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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Annexation Fails to Pass in all Areas, Nieves Loses to Metcalf
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 9:03 am

A total ballot count of  20,806 have been tallied from Franklin County's 52 precincts in the August 5th Primary.

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Saturday 07/26/2014
Assessor, Collector Spar Over Tax Bills
Posted: July 26, 2014

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland this week accused County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons of violating state law, saying she adjusted or abated the taxes of certain taxpayers.

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Thursday 05/22/2014
Citizen Input Led Curtman to Oppose Transportation Tax
Posted: May 22, 2014

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, said citizen input motivated him to vote against a bill that will allow state voters to decide if they want to impose a three-quarter-cent transportation sales tax on themselves.

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Sunday 05/11/2014
Schatz Opposes Use of Hemp for Epilepsy Treatment
Posted: May 11, 2014

State Rep. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, opposed a bill that would legalize the use of hemp extract to treat epilepsy.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Weston Appointed Gasconade County Prosecutor
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 8:04 am

Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Mary E. Weston, of Hermann, as Gasconade County prosecuting attorney.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Breihan Withdraws Candidacy For Presiding Commissioner
Posted: April 16, 2014

Gerald Breihan, who was a candidate for the seat of Franklin County presiding commissioner in the Aug. 5 primary, withdrew from the race last Friday, officials say.

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Saturday 04/12/2014
Englert Wins Write-in Vote for Berger Mayor
Posted: April 12, 2014

Write-in candidates won offices in all three Berger city races.

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Write-In Candidates Win Sewer Districts Spots
Posted: April 12, 2014

Pat Coughlin received the most write-in votes for the five-year term Calvey Creek Sewer Supervisor spot. Of the 24 votes cast, Coughlin picked up 7 (29.17 percent).

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Friday 04/04/2014
Brinker, Witt Face Off For Ward 4 Council Seat
Posted: April 04, 2014

Josh Brinker and Carolyn Witt are once again facing each other in the municipal election.

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Saturday 03/29/2014
Blunt to Deliver ECC Commencement
Posted: March 29, 2014

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt will deliver the address at East Central College’s 44th annual spring commencement Saturday, May 17.

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Thursday 03/27/2014
Rep. Curtman Blasts Wrong Congresswoman
Posted: March 27, 2014

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, mistakenly blasted the wrong congresswoman during a speech at a recent Lincoln Day Republican banquet.

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Two-Way Race for Pacific Police Chief
Posted: March 27, 2014

Pacific Police Chief Matt Mansell, 58, is facing a challenge from Dale Goodwin, 58, a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy and former Pacific police officer.

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Mayor Faces Challenge From Funeral Director
Posted: March 27, 2014

Jeff Palmore, 61, is seeking to unseat incumbent Mayor Herb Adams, 59.

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Two Seek Ward 2 Seat On Board of Aldermen
Posted: March 27, 2014

Incumbent Ward 2 Alderman Steve Myers, 50, is facing a challenge from newcomer Don Graham, 44, in the April 8 municipal election.

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Curtman Gives Speech on Liberty At GOP Event
Posted: March 27, 2014

Government’s only purpose is to help keep people free, said State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, who served as the keynote speaker recently at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Washington.

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Business News

Thursday 08/21/2014
Franklin County May Net More Money With Online Auction Service
Posted: August 21, 2014

Franklin County may recoup more money by using an online auction service to get rid of outdated equipment and other property.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Group Delivers 11,272 Trail Support Letters to Ameren
Posted: August 20, 2014

Representatives from the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. delivered 11,272 trail support letters to Ameren headquarters in St. Louis on Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Assured Building Products Now Open in Union
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 11:38 am

A new building products wholesaler, Assured Building Products LLC., has opened 77 Hi Line Drive between Washington and Union.

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Saturday 08/16/2014
KLPW Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Posted: August 16, 2014

Monday will mark the 60th anniversary of KLPW-AM 1220’s first broadcast on the air.

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County Plan Board Will Vote on Rezoning Request
Posted: August 16, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to decide on a rezoning request at Tuesday’s meeting.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Union Area Distillery Changes Name, Labels
Posted: August 14, 2014

Mad Buffalo Distillery, Union, has officially changed its name to Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery.

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Dawson’s Quarry Owner Recognized at Retirement
Posted: August 14, 2014

A retirement celebration for William “Bill” Dawson took place Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Elks Lodge in Washington.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Consultant Asked to Review Solar Panels In Zoning Code Update
Posted: August 13, 2014

A consultant reviewing Washington’s zoning and subdivision codes will be directed to review the possible impact of solar panels being installed on buildings.

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Thursday 08/07/2014
Founder of Pauwels Dies In Belgium
Posted: August 07, 2014

Vic Pauwels, the former owner of Pauwels Transformers, one of Washington’s largest industries, died Aug. 1, 2014, at his home in Belgium.

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Official: County to Get All Eateries Inspected This Year
Updated: August 07, 2014 - 1:20 pm

The Franklin County Health Department is making good pace in terms of getting restaurants inspected this year, an official said.

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