Past South County Times Features

The Rockwood Summit Silver Stars Dance Team performs at the Fenton Days festival on Saturday, Oct. 5. Click for more photos from Fenton Days! • Photos by Diana Linsley

Nick Fjone has helped veterans address physical and mental difficulties for four years at Jefferson Barracks. An equine therapy program volunteer, he knows first-hand how a four-hooved animal can help with vets’ healing.

In 1990 I was into participatory journalism. So, when the Times asked me as a cub reporter to write some feature stories about businesses in the readership area, I naturally gravitated to South County, where I grew up, and a tattoo shop, Craig’s Tattoos at 341 Lemay Ferry Road in Lemay.

Holy cow! Jiminy Cricket! Sarah Schlafly of Des Peres wants us to kick the red meat burger habit in favor of incorporating a little more cricket into our daily diet. She is issuing a “Cricket Challenge” in the Gateway City.

Jazz historian and expert Dennis Owsley prefers not to reveal his absolute favorite musicians scheduled to play at the 19th annual Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival on Sept. 21.

A bumblebee settles on an ironweed flower and a silver-spotted skipper spends time in a flower bed at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. The center held an educational “Pollinator Party” on Aug. 20 for young naturalists. Children searched for, then learned about native pol…

When one of Missouri American Water’s 20-inch main water lines along Watson Plaza Drive broke Saturday, Aug. 10, excess water of 6 to 8 inches flooded the lower level of Crestwood’s Government Center at 1 Detjen Drive.

Ellie Stanley, entering the first grade at Mesnier Primary School in the Affton School District, smiles as she stands in front of a sign welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Mesnier, located at 6930 Weber Road, has been updated to include an additional six kindergarten clas…

In December of 1959 when Ken Lammert of Affton purchased his brand new Edsel Corsair, he had no notion that it would bring him a measure of local renown. The fact is, that $2,245 investment initially gained him some smirks.

Possums on the half-shell, otherwise known as nine-banded armadillos, are no longer just showing up as roadkill on Missouri roadways. The critters are finding their way onto golf courses, lawns and backyard gardens.

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently held a long overdue commemorative grave marking for Revolutionary War Patriots John Long, John Sappington, and Joseph Wells.

When Crestwood, Kirkwood and Des Peres were listed in the Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets in the St. Louis region by www.SmartAsset.com in March, area homeowners were smiling. Frowns are now on some of those faces with arrival of reassessment notices.

It was an uphill climb to get Wildwood city officials to approve the new recreational zip lines for Hidden Valley, but now the $2.5 million ZipTour project is complete. Outdoor adventurers will be riding high this summer at a site best known for winter ski fun.