Residents hope two historic landmarks up for sale are preserved | News Headlines

BEL NOR, Mo. ( – Bel-Nor residents hope two historic properties will be preserved, as UMSL sells them to two separate developers.

“This community is so naturally beautiful,” said Bel-Nor resident Dan Riley.

The City of Bel-Nor held town hall meeting over Zoom Wednesday, discussing the future of the Normandie Golf Course and the Incarnate Word Convent.

In 2014, News 4 reported on protests from community members to halt demolition of the convent that was built in 1929.

“I think it’s important that we keep these buildings,” said Riley.

Riley led some of those protests against demolition.

“When they first brought the building, it was really well intended,” Riley said.

UMSL purchased the convent in 1993 and the golf course in 2015. The university used the convent as dormitories for a few years. It has been vacant for the last 10 years.

The 117-acre Normandie Golf Course was built in

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Elder-care facilities devastated by the coronavirus pandemic have little hope of a winter reprieve, new research suggests

There are few easy lessons. In many countries, the trend is hard to escape: The larger the coronavirus outbreak in an area, the more deaths elder-care facilities there can expect to see, according to the results of an ongoing transnational research project, which published new data this week.

Across 26 countries, elder-care home residents have accounted for an average of 47 percent of recorded coronavirus deaths, according to data collected by the International Long-Term Care Policy Network, a global collaboration between academics and policymakers.

In some nations, including the United States, the data suggests that roughly 1 in 20 elder-care residents have already died of covid-19 during the pandemic.

“The idea that you could somehow protect the people living in care homes from whatever is going on outside hasn’t worked,” said Adelina Comas-Herrera, a researcher at the London School of Economics and coordinator for the network.

Covid-19 cases are once

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