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Missouri governor, wife test positive for COVID-19

Gov. Mike Parson posted this photo to his Twitter account July 11 showing him attending a crowded barbecue in Sedalia with no social distancing or masks.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 23, 2020

Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday. Parson's office said Teresa Parson was tested this morning "out of an abundance of caution" and after displaying minor symptoms. The governor was then tested as well and received a positive result. All official...

Lindbergh will play football in Jefferson County, despite St. Louis County restrictions

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 23, 2020

With high school athletes in high-contact sports barred from competing in St. Louis County, Lindbergh High School will compete in fall sports in Jefferson County, the district told parents Wednesday. The Lindbergh Flyers will host high-frequency contact sports like football in Jefferson County, at Northwe...

Planning panel recommends denial of gas station in shadow of the JB Bridge

The view from the site of the proposed Moto Mart along the Mississippi River, directly next to the JB Bridge.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2020

A Moto Mart proposed to be built along Interstate 255 in the shadow of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge may not happen after the St. Louis County Planning Commission unanimously recommended zoning for the gas station be denied because, among other reasons, it is “not aesthetically or visually appealing at ...

Districts weigh what do do on fall sports; Trakas slammed, but says he’ll rein in Page

Lindbergh football senior Nick Roth, right, carries the ball during a Flyers’ victory against Parkway South during the 2018 football season at Lindbergh. The Flyers topped the Patriots 43-12 on Lindbergh’s 2018 senior night, as  senior football players, band members, Flyerettes and cheerleaders were honored for their four years of Friday night contributions.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Paul Berry III, the Republican opponent in the November election of Cou...

Darrion Cockrell, Lindbergh’s ‘Mr. DC,’ named Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2021

Crestwood Elementary surprised Mr. DC with a socially-distanced parade and celebration Friday, Sept. 4, for winning 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Darrion Cockrell, the Lindbergh Schools educator named 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year, sees the statewide honor as an opportunity to continue his mission of connecting with children in positive and fun ways that help them be healthier and happier. Known to nearly everyone as “Mr. DC,” Cockrell has t...

New Sunset Hills city administrator looks forward to challenge to move city ahead

Brittany Gillett

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The city of Sunset Hills will have a new city administrator at the helm starting next week, after the board voted unanimously to hire Brittany Gillett as the city’s second-ever city administrator. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously in open session Sept. 8 to officially hire Gillett at an annual base ...

State audit finds Stenger enabled by council, county auditor, Charter

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announces that she will perform an audit of St. Louis County at the St. Louis County Library headquarters May 15, 2019, after the County Council voted unanimously to approve an audit May 7. Former County Executive Steve Stenger requested an audit of the county two years ago, but then-council Chairman Sam Page, now the county executive, declined.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Poor oversight by the County Council, an auditor who doesn’t audit and a county Charter that tilts the balance of power in St. Louis County to the county executive all contributed to the lack of oversight that allowed former County Executive Steve Stenger to pull off his corruption schemes, a draft repor...

Tracking COVID-19

Tracking COVID-19

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 21, 2020

With most Mehlville and Lindbergh students still in all-virtual classes, the local school districts are closely tracking COVID-19 numbers to see when students can safely return to the classroom. Both districts are tracking various state and county data points to see where coronavirus trends are heading....

Lindbergh Schools is holding its tax-rate hearing virtually Tuesday night

Concord Elementary students pose for a back-to-school photo Friday, Aug. 28.

September 21, 2020

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education will vote on the 2020 blended tax rate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, during the annual scheduled tax rate hearing. This year’s proposed blended rate is $4.0309 per $100 assessed valuation, a very slight increase from the 2019 rate, which was $4.022. This yea...

St. Louis County reopens its playgrounds today

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in 2018.

September 21, 2020

St. Louis County will reopen its playgrounds today — Monday, Sept. 21. St. Louis County’s playgrounds have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county Parks Department developed procedures with approval from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health for cleaning and ...

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