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Mehlville will offer grab-and-go meals through July

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.

June 29, 2020

The Mehlville School District will continue to offer grab-and-go meals through the month of July.  The district, which has been offering grab-and-go meals since schools closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced last week that it will continue providing meals through the end of July. ...

Bethesda gets a courtyard concert

Bethesda gets a courtyard concert

June 28, 2020

The musical group Hot Soup, comprised of teenagers from Wildwood, performed outdoors for the enjoyment of the residents, who are still on quarantine, at Bethesda Southgate in Oakville May 29.

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...

Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

‘Black Lives Matter’ drive organized by OHS senior sees large response

Participants in the Black Lives Matter drive, organized by an Oakville High School student, drive down Fordor Road.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 25, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive took place last week in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. It was the second Black Lives Matter event to happen in South County, as similar events are sweeping the country after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day....

Mehlville buys property next to Oakville Elementary

Oakville Elementary students Baileigh Holland, Logan Woods, Tommy Schoen and Hanna Backs walk into school together on the first day in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

For the first time in many years, the Mehlville School District has bought property to expand its footprint. The Board of Education voted unanimously in closed session April 28 to purchase the property immediately west of Oakville Elementary School at 2941 Yaeger Road for up to $300,000. The distri...

Mehlville budget is impacted by coronavirus

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes economic uncertainty across the county, local political subdivisions such as the Mehlville School District are left to do the math to see the effects the pandemic will have on both this year and next year’s budgets. At the May 21 Board of Education meeting, Chief Fin...

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....

Trooper pulls man out of burning car on Interstate 55

Brock Teague

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 23, 2020

A Missouri state trooper pulled a man out of a burning car in South County, saving the man’s life. Around 2 a.m. Saturday, June 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a rollover crash on the northbound ramp of Interstate 255 leading to northbound Inter...

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