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Re-elected Trakas is opposing Page orders

Both the recently re-elected County Executive Sam Page and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas don masks at the official ribbon-cutting at 9 Mile Garden in Affton July 9.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 17, 2020

With a win Nov. 3 over challenger Rep. Bob Burns, St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas was re-elected to represent South County for another four years. Trakas asked voters to give him another term...

Special session postponed after COVID-19 outbreak; GOP senators resist wearing masks

In a photo tweeted by Gov. Mike Parson, Parson speaks at a Branson retreat last week to Missouri senators who were not wearing masks including, second from right, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, who represents Sunset Hills, and third from right, Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, who represents Arnold.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 17, 2020

COVID-19 cases among members and staff of the Missouri Senate will force it to postpone consideration of an emergency spending bill and pandemic liability protection, Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden...

Restaurant association joins Bartolino’s lawsuit challenging St. Louis County dining ban

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 16, 2020

A statewide association of restaurants will join a lawsuit challenging the indoor dining ban that St. Louis County Executive Sam Page ordered to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, joining a lawsuit...

Hospitals near capacity as virus surging locally and across state

An Oakville High School student sews during class as students returned for two weeks, before the announcement that they will return to all-virtual learning until January.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 16, 2020

St. Louis health leaders appealed to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to issue a statewide mask mandate and stay-at-home advisory as a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelms hospitals including Mercy Hospital South,...

Page issues stay-at-home advisory and restricts businesses, gatherings as COVID cases climb

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home in late April with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 13, 2020

With COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals, St. Louis County residents will be encouraged for the next month to stay home and only leave to go to work, school, medical care, grocery shopping and other...

Page will implement new restrictions Friday in response to rise of COVID

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 12, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said Thursday that he will make a series of announcements Friday morning on new COVID-19 restrictions he will issue in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. “I...

Mehlville and Oakville high schools return to all-virtual learning due to rise in COVID-19

An Oakville High School student sews during class as students returned for two weeks, before the announcement that they will return to all-virtual learning until January.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 12, 2020

Mehlville and Oakville high school students will return to all-virtual learning Monday, Nov. 16, the Mehlville School District announced Thursday in an email to parents. Superintendent Chris Gaines said...

Lindbergh school buildings get secure vestibules

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the secure vestibule at Sperreng Middle School.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 10, 2020

  As part of Lindbergh Schools’ Proposition R no-tax-rate-increase bond issue in April 2019, voters approved funding safe, future-ready campuses across Lindbergh with single, secure main entrances...

For first time ever, Grant’s Farm debuts a drive-thru Holiday Fun Experience

For first time ever, Grant's Farm debuts a drive-thru Holiday Fun Experience
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 10, 2020

Grant’s Farm is now selling tickets for its first-ever Holiday Fun Experience, a Christmas lights drive-thru experience similar to the Halloween Drive-Thru Experience the South County attraction debuted...

South County Election Results 2020: No surprises as incumbents win

Voters line up to vote at Rogers Elementary in Oakville Tuesday, Nov. 3.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 3, 2020

From president to local contests in Missouri, St. Louis County and South County, a number of important elections will be decided Tuesday, Nov. 3. St. Louis County has released 100% of votes as of 11 p.m....

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