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Acme Printers Lithographers, Inc., is closing the doors at 36 W. Lockwood Ave. after serving Webster Groves for a half century. The ink-stained wretches are retiring.

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Despite heavy news coverage, many Americans are far removed from what’s happening in Afghanistan. For Webster University student Fahima Band Ali, the images of a hasty retreat from Kabul aren’t just disturbing — they’re devastating. 

Lt. Naomi Dill was just 21 years old when she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, which would take her far from her home state of Pennsylvania and all across Europe. Now, this military hero lives peacefully at Aberdeen Heights Senior Living in Kirkwood. 

A Kirkwood native now living in Colorado was recently commended for a daring helicopter rescue on the Crestone Needle, a high summit of the Crestones in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains.

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Despite heavy news coverage, many Americans are far removed from what’s happening in Afghanistan. For Webster University student Fahima Band Ali, the images of a hasty retreat from Kabul aren’t just disturbing — they’re devastating. 

Lt. Naomi Dill was just 21 years old when she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, which would take her far from her home state of Pennsylvania and all across Europe. Now, this military hero lives peacefully at Aberdeen Heights Senior Living in Kirkwood. 

A Kirkwood native now living in Colorado was recently commended for a daring helicopter rescue on the Crestone Needle, a high summit of the Crestones in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains.

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As Kirkwood celebrates the 60th anniversary of its annual Greentree Festival, longtime Kirkwood resident and Greentree volunteer Dory Poholsky reflects on the festival within the festival.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation recently welcomed five enthusiastic new recruits to its team. These young agents are tasked with tracking poachers, recovering evidence and enjoying the occasional belly rub.

Books & Beyond, a book, craft and gift store located in the Kirkwood Public Library, has served library patrons for almost a quarter of a century. Last month, it reopened after a 17-month shutdown due to the pandemic.

Juliet Lilledahl Scherer, who teaches English courses at the community college level, has a favorite piece of wisdom: “The meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away.”

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While it might not be 100% back to normal, the 2021-22 academic year is already feeling more like pre-pandemic times. Students in the Webster Groves and Kirkwood school districts returned to in-person classes on the first day of school earlier this week.

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As the percussion band played, children danced on the playground while bubbles floated in the air. Students played on the basketball obstacle course while others walked along the path lined with pages from a library book. By the end of the day, more than 200 students ranging from pre-kinderg…