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Five candidates running for three seats on the Mehlville school board in June 2 races

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 23, 2020

Five candidates are seeking three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the June 2 election, which is rescheduled from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto, both of Oakville, are running for re-election. Pretto was first elected in 2014 and re-elec...

Among the legislation proposed this year was Murphy’s idea for ‘baby boxes’

Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at his victory party at Cafe Telegraph Tuesday night. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2020

Most of the bills considered by the Missouri Legislature in 2020 stalled due to the coronavirus outbreak, including legislation passed through a House committee that would create “baby boxes” as a place a parent could surrender a child 45 days or younger without being prosecuted. The bill, filed by R...

Crestwood honors 100-year-old, changes boundaries and codes in first virtual meeting

Crestwood City Hall

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The main event during the Crestwood Board of Aldermen’s first virtual meeting held over Facebook Live last week was the approval of plans for a business to move to Crestwood from Rock Hill, bringing 200 jobs. But the board also conducted other city business at the meeting, the first held in the ti...

Sunset Hills approves legislation allowing for tax abatements, aimed at hotel project

A rendering of the Comfort Suites being built by Days Inn owner HR Sheevam.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen passed a contentious bill at its March 10 meeting that, through state statute, will allow the city to declare properties “blighted” and grant tax abatements to redevelop them. The bill passed 5-2, with Ward 2 Aldermen Steve Bersche and Casey Wong, Ward 3 Aldermen...

Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Fire Chief Brian Hendricks speaks during a MFPD Board of Directors meeting.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will begin to offer enhanced benefits to employees diagnosed with cancer after the Board of Directors approved changes to the fire district’s employee manual last month. Board members unanimously approved the changes to the Employee Manual of Policies and Procedur...

South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19

The South County Chick-fil-A is closed Tuesday, March 31 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant plans to reopen Wednesday, April 1 after a deep cleaning.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

The South County Chick-fil-A is temporarily closed after an employee there tested positive for the novel coronavirus. An employee at the Chick-fil-A near the South County Center, 4125 Lemay Ferry Road, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from Chick-fil-A. The store has been...

Governments meet via video as virus spreads

The Mehlville Board of Education and administrators meet virtually through the videoconferencing app Zoom Thursday night.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

As governmental bodies across the country grapple with how to conduct public meetings in the age of “social distancing” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three local governments met virtually last week — the St. Louis County Council, the Mehlville Board of Education and the Crestwood Board of Alde...

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis banned dining in at restaurants last week to aid in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, many local restaurants are now offering carryout and delivery services that comply with stricter social distancing measures. Below is a list of some loc...

St. Louis school closures extended through April 22

Students at Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville, above, along with Rogers and Forder, stood
outside their houses Sunday to wave as their teachers drove by in a parade.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

Students will remain at home for at least the next month after St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Louis City schools extended building closures through Wednesday, April 22. The extension is consistent with the stay-at-home orders issued in the county and the city over the weekend that also last through April 22. A stay-at-home order was ...

Full list of everything canceled due to coronavirus

During the St. Louis Aquarium's closure, the attraction is offering 'Breakfast with the Sloth' with Coconut the Sloth, above.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, “social distancing” measures are being taken nationwide to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control has recommended gatherings of 10 people or less to help slow the spread of the virus, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page...

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