County Reminds Parents to Schedule Back-to-School Vaccinations Now

mo depart health senior serviceslogo   With the 2017-2018 school year starting this week and next, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health is encouraging parents to make sure their children’s required vaccinations are up-to-date.

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Big Win For “Newsies” revised

Jay Armstrong Johnson stars as Jake Kelly in the lead male in "Newsies"

Jay Armstrong Johnson stars as Jack Kelly in the lead male in “Newsies”

EXTRA! EXTRA! Newsies is The

Muny’s Best Show of the Year!


                 by Pat Lindsey

Here’s the scoop, so read all about it…The Muny has saved the best for last by presenting Newsies as its final show of the 99th season. Newsies has exuberance in its balletic, precision tap and acrobatic dance numbers, a heart-tugging story, and a catchy score. Combined with a bit of history, an unlikely love story, and a youth ensemble unique to The Muny, Newsies is an evening of musical entertainment that will make you want to leap onstage and join the Children’s Crusade.

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The Dining Divas Check Out No. County’s Irma Jean’s Neighborhood Restaurant

Lisa Kampeter

Lisa Kampeter

by Lisa Kampeter

  It’s not often that the Dining Divas stay north for our dinner outings. When we’re fortunate enough to get a new, non-chain restaurant in town, many of us living in the area check it out before we think about getting the group there. This month, at the request of a couple North County Divas, we went to Irma Jean’s Neighborhood Restaurant & Sports Bar, even though a few of us had already been there.

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Hazelwood Central Football Begins Chojnacki Era Aug. 18 At DeSmet

jim's logo copy   By Jim Wieners

Brent Chojnacki begins his era as the 12th head football coach in the combined history of Hazelwood High School and Hazelwood Central High, ninth at Hazelwood Central, Aug.18 when the Hawks visit DeSmet Jesuit High for a 7 p.m. kickoff

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A BOOMER’S JOURNAL: It’s Been Slumping Summer For A Spoiled Cardinals Fan

Tom Anselm

Tom Anselm

by Tom Anselm

Well, here it is August and we who have any interest in St. Louis Cardinal baseball are looking at a disappointing year. I will be the first to admit that I am lukewarm on the local product this year. It is well documented elsewhere that the boys with the birds on the bat have played like, well, not like people who are at the elite level of their profession.

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Hazelwood Presents Life-Saving Awards For Heroic Efforts of City Lifeguards

Special to The Independent News

The Hazelwood’s “Life-Saving Award” were presented to several White Birch Aquatic Center lifeguards involved in saving a woman’s life on July 18. The lifeguards  were honored at the Aug. 2 City Council meeting.

The Hazelwood’s “Life-Saving Award” were presented to several White Birch Aquatic Center lifeguards involved in saving a woman’s life on July 18. The lifeguards were honored at the Aug. 2 City Council meeting.

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