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Thursday 10/30/2014
Big Crowds Turn Out For Pumpkin Palooza
Posted: October 30, 2014

With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s Saturday, the third annual Pumpkin Palooza drew big crowds to Downtown Washington.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:00 am.

Officials Hope Part Of Trail Can Stay Open While New Bridge Is Built
Posted: October 30, 2014

Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer, continues to work on details about how equipment and materials will be staged during construction of a new Missouri River bridge at Washington.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 am.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Civil War Event This Saturday
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) and Meramec Valley History Museum will co-host a Civil War exhibit at Pacific City Hall this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Monsterfest Friday In Downtown Pacific
Posted: October 29, 2014

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on Monsterfest, a Halloween trick-or-treat event, to take place on Halloween, this Friday from 3 to 8:30 p.m.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Tickets Still Available for Chamber Business Meeting
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual breakfast business meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Knights of Columbus, lower level.

Posted in Business, Washington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Students Collect $1,045 in Second Door-to-Door Drive
Posted: October 29, 2014

A second, smaller door-to-door drive held last Wednesday for the United Way brought in $1,045.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Numbers Down Slightly in Union School District’s PAT Program
Posted: October 29, 2014

The number of families served through the Union School District’s Parents as Teachers program was down 11 percent in terms of families served during the 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

No Increase in Union's Early Special Ed Enrollment
Posted: October 29, 2014

The number of students participating in the Early Childhood Special Education program remained the same last year as the previous year.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

New Trash Schedule Begins Next Week
Posted: October 29, 2014

Changes begin next week to the city’s trash and recycling schedule.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32 pm.

Community Invited to Take Part in Union School District Survey
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 2:23 pm

With a goal of including all stakeholders in the Union School District’s strategic planning process, district officials are asking community members to complete a short survey.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:32 pm. Updated: 2:23 pm.

No Evidence of Plane Crash Near Stanton
Posted: October 29, 2014

Authorities said there is no evidence that a plane crashed in the Stanton area of Franklin County Wednesday morning.

Posted in County, Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:19 am.

Police Seek Man in Theft of Classic Car
Posted: October 29, 2014

A man suspected of stealing a vintage 1956 Chevrolet from a garage off of East Fifth Street early Monday was arrested last week after being caught inside the Twisted Fish tavern at Fifth and MacArthur, Washington police said.

Posted in Crime, Washington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:30 am.

Teachers Group Urges ‘No’ Vote on Amendment 3
Posted: October 29, 2014

A local teachers group is vehemently opposed to Amendment 3, which, if passed on Election Day next Tuesday, would affect the way teachers throughout the state of Missouri are evaluated.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:00 am.

Anonymous Donor Check Is in the Mail
Posted: October 29, 2014

Individuals who pass Evergreen Park next month should see work being done on the city’s new amphitheater.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:00 am.

Cunningham, Hinson Vie in 119th District
Posted: October 29, 2014

Democratic candidate Susan Cunningham is challenging Republican Dave Hinson for state representative in District 119.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 am.

Lift Station Improvements OK’d by Board
Posted: October 29, 2014

St. Clair’s pump station 4 soon will receive its much-needed upgrade after the board of aldermen unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the administration to move forward with the agreement.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:00 am.

Monday 10/27/2014
Suspect Sought in Theft of Vintage Car From Washington
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Police were continuing to search for the suspect who fled on foot in Pacific after stealing a vintage car in Washington early Monday morning.

Posted in Crime, Pacific, Washington on Monday, October 27, 2014 10:34 am. Updated: 4:36 pm.

Sunday 10/26/2014
Council Approves Pact With MoDOT for Bieker, Steutermann Project
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Washington City Council members have approved an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for resurfacing Steutermann Road and part of Bieker Road within the city limits.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:00 pm. Updated: 3:37 pm.

Saturday 10/25/2014
Saturday Sports — New Haven Advances, Borgia Volleyball, St. Clair Football Fall
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 8:35 pm

New Haven's volleyball Lady Shamrocks earned the right to play in next week's MSHSAA Class 1 volleyball championships while Borgia volleyball and St. Clair football ended the season Saturday.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:51 pm. Updated: 8:35 pm.

Council Approves Airport Farm Lease
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Washington City Council approved a farm lease between the city and Riegel Farms, Inc.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:32 pm.

New Parks Loader on Agenda
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Washington Parks Department could soon get a new Bobcat skid loader.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:32 pm.

Technology Rollout In District Discussed
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Washington School District’s digital conversion and how quickly it can happen was discussed at Wednesday night’s school board meeting.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:00 pm.

Council Hears Downtown Inc. Plan to Restore Historic Home
Posted: October 25, 2014

A proposal to preserve a historic building at Fourth and Lafayette streets was presented Monday to the Washington City Council.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:30 pm.

Old Glory Flag Run Comes Through Franklin County
Posted: October 25, 2014

Runners with Team Red, White and Blue made their way through Franklin County this week.

Posted in County, Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:00 pm.

Overcapacity Raises Franklin County Jail Expansion Questions
Posted: October 25, 2014

The county jail has been over capacity with inmates recently, raising the question of whether an expansion is needed.

Posted in County on Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:30 pm.

St. Clair TIF District Still Good to Go
Posted: October 25, 2014

The city still will have a Tax Increment Financing District and a redevelopment plan within its boundary after the St. Clair Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a motion to allow it to continue.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:30 am.

Franklin County Court Not Abused, Officials Say
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Franklin County Municipal Court is not a cash cow for the county, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said.

Posted in County on Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 am.

‘Magic’ Puts Amphitheater on St. Clair Map
Posted: October 25, 2014

In a span of about 33 hours earlier this week, the amphitheater project in Evergreen Park has gone from a hopeful dream to a realistic project.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:30 am.

R-XIV Also Amendment 3 Foe
Posted: October 25, 2014

As have other school districts in the area, Lonedell R-XIV passed a resolution opposing Amendment 3, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:30 am.

Union Founders Day Schedule Takes Shape
Posted: October 25, 2014

Park officials have gotten a jump on solidifying activities for next year’s Founders Day.

Posted in Union on Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am.

Friday 10/24/2014
Week 10 Football — Borgia Rolls Past Kennedy, 42-6
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 10:52 pm

BORGIA ATHLETIC FIELD — In their first post-season contest, many thought Borgia would roll over the Kennedy Celts. A closely contested first half, shocked many in the crowd, as Borgia owned a 14-6 lead at the half. However, the real Borgia Knights appeared in the second half.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, October 24, 2014 9:48 pm. Updated: 10:52 pm.

Week 10 Football — Union Dominates Pacific, 55-7
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 7:35 am

STIERBERGER STADIUM — Decisive, devastating, dominating.

Posted in Sports, Pacific, Union on Friday, October 24, 2014 9:46 pm. Updated: 7:35 am.

Five Photojournalists Inducted Into Missouri Hall of Fame
Posted: October 24, 2014

Five photojournalists whose work has made an impact in Missouri joined the ranks of those inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame Thursday evening.

Posted in Washington on Friday, October 24, 2014 8:00 pm.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Homemade Air Scrubber Helps Cut Down Plant Odor
Posted: October 23, 2014

An improvised air scrubber is helping cut down on odor at the Washington wastewater treatment plant.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:00 pm.

R-XI Moves Forward With Strategic Plan
Posted: October 23, 2014

Since a recent academic performance audit, district officials have been discussing ways to begin implementing a strategic action plan.

Posted in Union on Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:32 pm.

Emergency Crews Battle Combine Fire Thursday
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 9:53 am

Washington Firefighters responded to a combine fire reported at 4445 Highway 47 just before 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:31 pm. Updated: 9:53 am.

Council Awards Camp Street Bridge Contract
Posted: October 23, 2014

Washington City Council members awarded a contract to the low bidder on the Camp Street bridge and improvement project.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:00 pm.

Kander Opposed to Early Voting Measure
Posted: October 23, 2014

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander opposes a six-day early voting period that will be on the ballot for voters to decide in November.

Posted in County on Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 pm.

No Capital Projects Included In Parks Department Budget
Posted: October 23, 2014

The Washington Parks Department won’t be doing any major projects within the next year.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:00 pm.

Borgia to Host Open House Sunday
Posted: October 23, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will hold an open house this Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 2 p.m.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:06 am.

Pacific Chamber Seeks Partner for Fundraiser
Posted: October 23, 2014

The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce is putting together plans for the third annual Pianos for a Purpose by seeking a partner that will receive half the profits from the fundraising dinner.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:00 am.

Washington Approves Rezoning for Duplexes on Olive
Posted: October 23, 2014

There were no objections Monday night to approve a rezoning and subdivision plat for eight new residential units on vacant property at Olive and Main streets.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:00 am.

Guardrails Installed Near Two Schools
Posted: October 23, 2014

Guardrails meant to protect children from vehicles veering into the playground have been installed at two schools on West Osage.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:45 am.

Baker Outspending Griesheimer in Presiding County Commissioner Race
Posted: October 23, 2014

Committees representing Franklin County candidates seeking office in the Nov. 4 general election recently filed campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Posted in County, Politics on Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 am.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Safety Books Put in District Classrooms
Posted: October 22, 2014

The best defense students and teachers have in an emergency is knowledge, according to members of the Meramec Valley R-III School District safety committee.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:32 pm.

Meramec Valley District Employs 29 Bus Drivers
Posted: October 22, 2014

The school transportation system was the latest Meramec Valley R-III School District program to be reviewed by school board members in the new reporting platform.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:32 pm.

Disclosure Reports Filed by Senate Candidate Groups
Posted: October 22, 2014

Campaign finance committee reports for local candidates seeking seats in the state Senate were recently filed.

Posted in County on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:32 pm.

New Playground Pavilion Installation Will Begin Soon
Posted: October 22, 2014

By the end of October the All-Abilities Playground should be finally finished.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:32 pm.

Borgia Seniors Take Part in Service Day
Posted: October 22, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School seniors last week participated in the first Borgia and Beyond service day.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:32 pm.

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