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Call volumes increase for Mehlville Fire District, but not due to COVID-19

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s call volume is increasing, but not because of increased COVID-19 calls. In a COVID-19 update at the MFPD Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 26, Chief Brian Hendricks said that the district’s call volume has been increasing to pre-COVID numbers but not du...

As students head to college, a look back at Mehlville High School’s 2020 graduation

Mehlville graduation 2020.

September 9, 2020

As students head back to college, we're taking a look at Mehlville High School's unique 2020 graduation, a socially distanced and masked ceremony held at Family Arena in St. Charles in July. See below for the video of the graduation and a gallery of the students. See photos of the ceremony b...

Lindbergh teacher ‘Mr. DC’ is named Missouri Teacher of the Year

Darrion Cockrell is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year

September 4, 2020

A Lindbergh Schools teacher at Crestwood Elementary was surprised Friday with the news that he is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Darrion Cockrell, who is better known as “Mr. DC” to his physical-education students at Crestwood Elementary, interviewed for the state’s top teacher honor...

PHOTOS: See photos from Mehlville’s first day of school

Mehlville School District’s Wohlwend Elementary reading interventionist Ellen Geders meets in person with a student through a Plexiglas barrier, with masks. All students in K-12 schools have to wear masks under a new county order.

September 4, 2020

The Mehlville School District began the fall semester last week with a unique start for students, parents and teachers, as most classes and grades are all-virtual.  

WATCH: As Lindbergh Class of 2020 heads to college, relive graduation ceremony at Drive-In St. Louis

Class of 2020 graduate Karen Guo at the drive-in graduation ceremony.

September 1, 2020

The Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 got a drive-in graduation ceremony at the PowerPlex site in Hazelwood June 26. Graduates, who were separated into groups of 20, marched in and posed for photos with Principal Eric Cochran, but there was no handshaking and everything was done with COVID-19 precautions ...

South County again singled out as a hotspot for the coronavirus

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 1, 2020

The St. Louis region saw its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 hospital admissions last week since the pandemic started, and once again, South County is being singled out by a task force of area hospitals as a coronavirus hotspot. Dr. Alex Garza, the SSM Health chief medical officer who oversees the region...

Here’s what we know about coronavirus symptoms, exposure and contact

Here’s what we know about coronavirus symptoms, exposure and contact

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Six months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are still learning about the novel virus and its effects. The wide range of symptoms, with none universal, coupled with the fact that some people with the virus never have any symptoms at all, makes it harder to identify. But a study releas...

Mehlville Fire is handling the coronavirus with no interruption in services

Mehlville Fire is handling the coronavirus with no interruption in services

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 27, 2020

With a six-month supply of masks and protective gear on hand, the Mehlville Fire Protection District is well-equipped to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, although the fire chief said he worries about an increase in cases once school starts in person. With South County rising in recent weeks as a coronaviru...

St. Louis region sees largest one-day spike in COVID-19 patients so far; South County again singled out as hotspot

South County and Jefferson County are again identified as coronavirus hotspots Monday, this time with Affton, Hillsboro and Festus singled out.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 26, 2020

The St. Louis region saw its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 hospital admissions Wednesday since the pandemic started, and once again, South County is being singled out by a task force of area hospitals as a coronavirus hotspot. Dr. Alex Garza, SSM Health CEO and commander overseeing the region...

As school starts, teenagers are the leading age group for new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County

Members of the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 graduate in masks at an outdoor drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood in June.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 26, 2020

More teenagers in St. Louis County are testing positive for the coronavirus than any other age group just as schools are back in session with fall activities and sports. County Executive Sam Page drew attention to the alarming trend in his press briefing Wednesday. Since June, the highest rate of new in...

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