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Red Light Cameras Would Be on Ballot Under Curtman’s Bill

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State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, has prefiled a bill for next year’s legislative session to allow voters to decide whether red light cameras …

Dance Studio Marks Ten Years

Dance Studio Marks Ten Years

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The Dance Zone & More, Union, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and with trophies and awards lining every wall, owner Susan B…

Dance for County Youth

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A Franklin County youth holiday dance will be held Friday, Dec. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Union Middle School gym.

Jaycees to Present New Service Awards

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The Union Jaycees are looking to recognize more local residents in the group’s award banquet slated for next year.

SFBRHS Graduate Earns International Scholarshipn Will Study in England for Two Years

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Jacob Calvert, a 2011 St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate, recently was selected as a 2015 Marshall Scholarship recipient.

Record Turnout Sunday For Holiday House Tour

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The Holiday House Tour held this past Sunday in Washington drew a record number of visitors.

Clark-Vitt Students Start Newspaper

Clark-Vitt Students Start Newspaper

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A lot can be learned from a newspaper — just ask fifth-grade students in Tracy Wall’s class at Clark-Vitt Elementary.

R-XIII Does Not Teach Cursive Handwriting

R-XIII Does Not Teach Cursive Handwriting

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After a board member expressed his concerns that it is no longer taught, the St. Clair R-XIII School District may review whether it can bring …

Newcomers File for R-XI Board, Incumbents File for City Offices

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Two newcomers have filed for the Union R-XI School Board as of Wednesday morning.

New St. Clair Budget Includes New Road Project 

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St. Clair’s 2015 operating budget is 14.6 percent higher than the annual appropriations approved for this current year. However, as it has bee…

VIPs Are Students of ‘Character’

VIPs Are Students of ‘Character’

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One of the largest groups ever was recognized as Very Important People on Thursday morning at St. Clair High School.

Woman Dies in I-44 Incident

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Authorities said they basically know what happened late Monday and early Tuesday regarding the remains of a woman found on eastbound Interstat…

City to Begin Disinfecting Water Well

City to Begin Disinfecting Water Well

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In an effort to rid its water system of the coliform bacteria, the city of Washington will disinfect one of its wells as soon as Wednesday.

Sheriff Toelke Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016

Sheriff Toelke Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016

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After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says its time to hang up his gunbelt.

Pedestrian Killed on I-44 East of St. Clair Identified

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The Missouri Highway Patrol has identified the woman who was killed on eastbound Interstate 44 at the 242 mile marker east of St. Clair.

Woman Killed in Head-On Crash West of New Haven

Woman Killed in Head-On Crash West of New Haven

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A Franklin County man is facing possible manslaughter, assault and other charges in connection with a crash Saturday that claimed the life of …

Filing Opens Tuesday For Four Council Seats

Filing Opens Tuesday For Four Council Seats

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Filing opens this Tuesday, Dec. 16, for four Washington City Council seats that will be on the April 2015 municipal election ballot.

Melton Top Donor Again In United Way Campaign

Melton Top Donor Again In United Way Campaign

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For the second year in a row, Melton Machine & Control Company in Washington is the top corporate contributor in the Franklin County Area …

Pacific Eighth-Graders Take Part in Day of Service

Pacific Eighth-Graders Take Part in Day of Service

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Eighth-graders at Riverbend School recently spent a school day in activities that took them outside their regular course work to help link the…

Spike in Flu Cases In County

Spike in Flu Cases In County

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Flu cases in Franklin County have skyrocketed recently.

Official Expects Union Road District Will Eventually Dissolve

Official Expects Union Road District Will Eventually Dissolve

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories investigating special road districts.

Named No. 1 in Economic Development in Country

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Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the No. 1 economic development agency in the country by the nation’s premier inte…

Council to Vote on Multiunit Shutoff Ordinance Change

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The Washington City Council is set to vote on a code change that deals with delinquent water customers in multiunit buildings.

Commission Set to Vote on Dredging Operation’s Permit

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The applicant for a proposed dredging operation will find out Tuesday night if it receives a conditional use permit.

Ameren Employees To Shop for Toysn For Kids at Cardinal Glennon

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Employees at Ameren Missouri’s Labadie Energy Center have raised $14,000 to purchase toys for kids at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

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