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  • By Karen Butterfield, Missourian Staff Writer
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Scenic Regional Library officials focused on building projects in 2016, which will continue in 2017, said Library Director Steve Campbell.

City officials took a moment during the Jan. 17 board of aldermen meeting to recognize Cleta Null for the 25-year Adopt-a-Family program that she created to assist families at Christmas.

Planners of the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they are changing the date of the parade to the Saturday prior to March 17 rather than the previously announced day of the Saturday after St. Pat’s Day.

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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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The city operations committee will discuss the condition of roads and bridges to determine which projects could be submitted for federal funding to East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGCOG).

  • By Karen Butterfield, Missourian Staff Writer
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Union resident Peggy Piotraschke has helped the dream of the Disabled Veterans Memorial become a reality, with the single largest individual donation toward the project since fundraising began two years ago.

With the support of the Missouri delegation, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer has reintroduced legislation to designate the U.S. Postal Service building in Pacific as the “Specialist Jeffrey L. White Jr. Post Office.”

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Union fire crews responded to this commercial vehicle fire in the 700 block of Stonebrook Drive off Denmark Road Friday. 

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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The city of Union has received the required MS4 Stormwater Management Permit, City Engineer Jonathan Zimmermann told the personnel, finance and public works committee last week.

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  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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Union police officers may soon begin carrying naloxone hydrochloride to help save the lives of citizens who have overdosed on prescription opioids or heroin, said Police Chief Norman Brune.

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One area of the city that will gain attention in 2017 is the old downtown shopping district along First and St. Louis streets.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Editor
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As the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I approaches, the Missouri Historical Society is reminding history buffs that Missouri sent more than soldiers “over there.’’

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  • By Susan Miller, Missourian Managing Editor
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Money earned by civic groups, schools and churches which worked the gates, parking lots and concession stands at the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair totaled $145,299 — a new record.

A mobile home off of Westwood Road in the rural St. Clair area burned to the ground Wednesday, Jan. 18, despite firefighters efforts to save it. A neighbor, who said he called in the fire, told The Missourian the home was unoccupied when the fire broke out. See the full story in the weekend …

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