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Coronavirus makes status of future Mehlville bond issue uncertain

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 3, 2020

This is the first in a two-part series about a potential Mehlville School District bond issue. See the second article in this two-part series in the July 9 print edition of The Call. In the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mehlville School District is wondering if it will be able to move ...

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...

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...

St. Louis County Police Department will undergo comprehensive review, funded by Civic Progress

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 30, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Department will undergo an independent, privately funded review of public safety, use of force and community policing, the county executive announced Monday. County Executive Sam Page and Urban League President and CEO Michael P. McMillan jointly announced on Monday the start o...

St. Louis County Library reopens all branches, then closes one due to positive COVID-19 case

A patron picks up some books at the reopening of the St. Louis County Library's Daniel Boone Branch Library in Ellisville on June 19. Some areas of the library are sectioned off for social distancing.

June 30, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branches have reopened with limited capacity and limited services, while still offering curbside pickup for books and materials — but one of the libraries has already closed again due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.  Starting Friday, June 19, all branches reopened wit...

Mehlville will offer grab-and-go meals through July

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.

June 29, 2020

The Mehlville School District will continue to offer grab-and-go meals through the month of July.  The district, which has been offering grab-and-go meals since schools closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced last week that it will continue providing meals through the end of July. ...

New police chief faces questions over department, racism and her response

Lt. Col. Mary Barton

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

County officials are divided over whether there is systemic racism in the St. Louis County Police Department, with Democratic County Council members and even a member of the police board that just hired Chief Mary Barton questioning the leadership of the brand-new police chief on the issue. Barton took over the...

Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

Mehlville teachers organize ‘Black Lives Matter’ walk

Participants in the Oakville Black Lives Matter drive decorated their vehicles with posters and car paint to show their support.

June 25, 2020

There will be an anti-racism Black Lives Matter walk at Mehlville High School this Sunday. The walk, organized by a group of Mehlville School District teachers, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The family friendly walk will star...

Mehlville budget is impacted by coronavirus

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes economic uncertainty across the county, local political subdivisions such as the Mehlville School District are left to do the math to see the effects the pandemic will have on both this year and next year’s budgets. At the May 21 Board of Education meeting, Chief Fin...

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