Years ago when Rachel Moore was earning a degree in sociology/anthropology from Truman State University, she was looking forward to landing a job working with animals. And she did.
As an R&D specialist for Romer Labs, a food safety company in Union, Donna Houchins spends nearly all of her workday indoors, either in a lab or on a computer, developing test kits.
The U.S. Surgeon General has declared the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers as an epidemic, which is to say that it is widespread and dangerous.
The year Carol Marquart joined the Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee is the year her mother died from the disease. Her family had created a team, Total Recall, to walk in the annual event the year before, but with her mom’s passing, Marquart, who has served as Walk co-chair since 2013, was m…
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…
A group of seniors gathered in the meeting room at Scenic Regional Library in Sullivan Wednesday morning to learn about how stress in their lives may be affecting their nutrition and what they can do about it. Afterward, they headed over to Fricks Market to pick up lunch as part of the CHOIC…
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…
Kara Bell, Washington, was in elementary school the first time she went on a diet. It didn’t help much.
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.)
Any animal lover who has visited a shelter in search of a new pet knows that sinking feeling — wanting to adopt all of them, yet not being able to do that realistically.
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.
Given the option of putting together a digital puzzle on a tablet or a traditional wooden inset puzzle, which would a young child choose?
The glow from the neon sign hanging in the showroom at Modern Auto Company can be seen from Highway 100 as cars zip by, especially at night. For Jim Feltmann Sr., whose father started the company 100 years ago, the sign holds special significance.
Last month, Mary Shofner and her husband, Steve, rode mules down into the Grand Canyon where they camped for the night before riding out the next day. On a previous trip, the couple hiked their way down into the canyon and then rafted 93 miles out.
A heinous crime kicks off another potboiler by Tim Johnston, who captivated fans with “Descent.” In Johnston’s new book, “The Current,” close friends Caroline Price and Audrey Sutter, students at a southern college, are accosted at a gas station not far from their Minnesota destination.
Last year when then-Lt. Gov. Mike Parson was sworn in June 1 as Missouri’s 57th governor, following the resignation of Gov. Eric Greitens, Melanie Schmitt was quick to text a few of the students in the free monthly citizenship classes she teaches at Washington Public Library.
Every year, Girl Scout members all across America participate and sponsor events to develop leadership skills. To further those leadership roles and engage in a friendly competition, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri held their third annual “Powder Puff Derby” on Jan. 5 at Immanuel Lutheran.
Color. That’s what Tim Judge was looking for when he went to his garage last year to select a painting from his collection for the 2018 MetroScapes contest that features local artwork in bus shelters around the St. Louis metro area.
A little more than a year ago, if you had asked 22-year-old Taylor Leone about pickleball, she would have said that it was a sport her parents, Sheryl and Jerry Leone, Union, played for fun and fitness, but not one that she would ever be drawn to play, much less think of as competitive.
Sandwiched in between two tours in Vietnam, Jim Buchanan, owner of the NAPA Auto Parts stores in Washington and Union, had a front row seat to history 50 years ago this week.
Fluffy snowflakes fell softly to the ground while candlelight flickered through the open door of the Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf, Austria. Laughter and clinking glasses sounded faintly from the nearby Christmas market, as revelers wound down the evening’s merriment.
Not long after Christmas 2017 had passed, Linda Saunders already was thinking about Christmas 2018 and what kind of gingerbread house she would make for the annual contest sponsored by B&J Printing in Downtown Washington.
The Katy Trail was quiet Wednesday, Nov. 14, as a a trio of women hiked their way toward Marthasville.
There’s a feeling of family that exists among the staff working in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mercy Children’s Hospital, St. Louis.
As a fifth-grader at New Haven Elementary School, Henry Vedder isn’t the typical Missourian reader, but he reads it every day. At school, it’s part of his daily English and reading lessons. At home, he reads it for fun and information.
The key to getting people to donate blood is convenience, said Cheryl Barkhurst, director of donor recruitment for Mercy Hospital.
Kali the polar bear looked quite cozy sleeping outside in his pen at the Saint Louis Zoo one evening last week. By contrast, families walking past him as they followed the path of the annual U.S. Bank Wild Lights display were bundled up with coats, hats and gloves to stay warm.
St. Nick, the saint of children and sailors, pays a visit to little ones this week, spreading his message of light and kindness by gifting them with treats and toys. Before we know it, Santa will follow in the saint’s footsteps, happily heft his pack into his sleigh, call out his trusty rein…
Organizers of the annual Festival of Trees at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington didn’t need anyone to tell them the event was special and beautiful. They could see that for themselves.
Back in 1936, the opening of the first vehicle bridge over the Missouri River at Washington was such a monumental event that Mayor Fred Ruether declared a half-day holiday. He issued a proclamation requesting all businesses to close up shop by noon Thursday, May 28, so everyone could attend …
Jill Terschluse can’t help but smile when she sees the sign her husband made for the storage room door where they keep their Christmas decor: “Warning, contents in this room will make you happy.”
The 4 to 8 inches of snow that fell across Franklin County last week delighted schoolchildren like it was Christmas morning. The nine reindeer living on a farm in Robertsville felt the same way.
Touring the Gateway Extrusions Ltd. factory in the Union Industrial Park, big is a word that comes to mind over and over again — from the size of the plant to the size of the equipment to the size of many of the products.
A public art project to celebrate Franklin County’s bicentennial is taking off this fall and will be ready to fly high come spring.
Dr. Matthew Davidson with Mehringer Chriopractic, 1809 Heritage Hills Center Dr., Washington, competed in the Ironman World Championship held Oct. 13 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
The 4-inch scar at the base of Cole Boland’s skull doesn’t seem to faze him much. Neither did his diagnosis with medulloblastoma, a fast-growing cancerous brain tumor that can spread through the cerebrospinal fluid to other locations on the surface of the brain and to the spinal cord, last January.
Even before he and his wife bought the historic Thias house on Elm Street in Downtown Washington, Marc Houseman had heard stories that it was haunted. And after living in the house for several years now, he admits there are things they have heard (and smelled) that are unexplained.
“For nearly a century, Edward Jones has been in the business of creating relationships and building family wealth. Alzheimer’s disease destroys both.”