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Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 3, 2020

Fair St. Louis is canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Fair St. Louis and America’s Birthday Parade will not hold their 2020 Independence Day celebrations scheduled to take place July 2, 3 and 4, 2020, in downtown St. Louis. The decision to cancel the free events was made “due to COVID-19 healt...

St. Louis County residents ordered to stay at home as a way to combat coronavirus

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

St. Louis County joined states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in va...

St. Louis restaurants close to dine-in customers starting Friday; part of ‘social distancing’

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

March 18, 2020

Restaurants and bars in St. Louis County and St. Louis city will close for dine-in business starting Friday, making them takeout-only — a practice that has been implemented to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in other states, including Illinois. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page sign...

All major events canceled due to coronavirus; schools will be closing

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement last week of most major events, with schools closing for the next two weeks and St. Louis regional leaders banning events of more than 50 people. St. Louis County election authorities ask...

2020 Fair St. Louis dates announced

2020 Fair St. Louis dates announced

February 27, 2020

The dates for the annual Fair St. Louis Fourth of July celebration were announced this week. The festivities will take place Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4 at Gateway Arch National Park. “We are very excited to celebrate our 40th fair this year,” said David Estes, general chairman o...

Bi-State declines takeover of Loop Trolley

The Loop Trolley completes a run, with the last stop outside the Missouri History Museum at Forest Park back in December. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 3, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A committee of Bi-State Development Agency commissioners hit the brakes on a plan from city and county officials for Bi-State to take over the failed Loop Trolley Jan. 24, and it is unclear if the trolley will ever ride again. A plan to tak...

St. Louis County Library will no longer charge fines; says change won’t impact waiting lists

Grant’s View Branch kicked off summer at the ninth annual Star Wars Fan Fest, with games, costumes, snow cones and more. Photos courtesy of the St. Louis County Library.

January 22, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Library will no longer charge fines for overdue books, and library officials say the initiative will increase access to books while not causing longer waits for books on hold. The county library and the St. Louis Public Library,...

Edith Cunnane dies; former County Council member founded St. Patrick Center

In this photo published by the St. Patrick Center on its 35th anniversary, Edith Cunnane talks to children at the center.

January 20, 2020

Edith Cunnane, the founder of the St. Patrick Center and a former member of the St. Louis County Council, died Jan. 3 at the age of 76. In a remembrance of Cunnane, the St. Patrick Center recounted the story of its founding: On a bitterly cold day in the early 1980s, Cunnane asked a group of peop...

Ameren rate decrease hearings set for Thursday

Ameren rate decrease hearings set for Thursday

January 14, 2020

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold two local public hearings in Missouri Thursday, Jan. 16, including one in South County, in an electric rate case filed by Ameren Missouri. The South County public hearing will take place at noon Thursday, Jan. 16, at Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 Lindbergh...

Last ride of the Loop Trolley breaks down: Inside that two-hour final trip

Last ride of the Loop Trolley breaks down: Inside that two-hour final trip

January 14, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley broke down on its last ride down the Delmar Loop last month, ending its 13-month run as problem-plagued as it began. The last ride of the Loop Trolley lasted about two hours, with a 45-minute breakdown halfway through th...

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