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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’...

St. Louis County awards $2.6 million in grants to five organizations providing food

County Executive Sam Page helps pack food into a trunk in May while handing out meals at the Weber Road Library in Affton with the St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search's drive-thru meals program.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 16, 2020

St. Louis County is spending $2.6 million from its federal funding for the coronavirus response for food banks and other organizations delivering food to St. Louis County residents, including those in South County. County Executive Sam Page announced May 13 that $2.6 million from the $173.5 million...

Mehlville summer school looks different; registration still open for July

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2020

Summer school looks a bit different this year to Mehlville School District students enrolled in the 2020 session, as continued social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread COVID-19 has forced classes online. Students in first through 12th grades have the option of completing a virtual summer ses...

Affton graduation kicks off tonight for three nights of livestreamed celebrations, with social distancing

Affton graduation kicks off tonight for three nights of livestreamed celebrations, with social distancing

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

Affton High School will get its graduation on Facebook Live this year, in three separate parts. Graduates from the Class of 2020 will celebrate in three separate ceremonies broadcast on Facebook Live on three separate nights. The graduation will have limited seating due to COVID-19 social distancing, ...

Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition of North County officials endorses Zimmerman for county executive

Pictured above: St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman takes questions from residents during his third town-hall appearance about last year’s property assessments at the Affton Community Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

A coalition of black officials and leaders in North County has endorsed Assessor Jake Zimmerman in the race for St. Louis County executive. The Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition of St. Louis County announced Monday that it is supporting Zimmerman over two Democratic opponents in the August primary, incumbent...

Sunset Hills aldermen approve plan for residents to use Crestwood pool this summer

The Sunset Hills pool seen from above.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

Members of the Sunset Hills pool, which is closed this summer, can buy passes to the Crestwood pool at Crestwood resident rates under a plan the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved Friday. In a special meeting called by Mayor Pat Fribis, aldermen unanimously approved subsidizing the cost of Cres...

Oakville lottery winner uncovers $100,000 prize in Scratchers game

Oakville lottery winner uncovers $100,000 prize in Scratchers game

June 14, 2020

An Oakville lottery winner scored big, one of at least three lottery winners in South County this year to win at least $100,000. Vantrish St. Clair of Oakville uncovered a $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. In the Missouri Lottery’s announcement of the win, the lottery did n...

No joke: Affton woman wins lottery on April Fool’s Day

No joke: Affton woman wins lottery on April Fool's Day

June 13, 2020

An Affton woman won $116,000 in the lottery April 1, but considering the date, at first couldn’t believe it. Cynthia Feldhaus, a frequent Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash player from Affton, matched all five numbers in the April 1 drawing to win a jackpot of $116,000. Her winning ticket was purchase...

St. Louis County gets a new sheriff

Scott Kiefer

June 12, 2020

Scott Kiefer has been appointed sheriff of St. Louis County, the county court system said in an announcement June 3. He will supervise approximately 100 employees and was appointed to the role by Judicial Administrator Hope E. Whitehead. Kiefer graduated from the University of Central Missouri with...

Lindbergh Class of 2020 will get a drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex

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 12, 2020

Lindbergh High School will hold its 2020 graduation Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood. The school will have an outdoor drive-in graduation ceremony, socially distanced because of COVID-19, Principal Eric Cochran announced in an email to students Friday ...

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