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Mehlville teachers organize ‘Black Lives Matter’ walk

Participants in the Oakville Black Lives Matter drive decorated their vehicles with posters and car paint to show their support.

June 25, 2020

There will be an anti-racism Black Lives Matter walk at Mehlville High School this Sunday. The walk, organized by a group of Mehlville School District teachers, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The family friendly walk will star...

Crestwood mall reopened for development

Crestwood mall reopened for development

June 25, 2020

After a closed-session meeting of the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, the city announced that it will issue a request for proposals for redevelopment of the mall site, with an August deadline for new developers to respond. The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment fell through because of the COVID-...

‘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....

Protesting in a pandemic: Missourians weigh the public health risks of confronting police brutality

Protesting in a pandemic: Missourians weigh the public health risks of confronting police brutality

By Claire Colby, Missouri Information Corps

June 25, 2020

In the days since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, crowds have gathered across the state and world to protest police brutality. This has raised some concerns about worsening the spread of COVID-19. St. Louis County officials have asked unmasked protestors to quarantine for two weeks. Pr...

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...

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

St. Louis County officially celebrated Juneteenth again this year, after a decision by County Executive Sam Page to make it a paid holiday for all county employees. Juneteenth fell on Friday, June 19 this year, and the holiday — traditionally celebrated as an Independence Day for African Americans marki...

Lindbergh examines how to return to class

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

No one really knows what school will look like this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but a 61-member task force in Lindbergh Schools is trying to figure it out. The Lindbergh Reopening Task Force began meeting weekly by videoconference May 27 to look over survey data from parents and co...

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 ...

Eateries innovate as they adapt to COVID

A table at Roberto’s in Sappington is shown surrounded by the new shield June 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

Sitting down to eat at a restaurant looks different these days, as eateries allowed to reopen in St. Louis County last month adjust how they can safely do business during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants could reopen their doors to dine-in patrons at 25-percent capacity May 18, after being required to...

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