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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.

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.

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Hand-me-downs are a staple of most sibling relationships. When an older child outgrows anything, a younger child often receives it.

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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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.

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.)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The first divorce case in Franklin County was heard in 1819 — the same year the county was officially established.

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.

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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.

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