Hannah Jeanette Diermann and Andrew Edmund Alfermann were united in marriage July 30, 2016, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Concord Hill. Father Kevin Schmittgens officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Darren and Kimberly (Van Leer) Chaves, St. Clair, announce the birth of a son, Aidan Matthew Chaves. Born Aug. 23, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Andrew and Rebeca James announce the birth of a son, Lincoln Harvey James. Born Sept. 15, 2016, he weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

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This year's Run to Read will be held Saturday, Oct. 8. Just a few days remain to receive a free 2016 Run to Read T-shirt. Registration for the event can be made right up to Oct. 8, but only those who pre-register by Sunday will receive T-shirts.

Congratulations to Brooklin R., a 5th-grade student in Abby Warden’s class at New Haven Elementary School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Brooklin wins a $10 gift card to Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington, our sponsor for this Missourian In Education News Quiz.

Jerry and Patti Scott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, with a gathering at the Hummingbird Club in Washington given and hosted by family members.

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Stephanie Craig can still remember her reaction to seeing a Young Life summer camp for middle school students for the first time as a volunteer chaperone back in 2004.

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Sometimes a magazine article just hits home. That’s the way I felt when I read “One Size Fits None” in the Sept. 12-19 issue of Time magazine.

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There are countless books written about slavery, both fiction and non-fiction. Colson Whitehead adds “The Underground Railroad,” a brilliant novel with an ingenious premise. The book imagines the Underground Railroad as an actual tunnel with trains that provide a means for slaves to gain the…

Scott and Lisa Halmich, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Ian Arthur Halmich. Born Aug. 16, 2016, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 7.1 pounds and was 20.25 inches long.

Adam and Jamie (Luechtefeld) Knight, Villa Ridge, announce the birth of a daughter, Kate Christine Knight. Born Aug. 30, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

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If learning how to draw sounds hard and too intimidating, try doodling. That’s way more fun! Even the word itself is sort of silly to say.

Mr. Jerry R. Clark of Imperial, along with Bob and Jeanette Ackerman of St. Clair, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Danielle Clark, Beaufort, to Daniel Jacob Nolting, Beaufort, son of Mark and Beverly Nolting of Beaufort.

For the second year in a row, Brianna Brown, a 12-year-old Irish musician from Union, has returned home from the All-Ireland World Music Championships with a first place trophy. This year Brianna came in first place in the Under 12 Mouth Organ (harmonica) competition. Last year, she won firs…

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Even before Monica Lawrence became an official member of the Union Lions Club a few years ago, she had been volunteering to design T-shirts for the group’s annual Fright for Sight 5K run/walk held each October.

Tracy Marie Marquart and Matthew Aaron Bacott were united in marriage May 21, 2016, at Maramec Spring Park in St. James. Hannah Bacott, groom’s sister, officiated at the outdoor double-ring ceremony.

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The fall countdown is on — less than 10 days until summer is officially over.

David and Abby (Kuenzel) Painter, Union, announce the birth of a son, Eric Joseph Painter. Born Sept. 1, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

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How many lives are touched by the Franklin County United Way? Which sports team is heading to state? What new position will keep area students safer?

Celebrate grandparents with “My Grandparents Love Me,” a heartwarming story sure to be enjoyed by members of all generations. This entertaining picture book by Claire Freedman is the September Baby Buzz Pick, the most recent book to receive the honor from parent educators with the Washington…

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A family photo from April 1938 stands atop a bookshelf in Sister Marilyn Chall’s office at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Washington, where she has served as pastoral minister for the last 21 years. She’s the youngest one, just 4 months old and being held by her father in the back row.

Zach and Laycie (Graves) Kosark, Union, announce the birth of a son, Cayson Jude Kosark. Born Aug. 13, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

Amy Bueker and Jeremy Saling welcomed their daughter, Aryan Angel, into the world Aug. 26, 2016. She weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 17 1/2 inches long.

Brad and Sarah (Hinson) Grus, Beaufort, announce the birth of a daughter, Alyssa Brooke Grus. Born Aug. 15, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

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