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Mehlville Fire Protection District employee Kelly Pettit administers a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at a state-run vaccination event at Bernard Middle School Saturday, April 3.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused in U.S. after six ‘extremely rare’ cases of blood clots out of 6.8 million

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 13, 2021

Federal drug regulators announced Tuesday they are pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine in the United States due to six rare cases of blood clots out of the...

Most South County school districts are in person four or five days

Most South County school districts are in person four or five days

April 13, 2021

After starting the school year mostly virtual, most South County school districts are now back in school in person for four or five days a week. All students in the Mehlville School District will return...

Kindergarten students at Forder Elementary are shown here during a school activity in February 2020 where they paired for reading, and whenever they got to an emotion in the book, they would have to make a face to show their partner what emotion they were feeling. Their partner would try to guess the emotion.

A look back a year ago, pre-pandemic: Forder kindergarteners work on showing emotions

April 8, 2021

Editor’s note: Schools are closed to visitors and extra activities right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we thought we’d take a look back at past philanthropic activities at local schools. Here’s...

Buffaloes along Lemay Ferry Road? Inflatable turkeys along Telegraph? Supporters of the Mehlville School District’s Proposition S bond issue donned eye-catching costumes at the March 13 ‘donut drive-thru’ at Mehlville High that featured MHS students, above, with junior Emma Maxwell as the Bierbaum Buffalo mascot. Similar sign rallies were also held in Oakville. Another ‘donut drive-thru’ to rally for Prop S was set at the same schools Saturday, April 3.

Mehlville School District voters pass first bond issue since 1992

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 7, 2021

Voters approved the Mehlville School District’s Proposition S bond issue with more than 80 percent of the vote Tuesday, the first time voters passed a bond issue since 1992. South County voters also...

South County Election Guide 2021

South County Election Guide 2021

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 6, 2021

The St. Louis Call has full election coverage for the April 6 municipal election in South County cities and school districts. You can still vote in person at satellite voting sites through Monday, April...

St. Louis County Assessor takes questions from audience members during a town hall about 2019's property value reassessments at The Pavilion at Lemay Thursday, June 20, 2019. Like 2019, 2021 saw an increase in property values across the county.

Home assessments are online and up 9%; council members schedule assessment town halls

April 4, 2021

Most St. Louis County homeowners can now look up the 2021 assessor’s preliminary value of their property on the county’s website, County Assessor Jake Zimmerman announced last week. Homeowners can...

Proper Cannabis, 7417 S. Lindbergh Blvd., near South County Center. The store will open in mid-April as a high-end retail store, and needed no zoning from St. Louis County because it is in a C-3 Commercial Shopping District, where dispensaries are allowed as a use.

Take our poll: Will you visit the new medical marijuana dispensaries?

April 3, 2021

Medical marijuana dispensaries are opening in South County ahead of marijuana high holiday 4/20. Our poll question this week asks: Will you visit the new medical marijuana dispensaries?

Our Call: Vote 'yes' on MSD's Proposition Y, but 'no' on all its other propositions

Our Call: Vote ‘yes’ on MSD’s Proposition Y, but ‘no’ on all its other propositions

April 1, 2021

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has a $500 million bond issue, Proposition Y, on the ballot April 6. Prop Y will fund five years of needed upgrades for MSD’s “Project Clear” consent decree...

Here's what to know about the MSD propositions on the April 6 ballot

Here’s what to know about the MSD propositions on the April 6 ballot

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 1, 2021

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has a $500 million bond issue, Proposition Y, on the ballot April 6, along with five proposals that would make changes to the charter under which MSD operates MSD...

Pictured are Tori Behlke, left, and Patrick McKelvey, who are both running for two available seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the election April 6, 2021.

Two candidates file for Board of Education election in Mehlville

April 1, 2021

Two Mehlville School District residents filed their candidacy for two positions in the April 6 election on the Mehlville Board of Education, incumbent Tori Behlke and Patrick McKelvey, a newcomer to the...

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