Author: Shawn Kober

Missouri National Guard will host a press conference for the daughter of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. William Shemin

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri National Guard Public Affairs Office will host a press conference for the daughter of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. William Shemin at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.  Sgt. Shemin will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courage, his daughter, Elsie Shemin-Roth, is accepting on his behalf. Sgt. Shemin will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as a rifleman with G Company, 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in connection with combat operations against an armed enemy on the Vesle River, near Bazoches, France from August 7 to August 9, 1918.  Sgt. Shemin left cover and crossed open space, repeatedly exposing himself to heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, to rescue wounded.  After Officers and Senior Noncommissioned Officers had become casualties, Sgt. Shemin took command of the platoon and displayed great initiative under fire until wounded on August 9. Media are encouraged to attend the press conference on Wednesday, May 20, at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, Mo., 63146. Media are asked to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. and the press conference is scheduled to begin promptly at 10 a.m.  Please allow time to get through security. Ms. Shemin-Roth will not be available for interviews or comments prior to this press conference and media are...

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A Missouri Tragedy: Learning from Tom Schweich’s Death

A Missouri Tragedy: Learning from Tom Schweich’s Death by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – It’s a tragedy that still has Missourians – especially those who knew him – in disbelief: the apparent suicide of State Auditor Tom Schweich. The investigation into his death concludes that Schweich took his own life after a long history of dealing with both mental and physical challenges. Our political process has moved forward, as it’s designed to do in times like this, but there are still more questions than answers regarding why someone with a history of personal, professional and political success would...

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Local Lake Ozark Man Helps out with Beyond the Horizon, a humanitarian and civic assistance mission

Spc. Trenton Teubner, from Lake Ozark, Mo., a carpentry masonry specialist with the 276th Engineer Company out of Pierce City, Mo., works along side Pvt. Noe Benjamin Peraza, a Salvadoran Army engineer, on April 27 here as part of Beyond the Horizon 2015. BTH is a humanitarian and civic assistance mission that lasts for several months, and provides construction and medical assistance to the people of El Salvador.The two engineer soldiers are helping construct a new elementary school for the town since the previous school was destroyed by an earthquake 13 years ago. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt....

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BENTON COUNTY MUSEUM

BENTON COUNTY MUSEUM It’s new! It’s fresh! It’s chock full of Benton County memorabilia! Come enjoy the Benton County Museum at 1660 Hilltop Drive, Warsaw across from Farmers Bank. The Benton County Historical Society has created an appealing setting for the county’s collection of artifacts demonstrating our rich cultural history and heritage. When you enter the museum you will see a steamboat captain’s view of the Osage River as well as a large-scale model of a paddle wheel representing the exciting steamboat era of the Osage River at Warsaw. The sixteen foot historical timeline on the wall highlights important...

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