Eric and Amy Austin, Springfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Austin, Kansas City, to Alex Gerhart, Kansas City, son of Garry and Terri Gerhart, Washington.

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Kyle and Launa Walters, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Elliot RayAnn Walters. Born Sept. 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

Seth and Ashlee (Copeland) Robinette, Oceanside, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Joseph Robinette. Born Aug. 30, 2019, at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, Calif., he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Doug and Sarah (Brune) Eckelkamp, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Luke Douglas Eckelkamp. Born Aug. 27, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Jacob and Rachel Allender, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Evelyn, on Aug. 27, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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The Blue Canyon Boys will perform a concert this Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Labadie Station, 128 Front St., in downtown Labadie, across from The Hawthorne Inn restaurant. An opening act will go on stage at 7 p.m. Blue Canyon Boys band leader Jason Hicks is a Labadie n…

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In July, more than 122 years after Erastus Brown, an African-American living in St. Clair, was lynched in Union by a mob while he was being held in the county jail on charges of attacking a white woman, the Franklin County Community Remembrance Coalition held a memorial for him at East Centr…

Mandy (Ley) and Kevin Brinker, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Ava Rae Brinker. Born July 5, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, she weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 1/4 inches long.

Author Lisa Wheeler and artist Molly Idle are back after great success with their first collaboration, “People Don’t Bite People,” a Baby Buzz Pick in April 2018.

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The words hanging over the doorway leading in and out of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at the corner of Fifth and Market streets in Downtown Washington say it all: “Enter to Worship,” “Depart to Serve.”

Christopher McDougall, author of the national bestseller, “Born to Run,” will be the guest at this year’s Run to Read, organized by The Missourian and the Four Rivers Family YMCA, on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Tyler and Monica (Schnur) Mackay, Fort Knox, Ky., announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Saioa Mackay. Born March 13, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Ky., she weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

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Back in 1804 when Lewis and Clark embarked on their expedition out West, they stopped at a small French settlement known as La Charrette on the north bank of the Missouri River near present day Marthasville.

Denton and Linda (Thompson) Woolfe, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 18, with a family gathering at 2 p.m. at The Hawthorne Inn, Labadie.

Gary and Brenda Swartz, Marthasville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Nicole Swartz, Marthasville, to Jared Curtis Mohesky, Washington, son of Curt and Kelly Mohesky, Washington.

Daniel and Abigail (Jacob) Rinne, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Noah Matthew Rinne. Born Aug. 5, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Laura McHugh, of Columbia, Mo., sets “The Wolf Wants In,” her newest, in fictional Blackwater. It’s a Kansas community peopled with admirable characters, some of whom we can imagine bumping into at mom-and-pop-stores or community gatherings. It’s also a town facing an opioid crisis.

John and Jean Bennett (Durkin), Washington, are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They were united in marriage Aug. 29, 1959, in St. Louis.

Jim and Paula Garrison, St. Clair, were joined together in holy matrimony Aug. 7, 1954, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Jennings. From this union, they have a daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, Greg Baker, a grandson, Thomas, and two great-grandsons, Lucas and Noah.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pica of Fairbury, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Danielle Pica, Maryland Heights, to Matthew Shane Pross, Pacific, son of the late Mark D. Pross and Connie K. Pross of Pacific.

David and Stephanie Church, nee DeRousse, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Makenna Paige Church. Born July 18, 2019, at St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Burl F. and Wanda D. Davis, Union, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Aug. 15, 2019. Mr. Davis and the former Miss Hodges were united in marriage in 1958 by a justice of the peace in Illinois.

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Wearing a mermaid-style dress with a beaded and metallic design that highlighted her auburn hair color, Rachel Licklider, 19, of St. Clair, was crowned queen of the 2019 Washington Town & Country Fair Wednesday evening, Aug. 7, at the fairgrounds.

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Wearing a mermaid-style dress with a beaded and metallic design that highlighted her auburn hair color, Rachel Licklider, 19, of St. Clair, was crowned queen of the 2019 Washington Town & Country Fair Wednesday evening, Aug. 7, at the fairgrounds.

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Double knot your tennies, sharpen your pencils, and load up your spanking-new backpacks. As surely as fall nips summer’s heels, the school year rolls around. To get young readers pumped for the three R’s, meeting new friends and sharing summer highlights with them, Newsbee’s got “Ready, Set,…

There’s more to school than the 3Rs — like meeting new kids and having new experiences. “Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!” addresses change in a sweet story by Cori Doerrfeld with delightfully cute illustrations.

Tyler King and Amber (Hartbank) King announce the birth of their son, Carter Lee King, on July 18, 2019. Carter weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

Greg and Susan (Mustain) Wilson, Washington, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 9, 1969, in their hometown of Centralia.

For Washington resident and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School grad Molly Light, her professional goals have always been clear: improve mental health and fight eating disorders through psychology.

Douglas and Judith Kleekamp, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Marie Kleekamp, Madison, Wis., to Jordan Pierce Leykam, Madison, Wis., son of Joseph and Karen Leykam, Washington.

Christopher White and Kimberly Almstedt, Park Hills, announce the birth of a son, Leland Charles White. Born July 22, 2019, at Parkland Health Center, Farmington, he weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Nathan and Kathryn (Tod) Riegel, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Myrna Ann Riegel. Born July 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 10 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long.

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Fans who love Styx, the multimegamillion-selling rock band that has forged an idelible legacy both on record and onstage, for its greatest hits — songs like “Renegade,” “Come Sail Away” and “Fooling Yourself” — won’t be disappointed when the band takes the Pepsi Main Stage at the Washington …

Hitting the library in the summertime can be rewarding and even earn young readers a prize book. That’s the case for Matt Riskey who wrote the winning Book Buzz review this month. Matt will be in first grade at Southpoint Elementary School and will receive a free Book Buzz Book for writing h…

Hitting the library in the summertime can be rewarding and even earn young readers a prize book. That’s the case for Matt Riskey who wrote the winning Book Buzz review this month. Matt will be in first grade at Southpoint Elementary School and will receive a free Book Buzz Book for writing h…