Due to a scheduling quirk in this year's high school football season, the Festus Marching Tigers completed their regular-season home schedule for fall 2020 on Friday (Oct. 2) with four performances in the last four weeks. The Tigers' football team takes to the road for the last three weeks o…
In its heyday of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Motown Record Corporation hailed itself as "The Sound of Young America." The Festus High School Marching Tigers have adopted the Motown Sound as its sound this fall, with halftime homages to classics by the Jackson Five, Rare Earth and Ste…
It was the annual Homecoming game on Friday (Sept. 18), but with no parade, no halftime coronation of the queen and king, what's a marching band to do? The Festus Marching Tigers broke out by putting motion into the first song in their salute to the music of Motown, with more to come.
The Festus Marching Tigers traditionally take one pre-season practice under the lights at Tiger Stadium, but this year, a scheduling conflict necessitated the band's final run-through on Thursday (Sept. 3) under the bright sunlight of late afternoon. The Marching Tigers perfected their entra…
The Festus High School Marching Tigers band started the new season -- one that will be like no other -- on Friday (Sept. 4) as the Tigers tamed Sullivan in their home opener. While some procedures changed, and some traditions were put on the back burner, the Marching Tigers forged ahead, and…
A humorous meme made the rounds of Facebook in the early days of the pandemic that pictured a marching band with the caption "Band directors could solve COVID. They know about distancing and keeping hands off your face." This summer, in high school marching band camps around the county, band…
There was no pomp and circumstance, but members of the Class of 2020 got a little recognition Friday (May 29) as they assembled for the first time since mid-March (albeit socially distant, in vehicles) and paraded down Main Street before friends and well-wishers.
The last day of school usually comes with some smiles, some tears, some hugs... but in this most different of school years, the last day comes with social distancing, face masks and books and bags passed through car windows. The scene Wednesday (May 27) at Festus Intermediate School and Fest…
The Festus Middle School Tiger Talent theater program is presenting the musical, “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” through Saturday at Festus Middle School, 1717 W. Main St.
Everything was on the line and these photos show the wrestlers’ determination to make it to state.
See these shots of fierce competition among wrestlers trying to make it to the state tournament, set for this weekend.
Do you know anyone in these photos? The Hawks won 69-38, the 10th in a row victory in their match-up.
Enjoy scenes from the fair. More than 500 people attended, raising $1,305 for BackStoppers.
About 50 people participated in the march, held Jan. 19 in the Twin Cities, on a blustery winter day.
Three days into the tournament Hillsboro won 50-39 against Arcadia Valley, Festus lost 51-43 to North County and Jefferson lost 90-49 to South Iron.
Almost 1,000 people attended the ceremony, with a performance by the De Soto High School Choir, a story reading by Santa Claus and more.
About 225 people attended the dinner, held at Jefferson College in Hillsboro. Proceeds go to the college foundation.
The 91st annual parade drew about 100 floats and groups, with lots of spectators along the route.
30-degree temperatures didn’t stop a large crowd from watching the annual parade on Dec. 2.
Tickets are available for the tour at locations around De Soto and online at gethealthydesoto.org.