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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Road Closed

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The Interstate 44 South Outer Road at Stanton will be closed on Thursday, July 28, for emergency culvert repairs. The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No vehicles will be allowed through the closure location.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Circus Camp Puts on Show

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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.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Head of City Street Department Starts August 1

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Washington’s new head of the street superintendent will start work Monday, Aug. 1.

Pacific Resident Asks Mayor to Step Down

Pacific Resident Asks Mayor to Step Down

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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.

Council Wants Few Digital Sign Limits

Council Wants Few Digital Sign Limits

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Washington City Council members clearly don’t want to set many restrictions on the use of electronic advertising signs.

Plan Board Approves Wedding Venue Permit

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By Joe Barker

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Board Adopts New Police Hiring Policy

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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.

County Ambulance Districts Implement STARS Program

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A multi-jurisdictional program has been implemented to provide information that could help save the lives of special needs children of Franklin County.

Sheriff Thanks Citizens for Their Support

Sheriff Thanks Citizens for Their Support

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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.

ECC Business, Industry Center Project on Track — Should Be Completed September 19

ECC Business, Industry Center Project on Track — Should Be Completed September 19

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East Central College’s business and industry center is on track for substantial completion Sept. 19, according to Dr. Jon Bauer, college president.

America in Bloom Judges ‘Impressed’ With City

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Judges with the national America In Bloom program were impressed with the city, said Washington In Bloom Co-chairs Sally Bocklage and Dave Wehmeyer.

Man Held On Stalking Charges

Man Held On Stalking Charges

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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.

Union Safety Crusade Camp Will Be Held

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A Union Safety Crusade camp will be held Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13, to provide safety education for children.

County’s Attorney Blasts Plaintiffs in Suit Against County Counselor

County’s Attorney Blasts Plaintiffs in Suit Against County Counselor

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Insults flew back and forth Thursday during a hearing in a citizen’s lawsuit against Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent.

Washington Battling Heat, Mosquitoes

Washington Battling Heat, Mosquitoes

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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the city of Washington until Sunday at 8 p.m.

ECC Student Wants to Carry Gun on Campus — College Policy Does Not Allow It

ECC Student Wants to Carry Gun on Campus — College Policy Does Not Allow It

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An East Central College student asked the board of trustees Thursday to consider allowing students to be armed.

Wal-Mart Will Begin Grocery Pickup Service In Washington

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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.

Medicaid Changes Force Board to Adaptn Same Services Being Provided

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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.

Labadie Power Plant Continues to Evolven Adds More Automated Systems; Serves About 1.2 Million Customers

Labadie Power Plant Continues to Evolven Adds More Automated Systems; Serves About 1.2 Million Customers

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The three smokestacks of the Ameren Labadie power plant have been fixtures on the landscape of Franklin County for more than 40 years.

Superintendent For Streets Is Hired by City

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The city’s new street superintendent is no stranger to Washington.

Group Is Searching for Top 10 Grandmothers in Missouri

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The search is on for Missouri’s 10 Best Grandmothers.

Hagedorn to Wed Fox

Hagedorn to Wed Fox

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Dennis and Gina Hagedorn, Sedalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Marie Hagedorn, St. Louis, to Jeffrey Bernard Fox, St. Lou…

Scheer-PeirickWedding Vows Read

Scheer-PeirickWedding Vows Read

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Paul Timothy Scheer and Sara Jo Peirick were united in marriage June 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, New Haven. Pas…

Kackley to Wed Schmidt

Kackley to Wed Schmidt

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David and Lena Kackley announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Kackley, Washington, to Andrew Schmidt, Litchfield, Ill., son …

Fink 40th Wedding Anniversary

Fink 40th Wedding Anniversary

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Bill and Debbie Fink, Union, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 17, 2016. They were united in marriage July 17, 1976, at St. John’…

Seniors Defeat Moberly in First Game of Zone 1 Tournament

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Trailing by as many as four runs, the Washington Post 218 Seniors came from behind to beat Moberly in the Zone 1 Tournament in Trenton Thursda…

Post 218 Juniors Fall to Cape in First Game of State Tournament

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The Washington Post 218 Juniors had the shortest trip to Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field of any team competing in the Legion state…

Borgia Wins Regionals

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It was a successful competition for all of the local teams at the Missouri Cheer Coaches Association regional meet.

Area Scoreboard

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Ninth District Senior Tournament

Belgium Team Faces Washington, Union in Scrimmages Last Week

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They may not have spoken the same language, but on the hardwood the vernacular is universal.

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