The city of Washington will be featured on the silver screen this weekend when a 33-minute short film by Washington High School graduates Evan McInnis (Class of 2010) and Jordan Heath (Class of 2011) is screened at the First City Film Festival in Leavenworth, Kan.
Paul Dillon was with his father at a convention for American ex-Prisoners of War (POWs) several years ago when he noticed a young girl, maybe 6 or 7 years old, looking at a POW-MIA (Missing in Action) exhibit that had been set up in the lobby of the hotel.
There was plenty of St. Paddy’s Day spirit on Saturday when six of us met at Jane and Tom Dill’s house for dinner. We joined Bonnie and L.B. Eckelkamp at the Dills, all of us friends for decades.
Kristopher Green and Alyssa Dean, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Teagan Everleigh Green. Born March 7, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long.
Contemporary romance author and New Haven native Laura Miller will be at Neighborhood Reads bookstore in Washington this Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share and sign copies of her books.
Congratulations to Lexi N., a 4th-grade student at Campbellton Elementary School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Lexi wins a $15 gift card to Imo’s Pizza in Washington and Union, our sponsor for this week’s Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the March March 10-11 weekend…
Jeremy Lohan, 14, Washington, wears his tae kwon do black belt with the air of respect, strength and skill that it took to earn it. He also wears it with a great deal of pride.
Erin Elizabeth Howard and Andrew Michael Schoenekase, both of Labadie, were united in marriage Sept. 30, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. Pastor Mark Bangert officiated at the ceremony.
Prior to the 1930s the preservation of foods that needed to be refrigerated posed quite a challenge to every housewife.
Augusta Bottoms Consort will take part in an Irish/American Party being held this Saturday, March 17, from 6 p.m. until about midnight at the American Legion Hall/Harmonie Verein/Community Arts Center in Augusta.
This weekend, Joette Reidy will welcome Steve Watkins to her home. The Washington gal and Arkansas author haven’t met, but they have a pilgrimage in common — both have made the 500-mile trek to Camino de Santiago in Spain. Also known as The Way of St. James, the pilgrimage concludes at the C…
Jamie Allen and Wade Horina, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Cali Anna Marie Allen. Born Feb. 20, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
Congratulations to Brayden T., a 5th-grade student at New Haven Elementary School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Brayden wins a $15 gift card to Imo’s Pizza in Washington and Union, our sponsor for this week’s Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the March 3-4 weekend iss…
An exhibit at St. Louis Public Library, which opened Saturday, March 3, celebrates 200 years of continued presence in the St. Louis area by Catholic sisters of numerous religious orders. The exhibit, “Catholic Sisters: The Spirit of St. Louis,” runs through April 28 on the third floor at Cen…
Brightly colored board book pages and inviting lines, dots and squiggles make “TouchThinkLearn: Wiggles,” an interactive crowd pleaser for the playroom set. The book is the newest chosen as a Baby Buzz Pick.
Kristi Fitzpatrick was working at her laptop one day last fall when she received an email inviting her to be one of the emerging designers featured in the SOCIETY Fashion Week in New York City this past February. She didn’t pay the email much attention; it sounded too good to be true.
The choir of St. Francis Borgia Parish will offer a devotional concert this Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. “The Way of the Cross” will be at St. Francis Borgia Church, at the corner of Main and Cedar streets in Downtown Washington.
Mark Lough, Owensville, will find out later this month if a specialized radiation treatment that he had on his liver, Liver Embolization, to treat his cancer has worked. The waiting is difficult, emotionally excruciating, but Lough knows there is nothing else he can do right now except pray,…
Hundreds of children, parents, grandparents and volunteers of all ages celebrated the importance of reading at Family Reading Night this past Friday, March 2, at Washington Middle School.
Stephen Dowil and Dr. Rebecca (Tague) Dowil, Urbandale, Iowa, announce the birth of a daughter, Melanie Ruth Dowil. Born Jan. 11, 2018, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, she weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces.
Andrew and Melissa (Laramore) Hendrix, Rolla, announce the birth of a daughter, Lydia Grace Hendrix. Lydia was born Feb. 10, 2018, at Phelps County Medical Center, Rolla. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Newsbee’s antennae beam when he finds books to bee-light young readers, and adults who share his Picks with students, children or grandchildren. He’s thrilled to share his “Monumental March Picks,” books certain to move you, make you more mindful and motivate you to live the values the main …
Congratulations to Lexi Y., a 5-grade student at New Haven Elementary School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Lexi wins a $15 gift card to Imo’s Pizza in Washington and Union, our sponsor for this week’s Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Feb. 24-25 weekend issue of T…
Christina Pratt, Union, had never heard of the need for pet foster parents when the picture of a dog who had been picked up by animal control in Jefferson County popped up into her Facebook feed. He had some medical needs so if a rescue group didn’t take him, the dog was going to be euthanized.
Pigs may not be the traditional pets that many families choose, but they can make wonderful additions to any home that is properly prepared, said the staff at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union.
Fans of Star Trek live the Prime Directive. Others follow the Golden Rule. Put them together and you have the philosophy of a man who has devoted his life to helping others and training others to do the same.
Brian and Suzanne Loepker, Beaufort, announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Lorraine Loepker. Born Jan. 5, 2018, at Saint Anthony’s Hospital, St. Louis, she weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
Garrett and Jill (Hoying) Searcy, West Chester, Ohio, announce the birth of a daughter, Pearl Elizabeth. Born Feb. 21, 2018, at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, she weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.
Congratulations to Brandon Espinoza, a 7th-grade student at Washington Middle School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Brandon wins a $10 gift card to Sugar Fire Smokehouse Washington, our sponsor for this week’s Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Feb. 10-11 weekend is…
Area students put pen to paper and sent in some stellar reviews this month. Thanks to all who encourage students to read my Picks. It makes Newsbee’s search for wonderful reads more worthwhile. Another note of gratitude goes to the Washington Optimists for awarding each of the following kids…
Children’s author/illustrator Brian Biggs lives in Philadelphia, Pa., in a neighborhood called Roxborough, but he grew up in Little Rock, Ark., and Pasadena, Texas, near the Gulf Coast.
Shape Note / Sacred Harp singers from many states and from Canada will once again gather in Warren County for the Annual Missouri State Sacred Harp Singing Convention. This year’s event will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Highway 94 in Pinc…
Sitting at the funeral home after her firstborn son, Cain, died at age 19 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lisa Weddle found comfort in one thing: The words of another grieving mother whose presence felt like she was saying, “I’m here. I understand what you are going through.”
World Day of Prayer will be observed in worship Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Washington, 4832 South Point Road, Washington.
So what do you hate spending money on? This is something my husband and I talked about recently. For Spark it’s not so much what he hesitates to buy, but money spent on increases for telephone services and the like; these charges can be slight, but his reaction isn’t.
Congratulations to Bryson Jones, a 6th-grade student at The Fulton School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Bryson wins a $10 gift card to Sugar Fire Smokehouse Washington, our sponsor for this week’s Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Feb. 10-11 weekend issue of The M…
They’re hard to find, books that grab you by the throat and won’t let go — addictive novels that make your heart race. “Only Killers and Thieves” tops that category, a debut by Paul Howarth set in rough-and-tumble Australia in 1885, concluding with a section in 1904.
A bad dream awoke Nancy Campbell, Labadie, from her sleep several years ago and immediately sent her searching for paper and pen to capture the thoughts in her head.
Dale and Barb Aholt, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Aholt, Washington, to Joshua David Riegel, Washington, son of David Riegel and Connie Small, both of Marthasville.
Jon and Julie (Bleckman) Ballmann, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Michael Ballmann Jr., “Jack.” Born Dec. 27, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces.