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County Executive Sam Page appears in a mask at the July 2020 ribbon cutting for 9 Mile Garden food truck plaza in Affton.

St. Louis County reinstating mask mandate Monday

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 23, 2021

St. Louis County and St. Louis will require masks in all indoor public places regardless of vaccination status starting Monday.  The health order requires everyone 5 and older to wear a mask regardless...

A nurse at Mercy Hospital South prepares the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for Mercy's Chief Medical officer Aamina Akhtar Monday, Dec. 14. Mercy South planned to vaccinate 20 workers Dec. 14 and another 20 staffers Dec. 15.

Page says ‘tidal wave’ coming for those who aren’t vaccinated

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 12, 2021

Rates of new COVID-19 infections are rising in St. Louis County, and County Executive Sam Page issued a warning to those who have not been vaccinated: “a tidal wave is coming.”  At a media brief...

Warrants issued in case of theft and attempted vehicular highjacking in Sunset Hills

Warrants issued in case of theft and attempted vehicular highjacking in Sunset Hills

July 8, 2021

Two St. Louis city residents were charged Tuesday for multiple felonies related to vehicle highjacking in Sunset Hills. Steven Jaminson, 34, of the 2900 block of Rutger Street, and Denise Heggins, 29,...

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,...

Lori and Ernie Trakas

Post-corruption, Trakas focuses on the 6th District

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 24, 2021

Four years into Ernie Trakas’ tenure as the St. Louis County Council member for the 6th District, he is finally able to pursue his own vision for St. Louis County instead of opposing one from someone...

Seventh District Councilman Mark Harder and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch at a May 2019 meeting.

County Council returns to in-person meetings

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 1, 2021

The St. Louis County Council is returning to in-person meetings tonight, Tuesday, June 1, but with a new, more modern look and feel in the traditional County Council Chambers at 41 S. Central Ave. in Clayton. The...

The St. Louis County Planning Commission showed this aerial view of the site proposed for the storage facility, fronting Gravois Road.

Gravois Self-Storage set to meet tougher requirements

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor May 18, 2021

The St. Louis County Planning Commission is asking potential new storage facilities to create better-looking designs in unincorporated areas of the county, and the developer of a self-storage facility...

A patron picks up some books at the reopening of the St. Louis County Library's Daniel Boone Branch Library in Ellisville on June 19, 2020. Some areas of the library are sectioned off for social distancing.

Libraries will expand appointment hours to evenings; curbside still being offered

April 19, 2021

St. Louis County Library is adding evening appointments, as of last week. All 20 SLCL branches are currently open by appointment only for browsing and computer use. Visits are limited to 45 minutes per...

The pool at the Kennedy Recreation Center.

County eyes repairs and upgrades to Kennedy pool, at urging of Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor March 19, 2021

Repairs are being made to the Kennedy Recreation Complex’s pool in time to open for the summer, and the county is considering upgrades after Councilman Ernie Trakas urged the county parks department...

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. In addition to the mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, additional vaccination sites are open in the Mehlville, Affton and Eureka fire protection districts, which began administering vaccines to eligible members of the public who had appointments Thursday, Feb. 4.

St. Louis County sets a vaccine record with 9,000 shots; here’s how to sign up

March 2, 2021

St. Louis County set a record last week for the number of vaccines it has been able to give in seven days, at the same time it added future capacity for more shots. The county received 6,000 vaccine doses...

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