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Despite widespread interest, only one parent speaks on holding Mehlville classes in person

The Point Eagle mascot passes out Chromebooks at a drive-thru event in March 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 17, 2020

With all the discussion going on about whether schools should start in person or virtually this fall, only one parent came to the Mehlville Board of Education’s Aug. 5 meeting where the board decided to start the year all-virtual. One district parent, Chrissy Kaiser, urged the board during public comments to ...

Mercy South’s new cancer center opens to public this week

The completed exterior of the David Sindelar Cancer Center on the Mercy Hospital South campus.

August 15, 2020

Construction is complete on Mercy Hospital South’s new cancer center. This week, patients walked in to the David M. Sindelar Cancer Care Center to receive the first treatments provided in the new, state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer center. The center's first day of operation was Monday. “What ...

St. Louis Major League Soccer team name is … St. Louis City SC

The St. Louis City SC crest, unveiled Aug. 13, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 13, 2020

The Major League Soccer team coming to St. Louis got a name Thursday: St. Louis City SC, with team colors of red and blue accented with yellow and gray. The name is internationally inspired, but also intended as a tribute to both St. Louis and the residents of the region as a whole that will ultimately...

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

Rep. Bob Burns will challenge 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, to see who will serve as the unofficial “mayor of South County.” Trakas, R-Oakville, was elected in 2016 in the 6th District, which represents Oakville, Lemay, Green Park, Co...

Lindbergh moves back first day of school for students, updates calendar

Green and Gold-themed kicks seen at the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020's drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in June.

August 12, 2020

The first day of school for K-12 students in Lindbergh Schools will now fall on Thursday, Aug. 27, following a Board of Education vote Tuesday night to move back the start of school three days from its originally scheduled start date of Aug. 24. Students in grades K-3 will start the school year in classrooms under the district’s Green Light Plan, and students in grades 4-12 will sta...

All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Gloria Lloyd and Erin Achenbach

August 12, 2020

All five South County school districts are mostly going virtual to start the school year due to rising cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County. Four of the five districts —  Mehlville, Affton, Bayless and Hancock —  will be all-virtual to start. Lindbergh changed its earlier released plan to ...

Lenihan wins GOP nod in Missouri Senate’s 1st District

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

August 11, 2020

Oakville health CEO David Lenihan will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, after winning the Republican nomination for the 1st District Senate seat curently held by Scott Sifton. Facing Mitchell Kohlberg in the GOP primary, Lenihan earned 7,266 votes or 66 percent of the vote, while Kohlberg  garnered ...

Photos: Thousands still without power in South County after storms

A tree fell on a pool in St. Louis County in storm damage Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 11, 2020

Thousands of people in South County are waiting to have their electricity restored after powerful storms rolled through Monday night. So far, Ameren Missouri does not have an estimate when power will be restored, but said crews were working overnight to restore power to more than 70,000 households. Not...

Deadline to enroll for Mehlville virtual school Mehlville@Home is Monday

Deadline to enroll for Mehlville virtual school Mehlville@Home is Monday

August 9, 2020

The deadline to enroll in the Mehlville School District’s virtual school, Mehlville@Home, is Monday, Aug. 10. Students who choose the all-virtual school — which will be taught separately than the all-virtual classes that the entire district will start with that could return to classrooms if COVID-1...

Page likely wins two more years as county executive in four-way race

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 7, 2020

St. Louis County voters most likely gave County Executive Sam Page two more years in office by handing him a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday in a four-way race with two well-known opponents. With 70,500 votes for 38 percent of the total vote, Page fended off well-funded challeng...

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