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Despite widespread interest, only one parent speaks on holding Mehlville classes in person

The Point Eagle mascot passes out Chromebooks at a drive-thru event in March 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 17, 2020

With all the discussion going on about whether schools should start in person or virtually this fall, only one parent came to the Mehlville Board of Education’s Aug. 5 meeting where the board decided to start the year all-virtual. One district parent, Chrissy Kaiser, urged the board during public comments to ...

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

Rep. Bob Burns will challenge 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, to see who will serve as the unofficial “mayor of South County.” Trakas, R-Oakville, was elected in 2016 in the 6th District, which represents Oakville, Lemay, Green Park, Co...

Crestwood meetings are staying virtual for now

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups like Lindbergh Community Birthday Parades, Oakville Birthday Parades and Mehlville Birthday Parades. Above, Ryan from Crestwood got a parade for his birthday April 6.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will continue to hold its monthly meetings through videoconferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a brief discussion earlier this summer to reopen meetings to the public. At the May meeting, Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau asked when it would be possible to re...

Bayless votes for an all-virtual start to the school year

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 6, 2020

The Bayless Board of Education voted at an in-person special meeting Wednesday night to begin the 2020-2021 school year with all-virtual school as coronavirus cases in the St. Louis region continue to climb. By a vote of 6-1, the school board adopted Superintendent Ron Tucker’s recommendation to be...

Mehlville Board of Education votes to start school year virtually

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 5, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education voted unanimously in an in-person meeting Wednesday night to  start the 2020-2021 school year entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising cases in the St. Louis region.  The meeting took place in the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium at Mehlville High S...

Bayless looks at all-virtual school for first quarter of year

Students at Gateway Dance Conservatory rehearse for the studio’s first full-length production of
Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in Pacific Nov. 23, 2019. Gateway is a nonprofit studio that meets at The
Pavilion at Lemay and provides underprivileged dance students with scholarships and other financial
aid, as well as inclusionary classes for students with special needs. Gateway performed ‘The
Nutcracker’ in December 2019 at Bayless High School. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 5, 2020

As coronavirus cases in the St. Louis region continue to climb, the Bayless Board of Education will vote at a special meeting Wednesday night whether to begin the 2020-2021 school year with all-virtual school. The Bayless School District board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug....

Hancock will go all-virtual to start school year, instead of five days a week in class

Incoming Hancock second-grader Aubrey-Nicholson, first-grader Makenna Kessler and second-grader Moussa Moftin read their brand new books together at the Bring Me a Book event in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 5, 2020

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County, the Hancock Place School District will begin the 2020-2021 school year 100-percent virtual, the district said Tuesday, after initially announcing that it would offer a five-day-a-week in-person option. The Lemay school district's decision will...

PHOTOS: 9 Mile Garden opens for 28 days and has to close

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that claims to be the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.

August 5, 2020

Missouri's first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden in Affton, officially opened to the public July 3 after a long-anticipated wait. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, attended a ribbon-cutting event at the garden July 9 to commemorate its opening,...

Sunset Hills eases sign restrictions during pandemic

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

July 31, 2020

The City of Sunset Hills has temporarily stopped enforcing ordinances regarding temporary banners and signs in front of businesses to allow businesses to continue to advertise carryout, curbside and pick-up services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses such as restaurants and others who provide curbside, ...

Price voted board president over Baebler

Then-Ward 4 Alderman Donna Ernst, left, applauds for her successor, Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price, at the victory party on his first election night in April 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 29, 2020

Newly re-elected Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price was named president of the Sunset HIlls Board of Aldermen June 23, defeating Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler in a 5-3 videoconferenced vote that was split along gender lines. Price was nominated by Ward 3 Alderman Nathan Lipe. The nomination was seconded by ...

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