwood High School’s senior class of 2016 received one last round of advice last week before heading out into the world. They heard six brief but heartfelt speeches by school administrators and their own classmates at the school’s 88th […]

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  • 5 Eagles Win 11 Medals at State Meet

    5 Eagles Win 11 Medals at State Meet

    Rivera wins 2 more, opts out of shot put   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net For the past four years, Sophia Rivera has been raising eyebrows with her accomplishments at the Class 2 state track and field meets in Jefferson City. Heading into last weekend, she had won three consecutive state titles in both the shot […]

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  • District Champs: BHS 12, MRH 2

    District Champs: BHS 12, MRH 2

    Eagles to play Clearwater in sectional on Monday   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Yes, baseball games between Brentwood High School and Maplewood-Richmond Heights are usually close and exciting. And yes, the Eagles routed the Blue Devils by an unexciting score of 12-2 in the Class 3 District 4 championship on May 19 at Brentwood Park. […]

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  • Craren, Sasaki Honored for Art Portfolios

    Craren, Sasaki Honored for Art Portfolios

    Aunger, Wojdyla also cited for outstanding work   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Brentwood High School seniors Tedi Craren and Yumino Sasaki were named the school’s most outstanding visual art students last week. Their work was exhibited with the creations of more than 100 other students in the school’s annual art exhibit at the school library. […]

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