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Steven P. Kuenzel Sr. has a love for Washington that runs deep — and long. It began in childhood and has only become more rooted as the years have passed.

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January is the busiest month of the year for Bill Marquart, Dutzow. As a volunteer with the St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association who is in charge of staffing the gates for eight or more teams across three sports — football, basketball and vollyeball, Marquart is at Bo…

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During the 20-plus years I have practiced ophthalmology, many patients have told me how little attention they paid to their eyes until they began having problems with their vision.

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In the short time he has lived in the area, Edward Maher has made an impact on the Christian community in St. Clair.

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Fans of Star Trek live the Prime Directive. Others follow the Golden Rule. Put them together and you have the philosophy of a man who has devoted his life to helping others and training others to do the same.

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In a span of just 17 months, Union resident Judy Gates ran 250 kilometers — that’s a 5K in every state in the nation.

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A local reverend is looking to reconnect with people he baptized or married almost 40 years ago in St. Clair.

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Warrenton resident Nancy Dennager has seen the aftermath of some of the worst natural disasters in recent history and has help thousands of people through her time with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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What they thought was a one-time gig, has turned into a lifestyle for Hermann residents Bill, 71, and Louise Fields, who have taken their characters of Santa and Mrs. Claus to new levels.

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Approximately 300 pounds of flour, 400 ounces of oil, 100 pounds of shortening, 250 pounds of sugar, 140 pounds of brown sugar;

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As Claire Saucier walks down the an aisle in the Iron Spike Train Museum, surrounded by cityscapes she stops to point out small details in the model train diorama, like a small tire in a river or a woman waiting in line for the restroom.

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While the majority of folks retire at 65, St. Clair resident Shirley Bay is still working at age 82.

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In Washington, a local group of hobbyists has been gathering every Tuesday to learn how to play an ancient game that pits players together in a dual of chance and wits.

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Herb Tobben’s business card lists his title at Clemco Industries as “Sample Processing Coordinator, Technical Services.” His actual title should probably be “Problem Solver.”

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Union resident Lee Parks, DO, has spent her personal and professional life trying to make sure people don’t fall through the cracks. Whether it’s through helping provide women with an education, helping low-income people get the medical care they need or mentoring osteopathic medical student…

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Velma Wachter, St. Clair, learned from a very young age that helping those in need is the most important thing somebody can do.

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For St. Clair resident Debbie Hinz, preserving veterans’ history is as much about America’s future as it is its past.

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Despite many different trials and tribulations, Don Brinker, Villa Ridge, always wears a smile.

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A “hands-on” history lesson and flying museum will be at the Branson Airport (BKG) when “Yellow Rose,” the Commemorative Air Force’s B-25 Mitchell bomber, visits Sept. 13-17 along with seven other historically significant aircraft that changed American history.

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The Franklin County Silver Games will begin this weekend. Events will be held Sept. 9-14 at various locations around Franklin County.

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We crossed over the Iowa-Missouri border recently on our way home from a getaway to escape the heat. The weekend in Waterloo, Iowa, was cool, perfect for riding the area’s 100-plus miles of paved bike trails without sweating your pedal pushers off.

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