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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Oltmann Receives Young Person Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

The 2014 Outstanding Young Person award is Jessica Oltmann.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:32 pm.

2015 SCHS Courtwarming Royalty
Posted: January 28, 2015

St. Clair High School 2015 Courtwarming queen Sarah Hinson, seated, and king Kevin Cox, standing behind her, pose with the rest of the court Friday night during the coronation ceremony in the SCHS gym. An online photo gallery from Friday's festivities can be found at www.emissourian.com.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:30 pm.

St. Clair Officials Energetic About Upgrades
Posted: January 28, 2015

St. Clair officials found out this month that their energy loan to upgrade and expand services to city buildings has been approved.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 pm.

Mayor Seeks Restraining Order Against Alderman — Judge Denies Request
Posted: January 28, 2015

An adult abuse court judge dismissed a complaint by the mayor calling for a restraining order against one alderman that would bar him from city hall.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 pm.

Gov. Nixon Hosts Mental Health Discussion in Washington
Posted: January 28, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon hosted a roundtable discussion on Missouri's mental health initiative Wednesday morning at the Washington Police Department headquarters.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:47 am.

Arrests in St. Clair Dip After Record Number in 2013
Posted: January 28, 2015

Editor’s note: One in a series of stories reviewing 2014 in the St. Clair area.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:00 am.

Second Hearing Necessary Regarding Condemned Home
Posted: January 28, 2015

The city of St. Clair will need to conduct a second administrative hearing on a piece of property it has condemned after there was inadequate notification concerning the first hearing.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:00 am.

Heeger Recipient Of Distinguished Service Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

Union native and longtime volunteer Alvera Heeger was recognized Saturday for many years of service in the community.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:34 am.

Sunday 01/25/2015
Riverfront Land Suit Is Settled
Posted: January 25, 2015

The settlement of a 5-year-old lawsuit should pave the way for extending Washington’s riverfront park and trail system to the west.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:00 am.

Franklin County 911 Fund Has Revenue Shortfall of $490,000
Posted: January 25, 2015

The Franklin County 911 fund has a revenue shortfall of more than $490,000 in fiscal year 2015.

Posted in County on Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:00 am.

Saturday 01/24/2015
New Classroom Addition Takes Shape at West
Posted: January 24, 2015

One of two classroom additions being built at Washington West Elementary is under roof.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:00 pm.

Myers Appointed Interim Building Commissioner
Posted: January 24, 2015

Former building commissioner Dave Myers was appointed to serve in his former post for two weeks.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, January 24, 2015 6:00 pm.

Aldermen Consider Park Design Change
Posted: January 24, 2015

Officials are considering eliminating a large baseball at the Veterans Memorial Park to make room for four smaller fields.

Posted in Union on Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:00 pm.

Dressing the Part
Posted: January 24, 2015

It has been Courtwarming Week at St. Clair High School and students have dressed in various attire to coincide with “The Sound of Success” theme. Wednesday was “Country Day,” and pictured is Kyle Butenhoff dressed as a farmer tending to fellow juniors Valarie Foster, center, and Alyssa Evans, who dressed as cows.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 pm.

MoDOT Works on Improving Signal Pattern
Posted: January 24, 2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working on better coordinating the traffic signals on Highway 47 at Interstate 44 so traffic can flow through the area more efficiently.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:30 pm.

St. Clair Fire Board Has Secretary Race
Posted: January 24, 2015

There will be a small handful of elections in April when St. Clair area residents fill out their ballots, including in the local fire protection district, where Leroy Nunn filed on the last day for a position on the three-member board of directors.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 11:00 am.

Pilot Waves White Flag 
Posted: January 24, 2015

Tenant Jim DeVries apparently has given up his longtime quest to fight the city of St. Clair and its administration concerning its regional airport and the future of it.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:30 am.

Eyewitness Almost in Harm’s Way
Posted: January 24, 2015

An eyewitness to a bizarre pair of related incidents Wednesday afternoon in St. Clair said he was about a half-minute away from being a potential casualty instead of an innocent bystander.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:00 am.

Friday 01/23/2015
SCHS Courtwarming Royalty
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 9:26 pm

St. Clair High School seniors Sarah Hinson and Kevin Cox were crowned 2015 Courtwarming queen and king on Friday night prior to the Bulldogs' boys basketball victory over Cuba. Additional pictures will appear in the Wednesday St. Clair Missourian.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, January 23, 2015 9:24 pm. Updated: 9:26 pm.

Union Superintendent Leaving District
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will leave the district at the end of the school year.

Posted in Union on Friday, January 23, 2015 4:57 pm. Updated: 4:20 pm.

Thursday 01/22/2015
Ham Radio Key to Community Survival
Posted: January 22, 2015

Ham radio has captured the attention of a sustainable-community guru who says a community’s ability to sustain itself depends first on its ability to survive, and ham radio often provides the last line of defense in infrastructure breakdown.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:00 pm.

Woman Arrested After Collisions Force Vehicles to Crash Into Businesses
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

A 52-year-old St. Clair woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she crashed her car into two vehicles that then crashed into the exterior walls of a pair of local businesses located across a street from each other.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:11 pm. Updated: 1:12 pm.

Board Approves Lease Agreement With City — To Park School Buses Indoors
Posted: January 22, 2015

The New Haven Board of Education last Wednesday approved a lease agreement between the school district and city of New Haven to park a majority of its buses in a heated warehouse owned by the city.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:00 pm.

Derby Fun
Posted: January 22, 2015

St. Clair Scout Pack 449 conducted its annual pinewood derby on Saturday at the Elks Club as youngsters displayed and raced their homemade cars. Here, Cameron Tedrick, right, sits on the edge of his seat while he, fellow Cub Scout Jackson Zollinger and others watch their cars come to the finish line.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:30 am.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Odd Fellows Announce Cruise Dates
Posted: January 21, 2015

The Washington Odd Fellows have announced the schedule for its Cruise for a Cause events to be held the first Friday of each month March through October.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:00 pm.

Running the Rail
Posted: January 21, 2015

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad rail train lowers a new rail along the side of the tracks behind Main Street Park and close to the Park Avenue crossing late last week. Employees, pictured in the background at the crossing, said the new rail will be placed and secured in the near future as an upgrade to several miles of the tracks.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:00 pm.

SCHS Student Getting Strong Survey Support
Posted: January 21, 2015

St. Clair High School senior Hannah Krouper is at it again, and she hopes this year’s “experiment” is just as informative and successful as last year’s.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00 pm.

City’s Parks Have Another Strong Year 
Posted: January 21, 2015

Editor’s note: One in a series of stories reviewing 2014 in the St. Clair area.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:00 am.

R-XIII May Sport Certified Trainer
Posted: January 21, 2015

Trying to set itself up in the best way to assist student-athletes as well as secure liability protection, the St. Clair R-XIII School District Board of Education is considering hiring a certified athletic trainer.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:00 am.

Sheriff: Teenager Fabricated Report of Her Abduction
Posted: January 21, 2015

After spending hours investigating a reported abduction of a 14-year-old girl, Franklin County deputies determined that the victim fabricated the story.

Posted in County on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:55 am.

No Races for Washington Council Seats
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

There will be no races for Washington City Council seats on the April municipal election ballot.

Posted in Politics, Washington on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:48 am. Updated: 12:13 pm.

Five Seek R-XI Board Seat, No City Races
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

There are five candidates vying for two Union R-XI School Board seats in the April election.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:24 am. Updated: 12:13 pm.

Sunday 01/18/2015
Remembering Donnie
Posted: January 18, 2015

Bobbie Boyer, the mother of Donnie Tipton, the teenager who was struck and killed by an alleged speeding and drunk driver last September while he was standing at the end of his driveway on Highway 30 waiting for the school bus, cries as she talks to the group that assembled at Orchard Park on Thursday evening. Thursday would have been Tipton’s 16th birthday, and hundreds of friends, schoolmates and family members gathered at the park for a balloon launch ceremony in the boy’s honor. Boyer said a few words to the crowd and couldn’t fight back her tears before she led the balloon release.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, January 18, 2015 7:00 am.

Saturday 01/17/2015
Moss Lifts Borgia to Union Title
Updated: January 17, 2015 - 8:42 pm

UNION — With 9.7 seconds left and trailing 36-35, the Borgia Lady Knights needed one more miracle.

Posted in Sports, Union, Washington on Saturday, January 17, 2015 7:36 pm. Updated: 8:42 pm.

The Correct Answer
Posted: January 17, 2015

Edgar Murray Elementary School fifth-grader Katie North shows the correct answer that earned her the title in the school's geography bee on Wednesday afternoon. Ten pupils earned spots in the bee finals through an earlier preliminary competition. A story about the event is in the print edition of the Weekend St. Clair Missourian.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 17, 2015 5:00 pm.

Bidders to Get Leeway on Bridge Staging
Posted: January 17, 2015

Firms vying for the contract to build a new Missouri River bridge will have a lot of leeway on how they plan to stage equipment and materials for the major project. 

Posted in Washington on Saturday, January 17, 2015 3:00 pm.

City Seeks Funds For Christina Avenue
Posted: January 17, 2015

The application is in for federal funds for a city bridge replacement, which includes the realignment of North Christina Avenue.

Posted in Union on Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:51 pm.

SCHS Courtwaming Tuned Into ‘Sounds of Success’ 
Posted: January 17, 2015

St. Clair High School will celebrate “the Sound of Success” as it puts together its annual Courtwarming Week starting Monday.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:00 am.

St. Clair Chamber to Honor Best of Best at Banquet
Posted: January 17, 2015

Twenty individuals and five businesses or organizations have been nominated to receive one of the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 am.

Friday 01/16/2015
Vehicle Hits Train in Anaconda Area
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 1:44 pm

A woman suffered minor injuries early Friday afternoon when her vehicle hit a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad train west of the Anaconda area.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, January 16, 2015 1:42 pm. Updated: 1:44 pm.

Cullen VanLeer Reaches Milestones at Owensville Tournament
Posted: January 16, 2015

It was a fitting way to cap off a week of milestones.

Posted in Sports, Pacific on Friday, January 16, 2015 1:00 pm.

Sewer District’s Costs Exceed Revenue in 2015
Posted: January 16, 2015

Budgeted expenditures for the Brush Creek Sewer Fund in 2015 exceed projected revenues.

Posted in County, Pacific on Friday, January 16, 2015 10:00 am.

School Safety Director Raises Franklin County EMA Budget This Year
Posted: January 16, 2015

The addition of a school safety director is the main reason the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency’s budget increased by about $117,000, or 65 percent, this year.

Posted in County on Friday, January 16, 2015 8:00 am.

Rosebud Man Dies in Route 50 Crash
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 5:02 pm

A Gasconade County man was killed Thursday in a crash that involved three vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported.

Posted in County, Union on Friday, January 16, 2015 7:27 am. Updated: 5:02 pm.

Thursday 01/15/2015
New Student Adviser to Join School Board
Posted: January 15, 2015

A new student adviser is joining the Washington School Board.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:32 pm.

Plan Board Rejects Rezoning, Use Permit
Posted: January 15, 2015

Issues over street access and a chance that MoDOT may restrict turn movements onto Highway 47 after a new Missouri River bridge is built were obstacles raised Monday night to a request to rezone a home and property east of the bridge.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:32 pm.

New Haven Wants to Extend Sidewalks on Highway — On the North Side Through Town
Posted: January 15, 2015

The city of New Haven will go after federal funding this year to extend the sidewalk improvement program along Highway 100 through the city.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:00 pm.

Man Charged After Firing Gun In Pacific Park
Posted: January 15, 2015

A Washington man is facing multiple charges after allegedly firing a gun in Pacific’s city park.

Posted in Crime, Pacific, Washington on Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:00 pm.

City Had Strong Industrial Development
Posted: January 15, 2015

With a new economic strategic plan completed and a steady growth in industrial prospects, Washington economic leaders are “optimistic” about the coming year and pleased with progress in 2014. 

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:00 am.

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