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The St. Clair Board of Aldermen met Monday night and passed two ordinances and tabled a resolution.

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Sullivan Bank President and CEO Mike Hoffman announced that Jerry West has joined the bank as a business development representative for the new branch in St. Clair, expected to open in late 2020.

The city of St. Clair has announced its plans to open the spray park, located at Evergreen Park, later this summer.

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Even though the Scenic Regional Library St. Clair branch reopened to the public Monday, the library has decided to suspend the launch of the community garden until spring of 2021.

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The St. Clair School District has relied on volunteers to help prepare and distribute meals when schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in late-March.

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In Lonedell, voters showed their support for the school district during Tuesday’s election, by passing Prop R-14, a $1,250,000 no-tax increase bond issue.

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Incumbents Brad Rucker and Jamie Dunn and newcomers Michael Guehne and Justin Bailey, are all vying for the three open Lonedell School Board seats in the June 2 municipal election.

Next Tuesday, Lonedell School District patrons will vote on Prop R-14, a $1,250,000 no-tax increase bond issue.

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St. Clair School District voters will decide Prop STC Safe and Secure in the Tuesday, June 2, municipal election.

St. Clair High School has been selected as one of 387 units to receive the 2019-20 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

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The St. Clair School Board unanimously voted at Thursday night’s meeting to place the Prop STC Safe and Secure on the August 2020 ballot — if it’s not successful in June.

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In a letter sent to St. Clair businesses, the city of St. Clair announced that it is launching an initiative to help encourage residents within the community to shop local during the upcoming extended Memorial Day weekend.

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Although it has been reopened for two weeks, the St. Clair License Office is still experiencing a large influx of calls and messages left by customers attempting to schedule appointments.

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During the school board meeting Thursday night, St. Clair Superintendent Dr. Kyle Kruse discussed a document released by the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA), titled “Pandemic Recovery Considerations: Re-entry and Reopening of Schools.”

A St. Clair man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to a 2019 drug overdose death.

The St. Clair Code Enforcement office has announced Cheryl Heinrichs and Cozy Bailey as the Yard of the Month winners for the month of May.

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In the early morning of Saturday, April 11, the St. Clair Historical Museum, located at 560 S. Main St., suffered slight exterior damage when a roll-off dumpster on the south side of the building caught fire. 

Sullivan bank will reopen its lobbies to the public at all locations, except the Sullivan Downtown branch, on Monday, May 18, according to a letter from President/CEO Michael Hoffman.

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As the school year draws to a close, St. Clair School District officials have been busy working to determine the best course of action moving forward as year-end procedures and events approach.

There are no new developments at the former site of the St. Clair Regional Airport since the city placed a sign at the site and began advertising its availability for development in late December of 2019.

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The St. Clair Board of Aldermen met this past Monday night — the first time since March.

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With Gov. Mike Parson’s stay-at-home order coming to an end, the city of St. Clair’s code enforcement office plans to renew its focus on the “Operation Facelift” beautification plan.

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After a busy first day at the St. Clair License Office, operations will be changing and the office will go strictly to service by appointment only beginning Tuesday, May 5.

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With Gov. Mike Parson’s stay-at-home order coming to an end, St. Clair City officials have announced their plans to reopen city hall and the police department, beginning Monday, May 4, at 8 a.m.

When COVID-19 began impacting daily life and essential items became scarce, companies all over the country began shifting gears to help combat the lack of supplies.

When asked how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact the 2021 budget, City Administrator Travis Dierker said he never thought he would say this, but in this specific case, the city is fortunate it does not rely on a lot of sales tax revenue to operate.

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The postponement of Missouri municipal elections until Tuesday, June 2, has left two local school districts with bond issues on the ballots scrambling to determine the best way to handle their campaigns.

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Nearly 80 percent of the active COVID-19 cases in Franklin County are residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities.

The Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) has announced JT Flora, an instructor at Lonedell R-XIV School District, as its Middle School Council Adviser of the Year.

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With COVID-19 impacting many communities throughout the country, local pharmacies are taking extra precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus.

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While all Scenic Regional libraries are closed until Tuesday, May 26, the employees at the St. Clair branch have been diligently working on trying to enhance its online presence in an effort to entertain and provide information to those who may need it.

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As the school year draws to a virtual close, the St. Clair School District officials are working out details regarding grades and events.

The St. Clair R-XIII School District has adjusted it’s meal pick-up schedule and will now only be delivering meals to the scheduled locations on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Construction on the new Farmers and Merchants bank facility is still on schedule and according to President/CEO Matthew Laumann, should open this fall.

While many Easter activities had to be canceled due to COVID-19, the Easter Bunny was still able to bring joy to St. Clair and the surrounding areas.

The St. Clair License Office will be closed until Monday, April 27, in an effort to follow social distancing guidelines.

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Despite all schools being closed for the remainder of the school year, both St. Clair and Lonedell plan to continue operating their meal services as normal.

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With Gov. Mike Parson’s order last Thursday for school buildings to remain closed through the end of the school year, local districts have been faced with the question of how to continue their at-home learning plans.

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Remote learning will continue, but students will not be back in their classrooms after Gov. Mike Parson Thursday afternoon ordered that all Missouri school buildings remain closed through the end of the school year.