Seven years ago Megan Meyer and Katie Dickman developed a friendship through their teaching careers. Two years ago they decided to start a gift box company together. Two weeks ago The Giving Sprout was made into a reality.

The countdown is on for the demolition of the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River.

Schnuck Markets Inc. has announced the Schnucks Rewards app is making shopping easier than ever with the addition of two new features — shopping lists and a wellness guide.

Victorian Place of Washington Campus, assisted living by Americare, was elevated to the Silver Level of the company’s Honor Club for 2019.

The Washington School District’s Pathways for Teachers team visited the Affton School District earlier this month to learn more about its programs and focus areas.

Casey Zastrow, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Washington, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

US Inspect, the nation’s leading home inspection company, announced that Scott Sullivan, Washington, has been named National Inspector of the Year runner-up.

Rob Vossbrink, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Washington, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

Billy Busch and family of the William K. Busch Brewing Company will donate $5,000 to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) in order to support conservation and youth education statewide.

Tom Holdmeier, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Washington, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

Schicker Chrysler Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Washington, has achieved the highest level of customer experience recognition in the program’s five core areas: Customer Treatment, Employee Engagement, Processes, Training Certification and Facility.

The Hermann Wurst Haus won nine prestigious awards for its artisan, handcrafted smoked sausages and smoked meats at the Missouri Association of Meat Processors 80th annual convention held March 2 in Columbia.

Toolco, Inc., Union, received a 2018 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance. 

Julie Settles, president of FCNB Insurance Services, Inc., announced that Mark A. Maerli has accepted the position of insurance agent for the Washington office.

The Washington City Council approved an ordinance to refinance certificates of participation (COPS) that could yield a savings of up to $750,000.

Schnucks Delivers customers wanting to enjoy a bottle of wine with their dinner or a beer while watching the game can now have it delivered directly to their door in as little as an hour.

McCloud Services, a leading pest management company headquartered in South Elgin, Ill., announced that Josh Rose, area manager of St. Louis and Kansas City, has been named the 2018 Copesan Operations Champion of the Year for his commitment to customer service and business growth.

On the 20th anniversary of New Haven Shamrocks’ 1997 historic basketball state championship, the team, coaching staff, managers, family and friends gathered in Columbia March 11, 2017, to remember the event during half time of the Class 1A championship game.

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