Kailey Robinson, who is now finishing up her junior year at Washington High School, is excited about a mission trip she will be taking with two of her sisters and their mom, Shannan Robinson, to Caldwell, Ohio, in a few weeks.
Paige Byrne Shortal, Union, is seeking American sponsors for children to attend school in India through a new nonprofit organization, One Child at a Time (www.ocatusa.org).
The seventh-graders at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 1014 Madison Ave., Washington, will hold a special Mass of Community for people with disabilities this Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m.
It took about 15 minutes for Nicki Harriman, RN, BSN, to get a new rear-facing convertible car seat for 8-month-old Winston Steffens installed in his mom’s minivan.
Turtles and tortoises have been on the planet for 300 million years, but today, these animals are in real trouble. They are now the world’s most endangered vertebrates; half of the approximately 330 species of turtles and tortoises are threatened with extinction.
Two teams from Washington Middle School were among the 160 top middle school quiz bowl teams from across the country last weekend at the Hyatt Regency Dallas-Fort Worth competing in the 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament.
“The best 2 ½ minutes of your life” — that’s a stellar prediction of things to come, and precisely what Dr. Angela Speck said is in store for us on Aug. 21 with the total solar eclipse.
With its championship win at the Tuscumbia Fall Middle School Academic Tournament, the Scholar Bowl team members from Washington Middle School proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.
The smell of spaghetti and garlic bread wafted through the air as a team of volunteers from Arconic buzzed around the kitchen at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Fifth and Market streets in Downtown Washington one Saturday evening early last month.
You can tell your adult children about the good ol’ days, but nothing drives home the wonder of modern conveniences like having an appliance go on the fritz. Like most of us, our daughter Rebecca depends on her clothes dryer. When hers broke down recently, it threw her into a tailspin.
James and Sharon Gillison, Washington, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, May 12. Mr. Gillison and the former Miss Shamulus were united in marriage May 12, 1967.
Scrapper the robot didn’t live up to its name as much as the students at Four Rivers Career Center, who designed, built and programmed it, had anticipated.
After 48 years of teaching in Catholic schools, Ruth Noelker has taught more than 1,000 students, maybe as many as 1,500. She hasn’t kept track, but some names stand out.
We planned to chuck it out. The “seen-better-days birdhouse” had served its purpose, been a trusty refuge for sparrows — not the squatters we’d hope it would attract, but what the heck, everyone needs a spot to crash.
A tea party to benefit the Midwest/West Kidney Transplant Fund for Mary Kriete, Union, will be held Sunday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Jennie & Grace, 217 W. Main St., Washington.
The Whitaker Music Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the 24th year, offering a 10-week lineup of free Wednesday evening outdoor concerts.
There is still time to register for the 11th annual Melanoma Miles for Mike 5K run/walk being held this Saturday, April 29, at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, as part of the school’s annual Borgia Fest celebration.
Whenever Cindy Frick, Washington, goes on vacation, no matter what her destination, she makes a point of visiting the local pottery shops. She likes to get a look at the kinds of pieces other artists are making to see if she can figure out the technique.
The Church Women United celebration called May Friendship Day will be held Tuesday, May 16, at the United Methodist Church, 848 West Main St., in Union.
ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments) is leading a rape prevention education campaign that encourages people to make a social statement by wearing jeans this Wednesday, April 26, as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
The first day Phyllis Aston, Marthasville, volunteered at TEMCO, a sheltered workshop in Marthasville employing adults with developmental disabilities, she ended the day feeling proud of herself for completing 400 hardware packages. She had filled three tubs with 125 packages each.
“The Women in the Castle,” by Jessica Shattuck, is the book I’m talking about this spring. This literary, historical fiction read is captivating, as Shattuck moves forward and back in time to relate the story of three German women before and after World War II.
Dr. Jackie Miller, Washington, can still remember the day about 10 years ago when she knew she wanted to donate one of her kidneys to someone waiting for a transplant.
ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments) is leading a rape prevention education campaign that encourages community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans April 26 as a visible means of protest against t…
If you peek into the library at Washington Middle School early on Wednesday mornings before classes begin, it probably looks more like a high-tech science lab than a reading space. There are students playing with robotic balls, building electrical circuits using things like a book or a banan…
It was my fault I couldn’t sleep. I had two margaritas and hit the sack, only to wake at 2:30 a.m. — like a vacuum sweeper plugged into an outlet. The drinks were great going down, but not worth the sleepless night. Saturday had worn me out.
The Peers Store, just west of Marthasville on the Katy Trail and Highway 94, will open for its third spring/summer/fall season on April 15.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a nationally recognized time dedicated to raising awareness about and promoting prevention of sexual violence. During this month, ALIVE will join with people throughout the state and nation to focus the public’s attention on this important issue.
Carol Gruber, Union, smiles when she thinks about the 3-year-old boy she has most recently been helping as a CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Florida wasn’t on our spring-break schedule, but the thought of four beach days with two Maplewood cuties put it on our calendar. Within minutes of hearing our daughter Jennifer ask why we hadn’t mentioned joining them in Florida, we found a rental nearby, and readied our van for the trip.
Bruce Ludwig took it as a sign when, about a month after his girlfriend, Michel Otten, died in January 2015, the horse show that their friends were trying to get him to attend as a way to boost his spirits was the inaugural St. Jude Barrel Jam in Cordova, Tenn., near Memphis.
When Kim Miller, Lonedell, inherited a single partially knitted sock, she knew exactly what to do with it — bring it to her friends at the Franklin County Fiber Guild. They would be able to help her get started in finishing it.
Three months before receiving his seventh DWI conviction, which came with a felony charge for child endangerment because his young daughter was in the car, John (whose name has been changed for this story) remembers a conversation he had with God about wanting to quit drinking.
Two Sisters of Mercy who have been living in Washington for many years, Sisters Michaelanne Estoup and Reine Marie Martin, have decided to move permanently to Catherine’s Residence in St. Louis, which provides round-the-clock nursing care and support for daily activities.
Before their board meeting last Tuesday, members of The Friends Foundation spent a few minutes visiting with employees at TEMCO, the sheltered workshop in Marthasville, talking with them about how their day was going and asking if there was anything they needed.
An object of interest in our home is our cumbersome, but infallible, microwave. When we moved to our new house, 27 years ago, we didn’t want to sacrifice counter space to the microwave. So we set it on top of a cabinet in our laundry room, which is right off of the kitchen.
Sam Doepker, a seventh-grade student at Washington Middle School, admits she hasn’t been very knowledgeable about environmental causes up to this point, but after noticing the amount of trash along the road in some places, she was motivated to get involved.