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South County Community Job Fair postponed due to COVID-19

South County Community Job Fair postponed due to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

The South County Community Job Fair has been postponed due to COVID-19. The South County Community Job Fair, sponsored by the Mehlville School District and Call Newspapers and set to take place Wednesday, March 25, has been postponed until Wednesday, April 29 in light of recent events surrounding th...

Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville

Tamara Sunkett

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

From the very beginning, Oakville High School Principal Tamara Sunkett knew she was destined to be a teacher. Both of the East St. Louis native’s parents were educators, and Sunkett grew up around the education system. Both of her parents were lifelong educators, each spending 40 years working in ed...

All major events canceled due to coronavirus; schools will be closing

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

March 16, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement last week of most major events, with schools closing for the next two weeks and St. Louis regional leaders banning events of more than 50 people. St. Louis County election authorities ask...

All St. Louis County schools will close for two weeks as part of regional shutdown due to coronavirus

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken last month at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

March 16, 2020

All St. Louis County school districts and the St. Louis Archdiocese schools will close for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 18, under a plan announced Sunday night by all area superintendents. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, Affton School District, Hancock Place School...

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement of most major events, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page banned events of more than 250 people. The ban doesn’t apply to religious or school events, but Page said he hoped that churc...

Truman Middle School’s Straatmann named Missouri Principal of Year

Truman Middle School's Straatmann named Missouri Principal of Year

March 12, 2020

The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) has selected Truman Middle School Principal Michael Straatmann of Lindbergh Schools as the 2020-2021 Jim L. King Missouri Middle School Principal of the Year. MoASSP will officially present the award during the annual MoASSP Spring Confer...

Missouri’s first coronavirus case is in St. Louis County; family broke self-quarantine to attend school dance

Missouri’s first coronavirus case is in St. Louis County; family broke self-quarantine to attend school dance

March 10, 2020

Missouri’s first confirmed case of coronavirus is in St. Louis County, but the actions of the patient’s family members in ignoring an order to self-quarantine is getting more attention than the virus’ actual arrival in St. Louis. Despite being instructed to remain in self-quarantine by St. Louis...

Brothers win spelling bees at the same time

Brothers win spelling bees at the same time

March 5, 2020

The St. Louis regional spelling bee this weekend will see two unique competitors. Brothers Max and Philip Harbuck of Crestwood will both compete in the written semifinal spelling bee at McKendree University Saturday. Philip, a third-grader, won the Long Elementary School spelling bee Jan. 24. Wit...

Affton college student participates in governor’s leadership forum

Affton college student participates in governor's leadership forum

March 1, 2020

Affton college student Joseph Lopez was one of 98 collegiate students nominated to participate in the 33rd Annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values held Feb. 14 through 16 in Jefferson City. Lopez is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in marketing management from Weste...

St. Louis Community College-Meramec set to host career fair

St. Louis Community College-Meramec set to host career fair

February 28, 2020

St. Louis Community College will host a career fair Wednesday, March 4, to connect the community with potential employers for full- and part-time positions. The career fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Meramec campus gymnasium, 11333 Big Bend Road, 63122. The event is free to attend and...

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