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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…

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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…

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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.

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

Jocelyn Coyle will be a senior at Union High School this fall, so naturally she’s thinking about the type of career she’ll have one day.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Spring may be almost over, but it will remain kite-flying season across Franklin County through October and beyond.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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