The East Central College English and Humanities Department will host its third annual Humanities Fest for area high school students Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


As some might say, it’s the final countdown for East Central College with the Higher Learning Commission scheduled to conduct an on-site visit in two weeks.

The East Central College Foundation will award six mini-grants this year totaling $7,540.92 to departments and programs through the Albert C. Buescher Memorial Fund.

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According to Franklin County Collector Doug Trentmann, real estate and personal property tax bills were transmitted to the printing company midday Tuesday and should be in residents’ mailboxes sometime next week.


The Franklin County Area United Way campaign officially ended Thursday, but pledges and donations are still coming in as companies wrap up in-house drives.

Police say a Union man displayed a tomahawk in a threatening manner while trying to prevent his car from being repossessed.

When county voters agreed to make the half-cent road and bridge sales tax permanent in 2008, one provision was that the county set aside 5 percent of the revenue each year for grants to municipalities and special road districts.

Despite the Franklin County Commission vowing several times there would not be change orders on the jail/911 project, multiple orders increasing the costs of the project, were approved Tuesday.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper captured an escaped kangaroo Monday, Oct. 21, and returned it to its St. Clair area home.

A Union man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender was nabbed Monday, Oct. 21, by St. Louis police.

Members of the Union Special Road District argued Thursday they serve an important role in the overall transportation infrastructure of Franklin County.

A six session Feel Better Now – Chronic Disease Self-Management class is scheduled to take place Thursdays, Oct. 31, through Dec. 12, at the Franklin County Extension Foundation meeting room.

The Disability Resource Connection-Franklin County SB40 Resource Board announced that Kimberlyn MacDonald has accepted the appointment to the position of executive director.

Franklin County Humane Society recently kicked off a donation campaign to support the Cinderella Fund and First State Community Bank of Washington has committed to matching the first $1,000 of donations.


In 2020, Franklin County will miss out on $44,075 in taxes from 361 properties. In fact, they will instead cost the county $54,150.

A Gasconade County man was arrested Monday, Oct. 14, and New Haven police seized several grams of meth, marijuana, a firearm and other items possibly used to distribute drugs.

A Franklin County man who is on the state sex offender’s list, allegedly registered his address as a vacant lot in the Robertsville area while he lived at a different location.

The annual Warners’ Warm-Up coat drive in Franklin County gets underway this Friday and runs through Thursday, Nov. 7.

Franklin County deputies and a K-9 unit aided other law enforcement officers Tuesday in the apprehension of a man suspected in a carjacking and kidnapping.


The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday rejected a proposed revised zoning map, which would have reduced the numbers of overall districts in the county.