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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...

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 ...

Candidates in County Council Democratic primary say what they’ll do for South County

From left to right: Rep. Bob Burns, Alex Lange and Venki Palamand.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2020

Three candidates will face off in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, to run in November for the 6th District seat representing South County on the St. Louis County Council. The winner of the primary will face current 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, a Republican, in November. In the August race, ...

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