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Voters will be able to vote anywhere in St. Louis County in upcoming primary

Voters will be able to vote anywhere in St. Louis County in upcoming primary

July 28, 2020

St. Louis County voters will be able to vote at any polling place in any upcoming elections this year, including the Aug. 4 primary, the bipartisan county Board of Elections announced Monday.  The Board of Election Commissioners announced that it would be making several changes for the remaining 2...

St. Louis County shuts down late-night bars, announces restrictions to cut COVID-19 cases

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting for the 9 Mile Garden food truck garden in Affton Thursday, July 9.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 27, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 rise in St. Louis County ahead of schools possibly reopening next month, County Executive Sam Page announced Monday that he would tighten business restrictions in seven ways for the next month in order to bring the trend of the virus down from where it’s currently headed.   ...

Take our poll: Should schools reopen this fall in person?

Crestwood Elementary students enjoy 'Character Kickball.'

July 25, 2020

Many St. Louis County school districts released their reopening plans this week amid a rise in cases of the coronavirus among younger people. Lindbergh Schools said it will reopen two days a week in person and three days virtual, while the Mehlville School District held off on releasing its plan un...

South County Election Guide August 2020

South County Election Guide August 2020

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 25, 2020

A number of local primary races will be decided Tuesday, Aug. 4, and considering how many people are voting by mail or absentee, the Call Newspapers Election Guide is coming your way earlier than ever before. Forward to your friends and relatives who haven’t voted yet, and here’s everything you need...

GOP council members seek to limit county executive’s authority to issue stay-at-home orders

Seventh District Councilman Mark Harder and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch nominate 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas to serve as presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council at a May 2019 meeting.

July 21, 2020

Republican County Council members are seeking to restrict the power of the county executive to issue stay-at-home and public health orders without the consent of the County Council. Two of the three GOP council members, 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch, R-Fenton, and 7th District Councilman Mark...

Voters will weigh in on Medicaid expansion

At the Governor’s Mansion during the Missouri Press Association’s Jan. 31 Day at the Capitol, University of Missouri-Columbia journalism student Veronica Mohesky, an Oakville High graduate, listens to Gov. Mike Parson discuss 2020 issues including gun control and Medicaid expansion.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 21, 2020

Missouri voters will again get the chance to add another amendment to the evergrowing state constitution, this time to expand Medicaid. If voters approve Amendment 2 Tuesday, Aug. 4, Missouri would become the second state to amend its Constitution to add Medicaid expansion, after Oklahoma voters approved ...

Lindbergh will reopen school in August with two days in person, three days virtual

The Lindbergh Green Light Plan outlines the three phases of possible school openings and closures.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Like other St. Louis County school districts, Lindbergh Schools will return to school in person two days a week this fall, with three days of virtual instruction. It would be the first time schools have hosted students in person since March, when all schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All St. Louis County...

In race for county executive, Mantovani, Page, Zimmerman outline stances on the issues

From left: Mark Mantovani, Sam Page and Jake Zimmerman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 17, 2020

Four candidates are running for St. Louis County executive in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, including current County Executive Sam Page. The winner of the primary will face off in November against whoever secures the Republican nod to run for county executive, either Paul Berry III or Ed Go...

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 ...

New Lindbergh High is under construction

New Lindbergh High is under construction

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 9, 2020

Construction of the new $89 million Lindbergh High School was slightly delayed due to St. Louis County’s COVID-19 shutdown, but it kicked off with a bang June 23 with the demolition of the Math Building known to generations of students. That was followed by the Board of Education approvi...

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