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Mehlville and Oakville graduations move to St. Charles Family Arena

Oakville High graduates and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade in May. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. Photo by Kim Brady Photography.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The Mehlville School District has moved graduations for Oakville and Mehlville high schools to the Family Arena in St. Charles, after the Chaifetz Arena in the city of St. Louis canceled the schools’ scheduled July 19 graduation. The district says the graduation will be in-person and on the previo...

Sunset Hills will not open its pool this year, considers Crestwood collaboration

The Sunset Hills pool seen from above.

June 11, 2020

Sunset Hills will not open its pool this year. The decision to close the Sunset Hills Aquatic Facility in Watson Trail Park comes because of the timing and extra regulations that would be required if the city opened the pool due to COVID-19, the city said in the announcement. The city said in a new...

Crestwood pool will open Monday with reservations, masks and possible Sunset Hills collaboration

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center will be open beginning Monday, June 15, but the pool will operate under COVID-19 restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than ones from the past. The city said it has taken time to “thorou...

Crestwood officials react to developer pulling out of $300 million mall project

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The developer behind the latest redevelopment plan for the former Crestwood Plaza mall site backed out of the deal last week due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Creve Coeur-based Walpert Properties had planned the most ambitious proposal for Crestwood mall yet, a $300 million high-density mixed...

Sappington House is resuming tours, with reservations required

The Sappington House Foundation hosted two special events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Sappington House.

June 11, 2020

The Sappington House will resume tours of the Sappington House Museum and Library starting Wednesday, June 17. Tours will be conducted for groups of five or less and reservations are required. During June and into July, precautions of social distancing, hand sanitizing and mask wearing by guests...

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2020

Restaurants in the St. Louis region were given blessings by regional leaders to reopen their dining rooms May 18, two weeks after Gov. Mike Parson eased shelter-in-place requirements across the state.  Under the guidelines outlined by both St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda K...

St. Louis County begins asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in South County

St. Louis County begins asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in South County

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 10, 2020

Anyone who is asymptomatic can get a coronavirus test starting Monday at St. Louis County’s clinics in South County and North County. County Executive Sam Page announced the new testing capacity at his briefing with reporters Wednesday morning and recommended that anyone who deals with the public get t...

Sunset Hills Community Center will reopen starting Monday

Sunset Hills Community Center will reopen starting Monday

June 10, 2020

The Sunset Hills Community Center will reopen for fitness only Monday, June 15, with limited hours and restrictions due to COVID-19. The Community Center had been closed since March 16 to stop the spread of the coronavirus. St. Louis County is allowing gyms to reopen starting Monday, with restrictio...

Chaifetz Arena cancels all graduations through July, including Mehlville and Lindbergh

Lindbergh High School 2020 graduate Jimmy Keating celebrates graduation with his classmates in a socially distanced car parade May 26, the original date of graduation.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 9, 2020

School districts in St. Louis County had hoped that the Class of 2020 could have some semblance of a normal graduation ceremony this summer, but Chaifetz Arena has canceled all graduations set to be held there any date before August. That means graduations for both the Mehlville and Lindbergh school ...

In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

3 alderman after political newcomer Cathy Friedmann defeated incumbent Kurt Krueger in the June 2 municipal election that had been postponed from April. Friedmann defeated Krueger 310 votes to 232, or 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, to take the Ward 3 seat. Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn and Ward 2 Alderman ...

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