Congratulations to Madison Godefroid, a 7th-grade student at Washington Middle School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Madison wins a $15 gift certificate to Imo’s Pizza in Washington and Union, our sponsor for the Week #21 Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Jan. Feb.…
Area students put Newsbee’s motto, “Page On,” into practice this month; lots of wonderful reviews arrived at the hive. Congrats to all who submitted reviews, and to the teachers who encouraged them to do so. Hope to see book lovers of all ages at Family Reading Night on Friday, March 3, at W…
Reading together just before bedtime as a way to wind down is a tradition for many families with young children. For best-selling children’s author Sherri Duskey Rinker, the habit also inspired her career.
Sean and Sarah McQueen, formerly of Owensville and Gerald, now of Huffman, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Mya Jo McQueen. Born Jan. 9, 2017, in Houston, Texas, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.
Benjamin and Kelly (Loepker) Theiss, New Haven, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Colton Benjamin Theiss. Born Jan. 21, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces.
Dustin and Jennifer (Stricker) Schroeder, Cape Girardeau, announce the birth of a son, Brady Thomas Schroeder. Born Feb. 19, 2017, at Southeast Hospital, Cape Girardeau, he weighed 8 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Union High School senior Josie Arens, 18, was around 5 years old when she saw a homeless person face-to-face for the first time. Her family was driving in St. Louis at the time and, on the side of the road, there was someone who appeared to be homeless.
Ken and Chris Feldmann, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Christine Feldmann, St. Louis, to Kristopher Adam Paul, St. Louis, son of Patricia Kufner and Robert Paul, both of Springfield, Ill.
Mike Howard and Jamie (Kuehnle) Howard, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Josie Mae Howard. Born Feb. 2, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
Kelli and Sgt. Derek Marquart, Fort Drum, N.Y., announce the birth of a daughter, Karter Mei-Evelyn Marquart. Born Jan. 13, 2017, she weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
I’m a creature of habit. For years, I’ve eaten yogurt with fresh blueberries and walnuts for breakfast, which we buy in oversized packages. On Saturday, I couldn’t find the walnuts anywhere, not in the pantry or in the usual places where I put them.
World Day of Prayer will be observed in worship Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, 115 S. Washington, Union.
Congratulations to Lizzy L.., a 5th-grade student at New Haven Elementary School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Lizzy wins a $10 gift card to Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington, our sponsor for the Week #20 Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Jan. Feb. 11-12 weekend…
This time of year, Cheryl Barkhurst spends a lot of time at high schools across the St. Louis metro area. As the director of blood donor recruitment for Mercy, she brings blood drives to the students hoping not just to get them to donate that day, but as a regular habit from that point forward.
Sarah (Beth) Elizabeth Bedwell and Bryce Allen Werner, Pacific, were united in marriage Oct. 29, 2016, at the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights. Jeffrey Werner, groom’s brother, officiated the ceremony.
With the Middle East consistently in the headlines, fiction as well as non-fiction serves to educate us. “The Girl in Green, a Novel,” by Derek B. Miller instructs but also entertains, largely because of its main characters, the proverbial odd couple, a staid English journalist with The New …
Blue Morpho butterflies have arrived at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, to celebrate the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, is a day that Major Trevor “T.J.” Wild Sr. of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department thinks about often, arguably every day.
Four Rivers Area Family YMCA is in the early stages of establishing a youth mentoring program, where area children in second- to seventh-grade will be paired with adult mentors from the community.
Talk about a beautiful weekend! While the East was being inundated with snow, Washington and surrounding communities were basking in golf weather. My husband had been waiting for this — and he hit the course, while I headed for St. Louis, to go to the zoo.
Steve Vaught Jr. and Brianne (Lindemann) Vaught, Pacific, announce the birth of a son, Zachary Owen Vaught. Born Feb. 1, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 7 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Congratulations to Dale Groppe, a 5th-grade student at New Haven Elementary School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Dale wins a $15 gift certificate to Imo’s Pizza in Washington and Union, our sponsor for the Week #19 Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Jan. Feb. 4-5 w…
When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you are giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be serving the greater good!
Spring is offically more than a month away, but Peace Lutheran Church, 5 Scenic Drive in Washington, is looking for gardeners interested in planting plots in its community garden.
Don and Joan Hahne, Washington, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 29, 2017, with a gathering at St. Francis Borgia Parish’s Jesuit Hall in Downtown Washington. The celebration was given by their children, Judy and John Stewart, North Little Rock, Ark.; Susie and Alan Elsenrath, …
Animals and interactive fun make “Amazing Animals: A Spin and Spot Book” spot-on for tykes. Parent educators with the Washington School District know what appeals to the younger set and have named the board book their February Baby Book Buzz Pick.
At Montelle Winery just outside of Augusta, owner Tony Kooyumjian walked along the expansive wooden deck overlooking Highway 94 and the Missouri River bottomland, recalling how the property looked when he and his wife, Cindy, purchased it nearly 20 years ago.
Takin, camels and, of course, the Saint Louis Zoo’s polar bear love the cold — they romp around snow-blanketed habitats and snack on snow and even enjoy chilly snowless days. These animals have certain adaptations — thick fur or layers of blubber — that help them handle harsh conditions.
Patricia and Frank Hartzell, Washington, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 16, 2017. Mr. Hartzell and the former Miss Lewis were united in marriage Feb. 16, 1957, at West Overland Community Church.
Each year, approximately 1.5 million high school students, or one in three students nationwide, will experience dating abuse from a partner in their lifetime. It is also known that three in four parents have never talked with their children about domestic violence.
Morgan Rae Parkhurst, Sedalia, and Justin Keith Meyers, Labadie, were united in marriage Dec. 14, 2016, at Weathered Wisdom Barn in Preston. The Rev. Jim Downing officiated at the ceremony.
In a china dish that belonged to my English grandfather, I have a treasured letter he wrote to congratulate Mom on the birth of her first grandchild, Jennifer, our daughter, who now has children of her own. The letter is written on blue airmail stationery, the type Mom and Grandpa used back …
Corey and Stephanie (Struckhoff) Hellebusch, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Logan James Hellebusch. Born Jan. 9, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Reading in bed gets high marks, whether you’re surrounded by a hive full of drones, or prone in a cozy bed sharing a book with a loved one. This month’s “Bedtime Stories” are sure to make slumber time prime time, a trio of reads that will have you begging to keep the lights on, for “just one…
Congratulations to Blas Urbano, a 5th-grade student at The Fulton School at St. Albans, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Blas wins a $10 gift card to Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington, our sponsor for the Week #18 quiz, based on news in the Jan. 28-29 weekend issue of The Missourian.
Tabitha Kay Bennight and Rodney Michael Holtmeyer were united in marriage June 11, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Bangert officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.
When you see Paula Nykiel, Washington, on TV Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, judging the sporting group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, she’ll be wearing black. She didn’t have to think twice about it.
Michael and Micah Lafferty, Labadie, announce the birth of a daughter, Hattee Joy Lafferty. Born Jan. 31, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Walter W. (Wally) Luther III and Jill K. Luther, Columbia, announce the birth of a son, Oliver James Luther. Born Sept. 22, 2016, at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Columbia, he weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Anyone with a desire to learn more about the history of the Franklin County area will want to sign up for the 14th annual Local History Class at East Central College. Organizer Sue Blesi is excited about the new lineup of presenters and presentations.
Kaye and Dan Nurnberger, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2017, in Sparta, Ill., with a luncheon and open house. They were married in Sparta Jan. 26, 1957, at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
There’s a universal thrill that comes from receiving a card or handwritten letter in the mail. For soldiers who have been away from home for some time or for their families who do not have regular contact with them, that “Mail Call” thrill is even bigger and more special.