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The Union Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Wonderland Parade scheduled for Friday evening has been canceled due to inclement weather. The parade has not been rescheduled. The Union Parks and Recreation Department Children's Christmas Party has not been canceled. That event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Union City Hall.
The Home Builders Association (HBA) recently welcomed Chris Ragland as the HBA’s 2014 president.
UPDATED: Authorities have charged a St. Clair man who admitted to killing his father.
Adam Puchta Winery’s newest wine, Desire, has been awarded a Jefferson Cup for best white non-vinifera wine at the 14th annual Jefferson Cup Invitational wine competition.
Patients and family members are benefiting from the newly expanded and renovated critical care unit at Mercy Hospital Washington.
Because of the inclement winter weather forecasted to invade the area on Friday afternoon and night, St. Clare Catholic School has rescheduled its Christmas pageant for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 204 S. Commercial Ave.
A taxpayer-funded agency in 2014 will allocate $2.54 million to organizations that help children with various needs, such as substance abuse, pregnancy and mental health problems.
East Central College is one of five community colleges in the St. Louis area forming a consortium to train workers for advanced manufacturing jobs at aerospace companies.
The International Sign Association recently named Ben Ziglin, owner of Ziglin Signs, Inc., Washington, as its newest member of the 2014 board of directors.
Union aldermen made a downtown intersection a four-way stop Monday, but not all officials agreed.
Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer recently met with her community advisory team to work on the mission, vision and goals of a new volunteer program aimed at improving students’ reading skills.
A Franklin County woman accused of hoarding a large number of animals in alleged filthy conditions is facing multiple misdemeanor charges in the case.
The Optima Dental Group is holding a 12 days of Christmas scavenger hunt featuring several prizes.
Union Police Chief Norman Brune Monday told aldermen that the city of Union is safe place to live.
Long-time Boy Scout and Pacific Partnership volunteer Don Hazelwood was named the Pacific Citizen of the Year at the Dec. 5 Chamber of Commerce Christmas celebration, which was held at the Eagles Hall.
County commissioners are continuing to work out issues over next year’s employee pay raises.
Out-of-town tractor-trailers and other large trucks are plaguing Osage Street businesses, causing damage to parking lots while making U-turns, according to one business owner.
Mercy announced it is bringing more doctors and services to the Sullivan region, starting with the addition of an $8 million medical building.
A military unit affiliated with Franklin County will be deployed to Afghanistan in January, an official said this week.
Three state House of Representative members from Franklin County voted in favor of financial incentives to lure a Boeing jet plant to the St. Louis area.
As construction continues on the Washington School District’s new early childhood center, officials have turned their attention to hiring a director.
Washington police arrested a man and seized a number of guns from a home on East Fifth Street following a disturbance call Friday evening.
A man who once boasted that he was “the most wanted man” in Franklin County will serve at least 8 1/2 years in prison for multiple felony crimes.
An expanded Boeing Co. plant in the St. Louis area could bring jobs, residents and retail to the Union area.
Registration is now open for spring semester classes at East Central College.
Pacific High School student leaders say the skills needed to be successful in any endeavor are acquired in high school, but not in the way you might think.
There are about 25 businesses and organizations set to take part in Union’s first Winter Wonderland Parade Friday night.
Alderman Mike Pigg said fellow Alderman Steve Myers got ahead of himself when he sent a letter to residents telling them to talk with their alderman about a 50-50 cost share on repairing the Bend Bridge before explaining the proposal to aldermen.
Pacific officials have agreed to pay half the cost of engineering and repairs to the Bend Bridge so the bridge can be reopened and stay open until a new bridge can be built.
I wonder why people look so forward to Christmas when it makes many of us pull our hair out.December is a crazy month, with a laundry list of things to do before Christmas strikes.’
Aldermen approved a plan that would install signs in the city right of way directing motorists to businesses and institutions within 1,000 feet of the sign.
A 34-year-old Union man faces felony assault and weapons charges after striking his wife Saturday and discharging a semiautomatic pistol in their home.
In order to provide a venue that would allow for future growth as well as a more relaxed atmosphere, members of the St. Clair Parks and Recreation Board were courted about allowing the annual Main Street Festival to move to Orchard Park in 2014.
The St. Clair Police Department’s chief, who currently is Bill Hammack, will receive a $60,000 annual salary beginning next April after the board of aldermen approved an ordinance increasing the pay for the elected position.
Old Man Winter and Mother Nature already have been up to their old tricks as far as teaming up to wreak havoc on area school calendars in regards to snow makeup days.
St. Clair officials and City Attorney Kurt Voss aren’t saying much about a conflict that apparently has risen over payment to a company whose owners said they have repaired two of the city’s wastewater clarifiers but have not received money owed them.
Because classes in the Lonedell R-XIV School District were canceled on Monday, administrators were forced to rearrange extracurricular activities scheduled for early in the week.
A Union alderman said he regrets his public criticism of a state highway official who he thought snubbed a city committee.
Lonedell R-XIV School District students will not be in school again on Monday.
Revenue for the new Franklin County Municipal Court is outpacing projections.
The United Way will hold a victory celebration next Tuesday for major corporate and individual donors.
After more than six months of building renovations, Washington Smiles Complete Health Dentistry is now open at its new location, 1111 E. Sixth St.
A citizen who is suing Franklin County over the establishment of the county’s municipal court argued his case before the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday.
A Franklin County grand jury has issued indictments against three men who are suspects in the robbery of a Washington gas station/convenience store.
Widening Highway 47 between Washington and St. Clair is on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s radar screen, a state official said Thursday.
A county worker who was fired in June is now employed with the county again because county officials missed a deadline in the grievance process, according to the highway administrator.
St. Clair officials strongly are considering purchasing solar equipment to help power the city instead of trying to work out a lease-purchase agreement.
St. Clair school district officials are hoping the city will pitch in its fair share so a portion of Shady Street near St. Clair Elementary School can be improved to enhance safety during student dropoff and pickup times.
The deadline to submit a float sketch for the city’s 175th Birthday Parade to be held in May 2014 is quickly approaching.