Get involved in a local fundraiser to benefit local families of fallen heroes.
If you are looking to help a good cause you can help area law enforcement families make it through the holiday season. Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser is selling new and gently used ornaments, and the proceeds go soley to The Backstoppers . The goal is to raise $60,000, according to the charity's local website. Ornaments donated to Ornaments for Officers will be displayed at a number of participating retailers, more than 300, until Christmas and will be sold for $9 each. The Backstoppers will use the proceeds to help support the families of fallen and injured local heroes.
Built the St. Louis Suburban Journals into the nation's powerhouse of local news.
Frank C. Bick, age 85, long-time publisher of the St. Louis Suburban Journal newspapers passed away at his home in Ladue on July 18, 2012. Bick suffered a very serious stroke earlier in the week. Earlier this year, Ladue-Frontenac Patch Editor Jim Baer interviewed his former boss of 16 years in conjunction with an award he was presented for contributions to seniors programs. Newspapering has always been a highly charged medium in St. Louis. Probably no one has done it any better than Ladue’s octogenarian, 84-year-old Col. Frank C. Bick. Bick was the driving force behind the growth of the burgeoning Suburban Newspapers of Greater St. Louis for nearly three decades. Bick is probably the only publisher in the world who went from high school …