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St. Louis County shuts down late-night bars, announces restrictions to cut COVID-19 cases

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting for the 9 Mile Garden food truck garden in Affton Thursday, July 9.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 27, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 rise in St. Louis County ahead of schools possibly reopening next month, County Executive Sam Page announced Monday that he would tighten business restrictions in seven ways for the next month in order to bring the trend of the virus down from where it’s currently headed.   ...

PHOTOS: Gas station and travel plaza/truck stop proposed on site next to JB Bridge and Mississippi River

PHOTOS: Gas station and travel plaza/truck stop proposed on site next to JB Bridge and Mississippi River

July 27, 2020

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, to hear a proposal for a gas station and travel plaza/truck stop development on vacant land directly next to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge along Interstate 255 and the Mississippi River. See a gallery of the ...

Take our poll: Should schools reopen this fall in person?

Crestwood Elementary students enjoy 'Character Kickball.'

July 25, 2020

Many St. Louis County school districts released their reopening plans this week amid a rise in cases of the coronavirus among younger people. Lindbergh Schools said it will reopen two days a week in person and three days virtual, while the Mehlville School District held off on releasing its plan un...

PHOTOS: Mehlville High School Class of 2020 honored at masked graduation

PHOTOS: Mehlville High School Class of 2020 honored at masked graduation

July 25, 2020

Mehlville High School celebrated the Class of 2020 with a graduation Sunday, July 19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. To comply with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, graduates had to wear masks and did not approach the stage. A mask mandate went into effect in St. Louis County...

South County Election Guide August 2020

South County Election Guide August 2020

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 25, 2020

A number of local primary races will be decided Tuesday, Aug. 4, and considering how many people are voting by mail or absentee, the Call Newspapers Election Guide is coming your way earlier than ever before. Forward to your friends and relatives who haven’t voted yet, and here’s everything you need...

PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

July 25, 2020

Oakville High School celebrated the Class of 2020 Sunday, July 19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. To comply with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, graduates had to wear masks and did not approach the stage. A mask mandate went into effect in St. Louis County July 3. Photos courtes...

Satellite voting locations open in South County, elsewhere ahead of Aug. 4 election

Satellite voting locations open in South County, elsewhere ahead of Aug. 4 election

July 23, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Elections opens its satellite absentee voting sites starting Thursday, including a South County location at the South County Government Center in Keller Plaza. The sites will serve in conjunction with the main on-site absentee voting program at the Board of Election...

Gas station proposed next to the JB Bridge

Plans for the new gas station, above, show the site directly next to the JB Bridge crossing into Missouri from Illinois.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 23, 2020

A gas station and travel plaza/truck stop could be coming to vacant land directly next to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge along Interstate 255 and the Mississippi River. Residents can attend a videoconferenced public hearing on the development held by the St. Louis County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. M...

Voters will weigh in on Medicaid expansion

At the Governor’s Mansion during the Missouri Press Association’s Jan. 31 Day at the Capitol, University of Missouri-Columbia journalism student Veronica Mohesky, an Oakville High graduate, listens to Gov. Mike Parson discuss 2020 issues including gun control and Medicaid expansion.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 21, 2020

Missouri voters will again get the chance to add another amendment to the evergrowing state constitution, this time to expand Medicaid. If voters approve Amendment 2 Tuesday, Aug. 4, Missouri would become the second state to amend its Constitution to add Medicaid expansion, after Oklahoma voters approved ...

Mehlville and Lindbergh start their own virtual schools after COVID-19 virus

Fourth graders Sam Kappel, left, and Mason Cross listen to Bloxels representative Nick Groninger as he explains how the coding game works in July 2018 before the students play it on their own.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

Parents in the Mehlville School District and Lindbergh Schools who are concerned about sending their children to in-person classes this fall while the COVID-19 pandemic continues will instead have the option of enrolling their children in online virtual schools. The online Mehlville@Home program, which M...

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