Past South County Times Features

Area residents have a lot to keep tabs on when it comes to changes in how they might be governed in the future. Three different entities could have a major impact on local government.

Two self-confessed “gearheads” will peddle their book on the Golden Age of Autos in St. Louie at a car show this Sunday. The site of the book launch and show is the National Museum of Transportation on Barrett Station Road from 1-4 p.m., Oct. 27.

Nature and outdoor teachers all over the state are psyched about the Missouri Environmental Education Association conference coming to St. Louis on Nov. 1-3. Lesli Moylan of Kirkwood is the new executive director of MEEA, and she’s a busy bee these days.

This month marks 30 years from the date that President George W. Bush signed U.S. House Resolution 1529 into law. White Haven in Grantwood Village became a historic site of the National Park Service.

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.