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Pacific High School student drowns in Meramec River  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

CATAWISSA, Mo. – A Pacific High School senior out for an afternoon of fun less than two weeks before graduation drowned Wednesday in the Meramec River.

Pekin girls claim Forest Park crown | Sports  Ottumwacourier

FOREST PARK, Mo. — Lauren Derscheid's ninth-place run was one of two top-20 finishes for the Panthers as they won the Forest Park Festival at Aviation ...

Pacific High School Adding Turf Surface | Sports  The Missourian

The outdoor sports are done for the winter, but the football and soccer field at Pacific High School is getting an offseason workout.

Six Candidates Vying for School Board - Only Two Open Seats  The Missourian

There are six candidates seeking two open seats on the Meramec Valley R-III School Board in the April 2 election.

Big Crowd for Pacific High Graduation - Diplomas to 189 Graduates  The Missourian

Graduates and their families filled the Pacific High School athletic field this past Sunday with a sea of smiles for the 2019 graduation ceremony.

Cranberry Festival 2019 - Meet this year's Cranberry Court  Coos Bay World

Allison Hennick. Allison Hennick is a 17-year-old senior at Bandon High School. Allison lives with her parents Michael and Johauna Hennick. At school, Allison ...

Incumbent, Newcomer Seek Fire Board Seat | Pacific  The Missourian

Incumbent Chris Wymer is being challenged by Tom Grgic for one open seat on the Pacific Fire Protection District board in the April 2 election.

At-Risk Program Increases Success Of Struggling Students - In Meramec Valley School District  The Missourian

The mission of the Meramec Valley R-III School District is that every student who graduates from high school will be college or career ready.

Bandon Crossings will host benefit tourneys | Community Sports  Coos Bay World

Bandon Crossings will host a pair of benefit tournaments in the coming weeks, including its annual fundraiser to benefit local military veterans on Wednesday, ...

Two Seeking 110th District State Seat | Pacific  The Missourian

Democrat Cody Kelley and Republican Dottie Bailey are candidates for state representative in Missouri's 110th District in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election.

Early Learning Center Grand Opening - Honor a Beloved Teacher  The Missourian

Approximately 400 people turned out Wednesday, Jan. 2, for the grand opening of the Meramec Valley R-III School District Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center.

Two New Assistant Superintendents Hired | Pacific  The Missourian

The Meramec Valley R-III School District has hired two new assistant superintendents for the 2018-19 school year.

Notebook: Hager goes deep at Busch; SWC adjusting to scheduling change

As the ping of Brandon Hager's metal bat connecting with a ball rang throughout Busch Stadium, Steve Pfund sat back and enjoyed the show.

Outpouring of support after homecoming prank at Pacific High School

PACIFIC • They wanted to feel excitement for their daughter, a 15-year-old who came home from school with the news that she had been chosen for ...

SPHS breaks ground on new facilities | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Students and staff of Sierra Pacific High School grinned widely Friday afternoon as they broke ground on what will eventually be the site of the ...

Class 4 District 3 championship: Lutheran South 5, Borgia 4 | High School Baseball

Lutheran South players storm the field during the Class 4 District 3 Championship baseball game on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Pacific High School in Pacific, ...

School District Changes  The Missourian

By Pauline Masson. Pacific Missourian Editor. When school opens in August, Meramec Valley School District students, parents and patrons will see many new ...

Pacific girls handle New Hope | Local Sports |  Coos Bay World

LANGLOIS — It took a little bit to get started, but eventually the Pacific girls basketball team got rolling on Saturday.

Bomb threat forces evacuation at Pacific High School

School was dismissed at regular time; police and firefighters found nothing suspicious.

Pacific Post 320 Freshmen Split Games With Hannibal | Sports  The Missourian

Runs in the final two innings for Hannibal Post 55 prevented a sweep Saturday at Pacific High School.

Pacific girls hold off Reedsport in basketball | Sports |  Coos Bay World

LANGLOIS — The Pacific girls basketball team got its third win against a team from the Class 2A Sunset Conference on Wednesday.

Ozarkland Coming to Villa Ridge — Tentative Opening May 1  The Missourian

If you've been to Lake of the Ozarks or traveled on Highways 44 or 70 in the past 50 years you've seen the billboards and probably stopped at one of.

Communities rally around Steven White | Local Sports  Coos Bay World

LANGLOIS — Steven White sat in the Bandon High School gym behind the scorer's table unaware of what was about to happen.

Patino scores twice, Sierra Pacific moves to 9-0 in ESL  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Sierra Pacific's Stacey Patino scored twice in the second half as the Golden Bears outscored the Cardinals 3-0 over the final 40 minutes in a 4-1 ...

Hanford high schools ready for new year | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Thousands of students descended onto Hanford's three high school campuses Thursday, an air of excitement and energy on the first day of ...

No Bullying At Pacific H.S. Homecoming Parade

PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) - Extra Pacific police officers patrolled the streets Saturday morning after hearing of threats against a special-needs member of the high ...

Pacific High School basketball stars sign with Umpqua Community College  Coos Bay World

LANGLOIS — John Morrill-Keeler and Jack Lehnherr were teammates for just one basketball season at Pacific High School, helping the Pirates win their first ...

Knee injury ends career for Mizzou's VanLeer | Mizzou  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • Cullen VanLeer wanted nothing more than to play out his senior year at Missouri and make it back to the NCAA Tournament, but a severe ...

Scenic Regional Library Awarded Big Read Grant — To Present Free Programs, Book Discussions in Three Counties  The Missourian

Scenic Regional Library has been awarded a prestigious NEA Big Read grant.

Community Pays Tribute To Hardcastle  The Missourian

By Pauline Masson. Pacific Missourian Editor. Friends of a popular youth supporter, who lost his life in an accident May 13, are paying tribute to him as a ...

SPHS cheer and dance teams win big at camps  Hanford Sentinel

The Sierra Pacific High School cheer and dance teams recently earned the top awards at their camps once again, and the students are still riding high on their ...

Pacific homecoming parade proceeds smoothly after prank | Education

PACIFIC • Talk about the Pacific High School homecoming prank controversy will continue for a long while, but there were signs of healing at Saturday's parade.

Fishbough to retire as HJUHSD superintendent | Local  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — After a 35-year career in education, the last 13 as superintendent of Hanford Joint Union High School District, William Fishbough has announced ...

Three-Way Race for Pacific Mayor | Pacific  The Missourian

Three residents, all with government experience, are running for mayor in the Tuesday, April 3, election.

Hinkle Resigns as Pacific's Football Coach | Sports  The Missourian

George Hinkle, who recently was named the 2013 football coach of the year in the Four Rivers Conference, has resigned as head football coach at Pacific.

New Administrative Team to Lead Meramec Valley District  The Missourian

From curriculum and teacher training to buildings, budgets, cafeterias and transportation, the Meramec Valley R-III School District will start the 2018-19 school ...

Port Orford-Langlois School District upgrades technology | News  Coos Bay World

PORT ORFORD - In an effort to provide opportunities for students to work on technology skills, the Port Orford-Langlois School District has purchased ...

Sierra Pacific rakes in All-ESL honors | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — After capturing a second consecutive East Sequoia League title — and an undefeated one nonetheless — Sierra Pacific was represented well in ...

Pacific's St. Bridget Church to Mark 175th Anniversary  The Missourian

St. Bridget of Kildare Church, Pacific, will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the parish Sunday, Nov. 13.

Three Seeking Ward 3 Seat On April Ballot | Local News  The Missourian

There is a race for the Ward 3 Pacific Board of Aldermen seat on the April 4 ballot, with three newcomers vying for the position — Cody Kelley, Carol Minton.

Sierra Pacific's Martella garners MVP honors | Local  Hanford Sentinel

The Sierra Pacific girls soccer team had another stellar year and had nine players make the All-East Sequoia League team. There was no bigger honor received ...

Sierra Pacific softball game called in fifth inning, to be resumed later  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — The last few innings between the two best teams in the East Sequoia League will have to wait because the baseball gods had other plans on ...

Foreshadowing the future | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Although groundhog Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on Saturday — predicting an early spring — plenty of local business professionals ...

VanGronigen voted MVP, Sierra Pacific leads with six All-ESL selections  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — After a third consecutive undefeated East Sequoia League season — and a sixth league title in a row — Sierra Pacific also landed the top honors ...

Fourth annual Guns vs. Hoses | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — The Hanford Police Department is seeking vengeance against the Hanford Fire Department — all in the name of charity, of course.

Transplanted St. Louisians celebrate Blues hoisting Stanley Cup  Joplin Globe

Certainly nobody was singing the blues on Wednesday night in St. Louis.

Gallery: Sierra Pacific wins 12-1 over Lindsay in five innings  Hanford Sentinel

McKenna Randall hit a three-run home run, Arlene Gudino drove in four runs and Sierra Pacific cruised to a 12-1 five-inning East Sequoia League victory over ...

Increased enrollment at Hanford high schools | Local  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — This year Sierra Pacific High School had an increase in students enrolled so far this year as did Hanford High and Hanford West High schools.

Sierra Pacific students learn about repercussions of drunken driving  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — The car crashes weren't real, neither were the injuries and deaths, but the emotions aroused in some students were real as Sierra Pacific High ...

Gallegos wins Peace Officer Merit Award | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — The Hanford Police Department would like to publicly congratulate School Resource Officer Nancy Gallegos, who will be receiving a national ...

Hanford high school district AP pass rate slightly improves  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Hanford Joint Unified High School District reported a slight increase of the rate of students passing its Advanced Placement exams at its board ...

Sierra Pacific starts the new school year | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — After a long summer vacation, students, teachers and administrators from Sierra Pacific High School were back Thursday morning for the start of a ...

Making it official: Springer signs with Fresno State  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — With his electric fastball, cutter and curveball, Will Springer terrorized opposing batters last season. Now, after three outstanding seasons on the ...

Bridge2College to award scholarships to local students | Local  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — An organization aimed at bridging the gap between underserved students and college is proud to announce their class of graduating seniors, who ...

Darin Parson talks being the new principal at Sierra Pacific  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Darin Parson, the new principal at Sierra Pacific High School, wants to build a culture of inclusivity.

Parkway West Showdown: Liberty (Wentzville) 65, Lafayette 49 | Lafayette High School

Lafayette senior Trey Griffey (42) puts up a shot against the defense of Liberty junior Jayce Catchings (32) and senior Jarring McKeithen (20) during the first ...

SPHS cheerleaders represent US abroad | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

Two Sierra Pacific High School cheerleaders had the opportunity to perform in two different countries during their winter break.

Tolton's Teague Travis wins state championship in emotional tournament  Columbia Missourian

Travis won his state championship match, while senior Montgomery Mills came up short in his own state final.

Residents Can Take Part in Reading Initiative — Funded Through Big Read Grant  The Missourian

A library grant will spur reading groups and programming, and get books into the hands of residents throughout Franklin County and beyond.

Gallery: Sierra Pacific Class of 2018 Graduation | Local  Hanford Sentinel

Diplomas were awarded, tassels were turned and a new chapter was written in the 6th annual Commencement for Sierra Pacific High School. The Class of 2018 ...

Hanford sign installed | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — The city of Hanford has a new landmark.

Pacific's VanLeer Reaches 1000 Career Points in Junior Season  The Missourian

Just six games into his junior season, Pacific's Cullen VanLeer reached a major basketball milestone.

Pacific man charged in heroin overdose that killed mother of three  SuburbanJournals

Mother of three children died of heroin overdose in April.

Hanford Fire Department wins fourth annual Guns vs. Hoses  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — The Hanford Fire Department showcased their dominance on the hardwood floor with a 55-43 victory in the fourth annual Guns vs. Hoses charity ...

New Contract For VanLeer — Washington School District Superintendent Since 2009  The Missourian

The Washington School Board has approved a one-year contract extension for Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer.

Statler, Cunha give Golden Bears the edge | Local  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — The defending East Sequoia League champions and CIF Central Section Division V runner-up Golden Bears opened their season with a 2-1 ...

SPHS cheer and dance teams earn top honors  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — July and August were good months for Sierra Pacific High School's Cheer Team and Dance Team, whose cheerleaders and dancers took home ...

Dan McClain Halloween Display Annual Tradition | Pacific  The Missourian

At the very front of the yard, along the sidewalk, the giant spiders are the first to begin to pulse and take life at dusk. It is around 6 p.m..

School district considers $35M bond | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

The Hanford Joint Union High School District is considering asking voters to approve a new school construction bond on the November 2016 ballot.

St. Louis Christmas light connoisseurs put in 40-hour weeks on the hunt for best home displays  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Laura Thake and Mitch Miller take holiday lights seriously. They've become curators of the best free home light displays in the St. Louis area, but it's a ...

Cranberry Festival 2019 - VFW Bazaar and Bake Sale and Breakfast  Coos Bay World

The annual VFW Ladies Auxiliary Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14, at the VFW Hall on Bates.

Tim Baker Enters Race For County Clerk Seat  The Missourian

Tim Baker, Robertsville, a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a former business owner for 20 years, has declared his candidacy for county clerk of Franklin ...

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

Langlois resident awaits lung transplant | News  Coos Bay World

LANGLOIS - Oregon coast native Jeremy Rhodes was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 4. He's now 43, which is "old" for someone with the disease.

Kloster hired as Lemoore's new football coach | Local  Hanford Sentinel

Lemoore has found its new play-caller. Joshua Kloster was formally approved to be the new football coach at an LUHSD board meeting on Thursday. Kloster ...

Hanford FFA ag farm grand opening | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Students, educators, elected officials and community members gathered Friday to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new Hanford agricultural ...

Reidt Stuff: Pacific Grad Signs With St. Louis Cardinals  The Missourian

As Andrew Reidt pulls on the navy blue jersey with the familiar red Cardinals logo on the chest, he accomplishes much more than simply dressing for a game.

Sierra Pacific to perform 'Grease' | Features |  Hanford Sentinel

"Grease" has been a popular musical since its inception for the stage and later for film. The story of two high school lovers — Sandy and Danny — struggling to.

Eyes on the prize: Sierra Pacific hopes to lean on experience  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Despite losing their starting quarterback and leading touchdown scorer, Sierra Pacific is staying the course and, more importantly, staying ...

Class 4A Belleville West Regional, first round: O'Fallon 46, Belleville East 44

Khalifah Muhammad of Belleville East takes a shot as Caleb Burton and Shaun Riley of O'Fallon defend during the Class 4A Collinsville Regional on Monday, ...

Procession for Fallen Soldier Jeffrey White Is Saturday in Pacific  The Missourian

Large crowds are expected to line the streets of Pacific Saturday as the remains of a local soldier killed in Afghanistan last week will return home.

Lady Jays Complete Sweep of Borgia, Advance to Title Game  The Missourian

For the third time this season, and second time since Thursday, the Washington girls soccer Lady Jays defeated their crosstown rival, St. Francis Borgia ...

Sheriff: Three arrested in standoff near Sierra Pacific High School  Hanford Sentinel

Sierra Pacific High School and the College of the Sequoias campus in Hanford were evacuated late Tuesday during a SWAT standoff, the Kings County Sheriff's ...

Body of teen who disappeared while swimming in the Big River has been found, police say

JEFFERSON COUNTY • The body of a 14-year-old who was last seen swimming in the Big River has been found, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Gallery: Golden Bears drop match to Panthers  Hanford Sentinel

The Golden Bears (5-5) had late-set execution issues, which ultimately contributed to their 3-1 loss against Washington Union (9-1) on Tuesday.

Plenty of work to do | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — It was one of those days for Sierra Pacific.

Lake Media welcomes Stacy Johnson

A 25-year veteran in media sales and and news has joined Lake Media as a multi-media sales executive.

Indian Springs readies for first home game | Schools  Highland Community News

This Friday, Sept. 11, Indian Springs High School Coyotes will play their first home varsity football game at the school's new football stadium, as it nears ...

Photos: Sierra Pacific softball loses to Coalinga | Gallery  Hanford Sentinel

On Tuesday, March 6, Sierra Pacific's softball team lost to Coalinga High 14-4 in five innings. The Golden Bears have only had about two practices, in part due to ...

Medina looks back on year as Miss Kings County  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD – This weekend, a new Miss Kings County will be crowned.

Lamke, Hoven Vying For Circuit Judge Seat | County  The Missourian

Two experienced judges are vying for the Division II 20th circuit judge seat in Tuesday's General Election.

Former NFCA President Wells inducted in St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame  NFCA Home Plate

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- NFCA Hall of Famer and former Association president Linda Wells was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept.

Hanford FFA to get new ag farm | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Students, educators, elected officials and community members gathered Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Hanford agricultural ...

County graduation rates remain on par | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

While state graduation rates continue to increase, Kings County districts showed a very slight decrease in high school graduation rates for the first time in five ...

Bayless Bronchos vs. Lincoln College Prep Tigers | Bayless High School

What: Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal. When, where: 2 p.m. Friday, Soccer Park, Fenton. Records, rankings: Bayless, 21-4-2, No.

Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville | Edwardsville High School

The power-hitting left-handed batter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (seven), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro ...

Cranberry Festival coming Sept. 13-15 | Entertainment  Coos Bay World

BANDON - Planning for the 73rd annual Bandon Cranberry Festival is underway, promising a weekend full of activities, events and entertainment for the whole ...

Missouri Teacher of the Year finalists selected  KOMU-TV

Six finalists throughout Missouri were selected to be chosen as the Missouri Teacher of the Year.

Pacific Native Dies In Alligator Attack | Pacific  The Missourian

A man who made national news after being killed by an alligator was originally from Pacific.

On deck this week (April 21): Bandon, Port Orford-Langlois schools  Coos Bay World

Bandon School District. On the calendar: April 25: No school (in-*service* day). BANDON HIGH. On the calendar: 7 p.m. April 22: Swing Choir & Friends at ...

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