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Only in Pevely
Our dog Burgess went missing last Monday in Eureka near the highschool. Please help us find him. He has a collar and tags and is chipped as well.
Hey, Jericho found Flash in today's Leader! Woohoo!
Do you know what was going on about an hour ago on Buck Creek at the bridge by Dollar General ?
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Good afternoon everyone, I hope you're all ok and keeping cool in the heat.

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In reference to the letter sent in by
Tom Sherwood-Barnhart, MO regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case of a transgender being refused to use the boys bathroom! Good for them, she was offered a unisex bathroom to use, that’s her problem. Same with males who identify as girls/women. They shouldn’t be s allowed to use the gender bathroom that they identify with. It’s really none of my business either way unless they are trying to use the bathroom my granddaughters, myself or my husband are in. Then, it’s my business! They should use the bathroom of the gender they were born, and of discussion!
Hey. Can you find out who is posting for the city of Barnhart on FB. They are promoting fake covid conspiracies.
#flash
There is a fire across from Mercy hospital, anyone got any info ???
Don’t forget to rsvp for tomorrow please!

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Once a week but never weakly. Leader Publications, Jefferson County’s only weekly newspaper company, was founded in 1994 in Festus, Mo. It publishes four community newspapers with a combined circulation of more than 77,000.

The first edition of the Jefferson County Leader came off the presses on Aug. 25, 1994. It was distributed free by direct mail to every home in the Missouri communities of Barnhart, Pevely, Herculaneum, Crystal City, Festus, Hillsboro and De Soto, as it still is today. The Arnold-Imperial Leader, which served those two ZIP codes as well as Kimmswick, began publishing on Aug. 24, 1995. The West Sid

Operating as usual

Family donates portion of sales to nonprofit 10/20/2021

Family donates portion of sales to nonprofit

ICYMI: A Barnhart family has started a business, making and selling dog toys and donating part of the profits to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis.

Family donates portion of sales to nonprofit Austin and Melissa Vandeven of Barnhart have started an unusual business called 321Fetch, which not only uses old firehose to produce sturdy chew toys for dogs, but also offers job

Makeover for ‘House Springs pond’ begins 10/20/2021

Makeover for ‘House Springs pond’ begins

ICYMI: Work has begun on improvements to the pond in House Springs, which is fed by the spring that gave the town its name.

Makeover for ‘House Springs pond’ begins An effort is underway to clean up the area in House Springs that gave the town its name.

10/19/2021

Today, the Leader posted obituary information about the following people:
Joan M. ‘Bonsie’ Vittoe, 76, Festus
Paula Sue Caby, 67, Pevely
Michael Lynn Charlton, 69, De Soto
Charles W. Fulbright, 88, Imperial
See the Leader website at myleaderpaper.com.

Today, the Leader posted obituary information about the following people:
Joan M. ‘Bonsie’ Vittoe, 76, Festus
Paula Sue Caby, 67, Pevely
Michael Lynn Charlton, 69, De Soto
Charles W. Fulbright, 88, Imperial
See the Leader website at myleaderpaper.com.

Lawn care business pickup, trailer, mower stolen from Dittmer home 10/19/2021

Lawn care business pickup, trailer, mower stolen from Dittmer home

A man heard his company pickup start up and found it missing, along with the trailer and lawn mower it was hauling.

Lawn care business pickup, trailer, mower stolen from Dittmer home A pickup, trailer and mower that belongs to a lawn-care business recently was stolen from outside a home in the 8100 block of Willow Haven Road in Dittmer. The pickup

Eureka Police keep closer eye on golf cart use 10/19/2021

Eureka Police keep closer eye on golf cart use

Two years ago the Eureka Board of Aldermen voted to allow the use of golf carts inside the city with some restrictions, and police are now watching more closely for violations.

Eureka Police keep closer eye on golf cart use Eureka Police have begun more closely monitoring how people use golf carts in the city after receiving complaints from Eureka Board of Aldermen members about people not following rules governing

Leader wins 29 awards in state newspaper contest 10/19/2021

Leader wins 29 awards in state newspaper contest

ICYMI: The Leader newspapers won numerous awards in the recent Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Leader wins 29 awards in state newspaper contest The Jefferson County Leader brought home 29 awards from the annual Missouri Press Association convention, held Sept. 24-25 in Excelsior Springs. The paper earned eight first-place awards, five seconds, 10

Change in store for Sheriff’s Office High Ridge substation 10/19/2021

Change in store for Sheriff’s Office High Ridge substation

ICYMI: The Sheriff’s Office will relocate its North Zone substation office in High Ridge to a larger space.

Change in store for Sheriff’s Office High Ridge substation The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office North Zone substation is on the move. But not far.

St. Louis man allegedly damages car in road rage incident in Arnold 10/18/2021

St. Louis man allegedly damages car in road rage incident in Arnold

During a road-rage incident in Arnold, a St. Louis man allegedly broke a windshield and a side window on an SUV an Illinois man was driving, and both the St. Louis man and Illinois man were issued summonses.

St. Louis man allegedly damages car in road rage incident in Arnold Arnold Police cited two men following an apparent road-rage incident that started on southbound I-55 near the Hwy. 141 overpass and ended on the Richardson Road exit. A 31-year-old St.

10/18/2021

The Godfather, Jefferson County style. Tim Bookstaver is the head boys soccer coach at Seckman. Tyler Finder is the leading goal scorer for Northwest. Bookstaver is Finder's godfather. Finder scored three goals in the first 15 minutes in a win over Bookstaver's Jaguars. Read Thursday's West Side Leader for more.

The Godfather, Jefferson County style. Tim Bookstaver is the head boys soccer coach at Seckman. Tyler Finder is the leading goal scorer for Northwest. Bookstaver is Finder's godfather. Finder scored three goals in the first 15 minutes in a win over Bookstaver's Jaguars. Read Thursday's West Side Leader for more.

10/18/2021

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Eureka Police arrested a 34-year-old St. Louis woman who appeared intoxicated and drove into a tent with a man sleeping inside, destroying the tent but missing the man.

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10/18/2021

Seckman quarterback Cole Ruble and head coach Nick Baer rejoice after Ruble's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:03 to play against Fox turned out to be the winning points in the Jaguars' 20-13 victory in Imperial on Friday night. Seckman hadn't beaten the Warriors in football since 2006, when Baer was a running back for the Jaguars.

Seckman quarterback Cole Ruble and head coach Nick Baer rejoice after Ruble's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:03 to play against Fox turned out to be the winning points in the Jaguars' 20-13 victory in Imperial on Friday night. Seckman hadn't beaten the Warriors in football since 2006, when Baer was a running back for the Jaguars.

Kimmswick Witches Night Out event draws largest crowd ever 10/18/2021

Kimmswick Witches Night Out event draws largest crowd ever

ICYMI: The 2021 Kimmswick Witches Night Out drew the largest crowd in its 10-year history.

Kimmswick Witches Night Out event draws largest crowd ever More witches than ever gathered in Kimmswick on Saturday for the 10th annual Witches Night Out, event organizer Valerie Ahlemeyer said.

Festus Marching Tigers let rain roll off their backs 10/18/2021

Festus Marching Tigers let rain roll off their backs

Photos from the Festus Marching Tigers' performance Friday can be seen on the Leader's website!

Festus Marching Tigers let rain roll off their backs When a drenching shower came their way during the first half of Festus High's game against Farmington on Friday (Oct. 15), the Marching Tigers didn't flinch, although many huddled for

Apprill announces for second term as auditor 10/18/2021

Apprill announces for second term as auditor

ICYMI: County Auditor Kristy Apprill has announced she will seek a second term in 2022.

Apprill announces for second term as auditor Kristy Apprill is seeking a second term as Jefferson County Auditor.

10/17/2021

The Leader today posted obituary notices for the following people:

James Franklin Davis, 65, of Festus
Dorothy L. Callahan, 78, Festus

For complete details, check www.myleaderpaper.com.

The Leader today posted obituary notices for the following people:

James Franklin Davis, 65, of Festus
Dorothy L. Callahan, 78, Festus

For complete details, check www.myleaderpaper.com.

Two women hurt in traffic accident on Hwy. B 10/17/2021

Two women hurt in traffic accident on Hwy. B

Two women, one from Festus and the other from Hillsboro, were hurt Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle traffic accident in the 6900 block of Hwy. B near the Raintree Plantation development west of Hillsboro.

Two women hurt in traffic accident on Hwy. B Two women, one from Festus and the other from Hillsboro, were hurt Saturday afternoon (Oct. 16) in a two-vehicle traffic accident in the 6900 block of Hwy. B near the

Dittmer man arrested on suspicion of DWI after crash that also injured Arnold woman 10/17/2021

Dittmer man arrested on suspicion of DWI after crash that also injured Arnold woman

A Dittmer man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in which he and his passenger, an Arnold woman, were injured.

Dittmer man arrested on suspicion of DWI after crash that also injured Arnold woman A 41-year-old Dittmer motorcyclist was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he was involved in an accident in which he and his passenger, a 33-year-old Arnold woman, were

Arnold officials to discuss updates to construction regulations 10/17/2021

Arnold officials to discuss updates to construction regulations

ICYMI: Arnold city officials are expected on Oct. 26 to discuss proposed changes to some construction regulations, including the possibility of requiring all driveways to be fully paved.

Arnold officials to discuss updates to construction regulations Arnold city officials are considering changes to some building regulations to eliminate practices that have been labeled obsolete, and those proposed updates have ruffled some feathers, especially related to paving

Festus Police arrest St. Louis man suffering from two-week-old gunshot wound to groin 10/17/2021

Festus Police arrest St. Louis man suffering from two-week-old gunshot wound to groin

Festus Police arrested a 34-year-old St. Louis man who reportedly was driving a stolen vehicle and ended up sending him to a hospital so he could be treated for a two-week-old gunshot to his groin.

Festus Police arrest St. Louis man suffering from two-week-old gunshot wound to groin After Festus Police officers pulled over a 34-year-old St. Louis man for an alleged traffic violation on Oct. 10, they learned the pickup he was driving had been reported stolen.

Sheriff’s office seeks High Ridge man who allegedly broke into home 10/17/2021

Sheriff’s office seeks High Ridge man who allegedly broke into home

Two people hid in the basement of a home on Wild Valley Drive in High Ridge after a man started knocking on their door and then allegedly broke in.

Sheriff’s office seeks High Ridge man who allegedly broke into home The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 29-year-old High Ridge man who allegedly broke into a home in the 2800 block of Wild Valley Drive in High Ridge.

Arnold Senior Expo draws crowd of about 400 10/17/2021

Arnold Senior Expo draws crowd of about 400

ICYMI: The recent Arnold Senior Expo was a success, drawing a good-sized crowd of people who enjoyed a day of entertainment and visits with vendors.

Arnold Senior Expo draws crowd of about 400 Although Oct. 6 was a dreary day outdoors, things were lively inside the Arnold Recreation Center for the Arnold Senior Expo, which was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

County Port Authority seeks new leader 10/17/2021

County Port Authority seeks new leader

ICYMI: Neal Breitweiser, the Jefferson County Port Authority executive director, is stepping down.

County Port Authority seeks new leader The Jefferson County Port Authority needs a new captain.

De Soto man hurt in crash near Olympian Village 10/17/2021

De Soto man hurt in crash near Olympian Village

A 66-year-old De Soto man was injured Friday when he was driving a car on Hwy. 67 and ran into the back of another vehicle that had broken down on the highway.

De Soto man hurt in crash near Olympian Village Mark K. Williams, 66, of De Soto was injured Friday night (Oct. 15) in a two-car accident on Hwy. 67 north of Hwy. CC near Olympian Village, the Missouri State

Rockwood superintendent addresses threats against school officials, staff 10/16/2021

Rockwood superintendent addresses threats against school officials, staff

ICYMI: Rockwood interim Superintendent Tim Ricker said threats against school board members and employees have been on the rise, and he read a memo from the U.S. attorney general warning against the unruly behavior.

Rockwood superintendent addresses threats against school officials, staff Rockwood School District interim Superintendent Tim Ricker issued a reminder that threats and uncivil behavior toward Board of Education members and district employees will not be tolerated.

De Soto man arrested for alleged DWI following crash in St. Francois County 10/16/2021

De Soto man arrested for alleged DWI following crash in St. Francois County

A 39-year-old De Soto man was arrested for an alleged DWI after he reportedly was driving a car too fast on Hwy. 221 and crashed into an SUV, leaving him seriously injured and a Des Arc woman with minor injuries.

De Soto man arrested for alleged DWI following crash in St. Francois County A 39-year-old De Soto man was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon (Oct. 14) on Hwy. 221 west of Henrich Road southwest of

Fire destroys family’s Hillsboro-area home 10/16/2021

Fire destroys family’s Hillsboro-area home

Hillsboro Fire officials believe a fire started in the electrical system at a home on River Trail west of Hillsboro, destroying the house and displacing a family of four.

Fire destroys family’s Hillsboro-area home A family of four lost their home in the 7200 block of River Trail west of Hillsboro after a fire destroyed it on Oct. 7. A man, woman and two

Cedar Hill man arrested on warrant following crash on Hwy. 30 10/16/2021

Cedar Hill man arrested on warrant following crash on Hwy. 30

A 48-year-old Cedar Hill man was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Franklin County after a 35-year-old St. Louis woman driving on Hwy. 30 ran into the back of the van the man was driving while he was stopped for a red light.

Cedar Hill man arrested on warrant following crash on Hwy. 30 A 48-year-old Cedar Hill man wanted in Franklin County on a warrant for aggravated assault was arrested Wednesday (Oct. 13) following a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 30 east of Local

My Leader Yummy – Shrimp-Macaroni Salad, Ham-Broccoli Rolls 10/16/2021

My Leader Yummy – Shrimp-Macaroni Salad, Ham-Broccoli Rolls

For this week's My Leader Yummy, Kathleen Brotherton offers two recipes -- Shrimp-Macaroni Salad and Ham-Broccoli Rolls.

My Leader Yummy – Shrimp-Macaroni Salad, Ham-Broccoli Rolls If you’re a macaroni salad fan, then this recipe will certainly whet your appetite. This refreshing salad uses shell macaroni instead of the usual elbow variety and a pound of

Pet spot: Tiny Chloe survived chicken hawk attack 10/16/2021

Pet spot: Tiny Chloe survived chicken hawk attack

Steve Edwards of Festus submitted this photo of his granddog, Chloe. The Leader urges readers to email a photo of their pet, along with a phone number, to [email protected].

Pet spot: Tiny Chloe survived chicken hawk attack Chloe, 13, who’s part shih tzu and weighs about 3 pounds, once survived a chicken hawk attack, said Steve Edwards of Festus.

10/16/2021

The Leader has posted obituary information for the following people:
Minerd Arnold "Matt" Tally, 84, of St. Louis
Betty Marie Boyer, 70, Hillsboro
Dickie James Boyer, 73, Hillsboro
Marian Vesta Donovan, 86,
Ellanora T. Moore, 88, High Ridge
James P. McGowan, 80, of Arnold
Leroy Sykes, 89, Arnold
John Donald Williams, 86, St. Louis, formerly of Crystal City
Wanda Jean LaRose, 82, Festus
Lowell Estes Kennedy, 90, Hillsboro
Mary Ann Gehrs, 82, Festus
Jerry Jolene Armbruster, 67, French Village
Philip G. Lane, 81, De Soto
James A. Chappell, 71, De Soto
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The Leader has posted obituary information for the following people:
Minerd Arnold "Matt" Tally, 84, of St. Louis
Betty Marie Boyer, 70, Hillsboro
Dickie James Boyer, 73, Hillsboro
Marian Vesta Donovan, 86,
Ellanora T. Moore, 88, High Ridge
James P. McGowan, 80, of Arnold
Leroy Sykes, 89, Arnold
John Donald Williams, 86, St. Louis, formerly of Crystal City
Wanda Jean LaRose, 82, Festus
Lowell Estes Kennedy, 90, Hillsboro
Mary Ann Gehrs, 82, Festus
Jerry Jolene Armbruster, 67, French Village
Philip G. Lane, 81, De Soto
James A. Chappell, 71, De Soto
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10/16/2021

FESTUS Class 4 District 1 championship Hillsboro vs. Farmington

Husband-wife team create, then child names unique scarecrow 10/16/2021

Husband-wife team create, then child names unique scarecrow

ICYMI: Marsha and Jerry King have created a 16-foot tall scarecrow for the Eureka Scarecrow Festival, the tallest of the hundreds scattered across the city.

Husband-wife team create, then child names unique scarecrow New members on the Scarecrow Festival creative team built the event’s tallest scarecrow, which came by its name in a unique way.

Northwest principal asks parents to help with discipline 10/16/2021

Northwest principal asks parents to help with discipline

ICYMI: Northwest High Principal Brad Snell says student discipline problems have been on the rise

Northwest principal asks parents to help with discipline Northwest High School Principal Brad Snell is asking parents to help administrators and staff curb student discipline problems, which have been on the rise this school year.

Seckman High wrestling coach helps revive child who fell in pool 10/15/2021

Seckman High wrestling coach helps revive child who fell in pool

ICYMI: Seckman High wrestling coach Ryan Moyer is credited with helping revive a toddler after she fell in a pool.

Seckman High wrestling coach helps revive child who fell in pool Seckman High School wrestling coach Ryan Moyer’s quick action helped revive a 2-year-old girl who had fallen into a pool and stopped breathing, authorities said.

BNSF railroad crossing on Mill Street in Festus to be closed Friday 10/15/2021

BNSF railroad crossing on Mill Street in Festus to be closed Friday

The railroad crossing on Mill Street near North Fifth Street in Festus is scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday while repairs are made to the railroad track.

BNSF railroad crossing on Mill Street in Festus to be closed Friday Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing on Mill Street near North Fifth Street in Festus is scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday (Oct. 18).

Once a week but never weakly

Leader Publications, Jefferson County’s only weekly newspaper company, was founded in 1994 in Festus, Mo.

It publishes four community weekly newspapers with a combined circulation of 72,000.

The first edition of the Jefferson County Leader came off the presses on Aug. 25, 1994. It was distributed free by direct mail to every home in the Missouri communities of Barnhart, Pevely, Herculaneum, Crystal City, Festus, Hillsboro and De Soto, as it still is today.

The Arnold-Imperial Leader, which served those two ZIP codes, began publishing on Aug. 24, 1995.

The West Side Leader began as a monthly on May 30, 2013, quickly grew in popularity and readership and became the company’s third weekly newspaper on May 14, 2014. It covers the western Jefferson County communities of Fenton, High Ridge, House Springs, Cedar Hill, Byrnes Mill and Dittmer.

In February 2017, the Leader started publishing the Eureka Leader, which is mailed to more than 6,000 households in the Eureka, MO, ZIP code.

The company also publishes Grand Times, a magazine for senior readers which is inserted in both Leaders three times per year and numerous special sections that promote community events.

The company always has emphasized strong local news content, running a 40 percent “newshole,” an unusually high percentage for free newspapers.

That commitment to news has brought the company dozens of editorial awards over the years from the Missouri Press Association and the National Newspaper Association.

It also has earned the company a loyal and large roster of advertisers, ranging from local merchants to nationwide retailers. Those strong relationships, for both ROP and insert customers, are reflected in numerous awards the company has earned from the Missouri Ad Managers Association.

Leader employees are actively involved in Jefferson County’s communities and civic organizations. The company sponsors events at major festivals and hosts popular events of its own such as its annual Wedding Fair and four Senior Expos each year.

With owners/operators on site who are Jefferson County natives, the company remains committed to its cornerstone values of strong local news coverage, customer service and community involvement.

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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