Monday, May 6, 2013
How many Cornells were born in 1974? What year was Chuck the most popular? How many babies got your name the year you were born? Explore our database of Missouri baby names from 1910 to 2011.
University City incorporated to become a city in 1906 and E.G. Lewis, publisher of Womans’ Magazine and the Woman’s Farm Journal served as the city's first mayor. According to the Missouri Database of baby names, there were 16 babies named Lewis born in the state in 1910, the first year of the database. What about some of University City's other famous sons and daughters? In 1974, the year Cornell "Nelly" Haynes was born, there were no other boys born with that name. Talk about one of a kind. The most popular year for Cornells in Missouri was 1962, when 18 were born. Chuck Berry, the musical icon who plays monthly at Blueberry Hill, was born in 1926. There were 1,054 boys named Charles that year—and five girls as well. In 1972, when Joe …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Riverfront Times readers selected University City Mayor Shelley Welsch as the best in the area. Several local businesses also won awards.
Who is the best mayor in the St. Louis area? According to Riverfront Times readers, it is University City's own Shelley Welsch. Welsch was named best mayor 2012 in the RFT's annual "Best Of" contest. The story on Welsch's win cited her instrumental leadership during the planning phases of the Loop Trolley project. Quoting from the RFT story: Since taking office in April 2011, Welsch's team has also reworked U. City's budget, turning a $2 million deficit into a projected $500,000 surplus for the 2013 fiscal year. Last year Welsch also pushed for a bill that made University City the first suburb in St. Louis to set up a domestic-partnerships registry to recognize the rights of same-sex couples. Not afraid of controversy, Welsch has turned …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Mayor Shelley Welsch's latest blog post
Yesterday I shared my concerns about one of the proposed changes to the Council Rules of Order & Procedure. Today, I share my concern about another suggested change – about communications and the role of a spokesperson for the City. Right now, our Council rules are written so that members of Council – when speaking for the City or the Council – get the approval of the Mayor, as head of Council, or the Mayor Pro Tem in the Mayor’s absence from the City. In reality this would probably only happen in times of crisis or emergency – when a joint response is necessary – because on the day-to-day operations/workings of the City, members of Council may speak for themselves. This rule ensures we have only one spokesperson – that could be any member…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Mayor Shelley Welsch's state of the city address.
I would like to thank the Historical Society of University City for the invitation to speak here this evening for the Second Annual State of the City address. I am honored to present this talk to try to convey the positive things that have been happening in our community over the past year. As I mentioned last year, I think this is a good way to honor the birth of E.G. Lewis, the founder of this great city. Who We Are I think it is always good to set the stage for a talk such as this. So, I will begin as I began last year, providing a bit of background on our community. This information has not changed from last year. University City stands at six square miles, and is bordered by the municipalities of St. Louis, Wellston, Pagedale, …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mayor Shelley Welsch is heading to Washington D.C.
Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from University City Mayor Shelley Welsch's personal blog. To hear more about what the mayor has in store for U City go to www.ucitymo.com. Over the next few days I will be attending the Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. This annual meeting is held, specifically, to give mayors of larger cities around the country the opportunity to hear from administration and government officials whose work in D.C. has such a strong impact on our communities. (To be a member of this group, you must be a mayor in a city of 30,000 or more.) This will be my third Conference of Mayors meeting. And, I have enjoyed them. The conference is smaller than most. There is a real opportunity to ask …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Celebration at high school featured poems, essays and music.
University City came together Saturday afternoon to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The University City School District and the City of University City joined together for the 26th annual program titled "Remembering the Man, Embracing His Vision." The event was held at University City High School. Students presented orations based on the words of Dr. King and honored him with musical performances. The 2012 MLK Spirit Award was presented to Redditt Hudson, a 1983 graduate of University City High School. Hudson is a program associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri.
Friday, September 23, 2011
University City youth and adults came together Tuesday to discuss issues that youth confront in the St. Louis area.
“St. Louis is lame. Everything is either too far or costs too much.” That was one of several complaints voiced at the beginning of Tuesday night’s Youth Speak-Out Forum at the Heman Park Community Center in University City. Organizers Jami Cox and Asia Garrison of the Youth Initiative Planning Committee hosted the event to help establish dialogue between the region’s youth and adults. “Youth are an important community investment,” said Cox. “How we are nurtured, and listened to with respect and caring attitudes is a major concern among youth.” Garrison said the group's aim is to “remove boundaries” and “lose labels” caused by geographic boundaries. She said and forums such as Tuesday night’s gathering would help address concerns that youth…