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Board considers ‘protection’ resolution

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 7, 2021

The Mehlville School District Board of Education is considering the adoption of a “Student Protection Resolution” that would put the board on-record as officially opposed to private and for-profit...

Members of the Visiting Nurses Association, National Guard, county employees and volunteers help administer the vaccine at the mass vaccination site in Ferguson Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The county announced Tuesday that in addition to the mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, additional vaccination sites would open in the Mehlville, Affton and Eureka fire protection districts, which will begin administering vaccines to eligible members of the public who have appointments Thursday.

County pushes vaccinations for students before return to school

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 6, 2021

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is launching a back-to-school vaccination program to get students vaccinated against COVID-19 before school starts in August.  Beginning in mid-July,...

Oakville’s Hunter Iffland slides home safely as Mehlville catcher Carmen Fuller awaits the throw from his defense in a March 2019 game.

Oakville High School baseball fields will be upgraded through Prop S

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 2, 2021

Oakville High School’s baseball fields will get a facelift this  fall after the Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved a bid for field improvements at its meeting June 10. The board unanimously...

A Mehlville listening session in 2018.

Board listening sessions begin next year

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 1, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education will bring back board listening sessions in the 2021-2022 school year. At the Board of Education meeting April 29, the board adopted the 2021-2022 board meeting schedule,...

Mayor breaks tie in favor of establishing pay matrix for Sunset Hills officers

Mayor breaks tie in favor of establishing pay matrix for Sunset Hills officers

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor June 30, 2021

Patrol officers and sergeants will get a pay raise beginning next month after a tie was broken in favor of establishing a pay matrix for the Sunset Hills Police Department. Mayor Pat Fribis broke a 4-4...

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Crestwood Board of Aldermen pass paid parental leave policy

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor June 30, 2021

Crestwood has become one of the few municipalities in all of St. Louis County to give employees paid parental leave. The city’s Board of Aldermen unanimously adopted a new parental leave policy for...

Mehlville nurses unionize, approve first contract with district

Mehlville nurses unionize, approve first contract with district

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor June 29, 2021

For the first time ever, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the Mehlville School District have unionized, joining the teachers’ bargaining unit and conducting salary negotiations with the district. The...

Lisa Messmer, left, and Tori Behlke take their seats on the Mehlville school board in 2018.

Messmer explains her decision not to run

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Mehlville Board of Education member Lisa Messmer gave her goodbyes during her final board meeting this spring, after not seeking re-election for another term. Messmer was elected to her first term on...

Final remaining sites in Green Park Industrial taken by Alcatraz Trucking

Final remaining sites in Green Park Industrial taken by Alcatraz Trucking

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 21, 2021

The last remaining lots of Green Park Industrial Park will be used by Alcatraz Trucking for an expansion.  The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the plan this spring. The long-haul freight company,...

Cities received federal CARES Act funds during COVID-19 pandemic

Cities received federal CARES Act funds during COVID-19 pandemic

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 19, 2021

Most cities in South County have passed ordinances that will allow them to accept federal coronavirus funds from St. Louis County as part of the county’s $47 million Municipal Relief program. The Grantwood...

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