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“When I sat on the federal bench in St. Louis, I would see these lawyers with $500 suits and diamonds and all that stuff,” Larry Davis. “They spoke so eloquently. And I would just sit there and say, ‘How in the hell did a barefoot kid from the Ozarks with two pairs of shoes and a pair of overalls get from there to here. It had to be God.’ ”

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Jean Marquart, nee Berg, thrives on a team. From her years growing up the oldest of six in St. Louis to raising seven children and hosting nine exchange students with her late husband, Glen, to her work volunteering in the Union community, Marquart stresses that she hasn’t acted alone in any…

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For Dr. Kim Colter, retirement is more a state of mind than a state of employment. After more than 30 years practicing medicine, Colter retired from his family practice in July 2015 — for about seven weeks. He spent that time traveling the United Kindgom with his two daughters, Nora and Hann…

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Sisters MaryBeth Schmidt, 70, and Kathleen Gloecker, 75, both of Pacific, have dedicated the last three months to raising awareness for cancer.

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Paige Byrne Shortal, Union, had only been a Catholic for a couple of years back in the mid-1970s when the Jesuits at Saint Louis University put her in charge of directing the choir for their Masses at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church on campus. 

Lynda Burgman doesn’t believe in coincidence. What most people would call coincidence, she calls “divine timing.”

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As she sat down at her kitchen table for this interview, Chris Stuckenschneider pointed to a wood carving she found in an out-of-the-way shop in France several years ago. It shows a person struggling to climb a ladder set against a towering stack of wobbling, bobbling books.

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Jim Gephardt said it himself, “Washington is a good area for volunteers, whenever there is a need, people seem to step up.” The St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (UCC) Food Pantry provides meals for many local residents in need, and is only made possible by the work of volunteers, many of …

Snow in the forecast doesn’t scare Jim Roman, 67, Washington. He loves it, and the deeper the snow, the better. It means ski season has returned.

The voice of KTUI radio, John Rice, has retired after 53 years behind the microphone. John has reported the local news, weather, sports and obituaries, announced football, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, parades and band competitions for local schools, emceed multiple com…

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When an old filling broke loose in Dr. David Brunworth’s mouth one weekend last August, he didn’t have to worry about getting an emergency appointment Monday morning. He knew a dentist who’d be willing to clear his schedule for him — his son and new dentist, Marty Brunworth, DDS, FAGD.

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Several years ago Gene Hunt was camping in Champaign, Ill., when his cellphone rang around 10 a.m. It was a former student calling out of the blue, one from his first year leading the band program at Washington High School in 1964.

January is the busiest month of the year for Bill Marquart, Dutzow. As a volunteer with the St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association who is in charge of staffing the gates for eight or more teams across three sports — football, basketball and vollyeball, Marquart is at Bo…

In the short time he has lived in the area, Edward Maher has made an impact on the Christian community in St. Clair.

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Fans of Star Trek live the Prime Directive. Others follow the Golden Rule. Put them together and you have the philosophy of a man who has devoted his life to helping others and training others to do the same.

In a span of just 17 months, Union resident Judy Gates ran 250 kilometers — that’s a 5K in every state in the nation.

A local reverend is looking to reconnect with people he baptized or married almost 40 years ago in St. Clair.

Warrenton resident Nancy Dennager has seen the aftermath of some of the worst natural disasters in recent history and has help thousands of people through her time with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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What they thought was a one-time gig, has turned into a lifestyle for Hermann residents Bill, 71, and Louise Fields, who have taken their characters of Santa and Mrs. Claus to new levels.

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