“You need to give this animal a purpose. You need to find him a job.”
Vacation Bible Schools or VBS are a popular summer activity for children around Franklin County. Various churches across the area host these weeklong events that include daily activities, crafts and games built around a biblical theme.
The Blue Canyon Boys will perform a concert this Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Labadie Station, 128 Front St., in downtown Labadie, across from The Hawthorne Inn restaurant. An opening act will go on stage at 7 p.m. Blue Canyon Boys band leader Jason Hicks is a Labadie n…
In July, more than 122 years after Erastus Brown, an African-American living in St. Clair, was lynched in Union by a mob while he was being held in the county jail on charges of attacking a white woman, the Franklin County Community Remembrance Coalition held a memorial for him at East Centr…
Judy Tobben was walking out of the clubhouse at the Franklin County Country Club (FCCC) in Krakow a couple of weeks ago when she saw Dave Wehmeyer, the horticulturalist on staff, driving by in a golf cart. She stopped him just to share how impressed she was by the landscaping.
The words hanging over the doorway leading in and out of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at the corner of Fifth and Market streets in Downtown Washington say it all: “Enter to Worship,” “Depart to Serve.”
Next Monday is a holiday, Labor Day, but Becky Feltmann and Sheila Mueller will be at Washington Public Library for the regular meeting of the new Suicide Loss Support Group.
Back in 1804 when Lewis and Clark embarked on their expedition out West, they stopped at a small French settlement known as La Charrette on the north bank of the Missouri River near present day Marthasville.
Jennifer (Jones) Patrick thought of it as a teachable moment the day she and her children noticed a robin’s nest and eggs in the tree just a few steps from their front door in Webster Groves.
If you visited the Washington Town & Country Fair last Thursday, you were greeted at the gate by members of the Washington Rotary Club. They were both scanning tickets as people came in and providing re-entry wristbands as they left.
Wearing a mermaid-style dress with a beaded and metallic design that highlighted her auburn hair color, Rachel Licklider, 19, of St. Clair, was crowned queen of the 2019 Washington Town & Country Fair Wednesday evening, Aug. 7, at the fairgrounds.
John McAvoy was an FDNY firefighter with Ladder Co. 3 in Greenwich Village, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center towers by flying airplanes into them, ultimately causing the towers to collapse and killing thousands of civilians and first responders.
For Washington resident and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School grad Molly Light, her professional goals have always been clear: improve mental health and fight eating disorders through psychology.
Million-selling singer-songwriter David Lee Murphy had no plans to make a new record until a country superstar made them for him.
It’s gonna “Feel Like a Party” Thursday night, Aug. 8, at the Washington Town & Country Fair when LoCash takes the Pepsi Main Stage at 8:30 p.m.
Fans who love Styx, the multimegamillion-selling rock band that has forged an idelible legacy both on record and onstage, for its greatest hits — songs like “Renegade,” “Come Sail Away” and “Fooling Yourself” — won’t be disappointed when the band takes the Pepsi Main Stage at the Washington …
To say that rock ’n’ roll has been good to the Old 97’s (guitarist/vocalist Miller, bassist/vocalist Murry Hammond, guitarist Ken Bethea and drummer Philip Peeples) would be an understatement.
For nearly two decades, Shooter Jennings has defied expectation while constantly expanding the parameters of country, rock ’n’ roll and beyond.
Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular subgenre — small-town, middle-class, Midwest American roots rock — part right-to-the-gut poetry, part rock ’n’ roll, all truth.
Jason Grellner has a long family history of heart disease. His brother, father and grandfather all had bypass surgeries — his younger brother (quadruple bypass) at age 48, his father (double bypass) at age 52 and his grandfather’s bypass surgery was one of the first performed in the 1970s.
The long folding table where Leesa Richardson, LPN, sets shop in the back of The Harvest Table looks nothing like a medical office.
Not everyone who was alive July 20, 1969, when U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon remember exactly where they were watching it or who they were with at the time; rather, they remember how they felt seeing it unfold before their eyes on …
Candyce Copp Grisham, Washington, was around 13 when her family went to the Smithsonian museums during a trip to Washington, D.C. As they toured the exhibits, they were surprised to come across a quilt from the early 1800s or even late 1700s that was created by one of their Copp ancestors. T…
Some people call the small round house tucked among the plants and trees at Shaw Nature Reserve an elf or hobbit house, but Karen Bryan, education programs coordinator, thinks of it as the Winnie-the-Pooh house.
Ryan Sawicki, 17, Clover Bottom, will be a junior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School this fall, but he’s already well-versed in the ways of the military. He’s been surrounded by it his entire life.
Every second Tuesday of the month, the Washington Historical Society hosts an “Evening at the Museum.” Each event features a presentation highlighting local history given by experts for historical enthusiasts.
Wayne Myers, Robertsville, loves to read, and he reads fast — as many as three to five books a week. He has been a regular at the Scenic Regional Library in Pacific for years now, but it wasn’t until he joined a book club there that he decided to make his friendship with the Pacific branch o…
It was 7:30 a.m. back on Feb. 11 when Mary-Ann Scroggins got a call from her daughter, Heidi, that someone claiming to be her cousin was trying to get in touch with her.
Paige Martin didn’t know much about the work being done in the Department of Social Services when she was a college student at Truman State University more than 30 years ago.
Expectant parents formulate a long to-do list as they wait excitedly for their child to be born — decorating the nursery, keeping doctor appointments, installing the proper car seat, coming up with a name, and lastly, packing a bag for the hospital.
Out of the thousands of projects that Gary Terschluse, P.E., S.E., architect, and Ron Unnerstall, P.E., have completed over the last 30 years for their firm Washington Engineering & Architecture (WEA), the ones that bring the most satisfaction are the ones they see every day.
Before rain moved into the area Wednesday night, 10-year-old Meya Haberberger, Beaufort, was able to get a couple of passes in at the World Wide Technology Racetrack just across the Mississippi River in Madison, Ill., to earn her license as a junior drag racer.
Clark Brown, Union newspaper editor and local historian, wrote “History of the Courthouses of Franklin County,” published in the Feb. 10 and 17, 1922, editions of the Republican-Tribune. He recounted two attempts Washington citizens made to claim the county seat for their community. Suzanne …
Members of Stories Matter took the helm this month, reviewing books for the summer Novel Ideas feature. This diligent and dedicated group is fairly new, only began meeting in 2016, but they’re already making a positive impact on many.
Painted images of the 12 apostles along the arched ceiling of St. Francis Borgia Church in Downtown Washington are among Father Joe Wormek’s favorite details inside this historic structure. Installed in 1905, the images don’t have names to identify who is who. Rather, they are recognized by …
A group of teenagers gathered at the Washington Fire Department training center Sunday morning, May 26. While many of their friends were out celebrating the end of the school year and start of summer, these teens were strapping on harnesses and climbing out a second-story window to experienc…
When Chris Homyk talks about “the two Sophies,” a big smile breaks out across his face. He describes the two Washington High School seniors, Sophie Koritz and Sophie Hellebusch, as “role model students.”
Washington High School senior Paige Babbs, Washington, was the runner-up in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Gateway Chapter’s 2019 High School Student of the Year contest.
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.