From the Superintendent Dear Patron, On Aug. 31, district schools were opened for the 2020-2021 school year. This was five days later than originally planned in order to give the district counseling staff time to reschedule nearly 20 percent of our students for virtual instruction. Online registration ended on July 31 and, at that time,…

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A stylish gift First Assembly Church in St. Peters provided haircuts and gift certificates to families to start off the new school year By Brett Auten First Assembly Church wanted to make sure the school year got off on the right foot. The St. Peters’ church hosted its outreach last Sunday called Kicks and Cuts.…

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Many happy returns St. Charles City-County Library District is now letting customers return books and is offering curbside service By Brett Auten The St. Charles City-County Library District is slowly – but safely – reopening its doors. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the district was sealed off, physically. But last week, book drops reopened for returns…

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One of the many creative ways school districts are recognized graduates of the Class of 2020 includes displaying their names and pictures on billboards  By Charlotte Beard Childhood for 2020 high school graduates began with societal changes in norms due to the events of 9/11 and their recent commencement has undergone changes due to COVID-19.…

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Honoring graduates School districts find creative ways to recognize the Class of 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic By Brett Auten Having its last eight weeks turned on its head, the Class of 2020 has had to adapt and adjust. With the COVID-19 outbreak putting the kibosh on all end-of-the-year celebrations and festivities, administrators, teachers and…

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By Charlotte Beard Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is accepting referrals for plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients. It is stated that one plasma donation can help four people undergo COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) therapy. Not to be confused with traditional blood donations, Kirby Winn, Public Relations Manager for MVRBC explains what recovered COVID-19…

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Leap of faith Area churches meet the challenges presented by coronavirus by finding creative ways to congregate  By Brett AutenStaff writer The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged the spirit but, it hasn’t broken it. Area churches have gotten creative during this era of self-quarantining and social distancing as they continue to spread their message the safest…

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‘Will run for food!’ St. Louis resident runs 100 miles in Forest Park and raises over $30,000 to help those struggling with food insecurity By Charlotte Beard “Will run 100 miles for food!” That is the name of a GoFundMe page created by 51-year-old Tim Burke, principal at Edward Jones, to raise $30,000. The idea…

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Business, but not as usual St. Charles County has slowly begun to reopen several businesses that had been closed due to COVID-19 By Brett Auten It was a return, but it was far from normal. The St. Charles County area reopened several business doors last week that had been closed due to COVID-19. Beginning last…

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Churches around St. Louis County have moved worship services online while continuing to serve the wider community By Charlotte Beard While some local church congregations have not been able to remain connected to one another due to the social distancing measures of the COVID-19 crisis, other churches have found a way to leverage technology to…

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