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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...

Lindbergh will start school year with K-3 students in person, all virtual for 4-12

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 6, 2020

Lindbergh Schools will start school this fall with only students third grade and younger in the buildings, while all students from fourth grade through high school will be attending virtually due to the St. Louis region’s rising trend of coronavirus cases. Lindbergh is the last South County distri...

St. Louis County Library closes all branches again, returns to curbside-only service

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.

August 6, 2020

The St. Louis County Library again closed all its branches last week, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The libraries returned to curbside-only service July 29, in a move announced the day before. Just as they were from March to June, library buildings will be closed to the public...

South County Election Results: Page and Burns win

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.

August 4, 2020

A number of local primary races were decided in elections today, Tuesday, Aug. 4. Among the key races for South County, County Executive Sam Page earned a likely re-election bid over challengers Mark Mantovani and county Assessor Jake Zimmerman, and Rep. Bob Burns earned the Democratic nod to face...

South County Election Day Guide August 2020

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 4, 2020

A number of local primary races will be decided today, Tuesday, Aug. 4, and the Call Newspapers Election Guide is here to give you everything you need to know. New this year, you can vote at any polling place. To find your polling place and a sample ballot, click here. But who will you vote fo...

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...

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