Gestwick takes over at Chester UMC
CHESTER – Chester United Methodist Church has a new pastor, the Rev. Clara Price Gestwick. Gestwick earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia College in 1987 and a master’s degree in divinity from Duke Divinity School in 1990. She was ordained a deacon in 1990 and an elder in... Read more
Jones is ‘Business Person of the Year’
Keith Jones has been named the Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year by the Chester Business Association. Jones was honored at the organization’s annual cookout, which was held June 21 at the home of Jim and Robin Daniels. The award was named in honor of Joseph Snead and Charles... Read more
Retired judge Ernest P. Gates dead at 94
CHESTER – Ernest Pleasants Gates, a man of great respect and admiration with deep family roots in Chesterfield County, died Monday, June 18, at the age of 94. He will be remembered as a man who loved his community, and was a dedicated public servant who worked to make... Read more
A collection of letters from a woman of the 21st century to 34 nameless women of Bible times is being released this week. “Dear Mrs. Noah: Letters to Unnamed Women of the Bible” by Chester resident Roberta M. Damon, gives appropriate names and new identities to women familiar to... Read more
CHESTER’S HIGH ON JUMPIN’ JOHNNY WILSON
Johnny Wilson was a athletic star, succeeding in four sports and life over 90 years A bronze statue standing nine feet tall graces the front of Anderson High School in Anderson, Ind. The residents of the central Indiana burg have waited over 70 years for their hero’s life to... Read more
Teacher Appreciation Week
Three Chesterfield County teachers were lauded and lavished with balloons and flowers as choices for the 2017 – 2018 Teachers of the Year for elementary, middle and high school and county wide Teacher Elementary School Teacher of the Year and Robious Elementary’s Teacher of the Year; Katherine Byers is... Read more
WASHINGTON – C-SPAN recently announced that Joseph Stoll has been named one of three recipients of C-SPAN’s 2017 Teacher Fellowship Program. Stoll teaches U.S. History and U.S. Government to high school students at L.C. Bird in Chesterfield. He is an AP U.S. exam reader, and he teaches a U.S.... Read more
A tribute to Paul R. Bartsch
Members of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Richmond Street lost their beloved music director, Paul Roberts Bartsch, suddenly in December. Still feeling the loss, a committee was formed to bring his works to life. “A Musical Tribute to the Life and Musical Works of Paul R. Bartsch” will be... Read more
Can Sponsler pierce 27 years of Cox’s armor?
Katie Sponsler is not a name that comes to mind when you are talking politics. Until 2015, she was busy serving her country in other ways. She is still taken aback by being described as a politician, “I don’t feel like a politician,” she said. Sponsler worked for 15... Read more
By Mark Fausz If you attended high school in Chester in the 1970s, you would have lived and breathed Thomas Dale High School especially if you were a cheerleader and the homecoming queen. But cheering wasn’t enough for an energetic girl who would go on to garner accolades from... Read more