Westmoreland home serves as gallery for McKelvey's extensive art collection
Lori and Tom McKelvey in the living room of their home. On the wall behind them are nine Several white Swedish antiques — a cabinet, a grandfather clock, and a corner cabinet — provide continuity on the main floor and contrast with the darker ...
February 4, 2016
Latest flood news: 141 reopens; levee breach overnight
The 500 or so people living behind the Len Small levee, which protects the hamlets of Olive Branch, Hodges Park, Unity and rural homes, were urged to move to higher ground after the Mississippi began pouring over the levee. Alexander County The Red ...
January 2, 2016
The Death and Life of Atlantic City
This was the South Inlet, a once thriving part of town and now more or less a desolate slum at the northeastern end of Absecon Island, the landmass that is home to Atlantic City and three other municipalities. People .. We saw it on the six-o'clock ...
August 31, 2015
Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control
“I will take on that fight. I'm very hopeful and excited that the president is going to take some action with executive action in the next week or two … but if it's a Republican who walks into the White House within the first day, the executive orders ...
Fairy doors; training with lightsabers; mistakenly fired
"It's still not us." Singano is working on her associate's degree in science at Lewis and Clark Community College, near where she used to live in Alton. She also works for Easter Seals Midwest, caring for people with disabilities in their homes in St ...
January 9, 2016
Ron Jaworski Golf acquires Ramblewood Country Club
“The goal of the clubhouse and wedding ceremony site renovations is to elevate Ramblewood CC as the most spectacular golf club and wedding facility in the area,” Ron Jaworski said in a press release. “We will also be a premier venue for bar and bat ...
January 14, 2016
Workers find alternative space to 9-5 office environment
Each morning Sarah Seiwert hears her alarm clock and begins her long commute to work: Five steps from her bed to the office. “I'll typically wake up, get a cup of coffee and log in to get started for the day,” said Seiwert, who works entirely from home....
December 21, 2015
When Lori McKelvey downsized and moved into her current home, a 2,500-square-foot Cape Cod house in Westmoreland, she thought it was the perfect size for one person, exactly what she was looking for. Lori moved into the home on Memorial Day 2004. That fall she met Tom McKelvey, and six months later the pair were married. "It was ridiculous to have two houses," she says, "so we looked for houses together. But they didn't see anything they liked better than the two homes they already owned. Lori loved her newly renovated home. Tom, an avid golfer who retired from PSC Metals and went to work with Lori's father and brother at Bertlekamp Automation after getting "bored" in retirement, also loved his home, which was close to his favorite golf course at Holston Hills Country... She smiles mischievously when she says, "He went on a golf trip, and I sold his house. It turns out the Cape Cod cottage, one of the first 11 houses built in Westmoreland, is the perfect size for two. Lori previously had been living with her children, Wizzie and Lan, in a 3,500-square-foot house in the new Westmoreland neighborhood. Her house search began and ended with a spontaneous encounter with a friend who was renovating the house she ultimately purchased. "I was driving by, saw him and stopped to say hello, and he asked me if I wanted to buy this house.
Record rainfall over the weekend and Monday pushed rivers to record heights in some areas. 141 reopens in St. Louis County Highway 141 in St. Louis County reopened Saturday afternoon. Pumping should resume Sunday at sewage plant Pumping operations at the Grand Glaize sewage treatment plant in Valley Park should be restored by the end of the day Sunday, which means area residents could see their basements empty faster. Metropolitan Sewer District spokesman Sean Hadley said Saturday that he does not know when the treatment plant, which was shut down Thursdy morning to prevent serious damage, will be back online. In Fenton, where the sewage treatment plant was swamped Monday night, MSD crews are working to pump the water out of the plant so they can get inside and assess the damage. Levee breached overnight in S. Illinois There was a Mississippi River levee breach overnight in southern Illinois that occurred in a mostly agricultural area, said Alexander County Emergency Management Agency director Michael Turner. The Len Small levee that breached is just west of the Horseshoe Lake Conservation area near Olive Branch, he said. "Right now, there are no more homes flooded than already were flooded there.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is slated Monday to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation’s gun laws, making his first order of business in the new year a clear signal the president in his final year doesn’t... At a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and other top law enforcement officials Obama is expected to sign off on a package of proposals aimed at curbing gun violence and cracking down on unregulated gun sales. At the top of the list is an effort to expand background checks on gun sales by forcing more sellers to register as federally licensed gun dealers. The changes would be aimed at some unregistered sellers who skirt the background check laws by selling at gun shows, online or informal settings. But after a steady string of mass shootings and with the clock on his tenure ticking down, Obama appears primed to push further than he has in the past. “We definitely think there are things he can do,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates for expanding background checks. On Thursday, he’ll take his argument to prime time, participating in a town hall discussion of gun violence on CNN.
Home of the Week: Seemingly small South River Colony cottage actually a spacious, art-filled abode
and had lots of wall space to display the art I've collected." She owns three artworks by artist William Tolliver and one Nancy Hammond. Fairley moved into the home in late 2006. But not before culling much of her old furniture. The upstairs contains some ...
February 10, 2016
Chip Minemyer | Newspaper collection tracks man's love of history, 'moments of his life'
His daughter, Sandra Lear, found a trunk full of old papers at her parents’ home following her father’s death in ... Our prayers for the war to end have been answered.” Arrow Furniture’s ad said: “America gives thanks.” Other ads from 1945 ...
February 13, 2016
Book excerpt: Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
TV celebrities Drew and Jonathan Scott release their first book — Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide ... The distance between an area rug and at least one wall should be between 12 and 18 inches so that flooring is visible.
February 13, 2016
Scandinavian design offers lean, clean beauty throughout a space
In living spaces, avoid large, dark rugs and wall ... gold clock. And of course, restraint and balance are crucial. One of the most common mistakes newbies make when decorating with a Scandinavian look in mind is going overboard. “Swedish furniture ...
February 12, 2016
S.A. "Sam" Jernigan: How to fall in love — with your home!
Colored by over two decades of experience in the home ... furnishings, lighting, window treatments, and plumbing options as well. Early in my design career, I saw a charming photo in a magazine that really struck me at the time. The wall was painted ...
February 13, 2016
Recurrent Pediatric Perianal Swelling
Physical examination findings were significant for an anal fissure with an overlying skin tag at the 6 o'clock position, mild perianal erythema ... to the ileocecal valve with multiple areas of bowel wall thickening and enhancement alternating with short ...
February 13, 2016
An English Decorator’s Poetic Home in the Welsh Countryside
One can hardly imagine the furnishings having been placed there ... Everywhere your eye lands it finds a pleasure and a comfort, as well as a clear utility. A wall clock ticks. The candles on the kitchen table may be prettily striped but they are halfway ...
February 12, 2016