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St. Louis County Library reopens all branches, then closes one due to positive COVID-19 case

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.

June 30, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branches have reopened with limited capacity and limited services, while still offering curbside pickup for books and materials — but one of the libraries has already closed again due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.  Starting Friday, June 19, all branches reopened wit...

Feed My People reopens its thrift stores in South County and High Ridge

Feed My People volunteer Joe Richardson delivers groceries to a family in need at the nonprofit's facility in Lemay.

June 29, 2020

The Thrifty Hanger thrift stores operated by food pantry Feed My People in south St. Louis County and High Ridge are celebrating their grand reopenings beginning at 10 a.m. Monday with refreshed stores and merchandise. Visitors the first day will be able to register for a chance to win a free queen or kin...

New police chief faces questions over department, racism and her response

Lt. Col. Mary Barton

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

County officials are divided over whether there is systemic racism in the St. Louis County Police Department, with Democratic County Council members and even a member of the police board that just hired Chief Mary Barton questioning the leadership of the brand-new police chief on the issue. Barton took over the...

Mehlville teachers organize ‘Black Lives Matter’ walk

Participants in the Oakville Black Lives Matter drive decorated their vehicles with posters and car paint to show their support.

June 25, 2020

There will be an anti-racism Black Lives Matter walk at Mehlville High School this Sunday. The walk, organized by a group of Mehlville School District teachers, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The family friendly walk will star...

Mehlville is starting a K-12 virtual school; informational meetings will be held Tuesday

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken in January at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

The Mehlville School District will be opening a virtual school in August called Mehlville@Home for students in kindergarten through high school, the district announced Wednesday. The district will host virtual informational meetings Tuesday, June 30 for families interested in learning more, as well as ...

Restrictions loosened on senior facilities as records show the toll of COVID-19

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 24, 2020

St. Louis County is loosening restrictions on senior facilities at the same time that newly collected data showed that most of the deaths in St. Louis County from COVID-19 have been nursing home residents. The numbers show that nursing home residents have comprised nearly two-thirds of the deaths in St....

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive will take place Wednesday in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. The drive, organized by Thomas Schartner, a 2020 OHS graduate and son of Mehlville Board of Education President Kevin Schartner, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ju...

Mehlville School District is providing food to students in June through Operation Food Search

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.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

Children 18 and under living in the Mehlville School District will be provided with additional meals through the month of June thanks to Operation Food Search, which will be providing food boxes for pickup alongside Mehlville’s grab-and-go meals. The food boxes are paid for by St. Louis County’...

St. Louis County awards $2.6 million in grants to five organizations providing food

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page helps pack food into a trunk in May while handing out meals at the Weber Road Library in Affton with the St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search's drive-thru meals program.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 16, 2020

St. Louis County is spending $2.6 million from its federal funding for the coronavirus response for food banks and other organizations delivering food to St. Louis County residents, including those in South County. County Executive Sam Page announced May 13 that $2.6 million from the $173.5 million...

Mehlville summer school looks different; registration still open for July

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2020

Summer school looks a bit different this year to Mehlville School District students enrolled in the 2020 session, as continued social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread COVID-19 has forced classes online. Students in first through 12th grades have the option of completing a virtual summer ses...

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