High school girls tennis

Whitfield sophomore Grace Klutke made history for the Warriors. Klutke reached the Class 1 semifinals in the state tennis meet at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. It was her first trip to the state tournament. “She is the first girl from Whitfield who has made it to state,” Whitfield coach Jill Starr said. “There was a boy, Michael Gardner, ...

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Students collect PJs for sick kids

The Early Childhood Center at Central School Road recently held a pajama drive and collected 128 children’s pajamas for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The pajama drive was held in honor of Colytn, an early childhood student who has been battling a serious liver condition and is being treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The pajama drive also was part of ...

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Area students commended for academic performance

The National Merit Scholarship program is an annual academic competition, which identifies seniors who represent the top of their graduating class. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. More than 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT ...

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These blankets would make Linus proud

Students at Woerther Elementary are helping those in need one blanket at a time. Students created more than 50 blankets for Project Linus during their Fall Academic Celebrations. “We’ve helped Project Linus since 2009,” Woerther Principal Jane Levy said. “Our students really enjoy this service project.” According to the Project Linus website, the charity “provides love, a sense of security, ...

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Hole in one

Manchester’s Ned Gregory waited 64 years but he said it was worth the wait. Gregory, 75, started playing golf when he was 11. He recently recorded his first hole in one. He made the hole in one Oct. 5 playing in a tournament at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff. On No. 10, Gregory hit a 3-wood 192 yards. ...

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Soccer Hall of Fame inducts Chris Papagianis

The St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame recently held its 2014 Hall of Fame banquet at the America Center. Chesterfield’s Chris Papagianis, 64, was inducted for his playing career at Southwest High School and Harvard, where he also is in the Hall of Fame. The other 2014 inductees included Nick Archer, Mike Barnstead, Ed Cody Jr., Vince Drake, Austin Gomez, ...

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Lafayette honors fallen teammate, knocks off Eureka

Noah Cook's spirit carried the Lafayette Lancers football team to higher ground Friday night at Eureka High School. Cook, a sophomore lineman on the Lafayette junior varsity team, passed away on Thursday morning and the Lancers played with heavy hearts. But that did not stop the club from honoring their teammate as they dedicated the game to his memory.

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Fatal accident claims life of Eureka High senior

According to a press statement released Sept. 30 by St. Louis County Police, 17-year-old Natalie Timm, a senior at Eureka High, died as the result of a single vehicle accident on Sunday, Sept. 28. Grief counselors have been on site at the high school since students learned of Timm’s death on Sept. 29. “Many within our team at Eureka High ...

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Progress 64 West to award up to $10,000 in scholarships

Progress 64 West is seeking applications from high school seniors attending schools along the Hwy. 40/I-64 corridor for its annual Louis S. Sachs Scholarships. Sponsored by American Direct Marketing Resources, LLC and DosterUllom, LLC with Lindenwood University as a matching sponsor, the scholarships (three) total $10,000.

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