Sad news: We have been informed local drag racer Corey Gierten, 21, of Foristell, Missouri, has passed away. His funeral will be held on Thursday, October 6, at 10 a.m. at Winfield Cemetery in Winfield, Missouri.

Corey was a U.S. Army Military Police Reservist.

Please join us in keeping him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.