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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...

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.

University of Missouri System researchers take on new projects during COVID-19 pandemic

The researchers receive wastewater samples in vials to test. Photo courtesy of Marc Johnson.

By Regan Mertz, Missouri Information Corps

June 27, 2020

Since the coronavirus struck Missouri in early March, university researchers across the state have postponed their projects. Some have found a new focus: the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Some researchers began new projects even as their labs and campuses closed. Some left behind their usual specialties....

Republicans call for in-person St. Louis County Council meetings

St. Louis County Councilman and then-Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas listens to public comment from mothers of St. Louis County policemen at a 2019 council meeting.

June 27, 2020

The Republican members of the St. Louis County Council are asking that county government start holding in-person meetings again. The County Council has observed the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines since they were instituted March 17 and has conducted our videoc...

‘Black Lives Matter’ draws crowds, conversations

About 60 protesters with a range of colorful signs lined both sides of Gravois Road in Affton June 6 to show support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ and against racism. Some drivers passing by raised their fists in support.

June 26, 2020

About 60 protesters with a range of colorful signs lined both sides of Gravois Road in Affton June 6 to show support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ and against racism. 

All St. Louis County Library branches reopen with limited capacity, services

The Grant's View County Library at night.

June 26, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branches have reopened with limited capacity and limited services, while still offering curbside pickup for books and materials. Masks will be required, and the number of people allowed in the building will be enforced to encourage social distancing. Starting Friday, June 19, all branches reope...

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...

Crestwood pool reopens with masks and a collaboration with Sunset Hills

An employee wears a mask at the newly reopened Crestwood pool, as seen June 19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center has been open and operating since June 15 under COVID-19 restrictions for capacity and social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than the past. The city said it has taken time to “thoroughly” review the St. Louis County official guideline...

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