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All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 12, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd and Erin Achenbach All five South County school districts are mostly going virtual to start the school year due to rising cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County. Four of the five districts —  Mehlville, Affton, Bayless and Hancock —  will be all-virtual to start. Lindbergh...

Lenihan wins GOP nod in Missouri Senate’s 1st District

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

August 11, 2020

Oakville health CEO David Lenihan will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, after winning the Republican nomination for the 1st District Senate seat curently held by Scott Sifton. Facing Mitchell Kohlberg in the GOP primary, Lenihan earned 7,266 votes or 66 percent of the vote, while Kohlberg  garnered ...

Photos: Thousands still without power in South County after storms

A tree fell on a pool in St. Louis County in storm damage Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 11, 2020

Thousands of people in South County are waiting to have their electricity restored after powerful storms rolled through Monday night. So far, Ameren Missouri does not have an estimate when power will be restored, but said crews were working overnight to restore power to more than 70,000 households. Not...

Deadline to enroll for Mehlville virtual school Mehlville@Home is Monday

Deadline to enroll for Mehlville virtual school Mehlville@Home is Monday

August 9, 2020

The deadline to enroll in the Mehlville School District’s virtual school, Mehlville@Home, is Monday, Aug. 10. Students who choose the all-virtual school — which will be taught separately than the all-virtual classes that the entire district will start with that could return to classrooms if COVID-1...

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...

No one injured in drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road, case still unsolved

No one injured in drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road, case still unsolved

August 7, 2020

A drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road two weekends ago is still unsolved. Officers from the South County Precinct received a call for shots fired at roughly 2:30 a.m. July 25 in the 800 block of Lemay Ferry Road. The officers contacted the reporting party, a woman who had not been injured. She said...

County will hold drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Mehlville High School, Kirkwood

A sign points to the Mercy drive-thru testing site in Chesterfield. Mercy has also opened two sites in Jefferson County.

August 7, 2020

The following pop-up testing locations for COVID-19 have been added to the schedule of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health and are now available for scheduling online. Appointments can be made here. Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16 8 a.m. - Noon. Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Fer...

Bayless votes for an all-virtual start to the school year

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 6, 2020

The Bayless Board of Education voted at an in-person special meeting Wednesday night to begin the 2020-2021 school year with all-virtual school as coronavirus cases in the St. Louis region continue to climb. By a vote of 6-1, the school board adopted Superintendent Ron Tucker’s recommendation to be...

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...

Mehlville holds special board meeting to decide what school will look like

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.

August 5, 2020

 The Mehlville Board of Education is holding an in-person meeting tonight to decide whether to start school this fall in person or all-virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium at Mehlville High School, 3...

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