There was a sharp increase in the number of building permits issued by Washington’s building department in December 2016 compared to the number issued during the same month in 2015. Estimated construction cost for the projects were up drastically.

Mercy Hospital Washington’s GI lab and associated endoscopy centers are now certified by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society.

Thom Sehnert has sold Head’s Store, the general store and sandwich shop in St. Albans, to a new owner, only the fourth in the store’s 125-year history, according to published reports.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Beacon Car Wash, located at 675 E. Osage, is under new ownership and recently introduced a new pet washing station that is attracting a higher than average number of users.

  • By Joe Barker, Missourian Staff Writer
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A Gray Summit car dealer is appealing a decision that stripped him of his ability to sell vehicles at one of his locations.

Becky Zanin, a kindergarten teacher at Clearview Elementary School in the Washington School District, has received the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award.

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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Humor was the tone of the day as St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson came to help St. Bridget of Kildare celebrate the 175th anniversary of the parish this past Sunday.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Missourian Staff Writer
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Area residents might know the Marthasville Thierbach family by the taste of their farm-grown peaches, their pick-your-own apple and berry orchards and market in Marthasville, or from the Washington Farmers’ Market where they sell their farm produce.

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