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St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, weigh whether to postpone fall sports as parents protest

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 15, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Surrounding counties such as Jefferson and St. Charles have started their...

As students head to college, a look back at Oakville High Class of 2020 graduation ceremony

Students graduate from Oakville High School in a socially distanced in-person graduation Sunday. The district is not sure it will return to school in person in the fall.

September 8, 2020

As students head to college, we're taking a look back at the Class of 2020. Here is Oakville High School's masked graduation ceremony held in July at the Family Arena in St. Charles.     See the students graduate in a gallery below:     See the socially distanced drive-by parade through Oakville held for g...

Slain officer’s funeral arrangements are set

Officer Tamarris Bohannon

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 3, 2020

Tamarris Bohannon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed while responding to a call Aug. 30, was a 2009 graduate of Oakville High School. Bohannon, 29, had served on the force for the city of St. Louis for three-and-a-half years. Last year, 1997 Mehlville High graduat...

Pat Maroon pays tribute to fellow Oakville High grad Officer Tomarris Bohannon in overtime NHL playoff victory

Oakville High School's most famous graduate, Pat Maroon, poses with Principal Tamara Sunkett when he visited the school in summer 2019.

September 2, 2020

Oakville native and hockey player Pat Maroon once again made a pivotal play in overtime Monday to send his NHL team to the Eastern Conference finals — but this time he said he had some help from above. NHL veteran Maroon tweeted a photo of his hockey stick from Monday night’s game, on which he ha...

‘A hero to many’: Officer killed in line of duty graduated from Oakville High

Officer Tamarris Bohannon

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 31, 2020

Tamarris Bohannon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed over the weekend, was a 2009 graduate of Oakville High School. Bohannon, 29, had served on the force for the city of St. Louis for three-and-a-half years. The Mehlville School District confirmed that he graduated in the Oa...

Federal Reserve Bank student board features South County high-schoolers

Pictured: The student board of directors of the St. Louis Fed, including three South County students.

August 19, 2020

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced the members of its 2020-2021 student board of directors last week. High-school seniors from across the greater St. Louis area are selected to serve on the student board based on a competitive application process, which includes an essay and letters of recommendation....

PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

July 25, 2020

Oakville High School celebrated the Class of 2020 Sunday, July 19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. To comply with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, graduates had to wear masks and did not approach the stage. A mask mandate went into effect in St. Louis County July 3. Photos courtes...

Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

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 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

‘Black Lives Matter’ drive organized by OHS senior sees large response

Participants in the Black Lives Matter drive, organized by an Oakville High School student, drive down Fordor Road.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 25, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive took place last week in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. It was the second Black Lives Matter event to happen in South County, as similar events are sweeping the country after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day....

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive will take place Wednesday in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. The drive, organized by Thomas Schartner, a 2020 OHS graduate and son of Mehlville Board of Education President Kevin Schartner, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ju...

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