Marc Houseman never met a woman he has come to call “Aunt Dorthea.” She had been dead already for 20 years when, as a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in Washington, Houseman took charge of her cremated remains to be placed in the columbarium at the Wildey Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The Washington Historic Preservation Commission chairman says the old Calvin Theater in Downtown Washington matters and that’s why she urged people to “heart bomb” the building this past Saturday.
After four years of hard work and study, John Mauntel is graduating this weekend from Missouri University of Science & Technology with degrees in civil and architectural engineering.
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the first American astronauts blasting into space to explore the moon, and The Missourian is celebrating that by challenging children to explore the universe of stories available to them in the newspaper and in books.
Nancy (Gildehaus) Eckelkamp knows her children are teasing when they call her the “Walmart greeter” of Mercy Hospital Washington.
For 20 years, children’s book author/illustrator Brian Biggs has lived down the street from Philadelphia’s Ladder Company 30. When his sons were young and the family would pass by the firehouse, they often saw the firefighters sitting outside on nice evenings playing cards and hanging out.
This time of year, Craig Haddox doesn’t necessarily need an alarm clock to get him up in the mornings. The sound of dozens of purple martins outside his window provides a natural wake-up call — and he loves it.
Teens with food allergies are at the greatest risk of suffering a fatal reaction. Olivier Deldicque, 16, is on a mission to change that.
Planting cover crops is one of the current trends in farming today, although there’s nothing new about the practice. It’s actually old school, said Dan Brunjes, one of the supervisors of the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Savannah Klenke had never taken dance classes before, but last fall when she joined the fine arts program at Life Stream Church in Washington, she wanted to try something new.
Washington, Mo., may not seem like the front lines when it comes to fighting the flow of trash into the world’s oceans, but if you saw the amount of garbage pulled from the Missouri River during a cleanup event, like the one going on here Saturday, April 13, you might think differently.
The walls and surface areas of Grenville George “G.G.” Sutcliffe’s office at Husky Corporation in the Pacific Industrial Park tell the story of his life — from his experiences in the Special Forces during Vietnam to chasing solar eclipses around the world, from piloting his own Viking airpla…
As he was nearing retirement a few years ago, Jim Armistead, 60, Washington, began thinking about what he would do with all of his soon-to-be free time: Travel, play golf, spend more time with family . . . but he also wanted to do more hands-on volunteering.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Franklin County, a fact of which many Missourian readers are aware. It is also the 200th anniversary of the first documented exploration of the Ozarks by a white explorer, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, a fact which probably is less known to our readers.
Maggie Mahoney, who will turn 12 next week, was born with a severe heart defect that left her with only three working chambers rather than the usual four. As a result, she had three major heart surgeries — at 6 days old, 6 months old and 2 1/2 — and, to this day, she routinely has cardiac ca…
After she graduates from Union High School this spring, Matty Inman wants to go on to become a paramedic, with a plan to bridge over to an RN program and ultimately work as an ER nurse.
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…
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.