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  • By Joe Barker, Missourian Staff Writer
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Bouts of unseasonably warm weather and a cooperative Missouri River have allowed significant progress to be made on the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River.

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  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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Crime was up last year, but not at an alarming rate as compared to the previous year, Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton noted in the annual report on crimes and other activities by the sheriff’s office.

Two county residents were arrested Tuesday, Feb. 14, for the theft of aluminum from boxcars stored on railroad tracks west of Union.

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  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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United Parcel Service driver Robbie Belew was recognized Wednesday by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as a “Hometown Hero” for his quick action in alerting authorities about a woman and child who were in danger at a Robertsville area home in December.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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Flu cases in Franklin County have now skyrocketed to 424 and that number is increasing every day with 200 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.

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UPS driver Robbie Belew was recognized Wednesday by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as a “Hometown Hero” for his quick action in alerting authorities about a woman and child who were in danger at a Robertsville area home in December.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Missourian Staff Writer
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The Franklin County Historical Society celebrated a successful year in 2016, with several new exhibits, a history fair, growing membership and the acquisition of a spring-board surrey that originated from a local company.

Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. recently announced a new partnership with Buzz Points.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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More than $21.4 million of Franklin County’s $52.2 million budget will go toward the construction and maintenance of the county’s 835 miles of roadway, 1,670 miles of right of way and 160 bridges.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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After more than six months of discussion, the Bi-State Development Board of Directors has given its support to adding Franklin County as a member.

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