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St. Louis County begins asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in South County

St. Louis County begins asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in South County

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 10, 2020

Anyone who is asymptomatic can get a coronavirus test starting Monday at St. Louis County’s clinics in South County and North County. County Executive Sam Page announced the new testing capacity at his briefing with reporters Wednesday morning and recommended that anyone who deals with the public get t...

Chaifetz Arena cancels all graduations through July, including Mehlville and Lindbergh

Lindbergh High School 2020 graduate Jimmy Keating celebrates graduation with his classmates in a socially distanced car parade May 26, the original date of graduation.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 9, 2020

School districts in St. Louis County had hoped that the Class of 2020 could have some semblance of a normal graduation ceremony this summer, but Chaifetz Arena has canceled all graduations set to be held there any date before August. That means graduations for both the Mehlville and Lindbergh school ...

Videoconferenced public hearing set for Monday on subdivision at Resurrection Cemetery

Videoconferenced public hearing set for Monday on subdivision at Resurrection Cemetery

June 7, 2020

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on a subdivision proposed for Resurrection Cemetery in Affton. The planning panel will meet for the hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8, by WebEx videoconference only due to COVID-19.  Members of the public who want to attend can at...

Lindbergh moves to 1:1 technology, will buy elementary iPads and high-school laptops

Jack Thayer from Holly Hatfield’s 2018-2019 third-grade class at Sappington Elementary School spent nearly two years coding a math program called ‘Jack Math.’ This program helps students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. His father, who studied engineering, taught Jack how to code in Python.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 4, 2020

Lindbergh Schools is going to give a computer to every K-12 student through a 1:1 technology program starting this summer and extending over the next three years, in a decision made even before school switched to online learning for the foreseeable future. After a yearlong technology impact study in whic...

Latest Crestwood mall redevelopment is dropped due to COVID-19, developer says

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 3, 2020

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.  The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment appears to be dead, this time killed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city of Crestwood posted Wednesday on its official Facebook page that it has been notified that Walpert Properties, the St....

South County Election Results June 2 election: Fribis wins, Crestwood tax extended, school boards set

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

June 2, 2020

Update: This article released figures Tuesday night when the election board said that all precincts were reporting, but those were just the absentee numbers. Read on for the updated totals.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a long-delayed election that saw heavy turnout in Sunset Hills for a hi...

The new Tower Tee features a mix of the old and the new

A rendering of the layout planned for the new Tower Tee, set to open in fall 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

The reimagined Tower Tee is seeing its first construction activity, with the new owners promising to bring the beloved South County institution back with an expected spring 2021 opening. A year after the surprise announcement by new owners Steve Walkenbach and Lindbergh Board of Education member Mike...

Sunset Hills alderman responds to city attorney on her ethics complaint about the mayor

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman is disputing the city attorney's ruling that text messages sent by Mayor Pat Fribis did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Aldermen in January, a city official can file a compla...

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. Monday due to widespread protests happening in Ferguson and around the country, although it was unclear if any local stores had actually sustained any damage. The stores closing include the Walmarts on Telegraph Road and Kirkwood Road, the closest ones to South...

Affton food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden will open Fourth of July weekend

The new 9 Mile Garden food truck plaza is under construction.

June 1, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

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