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Today, January 30, 2015
Mixed Opinions on Texting, Driving Ban

Mixed Opinions on Texting, Driving Ban

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There are two bills filed in the Missouri Senate to ban texting while driving for all ages.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Local Ham Club To Get Repeater

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Putting an end to questions about the future of ham radio in Pacific, aldermen voted to give the amateur radio repeater the city purchased, but never installed, to the local ham club in exchange for future services.

New Focus Group Looks At Education, Job Data For Washington School District

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The Washington School District’s Focus Group 4 met last week to continue its strategic planning to ensure all students are college and/or career ready when they graduate from high school.

Grandson Puts Human Face on Building Founders

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For the first time in anyone’s memory, the two individuals who built the McHugh-Dailey building at 200 S. First St., were referred to as Jimmy and Larry.

Franklin County Assessor Faces Budget Challenge

Franklin County Assessor Faces Budget Challenge

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Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland’s office is no stranger to revenue shortages.

City Appointments Stalled in Pacific

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The stalemate that prevents appointments of Pacific city officials deepens as the mayor and board of aldermen each refuse to give in.

Commission Seeks Answers to 911 Funding Problems

Commission Seeks Answers to 911 Funding Problems

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Franklin County commissioners continue to seek answers to serious revenue problems in the county 911 fund.

Lions Poster Winners Recognized at Dinner

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Helping young people to focus on world peace, the Pacific Lions Club hosts an annual peace poster contest for Meramec Valley Middle School students, according to Pam Manuel, club president.

Black Businessman Fostered Peace — Adams Advocated Harmony

Black Businessman Fostered Peace — Adams Advocated Harmony

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A third generation black businessman, who favored harmony over dissent, is remembered for fostering peaceful relations in Pacific during decades of strife in other areas of the country.

City Is Approved For Safe Routes To School Funding

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The Federal Highway Administration recently approved funding for a Safe Routes to School project that has been planned in New Haven, and the city went out for bids last week.

City to Seek Funding for High Street

City to Seek Funding for High Street

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The city of Washington is seeking funds to upgrade a portion of High Street.

Intruder Drill At Beaufort Elementary

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Beaufort Elementary will be conducting an intruder drill at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.

Weinhaus Conviction Upheld by Appeals Court

Weinhaus Conviction Upheld by Appeals Court

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A Missouri Appeals Court panel this week refused to overturn the felony conviction of Jeffrey Weinhaus, a former anti-law enforcement blogger who was wounded during an armed confrontation with Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers over two years ago.

Limits on Fines, Fees Won’t Affect Area Courts

Limits on Fines, Fees Won’t Affect Area Courts

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A bill to restrict the amount of revenue that municipal courts could contribute to general fund revenue would not impact local cities or the county.

No Opposition for New Haven Incumbents

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Four incumbents who filed for New Haven city offices will have no opposition in the April election.

City Issues Building Permits Valuing $18.8 Million in 2014

City Issues Building Permits Valuing $18.8 Million in 2014

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Single-family home construction in Washington was down slightly last year compared to 2013, as well as overall permits issued for all types of construction in 2014.

Seeking Candidates for 2015 Fair Queen Contest

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The Washington Town and Country Fair is accepting applications for the 2015 Fair Queen Contest.

Council Debates Alternative Camp Street Bridge Fence

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The Washington City Council will decide next week if it wants to upgrade fencing along the new Camp Street bridge.

Council Discusses Revising Subcontractor License Policy

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All subcontractors need to be licensed if they do work in the city of Washington.

Grim Outlook for Road Maintenance

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Without a new source of revenue for roads and bridges, Missouri’s secondary  roads will continue to deteriorate, a Missouri Department of Transportation official stressed this week.

Sun Safety Tips for Wintertime

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Many people don’t realize it, but winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s, says Adam J. Scheiner, M.D., an eyelid and facial cosmetic su…

Doodle Contest Entries Due Saturday

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The Washington Public Library’s second annual Doodle Contest ends this Saturday, Jan. 31, when all entries are due. The contest is open to eve…

Washington Woman Recalls War, Truman and Prohibition

Washington Woman Recalls War, Truman and Prohibition

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Katherine Graham moved to Washington in the late 1930s from northwest Arkansas so she could go to a Catholic high school.

Market Researcher by Trade Turns Teacher by Chance

Market Researcher by Trade Turns Teacher by Chance

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A market researcher by trade, Don Boettcher never planned on becoming a teacher. But he’s found himself in a teaching role on more than one oc…

Murrell Son Born

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Tim and Devin Murrell, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Easton Scott Murrell. Born Dec. 26, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he w…

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Lady Jays Top Borgia in Girls Swimming Meet Saturday

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Saturday’s inaugural girls swimming dual meet between Washington and Borgia lived up to all expectations.

Borgia Trips Duchesne, 47-34, For Sixth Consecutive Victory

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Borgia just keeps rolling along.

St. Clair Wrestles Way to Eight Place Finish at Ft. Zumwalt South

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It was a rough weekend for the St. Clair Bulldogs.

Shamrocks Halt Skid With 38-24 Win Over Chamois

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Behind the play of Brandon Carey and a tight man-to-man defense, the New Haven Shamrocks posted a 38-24 boys basketball win over Chamois on Fr…

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