Catapult Learning’s Summer Journey program  recently wrapped up its third year as part of Union R-XI’s summer curriculum and it’s still as popular as ever.

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Construction of the new Scenic Regional Library Union branch is expected to wrap up in late August.

The Union R-XI Board of Education will discuss plans to name the new elementary school currently being built as part of the Prop Wildcats bond at its monthly board meeting.

The city of Union will pay KJU, Inc., for help with a recent storm sewer project.

An Illinois-based company has been hired by the city to handle the hazardous material abatement at the old Fricks building.

Union aldermen approved an amendment to the city’s zoning code opening the door for medical marijuana cultivation in the city’s industrial district.

The Union R-XI Board of Education approved many new business items at its June 26 monthly board meeting.

The Leading Producers Round Table (LPRT) of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) recently announced that Dee Forshee and Jim Ming of Ming Senior Services have qualified to receive the association’s Soaring Eagle Award.

The Union R-XI Board of Education approved a spending plan with $32.7 million in expenditures -— 72 percent is headed toward wages and benefits.


The city of Union is moving forward with a plan to hire a consultant to come up with a design for the Highway 47 realignment project.


The city of Union will celebrate Independence Day with its annual fireworks display.

The problems at the Highway 47 and Highway 50 intersection aren’t going away any time soon.

Like many people in the region, I spent the weekend watching the Albert Pujols lovefest at Busch Stadium.

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Daren Friedman of the Union FFA Chapter as the Area 14 Star in Placement at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. 


Franklin County Health Department director Angie Hittson says nursing staff will be conducting free hepatitis A vaccinations Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Union for anyone who may have eaten at the Union Jack in the Box over the past three weekends.

Union’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to take a second look at a new ordinance regulating mobile concession units.

The city of Union’s plan to raze its portion of the old Fricks building won’t take place this month as originally planned.

The Union R-XI School District is in the midst of expanding its current preschool program for the 2020-21 school year, but it will come to fruition a year early at Beaufort Elementary. 

A St. Louis woman is facing charges after police say she broke into a man’s home, bleached and burnt his clothes and punctured tires on his vehicle.