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Sunday 07/13/2014
Man Threatens to Shoot Deputies, Resists Arrest
Updated: July 13, 2014 - 6:23 pm

A Fredericktown man was arrested Friday for unlawful use of a weapon after he threatened to shoot officers and dragged a deputy while trying to flee in a vehicle.

Posted in Union, Washington on Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:04 pm. Updated: 6:23 pm.

Man Stabbed in Back During Argument
Posted: July 13, 2014

A Villa Ridge man has been charged with assault for allegedly stabbing a man in the back with a pocket knife Friday.

Posted in Union, Washington on Sunday, July 13, 2014 3:42 pm.

National Judges to Visit Washington for America in Bloom Contest
Updated: July 14, 2014 - 8:07 am

Judges from the America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program will visit Washington Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18.

Posted in County, Washington on Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 am. Updated: 8:07 am.

Saturday 07/12/2014
Washington Has Largest School Budget in Area
Posted: July 12, 2014

With the most students enrolled, buildings to maintain and staff on its payroll, the Washington School District has the largest budget of any public school system in Franklin County, followed by Meramec Valley and Union.

Posted in County, Pacific, Union, Washington, Saint clair on Saturday, July 12, 2014 8:00 pm.

One Man Killed in Highway 100 Crash
Posted: July 12, 2014

A Hermann man was killed in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 100 west of Washington.

Posted in Local news, County, Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

County Planning Board Will Discuss Rezoning Requests
Posted: July 12, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission will hear two re-zoning requests and continue discussing code changes during its July meeting.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

City P&Z Meets Monday
Posted: July 12, 2014

A preliminary plat and a sketch plan will be up for review during July’s meeting of the Washington Planning and Zoning Commission.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

County Opens Up More Areas for Cellphone Towers
Posted: July 12, 2014

There are now many more areas where telecommunication towers can be placed in the county under code revisions recently adopted by the county commission, an official said.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Armed Robbery Suspect In Custody at County Jail
Posted: July 12, 2014

The man charged in the robbery of Fischer Phillips 66 station last September is now in the custody of Franklin County authorities.

Posted in Local news, County, Crime on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Chamber to Host First Junior Golf Tournament
Posted: July 12, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to offer what it hopes will be the first of many tournaments geared toward kids.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Highway 47 Would Get $38 Million if Voters Approve Sales Tax
Posted: July 12, 2014

More than $38 million would be directed toward improvements on State Highway 47 in Franklin County if voters approve a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects Aug. 5.

Posted in County, Saint clair, Washington, State on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:00 pm.

City Approves New Water, Sewer Connection Fees
Posted: July 12, 2014

For the first time in 20 years, Washington will change connection rates.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:00 pm.

Dilapidated Buildings Targeted in New Code
Posted: July 12, 2014

Heavily damaged buildings that are a blight on the community and create a public nuisance will not be tolerated in Franklin County under code revisions recently approved by the county commission.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:00 pm.

Tiny Tea Shop Now Open in Washington
Posted: July 12, 2014

Art and tea connoisseurs now have a new shop to visit — the Tiny Tea Shop, located at 301 E. Fifth St., Washington.

Posted in Business, Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:00 pm.

District to Cut Ribbon On Early Learning Center
Posted: July 12, 2014

The Washington School District will officially open its new Early Learning Center (ELC) Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 2:00 pm.

Preregistration Required For Fair Home Ec/Fine Artsn Deadline Is Friday, July 18
Posted: July 12, 2014

Preregistration for Home Economics and Fine Arts Show for the Washington Fair is mandatory.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:00 pm.

Registration Deadlines for Washington Fair Contests
Posted: July 12, 2014

The deadline to enter various contests at the Washington Town and Country is fast approaching.

Posted in Washington, Fair on Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:00 pm.

Birkmann Crowned Franklin County Fair Queen
Posted: July 12, 2014

The competition was tough, but Elizabeth Birkmann, 18, of Union, proved she has what it takes to be named the 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen.

Posted in County, Union on Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:00 am.

Board OKs Bid to Fix Water Leak at Highway 30 and Springfield Road
Posted: July 12, 2014

The city will spend almost $100,000 to pay a business to help fix the ongoing water leak under Highway 30 at Springfield Road.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:00 am.

Leak Forces Gasoline Station to Close Pumps
Posted: July 12, 2014

Things were back to normal later in the day on Tuesday at the Phillips 66 Fast Lane service station on St. Clair’s north side after an unusual incident forced the gas pumps to be closed down for several hours beginning at about noon.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:00 am.

Friday 07/11/2014
Clare Roth Crowned New Haven Youth Fair Queen
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Clare Roth was crowned the 2014 New Haven Youth Fair Queen Friday, July 11. 

Posted in County on Friday, July 11, 2014 9:38 pm. Updated: 10:23 pm.

Burglary Suspect Arrested
Posted: July 11, 2014

A Union man was charged Friday in the burglary of a Spring Drive home.

Posted in Crime, County on Friday, July 11, 2014 6:32 pm.

County Fair Kicks Off With Cool Weather
Posted: July 11, 2014

Fair organizers said Thursday’s events brought in some of the biggest crowds in recent history.

Posted in Union, County on Friday, July 11, 2014 5:00 pm.

Gov. Nixon Decries ‘Poor Fiscal Policy’ from Legislature
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 1:06 pm

It is “poor fiscal policy” to seek an increase in the state sales tax to fund transportation projects while at the same time passing an exemption that would “drain” transportation funding, Gov. Jay Nixon declared.

Posted in County, State on Friday, July 11, 2014 12:30 pm. Updated: 1:06 pm.

Opening Day Of New Grocery Store Successful
Posted: July 11, 2014

The new Save-A-Lot grocery store at 2700 W. Osage had a successful opening day, according to one owner.

Posted in Business, Pacific on Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 am.

Supreme Court Appoints Judge to Sentence Man In Weapon, Drug Cases
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Following a series of delays, a man found guilty of felony weapon and drug charges is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

Posted in Local news, County, Crime on Friday, July 11, 2014 9:00 am. Updated: 2:23 pm.

Griesheimer Supports Use Tax, But Is Not Ready for New Vote
Posted: July 11, 2014

A countywide use tax that was defeated in the last April election may be brought back for another vote, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.

Posted in County on Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00 am.

Thursday 07/10/2014
Police Officers Set Fund-Raiser Goal for Special Olympics
Posted: July 10, 2014

Two Pacific police officers have their hearts set on rappelling down the side of a downtown St. Louis hotel to raise money for Special Olympics.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 pm.

Elizabeth Birkmann Crowned Franklin County Fair Queen
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Elizabeth Birkmann was crowned Franklin County Fair Queen Thursday, July 10.

Posted in County, Union on Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:10 pm. Updated: 2:06 pm.

Wehmeyer, Tobben Are Parade Grand Marshals Past Parade Chairs to Participate
Posted: July 10, 2014

For more than two decades, the Washington Fair parade has served as the official kickoff to the five-day festival.

Posted in Fair, Local news, Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Registration Open for Fair Run, Walk August 2
Posted: July 10, 2014

Registration is open for the Washington Fair Run/Walk, one of two pre-Fair events planned.

Posted in Fair, Local news, Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Landfill Waste Relocation Plan Contract Approved
Posted: July 10, 2014

Washington is one step closer to moving waste at its landfill into a new storage area.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Griesheimer Elected President
Posted: July 10, 2014

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer recently was elected the president of the Washington Lions Club.

Posted in County, Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Foundation Secures $5,000 Grant for All-Abilities Park
Posted: July 10, 2014

The Historic Washington Foundation, sister organization to Downtown Washington Inc., has received a $5,000 grant for the new All-Abilities Park under construction in the city park near Lions Lake.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Fair Season Tickets on Sale at Over 30 Outlets
Posted: July 10, 2014

Season passes for the Washington Town and Country Fair are on sale.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:00 pm.

Pacific Mayor: City Parks Need to Be Maintained
Posted: July 10, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore and park board President Stephen Flannery are in agreement that a new direction is needed in the day-to-day maintenance of the city park system.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:00 pm.

Amateur Radio Club Attracts Tech Experts
Posted: July 10, 2014

The Pacific digital amateur radio club is turning the city into a high-tech mecca, attracting a stream of technology experts and computer gurus, who also are hams, to use the club’s digital repeater, which is still in the process of being installed.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:00 pm.

Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Robbing Three Banks, Including First Bank in Dutzow
Posted: July 10, 2014

A Wentzville lawyer admitted Monday to three armed bank robberies, including one in Dutzow, and shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:00 pm.

Walk to Remember This Sunday at Liberty Field in Pacific
Posted: July 10, 2014

A walk to honor the memories of children who have died will be held in Liberty Field this Sunday, July 13, hosted by the Franklin County chapter of the Compassionate Friends (TCF).

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:30 pm.

Funding Worries But County Plans Tower For Safety Reasons
Posted: July 10, 2014

After initially expressing some “reservations” about whether the county should spend $150,000 replacing a 911 communication tower at the sheriff’s office, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer now says the project is needed.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:00 pm.

Pool to Remain Open
Posted: July 10, 2014

The leak at the Washington city swimming pool isn’t bad enough for the pool to close early.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:00 am.

Home Sales in Franklin County Down for First Six Months
Posted: July 10, 2014

Home sales in Franklin County were down about 4 percent through the second quarter compared to the same time period last year.

Posted in Business, County on Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:33 am.

Pacific May Turn to Public For Beautification Help
Posted: July 10, 2014

With summer in full swing and vegetation sprouting like Jack’s proverbial beanstalk, Pacific officials say the city needs a more comprehensive approach to beautification in public spaces.

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

New Heroin Antidote Law Raises Questions
Posted: July 10, 2014

New legislation allowing first responders in Missouri to obtain and carry an antidote for heroin overdoses may not have as big an impact here as in other areas, according to law enforcement officials.

Posted in County, Crime, Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 am.

Pastors Seek to Unite Pacific City Officials With Prayer
Posted: July 10, 2014

For the third time since the April election brought a new mayor, the local pastor who opens the city board of aldermen meeting with a prayer, preceded his prayer with a scriptural reading urging leaders to listen to each other.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 am.

Council Considers Fireworks Stand Exemption
Posted: July 10, 2014

Washington is looking into the possibility of allowing two fireworks stands currently located outside of city limits to remain in business if annexation is approved.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:00 am.

Owner Traps Timber Wolf
Posted: July 10, 2014

A gray wolf that has been on the loose in Franklin County for a month was captured Tuesday by its owner.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:00 am.

Wednesday 07/09/2014
City Sets Specs for Trash Service Contract
Posted: July 09, 2014

There will likely be changes to the trash collection in Union now that the city is seeking bids for the service.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:32 pm.

Genealogy Society Meeting Focuses on Camp Solidarity
Posted: July 09, 2014

How well do we know our own community?

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:32 pm.