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It’s not often that an elementary school nurse is in a position to save a student’s life, but that’s exactly what Meagan Lozano did when Audrey Elizabeth “Ellie” McBrayer collapsed at her Webster Groves school three months ago. 

They were known by some as “Kirkwood’s Flyboys.” Growing up on West Washington Avenue, they had occasion to use the nearby city park for biking, sledding and later, as their personal airport.

Holistic self sufficiency is the mission of a local charitable organization that bolsters busy women trying to navigate economic opportunity paths.

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Holistic self sufficiency is the mission of a local charitable organization that bolsters busy women trying to navigate economic opportunity paths.

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This past Sunday’s celebratory Kirkwood High School parade for its soon-to-be graduates ended in the parking lot of Kirkwood High School, where many students and families posed for photos. Pictured above is KHS senior Khamori Cornelius (left) and her mother, Demmee Scoggin. | photo by Max Bouvatte

During April 1933, a six-horse hitch of Clydesdales pulling a ceremonial beer wagon as a symbol of hope was paraded in St. Louis by the Busch family to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. 

Gerry Welch began her long reign as mayor of Webster Groves in April of 1998. Her only opposition in that race, Mayor Terri Williams, had withdrawn her candidacy several months prior to the election, leaving Welch unopposed and assured of victory.

When Horace Bray was in middle school, he tried out on drums for the after-school jazz band, but didn’t make it. His competition was Jharis Yokley, who had been playing since the age of three. Bray had only been playing for a couple of years, so it made sense that Yokley got the spot.

Fans of Missouri hellbenders recently gathered at the Saint Louis Zoo to honor the life and work of Kirkwood’s Karen Goellner. If working with hellbenders can get you into heaven, she’s in a good place.

Les Paul, Doris Day, Frank Fontaine and Dean Martin have all sung about “forever blowing bubbles.” Now add Mr. Bubbles of Kirkwood to the celebrities who have crooned a tune to bubbly fun and festivities.

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After two years of the COVID-19 crisis, the pandemic now appears to be on the wane. However, the after-effects still have many college students feeling stress from the illness, its economic impact and relentless uncertainty.