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Sunday 12/28/2014
County Workers May Get Varying Pay Increases
Posted: December 28, 2014

Franklin County employees will receive varying levels of pay raises next year, according to the proposed budget.

Posted in County, New haven, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Sunday, December 28, 2014 2:00 pm.

United Way Committee Will Allocate $900,000 This Year
Posted: December 28, 2014

Thanks to a record-breaking campaign, the Franklin County Area United Way will be able to allocate $900,000 in the new year.

Posted in County, New haven, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:00 am.

Saturday 12/27/2014
Two Area Men Graduate From Patrol Academy
Posted: December 27, 2014

Nine new Missouri Highway Patrol troopers who graduated from the 99th recruiting class have been assigned to the patrol’s Troop C, which covers the mid-eastern part of the state including Franklin County.

Posted in County on Saturday, December 27, 2014 5:32 pm.

City Considering Energy Efficient Streetlights
Posted: December 27, 2014

New lights could save the city some money.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, December 27, 2014 5:32 pm.

Filing for School Board to Reopen Monday, January 5
Posted: December 27, 2014

Filing for the Washington School Board election in April will resume Monday, Jan. 5.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, December 27, 2014 5:32 pm.

ECC Awards Welding Program Certificates of Completion
Posted: December 27, 2014

Participants in the Intro to MIG Welding program offered at the East Central College Washington site recently received certificates of completion.

Posted in County on Saturday, December 27, 2014 4:00 pm.

Gateway 2 Vape Now Open in Washington
Posted: December 27, 2014

Gateway 2 Vape, an e-cigarette and vapor store, opened Friday at 1102 Washington Square.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, December 27, 2014 3:00 pm.

Good News for Missouri A+ Scholarship Program
Posted: December 27, 2014

Students who participate in Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program will receive tuition reimbursement for all but one credit hour for the spring 2015 semester, the Department of Higher Education announced Monday.

Posted in County, New haven, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Saturday, December 27, 2014 3:00 pm.

City Offers to Plow Snow in Westlakes
Posted: December 27, 2014

The city will offer to plow snow in Westlakes Subdivision for a fee.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, December 27, 2014 2:00 pm.

Library Begins Steps Toward New Building
Posted: December 27, 2014

The Scenic Regional Library is taking the first step in January to keep a promise to voters to build a bigger library in Pacific.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, December 27, 2014 2:00 pm.

Making Christmas Merry
Posted: December 27, 2014

Several Santa Clauses gathered at St. John United Church of Christ on Christmas Eve Wednesday morning to collect presents and other goodies that then were delivered to less-fortunate children in the St. Clair area. The event was sponsored by the St. Clair Lions Club and climaxed the organization’s annual Angel Tree Program. In all, 150 children in 51 families received a visit from a jolly, old elf that day. Here, a Santa loads two big bags of presents into his pickup truck before he departs.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 27, 2014 11:00 am.

Airport Bill One of 296 Obama Signs
Posted: December 27, 2014

It’s never happened before, and it may never happen again.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 27, 2014 11:00 am.

City Still Fighting Bacteria in Water System Near City Hall
Posted: December 27, 2014

Water samples are still being tested around Washington’s city hall as the city attempts to clear its system of the coliform bacteria.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, December 27, 2014 11:00 am.

Airport Tops Museum Fire As Top St. Clair Story
Posted: December 27, 2014

For more than nine months, the February blaze that destroyed the St. Clair Historical Museum building and almost all of its contents was a sure-fire bet to land in the top spot of The St. Clair Missourian’s top stories list.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 am.

County Meth Labs at 16-Year Low
Posted: December 27, 2014

Franklin County is on track in 2014 to record the fewest number of methamphetamine lab incidents in the last 16 years.

Posted in County, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 am.

Friday 12/26/2014
Classic Car Thief Is Charged in More Thefts
Posted: December 26, 2014

A county man, charged in the theft of a classic 1956 Chevrolet in October from Washington, now faces more felonies from a crime spree spanning three months.

Posted in Crime on Friday, December 26, 2014 5:00 pm.

Photojournalism Hall of Fame Closed; Moving to Columbia
Posted: December 26, 2014

The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Washington has closed after 10 years.

Posted in Washington on Friday, December 26, 2014 5:00 am.

Thursday 12/25/2014
Citizens Suing County May Be Barred From Comments at Meetings
Posted: December 25, 2014

Citizens who are suing the county may be barred from making public comments at future county commission meetings.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 25, 2014 7:00 pm.

Alderman Urges Mayor, Attorney to Reveal Plans
Posted: December 25, 2014

Alderman Mike Pigg said the mayor and city attorney should be more open and honest with aldermen, providing the information they need for the good of the city.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:30 pm.

J&W Cycles Named A ‘Top 100’ Dealer For 23rd Consecutive Year
Posted: December 25, 2014

J&W Cycles, Washington, is a winner of the 23rd annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, the motorcycle and powersports industry’s largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition.

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:32 pm.

School Board Filing To Resume January 5 District Closed for Winter Break
Posted: December 25, 2014

Filing for the Washington School Board election in April is on hold temporarily because district offices are closed for winter break.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:32 pm.

UMS Craft Fair Is ‘Best On Record’
Posted: December 25, 2014

The 30th annual craft fair held at Union Middle School was the “best on record,” according to Susan Richardson, event chair.

Posted in Union on Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:32 pm.

CVS Plans to Build New Pharmacy, Store Scheduled to Open in July
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 10:47 am

CVS Pharmacy plans to build a new pharmacy and retail store at 2120 W. Osage.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:32 pm. Updated: 10:47 am.

Thornton Road Closure Angers Some Aldermen — Contract Calls for One Lane Open
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Aldermen were angry that Thornton Road was closed temporarily while the contractor moved a 57-foot box culvert into place.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:32 pm. Updated: 1:43 pm.

Stratman Files to Run Against Road District Incumbent
Posted: December 25, 2014

A man who was recently critical of the Washington Special Road District has filed for a seat on the board.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 25, 2014 3:00 pm.

SFBRHS Implements New eLearning Days — Teachers Can Now Post Lessons Online on Snow Days
Posted: December 25, 2014

Snow days at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School this winter will no longer be a goof-off day for students.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 25, 2014 2:00 pm.

Washington School District to Pilot New Data Management System
Posted: December 25, 2014

The Washington School District plans to pilot a new data management tool, Forecast5 Analytics, in the coming year.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 25, 2014 1:00 pm.

CVS Pharmacy Now Open for Business
Posted: December 25, 2014

Renovation crews transformed the former Pharmax Pharmacy at 305 Hoven Drive into CVS Pharmacy over the Dec. 20-21 weekend.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:00 am.

LEO Says DNR ‘Must’ Deny Permit — Based on New Federal Rules
Posted: December 25, 2014

Attorneys for a local environmental group say a proposed coal ash landfill planned for Labadie does not comply with “key provisions” of new federal regulations released by the EPA last week.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 25, 2014 9:00 am.

America in Bloom Announces New Level of Awards Program
Posted: December 25, 2014

America in Bloom recently announced the creation of a new level of competition in its nationwide awards program. 

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 25, 2014 8:56 am.

Panhorst Nears 16 Years As Mayor of New Haven
Posted: December 25, 2014

In his youth, George Panhorst explored every block of New Haven, and played baseball in the streets or on any vacant lot he and his buddies could find.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, December 25, 2014 8:45 am.

City Considering Beet Juice to Pretreat Roads
Posted: December 25, 2014

Beet juice could soon help Washington clear its streets during snowy weather.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 25, 2014 8:00 am.

The Christmas Message
Posted: December 25, 2014

The angel Gabriel, left, played by Keegan Buckthorpe, tells shepherds Luke Collins, Cohen Burton and Garrett Brown about the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ, during the St. Clare Catholic School Christmas program earlier this month. The shepherds then went to the manger to visit the babe as well as Mary, played by Ashley W.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, December 25, 2014 6:00 am.

Wednesday 12/24/2014
Sheriff Toelke Thanks Citizens for Support
Posted: December 24, 2014

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, who announced he is retiring after his current term, said he appreciates how Franklin County citizens have supported his department and deputies over the years.

Posted in County on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 6:00 pm.

Pacific Partnership Closes Out Busy Year
Posted: December 24, 2014

The Pacific Partnership closed out its busiest year in its 14-year history, flush from the success of new projects and the introduction of new leaders.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Ambulance, Fire District Hold Joint Toy Drive
Posted: December 24, 2014

Meramec Ambulance District and Boles Fire Protection District hosted their annual First Responder Toy Drive Dec. 6.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Candidates File for City, School Board Election
Posted: December 24, 2014

Filing for the 2015 municipal election kicked off Dec. 16 as candidates filed for open seats on the Pacific Board of Aldermen and Meramec Valley School Board.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Senior Center to Benefit From Pianos for a Purpose
Posted: December 24, 2014

The Tri-County Senior Center will benefit from the Chamber of Commerce’s first fundraising event of 2015.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Park Board Endorses Contract
Posted: December 24, 2014

The Washington Park Board agreed to back a plan to continue a mowing contract with Scheer Lawn & Landscape.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Teen Nominated for Scholarships
Posted: December 24, 2014

The Washington School Board Wednesday night voted to recommend senior Jamielee Buenemann as the district’s MSBA Belcher Scholarship applicant.

Posted in County on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Board Approves Playground Equipment Installation Work
Posted: December 24, 2014

Three new pieces of playground equipment will be installed at Washington West Elementary.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Group Takes Concerns To R-XI Board
Posted: December 24, 2014

A group of parents and educators is suggesting the development of several teams to address accountability and other concerns within the district.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:32 pm.

Man Dies Following Collision — First Fatal Wreck of Year
Posted: December 24, 2014

A Franklin County man died Sunday night from injuries he suffered that morning in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Highway 100 near the east city limits.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:00 pm.

A Santa Special
Posted: December 24, 2014

Halley Widel, left, and Marissa Martin, members of the St. Clair High School Concert Chorale, happily give Santa Claus a kiss on the cheek after giving him their Christmas lists when the jolly, old elf visited St. Clair and Main Street Park.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 3:00 pm.

Police Respond to Shots Fired in Home
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Washington police and Franklin County deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a home in the 800 block of Roberts Street to a report of shots fired in a home.

Posted in Crime, Washington on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:44 pm. Updated: 12:39 pm.

Agape House Continues to Be a Gift
Posted: December 24, 2014

During this holiday season, the Agape House in St. Clair is celebrating its 30th year of assisting local individuals and families, and statistics showing the impact of the ministry are nothing short of staggering.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 11:00 am.

Six Funds Add Up to Create St. Clair's Budget
Posted: December 24, 2014

Editor’s note: Second of a two-part series centering on the 2015 St. Clair budget.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 9:30 am.

New Haven District Gets $33,000 Surprise
Posted: December 24, 2014

In these times of tight budgets for many public school districts, New Haven Superintendent Kyle Kruse had some good news for his board of education last Wednesday night.

Posted in New haven on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:47 am.

Proposed Business Gets Packaged Liquor License 
Posted: December 24, 2014

Rural St. Clair residents Billy and Cindy Brown are one step closer to getting their proposed new convenience store up and running after the city approved a liquor license for the business.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:00 am.

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