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County officials divided on how to spend $175 million in COVID-19 funds

St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Lisa Clancy, D-Affton, reacts as her preferred full appropriation of coronavirus funding fails to move forward as she chairs the council meeting April 21.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 28, 2020

With $175 million in hand in federal stimulus money for the coronavirus response,  St. Louis county government is deeply divided over how to decide how to spend it. The federal government sent the money to St. Louis County by wire transfer April 22. It totals nearly a third of the county’s total b...

Page reopens 33 county parks, including South County’s largest ones

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

April 28, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced a plan Tuesday to reopen county parks, even as his extended stay-at-home order remains in effect. Page’s announcement at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday opened 33 parks immediately, although he warned that they would be closed again if people don’t use social di...

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

April 23, 2020

St. Louis County now has $175 million in federal stimulus funds for the coronavirus response on hand, and a transparency portal to track all related spending and contracts is now live on the county website. County Executive Sam Page says any spending associated with the county’s response to the COVI...

Mehlville School District employee who handed out meals tested for COVID-19

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 23, 2020

A Mehlville School District employee who handed out grab-and-go meals for the district this week is being tested for the coronavirus. The district sent an email to all parents Thursday morning saying that a staff member notified a supervisor last night that the staff member is being tested for COVID-...

Page will not reopen parks any time soon

The grade of the Cliff Cave trail in Oakville, seen here at its May 2018 opening, is no more than 5 percent, which allows those with mobility issues to use it.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will not reopen parks any time soon, despite a push to reopen parks from the three Republican members of the County Council. Page closed the parks April 3, after the state closed some of its parks statewide and one in the St. Louis area. When that happened, the coun...

St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis city's stay-at-home orders have been extended indefinitely, at least through mid-May. And the announcements came through Twitter. County Executive Sam Page tweeted Thursday, “Our stay-at-home order will be extended for now and I will revisit it in mid-May. We have made ...

Coronavirus cases in St. Louis metro could peak next week, hit 70,000 by April 30

The pandemic task force released this slide with its current projection for total cases in the St. Louis metro area by the end of April.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

The St. Louis metropolitan area has kept total numbers of coronavirus cases below initial projections, but stay-at-home orders and social distancing are needed for at least another month, the head of the regional pandemic task force said Wednesday. The 15-county area in Missouri and Illinois covere...

St. Louis County Council Republicans call on Page to reopen parks

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The St. Louis County Council’s Republicans are calling on County Executive Sam Page to reopen county parks. Initially, parks and outdoor exercise were allowed under Page’s stay-at-home order issued March 21 to combat the coronavirus. That order expires April 22. But Page, a Democrat, ordered the parks closed April 3 ...

St. Louis stay-at-home order could be extended into May, officials say

St. Louis Public Library Director Waller McGuire speaks at a Jan. 7 press conference announcing a

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order in effect through next week in St. Louis County and St. Louis city is likely to be extended into May, the county executive and mayor both said Monday. Statewide and countywide executive orders currently mandate that people stay home and any non-essential businesses remain closed through April 25 to prevent the sprea...

Call Newspapers celebrates ‘Women in History’ in 2020

Call Newspapers celebrates 'Women in History' in 2020

April 13, 2020

Taking nominations from readers, Call Newspapers featured four women with South County ties as "Women in History" during the month of March. Here's a look back at these extraordinary women and their accomplishments. Enjoy reading about these women who have changed or are changing their communities...

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