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Ft. Leonard Wood officials quiet about investigation into COVID-19

Ft. Leonard Wood officials quiet about investigation into COVID-19

By Spencer Norris, Missouri News Network

May 10, 2020

Officials at Fort Leonard Wood have opened an investigation into the spread of COVID-19 on the base but refuse to answer many questions about how they are managing a situation that a local official says left hundreds quarantined. Tiffany Wood, director of public affairs at Fort Leonard Wood’s Maneuver...

Friendship Village resident receives French Legion of Honor for World War II service

Tony Snyder, right, shakes hand with Consul General of France for the Midwest region Guillaume Lacroix after Lacroix presented him with the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction.

March 12, 2020

A South County resident was awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor, during a ceremony at Friendship Village Feb. 25. The consul general of France for the Midwest region, Guillaume Lacroix, shown above top left, presented the Legion of Honor medal to Friendship Village resident ...

Crestwood-Sunset Hills chamber’s 2020 gala honors award recipients

from left to right: Lori Krueger - Kiwanis Bernard J. Fidler Citizen Service Award, Charles Lucier with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Centers - Member of the Year, Chris Veath with Scott Credit Union - Business of the Year, Jennifer Abercrombie - Citizen of the Year, Adam Schmitz - Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award, April Gamache with America's Incredible Pizza - New Member of Year, and Mike Borzillo with A. J. Borzillo - Community Improvement Award.

February 19, 2020

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2020 Awards Auction and Gala Banquet Feb. 8 at LiUNA Event Center in Sunset Hills, raising money for scholarships and honoring local business owners. The banquet honored 2019 chamber award recipients, including citizen of the year and...

Jefferson Barracks gets its first memorial for Vietnam veterans in a 2019 milestone

Jefferson Barracks gets its first memorial for Vietnam veterans in a 2019 milestone

January 2, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In a milestone for Jefferson Barracks, the first memorial to those who fought and died in the Vietnam War was dedicated in 2019. The St. Louis County Council held a dedication ceremony Oct. 3 at Jefferson Barracks Park for a Vietnam ...

‘Wreaths Across America’ will honor veterans buried at Jefferson Barracks this weekend

Decorated graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery after Wreaths Across America in 2018.

December 11, 2019

Wreaths will be placed on the gravesites of veterans at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery this weekend as part of the national Wreaths Across America movement. This year, the local holiday wreath-laying ceremony for National Wreaths Across America Day takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at O...

A Bobcat-style surprise worth waiting for: Military mom reunites with daughter

A Bobcat-style surprise worth waiting for: Military mom reunites with daughter

October 3, 2019

A family reunited last week after a military mom surprised her daughter at Blades Elementary School in Oakville. Katie Herrell, a chief warrant officer with the U.S. Army, has been stationed in Georgia for four months. Her daughter Brooke Powers is a fourth-grader at Blades. “Brooke was ...

Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their ‘Patriot Day’ first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11.

September 19, 2019

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their "Patriot Day" first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11. "It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,"...

Who will you honor on D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

Who will you honor on D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

June 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As you can read in this issue of The Call, this week the Oakville High School Tiger Band will be one of the few bands from the United States granted the honor of performing in Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This...

Oakville band to perform at D-Day festivities

Flutists Samantha Kern, Cara Darmody and Catherine Elking play the ‘Service Song Medley’ at the Oakville Tiger Band concert June 1 at St. Bernadette. The event helped fundraise for the Marching Tigers’ trip to perform in France in 2019. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 5, 2019

Flutists Samantha Kern, Cara Darmody and Catherine Elking play the ‘Service Song Medley’ at the Oakville Tiger Band concert June 1, 2018, at St. Bernadette. The event helped fundraise for the Marching Tigers’ trip to perform in France. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For...

PHOTOS: St. Louis native killed by suicide bomber in Syria laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks

PHOTOS: St. Louis native killed by suicide bomber in Syria laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks

February 8, 2019

Photos by Erin Achenbach. Dozens of people gathered along Telegraph Road leading to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Wednesday for the funeral procession of Scott "Scotty" Wirtz, 42, of St. Louis, who was killed by a suicide bomber in Syria on Jan. 16. Wirtz grew up in St. Louis County and w...

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