At Wednesday night’s St. Clair R-XIII school board meeting, Superintended Dr. Kyle Kruse gave the board an update on the Prop STC Safe and Secure project — a $12.8 million bond issue approved during the June municipal election.

At Wednesday night’s meeting, the St. Clair School Board unanimously approved the implementation of Hazel Telehealth, a program that will allow students who are sick to visit a doctor virtually via an iPad in the nurse’s office.

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The St. Clair Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the hiring of two reserve officers as the first step to reinstating the police department’s reserve officer program.

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The Lonedell R-XIV School Board met Monday, July 27, and approved the district’s guidelines and protocols regarding returning to school for the 2020-21 school year.

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The Lonedell R-XIV School District released its preliminary re-entry plan via social media, after the district conducted surveys for families and staff.

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After years of raising money for its new location, the St. Clair Historical Museum at 560 S. Main St. has completed its donor tree project. 

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To go along with St. Clair’s Operation Facelift, a beautification program to clean up city streets, Mike Bursey, St. Clair building inspector, said the city is introducing a new phase of the operation, “Adopt A Lamp Pole.”

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The Lonedell R-XIV School District released its preliminary re-entry plan via social media, after the district conducted surveys for families and staff.

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What school will look like for students this fall has been a hot topic, and with the school year approaching and COVID-19 cases surging, districts are starting to release their re-entry plans.

Sinks Pharmacy, located at 1435 N. Main St., has launched “myBaby,” a new program to support expectant mothers and young families in the St. Clair area through parenting education, breastfeeding support and products to assist pregnant and breast-feeding mothers, including breast pumps and ot…

After months of uncertainty, the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to once again host Food Truck Friday, starting Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Orchard Park.

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The St. Clair R-XIII School District is surveying parents on whether children should return in the fall for in-person learning.

The city of St. Clair Code Enforcement Office would like the residents of St. Clair to be aware of the ordinance in place that requires a permit for specific construction or repairs to a home or business within city limits.

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The St. Clair School District provided 111,625 meals to children under 18 from March 18 to July 5 as CO-VID-19 forced schools to close early.

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Farmers and Merchants Bank, which has been operating in St. Clair since 1913, will soon be servicing customers from a different location.

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The St. Clair R-XIII School District had students’ health and safety in mind during Thursday night’s school board meeting. 

The Lonedell R-XIV School District is participating in the Department of Health and Senior Service’s Summer Food Service Program, which will allow it to provide free meals to children during summer school.

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The “simple beauty” of Donald and Sylvia Storie’s gardens at 310 E. North St. captured the award for St. Clair’s Yard of the Month for July.

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Appointments are still required at the St. Clair License Office, according to Charlene Saling, executive director of the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce.

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The St. Clair R-XIII School Board held a special meeting Tuesday, June 23, to discuss and approve the recommended budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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The St. Clair senior class of 2020 finally had the chance to walk across the stage and turn their tassels during Thursday nights graduation ceremony.

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Tim Davis plans to open Taste Buds, a medical marijuana dispensary at 1909 N. Service Road in St. Clair later this year.

Dozens of graduating seniors were celebrated Monday, June 22, at St. Clair’s annual Scholarship Night.

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St. Clair Board of Aldermen received a positive audit report for the city’s 2019 fiscal year at last Monday’s meeting.

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The St. Clair Board of Aldermen met Monday night and had a lengthy meeting that saw the passing of ordinances, the reporting of voter results and the swearing in of an incumbent, a former alderman and a newcomer for elected city positions.

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With the announcement that Gov. Mike Parson would be lifting state-wide restrictions Tuesday, June 16, the St. Clair School Board had a special meeting Monday, June 15, to discuss removing restrictions for graduation that had been put in place to protect against the possible spread of COVID-19.

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Over the past few months, St. Clair School District officials have worried whether Prop STC Safe and Secure, a $12,750,000 no-tax increase bond issue, would be affected due to low voter turnout in June’s municipal election.

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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.