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  • By Susan Miller, Missourian Managing Editor
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The Franklin County Area United Way will announce its goal next week at a special kickoff breakfast for corporate contributors.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will host an open house-style public meeting Wednesday, July 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Government Building to discuss design-build safety improvements.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be working on several projects in Franklin County next week causing lane closures on Interstate 44, Highway 100 and Highway BB.

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  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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Despite a wet start and a power outage opening day, the Franklin County Fair is underway and organizers said they’re ready for a fun weekend.

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  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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A new statewide Blue Alert system is designed to more quickly identify and lead to the capture of suspects who kill or wound law enforcement officers.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, is pondering the decision to throw his hat in the political ring to try to unseat U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2018.

  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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Two Franklin County Highway Department employees suffered injuries to their lower extremities when a trench they were working in partially collapsed burying them waist deep in rock around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Dedicated Scouting volunteer Betty Hrdlicka of Washington was honored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America with the Silver Beaver Award during the council’s annual dinner on June 7 in Collinsville, Ill.

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  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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There are 16 locations within Franklin County slated for safety improvements through a state design-build project that is modeled to expedite the time line for upgrades, as well as cut costs.

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  • By Joe Barker, Missourian Staff Writer
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A month after awarding a conditional use permit for an eclipse viewing party, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning commission has some concerns about the event.

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  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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Work is progressing “very well” on the Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington, but more time than originally planned may be needed to complete the $63 million project.