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How-To Guide: Wearing a mask will help slow the spread of COVID-19

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 Colleen Wouters, Missouri Information Corps

July 14, 2020

As Missouri experiences its highest number of positive COVID-19 cases yet, several counties and municipalities have begun encouraging or requiring people to wear masks when going out into the community. Columbia, a city that passed a mandatory mask order July 6, specifies in the city ordinance that ...

Class of 2020 drives in for graduation

Class of 2020 drives in for graduation

July 14, 2020

Students in Lindbergh High School’s 67th graduating class were awarded more than $19 million in scholarships this year, Principal Eric Cochran said during the school’s Class of 2020 drive-in graduation ceremony June 26 at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood. Of the 514 graduates, 82.5 percent plan to attend...

First heat advisory of the year issued for St. Louis County

First heat advisory of the year issued for St. Louis County

July 9, 2020

A heat advisory has been issued for St. Louis County and surrounding areas through 7 p.m. Thursday, the first one issued in 2020. The National Weather Service of St. Louis said that heat index values up to 103 degrees are anticipated. Everyone is advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air ...

SunCrest Fest is canceled for 2020

SunCrest Fest is canceled for 2020

July 9, 2020

The cities of Sunset Hills and Crestwood announced Wednesday that they are canceling their joint annual festival, the SunCrest Fest, scheduled for Sept. 19. Like many other events this year, the SunCrest Fest has been canceled due to the “uncertainty and continued threat surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic,”...

Where to see Fourth of July fireworks this year

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 3, 2020

Fourth of July traditions like the JB Blast and Fair St. Louis are postponed or canceled this year, but drive-in fireworks will provide some options for those wanting to still see a dazzling display in the sky this weekend. A new summer tradition in South County is also set to kick off with the highly ant...

Webster Groves Fourth of July fireworks and parade are postponed this year

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 2, 2020

The Webster Groves Fourth of July fireworks have been postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Webster Groves Community Days parade and Fourth of July fireworks have been a tradition for generations, with residents staking claim to good parade viewing spots days before the morning parade....

PowerPlex will host drive-in fireworks for Fourth of July

PowerPlex will host drive-in fireworks for Fourth of July

July 2, 2020

Fourth of July fireworks will be added to the lineup of graduations and concerts taking place at the 500-car Drive-In St. Louis venue at the PowerPlex site at the former St. Louis Mills mall. With annual traditions like the JB Blast and Fair St. Louis postponed or canceled this year due to the coronavirus pa...

Bill Gianino, one of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, dies

The Gianino's family of restaurants posted this tribute to patriarch Bill Gianino after his death Friday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 2, 2020

One of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, Bill Gianino, died Friday at his family farm in Cuba, Missouri. William “Bill” Gianino, 69, owned the self-named Gianino’s family of restaurants that started in Oakville with Bill Gianino’s and Frankie G’s, which are next to each other in...

Everyone now required to wear masks indoors and outside in St. Louis County, city

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

July 1, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis City will require everyone to wear a mask or face covering at all times indoors and outside when social distancing is not possible, effective 7 a.m. Friday, July 3.  As cases of the coronavirus increase in the South, West and elsewhere in Missouri, St. Louis cases have rem...

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