Students climb trees and celebrate Arbor Day in the 24:1 with MDC and partners
Most every kid loves to climb trees, but it’s even more fun when you can do it during a school day. That’s what 30 7th and 8th graders from St. Ann Catholic School in Normandy discovered.
Their tree climbing experience was thanks to Tree City USA. Tree City USA is a recognition and certification program of the National Arbor Day Foundation for municipalities who meet designated tree care standards in their communities. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) manages the program for the Show-Me-State.
One requirement for Tree City USA certification is to hold an annual Arbor Day celebration event in the month of April, during which National Arbor Day is observed. The technical tree climbing adventure, under the guidance of Vertical Voyages, was part of an event hosted by the 13 Tree City USA-certified communities in the 24:1 Collaborative. The collaborative was formed by the non-profit organization Beyond Housing to serve the 24 communities of the Normandy School District. The 24:1 Arbor Day event took place April 22, Earth Day, in St. Louis County’s St. Vincent Park.
“The point of the day is to help the kids appreciate trees a little more and open their eyes to forestry and arboriculture as a career path.” said Beyond Housing Community Forester, Doug Seely.
The students arrived at 9 a.m. and cycled through three different educational rotations. In addition to the tree climbing, the stations included invasive species removal with the Open Space Council—where the kids spent time pulling non-native winter creeper growing in the park—and a chance to watch the MDC mobile sawmill in action. The mill was operated by MDC foresters and gave the students a glimpse of how trees that have been harvested are converted to useful boards. The St Louis County Parks Forestry department displayed their equipment and discussed arboriculture as a career with the attendees.
One of the trees milled on site was an ash taken down within the 24:1 Collaborative due to the emergence of the destructive emerald ash borer. Seely said after two years of drying, the wood is slated to be used to create benches for use in local parks.
After completing all the activities, the students enjoyed a pizza lunch as part of the event. St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page joined the Arbor Day celebration in the park by addressing the kids during lunch. He then assisted several of the students as they planted a native eastern redbud tree in the park provided by SiteOne Landscape Supply.
A survey of the students at lunch made it clear that the tree climbing was their favorite activity, and elicited comments like “It was just fun in general to be on top . . . it was pretty up there”, and “I liked watching them cut the trees and learning what they can do with wood.”
Was the event a success? Seely said he asked the kids afterwards how many might someday like to be community foresters. Five of them raised their hands. “I was very happy to see those hands go up in the air,” said Seely.
“It's always great to see a group of kids taking an interest in trees and the role they play in our lives. It's amazing how the perspective seems to change as they get 20-30 feet up in a tree. I'm hoping this inspires a group of future foresters or arborists!” said MDC Community Forester, Mark Grueber.
The proceedings also included the presentation of a $50,000 check from Ameren Missouri to event partners Forest ReLeaf, the Nature Conservancy, and Beyond Housing. The funds will help homeowners in the 24:1 communities pay for removal and replacement of hazard trees.
Just as it’s the dream of every kid to spend a beautiful spring day climbing trees, the dream of many foresters is that those kids may one day follow in their footsteps. The 24:1 Arbor Day event might just have made some of those dreams come true.
“I was very pleased with how the day went overall,” said Seely.
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Turkey hunters who want information on how they can transform the tail feathers of the gobbler th ...More MDC’s Diversity in Birding Week culminates May 7 with chance to see live raptors in Tower Grove Park5/4/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting Diversity in Birding Week now through May 7. This week will be a celebration of the diversity in both people and birds. The series of birdwatching events and programs ...More Road Closure5/5/2022
Camp Mo Val Road (Union) will be closed Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 8 am to 3 pm for cross culvert pipe replacement. The closure is 7/10 of a mile from Hwy UU ( between 2939 Camp Mo Val Road and 2784 Camp Mo Val. The road w ...More Missouri Set To Raise Teachers Salary5/5/2022
Missouri teachers are set to receive a raise. The starting annual salary for educators in the state will be raised to 38-thousand-dollars under a state budget nearing final passage. Budget negotiators agreed to insert 37-mi ...More City Golf Scramble Rescheduled5/3/2022
Owensville, MO – Due to weather, Owensville Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) had to reschedule the City Golf Scramble to Saturday, July 23 at Owensville Golf Course, located at 702 N. Maple St. Tee time is 10:00am with lu ...More MDC to offer free virtual hummingbird program on May 75/3/2022
Hummingbirds fascinate humans for a variety of reasons. The way these tiny birds hover at feeders and dart back and forth makes them a favorite of many people.
People interested in learning more about these birds that charm ...More Missouri Considering Raising Age To Buy Tobacco Products5/5/2022
Missouri lawmakers are considering raising the legal age to buy or possess tobacco products in the state. A bill that received first-round House approval yesterday would raise the age to buy or use tobacco products, includin ...More Apply for MDC elk and bear hunting permits in May4/30/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters to apply for elk-hunting and bear-hunting permits in May.
MDC will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit ...More Schmitt Secures Payout for Missouri Consumers Deceived by TurboTax5/5/2022
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is securing two-point-five-million-dollars for consumers in the state that were deceived by TurboTax. The owner will pay the restitution for deceiving consumers into paying for tax serv ...More Learn about fly-fishing gear at May 12 MDC virtual event4/30/2022
Fly fishing is a unique form of fishing that has its own set of equipment and lures.
People who want to learn more about the equipment and this distinctive style of fishing should register for the free Missouri Department of ...More Parson Orders Capitol Dome Lit Green in Recognition of Children's Mental Health Week5/5/2022
The State of Missouri is recognizing Children's Mental Health Week by lighting the State Capitol dome green. Governor Parson ordered the dome to be lit green beginning at sunset tonight, until sunrise tomorrow. Approximatel ...More MDC’s Kids Fishing Day returns May 14 at Maramec Spring Park4/29/2022
Missouri’s fifth largest spring, free trout fishing, a casting contest with prizes, and free hotdogs are all part of the fun at Kids’ Fishing Day, Saturday, May 14. The event is put on by the Missouri Department of Conservati ...More Bill Proposed To Ban Tents On City Property5/5/2022
A bill to ban tent cities is being proposed in St. Louis. The Public Safety Commission is taking up the issue at their meeting today. The bill would ban tents set up on public right of ways across the city. It is designed ...More Former SCOTUS Clerk Weighs In On Leak5/5/2022
A St. Louis attorney who was a former clerk for a Supreme Court Justice says the investigation the into leaking of a document on Roe v. Wade earlier this week will be like no other. Former Justice Samuel Alito Clerk Barbara ...More Man Tests Positive For Bat Rabies5/5/2022
A west St. Louis County man is being treated for bat rabies after he reportedly tried to break up a fight between a bat and a bird. He told county officials he tried to defend a bat that was being attacked by a bird in Ballw ...More Missouri Carries Out Execution Of Carman Deck5/4/2022
A man convicted of killing an elderly couple in De Soto in 1996 is dead after he was executed by the state of Missouri. Carman Deck died by lethal injection last night at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Governor Parson on ...More Nearly All Missouri Abortions Will Be Banned If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned5/4/2022
Nearly all abortions would be banned if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. A 2019 state law would ban abortions in Missouri with the exception of medical emergencies if the 49-year-old decision is reversed. The l ...More Red Cross Says Blood Supply Remains Critically Low5/4/2022
The clamoring over COVID-19 may have calmed but the Red Cross says some things don't change like the urgent need for blood. The Red Cross says the need is still critical as we head into the big travel months of the summer. ...More VILLA RIDGE MAN FACING A BURGLARY CHARGE5/4/2022
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED A VILLA RIDGE MAN WITH FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY. CHAZ E. SPENCER IS CHARGED FOLLOWING AN ALLEGED INCIDENT IN THE THREE THOUSAND BLOCK OF HIGHWAY MM IN GRAY SUMMIT. SPENCER ALLEGEDLY E ...More WASHINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY5/4/2022
A WASHINGTON MAN IS FACING A CHARGE OF SECOND DEGREE BURGLARY. THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS FILED THE CHARGE AGAINST 23-YEAR OLD NATHAN NEIER FOLLOWING AN ALLEGED INCIDENT LAST WEEK IN THE 1900 BLOCK OF PETERS FORD ROAD IN LESL ...More ACCIDENTS 5/4/2022
UNION MAN INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 5:25 TUESDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY V WEST OF CLEARVIEW ROAD AS 58-YEAR OLD DAVID PARISH WAS WESTBOUND IN A PICK-UP. THE PATROL SAYS ...More ECC Students and Grads Recognized at MCC, PTK Event5/4/2022
Four current East Central College students and two graduates were recognized for academics and leadership during the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Student Leadership and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Awa ...More Road Closure5/4/2022
Camp Mo Val Road (Union) will be closed Friday, May 6, 2022 from 8 am to 3 pm for cross culvert pipe replacement. The closure will be 1.2 miles from Hwy UU ( closest address is 2699 Camp Mo Val Road). The road will be close ...More Ameren Missouri Expands Energy Assistance Program For Natural Gas Customers5/3/2022
Ameren Missouri is expanding its energy assistance program for natural gas customers. The Clean Slate program is designed to help eligible customers who don't qualify for state or federal programs serving families with lower ...More ACCIDENTS5/3/2022
TWO INJURED IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 3:40 MONDAY AFTERNOON ON FRISCO DRIVE NORTH OF SOMERS DRIVE. THE PATROL SAYS 21-YEAR OLD SAMUEL STONEBARGER OF UNION WAS BEHI ...More State to Carry Out Sentence of Mr. Carman Deck5/3/2022
Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Mr. Carman Deck on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri.
"Mr. Deck has received due process, and three sep ...More Treasurer Fitzpatrick Announces Make the MOST of May5/3/2022
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced Make the MOST of May with MOST 529, Missouri’s 529 Education Plan. Throughout the month of May, the first 1,600 Missourians who open a MOST 529 account for a benefici ...More DED awards $6 million in tax credits to 37 organizations through the Youth Opportunities Program5/3/2022
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May 2, 2022
Jefferson City — The Department of Economic Development (DED) announ ...More Aimée Appell Named 2022 Commencement Speaker 5/3/2022
Human rights advocate and community organizer Aimée Appell will address the East Central College Class of 2022 during commencement exercises Saturday, May 14.
This year’s graduation ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. in the Donald D ...More Hermann Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week AMTRAK Missouri River Runner Stations Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week5/3/2022
From Kansas City to St. Louis, with eight stops in between, passengers from all over Missouri and the Midwest, board the Amtrak Missouri River Runner for leisure travel.
Whether going to sporting events, exploring a new to ...More Art & Design Student Exhibition Winners Announced5/3/2022
During a reception for the Annual East Central College Art & Design Student Exhibition, the Best of Show was presented to Manny McQueen for his Self Portrait.
That is in addition to several other Best in Category and Honor ...More ACCIDENT4/30/2022
O'FALLON TEENAGER INJURED IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN GASCONADE COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT 5:50 FRIDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY 100 EAST OF COLE'S CREEK ROAD AS THE 16 YEAR OLD JUVENILE WAS EASTBOUN ...More St. Louis Area Shakes from 2.8 Magnitude Earthquake4/30/2022
The St. Louis area is shaking from a 2-point-8 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened at 5:30 pm at a depth of nearly 5 miles, just south of Valley Park, Missouri. Around 9-hundred peo ...More Drug Take Back Day Today4/30/2022
Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and there are thousands of drop off locations in the St. Louis area. Authorities says most people abusing prescription medication get the drugs from a friend or family member ...More MO With Nation's Second-Lowest Gas Prices4/30/2022
The average cost of a gallon of regular gas is three-dollars-and-76-cents across Missouri. Triple-A says the national average is four-15 today. Only Georgia has lower gas prices today. A gallon of regular in St. Louis aver ...More Missouri House Advances Two Transgender Sports Bills4/29/2022
The Missouri House is advancing two bills that limit transgender students from competing on sports teams that match their gender identity. One of the measures passed by the House yesterday would limit transgender students to ...More Missouri House Approves Voter ID Bill4/29/2022
Missouri Republicans are once again pushing for a voter ID law. The House approved legislation yesterday that would require voters to have a photo ID card to cast ballots. Missouri voters in 2016 amended the Constitution to ...More MDC to hold basic archery class at Shaw Nature Reserve May 114/27/2022
Archery is an activity that can help build confidence, coordination, and concentration. It’s a rewarding pursuit all by itself, or a skill that a person can leverage for hunting deer or turkey for example.
The Missouri Depa ...More Missouri National Guard Sending Armored Personnel Carriers To Ukraine4/28/2022
The Missouri National Guard is sending armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. An official tells the Post Dispatch that the state will send an "undisclosed number" of APC's to Ukraine in response to a request by the Departmen ...More MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring4/26/2022
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Missouri is home to an estimated 800 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their wi ...More Katy Trail State Park Voted #2 Best Recreational Trail In Nation4/28/2022
Katy Trail State Park is being recognized as one of the best in the nation. Katy Trail was nominated for "Best Recreational Trail" in the country in USA Today's 10-Best Readers' Choice Awards. It was voted the second Best R ...More Missouri Encourages Parents To Get Caught Up On Child Vaccinations4/28/2022
Missouri health officials are encouraging parents to get their children caught up on routine vaccinations. During the 2020-2021 school year, national vaccination coverage for children dropped from 95-percent to below 94-perc ...More MDC programs in May to focus on muskie fishing4/26/2022
– Muskellunge, more commonly known as muskie, aren’t your run-of-the-mill sportfish. The sharp teeth, large size (more than three feet in length), and fighting ability of muskie make them the catch of a lifetime for many angl ...More MDC welcomes all to birding with Diversity in Birding Week events April 30-May 7 4/30/2022 3:32:21 AM
Birding is a way to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and learn about the amazing natural world around us. It’s something anybody of any age, gender, income level, or background can enjoy. Birds can be appreciated no matter where ...More ACCIDENT4/28/2022
THREE INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY, IN A THREE VEHICLE CRASH IN WARREN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 11:30 WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON HIGHWAY 47 AT HIGHWAY D. THE PATROL SAYS ALL THREE WERE NORTHBOUND. 56-YEAR OLD ...More Missouri House Passes Legislation to Encourage Furthering Trade Relations with the United Kingdom4/28/2022
The Missouri House of Representatives is looking to further increase trade relations with our ally across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom.
This week, the House approved a resolution calling on the United States Congress t ...More MDC reports final CWD results for 2021 deer season 4/28/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it sampled and tested more than 32,000 deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) between July 2021 and April 2022. Of the more than 32,000 deer sampled, 86 tested positi ...More PTK Collects Snacks for Military Units Overseas4/28/2022
The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at East Central College in Union collected snacks and donations to purchase items for U.S. troops serving overseas.
ECC students, employees and community members all generously chippe ...More ECC Highest Transfer GPA in State Among Community Colleges 4/28/2022
East Central College students transferring to four-year colleges and universities in Missouri have the highest Grade Point Average among all community college in the state.
According to the Missouri Department of Higher Educ ...More ACCIDENT4/27/2022
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 5:30 TUESDAY EVENING ON EASTBOUND HIGHWAY 50 AT OLD 50. THE PATROL SAYS 18-YEAR OLD COLIN PRINE OF BEAUFORT ...More Missouri Senate Approves Their Version State Budget4/27/2022
The Missouri Senate is moving forward with its version the state budget. The Senate yesterday approved a 46-billion-dollar spending plan. The proposal includes 800-million-dollars in spending over what was approved by the H ...More Greitens' Lawyer Seeks Phone Records In Response To Abuse Allegations4/27/2022
Attorneys for former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens are seeking phone records in response to abuse allegations levied against him by his ex-wife. Lawyer Gary Stamper filed subpoenas for phone and text records from Sheena Gr ...More ST. CLAIR MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT4/26/2022
A ST. CLAIR MAN IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT. THE PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED 53-YEAR OLD CHARLES MILLER FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT SUNDAY OFF MAPLE STREET IN ST. CLAIR WHEN MILLER ALLEGEDLY HIT ANOTHER MAN IN THE HEAD WITH A ...More PACIFIC MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY 4/26/2022
A PACIFIC MAN IS FACING A CHARGE OF FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY. THE CHARGE AGAINST UNDRA LANE JR. STEMS FROM AN ALLEGED INCIDENT IN THE 25-HUNDRED BLOCK OF HIGHWAY T WHEN HE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A FRIEND OVER PERSONAL PROPERT ...More Work of ECC Art and Design Students on Display in Gallery4/26/2022
The work of East Central College art and design students is on display now in the ECC Art Gallery.
The annual showcase is an opportunity for the college staff, faculty, students and the community to see the works of ECC art ...More ACCIDENTS4/23/2022
THREE INJURED IN A THREE VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON INTERSTATE 44 IN SULLIVAN FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS 57-YEAR OLD RICHARD CHRISTENSEN OF AURORA, ILLINOIS AND 63-YEAR OLD TERRENCE KLEFISCH OF FORT SMITH, A ...More FCS Financial Awards $52,500 in Scholarships4/23/2022
FCS Financial recently selected 35 recipients for their Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. Since 2004, nearly $775,000 has been distributed through the ...More Missouri Senate Panel Slashes Half-Million Dollars from Attorney General's Budget Over School Lawsuits4/22/2022
The Missouri Senate's appropriations committee has cut a half-million dollars that had been added to Attorney General Eric Schmitt's budget over Schmitt's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Majority Leader -- and fell ...More Report Says Missouri Has Recovered Most of the Jobs It Lost During the Pandemic'4/22/2022
A report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the Show-Me State has recovered most of the jobs it lost during the pandemic. According to the chamber's quarterly economic report, the state has added back 357-thousand-20 ...More Wastewater Tests Shows Resurgence in COVID-19 Cases in Missouri4/22/2022
Tests of wastewater by the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis show COVID-19 cases are beginning to surge again. Health officials have found that the COVID-19 virus shows up in wastewater. The sewer district tests wate ...More Missouri Gas Prices On Rise Again But Remain Among Lowest in Nation4/22/2022
Missouri gas prices have jumped again -- by eleven cents over last week -- yet they remain the third lowest among all states, more than 30 cents below the national average. Compared with one year ago this week, gas prices ar ...More Upcoming Road Closure4/21/2022
Hoeman Road (New Haven) will be closed Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 8am to 3pm for cross culvert replacement. The location of this closure is between 5512 Hoeman Road and 5411 Hoeman Road. The road will be closed to all t ...More Missouri House Advances Tax Rebate Bill4/21/2022
The Missouri House is moving forward with a plan to send tax rebates to millions of Missouri residents. The House yesterday gave initial approval to a proposal that would send a single person 500-dollars and married couples ...More Missouri Offer $50M Settlement To MODOC Employees4/21/2022
Missouri is offering a nearly 50-million-dollar settlement to Department of Corrections employees who sued over wages more than a decade ago. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the payout Tuesday to end a lawsuit b ...More ACCIDENT4/21/2022
A FENTON WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED ON HIGHWAY 100 EAST OF ALT ROAD AS 35-YEAR OLD JILLIAM MIDDLETON WAS EASTBOUND. THE PATROL ...More Parson Joins Other Governors in Forming American Governors' Border Strike Force4/20/2022
Governor Parson is joining more than two dozen other governors in forming the American Governors' Border Strike Force. The strike force will help increase collaboration and improve intelligence sharing and analysis across pa ...More Missouri Lawmakers Advance Legalize Pot Bill4/20/2022
Missouri lawmakers are advancing a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state. A House committee backed the so-called Cannabis Freedom Act yesterday, sending it to the full House for debate. The measure would legalize ...More ACCIDENTS4/20/2022
BICYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.
THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 6:35 TUESDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY A-T AT HIGHWAY M.
...More LOCAL NEWS4/13/2022
WRIGHT CITY WOMAN INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN WARREN COUNTY. THE STATE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 6:00 TUESDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY 47 SOUTH OF SOUTH ROCK CHURCH ROAD. 21-YEAR OLD HAILEY MISURACO ...More Hagedron, Filley Win Local Mayoral Races4/6/2022 11:18:47 AM
Doug Hagedorn emerged the winner in a 4-race to become the next mayor of the city of Washington. Hagedorn earned 1,508 votes to capture 49.39 percent of the vote. Challenger Steve Sullentrup finished second with 33.98 perce ...More Hartville Named 'Center of Population' For US11/17/2021
Hartville, Missouri is the center of population for the United States based on the 2020 Census population. The Census Bureau says the "center of population" is the point that represents the average location of where people i ...More
Gary and Barbara Weirich
A companion Celebration of Life will be held for Gary and Barbara Weirich on Saturday, June 4 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church. ...More
Virginia Brinkmann (nee` Lohmeyer), 78, of Washington, Missouri passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022. She is survived by one son, Jeremy Brinkmann of Wa ...More
MaryLee Vernaci , 87 , passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. MaryLee, daughter of the late Herbert Hill and Pearl nee Fischer, was born on December 2, ...More
Harry John Abeln
Harry John Abeln of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022. He is survived by two sons: Harry Abeln Jr. and wife Connie (nee Ruyle) of Pac ...More
Connie Coppedge of Owensville passed away Sunday, May 22nd. Funeral services will be Friday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Pin Oak Baptist Church. Buri ...More
Marcella Dobsch, 72, of Union, MO passed away Monday May 23, 2022.
She is survived by two daughters: Wendy Hicks of Mt. Vernon, IL and Christy Dobs ...More
Virginia Brinkmann (nee` Lohmeyer), 78, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022. She is survived by one son, Jeremy Brinkmann of Washingt ...More
Virgil "Butch" Schmitt, 92, of Washington, MO passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He is survived by two sons: Alan Schmitt and wife Dena of Washington, ...More
Glenda Marie Redeker (nee Helling) of St. Clair, MO passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Redeker of St. Clair; ...More
Wesley Hinson of Grover, Mo., passed away April 27 in St. Louis. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in ...More
Shaun Raymond Stanfill of St. Clair, MO passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022
Memorial Services for 15 year old Shaun will be held from 1:00 PM to 7:00 ...More
Leonard Key of Huntsville, formerly of Sullivan, passed away Friday, Nov. 19th. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstr ...More
Carol Willming (nee' Schulte) , 79, of Washington, MO passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
She is survived by her husband, Don Willming of Washington ...More
Vernon Lee Wymer
Vernon Lee Wymer of St. Clair, MO passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 23, 2022 at
Russell Coloni ...More
Beverly Kamler (nee` Barnes), 73, of Washington, MO passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. she is survived by her husband John Kamler of Washington, MO; on ...More
Edward Douglas Arnold
Edward “Eddie” Douglas Arnold of Owensville, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022.
A Celebration of Life visitation for 55 year old Edward “Eddie” ...More
Ralph B. Buschman, 88, of Washington, passed away on May 13, 2022.
Ralph, son of the late Frank Buschmann and Launa nee Briggs, was born on July 24, ...More
George Tainter, 85, of Hermann passed away Thursday, May 12th. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 28th from 4-6 p.m. at Seventh Street ...More
Charlotte Marie Hellmann (nee Leonard) of Gerald, MO passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Gary Hellmann of Gerald; her ...More
Robin Vondera nee` Tredway of Union, MO passed away Sunday
May 15, 2022.
James "Jim" Haberberger, 67, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022.
He is survived by four daughters: Dr. Michelle Arellano-Haberberge ...More
Dale Havelka of Owensville passed away Friday, May 13th. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensvi ...More
Donald G. Jones of Owensville passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral ...More
Roger Grob of Gerald passed away Friday, May 13th. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in ...More
Christopher R. Smith, 29, of Washington, MO passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022. He is survived by one daughter, Riley Smith; his parents, Eric Smith ...More
Jeanette Schroeder Miller
Jeanette Schroeder Miller of Washington, MO (formerly of Union) passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She is survived by four sons: Jeff Schroeder and w ...More
Aaron Kohrmann of Owensville passed away Tuesday, May 10th. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. a St. John's United Church of C ...More
Virginia Barkey of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She is survived by two sons: Mike Barkey and wife Sharon of Sullivan, and Mark Barkey ...More
Robert "Bob" Hostkoetter, 94, of Marthasville, MO passed away Monday, May 9, 2022.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Hostkoetter (nee' Mueller); one ...More
Gladys E. Engemann, 91 , of Washington, passed away on May 6, 2022.
Gladys, daughter of the late Oscar Nolting and Laura nee Ellermann, was born on ...More
Michael Allen Burk
Michael “Mike” Allen Burk of Union, MO passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022. He is survived by his significant other, Joan Groff of Union; two daughters ...More
Tanya Marie Schulte
Tanya Marie Schulte nee Rich of Robertsville, MO passed away
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, May 9, 2022 at ...More
Keegan James Wiedemann
Keegan James Wiedemann, 18 , of New Haven, passed away on May 1, 2022.
Keegan, son of Tim Wiedeman and LeAnne nee Smith, was born on November 11, 20 ...More
Irene Denton (nee` Grannemann), 88, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, May 01, 2022. She is survived by one son, Rick Krenek of Berger, MO; three s ...More
Charles and Audrey Braswell
Charles “Wayne” and Audrey Braswell nee Branham of St. Clair, MO passed away
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Frid ...More
Sharon Jean Hellebusch
Sharon Jean Hellebusch (nee' Tipton), 64, of Jonesburg, MO passed away Monday, May 2, 2022.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Hellebusch of Jone ...More
Carolyn E. Brandt, 78 , of Washington, passed away on April 28, 2022.
Mrs. Brandt, daughter of the late Aloys Voelkerding and Irene nee Engemann, wa ...More
William August Juengel
William August Juengel, Sr. of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at
Betty J. Helsee, 81 , of Washington, passed away on April 28, 2022.
Betty, daughter of the late Alvin Kappelmann and Jenny nee Filla, was born on No ...More
Kim Borcherding Lapeyre
Kim Borcherding Lapeyre, 69 , of Washington, passed away on April 26, 2022. Kim, daughter of the late Alfred Borcherding and Erna nee Vohs, was born o ...More
Janet Steinbeck of St. Elizabeth passed away Wednesday, April 27th. Funeral services will be Monday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel i ...More
Patricia Jean Chinnock
Patricia Jean Chinnock (nee` Johnson) was born September 26, 1933 in Corning AK; the daughter of the late Thurman Johnson and wife Doris (nee` Poteet) ...More
Betty Ann Unnerstall
Betty Ann Unnerstall of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She is survived by six children: Bob Unnerstall and wife Terry of Gerald, Debb ...More
Dwayne Abbott of Linn, MO passed away Sunday April 24, 2022.
He is survived by his parents, George and Helen Abbott of Villa Ridge, MO;
One sister, ...More
Dolores E. Cramer, 88 , of Washington, passed away on April 23, 2022.
Dolores, daughter of the late Edward Patke and Agnes nee Schmidt, was born on ...More
Peggy Emde of Owensville passed away Friday, April 22th. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's United Church o ...More
LaVerne Hecht of Gerald passed away Tuesday, April 19th. Funeral services will be Friday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald. ...More
Jacob O. Pottebaum, 79 , of Washington, passed away on April 14, 2022.
Jake, son of the late Benjamin Pottebaum and Lorene nee Kiderlen, was born on ...More
Duane E. Beste, 65 , of Washington, passed away on April 14, 2022.
Duane, son of the late Rudolph Beste and Meredith nee Boland, was born on Februar ...More
Michael Conway Powers
Michael Conway Powers, Jr. of Bourbon, MO passed away
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 22, 2022 at
Norma Baue Means
Norma Baue Means (nee’ Fritz), 101, of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022.
She is survived by one daughter, Ann Baue Blakley and h ...More
Ronald Glenn Bragg
Ronald Glenn Bragg, known to most as Ron, of St. Clair, MO passed away
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Celebration of life for 56 year old Ron will be held ...More
Stephen Landa, 74, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022. He is survived by one daughter, Angela Poenicke and husband Gary of St. Peters, ...More
AUGUST T. BARGEN OBITUARY
October 26, 1930 - April 16, 2022
Our parishioner, August (Gus) T. Bargen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and ...More
William "Bill" Marquart, 80, of Dutzow, MO passed away Monday, April 18, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Karen Marquart (nee` Voelkerding); one son, ...More
Marion F. McDonald
Marion F. McDonald, 90 , of Washington, passed away on April 13, 2022.
Marion, daughter of the late Roman Brinker and Isabel nee Elbert, was born on ...More
Colter Loughridge, stillborn infant, passed away Saturday, April 9th.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 14 at 12 noon at Gottenstroeter Cha ...More
Richard Stearns - Lonedell | Mar 29, 2022
Richard Eugene Stearns of Lonedell, MO passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, April 4, 2022 at
Lorraine Kahre - Union | Mar 28, 2022
Lorraine Kahre (nee' McCrary), 87, of Union, MO passed away Monday, March 28, 2022.
She is survived by two daughters: Brenda Hoelscher and ...More
Mary Morgan - Gerald | Mar 27, 2022
Mary Morgan of Gerald passed away Sunday, March 27th. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in
Gerald. Bu ...More
Virginia Beerman - Union | Mar 25, 2022
Virginia Beerman (nee’ Rodgers), 87, of Union, MO passed away Friday, March 25, 2022.
She is survived by five sons: Richard Beerman and wif ...More
William Eisenhauer - Owensville | Mar 19, 2022
William Eisenhauer Jr. of Owensville passed away Saturday, March 19th. Funeral services will be Friday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Cha ...More
Marilyn Viehland - Union | Mar 22, 2022
Marilyn Bertha Emily Viehland nee Weber of Union, MO passed away
Tuesday, March 22 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday ...More
Marilyn Beanblossom - Washington | Mar 20, 2022
Marilyn Lorraine Beanblossom was escorted by angels to the arms of her Savior on March 20, 2022. Her parents John Fred Schmitt and his wife Josephine ...More
Patricia Parsons - Villa Ridge | Mar 18, 2022
Patricia Parsons (nee` Blevins), 80, of Villa Ridge, MO passed away Friday, March 18, 2022. She is survived by one son, Dan Parsons of Kirkwood, MO; t ...More
Nicole Winistoerfer - Washington | Mar 18, 2022
Nicole Ann Winistoerfer (nee' Helfrich), 49, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, March 18, 2022.
She is survived by three children: Taylo ...More
Margaret Kroeter - Union | Mar 16, 2022
Margaret Kroeter of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022. She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Linda Kroeter of Union; one grandson, Mat ...More
Steven Gonzalez - St. Clair | Mar 14, 2022
Steven Ramon Gonzalez, Sr. of St. Clair, MO passed away Monday, March 14, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 18, 2022 at
Margery Blackwell - Owensville | Mar 14, 2022
Margery Blackwell of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Owensville passed away Monday, March 14th. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. ...More