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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…

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About six decades before The Missourian newspaper helped found the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame, Missouri was already recognizing achievements in visual journalism through the Pictures of the Year competition.

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In 2018, Charlie Carpenter, founder and owner of Big River Forge in Dittmer, Missouri, appeared as a contestant on “Forged in Fire,” the History Channel’s reality show that pits highly skilled bladesmiths against one another as they re-create iconic bladed weapons from the past, using a blac…

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When Anna Mae Boehmer started piano lessons as a little girl, her feet could barely reach the instrument’s pedals. On Sunday, Dec. 19, those same feet stood near the altar of the Presbyterian Church of Washington, where Boehmer was honored as the church’s longest-tenured member of the choir. 

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A crisp chill Saturday morning didn’t stop nearly 75 people from gathering at Crestview Memorial Park in St. Clair to bring a national tradition to a local cemetery for the first time. 

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Much has changed in the three-plus decades since four friends met up for a morning run outside the Washington McDonald’s, but for nearly 1,870 Saturdays since, at least one thing has stayed consistent: the gentle thud of soles hitting pavement in a synchronized rhythm for an 8-mile loop star…

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When Datra Herzog first stepped into the expansive summer home that sits atop a large hill in St. Albans in the early 2000s, seeing the clay tiles dating back nearly a century gave her a sensation akin to opening a storybook. Herzog, a former lobbyist, had purchased and was running the forme…

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Much has changed in the nearly five decades since 1976, the year the U.S. celebrated its bicentennial, the Apple computer company was first founded and Judith Hunt purchased a historic home at 783 Homestead Lane in Villa Ridge, moving with her then-husband and two young sons from Webster Gro…

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Several piles of brightly colored Mardi Gras-style beads were among the first things people saw when entering the Union City Park pavilion Sunday. The beads sat on a table managed by a volunteer, who shared the beads’ meanings with guests. Blue beads were for people who support efforts for s…

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Just north of downtown Augusta on Jackson Street, an unassuming gravel driveway leads to a site with a story that has been centuries in the making, even predating the town of Augusta. 

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Among the most memorable lines in L.M. Montgomery’s beloved book “Anne of Green Gables” is one that could apply to many Missourians as easily as to the Canadian author. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” she writes.

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When he first stepped onto the stage, the bright lights warming his face, Gus McAfoos had never performed with a microphone before. A stagehand adjusted the stand’s height to better suit the 11-year-old Washington boy, and as McAfoos began, he concentrated on remembering the microphone tips …

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Among a multitude of joyful and sometimes searing memories from 13 years volunteering at Franklin County CASA, one moment in particular never fails to warm Carol Gruber’s heart. She was attending a “A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail” at East Central College with the 9-year-old she’d been assi…

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