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Friday 12/19/2014
Coal Ash Regulations Announced by EPA
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.

Posted in County, National, State on Friday, December 19, 2014 1:50 pm. Updated: 2:00 pm.

County Paid $20,000 For Municipal Court Lobbying, Legal Help
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Franklin County paid $20,000 for lobbying and legal services related to the new county municipal court.

Posted in County on Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 pm. Updated: 12:11 pm.

McDonald New Tourism Director for Hermann
Posted: December 19, 2014

Eli McDonald of Marthasville, who has worked for the Dierberg Educational Foundation for the last 4 1/2 years, has been named tourism director for the city of Hermann.

Posted in County, New haven on Friday, December 19, 2014 10:00 am.

Officials Dispute Source’s Accuracy on Pay Raises For County Employees
Posted: December 19, 2014

Some Franklin County officials dispute the accuracy of information from a confidential source who emailed The Missourian about proposed county employee pay raises.

Posted in County on Friday, December 19, 2014 8:00 am.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Kruse to Cover New Haven News for The Missourian
Posted: December 18, 2014

Don Kruse, who has been editor of the Hermann Advertiser-Courier for the last 23 years, will cover the New Haven scene for the The Missourian.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:00 pm.

Obama Signs Into Law St. Clair Airport Closure Bill
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 6:08 pm

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the bill that allows the St. Clair Regional Airport to close.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:00 pm. Updated: 6:08 pm.

Route 66 Blog Highlights Pacific Nativity Scene, Tree
Posted: December 18, 2014

The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce’s two historic outdoor Christmas exhibits are featured on an online blog.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:30 pm.

Aldermen Want Update on Repairs
Posted: December 18, 2014

Pacific aldermen want an update on the status of repairs to the Brush Creek Sewer District, according to Mike Pigg, acting board of aldermen president.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

Tourism Seeks Clarity on How to Use Bed Tax Funds
Posted: December 18, 2014

Members of the Pacific Tourism Commission want to establish clear guidelines of how tourism taxes can be spent.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:30 pm.

Bully Hotline Is Now Operational
Posted: December 18, 2014

A telephone hotline is now available at Pacific Middle School and Pacific High School for students who are being bullied or who see someone else being bullied.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:30 pm.

Partnership Recognizes Its Volunteers
Posted: December 18, 2014

The Pacific Partnership used its annual Christmas get-together to recognize the individuals and groups that helped put on three community events in 2014.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

Tourism Board Approves New Pacific Brochure
Posted: December 18, 2014

The Pacific Tourism Commission approved a “Discover Pacific” brochure and map to provide information about the area to visitors.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

Loved Ones Remembered in Ceremony
Posted: December 18, 2014

Families of individuals memorialized in Adam’s Garden gathered at the children’s memorial park Dec. 13 to remember their lost loved ones by hanging an ornament on a new Christmas tree planted there last week.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

Christmas in Pacific
Posted: December 18, 2014

In this age of commercial Christmas light extravaganzas, neon neighborhoods and yards lit up like runways, it is always comforting to see the familiar lights of Pacific’s long-established Nativity Scene and Christmas tree glowing from Blackburn (Sand Mountain).

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:30 pm.

College Trustees Approve Several Personnel Matters
Posted: December 18, 2014

East Central College trustees approved several personnel matters at the December meeting.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

College Receives Clean Audit Report
Posted: December 18, 2014

East Central College has again received a clean opinion on the annual audit of the financial statements.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

City Approves Rezoning For Senior Development
Posted: December 18, 2014

Washington City Council members unanimously approved a request Monday to rezone a tract off West Ninth Street for a planned senior citizen housing development.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

Purchase of New Lawn Mower, Trailer on Park Board Agenda
Posted: December 18, 2014

The Washington Park Board will have one final meeting in 2014.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:32 pm.

Director Says School Lunches Still Popular
Posted: December 18, 2014

Although some public school districts in Missouri are reporting fewer students buying school lunches, numbers are actually up in the Washington School District.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:00 pm.

Incumbent, Newcomer File for Washington School Board Seats
Posted: December 18, 2014

Current Washington School Board member Kevin Blackburn was the first person to file Tuesday morning for the April 2015 election.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:00 pm.

Four Incumbent Councilmen Will Seek Re-Election
Posted: December 18, 2014

All four Washington City Council members whose terms expire next April are seeking re-election.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00 pm.

Toelke to Retire at End of ’16
Posted: December 18, 2014

After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says it’s time to hang up his gunbelt.

Posted in Washington, County on Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 pm.

City Engineer Reports on Street Projects
Posted: December 18, 2014

At the current pace, the city should complete sealing all streets by 2017.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:00 am.

Work Could Begin This Spring on New Track — At New Haven High School
Posted: December 18, 2014

When the weather warms up, work could begin on a new track at New Haven High School.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:00 am.

Red Light Cameras Would Be on Ballot Under Curtman’s Bill
Posted: December 18, 2014

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, has prefiled a bill for next year’s legislative session to allow voters to decide whether red light cameras and other automated traffic control systems should be banned.

Posted in County, Politics on Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:15 am.

Row of Princesses
Posted: December 18, 2014

Three-year-old twins Carlee and Caylee Ingram stand between Princesses Elsa and Anna from the movie “Frozen” on Saturday outside Dana’s Shaved Ice in St. Clair. The princesses are owner Dana Dougherty’s daughters, Dalyn Dougherty, left, and Deven Dougherty. Visitors were encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or toys to donate to local families in need this Christmas. Dana Dougherty said about 30 toys, a truck bed full of food and $92 cash was given to the cause.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:00 am.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Dance for County Youth
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 9:35 am

A Franklin County youth holiday dance will be held Friday, Dec. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Union Middle School gym.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:32 pm. Updated: 9:35 am.

Jaycees to Present New Service Awards
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Union Jaycees are looking to recognize more local residents in the group’s award banquet slated for next year.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:32 pm.

SFBRHS Graduate Earns International Scholarshipn Will Study in England for Two Years
Posted: December 17, 2014

Jacob Calvert, a 2011 St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate, recently was selected as a 2015 Marshall Scholarship recipient.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:32 pm.

Record Turnout Sunday For Holiday House Tour
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Holiday House Tour held this past Sunday in Washington drew a record number of visitors.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:32 pm.

Clark-Vitt Students Start Newspaper
Posted: December 17, 2014

A lot can be learned from a newspaper — just ask fifth-grade students in Tracy Wall’s class at Clark-Vitt Elementary.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:32 pm.

Joyful Voices
Posted: December 17, 2014

St. Clare Catholic School students entertained audience members with their annual Christmas program and pageant on Friday night in the church. The concert featured students in first through eighth grades as well as preschoolers and kindergartners. Here, the kindergartners happily sing one of their songs during the program. An online gallery can be viewed at www.emissourian.com. 

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:45 am.

R-XIII Does Not Teach Cursive Handwriting
Posted: December 17, 2014

After a board member expressed his concerns that it is no longer taught, the St. Clair R-XIII School District may review whether it can bring cursive handwriting back to the classroom.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:30 am.

Newcomers File for R-XI Board, Incumbents File for City Offices
Posted: December 17, 2014

Two newcomers have filed for the Union R-XI School Board as of Wednesday morning.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:23 am.

New St. Clair Budget Includes New Road Project 
Posted: December 17, 2014

St. Clair’s 2015 operating budget is 14.6 percent higher than the annual appropriations approved for this current year. However, as it has been since Mayor Ron Blum has been in office, the budget is balanced, even though it includes transfers from the city’s reserves to make it that way.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:00 am.

VIPs Are Students of ‘Character’
Posted: December 17, 2014

One of the largest groups ever was recognized as Very Important People on Thursday morning at St. Clair High School.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:00 am.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Top St. Clair Float
Posted: December 16, 2014

The St. Clair High School Concert Chorale’s float was judged the best on Dec. 6 during the city’s annual Lighted Christmas Parade. The choir received its plaque on Monday night during the city's board of aldermen meeting.

Posted in Saint clair on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:00 pm.

Woman Dies in I-44 Incident
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Authorities are investigating the death of a Franklin County woman either late Monday or early Tuesday in an incident on Interstate 44 east of St. Clair.

Posted in Saint clair on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:28 pm. Updated: 3:24 pm.

City to Begin Disinfecting Water Well
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:31 pm

In an effort to rid its water system of the coliform bacteria, the city of Washington will disinfect one of its wells as soon as Wednesday.

Posted in Washington on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:13 pm. Updated: 12:31 pm.

Sheriff Toelke Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 9:33 am

After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says its time to hang up his gunbelt.

Posted in County, Politics on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:28 am. Updated: 9:33 am.

Monday 12/15/2014
Woman Killed in Head-On Crash West of New Haven
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 9:54 am

A Franklin County man is facing possible manslaughter, assault and other charges in connection with a crash Saturday that claimed the life of a Gasconade County woman.

Posted in County, Washington, New haven on Monday, December 15, 2014 8:57 am. Updated: 9:54 am.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Filing Opens Tuesday For Four Council Seats
Posted: December 14, 2014

Filing opens this Tuesday, Dec. 16, for four Washington City Council seats that will be on the April 2015 municipal election ballot.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, December 14, 2014 6:00 pm.

Melton Top Donor Again In United Way Campaign
Posted: December 14, 2014

For the second year in a row, Melton Machine & Control Company in Washington is the top corporate contributor in the Franklin County Area United Way campaign.

Posted in County, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:00 pm.

Pacific Eighth-Graders Take Part in Day of Service
Posted: December 14, 2014

Eighth-graders at Riverbend School recently spent a school day in activities that took them outside their regular course work to help link them to the community.

Posted in Pacific on Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:00 pm.

Banding Together
Posted: December 14, 2014

The St. Clair R-XIII School District played host to its annual band concert on Thursday night in the high school gymnasium as three bands performed. Here, assistant band director Kelly Walker leads the junior high band through one of its selections.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:00 am.

Spike in Flu Cases In County
Posted: December 14, 2014

Flu cases in Franklin County have skyrocketed recently.

Posted in County on Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:00 am.

Saturday 12/13/2014
Official Expects Union Road District Will Eventually Dissolve
Posted: December 13, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories investigating special road districts.

Posted in Union, County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00 pm.

Front-Row Flautists
Posted: December 13, 2014

Lonedell sixth-grade students Alexis Hiatte and Jenna Ulrich play their flutes during Tuesday night’s winter band concert in the school gymnasium. The sixth-grade band played a few selections before the seventh- and eighth-graders capped the evening with their performance.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:00 pm.

Named No. 1 in Economic Development in Country
Posted: December 13, 2014

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the No. 1 economic development agency in the country by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firms, Gov. Jay Nixon announced.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:32 pm.

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