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Sunset Hills reopens all its playgrounds

The dedication of the Stieren playground in Sunset Hills in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Sunset Hills playgrounds reopened last week after a safety plan was approved by St. Louis County. Sunset Hills Parks Director Gerald Brown told The Call that all parks were reopened last week after the county approved the city’s safety plan Sept. 4. Under the safety plan, all playgrounds will be cleaned ...

Drive-thru meals resume at St. Louis County Library, including Oakville and Affton branches

Drive-thru meals resume at the St. Louis County Library starting Monday, Sept. 14, as seen at Weber Road Library, above.

September 14, 2020

St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search will once again provide drive-thru meals for children, starting Monday. And for the first time, the meals will be offered at Cliff Cave Library in Oakville. Up to now, the Weber Road Library was the only library in South County to offer the drive-thru...

Mehlville’s State of the District continues in pandemic, with no audience

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines gives the State of the District speech in 2017.

September 14, 2020

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines will still make his “State of the District” address during a global pandemic, but the speech will be in a different format this year. The sixth annual "State of the District" is Gaines' annual report to the community on its school district. This year, the...

Bayless School District awarded $400,000 in federal funds for school safety

Bayless School District awarded $400,000 in federal funds for school safety

September 13, 2020

The Bayless School District is receiving more than $400,000 in federal funding aimed at preventing school violence, one of only three school districts in the state to receive funds. Bayless is getting most of the $532,265 the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Ser...

Take our poll: Are you encouraged about the prospects for redeveloping the Crestwood mall site?

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

September 12, 2020

Crestwood officials say they are excited about the possibilities of redeveloping the former Crestwood Plaza mall site after opening up a process for requests for proposals on the site. Do you agree with them? Are you encouraged about the prospects for redeveloping the Crestwood mall site?

Oakville still adds more COVID-19 cases than any other ZIP code, but cases trending down from August highs

The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force presented this slide Sept. 9, 2020, showing Oakville with the most cases of any other ZIP code in the 15-county region.

September 11, 2020

Oakville is again the ZIP code seeing the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the entire St. Louis metropolitan region, but the number of cases is down from the highs of a month ago. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force again singled out Oakville in data released Wednesday as the ZIP c...

Lindbergh begins offering free meals to every student living in the district starting next week

Lindbergh begins offering free meals to every student living in the district starting next week

September 11, 2020

Starting next week, Lindbergh Schools will begin providing breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students and district residents below age 18, both in and out of school, through the end of the year. This meal service is being made possible by a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which...

All Lindbergh elementary students will return to in-person school next week

Students arrive at Long Elementary School for the first day of classes Thursday, Aug. 27.

September 11, 2020

All elementary students in Lindbergh Schools will be attending classes partially in person starting next week, as the district expands in-person classes to students in fourth and fifth grades. The district started the school year in August under its “Green Light Plan” with K-3 students in school bui...

Mehlville K-2 students will move from all-virtual to in-person school

An Oakville Elementary student the first day of school.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

The Mehlville School District is bringing back preschool and kindergarten through second-grade students for in-person learning in classrooms beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22, the district announced Thursday. The move follows St. Louis County’s switch Wednesday to recommend K-2 students resume classes in pe...

St. Louis County could open playgrounds soon, following cities like Crestwood

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

St. Louis County-owned playgrounds are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic even after playgrounds in county municipalities like Crestwood have reopened, but that could change in the next week as the county looks to reopen its own parks too. The county Department of Parks and Recreation has sub...

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