Is anyone else questioning the idea that non-hydrocarbon energy is ever going to be cost effective and could it even save the planet? While sun and wind energy sources are renewable, the collection and distribution of the energy is not actually renewable.  The solar panels, wind turbines and…

In mid-August, a storm came through town and many of us experienced damage to our yards, trees and homes. Personally, I had several shingles blow off my roof, causing the rain to stream into my attic and flow down into the hallway and bedroom. Panicked, I called Woodard for help. 

Carol Gilster, a very dear friend to many and mother, wife, artist, volunteer, SLU counselor, and guardian of all that we love about Kirkwood, has passed away. She was an amazing woman and will be missed by all who knew her, likely even those in city government for whom she was sometimes a t…

The 1991 biography, “Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man,” chronicles the career of the Dodgers’ first baseman and World War II vet. Against the sensationalism of Mickey Mantle, Hodges was a man easy to miss, yet there he was, faithfully turning out the work, not asking for and not getting the credit …

A Mailbag letter in the Sept. 10 issue states, in part: “... in retaliation (for 9/11), we took at least a million lives, if not three million lives.” As Senator Moynihan said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” An Aug. 16, 2021  AP news article “Costs of the A…

My son will not be in school tomorrow because he has a mild fever and runny nose. Luckily, we had one rapid COVID test at home and he tested negative. The only place he is indoors and unmasked with other children is at school in the lunchroom, with only a plastic barrier to protect him from …

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests students on their scientific knowledge. In last May’s results, only a third of fourth and eighth graders managed a “proficient” score and fewer than 25% of seniors were “proficient.” Less than 40% of all three levels achieved the “…

Calling on all Webster Groves School District stakeholders! Your attendance at the twice per month school board meetings is requested! After reading Maggie Toman’s letter (Sept. 3 Mailbag) pointing out the district’s falling rankings published in U.S. News and World Report and knowing that t…