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A classroom in Hagemann Elementary.

Mehlville outlines its plan for ‘Proposition S’; principals discuss how bond issue would change schools

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Mehlville School District facilities could be getting several upgrades, including security enhancements, if voters in the district pass Proposition S for “Safe Schools, Safe Kids” in the upcoming election...

The Affton School District vaccinated every teacher and staff member who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine at an event at Affton High School Monday, March 15, 2021, seen above.

All Missouri adults will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 9

March 18, 2021

Missouri will make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 9, and the next phase of eligibility will go into effect March 29, affecting infrastructure workers and higher education. Phase...

A general rendering of a new QuikTrip. This is not a specific rendering of the ones proposed along Lemay Ferry Road.

Virtual meeting set to be held tonight about new QuikTrip at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor March 18, 2021

A virtual open house and informational meeting will take place through Zoom at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 18, about a new QuikTrip gas station and convenience store proposed at the site of a historic...

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines talks to a teacher in a hallway while schools were all-virtual in fall 2020.

All Mehlville students return to school five days a week in person starting April 19, after most teachers will be vaccinated

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor March 18, 2021

All students in the Mehlville School District will return to five days of in-person learning in April, after an assist from a pharmacy owner alumnus to get the district’s teachers vaccinated this week. The...

The Affton School District vaccinated every teacher and staff member who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine at an event at Affton High School Monday, March 15, 2021, seen above.

South County school districts hold special events to vaccinate teachers

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor March 18, 2021

Most South County school districts are holding vaccination events in the coming days for their teachers and school staff now that the state has expanded eligibility for the vaccine to educators. The Mehlville,...

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.

‘Mega sites’ for COVID-19 vaccination will be held in St. Louis starting this weekend

March 17, 2021

Several state-hosted "mega sites" for COVID-19 vaccination will be held in St. Louis starting this weekend, Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday. Missouri will host a mega vaccination site at St. Louis...

A teacher from Mehlville High School works with students in person after the Jan. 19, 2020 return, high schoolers’ first time in school in person since November.

St. Louis County will hold a mass vaccination event next week just for educators

March 16, 2021

St. Louis County will hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination event just for educators next week, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced Tuesday. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health will conduct...

A Hancock student receives a free Playtime Pad tablet from the St. Louis County Library in spring 2020, before St. Louis County's mask mandate went into effect for young children.

St. Louis County Library branches open by appointment only starting March 23; reservations open now

March 16, 2021

The St. Louis County Library will reopen all 20 of its branches in phases starting next week, with all branches open by 45-minute appointments only beginning Tuesday, March 23. Appointments are available...

Mike Shannon, a lead maintenance driver with the St. Louis County Department of Transportation, is administered the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at St. Louis County's mass vaccination site in Ferguson. The site, which is located at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, began public vaccinations the following day for those eligible.

St. Louis VA opens vaccines to veterans of all ages

March 12, 2021

VA St. Louis Health Care System has eliminated age requirements for enrolled veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at its area vaccine clinics. To date, close to 22,000 Missouri and Illinois veterans...

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

Efforts renewed to expand Missouri’s online sales tax

By Wicker Perlis, Missouri News Network March 12, 2021

JEFFERSON CITY — In an attempt to level the playing field for Missouri businesses, all online retailers could soon be required to pay sales taxes in the state. Three bills attempting to do just that...

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