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Circus techniques are a fun way to inspire young athletes to stretch, reach and exert energy, according to Laurie Borcherding, owner/operator of Show Me Acro gym, located at 2297 Rose Lane in Pacific.
Posted in Pacific on Monday, July 25, 2016 2:18 pm.
Washington’s new head of the street superintendent will start work Monday, Aug. 1.
Following weeks of turmoil over police department hiring and a mix-up in the city cemetery, a Pacific resident said it’s time for Mayor Jeff Palmore to resign.
Posted in Pacific on Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:00 pm.
Washington City Council members clearly don’t want to set many restrictions on the use of electronic advertising signs.
By Joe Barker
In a 4 to 2 vote, Pacific aldermen approved a measure that authorizes the board of aldermen — not the mayor — to approve police officers appointed by the police chief.
Posted in Pacific on Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:00 pm.
A multi-jurisdictional program has been implemented to provide information that could help save the lives of special needs children of Franklin County.
Posted in County on Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:32 pm.
Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke extended thanks this week to all the citizens who have expressed support for his department and other law enforcement agencies.
Posted in County on Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:32 pm. Updated: 8:11 am.
East Central College’s business and industry center is on track for substantial completion Sept. 19, according to Dr. Jon Bauer, college president.
Judges with the national America In Bloom program were impressed with the city, said Washington In Bloom Co-chairs Sally Bocklage and Dave Wehmeyer.
A Washington area man who has been called a “person of interest” in a suspicious fire earlier this week is being held in the Franklin County Jail on felony stalking charges.
Posted in Crime on Saturday, July 23, 2016 2:00 pm.
A Union Safety Crusade camp will be held Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13, to provide safety education for children.
Insults flew back and forth Thursday during a hearing in a citizen’s lawsuit against Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent.
Posted in County on Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:00 pm.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the city of Washington until Sunday at 8 p.m.
An East Central College student asked the board of trustees Thursday to consider allowing students to be armed.
Posted in County on Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00 am.
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, next week will begin allowing customers, including those in Washington, to shop online for groceries and pick them up later at five of its St. Louis-area stores, the St. Louis Business Journal reported.
Due to federal changes to Medicaid, the Board of Developmental Services for Franklin County (DSFC) is now forced to split into two separate entities in order to supply the same services to county residents.
Posted in County on Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:00 am.
The three smokestacks of the Ameren Labadie power plant have been fixtures on the landscape of Franklin County for more than 40 years.
Posted in County on Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:00 am.
The city’s new street superintendent is no stranger to Washington.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:00 am.
The Franklin County Area United Way Thursday announced a goal of $1.1 million for the 2016 campaign at its annual kickoff breakfast.
Posted in County on Friday, July 22, 2016 6:00 pm.
Downtown Washington Inc.’s newest fundraiser, a Farm to Table dinner, to be held this fall has already sold out.
Posted in Washington on Friday, July 22, 2016 1:00 pm.
The East Central College library recently was featured on the cover of “Choice,” a journal for academic libraries.
Posted in County on Friday, July 22, 2016 1:00 pm.
The Jefferson Street bridge opened Friday, July 22.
Posted in Washington on Friday, July 22, 2016 12:52 pm.
Organizers are planning a Pacific Heritage Festival and Art Fair to celebrate the combined community history of Route 66, the railroad, the Meramec River, Civil War, farming and mining.
Posted in Pacific on Friday, July 22, 2016 12:00 pm.
Service clubs around the nation are working to revamp their programs and increase dwindling membership. Some are shuttering altogether.
Posted in County on Friday, July 22, 2016 12:00 pm. Updated: 2:27 pm.
Buddies Not Bullies will offer its YOU-Niquely Social day camp Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Washington United Methodist Church.
Posted in Washington on Friday, July 22, 2016 10:15 am.
It will still be several weeks before the city of Washington finds out if it received a grant to fund an extension of the Rotary Riverfront Trail.
Posted in Washington on Friday, July 22, 2016 9:30 am.
A Catawissa photographer’s fascination with a large Civil War battle re-enactment that was a precursor to the Battle of Pacific led her to photograph the event in a series of black and white images.
Posted in Pacific on Friday, July 22, 2016 8:00 am.
St. Clair Board of Aldermen Monday night gave final approval to a site plan for a building addition at ATRO Engineered Systems.
Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:00 pm.
A municipal bond expert says Pacific could use community improvement district (CID) taxes to rehabilitate a former grocery store building if they blight the area and if all the participants agree that it would be for a public purpose.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:32 pm.
Washington will have a great view of next year’s total solar eclipse so a viewing party is being planned.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:00 pm.
Approval of a 30-cent fire district tax levy in August is crucial to maintaining quality and equitable fire protection for the area around Washington.
Posted in County on Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:00 pm.
One local photographer is using her skills to help document the lives of families who otherwise might not take family photos.
Posted in County on Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:00 pm.
Asphalt paving work was slated to begin Tuesday around the new Jefferson Street bridge over Busch Creek.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:00 pm. Updated: 8:40 am.
When Greg Wolk put forth his idea to promote Civil War sites in Missouri at a 2009 meeting in St. Louis, he met Ron Sansone, a Civil War enthusiast who invited him to bring his idea to Pacific.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:00 pm.
Members of two local history groups that joined recently met to discuss the merger and the group’s status as a city of Pacific committee.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:00 am.
The St. Clair R-XIII School Board unanimously approved an agreement with the city of St. Clair that will allow the city to make improvements to Bardot Street.
Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:00 am.
Political campaign signs are popping up like weeds all over Franklin County.
Posted in County on Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:00 am.
The St. Clair Fire Protection District is hoping to pass a $2.1 million, 15-year bond issue that would help the district improve its service to its patrons.
Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:15 am.
St. Clair Mayor Ron Blum asked that the public be patient in terms of nonemergency response times as police officers will now respond to incidents as a pair whenever possible.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:00 pm. Updated: 11:49 am.
The Washington City Council had no objections to a preliminary plat request for property at Huxel Drive and Highway 100.
Posted in Washington on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:32 pm.
Representatives from the Easter Masonic Lodge 575 (St. Clair Lodge) came to Lonedell Elementary School Thursday, July 14, to make a donation to the school’s backpack program.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:32 pm.
To The Editor:
The Farmers’ Market has been a great asset for the city of Washington. It started in a parking lot on Front Street 22 years ago, then moved to the old city park parking lot and now it has a permanent home on Main Street.
To The Editor:
I cry, I pray for this country of mine which I have lived in for better than 78 years. I have a hard time recognizing it as it has changed so much during that time.
City officials Monday approved a bid to make repairs at the Union City Lake to fix a leak in the dam.
Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:32 pm.
Local and federal authorities are working to locate possible additional victims of a major identity theft ring that operated for more than a year.
Paul and Elaine Swofford have done everything together since they met in college.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 pm.
A request to blight a West Osage property in order to allow the use of commercial improvement district (CID) taxes to improve the building led aldermen to a wider view of blight.
Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:00 pm.
A Robertsville man has been charged with felonies for allegedly firing a sawed-off shotgun toward motorcyclists from a moving vehicle in St. Clair.
Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:00 pm. Updated: 11:49 am.