• By Kavahn Mansouri, Missourian Staff Writer
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In the second and final year of state paid American College Testing (ACT) for the Class of 2017 resulted in a slightly better average at Union R-XI,

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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The city will soon be home to a new, all-inclusive playground near the splash pad pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park, located off Progress Parkway on the east side of town.

  • By Kavahn Mansouri, Missourian Staff Writer
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More than 200 people are expected to attend the first Union R-XI Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday, Sept. 9, honoring past figures in the school’s athletic history.

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  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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The Rev. Lance Langenberg, pastor, stood in the foyer of the former New Hope Assembly of God Church on a recent summer day. He has big dreams for the new Life Stream Church, located at 1330 E. Main St.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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The city planning board Monday night gave preliminary approval for a new 99-lot residential subdivision south of Highway 50 east, between Highway 47 south and Prairie Dell Road.

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  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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Concrete work at the city lake wrapped up Monday, with the completion of a second handicapped-accessible parking lot off Clark Street.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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The Union Board of Aldermen unanimously agreed to a slight decrease in the city’s property tax rate.

As a regular Missouri Lottery Powerball, Mega Millions and Scratchers player, purchasing Powerball tickets for one of the Draw Game’s largest jackpots was just an added bonus for Dean Kissinger of Union.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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Four Union Fire Protection District firefighters have been deployed to Texas for search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a category four hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast Friday, Aug. 25.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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Willow Brooke resident Terri Joyce donned a special T-shirt for the total solar eclipse Monday. It read “I was on the path less traveled — the path of totality,” along with the date, Aug. 21, 2017, and “Great American Eclipse.”

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  • By Kavahn Mansouri, Missourian Staff Writer
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The Union R-XI School District kicked off its first week of classes with a Chromebook for each student in grades three to 12, and reached an important milestone in its technology initiative.

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  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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As the sky darkened and the moon made its way in front of the sun during the total solar eclipse Monday, Veterans Memorial Park in Union erupted in cheers from the throngs of visitors who gathered there to watch the historic event.