MDC biologists say bears on the move now; don’t feed them, take precautions when camping
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds St. Louis region residents that spring and early summer is the time when bears are on the move. It’s common for MDC to receive reports of bears in counties like Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, and Crawford. However, it was just over a year ago when a male black bear wandered through St. Louis County and into Richmond Heights, were MDC biologists immobilized and safely relocated the bear to an area of suitable bear habitat outside the urban corridor.
Incidents like this remind us that black bears are becoming a growing part of the St. Louis regional landscape, even at times in highly populated areas.
MDC’s ongoing bear research indicates the Show-Me-State is currently home to around 800 black bears, and that population is growing by 8% each year. Only one species can be found in this state—the American black bear—though multiple color phases can be found in Missouri other than black, such that a bear’s fur can be brown, red, or cinnamon in color.
Most of our bears are found in the southern part Missouri, according to MDC wildlife biologists, which is where the largest tracts of forested habitat are.
However, research also shows the population is expanding, both in total numbers and range, which might explain the uptick in sightings in recent years. As the population grows and expands, bears are showing up in areas further north. Additionally, late spring/ early summer is prime time for bears to be on the move. Young bears begin to wander seeking food and new areas to settle and adult males begin moving large distances in search of females.
These creatures are part of our state’s natural history, and many people enjoy the thought of seeing one of these impressive animals. With an expanding population of bears, however, comes an increased potential of human-bear interactions.
While generally not aggressive, like any wild animal black bears are driven to find food. It takes a lot of calories to fuel an animal that typically weighs several hundred pounds, and they can be attracted to a variety of food sources this time of year.
As bears emerge from hibernation in spring, they’re especially hungry.
Food, or rather the lack of it, is key to avoiding conflicts with bears. The last thing homeowners should do is tempt them with any sort of food source, whether it be intentionally or unintentionally. Feeding bears can be dangerous as it makes the bears comfortable around people. It can also lead bears to cause significant damage to property while searching for a meal.
A bear that becomes accustomed to obtaining food from humans can become a problem which could result in an increased number of encounters, property damage, bold behavior, and ultimately the euthanizing of the bear. These types of situations can be prevented by ensuring bears don’t have access to easy foods.
Despite their primary concentration in the Ozarks, sightings and potential encounters with bears are likely to increase in the St. Louis region as the bear population continues to grow.
MDC suggests the following tips to avoid issues if a bear has been sighted in the area.
• Store garbage, recyclables, and compost inside a secure building or in a bear-proof container or location.
• Regularly clean and disinfect trash containers to minimize smells that could attract bears.
• Keep grills and smokers clean and store them inside.
• Don’t leave pet food outside. Feed pets a portion at each meal and remove the empty containers.
• Refrain from using birdfeeders in bear country from April through November. If in use, hang them at least 10 feet high and 4 feet away from any structure. Keep in mind that even if a bear cannot get to the birdseed, the scent could still attract it to the area.
• Use electric fencing to keep bears away from beehives, chicken coops, vegetable gardens, orchards, and other potential food sources.
These measures will also reduce problems with more common critters like raccoons and coyotes.
While black bears are generally a shy, non-aggressive species and bear attacks are rare throughout their range in North America, MDC offers these tips to stay safe when hiking and camping in bear country:
• Never deliberately offer a bear food!
• Keep campsites clean and store all food, toiletries, and trash in a secure vehicle or strung high between two trees.
• Do not keep food or toiletries in a tent, and do not burn or bury garbage or food waste.
• Make noise, such as clapping, singing, or talking loudly, while hiking to prevent surprising a bear.
• Travel in a group if possible.
• Keep dogs leashed.
• If hiking or camping in bear country, consider carrying bear spray. Read the instructions carefully and keep bear spray immediately available on your belt or your pack’s waist strap, not buried inside your pack.
• Be aware of surroundings. If there are signs of a bear, such as tracks or scat, avoid the area.
• Leave bears alone! Do not approach them, and make sure they have an escape route.
With a few sensible measures, it’s possible to welcome back Missouri’s black bears as our neighbors in the wild, without inviting them to the dinner table.
For more on black bears in Missouri, go to mdc.mo.gov/bearaware. Report bear sightings and submit photos online at mdc.mo.gov/reportbears.
In addition to directly educating Missourians on how to Be Bear Aware about black bears in the state, MDC is also affiliated with the BearWise® program. BearWise is a multi-state education effort developed by black bear biologists and supported by state wildlife agencies, such as MDC, that provides sound information and smart solutions that help people, neighborhoods, and communities prevent problems with black bears and keep bears wild. BearWise shares ways to prevent conflicts, provides resources to resolve problems, and encourages community initiatives to keep bears wild. Learn more at BearWise.org.
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SEVERAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED MONDAY.
A FLORISSANT WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES FOLLOWING A ONE CAR CRASH ON HIGHWAY N. 28-YEAR OLD EMILY STRICKLAN LOST CONTROL, SKIDDED O ...More Drug Bust in Pacific6/7/2022
On 06-01-2022, detectives with the Franklin County Narcotics Unit made contact with an individual in Avery Trailer Court in Pacific, MO. The subject, a female age 40 was found in possession of approximately 20 grams of cryst ...More Join MDC and Shaw Nature Reserve to Explore MOre with hikes and activities at the Nature Reserve June 116/7/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Shaw Nature Reserve (SNR) invite you to learn more about the wonders of nature in Missouri and outdoor adventure at a special hiking blitz event.
MDC and SNR are hosting Expl ...More MODOT to Close I-44 Rest Areas in St. Clair June 8 & 96/7/2022
UPDATE: THE BELOW I-44 REST AREA RESTRIPING PROJECT HAS BEEN
CANCELLED. THE REST AREAS WILL REMAIN OPEN. ...More MSHP Encourages Every To Be Safe On Missouri Waterways6/7/2022
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is encouraging everyone to be safe on the state's waterways. Troopers patrol Missouri's waterways to enforce boating laws and assist where needed. Everyone is asked to do their part to help ...More Blue Angels Confirmed for St. Louis Air Show6/6/2022
Promoters for the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show say they have confirmed performances of the best-known aerial team in the country. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be taking to the St. Louis-area skies for the air shows on June ...More Drowning At Lake Of the Ozarks6/6/2022
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a drowning at the Lake of the Ozarks. Authorities say the incident happened yesterday near the Grand Glaize when a person jumped off a cliff and didn't come up. Rescue crew ...More Missouri's General Revenue Collections Up This Year6/6/2022
Missouri is bringing in more money this year. State Budget Director Dan Haug says net general revenue collections through May of this year have increased nearly 14-percent compared to the same period last year. General reve ...More ACCIDENT 6/6/2022
LABADIE RESIDENT INJURED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND. THE STATE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 9:15 SATURDAY MORNING ON HIGHWAY 100 NORTH OF FORD STREET. THE PATROL SAYS 48-YEAR OLD TOBIE DESLO OF ...More Swim Lessons at Winter Water Park6/6/2022
Make strides this summer to help your child become water-aware with swim lessons that are outdoors and fun! Owensville Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) is offering group swim lessons at Winter Water Park, located at 705 P ...More St. Louis Cardinals6/4/2022
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Sunday-6:08 ...More Supply Chain Task Force draft report available Public review and comment period runs through June 176/4/2022
The Missouri Supply Chain Task Force’s draft report is now available for public review and comment following a six-month-long survey into supply chain issues. The report was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportati ...More First Early College Academy Class Graduates from ECC. . . Before Graduating High School6/4/2022
Collegebound students typically receive their high school diploma two to four, sometime more, years before they walk across the commencement stage with a college degree.
But the last two years for 10 Union High School gradua ...More Missouri Set To Pay More Than $100M In Prison Worker Overtime Case6/3/2022
Missouri is set to pay more than 100-million-dollars to current and former Department of Corrections employees who sued over wages more than a decade ago. The payout is part of a pending preliminary settlement agreement in C ...More MDC program can help landowners manage deer populations6/3/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering Missouri landowners another way to help manage deer numbers on their properties.
MDC’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) can help landowners manage deer on th ...More Learn to Shoot at FREE event to be held at Busch Shooting Range June 146/3/2022
If you’ve ever had an interest in trying out a shooting sport, a free event hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a safe and ideal opportunity.
MDC’s August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Ed ...More Road Closure6/3/2022
The Franklin County Highway Department will be closing St. John’s Road (Villa Ridge/Washington area) on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from approximately 8 AM until 3 PM for culvert work. The approximate location is between Jones Lane ...More DAVID SCHNEIDER SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR CHILD MOLESTATION6/2/2022
IT'S 50 YEARS IN JAIL FOR DAVID SCHNEIDER FOR CHILD MOLESTATION. THE SENTENCE WAS HANDED DOWN BY FRANKLIN COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE CRAIG HELLMANN WEDNESDAY. JUDGE HELLMANN DENIED A MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL PRIOR TO SENTENCING. S ...More Missouri Offering Summer Food Programs For Children6/2/2022
Missouri is offering summer food programs for children. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to provide meals to children living in eligible areas during the summer months when they don't have access to free or reduce ...More New Study Shows Importance of Food Pantries In Missouri6/2/2022
A new study shows the critical need of food panties in Missouri. A report from the University of Missouri found that 46-percent of food pantry clients had to choose between paying for food or utilities last year. The same s ...More ACCIDENTS6/2/2022
A UNION MAN IS DEAD, KILLED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CRAWFORD COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AFTER FIVE-AM WEDNESDAY MORNING ON HIGHWAY DD AT THE JUNCTION OF OLD SPRINGFIELD ROAD. THE PATROL SAYS 53-Y ...More Drug Bust in Franklin County Tuesday, May 31st6/2/2022
On 05-31-2022, the Franklin County Narcotics Detectives conducted an investigation into the distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine. Detectives and a Union Task Force officer located the subject near the 600 block of So ...More Missouri Lawmaker Considering Filing A Semi Automatic Gun Ban For Teens6/1/2022
A Missouri lawmaker is considering filing legislation next session that would ban teenagers from buying semi automatic weapons in the state. State Representative David Smith shared the news last Friday on Twitter. Smith has ...More Missouri State Highway Patrol Reveals Crash Data Over Holiday Weekend6/1/2022
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is coming off a busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. Preliminary reports indicate there was more than 300 vehicle crashes between Friday night and Monday night, which left eleven people dead. ...More Stretch Of Deadly Driving Days For Teens Underway6/1/2022
The 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers is underway with the Memorial Day Weekend now in the rear view mirror. The stretch of over three months ranges from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Speeding, distracted driving and no ...More St. Charles Man Arrested with 200 Pounds of Psychedelic Mushrooms6/1/2022
A man from St. Charles has been arrested after Franklin County drug agents stopped him with over 200 pounds of psychedelic mushrooms. The sheriff's office said in a statement Tuesday that the man was pulled over in a traffic ...More Drug Bust6/1/2022
On 05-12-2022, the Franklin County Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation into the trafficking of illegal narcotics. The target was identified and stopped while transporting drugs:
The suspect was placed under arrest a ...More ACCIDENT6/1/2022
HERMANN MAN INJURED IN A GO CART ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 21-YEAR OLD TIMMOTHY RUSSELL WAS RIDING A RUN MASTER GO CART ON PRIVATE PROPERTY OFF SHOTWELL ROAD TUESDAY EVENING WHEN A MECHANICAL ...More ACCIDENTS5/31/2022
VILLA RIDGE MAN WAS KILLED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND. THE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 11:26 SATURDAY NIGHT ON ST. MARY'S ROAD SOUTH OF BRINKMAN ROAD. 45-YEAR OLD MICAH SHURTLEFF OF VILLA R ...More Metro Gas Prices Hold Steady For The Week5/28/2022
Drivers in St. Louis are paying about the same for a gallon of regular gas compared to a week ago. Heading into the Memorial Day weekend Triple-A says the price at the pump is four-42 in St. Louis City, four-45 in St. Louis ...More Contribute to MDC’s Wild Turkey Brood Survey by reporting turkey sightings5/28/2022
The public can help the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) monitor the state’s wild turkey population by reporting sightings through the Wild Turkey Brood Survey.
MDC has conducted an annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey e ...More Road Closure5/28/2022
Shotwell Road (Gerald) will be closed on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from approximately 8 AM until 3 PM for cross culvert pipe replacement. The closure is approximately 2.7 miles from Highway 50 and between 3737 Shotwell Road an ...More ECC Foundation to Hold Patrons Kickoff Event5/28/2022
Get ready to roll out the blanket and open up the picnic baskets for the East Central College Foundation kickoff of its 2022-23 Patrons of the Arts season.
The Patron’s event will be Thursday, June 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Rö ...More ACCIDENTS5/27/2022
A GERALD MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES FOLLOWING A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK THURSDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY C SOUTH OF OLD STATE ROA ...More Report Shows Staffing Shortages Plaguing Missouri Hospitals5/27/2022
Staffing shortages are plaguing Missouri hospitals. A report released this week by the Missouri Hospital Association finds staff nurse vacancy is at nearly 20-percent, the highest level in the 21 years the association has co ...More U.S. Rep Cleaver Introduces Legislation to Withhold Lawmaker Pay After Mass Shootings5/27/2022
Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is proposing legislation that would withhold pay of Congress members following mass shootings. The No Pay Until Peace Act would withhold one month's paycheck each month there is a mass sh ...More Clear Creek Bridge Replacement Begins Next Week In Phelps Co.5/27/2022
The Missouri Department of Transportation is set to begin replacing the Phelps County Route B bridge over Clear Creek next week. Work is scheduled to start Wednesday. The bridge is located south of the Gasconade County line ...More Homeless Man Charged with Child Molestation in Franklin County5/27/2022
On Tuesday May 24, 2022 our Office was contacted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Troy, Missouri. Lincoln County Detectives advised our Detectives they were working a child molestation incident and through their inve ...More Highway 47 Draft Plan5/27/2022
The Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Commission has put forth the “Draft” plan for the next 5 years of highway projects. In this plan they have budgeted $85.742 million for 12 .37 miles of “safety and capacity im ...More Washington High School Graduation Rescheduled5/27/2022
Due to the weather, the Washington High School Graduation has been rescheduled. The ceremony will now take place on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m at Jim Scanlan Stadium. ...More Young Paramedic Dies Alone at Gym after Equipment Falls on Her5/26/2022
A young emergency responder who'd just been named Paramedic of the Year has died in what officials say was an unfortunate accident. St. Charles Police say 23-year-old Dolores "Dolo" Boschert had been working out by herself an ...More COVID Cases Up in St. Louis5/26/2022
The St. Louis area is in the midst of a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. Doctor Alex Garza said Tuesday that St. Louis is seeing an increase in cases that's on-par with the national trend. Doctor Garza said the rate of ...More Summer Recreational Swimming Season To Kick Off At Missouri State Parks5/26/2022
Beaches at Missouri state parks will open for the season tomorrow. Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Wappapello, Long Branch, Pomme de Terre, Stockton, Harry S Truman and Mark Twain state parks all have large lakes for swimming, boat ...More MDC biologists say bears on the move now; don’t feed them, take precautions when camping5/25/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds St. Louis region residents that spring and early summer is the time when bears are on the move. It’s common for MDC to receive reports of bears in counties like Jefferson ...More Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire5/25/2022
Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major
cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Know before you go.
Before going campin ...More Learn about Missouri's venomous snakes at MDC virtual program5/25/2022
When it comes to things people are afraid of in the outdoors, venomous snakes top many fright lists. While it’s true people should always give venomous snakes space, it’s equally true that some of the things people have heard ...More Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Labor Union Dispute5/24/2022
The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that could effect union workers in the state. The Post Dispatch reports the state's high court will be reviewing a 2018 law backed by former Republican Governor ...More MERS Goodwill Hosts Reopening of New Washington, Missouri Retail Store5/24/2022
MERS Goodwill is excited to reopen its Washington, Missouri retail store on Thursday, May 26. Responding to the growing community, MERS Goodwill will relocate its current location at 2030 Phoenix Center Drive to the new build ...More MINOR FLOODING ON THE BOURBEUSE RIVER IN UNION5/23/2022
MINOR FLOODING ON THE BOURBEUSE RIVER IN UNION. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST AT 17.9 FEET TODAY. FLOOD STAGE IS 15 FEET. ...More NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS TORNADO ACTIVITY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY5/23/2022
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS TORNADO ACTIVITY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY LAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON. AN EF-1 TWISTER IN LESLIE AND AN EF-0 IN ST. CLAIR. BOTH OCCURRED BETWEEN 4:16 AND 4:25 WITH PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 80 AND 100 M ...More ACCIDENTS5/23/2022
ST. CLAIR MAN INJURED IN A TWO CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 10AM SUNDAY MORNING ON PEACOCK ROAD AT WINKLER ROAD. THE PATROL SAYS 20-YEAR OLD COLLIN MANGRAM OF ST. CLAIR CROSSED THE C ...More FATAL ACCIDENT5/21/2022
A VILLA RIDGE MAN IS DEAD, KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY. THE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 7:15 FRIDAY EVENING ON THE WEST OUTER ROAD SOUTH OF EL LAGO DRIVE. 54-YEAR OLD JAMES MEYE ...More JeffCo Health Officials Confirm COVID Death Of Child5/20/2022
The first death from COVID-19 in Jefferson County of someone under ten years old is confirmed by health officials. The Jefferson County Health Department reported the case this week. It's not known if the child had an under ...More Missouri AG Sues Six School Districts For Reimposing Mask Mandates5/20/2022
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing six school districts in the state for reimposing mask mandates on school-age children. The lawsuits were filed against the Special School District of St. Louis, Maplewood Richm ...More Missouri Supreme Court Rejects McCloskeys Request To Give Legal Advice To Right-Wing Group5/20/2022
The Missouri Supreme Court is rejecting a request by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to provide free legal services to a right-wing organization as a condition of their probation. The Kansas City ...More Missouri Working To Eliminate Hep C Among Residents5/20/2022
The Missouri health department is working to eliminate hepatitis C among residents. Show Me the Cure will improve access to equitable testing and patient-centered treatment services to combat the hepatitis C virus. The hepa ...More Missouri State Parks Honor Military With Blue Star Museums Program5/20/2022
Missouri State Parks are honoring the U.S. military and their families. To show appreciation to active service members, Missouri State Parks is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free tours to the n ...More ACCIDENTS5/20/2022
TWO LABADIE MEN INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 5:00 THURSDAY EVENING ON DECKER ROAD NEAR SILVER FOX LANE. THE PATROL SAYS 59-YEAR OLD FELIX ARTHUR AND 88-Y ...More Charges Pending Following a Traffic Crash in Franklin County5/20/2022
On 5-19-2022, approximately 7:24 am, Franklin County Deputies, Union Police, Union Fire Dept. and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the area of Old Hwy 50 W and Argyle Estates in Union reference to a leaving the ...More Johnson Receives Collaborative Excellence Award5/20/2022
East Central College Nursing program graduate James Johnson was the recipient of the Collaborative Excellence Award.
The award highlights a student leader who may not always want to be at the forefront as a leader, but whos ...More MDC holds two fishing programs for persons with disabilities in the St. Louis region June 45/20/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants everyone to discover the fun of fishing. To give people of all physical abilities a chance to give angling a try, MDC will hold two Fishing for People with Disabilities pro ...More ECC Nursing Graduates Presented with Awards5/20/2022
Five East Central College Nursing Program graduates were recognized during a pinning ceremony May 14 prior to the college’s commencement ceremony.
Two students, Tela Connors, ECC-Rolla; and Charlena Borges, ECC in Union, we ...More Parson Signs Missouri's New Congressional Map5/19/2022
Governor Parson is signing off on Missouri's new congressional map. Parson signed the map into law yesterday, approving the proposed boundaries for the state's eight congressional districts. The map maintains the current pa ...More Missouri Unemployment Down5/19/2022
Missouri unemployment is down. The state's jobless rate dropped by two-tenths of a percentage point to three-point-four-percent last month. Last month was one-point-three percentage points lower than April of last year. ...More Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Game To Be Held This Weekend In Columbia5/19/2022
The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games will be held this weekend in Columbia. The event begins Friday and lasts through Sunday. The Games will take place at the University of Missouri and Rock Bridge High Sch ...More Schnucks Employees Voting On New Union Contract5/19/2022
Lower healthcare costs, raises and improved working conditions are considerations Schnucks workers are thinking about today. Schnucks and the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 have reached a tentative agreement an ...More ACCIDENT5/19/2022
A UNION TEENAGER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT 6:20 WEDNESDAY EVENING ON BIEKER ROAD NORTH OF BETHEL CHURCH ROAD WHEN THE ...More MDC May 25 virtual program offers information on preparing fish5/19/2022
Frying isn’t the only method people can use to get caught fish onto the dinner table.
People who would like to learn more about the variety of ways to prepare fish they’ve caught at area lakes and streams should register for ...More Road Closure5/19/2022
Originally scheduled for closure on Thursday, May 19th , 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department has rescheduled the closing of Dierking Road (Leslie area) for Monday, May 23, 2022, from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cros ...More PTK Provides Funds to Extend Spring Meal Program5/19/2022
The East Central College Foundation’s Food for Falcons program was given financial boost this spring to help keep the trial running longer.
The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society contributed financially to ...More Many ECC Grads Began College During Pandemic 5/19/2022
Grace Simcox planned to attend a large four-year school in the fall 2020, just a few months after graduating from high school.
But, like many in the East Central College’s Class of 2022, she started her college career under ...More Immekus Receives VP’s Academic Excellence Award5/19/2022
Collin Immekus received the 2022 Vice President’s Academic Excellence Award.
This prestigious award recognizes one student annually who demonstrates exemplary academic excellence during their time at ECC. It was presented b ...More Donna Hall Named Outstanding Student Leader5/19/2022
Donna Hall, Warrenton, was presented with the East Central College Outstanding Student Leader for Spring 2022 for her leadership in the ECC Union Psychology Club and Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
Hall was presented ...More WASHMO AREA PARENTS LOOK TO GET THEIR KIDS OFF THE COUCH THIS SUMMER5/6/2022
After spending last summer keeping their kids in the house, parents around the Washington, MO area say they are ready to get their kids active. With limited spaces available at summer camps in the surrounding towns, some pare ...More ACCIDENT5/18/2022
A UNION WOMAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 11:45 TUESDAY MORNING ON HIGHWAY 100 NEAR FIDDLE CREEK ROAD AS 34-YEAR OLD CYNTHIA LAWLESS WAS EASTBOUND. ...More University of Missouri Tuition Going Up5/18/2022
Tuition is set to go up at the University of Missouri. The university's Board of Curators approved a tuition increase yesterday for the fall semester this year. Tuition will jump at all four UM universities by around four-p ...More Missouri Launches Dashboard For Opioid Overdose Related Data5/18/2022
Missouri is launching an interactive dashboard displaying overdose related data. The new dashboard shows data regarding both fatal and nonfatal overdoses, where they occurred in the state and the demographic makeup of those ...More ECC NEA Honors Inspiring Local Teachers5/18/2022
Eleven high school teachers from this area were honored last week by the East Central College chapter of the National Education Association (NEA) for the positive influence that have on their students, and dedication to teach ...More ST. CLIAR MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON5/17/2022
A ST. CLAIR MAN IS FACING CHARGES OF ASSAULT AND UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON. THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED 33-YEAR OLD RICKY WALTON FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT MAY 12TH IN THE AREA OF SOUTH MAIN AND FERDINAND. ACCORDING TO POLI ...More ACCIDENT 5/17/2022
WASHINGTON TEENAGER INJURED IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED ON COUNTRY CLUB ROAD AT ELMWOOD VIEW DRIVE. THE PATROL SAYS 18-YEAR OLD ANGELIQUE HOLTMEYER WAS NORTHBOUND DRIVI ...More Hermann Maifest Returns to Celebrate “70 Years Strong”5/17/2022
Celebrate spring, new beginnings, culture, and the end of the school year with Hermann’s 70th annual Maifest set for Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22.
In Germany, there is little more anticipated than Maifest, or “May ...More Road Closure5/17/2022
On Thursday, May 19th , 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department will be closing Dierking Road (Leslie area) from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cross culvert replacement. The closure is approximately 1/10 of a mile from Ea ...More Governor Parson Announces Launch of Website for Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act Funds5/17/2022
Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a public website to help guide access to Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The website, moarpa.mo.gov, enables visitors to learn about how ARPA State Fiscal Recover ...More English Department's Poetry and Research Contest Winners 5/16/2022
The East Central College English Department has announced the winners of the annual Poetry and Research Writing Contest.
In the poetry category, Christian Emory received first-place honors for, “Well-done.”
In the research ...More ACCIDENTS 5/16/2022
A HERMANN MAN WAS INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. IT HAPPENED ON HIGHWAY 100 AT BLUE RIDGE DRIVE. THE STATE PATROL REPORTS 46-YEAR OLD JOHN NELSON WAS WESTBOUND WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO AVOID A VEHICLE THAT ...More Missouri Remembers Fallen Firefighters5/16/2022
Missouri is remembering its fallen firefighters. Two memorial services were held over the weekend at the Fire Fighters Memorial of Missouri in Kingdom City. A candlelight vigil took place Saturday night and a ceremony was h ...More Parson Planning To Sign Missouri's New Congressional Map5/16/2022
Governor Parson is planning on signing Missouri's new congressional map. The map was approved by the state Senate last week. The new version will likely result in six Republicans and two Democrats in the state's U.S. House ...More Parson Signs Second Supplemental Budget Bill5/16/2022
Governor Parson is approving a second supplemental budget bill for fiscal year 2022. Parson signed the bill that was passed by the General Assembly last week. The measure allocates supplemental funding for grant programs an ...More ACCIDENTS5/14/2022
A MAN AND WOMAN FROM WASHINGTON WERE INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 6:20 FRIDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY 100 AND OLIVE ROAD. THE PATROL SAYS 34-YEAR OLD CHAD BRO ...More Road Closures5/13/2022
• On Tuesday May 17, 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department will be closing Dierking Road (Leslie area) from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cross culvert replacement. The closure is approximately 5/10 of a mile from Horto ...More Enrollment Now Open for Free Summer Course5/13/2022
East Central College is once again offering one free summer class to soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors.
The First Class Tuition Pass, formerly known as Three for Free, is available to the Class of 2023 and the Class ...More FATAL ACCIDENT5/13/2022
FATAL ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 4:20 THURSDAY AFTERNOON ON HIGHWAY T-T NEAR AITCH ROAD. THE HIGHWAY PATROL HAS NOT RELEASED THE NAMES OF THOSE INVOLVED, BUT ALL ARE TEENAGERS ...More Missouri Sends New Congressional Map To Parson5/13/2022
The Missouri Senate is sending a new congressional map to Governor Parson. The new version will likely result in six Republicans and two Democrats in the state's U.S. House delegation. After approving the map yesterday, the ...More Missouri House Sends Voter ID Bill To Parson's Desk5/13/2022
Governor Parson will decide whether to approve a new voter ID law. The Missouri House approved a measure yesterday that would require voters to have a photo ID card to cast ballots. Voters without an ID would be allowed to ...More MDC reminds public squirrel and black bass seasons open May 285/12/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers squirrel and black bass seasons open Saturday, May 28.
The hunting season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs May 28 through Feb. 15, 20 ...More Road Closure5/12/2022
On Monday, May 16, 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department will be closing Dierking Road (Leslie area) from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cross culvert replacement. The closure is approximately 2/10 of a mile from Horton ...More CHARGES FILED FOLLOWING TWO BURGLARIES GERALD5/12/2022
CHARGES FILED FOLLOWING TWO BURGLARIES IN GERALD. THE CASE DATES BACK TO APRIL 29TH WHEN FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO THE THREE THOUSAND BLOCK OF TEGELER ROAD IN GERALD FOR THE REPORT OF A BURGLARY. A G ...More WASHINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND ASSAULT5/12/2022
A WASHINGTON MAN IS FACING CHARGES OF FIRST DEGREE BURLGARY AND THIRD DEGREE ASSAULT. THE CHARGES AGAINST 42-YEAR OLD SCOTT GROSS STEM FROM AN INCIDENT IN ST. CLAIR THIS WEEK. POLICE SAY GROSS ALLEGEDLY ENTERED AN APARTMENT ...More Missouri archers compete in NASP Western National Tournament5/12/2022
More than 100 students from Missouri’s National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) traveled to Sandy, UT to compete in the 2022 Western National Bullseye and 3D Tournament held April 29-30.
MoNASP is coordinated through ...More Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 11 and 125/12/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fi ...More FRANKLIN COUNTY IS NUMBER 1 IN THE SPRING TURKEY HARVEST5/12/2022
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 33,355 birds during Missouri's 2022 regular spring turkey season, April 18 through May 8. The top regular-season harvest counties ...More Missouri Investigating Mysterious Cases of Hepatitis In Children5/12/2022
Health officials in Missouri are investigating ten mysterious cases of hepatitis in children. State health officials are working with the CDC in the probe. They didn't reveal where the cases were reported in Missouri or how ...More Market Volatility Contributes To Rising Gas Prices5/12/2022
Drivers are feeling the pain of gas prices that have reached over four dollars per gallon. A Triple-A spokesperson says in a news release that the spike at the pump for the start of the summer driving season has been due to v ...More Residents Brace For First Summer Wave5/11/2022
The local area is welcoming summer in a big way. A heat wave moves in today for a few days and temperatures will climb over 90 degrees with high humidity pushing the feels-like temperatures to near 100. There could be recor ...More Missouri Senate Advances Abortion Ban If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned5/11/2022
The Missouri Senate is moving forward with legislation that would trigger Missouri's near-total abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. A Senate Committee approved the measure yesterday, sending it to t ...More New Area Code Coming To 573 Region In Missouri5/11/2022
A new area code will be joining the current 573 area code in Missouri. Increasing demand for residential and business telephone numbers created the need to add a new area code to the existing 573 area code region. Telephone ...More Spring Turkey Hunting Season Totals Revealed5/11/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation is revealing the totals for the spring turkey hunting season. Hunters checked more than 33-thousand birds from April 18th through May 8th. Young turkey hunters also harvested nearly 2 ...More Students climb trees and celebrate Arbor Day in the 24:1 with MDC and partners5/11/2022
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 ...More Mier Family Shares the College Experience at ECC5/11/2022
Sarah, Ethan and Ryan Mier may be on different educational journeys, but to reach their destinations, the mother and her sons are taking the same path — East Central College.
Sarah, 42, is the mother of Ethan, 21, and Ryan, ...More 41st Annual Art Fair & Winefest May 20-225/10/2022
The 41st Annual Art Fair & Winefest will be held on May 20-22, 2022 in historic downtown Washington. This unique festival in the heart of Missouri wine country draws visitors each spring from across the Midwest. There will b ...More 40% Of America's Baby Formula Supply Is Out Of Stock5/10/2022
Forty-percent of the country's baby formula supply is out of stock following the closure of a key production facility. Datasembly found that the baby formula shortage increased by 29-percent from March to April. Some states ...More Daily COVID-19 Cases In St. Louis County Surge Again5/10/2022
St. Louis County health officials say cases of COVID-19 are once again increasing as a new wave of the virus spreads across the region. Over the last two weeks, the average number of new daily cases in the county has increas ...More Health Officials Urge Caution As They Monitor Increase In Severe Hepatitis Cases In Children5/10/2022
St. Louis health officials are monitoring a wave of severe hepatitis cases among children that is sweeping the country, including Missouri and Illinois. They say there is no need for parents to worry right now, but they urge ...More Missouri Senate Approves Voter ID Bill5/10/2022
Missouri Republicans are one step closer to approving a voter ID law. The state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would require voters to have a photo ID card to cast ballots. Voters without an ID would be allowed to cas ...More Missouri House Approves New Draft Congressional Map5/10/2022
The Missouri House is green lighting a new draft congressional map. The revised plan was approved by the House yesterday, sending it to the Senate. The new version would likely result in six Republicans and two Democrats in ...More St. Charles Co. Judge Dismisses Missouri AG's Mask Mandate Lawsuit5/9/2022
A St. Charles County judge is dismissing Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's mask mandate lawsuit against the St. Charles School District. The district is one of 47 around the state Schmitt sued earlier this year over m ...More Library Director to Speak at AEL’s HiSET Ceremony5/7/2022
Scenic Regional Library Director Steven W. Campbell will be the speaker for the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) graduation ceremony.
The ceremony will recognize students who have passed the High Schoo ...More Road Closures Due to Flooding5/7/2022
• Old Cove Road (Union/St. Clair area), towards the Moselle end
• Shawneetown Ford Road (Union area), ¾ mile from Shawneetown Spur
• Jakes Prairie Road (Sullivan): closed between Hwy. AC and Hwy. H, and it is also closed by ...More Missouri Senate Support Tax Rebate Proposal5/6/2022
The Missouri Senate is proposing a plan to supply state taxpayers with a 500-dollar tax rebate. The proposal was endorsed yesterday by the GOP-controlled Senate. It would cost the state 500-million-dollars, which is half th ...More Judge Grants Greitens Access To Ex-Wife's Phone Records5/6/2022
Attorneys for former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens will be able to see his ex-wife's phone records from the days before she accused him of physical abuse. An associate judge overruled Sheena Greitens' motion to reject subp ...More MU Proposing Sanctions Against Students Involved In Frat Hazing Incident5/6/2022
The University of Missouri is proposing disciplinary sanctions against 13 students involved in a hazing incident last fall that resulted in the alcohol poisoning of an incoming fraternity member. The incident happened Octobe ...More Missouri Honoring Fallen Law Enforcement Officers5/6/2022
Missouri is honoring fallen law enforcement officers. Governor Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset tonight until sunrise on Sunday. The annual ...More ST. CLAIR MAN CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT5/6/2022
A ST. CLAIR MAN IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT. THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED 36 YEAR OLD STACEY PERRY FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT THIS WEEK IN THE 300 BLOCK OF EAST SPRINGFIELD ROAD. AUTHORITIES SAY PERRY HAD BEEN ...More ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING5/6/2022
• Old Cove Road (Union/St. Clair area), towards the Moselle end
• Shawneetown Ford Road (Union area), ¾ mile from Shawneetown Spur
• Jakes Prairie Road (Sullivan): closed between Hwy. AC and Hwy. H, and it is also closed by ...More Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome, Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Lighted Blue in Honor of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers5/6/2022
In honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 6, 2022, until sunrise o ...More ACCIDENTS 5/6/2022
A MAN FROM SEYMOUR, MISSOURI WAS STRUCK A KILLED BY A VEHICLE ON INTERSTATE 44 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE PATROL REPORTS IT HAPPENED AT 4:40 THURSDAY MORNING EAST OF SULLIVAN. THE PATROL SAYS 63-YEAR OLD DANIEL KERN WAS ...More CHARGES ARE PENDING FOLLOWING A DRUG BUST IN FRANKLIN COUNTY5/5/2022
CHARGES ARE PENDING FOLLOWING A DRUG BUST IN UNION. THE COUNTY SWAT TEAM, NARCOTICS UNIT AND UNION POLICE SEARCHED A HOME IN THE 200 BLOCK OF NORTH OAK STREET WEDNESDAY AFTER A TASK FORCE OFFICER OBTAINED INFORMATION ABOUT N ...More MDC virtual program on May 16 to focus on mounting turkey fans5/5/2022
Along with its gobble, another noticeable characteristic of a male turkey in spring is it’s eye-catching fan of tail feathers.
Turkey hunters who want information on how they can transform the tail feathers of the gobbler th ...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 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
Jacqueline D. “Jackie” Miller, nee Post, 85, of Washington, died peacefully Monday, June 27th, 2022. She was born June 13th, 1937 to Dr.
and Mrs. Jo ...More
Elsie Siedhoff (nee' Sieve), 82 of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
She is survived by one son, Virgil A. Siedhoff (Lynn) of Beaufort, ...More
Donald Schmitt Sr.
Donald Schmitt Sr., 88, of Washington, MO passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He is survived by two sons: Don Schmitt Jr. and significant other Jane o ...More
Hon. Larry O. Davis
Hon. Larry O. Davis (Ret.), 87, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022.
He is survived by his son, Stewart Davis and wife Tammy of Gerald ...More
Gary Daves Sr., 71, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Daves (nee` Rachels) of Washington, MO; o ...More
Nicholas Noe, 16, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022.
He is survived by his parents: George Noe of Washington, MO and Jennifer Cum ...More
Michael Brune of Rosebud passed away Thursday, June 23rd. Memorial services will be Wednesday, June 29th at 7:30 p.m. at Gottenstroter Chapel in Owen ...More
Noah M. Goodwin, 21 , of Villa Ridge, passed away on June 22, 2022.
Noah, son of Ryan Goodwin and Misty nee Moore, was born on September 30,
2000 i ...More
Charles F. Eckelkamp, 85, of Washington, MO passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Eckelkamp (nee` Biermann) of Wash ...More
William "Bill" Smith, 85, of Union, MO passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith (nee' Phister); three sons: Wi ...More
Harlan "Tracy" Meyer of Rosebud passed away Wednesday, June 22nd. Funeral services will be Monday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Churc ...More
Lola May Dodge
Lola May Dodge passed away Saturday, June 18th at the age of 78. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 22nd from 4 to 7 pm at Elias Kallal and Schaaf Fu ...More
Mary Huether of Gerald passed away Saturday, June 18th. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald. ...More
Wilfred Harry Kessler Sr.
Wilfred “Willie” Harry Kessler Sr., 90, of Villa Ridge, MO passed away on June 15, 2022. He was born on January 17, 1932 in St. Louis to Harry Kessler ...More
Katherine Gamache of Rosebud passed away Saturday, June 18th. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in ...More
Dennis DeWayne Gruen
Dennis DeWayne Gruen of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Janel Gruen of Union; two sons: Daniel Gruen and ...More
Frank E. Neier, 89 , of Washington, passed away on June 13, 2022. Mr.
Neier, son of the late Edward F. Neier and Rose nee Erzer, was born on Novembe ...More
Wayne Nelms of Owensville passed away Tuesday, June 14th. Funeral services will be Friday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensvill ...More
Emma Jean Shockley
Emma Jean Shockley of Owensville passed away Tuesday, June 14th. Funeral services will be Monday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in O ...More
Jim Huff of Bland passed away Monday, June 13th. Funeral services will be Friday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Bu ...More
Mary Elaine Davis
Mary Elaine Davis (nee’ Dill), 86, of Union, MO passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022.
She is survived by her husband, Hon. Larry Davis (Ret.) of Union ...More
Joyce Jean Phillips
Joyce Jean Phillips nee Bay of St. Clair, MO passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at
Iris Loreen Door
Iris Loreen Door (nee Spickelmier) of Villa Ridge, MO passed away Friday, June 10, 2022. She is survived by two sons: Keith Door and significant othe ...More
David "Hootie" Nadler, 70, of Augusta, MO passed away Tuesday, June 07, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Nadler (nee` Griffin) of Augusta, MO; ...More
Tom Smith, 67, of Leslie, MO passed away Monday, June 6, 2022.
He is survived by two sons: Thomas Smith and fiancée Mindy Parnell of Gerald, MO and ...More
Robert Lee Bridgman
Robert Lee Bridgman, Jr. of Union, MO passed away Friday, May 20, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 13, 2022 at
Karen Marie Larson
Karen Marie Larson of Rosebud passed away Friday, June 3, 2022.
Funeral services will be Thurs., June 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church ...More
Roger Monroe Collier
Roger Monroe Collier of Fayette passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel. ...More
Scott Wester of Owensville passed away Saturday, June 4th. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, June 8 from 4-7 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chape ...More
Joyce Fisher of Owensville passed away Friday, May 27th. Memorial services will be Sunday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. at New Salem Baptist Church - Owensvi ...More
Brandon Bay of Robertsville, MO passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 9, 2022 at
Crestview Memo ...More
Austin Thater, 32, of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, June 01, 2022.
He is survived by his daughter, Willow Williams of Hillsboro, MO; his father, ...More
Lewis “Lew” Strothkamp of Union, MO passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022. He is survived by one son, Jeff Strothkamp and wife Leslie of Union; one daug ...More
Felix Kluba, 85, of Leslie, MO passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kluba (nee' Strubberg) of Leslie, MO; six chil ...More
Carol Sue Eye
Carol Sue Eye, 65 , of Washington, passed away on May 31, 2022. Carol, daughter of the late Allen Eye and Leona Virginia nee Andrews, was born on July ...More
David Wayne Beck
David Wayne Beck of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Trisha Beck of Union; one son, Michael Gerner of Union ...More
Evelyn Smith of New Haven, formerly of Owensville, passed away Wednesday, June 1st. Funeral services will be Monday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion L ...More
Michael R. Ritter 42, of Washington, passed away on May 26, 2022.
Michael, son of Patricia Howie nee Bealler and Matthew Ritter, was born on July 18 ...More
Our parishioner, Joseph "Lance" Leykam passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 60 years. He was born on March 13, 1962 ...More
Kirk Butenhoff of Lonedell, MO passed away Monday, May 30, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 4, 2022 at
Oak Grove Baptis ...More
Raymond Dee Prater
Raymond Dee Prater of Luebbering, MO passed away Friday, May 27, 2022
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, June 2, 2022 at
Russell Co ...More
LeeRoy Krenning of Beaufort, MO passed away Saturday May 28, 2022.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Krenning of Beaufort, MO;
two sons, Rick Kre ...More
Ellis Walker of Owensville passed away Friday, May 27 at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. at F ...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