As a result of COVID-19 precautions, area schools have closed until Monday, April 6, in an attempt to protect their staff, students and communities.

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The St. Clair R-XIII School District has added four additional out of town stops to its meal drop-off schedule, in an effort to provide free meals to students during the school closure.


Lonedell School District has received information that a person directly associated with the district has received a diagnoses of COVID-19.

The St. Clair R-XIII School District will be closed through at least Friday, April 3, in response to the COVID-19, but will provide free meals during the closure.

A citizens committee has been formed to raise awareness for Lonedell School District’s Prop R14 — a $1,250,000 no-tax increase bond issue on the April 2020 ballot.


Construction on Roots Church’s new facility is well underway, and Pastor Jason Gaszak says a grand opening is fast approaching.


Many organizations have closed and canceled events due to the coronavirus and testing of a St. Clair resident for COVID-19.


The St. Clair R-XIII School Board held an emergency session Monday night, following a meeting earlier in the day with the Franklin County Health Department and area school officials. 


The Prop STC Safe and Secure citizens campaign committee met Tuesday night at the St. Clair High School library to discuss getting the yes vote out for the April election.

The St. Clair Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday night to approve the updated Franklin County flood insurance rate map (FIRM), and the new flood insurance study for the St. Clair community. 

The city’s code enforcement office has noticed a large amount of trash blowing in the wind and is urging residents to dispose of their waste using trash bags and not simply placing it in their trash containers.

The city of St. Clair Code Enforcement office wishes to remind residents of the ordinance in place that guards against debris, weeds and vegetation nuisances within St. Clair city limits.


The Rural Parish Clinic, a free mobile clinic operating out of a 40-foot van, had a successful first visit to St. Clair Thursday, March 5, according to Pat Bira, the clinic’s executive director.

The Lonedell School Board approved the 2020-21 school calendar at its meeting last Monday.

At the February St. Clair School Board meeting, a patron was critical of a major lighting upgrade project started in 2015 and financed through $1.9 million in lease certificates.  

St. Clair High School senior Hannah Licklider has received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), in Colorado.

The Prop STC Safe and Secure citizens campaign committee met Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the high school auditorium.


Samantha Sheldon of Sullivan has been selected as a trainer for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover, a retraining competition for recently retired ex-racehorses.


Construction of the new Farmers and Merchants bank facility at 959 N. Commercial Ave. is a month behind due to weather, according to Matthew Laumann, president/CEO.


Focus areas for funds from Prop STC Safe and Secure, a $12,750,000 no-tax increase bond issue on the April 2020 ballot, have been determined.

An ordinance amending a section of the city code regarding self-storage unit facilities in commercial and industrial zoning districts was discussed at last Tuesday night’s board of aldermen meeting.

Plans for Sullivan Bank’s new facility were approved by the St. Clair Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

The St. Clair Code Enforcement Office wants residents to be aware of the ordinance in place that requires a business license to operate within the city limits.

The Rural Parish Clinic, a free mobile clinic operating out of a 40-foot van, will begin serving the St. Clair area beginning Thursday, March 5.


The St. Clair Historical Museum will hold its annual banquet, “Leaping Into Our Future 2020,” Saturday, Feb. 29, at the St. Clair Elks Lodge, 35 E. North St.

Gov. Mike Parson announced this week that the Missouri Department of Public Safety has awarded 106 Missouri law enforcement agencies a total of more than $700,000 in grants to purchase essential equipment used by officers, including ballistic vests, first-aid and trauma kits, police radios, …

The St. Clair R-XIII School Board and officials Thursday night discussed how to resolve negative student lunch accounts.