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Ready To Retire

Kirkwood Police Chief Jack Plummer led his department, and the community, through some of the most difficult times in the city's history

by Don Corrigan
Talk to Kirkwood Police Chief Jack Plummer about his retirement plans after 40 years of police work, and he will start talking about baseball. He has a grandson. He wants to take that young boy to the ball game.

Serving The Poorest In Alabama

Sister Roseanne Cook, M.D., spent 30 years caring for the sick in Alabama

by Linda Jarrett
Sister Roseanne Cook, M.D., could hear the sounds of gunfire as she lay in the closed trunk of her car. She knew that God had not led her to rural Alabama to end up like this.

Nature Notes

Karen & Al Haller honored by Webster Groves Nature Study Society with Lifetime Achievement award

by Don Corrigan
Karen Haller loves wildflowers but she's reluctant to name favorites, just as a mother hesitates to name favored children. On the other hand, Webster Groves Nature Study Society (WGNSS) has not a bit of hesitancy in naming her as their 2017 favorite.

Kirkwood Names Its Favorite Buildings

19th annual awards range from renovations of merit to architect of the year

The city of Kirkwood held its 19th annual Favorite Building Awards event on Wednesday, May 10. Following are the 2017 award winners.

Local Naturalists Fight To Save The Monarch Butterfly

Earlier than normal migration means less plentiful food

by Mary Shapiro
Kirkwood's Susan Burk has taken on the unusual task of raising monarch butterfly caterpillars, a job necessitated after monarchs migrated to the area before their milkweed food source fully emerged.

Celebrating Moms

Area moms have their own ideas as to what makes for a perfect Mother's Day

by Linda Jarrett
Mothers have been celebrated, and rightfully so, since ancient times.

Floodwaters Subside, Cleanup Continues

Business owners say they expect to recover more quickly than after record flood of 2015

by Jaime Mowers
After a strenuous week of high floodwaters, little sleep and around-the-clock hard work, Tree Court Builders Supply was back in business less than a week after the Meramec River spilled into its Kirkwood building.

Art Reaches Across Borders

Pilot program created by Webster Arts helps relieve stress among refugees & immigrants

by Mary Shapiro
For many immigrants and refugees feeling uncertain and stressed in a new country, creating works of art can make a world of difference.

Yet Another 100-Year Flood

Citizens endure road and interstate closures as second major flood in 16 months takes toll on communities

by Jaime Mowers
For the second time in 16 months, Craig Lindgren watched as floodwaters surrounded his business on Tree Court Industrial Boulevard in Kirkwood.

Great Rivers Greenway

Big plans for area's network of walking, biking trails

by Don Corrigan
Hikers, cyclists and runners packed the event center at Orlando's in South County on April 23 to hear the latest plans for Great Rivers Greenway. Avid bicyclists came to the public hearing in significant numbers on two wheels.
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