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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Board Upholds Concrete Plant Permit
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 9:34 am

The Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld a conditional use permit that would allow a concrete facility near Pacific.

Posted in Local news, County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:13 am. Updated: 9:34 am.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Man Strikes Pregnant Girlfriend With Car
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 8:48 am

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, Saint clair on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:41 pm. Updated: 8:48 am.

Monday 07/21/2014
R-XI Parents Pleased With District
Posted: July 21, 2014

Overall, parents of Union R-XI students feel welcome at their child’s school, feel that their child is safe and are respected by teachers, according to the results of a climate survey mailed to district parents.

Posted in Saint clair on Monday, July 21, 2014 7:11 am.

Sunday 07/20/2014
Commission Needs More Time to Discuss Rezoning Request
Posted: July 20, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission needed more time before making a decision on a rezoning request.

Posted in County on Sunday, July 20, 2014 3:00 pm.

Poll Results Split on City Smoking Ban
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The latest emissourian poll shows people are almost equally divided on St. Clair’s proposed smoking ban.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, July 20, 2014 2:15 pm. Updated: 12:00 pm.

Post 218 Freshmen Win State Title
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 8:49 am

For the second time in three seasons, the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team has earned a state championship.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:33 pm. Updated: 8:49 am.

New Playground Opening July 29
Posted: July 20, 2014

The new All-Abilities playground has an opening date.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 pm.

Street Name Will Follow Business
Posted: July 20, 2014

Following the recommendations of its planning and zoning board, St. Clair’s aldermen agreed to change the names of a couple of streets within the city limits.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:45 am.

Saturday 07/19/2014
Park Board Backs Annexation Plan
Posted: July 19, 2014

Washington added another endorsement to its annexation plan at the meeting of the Washington Park Board.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:32 pm.

Legislature Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports
Posted: July 19, 2014

Campaign finance reports for state candidates were filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:32 pm.

Highway 47 Closed for Hopewell Hill Project
Posted: July 19, 2014

A stretch of Highway 47 at Hopewell Hill will be closed beginning this Friday.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:32 pm.

Museum Group to Start Looking for Future Home
Posted: July 19, 2014

By Keith E. Domke 

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 pm.

Concrete Plant Appeal Hearing Set for Tuesday
Posted: July 19, 2014

A proposed concrete plant near Pacific will find out Tuesday if it has permission to operate.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:00 pm.

Grant, Loan Applications For Bridge Being Finalized
Posted: July 19, 2014

Members of the Missouri Highway 47 Bridge committee were updated Thursday morning on the status of enhancement funding for the new bridge.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 19, 2014 4:00 pm.

Time to Fill the Boot
Posted: July 19, 2014

For the 60th time this year, firefighters are filling boots with money to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:30 pm.

No Controversy At Local Clinic For Veterans
Posted: July 19, 2014

While the national VA health care system has been plagued by a scandal involving delayed care for veterans and manipulated waiting lists, the Washington clinic has been spared from the problems, an official said.

Posted in Local news, County, Washington on Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:00 pm.

City, DNR Broker Deal on Landfill
Posted: July 19, 2014

The city and Missouri Department of Natural Resources have brokered a deal that will save a significant amount of money and not require the relocation of 45,000 cubic yards of waste at the Washington Landfill. 

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, July 19, 2014 2:00 pm.

United Way Sees Increase In Volunteers
Posted: July 19, 2014

While American volunteer rates are declining, United Way is seeing a dramatic increase in volunteering, with more than double the rate of growth and predicted increases next year, according to a new community leaders’ survey by United Way Worldwide.

Posted in County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 1:00 pm.

County Building Set for Demolition Contains Asbestos
Posted: July 19, 2014

An asbestos review on a county-owned building that will be torn down found some of the substance in the structure.

Posted in County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am.

Friday 07/18/2014
Proposal for Indoor Range in St. Clair Still on Target
Posted: July 18, 2014

Two public hearings are scheduled Monday before the St. Clair Board of Aldermen meeting that could help Larry Varner move forward with plans to open an indoor shooting range.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, July 18, 2014 10:00 pm.

Officials Address Proposed Trash Collection Concerns
Posted: July 18, 2014

Some residents have expressed concerns in proposed changes to the city’s trash service.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, July 18, 2014 8:45 pm.

Highway 47 Closed for Hopewell Hill Project — Closure Started Friday
Posted: July 18, 2014

A stretch of Highway 47 at Hopewell Hill will be closed beginning this Friday.

Posted in County on Friday, July 18, 2014 6:32 pm.

St. Clair Man Evades Police During Pursuit
Posted: July 18, 2014

Police are still searching for a man who managed to elude them in a vehicular pursuit Thursday morning.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, July 18, 2014 5:00 pm.

New Early Learning Center Will Have Big Impact Here
Posted: July 18, 2014

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) director says the opening of the new Early Learning Center is a “dream come true” for her program and the community as a whole.

Posted in Washington on Friday, July 18, 2014 11:00 am.

County Commission Awards Contract for Hogan Road
Posted: July 18, 2014

A stretch of county road around Gray Summit will see improvements under a contract awarded Tuesday by the county commission, an official said.

Posted in County on Friday, July 18, 2014 10:00 am.

Pacific Patrol Officer Charged In Drug Thefts
Posted: July 18, 2014

A Pacific police officer accused of taking drugs that were evidence in criminal cases is facing felony charges.

Posted in Crime, Pacific on Friday, July 18, 2014 9:00 am.

College Trustees Approve Two-Year Contract Extension For ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer
Posted: July 18, 2014

East Central College trustees voted unanimously Monday to award a two-year contract extension to College President Dr. Jon Bauer.

Posted in County, Union on Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 am.

Boards Endorse Annexation Plan
Posted: July 18, 2014

Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy’s annexation information road show picked up two endorsements in two days.

Posted in Washington on Friday, July 18, 2014 7:00 am.

Thursday 07/17/2014
United Way to Announce Goal at Kick-Off Breakfastn Campaign Begins September 2
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way will announce its 2014 fund-raising goal later this month at a special kick-off breakfast for corporate contributors.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Deadline Friday to Register For Home Ec, Fine Arts Show
Posted: July 17, 2014

Preregistration for Home Economics and Fine Arts Show for the Washington Fair is mandatory.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

ECC Trustees Approve Appointment, Promotion
Posted: July 17, 2014

The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday approved the appointment of one new faculty member and the promotion of one staff member.

Posted in County, Union on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Fire Damages Moselle Home
Posted: July 17, 2014

Firefighters and investigators remained on the scene well into the afternoon after a fire severely damaged a home in rural Franklin County near Moselle on Tuesday morning.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Deadlines Near to Register For Washington Fair Contests
Posted: July 17, 2014

The deadline to enter various contests at the Washington Town and Country is fast approaching.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Bend Bridge Signs Are Now Installed
Posted: July 17, 2014

A replica of the original metal signs that identified the Bend Bridge on South Highway N has been installed on the bridge.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Progress Made On the City Pool Building Repairs
Posted: July 17, 2014

Many of the repairs to the city swimming pool building, called for by Alderman Steve Myers at the July 1 board meeting, have been completed, but there is still much to be done, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Recycling Center Needs Makeover
Posted: July 17, 2014

The recycling center at the city maintenance building on Cedarfield Drive is to get a new look if recommendations of the operations committee are followed.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Wants Four-Year Street Improvement Plan
Posted: July 17, 2014

Apache Drive in Osage Hills subdivision, off Highway OO, is breaking apart and poses a danger to motorists, especially school buses loaded with children, officials say.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

City Should Install Water Lines to Subdivision Lots
Posted: July 17, 2014

City water lines should be installed to reach five undeveloped lots in Heritage Farms subdivision, the city operations committee says.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Pacific Presbyterian Church Celebrates 150 Years July 27
Posted: July 17, 2014

Pacific Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of St Louis and Fourth streets, invites the community to help celebrate its 150th anniversary Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 8 p.m. with a block party including games, face painting, food and fun.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Firm Wants to Build Over Retention Basin
Posted: July 17, 2014

A ceramics manufacturer, which is moving into an existing building in the Midwest Industrial Park, wants to build over a retention basin.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Chamber Director Puts Spotlight On Businesses
Posted: July 17, 2014

Tiffany Wilson, the new Chamber of Commerce executive director, has introduced a program to put the spotlight on Pacific people and businesses.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Early Voting May Add $35,000 to Cost of Elections, Door Says
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door estimates that a proposed six week-early voting period could add $35,000 to the cost of elections.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:00 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Fair Organizers Say 60th Year a Success
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Franklin County Fair was well attended and there was a smooth run this year.

Posted in Union on Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:32 pm.

Candidates File Campaign Reports
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Local candidates’ campaign committees have filed quarterly finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:00 pm. Updated: 3:04 pm.

Mayor: City Has Pride; It’s More Green Today
Posted: July 17, 2014

Judges from the national America in Bloom (AIB) contest will visit Washington this week to see how the city stacks up in six different categories, including heritage preservation, environmental efforts, urban forestry, landscapes, floral displays and community involvement.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 pm.

Man Drags, Threatens to Shoot Deputies
Posted: July 17, 2014

A suspect who dragged a Franklin County deputy while trying to flee in a vehicle is being held in the county jail on probation violations in multiple prior felony cases.

Posted in Local news, County, Crime on Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:00 am.

Home Construction Permits Up in Franklin County
Posted: July 17, 2014

Construction permits for new single-family homes are up over the same time period last year, according to to the latest report.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:00 am.

Commission Has No Issues With Subdivision Sketch
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Washington Planning and Zoning Commission had no issues with a proposed sketch plan.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:00 am.

Planning Committee Approves Subdivision Preliminary Plat
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Washington Planning and Zoning Commission approved a preliminary plat and recommended approval of a variance for Jacqueline Miller’s property.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:00 am.

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