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Lindbergh Class of 2020 will get a drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

Lindbergh High School will hold its 2020 graduation Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood. The school will have an outdoor drive-in graduation ceremony, socially distanced because of COVID-19, Principal Eric Cochran announced in an email to students Friday ...

Mehlville and Oakville graduations move to St. Charles Family Arena

Oakville High graduates and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade in May. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. Photo by Kim Brady Photography.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The Mehlville School District has moved graduations for Oakville and Mehlville high schools to the Family Arena in St. Charles, after the Chaifetz Arena in the city of St. Louis canceled the schools’ scheduled July 19 graduation. The district says the graduation will be in-person and on the previo...

Crestwood pool will open Monday with reservations, masks and possible Sunset Hills collaboration

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center will be open beginning Monday, June 15, but the pool will operate under COVID-19 restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than ones from the past. The city said it has taken time to “thorou...

Crestwood officials react to developer pulling out of $300 million mall project

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

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The developer behind the latest redevelopment plan for the former Crestwood Plaza mall site backed out of the deal last week due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Creve Coeur-based Walpert Properties had planned the most ambitious proposal for Crestwood mall yet, a $300 million high-density mixed...

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...

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