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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Missing Boy Found Unharmed
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 4:40 pm

A Franklin County boy who went missing for more than an hour Sunday, Aug. 31, was found unharmed miles from his home, authorities said.

Posted in County on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 4:04 pm. Updated: 4:40 pm.

Sunday 08/31/2014
Leak Traced To Water Line, Not City Pool
Posted: August 31, 2014

After weeks of searching, Parks and Recreation Director Darren Dunkle now knows why city staff couldn’t find a leak in the city pool.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, August 31, 2014 1:00 pm.

Caseload Issues Cause Delays, Inefficiencies, Public Defender Says
Posted: August 31, 2014

Local public defender Lisa Preddy said she believes her clients receive representation that is in line with their constitutional rights.

Posted in County on Sunday, August 31, 2014 8:00 am.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Union School District Makes Technology Push
Posted: August 30, 2014

Union School District technology officials kept busy this summer preparing for the upcoming school year.

Posted in Union on Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:00 pm.

City Receives High Marks in Site Selection Review
Posted: August 30, 2014

The city of Washington was able to get a glimpse of how outsiders view its potential for new business.

Posted in Business, Washington on Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Trustees Approve Updated Policies
Posted: August 30, 2014

East Central College trustees approved changes to several policies during the August board meeting.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

East Central Trustees Approve New Hires
Posted: August 30, 2014

The East Central College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of several new staff members during the August board meeting.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Crider, Pathways to Merge
Posted: August 30, 2014

Crider Health Center and Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare announce that the two Missouri nonprofit organizations will merge.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

City Council Hosting Public Hearing Tuesday on Budget
Posted: August 30, 2014

A public hearing is set for the next Washington City Council meeting to discuss the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Franklin County Property Tax Revenue Estimates Higher
Posted: August 30, 2014

Franklin County’s proposed new property tax rates are estimated to bring in more money than what was anticipated with the rates set last year.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:00 pm.

R-XI ACT Scores Are Below State Averagen But Above National Average
Posted: August 30, 2014

ACT scores for the Union High School Class of 2014 are slightly below the state average.

Posted in Union on Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:45 pm.

ECC Hires Director of Center For Workforce Development
Posted: August 30, 2014

The East Central College Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of Mardy Leathers as executive director for the Center for Workforce Development.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:00 pm.

Cancer Report Says Missouri Is Falling Short in Most Areas
Posted: August 30, 2014

Missouri is not doing enough to reduce cancer deaths, according to a new report.

Posted in State, County on Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 pm.

Washington School Board Sets Tax Rate
Posted: August 30, 2014

The Washington School Board set its 2014 property tax rate following a public hearing Wednesday night.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 pm.

Police: Need to Keep Military Surplus Program
Posted: August 30, 2014

While most law enforcement agencies in Franklin County don’t have a lot of surplus military arms and equipment, the general feeling among police officials is that it’s better to be equipped to handle threats at the local level.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:00 am.

St. Clair Fire District Starts Eyeing Tax Hikes
Posted: August 30, 2014

The St. Clair Fire Protection District is in the early stages of putting together two potential April 2015 ballot questions that will ask patrons to approve a pair of tax increases.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:00 am.

St. Clair, Fire District, Parkway OK Tax Levies
Posted: August 30, 2014

Tuesday was tax levy approval night in the St. Clair area as the city, the fire district and neighboring Parkway Village all approved their tax rates for 2014.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:30 am.

Friday 08/29/2014
Week 2 Football — Pacific, St. Clair Fall
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Posted in Sports, Pacific, Saint clair, Washington on Friday, August 29, 2014 10:22 pm. Updated: 11:01 pm.

Week 2 Football — Borgia 56, Union 13
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Everything went Borgia’s way from start to finish in a dominating 56-13 victory over Union on Friday night.

Posted in Sports, Union, Washington on Friday, August 29, 2014 10:00 pm. Updated: 12:00 pm.

Week 2 Football — Sullivan 30, Washington 8
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 11:28 pm

SULLIVAN — Troy Creek ran for three touchdowns as the Sullivan Eagles (1-1) exploded in the second half to beat the Washington Blue Jays (1-1) Friday night, 30-8.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, August 29, 2014 9:53 pm. Updated: 11:28 pm.

Six Flags Announces New 3D Interactive Ride
Posted: August 29, 2014

Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, announce the next generation of interactive thrills with the debut of an all-new 3D interactive dark ride attraction, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis.

Posted in Business, County on Friday, August 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

WINGS Hall of Honor to Induct Sixth Class
Posted: August 29, 2014

The Washington School District’s WINGS Educational Foundation will induct its sixth class to the Hall of Honor Thursday, Sept. 18.

Posted in Washington on Friday, August 29, 2014 11:00 am.

Jailer Resigns Over Pepper Spray Incident
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 4:12 pm

The Franklin County deputy accused of spraying pepper mace on a pizza then offering it to four county jail inmates has resigned.

Posted in County on Friday, August 29, 2014 6:32 am. Updated: 4:12 pm.

Two Men Charged With Burglary on Roller Road — Homeowner Surprised Suspects
Posted: August 29, 2014

Two men are in jail on charges that they broke into a Franklin County home and stole jewelry, authorities said.

Posted in Crime, County on Friday, August 29, 2014 6:00 am.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Apache Drive Targeted First for Street Repairs
Posted: August 28, 2014

Work has begun on Apache Drive in Osage Hills subdivision and work will soon start to replace the worst slabs on Candlewick Lane, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:30 pm.

Residents Have to Cut Grass to Curb
Posted: August 28, 2014

Pacific residents are facing new rules for cutting the grass on the public right of way in front of their homes.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:32 pm.

Girl Scout Troop Wants to Beautify Blackburn Park
Posted: August 28, 2014

Members of a Pacific Girl Scout troop want to plant flowers in Blackburn Park to earn their bronze award.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:30 pm.

Soccer Tournament Showcases Athletes
Posted: August 28, 2014

Liberty Field was a sea of pop-up tents and youngsters clad in brightly colored T-shirts and knee socks Aug. 23-24 when the Pacific Soccer Association (PSA) hosted the sixth annual Tri-County Classic Soccer Tournament.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:32 pm.

Concrete Plant Appeal Filed in Circuit Court
Posted: August 28, 2014

Residents opposed to a proposed concrete plant in Gray Summit have filed another appeal to prevent the facility from opening.

Posted in Business, County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:32 pm.

Franklin County History Fair Set for October 26
Posted: August 28, 2014

The Franklin County History Fair will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Franklin County Baptist Association building at 785 Butterfield Drive.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:32 pm.

East Central College Trustees Approve Property Tax Rate
Posted: August 28, 2014

By Karen Butterfield

Posted in County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:32 pm.

Franklin County Commission Votes Unanimously On Almost Every Issue
Posted: August 28, 2014

Since the current makeup of the Franklin County Commission has been in place, there have only been three votes that were not unanimous, voting records on the county’s website show.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:00 pm.

New Process May Fix Franklin County Check Signing Problems
Posted: August 28, 2014

A new process has been developed to address a controversy over electronically applying signatures to checks at the Franklin County Government Center.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:00 pm.

Planning Underway for Downtown Fall Festival — Chili Cook-Off to Kick Off Event
Posted: August 28, 2014

Planning is underway for Downtown Washington Inc.’s annual chili cook-off and Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:00 pm.

Mayor Calls for Resignation of Alderman
Posted: August 28, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore called for the resignation of Alderman Mike Pigg following a report in The Missourian of a telephone conversation between the alderman and an employee. The mayor said the conversation constituted a crime.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 pm.

Back to Business at Lonedell School
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Lonedell School was evacuated for a short time on Thursday morning after a parent found a suspicious-looking container in one of the parking lots.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 pm. Updated: 2:32 pm.

WHS 2014 ACT Scores Are Up Over Last Year Above State, National Averages
Posted: August 28, 2014

ACT scores for the Washington High School Class of 2014 are above state and national averages.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00 am.

Franklin County Sets 911 Tax Rate
Posted: August 28, 2014

The landline telephone tax rate for 911 services will stay at the highest level allowed under law after a 2-0 vote by the Franklin County Commission Tuesday.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:30 am.

Franklin County Rezones 128 Acres for Industry
Posted: August 28, 2014

About 128 acres were rezoned from an agricultural/nonurban designation to industrial development after a 2-0 vote by the Franklin County Commission Tuesday.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:00 am.

Manager Says Regional Airport Has Plenty to Offer
Posted: August 28, 2014

The Washington Regional Airport is open for business.

Posted in Washington, Business on Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 am.

Trustees Approve Bid For Backup Generator
Posted: August 28, 2014

The East Central College Board of Trustees accepted a bid from PB Electric, Sullivan, for the installation of an emergency generator system on the college’s main campus.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 am.

Street Department Looking To Buy Three New Trucks
Posted: August 28, 2014

The Washington street department could soon get three new trucks.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:00 am.

City Council Hears Pitch for Proposed Senior Development
Posted: August 28, 2014

Representatives of a proposed senior community development sought city council support Monday night at the Washington administration/operations meeting.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:32 am.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
New Principal At St. Vincent
Posted: August 27, 2014

"Wonderful, friendly and welcoming,” is how Kelly Cassinger — the new principal at St. Vincent de Paul School, Dutzow, describes the school atmosphere.

Posted in County on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:00 pm.

Aldermen Discuss City Administrator Search
Posted: August 27, 2014

Six weeks after the former city administrator left the job as part of the transition to a new mayor, no appointment for a replacement has been made.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:32 pm.

Resident Addresses The Board, Wants Alderman to Resign
Posted: August 27, 2014

A Pacific alderman who offered an employee a raise should resign from the board, according to resident BJ Lawrence.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:32 pm.

Mayor: Tourism Board Should Be Made Up Of City Residents Only
Posted: August 27, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore wants the city to revamp its ordinance establishing qualifications for serving on the city tourism commission.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:32 pm.

UPDATE: Jailer Resigns Over Pepper Spray Pizza Incident
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 2:51 pm

UPDATED: The Franklin County deputy accused of spraying pepper mace on a pizza then offering it to four county jail inmates has resigned.

Posted in County on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 pm. Updated: 2:51 pm.

Deadline Is Friday to Submit Entries for Chamber Awards
Posted: August 27, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will announce its second class of Outstanding Young Professionals next month.

Posted in Business, Washington on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:30 am.