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For students at Lonedell Elementary, summer school this year has been a constructive experience.
Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:30 pm.
Aldermen say they want a voice in how new laws are created for the city.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:32 pm.
The New Haven School Board announced the selection of Chip Stutzman as the principal of New Haven High School and New Haven Middle School.
Posted in New haven on Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:32 pm.
Aldermen want to hear from the city’s bond counsel on whether or not the city can use community improvement district (CID) taxes to help a developer improve a building for a new grocery store.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:30 pm.
A Sullivan area man on a 2,678-mile journey to honor veterans passed through St. Clair Tuesday morning.
Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:30 pm.
After months of discussion, aldermen have agreed that residents can keep chickens in their yards.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:00 pm.
A Franklin County man was sentenced Thursday to serve more than 15 years in prison for trading in child pornography.
Officials at East Central College and Fontbonne University recently signed an articulation agreement to create pathways to baccalaureate degrees in business, computer information systems, cybersecurity, social work, literary studies, communications and strategic communications at Fontbonne.
Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:30 pm.
Aldermen approved paying the Tri-County Senior Center $10,000 for public use of the building after a glitch in paperwork was revealed at the June 21 board meeting.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:00 pm.
One person was injured Thursday morning, June 30, when the car she was driving collided with a UPS delivery truck west of Washington.
The Washington Public Library has put a $2,500 grant to good use with the expansion of its early literacy program.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 pm.
Washington police are warning citizens to be alert for a new scam that has cropped up in recent days.
Franklin County officials are beginning to think the Circle Drive bridge replacement project southwest of Robertsville is jinxed.
Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:00 pm.
Nearly 100 tickets have already been sold for a new Farm to Table event being hosted by Downtown Washington Inc. this fall.
Before a public hearing on the proposed updates to the city’s zoning and development codes, the city council was briefed on the potential changes.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:45 pm.
The number of entries for the Washington Town and Country Fair Parade is down from previous years, but it’s not too late to sign up.
The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a preliminary plat for a subdivision outside Washington.
Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 pm.
Four Pacific aldermen want the interim attorney to leave and are withholding his pay until he does.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 am.
East Central College’s Business and Industry Center renovation project is on schedule and going well.
Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 am.
Participation in St. Clair School District’s summer school program this year is up over last summer.
Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 am.
A portion of Pottery Road will be closed for road improvements beginning July 1.
In late March, Franklin County Highway Administrator Ron Williams said they were crossing all t’s and dotting all of the i’s on a project to replace the century-old Bend Road Bridge.
Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:00 am.
Franklin County deputies are conducting sobriety checkpoints through Monday, July 4, as part of a week-long crackdown on drunk driving.
Just days after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a controversial omnibus gun bill, Republican lawmakers are circling the wagons in preparation for a veto override vote in mid-September.
Construction of the new Highway 47 Missouri River bridge at Washington should begin early in August, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation official.
The Union School Board Monday night unanimously approved a $33 million spending plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:32 pm.
The Union School District is laying the groundwork for a possible building project in the next several years with the exploration of increasing its debt service levy.
Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:32 pm.
The Washington City Council and three other community organizations have endorsed the Washington School District’s $15 million zero tax rate increase bond issue that will be on the Aug. 2 ballot.
Civil War tunes filled the air around the Rulon Pavilion in the city park June 26, as an old-time string band celebrated the birthday of a favorite son.
Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:00 pm.
A city planning board denied a local builder’s request for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) in the Birch Creek subdivision and postponed a preliminary plat that would impact the same area.
Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:32 pm. Updated: 11:31 am.
The Lonedell R-XIV School District Board of Education passed a $4.8 million budget that Superintendant Jen Ulrich hopes will reflect the school’s mission statement, “Success, Nothing Less.”
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:15 pm.
Franklin County authorities have charged an Arkansas couple accused of stealing a motorcycle Tuesday from a dealer in Stanton.
A St. Louis County man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after crashing his pickup truck onto the eastbound Union Pacific Railroad tracks at Washington.
Union firefighters helped energize a wedding reception that could have been a dark day for local newlyweds.
Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:00 am.
Although this year’s Freedom Fest started off with a lighter crowd than normal, St. Clair City Administrator Travis Dierker said a drop in temperature brought out bigger crowds.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:00 am. Updated: 10:37 am.
The new Jefferson Street bridge is starting to take shape.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have eliminated the current requirements that individuals must obtain training, education, a background check and a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in Missouri.
Carl Zerna’s conditional use permit to operate a car sales lot is good for at least one more month.
An early morning fire destroyed a home Monday in the 1100 block of Shady Street in St. Clair.
East Central College trustees dealt with a number of personnel matters at the regular board meeting June 20.
An alderman said it’s essential that funding for police cars and officers be included in the new fiscal year budget.
Posted in Pacific on Monday, June 27, 2016 8:00 am.
A teen who was reported missing Monday morning has been located by Franklin County authorities.
The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday awarded a conditional use permit for a home office near Sullivan.
The city of St. Clair received a “clean audit” for fiscal year 2015.
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.
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.
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.
The Washington Police Department is seeking grant money to help pay for an additional school resource officer.