Dan Barger

Dan Barger
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Dan Barger long has been a community journalist, starting as a reporter/editor in Jefferson County, moving on to cover politics and write editorials in south St. Louis, managing newsrooms in West and North County and becoming the editorial director for the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis. Barger also served two stints as a Journal newspaper publisher, in Monroe County, Ill. and in Jefferson County, Mo. Along the way Barger has covered a wide diversity of stories, from the achievements of neighborhood people to the follies at a variety of city halls to the efforts by community groups to make their hometown a better place. Barger was recognized as the Suburban Journalist of the Year by Suburban Newspapers of America for his stories on the presidential aspirations of Dick Gephardt, his coverage of a two-month conspiracy trial in St. Louis and his profiles on the people in south St. Louis. Golf has been a big part of Barger's life, from caddying in the U.S. Open at Bellerive CC, editor the Gateway Golfer magazine and the Gateway PGA, working as a photographer at the PGA Championship, also at Bellerive, and touring all the local links where his game is not aging gracefully. Barger and his wife, Carolyn, who live on a high ridge in Fenton, have two children, Nathan and Savannah.

Recent Contributions

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Coming to Lindbergh High School Campus June 13

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Coming to Lindbergh High School Campus June 13

The Show-Me Hero Salute organization is hosting a "dignified" and reverential display of an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
'Good Interest' Shown in Johnny's Market Building

'Good Interest' Shown in Johnny's Market Building

Real estate representative says the former neighborhood grocery store has been shown to three groups so far.
'Good Interest' Shown in Johnny's Market Building

'Good Interest' Shown in Johnny's Market Building

Real estate representative says the former neighborhood grocery store has been shown to three groups so far.
Jefferson County to Honor Fallen Officers Wednesday

Jefferson County to Honor Fallen Officers Wednesday

The roll call will include Deputy Terry O'Connell who was gunned down after a traffic stop on Highway 30 on April 5, 1978.
Fireworks Were on the Sunset Hills City Council Agenda

Fireworks Were on the Sunset Hills City Council Agenda

Council approves permit for a fireworks display June 7 at Faith Church.
Big Change Comes to Fenton Days This Year

Big Change Comes to Fenton Days This Year

This addition to the citywide celebration follows the successful event last year, when attendees celebrated Fenton's 175th birthday.
Horse Thief Nabs Two Animals in Dittmer

Horse Thief Nabs Two Animals in Dittmer

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department investigated these incidents.
Fenton Man Airlifted to Mercy Hospital Following Car Crash Monday

Fenton Man Airlifted to Mercy Hospital Following Car Crash Monday

The crash was handled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Sunset Hills and its Prehistoric Past

Sunset Hills and its Prehistoric Past

Mound Builder Indians were the first inhabitants of what is now partly Sunset Hills
Daytime Burglary Reported on Del Vista Drive

Daytime Burglary Reported on Del Vista Drive

Crestwood police investigated the residential burglary.
Homebuilding Heats Up at Winter Lake Estates

Homebuilding Heats Up at Winter Lake Estates

The home development overlooks George Winter Park, Fenton.
Two New Northwest School District Principals Named

Two New Northwest School District Principals Named

Murphy Elementary and Valley Middle schools to have new principals in the 2013-14
Two-Car Crash Sends 7 to Hospital Saturday

Two-Car Crash Sends 7 to Hospital Saturday

The accident was handled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol
Two Barnhart Girls Injured in Saturday Car Crash

Two Barnhart Girls Injured in Saturday Car Crash

The accident was handled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Jefferson County Law Enforcement to Honor its Fallen Heroes Wednesday

Jefferson County Law Enforcement to Honor its Fallen Heroes Wednesday

Prayer breakfast and memorial ceremony will honor those who have paid the ultimate price as they served and protected.
Student Speakers to Take Center Stage at Local High School Commencements

Student Speakers to Take Center Stage at Local High School Commencements

Several high schools are using the Chaifetz Arena as a commencement venue, Others will keep the graduation event at home.
Lindbergh Ranks Fourth Among Best Missouri High Schools in Newsweek Survey

Lindbergh Ranks Fourth Among Best Missouri High Schools in Newsweek Survey

The school also ranked 334th nationally in Newsweek's just released "America's Best High Schools" list.
Community Garden in Sunset Hills is a High School/City/Rotary Club Project.

Community Garden in Sunset Hills is a High School/City/Rotary Club Project.

Lindbergh HS Interact Club will maintain the garden to grow produce, some of which will be forwarded to local food pantries
Headed to the ER? You're Probably Waiting Twice as Long on Average

Headed to the ER? You're Probably Waiting Twice as Long on Average

New Medicare database shows how hospitals serving the region—and the rest of the nation—compare for care. The findings for local hospitals serving Fenton and High Ridge residents might s