Members of the clergy and different religious leaders came together in unity Friday, Nov. 2, at a temple in St. Louis in honor of the tragedy that occurred in Pittsburgh. One of the guest speakers was a pastor from St. Clair.

It was an easy election cycle for judges in the 20th Judicial Circuit with none of them facing opponents in either the primary or general elections.

The East Central College Board of Trustees approved a bid from Rixan Automation, Dayton, Ohio, for the purchase of two robot trainer bases during its meeting Monday, Nov. 5.

Several Washington residents asked the Washington Traffic Safety Committee to consider safety upgrades on East Fifth Street near their homes.


Just two days after winning re-election to a second term, Republican Dave Schatz, Sullivan, has been selected by his peers to the second highest position in the Missouri Senate.

East Central College will host an International Day Festival Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Donald Shook Student Center Cafe from 10 a.m. to noon to celebrate cultures from around the globe.


Voters in the Union Fire Protection District supported a property tax levy increase in Tuesday’s election.

A safe stolen recently from Dairy Delight was found near Augusta Bottom Road Wednesday.

Spartan Showcase, a leading manufacturer of bakery and retail display cases, announces the 70th anniversary of its founding.

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In time for Veterans Day, the Gateway Region YMCA will now be permanently offering new membership rates exclusive to active duty military, including Guard and Reservists, veterans and their families.

Opening the time capsule that was buried in 1968 may be a bigger deal than a lot of us realize.

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Franklin County residents have received phone calls from scammers “spoofing” the sheriff’s office number to steal money.

Union High School graduate Dr. Jon Copeland, a general dentist in Wildwood, was honored Nov. 2 as the 2018 Missouri Dental Association (MDA) Outstanding New Dental Leader at the MDA House of Delegates.  


The Washington City Council entered into a new contract with a local IT firm to include the building and maintenance of a new city website.

Author Ann Hazelwood, of St. Charles, who has penned more than a dozen books centered on quilts, will join the Scenic Regional Library book club discussion Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m.

The East Central College Film and Lecture Series will continue Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” in the ECC John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center.

Poor Boyz Recycling is continuing its progress in complying with its conditional use agreement, according to Mayor Ron Blum. He gave aldermen an update during Monday’s board meeting.


As the skeletons and pumpkins of Halloween are packed away, Franklin County residents got another scare last week as tax bills began arriving in their mailboxes.