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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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Friday 03/21/2014
Jones Won't Run For Senate
Updated: March 25, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Ending weeks of speculation, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones announced Friday afternoon  he would not enter the race for the 26th District State Senate Seat.

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Saturday 03/15/2014
Sen. Nieves Withdraws From Race For 26th District Seat
Updated: March 17, 2014 - 3:55 pm

State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, who has championed anti-federal government legislation, is no longer running for re-election.

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Business News

Thursday 07/17/2014
ECC Trustees Approve Computer Purchase, Vending Contracts
Posted: July 17, 2014

The East Central College Board of Trustees accepted three bids at its July board meeting.

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Saturday 07/12/2014
Tiny Tea Shop Now Open in Washington
Posted: July 12, 2014

Art and tea connoisseurs now have a new shop to visit — the Tiny Tea Shop, located at 301 E. Fifth St., Washington.

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Friday 07/11/2014
Opening Day Of New Grocery Store Successful
Posted: July 11, 2014

The new Save-A-Lot grocery store at 2700 W. Osage had a successful opening day, according to one owner.

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Animal Medical Center Marks Ten-Year Anniversary in Washington
Posted: July 11, 2014

Franklin County Animal Medical Center in Washington soon will celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Transportation Company Now Open in Washington — Around-N-About Serves Franklin County
Posted: July 10, 2014

With a simple motto of “Getting people where they need to go,” Washington resident Barbara House recently launched Around-N-About Transportation LLC, located at 300 E. Fifth St., Washington.

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The Grounds Guys Honored
Posted: July 10, 2014

For the second year in a row, The Grounds Guys’ franchise was recognized in Landscape Management magazine as the green industry’s franchise with the largest revenue growth in one year.

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Council Awards Well Repair Contract
Posted: July 10, 2014

Washington’s water well No. 11 will soon be repaired.

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Home Sales in Franklin County Down for First Six Months
Posted: July 10, 2014

Home sales in Franklin County were down about 4 percent through the second quarter compared to the same time period last year.

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Council Approves Industrial Park Amendment
Posted: July 09, 2014

The Washington City Council approved an amendment change to the Heidmann Industrial Park development that would allow the sale of a 9-acre lot.

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Friday 07/04/2014
M&R Plating Installs Massive Solar System
Posted: July 04, 2014

Looking to save money on energy bills, M&R Plating, Inc. decided to go solar powered.

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