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Wednesday 07/30/2014
East Central to Host Open Registration This Saturday
Posted: July 30, 2014

To accommodate new and returning students, East Central College will host a special Saturday registration Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:00 pm.

East Osage Project Work Is on Target
Posted: July 30, 2014

Work is on target to complete the East Osage improvements on time, according to City Engineer Dan Rahn.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:00 pm.

Car Crashes Into Pole, Man Hurt
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 9:10 pm

A man was injured Wednesday after the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Denmark Road. The crash occurred after 6 p.m. east of St. Andrews Drive. The man was transported from the scene by Union Ambulance. Check back for more information and see the Weekend Missourian for details. 

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:02 pm. Updated: 9:10 pm.

United Way to Announce Goal at Kickoff Breakfast
Posted: July 30, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way will announce its 2014 fundraising goal Thursday at a special kick-off breakfast for corporate contributors.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Teen Charged With Manslaughter in Two-Vehicle Crash
Posted: July 30, 2014

A Warrenton teenager is facing two criminal charges in connection with a “hill jumping” crash that killed one person.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Orientation Planned for New Teachers in Pacific
Posted: July 30, 2014

Starting a new job can be both exciting and a little scary, especially the job of teacher where the thrill of meeting new students is tampered with learning new policies, technologies and schedules.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Fence to Go Up Around Pacific Community Garden
Posted: July 30, 2014

The Pacific Community Garden will get a chain-link fence around its planting area, but not in time to prevent pilfering during this year’s growing season.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00 pm.

Safety Upgrades at Main, Linden Streets
Posted: July 30, 2014

Pedestrian safety at a downtown Union intersection is once again being addressed after a child was nearly struck earlier this month.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:32 pm.

Five Republicans Running for Recorder
Posted: July 30, 2014

Five Republican candidates are seeking the office of Franklin County recorder of deeds.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 pm.

Getman Challenging Incumbent Griesheimer
Posted: July 30, 2014

The primary race for Franklin County Presiding Commissioner features a candidate who has never lost a race squaring off against another who is looking for his first win.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 pm.

Three Republican Candidates Seek Collector’s Office
Posted: July 30, 2014

Three Republican candidates are running for the office of Franklin County Collector of Revenue.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 pm.

Newcomer, Incumbent Seek Clerk’s Seat
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Next week’s primary for the Franklin County Clerk’s office pits a newcomer to the political arena against the incumbent with 12 years of experience.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 pm. Updated: 3:48 pm.

Man Struck, Killed By Train in Pacific
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 11:54 am

Pacific police are investigating the death of a man struck and killed by a train in town early Wednesday morning.

Posted in Local news, Crime, Pacific on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:44 am. Updated: 11:54 am.

Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Begins Friday
Posted: July 30, 2014

The back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday, Aug. 1 and end Sunday, Aug. 3.

Posted in County, Washington on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:51 am.

Sunday 07/27/2014
Council Agrees to Help Complete Fair Building
Posted: July 27, 2014

Washington City Council members agreed this week to contribute $10,000 toward completing the new building in the motor sports arena at the fairgrounds.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, July 27, 2014 4:30 pm.

Union Man Charged With Torching Vehicle
Posted: July 27, 2014

Franklin County authorities said the fire that destroyed an SUV in Union Tuesday has been confirmed as an arson.

Posted in Union on Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:00 pm.

Appeal Board Upholds Concrete Plant Permit
Posted: July 27, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld a conditional use permit that would allow a concrete facility in Gray Summit.

Posted in County on Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 pm.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Eureka Rallies Past Post 218 Juniors at State
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 7:14 pm

JACKSON — In the end, 10 was not enough.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:58 pm. Updated: 7:14 pm.

Shooting Charges Dropped — Victim Died, Suspected Overdose
Posted: July 26, 2014

Felony assault and armed criminal action charges have been dropped in the case of a man accused of wounding his son during a fight early this year.

Posted in County, Saint clair on Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:32 pm.

LEO Appeals 'Illegal' BOZA Decision on Ash Landfill
Posted: July 26, 2014

Charging that a local county zoning board made an “illegal” decision, an environmental group has appealed to circuit court a ruling that a proposed Ameren coal ash landfill would meet zoning regulations.

Posted in County on Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:00 pm.

Recorder Alleges 87,000 Deeds Were Improperly Taken
Posted: July 26, 2014

Franklin County Recorder of Deeds Sharon Birkman said a company allegedly has taken electronic copies of the county’s deed records, possibly to sell to a third party.

Posted in County on Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:00 pm.

Police Chief Reminds Citizens to Lock Homes, Vehicles
Posted: July 26, 2014

Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn is reminding citizens to lock their homes and vehicles after a rash of burglaries in the area.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:00 pm.

Leaders to Meet in Washington to Discuss Environment, Economic Development
Posted: July 26, 2014

Is there a way to leverage the vast natural resources of the Missouri River Valley to spur economic development?

Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 pm.

Police Officers Train For Active Shooter at Union Middle School
Posted: July 26, 2014

The Union Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department honed their training for active shooter and intruder situations in the Union School District this week.

Posted in Union on Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:00 pm.

Opponents of City Annexation Plan Repeat Objections
Posted: July 26, 2014

Two opponents of the city’s annexation plan repeated their objections during this past week’s city council meeting.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00 pm.

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.

Posted in County, Politics on Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:00 am.

All-Abilities Grand Opening Is Tuesday
Posted: July 26, 2014

After years of planning, development, fundraising and construction, the Jaycees All-Abilities Playground is set to open.

Posted in County, Washington on Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 am.

East Annexation Map
Posted: July 26, 2014

This map outlines areas along South Point Road that are proposed for annexation. Washington voters will vote yes or no on two ballot questions because there are two separate areas proposed to be taken into the city. The areas proposed to be taken into the city are shown in blue and adjacent areas within the city are colored yellow.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 am.

Lonedell School Spruced Up for New Year
Posted: July 26, 2014

By Sarah Johnson

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:00 am.

Friday 07/25/2014
Miller's Gem Keeps Post 218 Juniors Alive
Posted: July 25, 2014

JACKSON — Matt Miller fanned 15 Springfield Glendale batters Friday night, leading the Washington Post 218 Juniors to an 8-0 shutout victory in the Missouri State Tournament losers' bracket.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 10:35 pm.

Case Closed on Missing Franklin County Woman
Posted: July 25, 2014

Police closed the case Tuesday on a Franklin County woman who went missing earlier this month.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 pm.

St. Clair Chamber Awaits State Approval for New Director
Posted: July 25, 2014

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is waiting for state approval on whether it officially can hire the candidate it wants for its executive director.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, July 25, 2014 5:30 pm.

Jackson Tops Post 218 Juniors in State Opener, 8-3
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:13 pm

JACKSON — There's no place like home, especially for the Jackson Post 158 Junior Legion team.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 2:59 pm. Updated: 3:13 pm.

One Man Charged, Others Questioned In Recent Burglaries
Posted: July 25, 2014

Washington police and Franklin County deputies are involved in a joint investigation of several burglaries that occurred over the last several weeks.

Posted in County, Crime, Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 11:00 am.

America in Bloom Judges ‘Impressed’ by City Sights
Posted: July 25, 2014

Judges with the national America in Bloom (AIB) program left Washington with a good impression, according to Washington in Bloom chairs Sally Bocklage and Dave Wehmeyer.

Posted in Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 9:00 am.

County Warns Company To Adhere to Permit Rules on Asphalt Plant
Posted: July 25, 2014

A company’s request to operate a temporary asphalt plant in Franklin County was met with some resistance by county officials last week.

Posted in County on Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 am.

Mild Summer Helps Local Corn Production
Posted: July 25, 2014

Timely rain and moderate temperatures have teamed up to help the corn growth so far this year.

Posted in County on Friday, July 25, 2014 7:00 am.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Rezoning Request Is Recommended
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request for W&B Franklin County during Tuesday’s meeting.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:32 pm.

Employee’s Wife Can Serve on Ambulance Board, Chief Says
Posted: July 24, 2014

There is no law that prevents a woman from serving on the board of the taxpayer-funded ambulance district her husband works for, the ambulance chief said.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30 pm.

Emmons: Group Conspiring to Bring Her Down
Posted: July 24, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said she thinks an alliance of politicians is working to have her defeated in the upcoming Aug. 5 primary election.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:45 pm.

Assessor Says Collector Violated State Law
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons violated state law each time she adjusted property values or abated taxes for certain taxpayers, Assessor Tom Copeland alleged in a news release issued today.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:38 pm. Updated: 2:38 pm.

Man Strikes His Pregnant Girlfriend With Speeding Car
Posted: July 24, 2014

A man has been charged with intentionally striking his pregnant girlfriend with a speeding car while she stood outside a Sullivan motel Monday night.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00 pm.

Senior Amazing Race in August
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Homestead at Hickory View, Washington, is planning a “Senior Amazing Race” for Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00 pm.

New Preschool Center Building Taking Shape
Posted: July 24, 2014

Two Washington preschool centers will soon be on one site.

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 pm.

Alderman Wants Event Planned for Civil War Battle
Posted: July 24, 2014

Alderman Steve Myers wants to see the city or some civic organization plan an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1864, Civil War battle that took place in Pacific.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 pm.

Miller Family Gives Large Tract to City For Nature Reserve
Posted: July 24, 2014

The city of Washington has been deeded more than 67 acres of land west of Grand Avenue to be maintained “forever” as a nature reserve.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:00 pm.

Union Chamber Unveils New Logo
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce new logo offers something for all seasons.

Posted in Business, Union on Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 pm.

Operations Committee to Investigate Challenges
Posted: July 24, 2014

The city operations committee will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chamber.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:30 am.

West Area Annexation Map
Posted: July 24, 2014

Washington voters will vote on five separate ballot questions on the west area proposed for annexation.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:00 am.

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