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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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