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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 10/16/2014
Holtmeier to Take Over Eureka Edward Jones Branch Office
Posted: October 16, 2014

Jeff Holtmeier of Washington has been named to take over the local Edward Jones office located at 5 Hilltop Village Center in Eurkea, the firm announced.

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University Extension to Host Free Export Market Seminar
Posted: October 16, 2014

The University of Missouri Extension-Franklin County Business Development Program will offer a free seminar on exporting Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, 323 W. Main St.

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Is Volatile Oil Being Shipped Through Franklin County?
Posted: October 16, 2014

Local emergency management officials say they do not know if volatile crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota is shipped through this area on the railroad.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Husky, Benecor Form New Strategic Alliance
Posted: October 15, 2014

Husky Corporation, headquartered in Pacific, and Benecor, Inc. will begin a strategic alliance that combines Husky’s petroleum and automotive industry expertise and expansive retail network with Benecor’s industry-leading DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) pump and storage solutions.

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Tails and Whiskers Pet Resort Open for Business
Posted: October 15, 2014

Pet owners who need a place for their furry friends while they’re out and about now have another option. Tails and Whiskers Pet Resort is now open at 926 Kelly Lane, New Haven.

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United Way Plans Second, Mini Door-to-Door Drive
Posted: October 15, 2014

The United Way will hold a second, shortened door-to-door drive Wednesday, Oct. 22, to canvass some of the areas missed last month.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Jasper Annexation Is On Plan Board Agenda
Posted: October 11, 2014

Ronald Jasper will begin the process of voluntary annexation Monday night at the Washington Planning and Zoning meeting.

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Director: United Way Numbers Tell the Story
Posted: October 11, 2014

The top five communities being served by the United Way, in terms of people helped and funding, are Washington, Union, Sullivan, Pacific and St. Clair.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Loving Hearts Outreach Needs Food
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 10:33 am

Loving Hearts Outreach in Washington is in need of food.

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Friday 10/03/2014
New Radiation Equipment At Mercy Is First in Missouri
Posted: October 03, 2014

Anyone who can destroy cancerous tumors with precisely directed beams of radiation might be difficult to impress. Still, oncologist Robert Frazier, MD, is truly excited by the capabilities of the new linear accelerator that’s been installed in the Mercy Cancer Center in Washington.

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