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Friday, June 24, 2016
Witnesses Stop Domestic Assault in Moving Vehicle Near Gerald

Witnesses Stop Domestic Assault in Moving Vehicle Near Gerald

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Good Samaritans helped save a woman who was being beaten and choked Thursday while in a moving vehicle near Gerald, authorities said.

Board Approves Preliminary Budget

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The Meramec Valley R-III School District has done such a good job of building up reserve funds in recent years, the district can manage one year of deficit spending with no cuts to personnel or operations, according to Joel Cracchiolo, business manager.

Declining Enrollment Is Cause for Concern

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Meramec Valley R-III School District administrators are eyeing possible changes in how it operates in the future as student enrollment declines.

Toelke Responds to Parking Complaints — Spots Designated Handicap

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Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said he does care about the handicap residents in the county.

Chamber Meets With Industry Leaders Here

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Pacific Car Show This Saturday Downtown

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Final plans are being made for the 14th annual Pacific Car Show scheduled for this Saturday, June 25.

City Splash Park Closed for Repairsn Expected to Reopen This Week

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St. Clair area residents couldn’t turn to the spray park to beat the heat Monday.

R-XIII Tweaks Calendar For Cross-Country Meet

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St. Clair R-XIII students will get an extra half-day off from classes this coming year after the board of education approved a change in the 2016-17 academic calendar.

City Plan Board Tables Girardier Zoning Request

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With the city’s zoning rules and regulations in flux and in the process of a complete overhaul, the St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board delayed making a decision on a simple request of changing a parcel of land from commercial to residential.

Commission Adopts Economic Forecast for the Next Decade

Commission Adopts Economic Forecast for the Next Decade

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Franklin County is in very good financial condition, according to County Counselor Mark Vincent, who presented a new 10-year economic forecast that was adopted by the county commission Tuesday.

Three Business Requests Top Board Agenda — Alderman Says Community Is Growing

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The city of St. Clair is growing, and area businesses are trying to make growth happen, Aldermen Greg Talleur said at Monday night’s board meeting.

Trustees Approve $18.5 Million Operating Budget

Trustees Approve $18.5 Million Operating Budget

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The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday night approved an $18.5 million general operating budget for fiscal year 2017, which begins July 1.

Feral Cat Trapper Rescues Dove, Then Releases It

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A dove found flopping helplessly in the center of an intersection has been nursed back to health and released beneath a tree near where it was found.

Sunset on the Rails Attracts Big Crowd

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A break in the weather is partly credited with bringing patrons out to the free music concert at Pacific Station Plaza June 17, according to Stephen Flannery III, Pacific Partnership president.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jury Awards $800,000 Verdict Against Ameren

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A Franklin County jury returned a verdict June 10 awarding High Plain Land Company damages of $642,000 as a result of a 2010 condemnation case filed by Ameren UE running the Saddle Creek transmission line across 1.28 acres of the High Plain land located along Highway 100.

Legion Planning Annual Fireworks Display July 4

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The Washington American Legion is ready for the annual fireworks display set for Monday, July 4, at the Washington Fairgrounds.

Former History Teacher Now Has Brighter Future Thanks to Drug Pump, Support Group

Former History Teacher Now Has Brighter Future Thanks to Drug Pump, Support Group

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City Council Backs School Bond Issue

City Council Backs School Bond Issue

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A proposed bond issue for the Washington School District has the backing of the city council.

LMI Expansion Advances

LMI Expansion Advances

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The Washington City Council approved a series of measures to help pave the way for an expansion of LMI Aerospace in the Heidmann Industrial Park. 

Highway T Detour Felt By Labadie Businesses Happy to See It Reopened

Highway T Detour Felt By Labadie Businesses Happy to See It Reopened

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Business owners and employees in the Labadie area are “ecstatic” that Highway T has finally reopened.

Sosnowski 58th Wedding Anniversary

Sosnowski 58th Wedding Anniversary

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Robert and Carol Sosnowski, Beaufort, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary June 21, 2016. Mr. Sosnowski and the former Miss Vogelsang wer…

Alfermann-Robben Engagement

Alfermann-Robben Engagement

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Gary and Christina Alfermann, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Alfermann, St. Louis, to Justin Robben, St. Louis, s…

Sights and Insights

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With hot and humid arriving early, I’m wearing clothes usually reserved for July and August. So goes Missouri weather.

Door 40th Wedding Anniversary

Door 40th Wedding Anniversary

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Eugene and Patricia Door, Beaufort, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary June 12, 2016. Mr. Door and the former Miss Di Pietro were unite…

Strnad to Wed Jung

Strnad to Wed Jung

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Gregory and Carla Strnad, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Strnad, St. Louis, to Matthew Jung, St. Louis, son of Is…

Area Scoreboard

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Washington Post 218 Senior Legion Tournament

Pacific Improves to 3-0 With Win Over Indian Hills

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Visiting a longtime opponent Monday, the Pacific Swim Team stayed unbeaten with its third victory in a row.

Manchester Rallies Past Post 297 Seniors

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Union scored first.

Ballwin Edges Post 218 Seniors in Pool Game

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One team was polishing up on the way to the Washington Wood Bat Invitational semifinals.

Warrenton Seniors Win Nonleague Game Over St. Clair

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Facing Warrenton Post 122 (6-5) in nonleague action Sunday, the St. Clair Post 347 Seniors (6-5) fell on the road Saturday, 18-6, in seven innings.

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