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St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis city's stay-at-home orders have been extended indefinitely, at least through mid-May. And the announcements came through Twitter. County Executive Sam Page tweeted Thursday, “Our stay-at-home order will be extended for now and I will revisit it in mid-May. We have made ...

Coronavirus cases in St. Louis metro could peak next week, hit 70,000 by April 30

The pandemic task force released this slide with its current projection for total cases in the St. Louis metro area by the end of April.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

The St. Louis metropolitan area has kept total numbers of coronavirus cases below initial projections, but stay-at-home orders and social distancing are needed for at least another month, the head of the regional pandemic task force said Wednesday. The 15-county area in Missouri and Illinois covere...

VIDEO: Crestwood Elementary’s Darrion Cockrell
 named Lindbergh Teacher of Year

Crestwood Elementary School physical education and health teacher Darrion Cockrell was honored as Lindbergh Schools Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement April 14.

April 15, 2020

Crestwood Elementary School physical education and health teacher Darrion Cockrell has been named Lindbergh Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year.  Lindbergh colleagues, Board of Education members and family members joined Tuesday in a virtual surprise announcement on Zoom to share the exciting news. ...

Missouri American replacing water mains in $1.5 million project along Eddie and Park

Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the company oversees.

April 14, 2020

Missouri American Water is still replacing aging water mains during the coronavirus crisis and over the next several weeks will spend roughly $1.5 million for a project getting underway in South County. Roughly one mile of water main along Eddie and Park Road from Sappington Road to Gravois Road will be re...

St. Louis stay-at-home order could be extended into May, officials say

St. Louis Public Library Director Waller McGuire speaks at a Jan. 7 press conference announcing a

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order in effect through next week in St. Louis County and St. Louis city is likely to be extended into May, the county executive and mayor both said Monday. Statewide and countywide executive orders currently mandate that people stay home and any non-essential businesses remain closed through April 25 to prevent the sprea...

‘Hunt for Hope,’ a socially distanced drive-thru Easter egg hunt, beautifies South County Saturday

Children line up for the Crestwood Easter Egg Scramble in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 10, 2020

Hunt for HOPE Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hunt for Hope is a socially distanced drive-thru Easter egg hunt through the streets of Crestwood and Sunset Hills. Families will drive around the community in a visual scavenger hunt for houses and yards decorated for the hunt. There is no ...

VIDEO: All Missouri schools will stay closed through end of school year

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

The governor announced Thursday that students in Missouri will not return to school this year, but St. Louis area schools had already made that decision. In a Facebook post, Gov. Mike Parson said, “We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the...

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By Deborah Baker, Publisher

April 9, 2020

Community businesses and organizations share their stories in the April 2, 2020 edition of Call Newspapers. We recognize the businesses, churches, schools, representatives and nonprofit organizations that provide support to our newspapers and help to make our communities strong with great pride and gratitu...

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

By Column by Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

"Play Gloria" by Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The coronavirus has everyone adapting to a new reality, both positive and negative. One upside is that perhaps South County governments will wake up to the advantages of making their meetings open to the public remotely through the internet. It’s hard to believe, but some local ...

Missouri first responders affected by COVID-19 will receive compensation

St Louis County Police Chief Colonel Jon Belmar announces the newly instated Special Response Unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

April 8, 2020

A first responder’s job is not easy, and with the COVID-19 outbreak their jobs have gotten harder and more dangerous. Across Missouri, police officers, firefighters and EMTs have contracted COVID-19. Gov. Mike Parson and Annie Hui, the director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Rel...

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