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St. Louis County will start COVID-19 vaccinations for those over 65 soon

Respiratory therapist Chastity White, pictured above, is the first health-care worker at St. Luke's to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
January 15, 2021

St. Louis County said it will open COVID-19 vaccinations to a broader audience as soon as it gets enough doses of the vaccine to meet a large demand. So far, the Department of Public Health has received...

Mehlville opens kindergarten, preschool registration for 2021-2022 school year

Oakville Elementary kindergarteners do the 'footy-ta' dance in January 2019.
January 14, 2021

The Mehlville School District's online registration for students entering kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Children who turn 5 before Aug. 1, 2021, may register for kindergarten. "Mehlville...

Mehlville weighs a 12-cent bond issue

With parents and a student sitting behind him socially distanced, Mehlville Superintendent Chris
Gaines presents bond issue information to the Board of Education, including conceptual drawings, at
the Oct. 15 board meeting held in person at the Mehlville High School Library. The presentation was
‘very thorough,’ board President Kevin Schartner said. The meeting was also livestreamed.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 14, 2021

Voters in the Mehlville School District might get the chance to do something this April that they haven’t done since 1992: Approve a bond issue for facilities. The Mehlville School District is looking...

Deadline to give feedback on Great Rivers Greenway strategic plan is Friday, Jan. 15

Trailgoers social distance on Cliff Cave Trail in April 2020.
January 13, 2021

Great Rivers Greenway is celebrating its 20th anniversary and seeking feedback to envision the next 20 years of its mission connecting the region with greenways. Area residents are invited to guide Great Rivers Greenway’s...

General public can sign up for priority list for St. Louis County’s COVID-19 vaccines

A nurse at Mercy Hospital South prepares the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for Mercy's Chief Medical officer Aamina Akhtar Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mercy South planned to vaccinate 20 nurses on Dec. 14 and another 20 nurses on Dec. 15.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 12, 2021

St. Louis County’s COVID-19 vaccines are not yet available to the public, but you can register now to receive one when they are.  The St. Louis County Department of Public Health received a shipment...

In election filing trend so far, incumbents declining to run for election

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.
By Staff Report January 11, 2021

Candidate filing closes Tuesday, Jan. 19 for a number of governmental positions that are up for election April 6. Filing began at 8 a.m. Dec. 15, and ends at 5 p.m. Jan. 19. Judging by candidates who...

Mehlville elementary students will attend in-person class five days a week

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines talks to a teacher in a hallway while schools were all-virtual in fall 2020.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 8, 2021

In a few weeks some Mehlville School District students will attend in-person class for five days a week for the first time since last March, when school districts first closed due to COVID-19. On Friday,...

Prosecutors try to keep people out of pandemic-clogged courts through diversion programs

Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history.
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent January 7, 2021

When Julia Fogelberg was a public defender in St. Louis County, she saw how the criminal justice system could often do more harm than good. Now working on the prosecutor side, she’s grateful that...

A look back: Kiwanis, Beasley Elementary honor ‘Terrific Kids’

Beasley Elementary Terrific Kids October 2018: Pictured in the front row are, left to right: Mariam Aburas, Tyler Hayes, Xavier Harris and Dominic Castaldi.  In the second row are Kiwanians Pauline Roth, Roy Wunsch and Beasley Principal Andrea Deane.
January 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: The terrific program “Terrific Kids” from the the South County Kiwanis is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and schools limiting visitors, but we thought we’d look back on some...

Lawmakers renew push for party registration, closed Missouri primaries

Lawmakers renew push for party registration, closed Missouri primaries
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent January 7, 2021

For as long as Missouri has had voter registration, there has been no requirement that people choose a political party as part of the process. That means every primary is open to every voter. Every...

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