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.

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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…

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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There were a couple of dissenters at the Washington Public Library’s Wednesday Book Club meeting in December.

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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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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.

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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.”

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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.

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Paige Babbs has never wanted to be a wrestler herself, but she has a love for the sport that runs deep.

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.

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Roger Gildehaus didn’t go to college, at least not in the conventional sense, but he has found more success in business than he ever could have imagined.

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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.

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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.

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