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.
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.
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.
The city swimming pool in Washington isn’t opening this summer. Demolition began last month to make way for a new aquatics complex that is expected to open next summer.
Joe Ferguson has never had to go looking for used bikes to sell at his shop, Revolution Cycles, 1917 Bedford Center Drive in Washington. But then COVID-19 happened.
Parking lots for the Katy Trail at Marthasville, Dutzow and Augusta have been filled to capacity many weekends over the last several months, no doubt people looking to stretch their legs amid the social distancing rules and work-from-home situations created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While eating healthy and enjoying sweets seldom go hand-in-hand, choosing the right combination of nutritious ingredients can allow for guilt-free indulgences that shirks conventional dieting wisdom. In fact, some eating plans take it a step further by actually encouraging eating big in the …
Steve and Evelyn Lucas, Washington, laugh now when they think back to the punishment they handed out years ago to their teenage daughter after she received a ticket for parking on the wrong side of a street.
Anne Konieczny’s ears perked up last year when she heard the name Trena Skaggs read during the annual Remembrance of the Dead ceremony held at the Wildey Odd Fellows Cemetery in Washington.
Of the dozens of historical moments included in his new book, “Missouri: An Illustrated Timeline,” author John Brown, who you may know from his role as a new anchor and political correspondent on KTVI, Fox 2 in St. Louis, said the one that fascinates him the most is the Gasconade Bridge Trai…
The fact that Darin Slater was adopted was one of the worst-kept “secrets” in his hometown of Wewoka, Okla. Actually, it wasn’t even really a secret; he guesses as much as half the town knew.
If you live near or visit any body of water regularly — a river, lake or even a creek or stream — you’ve likely seen a Great Blue Heron.
Summer unofficially begins this weekend, but there will be no roar of the crowd or crack of the bat at Busch Stadium in Downtown St. Louis. Major League Baseball has yet to announce if or when the 2020 season will begin or the details of how games will be played amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.
If there’s one thing gardeners crave more of, it’s time, and with the stay-at-home orders put in place this spring to slow the spread of COVID-19, they got plenty of it.
This family of foxes has been seen playing near East Main and Walnut streets in Downtown Washington. They have been running in the area of the riverfront trail and near the train tracks. They have mostly been seen in early morning and early evening hours.
Peace Lutheran Church’s community-wide RIP Medical Debt campaign to retire $1.5 million in medical debt for people living in Franklin and four surrounding counties is more than halfway to its goal with just a couple of weeks left before the deadline.
Students will close out this school year with distance learning from home, but organizers of the annual Franklin County Back to School Fair are looking ahead to the start of next year.
Reading and math don’t always go together outside of a word problem, but this year they’re like peas and carrots as The Missourian and the Community Literacy Foundation continue their effort to have this area declared “the best read community in America” with the One More Page project.
Steve and Matt Murrie, the father and son writing duo, have created a children’s e-book to explain the novel coronavirus, “COVID-19, A to Z.”
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H’ers across the state need generous donors to give a hand in this final week of the 4-H Feeding Missouri food drive.
Adrienne and Aaron Bailey, Union, didn’t start out with any grand plan of how they could help feed the coworkers at Mercy Hospital Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were simply looking for a way to feel useful.
St. Francis Borgia Regional High School students haven’t been in the school’s STEM lab for more than a month now since stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 began, but the lab’s 3D printers are running day and night.
The virus, coupled with nice weather, is offering opportunities to meet and talk to neighbors because we’re outside more, the virus making the four walls of home feel claustrophobic at times.
It wasn’t long after the stay-at-home orders were put in place around the St. Louis metro area that Bill Parmentier, a 2000 graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School who now lives in St. Louis, was already getting antsy.
(Family Features) Many spring celebrations call for fabulous food, specifically dishes fit for brunch, even if your "crowd" is simply your nearest loved ones gathered at the family table. A wide variety of recipes may fit the festivities, but a combination of comforting bites with sweet and …
How did people across Washington respond to the Spanish flu pandemic back in 1918? What did it feel like on a day-to-day basis to live through that experience?
If being cooped up at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has you searching for some DIY (do-it-yourself) projects or just thinking about how to live more self-sufficiently, Lisa (Vehige) Bass of Marthasville has you covered.
Love conquers all, or so it did last Saturday, March 21, when Anastasia Ratcliff, a Washington native and 2012 graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, found a way to keep the wedding date she had planned with her fiance, Colorado native Stanton Skerjanec.
“Sharp!” Kyle Buescher said loudly enough for everyone to hear as he walked through the culinary arts classroom kitchen at Washington High School while carrying a knife.
Book clubs that meet monthly at Neighborhood Reads bookstore in Downtown Washington are finding creative ways to continue connecting as the COVID-19 outbreak forces people to practice social distancing.
Owensville is about 45 minutes from Mercy Hospital Washington, but when Judy West was discharged just days after having a heart attack Feb. 8, she didn’t worry about that distance.