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Sunday 06/26/2016
Plan Board Grants CUP for Home Office
Posted: June 26, 2016

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday awarded a conditional use permit for a home office near Sullivan.

Posted in Local news, County on Sunday, June 26, 2016 11:00 am.

City Receives Clean Audit Report for 2015
Posted: June 26, 2016

The city of St. Clair received a “clean audit” for fiscal year 2015.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00 am.

Economic Report Is Positive for Franklin County
Posted: June 26, 2016

The overall economic forecast for Franklin County over the next decade is positive, but there are certain steps and guidelines that must be followed to reach the projected figures.

Posted in County on Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:00 am.

Tax Credits Available For Project
Posted: June 26, 2016

The East Central College Foundation’s $1.2 million Building for Success campaign — An Initiative for Tomorrow’s Workforce — is underway and tax credits are available to individuals and corporations who want to contribute.

Posted in County on Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:00 am.

Trustees Approve ECC-NEA Agreement
Posted: June 26, 2016

East Central College trustees this week approved an agreement with the ECC National Education Association, the official collective bargaining representative for full-time faculty members employed by the college.

Posted in Local news, Union on Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:00 am.

Police Seek Grant for Extra School Officer
Posted: June 26, 2016

The Washington Police Department is seeking grant money to help pay for an additional school resource officer.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:00 am.

Saturday 06/25/2016
Officials Extend Budget
Posted: June 25, 2016

With its city clerk out recovering from an auto accident, the Pacific Board of Aldermen Tuesday approved a resolution to extend the city budget for the fiscal 2015-16 year to August.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:00 pm.

Firm Seeks Relief From Surcharges
Posted: June 25, 2016

A Pacific dairy manufacturer has petitioned the city to remove legal and engineering costs from sewer district violation surcharges, calling those charges excessive.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:00 pm.

School Board To Vote on New Spending Plan
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Washington School Board will vote on a new spending plan for the district at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:00 pm.

City Council Again Sets Tourism Tax at 5 Percent
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Washington City Council once again approved the continuation of the 5 percent tourism tax for the coming year.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:00 pm.

Local Officials Excited About A+ Expansion
Posted: June 25, 2016

Officials at East Central College and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, as well as State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, are lauding Gov. Jay Nixon’s signing of Senate Bill 638.

Posted in County on Saturday, June 25, 2016 5:00 pm.

Original Plan Board Member Steps Down
Posted: June 25, 2016

An original member of the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission is stepping down.

Posted in County on Saturday, June 25, 2016 5:00 pm.

Environmental Group Awaits Ruling
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Labadie Environmental Group is anxiously awaiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruling on sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions at the Ameren Missouri Labadie coal-fired power plant.

Posted in County on Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:00 pm.

Lane Closures On 47 Bridge
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington will have lane closures, beginning Monday.

Posted in County, Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:00 pm.

Bus Schedule Unchanged
Posted: June 25, 2016

The St. Clair R-XIII School District has decided to keep its bus routes the way they are.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:30 am.

Fire Crews Respond to Minor Fire at Mercy Hospital
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 9:36 am

The Washington Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire at Mercy Hospital Washington just before 7 a.m. Saturday. 

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:23 am. Updated: 9:36 am.

St. Clair Ambulance Implements STARS Special Needs Tracking, Awareness Response System for Children
Posted: June 25, 2016

The St. Clair Ambulance District has implemented a new Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System (STARS) program to better prepare personnel to care for children with special needs.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 am.

Public Hearing on Code Changes Set for July 5
Posted: June 25, 2016

A public hearing on proposed updates to the city’s zoning and development codes has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 5.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:34 am.

Transgender Needs To Be Assessed on Individual Basis
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Union School Board Tuesday night approved a policy regarding transgender students’ rights after a third and final reading of the policy.

Posted in Union on Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:22 am.

Trains Stopped for Saturday Morning Vehicle Accident
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 7:54 am

Washington Police and Ambulance responded to a vehicle accident that left a truck on the railroad tracks near Market and Front streets in Downtown Washington. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:53 am. Updated: 7:54 am.

Trains Stopped for Saturday Morning Vehicle Accident
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 7:53 am

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:53 am. Updated: 7:53 am.

Friday 06/24/2016
Witnesses Stop Domestic Assault in Moving Vehicle Near Gerald
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 8:40 pm

Good Samaritans helped save a woman who was being beaten and choked Thursday while in a moving vehicle near Gerald, authorities said.

Posted in County, Crime on Friday, June 24, 2016 7:48 pm. Updated: 8:40 pm.

Board Approves Preliminary Budget
Posted: June 24, 2016

The Meramec Valley R-III School District has done such a good job of building up reserve funds in recent years, the district can manage one year of deficit spending with no cuts to personnel or operations, according to Joel Cracchiolo, business manager.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 7:00 pm.

Declining Enrollment Is Cause for Concern
Posted: June 24, 2016

Meramec Valley R-III School District administrators are eyeing possible changes in how it operates in the future as student enrollment declines.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 pm.

Toelke Responds to Parking Complaints — Spots Designated Handicap
Posted: June 24, 2016

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said he does care about the handicap residents in the county.

Posted in County, Union on Friday, June 24, 2016 4:32 pm.

Chamber Meets With Industry Leaders Here
Posted: June 24, 2016

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 2:00 pm.

Pacific Car Show This Saturday Downtown
Posted: June 24, 2016

Final plans are being made for the 14th annual Pacific Car Show scheduled for this Saturday, June 25.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 12:00 pm.

City Splash Park Closed for Repairsn Expected to Reopen This Week
Posted: June 24, 2016

St. Clair area residents couldn’t turn to the spray park to beat the heat Monday.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Friday, June 24, 2016 11:00 am.

R-XIII Tweaks Calendar For Cross-Country Meet
Posted: June 24, 2016

St. Clair R-XIII students will get an extra half-day off from classes this coming year after the board of education approved a change in the 2016-17 academic calendar.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Friday, June 24, 2016 10:00 am.

City Plan Board Tables Girardier Zoning Request
Posted: June 24, 2016

With the city’s zoning rules and regulations in flux and in the process of a complete overhaul, the St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board delayed making a decision on a simple request of changing a parcel of land from commercial to residential.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Friday, June 24, 2016 9:00 am.

Commission Adopts Economic Forecast for the Next Decade
Posted: June 24, 2016

Franklin County is in very good financial condition, according to County Counselor Mark Vincent, who presented a new 10-year economic forecast that was adopted by the county commission Tuesday.

Posted in County on Friday, June 24, 2016 8:00 am.

Three Business Requests Top Board Agenda — Alderman Says Community Is Growing
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 9:02 am

The city of St. Clair is growing, and area businesses are trying to make growth happen, Aldermen Greg Talleur said at Monday night’s board meeting.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Friday, June 24, 2016 8:00 am. Updated: 9:02 am.

Trustees Approve $18.5 Million Operating Budget
Posted: June 24, 2016

The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday night approved an $18.5 million general operating budget for fiscal year 2017, which begins July 1.

Posted in County on Friday, June 24, 2016 7:00 am.

Feral Cat Trapper Rescues Dove, Then Releases It
Posted: June 24, 2016

A dove found flopping helplessly in the center of an intersection has been nursed back to health and released beneath a tree near where it was found.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 am.

Sunset on the Rails Attracts Big Crowd
Posted: June 24, 2016

A break in the weather is partly credited with bringing patrons out to the free music concert at Pacific Station Plaza June 17, according to Stephen Flannery III, Pacific Partnership president.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 5:00 am.

Thursday 06/23/2016
Jury Awards $800,000 Verdict Against Ameren
Posted: June 23, 2016

A Franklin County jury returned a verdict June 10 awarding High Plain Land Company damages of $642,000 as a result of a 2010 condemnation case filed by Ameren UE running the Saddle Creek transmission line across 1.28 acres of the High Plain land located along Highway 100.

Posted in County on Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:00 pm.

Legion Planning Annual Fireworks Display July 4
Posted: June 23, 2016

The Washington American Legion is ready for the annual fireworks display set for Monday, July 4, at the Washington Fairgrounds.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:00 pm.

Former History Teacher Now Has Brighter Future Thanks to Drug Pump, Support Group
Posted: June 23, 2016

Posted in Local news, Washington on Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:00 pm.

City Council Backs School Bond Issue
Posted: June 23, 2016

A proposed bond issue for the Washington School District has the backing of the city council.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:00 pm.

LMI Expansion Advances
Posted: June 23, 2016

The Washington City Council approved a series of measures to help pave the way for an expansion of LMI Aerospace in the Heidmann Industrial Park. 

Posted in Washington on Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:00 pm.

Highway T Detour Felt By Labadie Businesses Happy to See It Reopened
Posted: June 23, 2016

Business owners and employees in the Labadie area are “ecstatic” that Highway T has finally reopened.

Posted in Local news, County on Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 pm.

Cleanup Day For Downtown Is Big Success
Posted: June 23, 2016

About 40 volunteers turned out Saturday morning to help beautify Downtown Washington.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:00 am.

Wednesday 06/22/2016
Rezoning Request Denied On Villa Ridge Propertyn Neighbors Were Opposed to It
Posted: June 22, 2016

The Franklin County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a request by Kevin Allmeroth to rezone his property in Villa Ridge from residential to commercial.

Posted in County on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:32 pm.

ECC Trustees Renew Leases, Agreements
Posted: June 22, 2016

Members of the East Central College Board of Trustees Monday night authorized college officials to renew existing leases for three off-campus locations for the coming year.

Posted in County on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:32 pm.

United Way Forms Its First Junior Board
Posted: June 22, 2016

In an effort to increase support and promote volunteerism, the Franklin County Area United Way has established a junior board.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:00 pm.

Union District Summer School Enrollment Up
Posted: June 22, 2016

Summer school enrollment in the Union School District is up almost 15 percent from last year, from 637 in 2015 to 732 in the current session.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:32 pm.

Officials Reluctant To Designate Parking
Posted: June 22, 2016

Union city officials said they are reluctant to designate five downtown parking spaces for Franklin County bailiffs.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:32 pm.

Pregnant Woman Dies in Suspected Overdose
Posted: June 22, 2016

Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death of a 24-year-old Grubville woman Saturday, June 18.

Posted in County, Crime on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:00 pm.

Baker Says Brinker Ineligible to Run
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 6:50 am

In what was expected to be a contentious race for First District commissioner of Franklin County, the first shot has been fired by challenger Tim Baker, R-Robertsville, accusing incumbent Tim Brinker, R-Washington, of having unpaid taxes at the time of filing for re-election, thus making him ineligible to run.

Posted in County, Politics on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:00 pm. Updated: 6:50 am.

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