South County Times article 7-28-17


The Sappington-Concord Historical Society is featured this morning on the front page of the South County Times. It is in conjunction with the opening of the new Dressel School next Wednesday, the SCHS 25 anniversary and the new SCHS Ross A Wagner History Center. The paper is on your driveway in the red wrapper. Or see it on-line at: Of related interest is the President’s message.

The people in the photo are all current board members. The photo was taken by Ursule Ruhl at the new Ross A Wagner History Center. Please note that the Wagner Center is not open to the public at this time.

In the foreground of the photo is one of the fences on Ross’ farm. The cedar fence posts are said to have been installed during World War II by German prisoners of war.

Ross’ house is in the background. Currently plans are under way for the maintenance and development of the property with an eye toward maintaining the legacy of Ross Wager as both an historian and a farmer.

If you would like to offer time, dollars, or your special skills to this effort, contact Stephen Hanpeter at