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Daniel Brunjes and Ashley (Lane) Brunjes, Labadie, announce the birth of a daughter, Liliana Elise Brunjes. Born March 8, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Building out a full menu to please your brunch guests with simple, tasty recipes can help create a fun, flavorful atmosphere when it’s time for a morning bite.

Week #19 we had 65 students from seven area schools enter answers in the News Quiz. We randomly select a winner each week from correct entries. This week's lucky number was 14! Congratulations to Jason Fu, a 6th-grade student at The Fulton School, for winning a $15 gift card to Imo’s Pizza i…

Anna Koeller (Horton) and James Koeller III, Pacific, announce the birth of a son, James Thomas Koeller IV. Born March 1, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces.

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Parents will bark up the right tree when they share the March Baby Buzz Pick with their little ones.

Richard and Jill Williams, Phoenix, Ariz., announce the birth of a firstborn son, Jacob Lennon Williams. Born Feb. 2, 2019, at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, he weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18 inches long.

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It doesn’t matter which of the new Scenic Regional Library branches he’s in, Director Steve Campbell walks around like a kid in a candy store, practically bouncing as he points out the features — living-room style seating areas with fireplaces, café areas where people can buy K-cups for $1 a…

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March into March celebrating your individuality, the ability to “Sing Your Own Song,” like the unique characters in Newsbee’s Picks. Too often we compare ourselves to others and feel less-than. Buck up, Buzzers and Buzzettes—embrace qualities only you possess, combine your gifts with others …

Newsbee counts himself lucky to have a fulfilling goal in life — finding great books to suggest to young readers. When he discovers an awesome read his body glows like a lightning bug’s. Another thing that lights Newsbee up is having reviews sent to the hive mailbox. Enjoy this month’s bount…

The voice of KTUI radio, John Rice, has retired after 53 years behind the microphone. John has reported the local news, weather, sports and obituaries, announced football, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, parades and band competitions for local schools, emceed multiple com…

During a break in the rain on Saturday, Chris Hahne and a couple of board members of the Washington Youth Sports Association met at the group’s storage shed in Downtown Washington to start organizing gear for the upcoming baseball and softball season, filling coach duffle bags with bats, hel…

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The Saint Louis Zoo will celebrate International Polar Bear Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at McDonnell Polar Bear Point. (The official International Polar Bear Day is Feb. 27.)

Audrey King and Dustin Hoer, Leslie, announce the birth of a son, Wesley Carl Hoer. Born Dec. 18, 2018, at St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, he weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces.

Julie Schaefer and Bob Downey, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Cameron James Downey. Born Jan. 11, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces.

There are abundant novels about World War II, entertaining and based on historical facts. Add to the list “The Lost Girls of Paris” a brilliantly plotted, absorbing tale by Pam Jenoff that offers a unique take on the war with its focus on female radio operators who transmitted secret message…

Patients aren’t always so happy to see Randy Sweet, BS, RRT, a respiratory therapist in the Mercy Washington COPD Education Center. At least, not initially.

Larry and Dana Hayes of Kansas City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Connor Hayes, to Ryan Elbert, son of Donald and Christine Elbert of Washington.

“I wish to live . . . and for my tomato plants to do good next year!” 91-year-old Delmar joked, as he blew out the candles on his cake.

Kyle and Briana (Rombach) Kerschen announce the birth of a daughter, Immaculee Sophia Kerschen. Born Jan. 25, 2019, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, she weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces.

In February it’s fitting to suggest a Baby Buzz Pick that focuses on love — “Loving Hands,” by Tony Johnston, fits the bill, with a heartfelt story and luminous illustrations by Amy June Bates.

Bob and Chris Dzurick, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, with a party for family and friends at the V.F.W. Post 2661 in Washington, where their wedding reception was held.

Mike and Toni Phelps, Union, announce the engagement of their son, Cody Phelps, to Taylor Wilson, daughter of Keith and Leisa Wilson, Lake Saint Louis.

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With months still to go in the current school year, Janice Mantle and Theresa Wolf are already thinking about next school year.

There’s nothing like a cold, snowy day to curl up with a good book. Students at area schools did just that, reading Newsbee’s Picks and sending reviews to the hive. Congrats to the following students for their stellar reviews. Until next month Newsbee encourages you to keeping “Paging On.”

They’re our companions, devoted friends who meet us at the door, wagging tails, loyal eyes shining. Big or small, short haired or long, a dog really is man’s best friend. Sadly, some pups end up as strays or in shelters awaiting homes. This month, Newsbee pays homage to the people who help t…