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‘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...

Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

Online-only update: Since this article was published, Mehlville announced a new virtual school option, Mehlville@Home. Read more here.  As the start of school looms in August, the Mehlville School District is considering three different options about what the return to the classroom might look like...

‘Defund the police’ signs lead to talks about policing with a new perspective

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 23, 2020

As protests have swept the country for the last month in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a growing movement to “defund the police” is gaining traction with some officials. The idea of defunding the police didn’t have mainstream support before the video capturing the death o...

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’...

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