Monday, May 28, 2012
St. Louis Boy Scouts placed flags on the graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
For 63 years, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers have honored the fallen soldiers of America's wars. Sunday, the tradition continued as more than 4,000 scouts and their families braved the heat to place flags on each of the 189,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. See more photos on our Facebook page.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Lt. Col. William Boothman will take over the Missouri Air Guard Unit at Jefferson Barracks.
Lt. Col. William Boothman, of Waterloo, IL, took command of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 121st Air Control Squadron in a ceremony performed by Jefferson Barracks Base Commander Col. David Newman on Oct. 1. “Bill Boothman is the right man for this job,” said Gen. Stephen Cotter in a release from the Guard. “He has the right foundation and background to lead this unit.” Boothman attended Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville and earned a degree in civil engineering. He served four years in the Air Force before joining the National Guard. Boothman started his National Guard career at Jefferson Barracks 20 years ago and has served as the base civil engineer and conversion officer. The 121st Air Control Squadron, based out of …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Jim Edwards, a U.S. Army veteran, will be buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Arnold Ward 2 City Councilman Jim Edwards, 72, died from stoke complications late last week. “I lost a good friend who helped me by walking door-to-door in the heat for my campaign,” said Ward 3 Councilman Phil Amato in a phone interview Monday morning. “I said thank you to him and campaigned for him, but I never felt it was enough,” Amato said. Edwards suffered a stoke at home at about 5 p.m. Aug. 18, a few hours prior to the City Council meeting at City Hall at 2101 Jeffco Blvd., Amato said. Edwards received the clot-buster injection at 7 p.m. within the three-hour period to minimize stoke complications, Amato said. “But the clot was too large,” he said. Amato said he and Arnold City Attorney Bob Sweeney visited Edwards at an area …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Family members and friends can find and visit their fallen soldiers by using an online database.
Our proximity to the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery means that local residents have the opportunity to take part in a national observance ceremony there on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. to honor our fallen soldiers. Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day, is a uniquely American holiday that began after the Civil War in 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition spread and individual states began recognizing the observance. In 1967, Memorial Day became the official name of the day that honors our fallen soldiers. The passing of the Uniform Holidays Bill on June 28, 1968, moved the observance of Memorial Day from May 30 to the last Monday in May. The law…
Monday, April 18, 2011
Also, singer hopefuls line up for casting call to audition for Simon Cowell's new "X-Factor" talent show, and hundreds gather to celebrate WWII Weekend at Jefferson Barracks.
Here's a look at what's topping news in the region. School Districts to Legislature: Save Us from a Flood of Students: School officials contend a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling could send a stream of students from unaccredited districts to their classrooms; bills in the legislature may address the issue. VIDEO: Early Birds Catch Chance to Audition for "X Factor": Hundreds of hopeful singers waited for hours on a cold, rainy morning for the chance to win a trip to Chicago to sing for the producers of Simon Cowell's new reality program, 'X Factor.' WWII Weekend: The Battle: Faux gunfire broke out at Jefferson Barracks as the 2nd Ranger Infantry Battalion hosted the 32nd annual World War II Weekend. Euclid Records Rocks for Record …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Plus, little playwrights in Webster Groves gear up to stage big productions, and a Fenton youth group goes barefoot to bring attention to the needs of underprivileged children.
Here's a look at what's happening around the region. Chesterfieldian Starts Charity for Wounded Soldiers: Matt Cutler started the Joshua Chamberlain Society to aid severely wounded service personnel and the families of killed-in-action members of the military. Festival Helps Little Playwrights Stage Big Productions: Professional staff will help bring fifth-grade plays to life at the 15th Annual WiseWrite Young Playwrights Festival Friday. The Y.E.A.H. Kids Go Barefoot in the Park: Fenton youth group participates in a "Day Without Shoes" to bring attention to the needs of underprivileged children. Viewfinder: Adults Go Egg-Hunting: The annual adult egg hunt at Jefferson Barracks drew almost 700 people.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Also, air control missions will be returning to Jefferson Barracks, and Rockwood schools surprise winners of district awards.
Here's a roundup of news from the region. Voters hit the polls to decide on a new county assessor and several other ballot issues including city, school, fire and ambulance board races. We'll provide you with the results as they come in, so check back often for the latest on patch.com. Air Control Missions Returning to Jefferson Barracks: The addition of a new radar tower and installation of a new air control unit breathes new life into the historic military post. Rockwood to Honor Bouquet of ROSE Award Winners: A banquet is planned May 1 to recognize those in the Rockwood School District who have made a difference in the lives of children. Singer Songwriter Creates Music Beyond Years: With her family behind her, Webster Groves …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Plus, Jefferson Barracks will kick off the first Civil War anniversary event, and gardeners shouldn't worry about the impact of yesterday's surprise snow.
Incoming MRH Board Member Alex Hogue Dies: The Richmond Heights resident was well known among the people associated with district's middle and high school communities. Jefferson Barracks Joins St. Louis in Gearing Up For Civil War Anniversary: An announcement Monday noted the anniversary will entertain, but should spark thoughts of history. Snow Won't Phase Most Area Gardens: Despite a snowfall Monday that's caught many off guard, gardeners around Ballwin and Ellisville should have little to worry about. Affton Community Band Serenades Locals Every Summer: Volunteer musicians team up when the weather gets warm and share their passion for song with the community.
Friday, February 4, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Friday, Feb. 4.
Town and Country-Manchester Patch: Town and Country Goes High-Tech With Crime FightingHow technology is taking crime fighting to a new level. Mehlville Patch: Jefferson Barracks Troops Help Area Police During Storm Two troops headquartered in Jefferson Barracks helped county police with transport. Fenton-High Ridge Patch: Mystery Swan Flies In, Wild Goose Chase Fails A trumpeter swan makes feathered friends instead of chasing away a pond full of geese in Fenton. Kirkwood-Webster Groves Patch: Senior Stepbrothers Lead Webster Hockey Into Postseason Killian Ferrell and Parker Stovall hope to carry the hockey club deep into thispostseason. Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch: Ice Cream Proves to be a Good Breakfast for Saturday Celebrate National …