“I always thought Grandma and Grandpa were rich ... When I got older I realized it wasn’t money, they just made it feel like we had everything,” Darlene Copeland said.
Hondo, Texas. Forty miles west of San Antonio. That’s where Kim Choate, 52, and her husband, Matt, were planning to drive on their inaugural roadtrip in their newly purchased RV. The recently retired Sullivan couple, who have three daughters and seven grandchildren, was planning to visit one…
Lucille Giffone, Washington, recently published her book “The Shape Rebellion,” a children’s book teaching geometry and life skills. It’s her fifth published children’s book and her first with Austin Macauley Publishers. She previously published “Putting the Onions to Sleep” in 2019 and “Nat…
Washington High School senior McKenna Jacquin, 17, has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Around 16,000 students across the U.S. qualify for this honor each year by scoring in the top percentiles on the PSAT, a standardized test given to juniors. Jacquin scored 1390 out of 1400.
Daniel Boone may have died more than 73,000 days ago, but that won’t stop hundreds of fans of the famed frontiersman from journeying to Defiance to Boone’s home on Saturday as the historic site commemorates the 200th anniversary of his death.
For Americans of European ancestry, Ellis Island is where their families’ journeys to discover the country began. For Neal Moore, 48, Ellis Island, with its iconic Statue of Liberty, will be where his journey ends.
Last November, on opening weekend of firearm deer season, Mandy Yeager spent her Saturday helping the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in its effort to test deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a degenerative brain disease that’s contagious and deadly.
All the world’s a stage, Shakespeare said. Even, according to the St. Francis Borgia theater department, the computer screens in audience members’ homes. The department just wrapped its first-ever virtual play, “The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!” written by Ian McWethy. There were t…
Eight miles north of Washington in Marthasvillle, a multi-generational family farm is proving once again to be a popular destination for families anxious to get outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Vacation Culture School (VCS) is on — and online. The third annual program organized by “Neighbors United — Undoing Racism” and Peace Lutheran Church will take place Sunday, Sept. 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. Register at Facebook.com/neighborsunitedmissouri or by emailing vacati…
A century ago, longtime Washington resident Katherine Graham was born near Fort Smith, Ark., just east of the Oklahoma border. Today she is the oldest living graduate of St. Francis Borgia High School and just celebrated her 100th birthday July 26.
Vicky Webster, 54, is a mom of two, a prescription delivery driver for The Medicine Shoppe in Pacific and now a two-time published author. Webster’s story, “Phone Call from Heaven,” appears in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Listen to Your Dreams,” which published in August.
Pacific Police Officer Stephanie Kelly recently befriended teenager Jeremy Lohan. Lohan, who is on the autism spectrum, loves trains and was filming the train tracks near First Street in Pacific when he met Kelly in August.
The Washington Police Department is expanding its outreach to home-schooled children this year by offering a free Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program to the Hope Homeschool Co-Op.
Professional bodybuilder Nadia Wyatt is a two-time IFBB Olympia medal winner from Washington. She has over 30,000 Instagram followers and has been profiled for Muscle and Fitness magazine.
The year was 1968. Bell-bottoms and tie dye were growing trends. The first Big Mac hit the McDonald’s menu for 49 cents. The Beatles released “The White Album.” And Jackie Krafft was teaching kindergarten at South Point School with aide Gail Kingsbury. Fast forward 52 years later, both women…
The COVID-19 pandemic easily inspires comparisons with the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918 in Washington. When the flu developed into pneumonia, it was often deadly. About 675,000 people died in the U.S.
The Washington Farmers’ Market will hold a drive-thru donation Saturday, Aug. 29, to support local food pantries in lieu of what would have been the ninth annual Foodstock, a music event supporting Washington food banks, which was canceled due to COVID-19.
The Humane Society of Missouri is running a special on adoption fees for the horses available through Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union. Now through Aug. 31, adoption fees are reduced by $100. Adoption fees for the horses range from $200 to $1,500 and average $600 without the discount. The ra…
At 1170 W. Fifth St., a simple white door opens up to an almost-finished vision. The floor inside is designed to mimic a golf green meeting the blue of a small pond, and along the wall rests hundreds of different frisbees and plastic discs, each a unique, vibrant color. This is Aces & Ea…
As the days wound down in November of 2018, Washington native Tyler Schlitt made plans to walk across the newly constructed Missouri River Bridge on Dec. 1. As it turned out, though, “Mother Nature had other plans for me,” Schlitt said recently.
Nearly every industry has felt the effects of COVID-19. For the wine industry — nationally and in the region — the shock has been significant.
Benjamin Angell and Jessica Hamlett were united in marriage Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud. Pastor Tim Weiser officiated at the ceremony.
“If we suffer together, we bond together,” Chris Jackson, Labadie, said Saturday morning, July 25, standing on the main stage at the Washington Fairgrounds as he wrapped up a grueling workout for the local F3 group.
Tyler and Kahori (Sueyoshi) Copeland, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, announce the birth of a firstborn son, Jack Ryuya Copeland. Born June 30, 2020, at Camp Foster, Okinawa, he weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
Connor Voss and Sean McLafferty were united in marriage Saturday, June 20, 2020, at St. Francis Borgia Church in downtown Washington. Father Kevin Schmittgens officiated at the ceremony.
OK, it’s not actually a park, more of a pocket-size nature reserve, but you probably didn’t know it existed. No one tried to keep it a secret; it just sort of happened that way.
Josh and Monica (Bourne) Gleb, McKinney, Texas, announce the birth of a son, Lucas Robert Gleb. Born June 14, 2020, at Medical City Frisco, Frisco, Texas, he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long.
The Missourian In Education Summer Reading Program finishes this week. Young readers who read at least 250 pages through June and July and submitted their logs will be rewarded with a gift certificate to Neighborhood Reads Bookstore and a day ticket to the 2021 Washington Town & Country …
In this summer of COVID-19, a lot has been canceled or changed — vacations, sports, parties and get-togethers ... Before you start thinking there’s nowhere to escape, consider opening one of these books suggested by local readers. These are what they’ve been reading during the pandemic, or w…
It’s a stretch to imagine the blue spring floor at Planet Gymnastics in Union as a pool, but competitive swimmers from teams across Franklin County have been doing their best this summer.
Michael Schlegel, Maricopa, Ariz., and Angela Schlegel, Union, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lauren Schlegel, Austin, Texas, to Logan Douglas Morton, Austin, Texas, son of John and Kristie Morton Ashland, Mass.
Diane Meyer, Washington, laughed out loud earlier this year when her granddaughter, Melissa, asked her to be a flower girl in her wedding. She thought the young bride was joking.
For the last couple of years, a man from Ava, Mo., has chartered a luxury motorcoach from Mid-American Coaches in Washington to take his extended family on a trip to the beaches of Florida.