LEXINGTON, Mo. (AP) - Funeral services have been announced for former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton.
The Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home says visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Grondyke Hall at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington.
Skelton's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wikoff Hall, also on the Wentworth campus. A burial service with military rites is to occur at the Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington.
Skelton died this past Monday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Virginia. He was 81.
Skelton served in the U.S. House for 34 years before losing re-election in 2010. He never served in the military but was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a staunch advocate for the armed forces.
A massive pile up on Interstate 70 in downtown St. Louis today involved more than a dozen cars, but miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.
Shortly after 5 AM there were two separate accidents in the depressed section of the highway. The accidents involved several cars and a semi truck. Emergency crews were forced to shut down a section of the interstate to clear the wreckage. Police have not released an official cause of the crash.
But the roads were wet and there was fog in the area so those conditions could have played a role.
A grocery chain is closing one North St. Louis location and opening a new one. On Friday, Aldo will open a new store at 702 N Kingshighway. That will replace the location just blocks away on Page that closed Tuesday.
The store is opening after a ribbon cutting at 8:45 Friday morning.
The newest location's hours will be Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. -9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.