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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...

PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

July 25, 2020

Oakville High School celebrated the Class of 2020 Sunday, July 19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. To comply with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, graduates had to wear masks and did not approach the stage. A mask mandate went into effect in St. Louis County July 3. Photos courtes...

Two run for GOP nod in Missouri Senate seat held by Sifton

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

July 23, 2020

Two newcomers to public office will contend in the Republican primaries Aug. 4 for the chance to run in November for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat currently held by Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, who is term-limited. The winner of the GOP primary will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, who does not ...

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 ...

Mehlville and Lindbergh start their own virtual schools after COVID-19 virus

Fourth graders Sam Kappel, left, and Mason Cross listen to Bloxels representative Nick Groninger as he explains how the coding game works in July 2018 before the students play it on their own.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

Parents in the Mehlville School District and Lindbergh Schools who are concerned about sending their children to in-person classes this fall while the COVID-19 pandemic continues will instead have the option of enrolling their children in online virtual schools. The online Mehlville@Home program, which M...

Mehlville looks at bond issue in November, eyes an August vote

Mehlville Proposition R organizer Kimberly Hanan-West hugs Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler after seeing the first results at the Prop R victory party in November 2015. In the background, Superintendent Chris Gaines looks at election results with Dan Fowler.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will decide Aug. 20 whether to move ahead with a no-tax-rate-increase ballot measure for voters to weigh, and whether to move ahead in either November or April. Contingent on the board’s approval, the ballot measure would include money for operations and a possible $...

Mehlville is unsure if students will be back in buildings in fall, wants more feedback

Students graduate from Oakville High School in a socially distanced in-person graduation Sunday. The district is not sure it will return to school in person in the fall.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

As most St. Louis County school districts release their reopening plans Monday, the Mehlville School District has not yet decided whether it will return to school buildings in August. Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines wrote in an email to parents, “Our goal has always been to have students an...

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...

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