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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....

Mehlville senior named to the Missouri Scholars 100

Sydney Laum

May 27, 2020

Mehlville High School senior Sydney Lahm was named to the Missouri Scholars 100, an annual list of the top 100 high-school seniors from across the state. Cor Jesu Academy’s Isobel Damian also received the honor. Mehlville High’s John Emelko received honorable mention, as did Melisa Beganovic of ...

Lindbergh High School Musicthon goes virtual, will raise money for 36 hours straight

The Lindbergh High School Drumline and Strolling Stings performed for students April 12, 2019 during the band’s annual 36-Hour Musicthon to raise money for childhood cancer research. This year’s event raised $2,200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The band raises money in honor of a young man named Alex, who the band members met in 2012.

May 7, 2020

A Lindbergh Schools musical tradition raising money for a great cause is continuing this year despite the extended school closures and limits on crowd sizes due to COVID-19. For the first time, the fundraiser will happen virtually.  Lindbergh High School band members are taking their annual 36-hour Musicthon to Yo...

‘Community Food Drive for COVID-19’ will distribute 1,000 care packages to families in need

Community Food Drive

May 6, 2020

Police officers and firefighters in South County will be distributing 1,000 boxes of nonperishable goods Thursday in a “Community Food Drive for COVID-19” aimed at those in need. The care package distribution will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the parking lot of St. Matthia...

On 107th birthday, St. Louis man is oldest in United States to beat COVID-19

Rudi Heider celebrates his 107th birthday and his successful recovery in beating COVID-19.

May 2, 2020

A 107-year old Chesterfield resident is believed to be the oldest patient in the United States and one of the oldest in the world to recover from the coronavirus. Rudi Heider celebrated his “miraculous” COVID-19 recovery on his 107th birthday, April 29, when he first met all the benchmarks for r...

Oakville team collaborates on emergency ventilator designed to prevent shortages

Dr. Brian Froelke of Oakville, above, is shown just after receiving a protoype of the ARMEE ventilator in the mail. The simple ventilator can be 3D printed from just a few parts costing less than $100.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

A nonprofit crowdsourced initiative to prevent a shortage of ventilators in hospitals due to the coronavirus has connected engineers and physicians across the country and the world, with key players in South County contributing to the project. As medical experts looking at Italy in March warned of possib...

South County ‘Helpers’ provide aid during COVID-19 crisis

Representatives of the St. Louis Area Foodbank and the Missouri National Guard survey the drop off site on Locust Street for the Fill Up the Pickup Challenge this Saturday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

Several local residents have formed groups of neighborhood volunteers to serve as the “helpers” for local families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook groups have been set up in Oakville and Sunset Hills/Crestwood to organize neighborhood captains to help with needs as people are suffer...

Affton High School will shine stadium lights to support Class of 2020

Affton High School will shine stadium lights to support Class of 2020

April 17, 2020

Affton High School will “be the light” for the 2020 seniors tonight as the district starts participating in a national effort to honor the achievements of seniors, who won’t receive the usual graduation fanfare since the rest of the school year is taking place online due to the coronavirus outbreak. As...

VIDEO: Crestwood Elementary’s Darrion Cockrell
 named Lindbergh Teacher of Year

Crestwood Elementary School physical education and health teacher Darrion Cockrell was honored as Lindbergh Schools Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement April 14.

April 15, 2020

Crestwood Elementary School physical education and health teacher Darrion Cockrell has been named Lindbergh Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year.  Lindbergh colleagues, Board of Education members and family members joined Tuesday in a virtual surprise announcement on Zoom to share the exciting news. ...

‘Hunt for Hope,’ a socially distanced drive-thru Easter egg hunt, beautifies South County Saturday

Children line up for the Crestwood Easter Egg Scramble in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 10, 2020

Hunt for HOPE Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hunt for Hope is a socially distanced drive-thru Easter egg hunt through the streets of Crestwood and Sunset Hills. Families will drive around the community in a visual scavenger hunt for houses and yards decorated for the hunt. There is no ...

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