Listed below are St. Clair’s top nine most viewed stories on emissourian.com.
No. 9 Domestic Assault
Starting at No. 9, the article titled “St. Clair Man Charged With Domestic Assault” received 2,262 page views.
Published Sept. 3, a St. Clair man was charged with domestic assault for allegedly punching his ex-wife and another male victim.
Glenn Paul Armistead, 41, was charged in Franklin County Associate Court with one count of burglary in the first degree, one count of domestic assault in the first degree and one count of assault in the third degree.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred at a residence on Mosley Avenue Aug. 27. St. Clair police were dispatched to the residence at 6:30 p.m. regarding a female being assaulted.
No. 8 Wildlife Center Fire
The article titled “Wildlife Center Catches Fire; One Employee Injured” received 2,328 page views.
Published June 22, the Riverside Wildlife Center in Stanton caught fire that left one employee injured. Fire marshals later deemed it accidental.
Two structures at the wildlife center were destroyed, including a storage facility and a cabin, which housed a volunteer employee.
No animals of the wildlife center were harmed, however, a dog that belonged to the employee living there perished in the fire.
The employee who was staying at the cabin was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital for second- and third-degree burns on his arm and face.
Items lost in the fire that were kept in the storage facility included cages, medical supplies, food, cleaning supplies, blankets, heaters, outdoor equipment and more.
No. 7 Beloved Cashier
The story titled “Beloved Cashier Dies Over Weekend” received 2,679 page views.
It was published July 19 that longtime Dollar General cashier Janet Hoffmeister died in her sleep from a related illness.
She was remembered for her friendly smile and caring personality. She worked at Dollar General for more than 10 years.
Hoffmeister was born Nov. 9, 1964. She was a beloved sister of Kevin and Mark Hoffmeister, niece, cousin and friend. She graduated from St. Clair High School in 1985.
No. 6 Two-Vehicle Crash
The article titled “Crews Respond to Two-Vehicle Accident at Highway 30 and Parkway Drive” received 3,308 page views.
The crash was published Jan. 27. St. Clair Fire, Franklin County Sheriff, St. Clair Ambulance, and Missouri Highway Patrol were all present at the scene.
No. 5 Anderson
The article titled “Anderson May Be Oldest Practicing Chiropractor” received 4,229 page views.
Published Feb. 22, the story features 92 year old Sullivan chiropractor Dr. Ellery Anderson.
Anderson was born June 28, 1924, and grew up on a farm in Shell Lake, Wis. He graduated from high school in 1944 and registered to serve in World War II, but his asthma kept him out of the service.
At the time, Anderson was seeing a chiropractor in Wisconsin, who advised him to go to St. Louis and become a chiropractor himself.
Anderson went to Logan University, a chiropractic college based in St. Louis. He graduated in 1946, and he and a couple of classmates opened a practice on Enright Street near the Delmar Loop in University City.
He and his wife later moved to Sullivan after a patient talked him into relocating his practice there.
No. 4 Photo Collection
The photo collection titled “Edgar Murray Mom Prom, Daddy/Daughter Dances” received 6,204 page views.
The photos were published March 9 and it shows parents and their children dancing and playing games at the Edgar Murray “Mom Prom, Daddy Daughter Dances” event.
No. 3 Overdose Deaths
The article titled “Suspected Overdose Kills Two in St. Clair — Synthetic Opiate Found” received 8,537 page views.
Published Sept. 23, U-47700, a research chemical, was identified as an ingredient of a synthetic heroin cocktail that authorities suspect killed Sandra “Kay” Creek, 60, and Kenneth W. Creek, 53, at their home in the 200 block of Murray Street.
Officers and St. Clair EMS responded to two suspected heroin overdoses on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5:01 a.m. for two people in cardiac arrest. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
No. 2 Teen Threat
The article titled “St. Clair Teen Charged With Threat” received 11,097 page views.
Published on Nov. 7, a St. Clair teen was arrested and charged for allegedly making a threat to St. Clair High students.
On Oct. 29, St. Clair police received a report from a resident stating that Dalton Wilson, 17, had been making threats to shoot students at St. Clair High School.
On Nov. 3, St. Clair police executed a search warrant for the residence where Wilson resided off Ironwood Lane. Officers seized computers, a cellphone, a .38 caliber handgun, a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition.
No. 1 New Youth Center
The No. 1 story with most page views for St. Clair section is the article called “Youth Center Now Open for Teenagers on Main Street Downtown” that received 23,473 views.
Published on June 22, Station 365, a free after school youth center, opened over the summer.
Station 365 is open Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. for those aged 12-24 who need a place to hang out after school.
The center offers food and beverages, games, a computer, Wi-Fi, care packages, tutoring, counseling and more.
The center is located at 365 Main St. in St. Clair.