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City officials said now is the time for residents to sign up for emergency notification system so they are notified of severe weather this spring.
Posted in Union on Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:32 pm.
The fate of a proposed concrete plant near Pacific will be decided at Tuesday’s Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
Posted in County on Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 8:30 pm.
The Washington Safety Task Force is making strides in bringing together all interested schools, public and private, and first responders to review safety strategies, improve communication and provide training.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:00 pm.
Several dozen fish in Lions Lake didn’t survive the harsh winter.
An IRS audit of Washington VFW Post 2661 has been completed with no major issues, an official with the local veterans organization said Wednesday.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:30 pm.
Family Reading Night was a reading event for the record books, said Dawn Kitchell, educational services director for The Missourian and coordinator of Family Reading Night.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:00 pm.
Franklin County Highway Department employee Frank Woodcock was shoveling debris from culverts when he came up with an idea to save taxpayer money.
Franklin County Sgt. Steve Pelton vividly recalls his violent encounter 13 years ago with Gary Wenzel, the man who was shot and killed by a Bourbon police officer last week following a high-speed pursuit.
Posted in County on Saturday, March 15, 2014 3:00 pm.
The Missouri River bridge at Washington was closed for a short time Wednesday morning because of an electrical problem.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:04 pm.
Despite an environmental group’s contention that a proposed coal ash landfill would violate local regulations, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer sent a letter to a state agency this month saying the project would be in compliance.
The County Seat Senior Center is recognizing March as “Meals Month” with activities like Mayors for Meals this Wednesday.
Posted in County on Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:00 pm.
There were no injuries in a house fire that broke out at 421 High St. Wednesday afternoon, according to Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:00 pm.
State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, who has championed anti-federal government legislation, is no longer running for re-election.
The driver of a tractor-trailer was seriously injured Friday, March 14, when he crashed his rig southwest of New Haven.
Posted in County on Saturday, March 15, 2014 11:16 am.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted itself a seventh extension to make a decision regarding a complaint filed against the city relating to the St. Clair Regional Airport.
Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, March 15, 2014 7:00 am.
Franklin County CASA Executive Director Glenda Volmert has been recognized for her hard work and dedication in helping children who are in the local court system by being named the organization’s 2013 program director of the year in Missouri.
Union police are investigating an alleged assault that occurred on the East Central College campus Wednesday.
Posted in Union on Friday, March 14, 2014 6:32 pm.
The latest and greatest in home and garden ideas will be on display at this weekend’s Washington Home Show, according to Amanda Griesheimer, Chamber of Commerce marketing director, event sponsor.
Posted in Washington on Friday, March 14, 2014 5:00 pm.
The Washington Senior Center and Mid-East Area Agency on Aging are participating in the national March for Meals campaign, an annual monthlong event sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America.
Posted in Washington on Friday, March 14, 2014 11:00 am.
The Washington Park Board spent Thursday night reviewing the first draft of a proposed revision to park ordinances.
Posted in Washington on Friday, March 14, 2014 9:00 am.
The Franklin County Commission violated state statute by appointing multiple attorneys, a citizen’s lawsuit states.
A deadly virus has killed millions of pigs worldwide, however, there are no reports of the disease in Franklin County.
Tim Baker of Robertsville on Tuesday submitted a petition to run as an independent candidate for the position of Franklin County presiding commissioner.
State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, is no longer running for re-election.
One of two men indicted for the armed robbery of a Washington gas station last fall pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the crime.
The contractor on the long-awaited Highway A improvement project could begin work by the end of this week.
Beaufort Elementary School is featured online at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) website.
Posted in County on Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:00 pm.
Residents in all three wards have voiced concerns to their aldermen recently about hard water.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:30 pm.
A neighbor of a proposed concrete plant in Franklin County would rather deal with barking dogs than noisy trucks.
Posted in County on Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 pm.
The National Weather Service has issued a high fire danger for Thursday afternoon, March 13, due to dry vegetation, low humidity and winds gusting to 25 miles per hour.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:57 am. Updated: 11:48 am.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will conduct a public hearing April 8 on a coal ash landfill that is proposed to be built adjacent to Ameren’s Labadie power plant.
The city of Pacific and Brush Creek Sewer District remain at a stalemate over an out-of-court settlement on the city’s breach of contract lawsuit against the sewer district.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:00 am.
Bend Road bridge in eastern Franklin County near Pacific should be reopened Friday, County Highway Administrator Joe Feldmann said Tuesday.
Posted in County on Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:30 am.
A Franklin County man accused of beating his ex-wife with a metal bar last month has entered a not guilty plea in the case.
Posted in Crime on Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:00 am.
The Washington Fire, Police and Ambulance were on the scene of a structure fire at 421 High Street in Washington for more than two hours Wednesday, March 12.
Posted in Washington on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:45 pm. Updated: 1:42 pm.
There is expected to be several State Street residents who attend a city committee meeting Monday in opposition to off-street parking changes.
Posted in Union on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:15 am. Updated: 4:53 pm.
The Bourbon police officer who shot and killed Gary Wenzel last Wednesday was justified in his actions, a Crawford County coroner's inquest jury ruled late Tuesday.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:11 am. Updated: 11:28 am.
There will be an open house Thursday to allow the public to view the Franklin County Health Department’s newly remodeled facility.
Posted in County on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:30 am.
The 32nd annual Washington Home Show takes place this weekend with a new layout, hours and vendors.
As many as 100 firefighters from several area departments, the majority of whom were from St. Clair, needed about 3 1/2 hours to bring a massive brush fire under control in the Little Indian Creek State Forest in southern Franklin County on Monday afternoon and evening.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:00 am.
City officials allowed Air Evac Lifeteam to get out of its lease at the St. Clair Regional Airport almost a year and a half early, but made the air ambulance service pay its monthly rental fee through the end of the agreement period as a condition of the termination.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:00 am.
After approving increases annually for several years in a row, the St. Clair R-XIII School District Board of Education opted to leave nonresident tuition rates the same for the second year in a row.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:00 am.
A St. Clair man was sentenced to five years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to Class C felony child abuse.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:00 am. Updated: 7:59 am.
The city of St. Clair soon could have a new addition to its landscape.
Posted in Saint clair on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:40 pm. Updated: 12:41 pm.
St. Clair R-XIII School District students will receive a couple of bonus days off during the 2014-15 academic year.
Posted in Saint clair on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:39 pm. Updated: 12:40 pm.
Fire department personnel from several area agencies, including St. Clair, battled a massive brush fire in the Little Indian Creek State Forest in southern Franklin County Monday afternoon.
Posted in Saint clair on Monday, March 10, 2014 4:38 pm. Updated: 8:00 am.
This photo was captured near Old Highway 100 Monday afternoon, March 10.
Posted in Washington on Monday, March 10, 2014 4:19 pm.
Because of a lack of a quorum, Monday's scheduled St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board meeting has been canceled.
Posted in Saint clair on Monday, March 10, 2014 9:12 am. Updated: 9:13 am.