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House Springs man charged with endangering his five children

Jonathon D. Cordray, 35, of House Springs has been charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors for reportedly driving while intoxicated with his five children in the vehicle. He allegedly crashed the vehicle at least twice while driving the children to their mother’s house in Barnhart, authorities reported. The...
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High Ridge man arrested on suspicion of DWI after accident on Hwy. 30

A High Ridge man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a traffic accident Saturday, July 2, on Hwy. 30 at West Rock Creek Road in High Ridge in which a 19-year-old Fenton man was injured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Shannon Werner, 50, of Fenton...
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Hillsboro teen involved in crash near Lonedell

A Hillsboro teenager was involved in a two-car traffic accident Friday, June 1, at Hwy. 47 and Project Road near Lonedell in Franklin County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a 17-year-old boy from Hillsboro was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu west on Project Road at 7:05 p.m. while a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Kameron Hall, 22, of Sullivan was headed north on Hwy. 47. The Hillsboro teen failed to stop at a stop sign and the Chevrolet hit the right side of the Volkswagen.

De Soto approves $250,000 stormwater project

Stormwater drainage improvements are coming to Moulton Street in De Soto. The De Soto City Council voted unanimously June 20 to award a $250,351 contract to Kimes Contracting in Hillsboro to complete the stormwater control project along the stretch of Moulton Street from Flucom Road to East St. Louis Street.

13-year-old in critical condition after she was hit by car in Festus

FESTUS (KMOV) -- A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit by a car following an event at St. Pius X High School Friday in Festus. Crystal City Police tell News 4 the girl was crossing Highway 61 near Surdyke Motorsports when a car that was going around 30 mph hit her. The girl was with her mother and they were walking to their car when it happened.

Pet spot: Cheddar is ‘aggressively affectionate’

Lindsay Recar said the stray cat she took in has brought joy to her family’s Festus-area home. She said she named the cat Cheddar because of his orange color. “We got him about a year and a half ago,” Recar said. “There was an old woman who lived across the street who left out food for stray cats. When she died, we took in Cheddar.”

Fenton-area man arrested for allegedly stealing pickup in Arnold

A 27-year-old Fenton man was arrested for allegedly stealing a pickup from outside an Arnold bank. The 2005 Dodge Ram was recovered a short time later at an apartment complex in the Jefferson County portion of Fenton, Arnold Police reported. At about 3:30 p.m. June 16, Arnold Police were called...
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BRIDAL SHOWCASE: A 'Traditional' Washington Wedding Made Unique

After knowing each other for years, Emily (nee Scheible) and Rick Tobben found themselves alone in a booth at Applebee’s. “It was a half-day at school and we were supposed to go with a group of friends to Applebee’s for lunch. We get there and everyone else suddenly had to cancel their plans, so it was just the two of us for lunch,” said Emily, who said she first met her now-husband as a kindergarten student at Campbellton Elementary. She later transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, but their paths crossed again at Washington High School.

Host family continues tradition of taking in Renegades players

Festus natives Colby Ott and Cole Wagner are in their first year playing with the Renegades, and they said they've enjoyed the experience so far. But while playing away from home, the players need a place to live. That's where Diana Neiheisel comes in. Neiheisel and her husband, Charles, have...

Karli Payne, 2027 Pitcher/Infielder for Louisville Sluggers-Clark 14U, Seriously Injured in Car Accident Thursday After Fireworks… “Prayers Requested by Family”

Karli Payne, a talented incoming eighth grade pitcher/third baseman at St. Pius X High School in Crystal City, Missouri, and member of Doug Clark’s Louisville Slugger 14U club team, was seriously injured Thursday night when struck by a car following a fireworks display at her high school. Saturday morning,...

Festus man, St. Louis woman hurt in crash in Imperial

A Festus man and a St. Louis woman were injured Thursday evening, June 30, in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 61 near Scott Lane in Imperial, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 5:10 p.m., Adam N. Steffens, 18, of Festus was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart south on the...

Public Libraries Back With Popular Summer Reading Programs

Staff members at area libraries are glad to be returning to in-person events as they kick off their summer reading programs. Rock Hill Public Library Director Erin Phelps said the library is ready to get back to in-person events after two years of hosting virtual programming throughout the pandemic. Community members are eager as well, with over 75 attendees at the library’s summer reading kick off last month in Oakhaven Park and more than 40 sign ups for the summer reading club.

Hillsboro man killed in crash near Cedar Hill

Michael L. Beals, 56, of Hillsboro died late Thursday afternoon, June 30, in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. BB north of 3 B Road southeast of Cedar Hill, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 4:10 p.m., Beals was driving a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 south on the highway when the...

Webster’s Drew Hanlen Has Movie Cameo In “Hustle”

Webster Groves residents may spot a familiar face in Adam Sandler’s newest film “Hustle” — the number one movie now streaming on Netflix. Around the film’s one-hour mark, Drew Hanlen, a 2008 Webster Groves High School graduate and star athlete, appears as a trainer for an up-and-coming National Basketball Association prospect.
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BRIDAL SHOWCASE: A love story in letters

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. “Basically since we started...

Hillsboro man killed in crash on HWY BB

(Hillsboro) A Hillsboro man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway BB north of Three B Road on Thursday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Micheal Beals was driving a 1995 Chevy 1500 south on BB, traveled off the right side of the roadway, overturned, and was ejected from the truck. Beals was pronounced deceased at the scene. The accident took place a little after 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon.
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Junior Legion Baseball — Washington Post 218 at Sullivan Post 18

Washington Post 218 defeated Sullivan Post 18 in Junior Legion action at Sunny Jim Bottomley Field in Sullivan Tuesday, June 28. To order photo reprints, click the "Buy This Photo" button below the photo you are viewing. Reprints are processed through our photo lab partner MyCapture. Photo orders can now be processed any time, day or night, through our safe secure and easy to use system. We now offer a wide range of photo reprint products including Coffee Mugs, Shirts, Canvas Prints and MORE! Order your reprints today! Photos and other materials on this website are property of the Missourian and are protected by copyright law. Reproduction is unlawful. You may not duplicate this material.

Davis returns to Brennan Woods as principal

When school resumes in August, Northwest R-1 School District’s Brennan Woods Elementary School in High Ridge will have a new principal. Jeannie Davis, an assistant principal at the Maple Grove Elementary School in Dittmer, has been promoted to take over the job. Davis, 47, of Cedar Hill will replace...

Two people injured in HWY 61 crash

Two people were injured in a head-on collision on US 61 near Scotts Lane Thursday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Adam Steffens of Festus was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart south on 61, crossed the center line, and pulled into the path of a 2021 Ford Bronco driven by 34-year-old Lynn Fischer of St. Louis. Both Steffens and Fischer were taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries. The accident took place at a little after 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon.