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All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. Monday due to widespread protests happening in Ferguson and around the country, although it was unclear if any local stores had actually sustained any damage. The stores closing include the Walmarts on Telegraph Road and Kirkwood Road, the closest ones to South...

30th annual Grad Salute celebrates the unique Class of 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer.

May 29, 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. In the mean...

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to weigh a number of candidates and in Crestwood, decide on a sales-tax extension. The election was originally set to happen in April, but Gov. Mike Parson postponed it to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the delay at the polls, residents of ...

Grad Salute: Bayless High Class of 2020

2020 Bayless official senior class photo

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Bayless High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Bayless, Hancock, Oakville, Lindbergh and Mehlville...

Grad Salute: Hancock High Class of 2020

Hancock High School Class of 2020 official class photo

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Hancock High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Hancock, Oakville, Lindbergh, Mehlville and Bayless...

Grad Salute: Mehlville High Class of 2020

The Mehlville High School Class of 2020 official senior class photo. Photo by Goldbeck Company.

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Mehlville High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Mehlville, Oakville, Lindbergh, Bayless and...

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

May 28, 2020

Mehlville school board Five candidates are running for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education: Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto and newcomers Stacey Kenner, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman. What a testament to the district and its engagement that so many parents want to serve, even ...

Trakas assistant’s sexual harassment claim settled for $60,000

Councilmen Sam Page, Ernie Trakas and Mark Harder read over documents at the Ethics Committee meeting July 24, 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 28, 2020

St. Louis County settled a sexual harassment claim against 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, for $60,000 despite an outside law firm finding there was no evidence of wrongdoing. The settlement between the county, Trakas and his former legislative assistant Annette Read gives her $48,000 and...

Small-business relief grant is open to apply by May 31

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

St. Louis County businesses can apply for $15,000 grants if they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a Sunday deadline. The $17.5 million in the Small Business Relief Grant program will be distributed equally among the seven County Council districts, with each council member awardi...

Five candidates running for three seats on the Mehlville school board in June 2 races

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

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 23, 2020

Five candidates are seeking three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the June 2 election, which is rescheduled from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto, both of Oakville, are running for re-election. Pretto was first elected in 2014 and re-elec...

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