“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.’ ”
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…
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…
After 38 years with the University of Missouri Extension, most of it in his native Franklin County, Ken Bolte is heading into retirement.
When Kathleen Boulay-Eaton learned that abused or neglected children being removed from their homes are given trash bags to collect their belongings, she was shocked and saddened.
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.
In 1969 a gallon of gas cost 35 cents. Elvis, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones topped the charts, and “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In” was the No. 1 show on television.
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.
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 …
Pat Moore never thought she’d get into basket weaving, but now she has more than 80 regular students attending her classes.
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…
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.
At the Hebbeler family-owned Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven, one employee touts the achievement of working with four generations of the family over the span of 65 years.
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.
Marilyn Heady, Marthasville, has always hoped to become more. Through the Washington Town & Country Fair, her wildest dream has come true.
Jerome Ritter spends most of his time taking care of his wife, Norma Jean, in addition to spending time with his family since the longtime family business closed in 2015.
Steven P. Kuenzel Sr. has a love for Washington that runs deep — and long. It began in childhood and has only become more rooted as the years have passed.
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…
Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, going solo or bringing family or friends, the Amtrak® Missouri River Runner® is offering great discounts for spring, summer and early fall travel.
Talking to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease in the right way can improve overall well-being for caregivers as well as their partners and help to ease the caregiving burden. Those are the findings of a study from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Nursing that looked at a program de…
The Muny will hold a Centennial Birthday Bash that provides a free open house Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences that celebrate musical theater, community and The Muny.
The 14th annual Riverfront Trail Day for senior citizens and anyone who is physically disabled will be held Wednesday, June 6, at the Washington Fairgrounds. A rain date has been set for June 7.
During the 20-plus years I have practiced ophthalmology, many patients have told me how little attention they paid to their eyes until they began having problems with their vision.
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.
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).
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.