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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:31pm

In 2015 Jim Saali and his wife, Sallye, had “a glorious idea to move to Phoenix,” Mr. Saali recalls in a tone indicating the idea was anything but. “We lasted one year. We were so homesick.” Living several states away, Mr. Saali was wistful for the little things, like running into friends and students at the grocery store. After teaching Spanish at De Smet Jesuit High School for 22 years, he was used to these chance encounters happening all the time — and he missed them tremendously.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:31pm

Like many high school students, Sharita Davis-Campbell’s most dreaded subject was algebra. Biology, American history, English? Those were no problem. But the mathematical equations proved tortuous.

“I would write notes and take pictures with my phone to study for tests. I was pushing day in and day out,” said Davis-Campbell, who lives downtown. “I’d get up the next day and start over again.”

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:31pm

Sure, they're showboating, but they'd just landed a spaceship.

A Chesterfield native had a big hand in the recent U.S. mission to Mars — and in the celebratory handshake that followed.

Brooke Harper, 29, stars in a video posted Monday by NASA on social media. It now has more than 3 million viewings.

The clip shows Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers celebrating after they landed the Mars InSight probe on the planet to begin a two-year scientific study.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:34pm

JEFFERSON CITY • In a stinging rebuke to former Gov. Eric Greitens, Missouri education officials are rehiring the commissioner who was ousted from her job last year.

Margie Vandeven, who was dismissed last year by a board that had been revamped by Greitens, will resume the $191,544 post she had held since 2015, officials said Tuesday.

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:10pm

Webster Groves School District, following new state legislation, is creating a program through which high school students can enroll and get credit for many online courses.

District officials announced and explained the program at the School Board meeting Monday night. The Ritenour School Board gave initial approval to its program four days earlier and other districts are following. The programs are to begin as early as January.

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