This August, the nation will mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic “I Have A Dream Speech” given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
A quick prick and 10 minutes is all it takes to save someone’s life. That is an important reminder during National Blood Donor Month.
A documentary chronicling the history of Missouri’s German heritage is heading to the big screen — and it will make its debut in Washington.
Few may remember when the International Association of Pipe Smokers’ Clubs hosted its 17th annual convention and contest at the Washington Town & Country Fair in 1965, but a soon-to-be published photo gallery on The Missourian’s Lens of Time digital photo archive may trigger some memories.
Immanuel Lutheran Pastor Mark Bangert is driving the same type of 1967 Datsun Roadster that he nearly died in during a wreck his junior year at what was then Concordia Teacher’s College.
In 1993, Paige Byrne-Shortal, took her two sons to Washington D.C. As they stood in the National Mall during Memorial Weekend they heard Judy Collins sing these consoling words: “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, b…
As a new year dawns, many of us are drawn to resolutions. We set goals, resolve to get organized, flock to the gym, attempt new challenges and plot how we can do better. The beginning of a new year ushers in the opportunity for change, with 38.5 percent of adults in America setting resolutio…
After the final bell sounded Friday afternoon, a tall, humanoid creature stalked the halls of St. Clair Junior High wielding a sharp, short sword, flicking its tail back and forth.
It was Christmas morning 1946, 30 degrees and almost 7 inches of snow in Holyoke, Mass. when a 12-year-old Lee Lapointe bounded down the stairs in anticipation of what Santa Claus brought the night before.
For Hailee Quaethem, a sophomore at Union High School, playing with cats at the Franklin County Humane Society is what brings her peace.
In his 47th year at East Central College, and 17 years since he was first profiled in Senior LifeTimes, Dr. Robert Lee “Bob” Mahon is still going strong.
After more than three decades serving Franklin County, a career law enforcement professional now celebrates moving on to a new phase in life.
And, action! Adam and Nathan Freise, twins from Union, are looking to return to their roots this March in order to shoot their new film, “One.”
There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving back, in fact there are ample opportunities to help brighten the lives of local community members.
A worldwide volunteer organization is looking for local volunteers to help with their mission — delivering free lasagna to those in need.
In 2014, Rebecca Chaplin was working in sales at AT&T in Eureka. Then, in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson she felt called to make a change.
The centerpiece of the recently upgraded offices of the Franklin County Senate Bill 40 Resource Board was given a new name on Saturday.
Standing 5 feet, 4 inches, Haylee Stieffermann, 16, may not appear to have the stature of a history-making football player, but that is exactly what the St. Francis Borgia sophomore did earlier this season.
Morgan Holt has a room full of trophies and medals she’s earned in tractor pedal pulls, and after traveling to South Dakota for the National Pedal Pull Championships last month, she added to her collection once again.
From the street, the Waterworks Building in James W. Rennick Riverfront Park looks much the same as it did when vacated several years ago. But stepping inside the historic building, which was constructed in 1888, there’s no mistaking that the building has been transformed into WashMO on the …
The last of the 50 airline trips funded by a grant to the Friends Foundation of Warren & Franklin County is nearing. But the memories will last the people with intellectual and developmental challenges who took the trips, as well as their caregivers, a lifetime.
James Schaffner’s military career began in 1944 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 18 to serve in World War II.
A homegrown music festival that has generated tens of thousands of dollars for local charities is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with a nod to an iconic band that is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
A yet-to-be identified steamboat was recently discovered at the bottom of the Missouri River near Rocheport, sparking renewed interest in wrecks all along the river basin.
Tomatoes, which are typically ready for harvest in early June, are just becoming available in numbers. Cheryl Orlando, owner of Andy’s Produce Too, said they have been the hardest vegetable to find this growing season. Orlando has been around produce stands for as long as she can remember an…
The Union Post 297 Freshmen did one better than their last trip to the American Legion Freshman State Tournament.
With more than 7,000 caves across the state, Missouri has been dubbed the cave state. And with 47 caves throughout its 6,896 acres, Meramec State Park has the most caves of any park within the Missouri State Parks system.
Looking back on it now, Tyler and Megan (nee Noelke) Breckenkamp said one of the most pivotal moments in their lives happened in 2013 at a St. Francis Borgia High School homecoming dance.
Tucked away in a series of shoeboxes within their Washington home are the love letters that Clayton and Andrea (nee Feldmann) Voss have written to each other over the years. The pair, who were married June 19, 2021, have written hundreds of letters to each other.
Even though Bob Miller, 95, hasn’t set foot on his family’s farm in decades, he can still vividly picture his father, Frank, on a Sunday afternoon sitting in the shade of an elm tree there in rural northeast Missouri.
It has been nearly 59,000 days since the 19-year-old German immigrant Charles Facius joined the Union army and marched away from his home in rural Franklin County to fight in the American Civil War. Despite the passage of time, Facius’ surviving descendants are hoping to ensure that his name…
Sherwood Kloppenberg has served Union as a barber, an aldermen and, for 67 years, with the fire department. And he’s still going.
When Karen Straatmann moved to Washington, she said there was only one traffic light in town. Still, to her, it felt like a big city.
Harold Freiberger, 92, was born in a washroom at the farm his grandparents had started nearly 30 years before in 1901 and “drove horses until I was about 14 years old, when we got our first tractor” — just two years after the 87-acre farm got electricity.
When sixth-grade teacher LuAnn Engelbrecht talks about the students she has taught over the last 18 years at Campbellton and Hermann elementary schools, tears fill her eyes.
Before she spent over two decades teaching in Math Classroom 508 of New Haven High School, Jaime Hoener was a student in it.
Angie Newton, a first grade teacher at St. Clair Elementary, said her motto about life’s difficulties was developed two years ago when her 20-year-old daughter, Taylor, died in a car crash.
One hundred years from now, when Washington residents walk past the portraits of the city’s mayors, Sandy Lucy hopes she will be remembered as someone who made a difference.