The MOBB (Missouri Big Band), a collective of current and retired music teachers as well as other adults who like getting together to play music, performed their Swingin' Under the Stars concert Sunday (Aug. 18) at West City Park in Festus. The group, conducted by Joe Pappas, leaned heavily …
Editor’s note: The Leader Teen Advisory Board’s final Special Report of the 2018-2019 school year tackles the epidemic level of vaping among Jefferson County teens. Student journalists struggled with how to report the story because the teens involved may be breaking both the law and school r…
The Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library hosts outdoor German Heritage Festival despite heat in the 90s.
The Blazers pull out a 7-6 win in the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association contest in Arnold.
The Post-253-Blazers ballgame was the first time the teams played each other.The Post-253-Blazers ballgame was the first time the teams played each other.
Jefferson County athletes posted some stellar performances at the competition, held at Battle High School in Columbia.
Gary Agre has been a music educator for 30 years and has taught music at Guffey Elementry for the past 17 years. He will be retiring and will be missed by his co-workers and students.
Performances, featuring students, staff and community members, will be held at Jefferson College’s Hillsboro campus.
Annual church parish picnic continues success regardless of brief storm on the final night. Visitors enjoyed music, games, food and a free petting zoo.
Thousands of people attended the 25th annual Hlllsboro Homecoming and Festival, held May 17 and 18, on or around the Hillsboro Main Street. The event was sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.
Track events were held May 11 in Hillsboro for classes 4 and 5, boys and girls, but field events were postponed until May 13 because of rainy conditions. Hillsboro, Windsor, Fox, Seckman and Northwest teams competed.
More than 600 people and 200 dogs attended the fifth annual Leader Pet Expo, held May 5 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
The long-awaited public debut of the new band room addition to Festus High School came Thursday (May 9) with a jazz concert. The Festus Jazz Band performed a number of jazz, swing and Latin classics, and they gave way for a few tunes to the Missouri Big Band, an aggregation of current and fo…
The Festus High School freshman, concert and symphonic bands ended their 2018-2019 performance schedule Tuesday (May 7) with a fun concert filled with familiar tunes -- a medley of 1980s hits, a symphony of sitcom themes, music from "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Lion King" and "Pirates of…
The Festus High School Theater Department wrapped up its 2018-2019 season with a production of "The Good Doctor," a series of comedic vignettes based on the writings of Russian author Anton Chekhov, framed by a writer, in an effort to stave off writer's block, telling the audience about his …
More than 100 people attended, with presentations by the World Bird Sanctuary, the Jefferson County Reclycling Program and the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association.
Approximately 370 Jefferson County student-athletes participated, each competing in at least two events.
An estimated 1,000 people attended the event, which raised $5,500 to benefit the De Soto Chamber of Commerce.
About 500 senior citizens attended, with Marlene Delahunty of Crystal City and St. Louis winning the grand-prize trip – an afternoon for two at the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, complete with food and limousine ride.
About 300 people attended the dinner, which raised more than $120,000 to help support the high school.
900 people attended the hunt, held in Drewel Park. Kids in four age categories collected 12,000 eggs.