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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Lake Creek Bridge at Dutzow Open
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 2:20 pm

Both lanes on the new Lake Creek Bridge on Highway 47 near Dutzow in Warren County were open to traffic as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Posted in Washington on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:54 am. Updated: 2:20 pm.

Sunday 09/14/2014
UPDATE: Victim Declines Prosecution in Assault at Lake Thunderbird
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 11:51 am

UPDATED: A 30-year-old man who was assaulted by another man during a dispute Sunday evening told investigators that he doesn't want to prosecute.

Posted in County, Crime, Saint clair on Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:31 pm. Updated: 11:51 am.

Task Force Nabs Three for Drugs
Posted: September 14, 2014

Two men arrested Thursday, Sept. 4, by narcotics officers are facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges in the future, authorities said.

Posted in County on Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:00 pm.

Door: Vote Recount On ‘Right to Farm’ Goes Over Smoothly
Posted: September 14, 2014

Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door said the county recount of the “right to farm” amendment went over very well.

Posted in County on Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 pm.

Electrical Panel Fire Shuts Down Rawlings Warehouse
Posted: September 14, 2014

An electrical fire Wednesday at Rawlings Sporting Goods, Washington, forced the warehouse to close for 2 1/2 hours.

Posted in Business, Washington on Sunday, September 14, 2014 8:00 am.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Children’s Services Study To Be Released Next Month
Posted: September 13, 2014

A local taxpayer-funded agency that provides funding for children’s services, such as counseling and bullying prevention, will release the findings of a needs assessment next month after the board of directors has a chance to review the findings.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:00 pm.

County 911 Project Goes Out for Bid
Posted: September 13, 2014

After initially questioning the need to purchase a new 911 communication tower for the sheriff’s office, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer this week voted with the two other commissioners to go out to bid on the project.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:32 pm.

Man Pleads Guilty to Exploiting Elderly
Posted: September 13, 2014

A former Rosebud resident pleaded guilty to the financial exploitation of the elderly and felony stealing.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:32 pm.

Catholics Here Respond To Annual Catholic Appeal
Posted: September 13, 2014

The Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, announced Friday the results of the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:30 pm.

Mercy Attracts Nephrologist To Practice in Washington
Posted: September 13, 2014

One in three American adults is at risk for developing kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. High blood pressure and diabetes are two of the leading causes.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:32 pm.

Septic Sewage Blamed For Treatment Plant Odor
Posted: September 13, 2014

The Washington sewer department is hoping a change in the process at the wastewater treatment plant will result in fewer odor issues.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:32 pm.

Principal Evaluations Are Now Under Way in District — New System Being Used This Year
Posted: September 13, 2014

Administrators in the Washington School District will be evaluated under a new system this year.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:32 pm.

R-XI Officials Discuss MSIP Score, Report
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 1:58 pm

The phone blast, email and text messages sent out about the Union School District’s special board meeting Wednesday night worked.

Posted in Union on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 1:58 pm.

Commission Sets Tax Rates
Posted: September 13, 2014

The Franklin County Commission set the 2014 property tax rates Tuesday.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 pm.

Bridge Grant Will Free Up State Funds for Other Road Projects
Posted: September 13, 2014

A total of $9.5 million allocated to build the new bridge over the Missouri River at Washington will free up money that can be used for other transportation projects around the state, according to Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer.

Posted in Washington, State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 pm.

Annual Run to Read Is Set for October 11
Posted: September 13, 2014

Teachers and librarians, lace up your sneakers and prepare to join Newsbee and other area runners and reading enthusiasts Saturday, Oct. 11, for the Run to Read.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:00 pm.

Patrol Asked To Investigate Pizza Case
Posted: September 13, 2014

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate a complaint by an inmate who alleges that a detention deputy fed him pizza sprayed with pepper mace.

Posted in County, Crime on Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:00 pm.

Woman Pulled From River
Posted: September 13, 2014

A woman who had an active warrant for her arrest for a parole violation was fished from the Missouri River Wednesday by Washington emergency crews.

Posted in Crime, Washington on Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:00 pm.

Franklin County Mulls Installment Tax Payments
Posted: September 13, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said she would rather not see the issue of installment payments on property taxes brought up during an election year.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:00 pm.

Friday 09/12/2014
Week 4 Football Roundup — Sullivan Tops St. Clair
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Sullivan 47, Sullivan 21

Posted in Sports, Saint clair, Washington on Friday, September 12, 2014 10:34 pm. Updated: 11:04 pm.

Week 4 Football — Union 27, Pacific 19
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 11:17 pm

PACIFIC — It came down to the final seconds, but the Union Wildcats survived a last-gasp drive to win in Four Rivers Conference action, 27-19.

Posted in Sports, Pacific, Union, Washington on Friday, September 12, 2014 10:21 pm. Updated: 11:17 pm.

UPDATE: One Man Charged in Crash That Killed Teen
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 1:59 pm

UPDATED: Franklin County authorities have charged a Lonedell man, and may charge other drivers, in a fatal crash Friday morning that claimed the life of  15-year-old Donald Tipton, St. Clair.

Posted in County, Saint clair on Friday, September 12, 2014 12:53 pm. Updated: 1:59 pm.

Old Bend Road Bridge May Be Preserved as Hiking, Biking Trail
Posted: September 12, 2014

What will happen to the existing county-owned Bend Road bridge near Pacific once the new one is built is uncertain.

Posted in County, Pacific on Friday, September 12, 2014 8:00 am.

Washington Man Hurt in Crash Friday Morning
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 1:59 pm

A Washington man was seriously injured early Friday in a one-car crash west of Washington. 

Posted in County, Washington on Friday, September 12, 2014 7:20 am. Updated: 1:59 pm.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Board Looking At Extending City Services
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Washington City Council instructed the Board of Public Works to investigate the possibility of extending water and sewer services south of the city limits.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:00 pm.

Letter Sent About Fifth Street School Closing
Posted: September 11, 2014

Washington School District officials have sent a letter out to all Fifth Street Elementary parents informing them the school will close at the end of the year and students will be relocated to Washington West Elementary.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:00 pm.

United Way Makes Plans for Door-to-Door Drive
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way is finalizing plans for its annual door-to-door drive in the Washington area.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 pm.

Requests FCC to Permit Phone Companies to Use Technology to Block Unwanted Calls
Posted: September 11, 2014

Attorney General Chris Koster urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow phone companies to utilize call-blocking technologies that would better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams.

Posted in Business, County on Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:00 am.

ECC to Dedicate Building in Honor of Robert E. Hansen September 18
Posted: September 11, 2014

East Central College will honor Robert E. Hansen, a charter member of the board of trustees who was instrumental in the growth of the college, by naming the auditorium and classroom buildings on the Union campus in his honor.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:00 am.

Mayor Wants Cemetery Records Kept at City Hall — Aldermen Won’t Discuss Issue in Public
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 11:02 am

Officials disagreed strongly on whether or not to close a portion of the Sept. 2 board of aldermen meeting to the public to talk about the city cemetery records.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:00 am. Updated: 11:02 am.

Boy Plays Family Heirloom During Reunion
Posted: September 11, 2014

A recent family reunion featured music played on a 150-year-old violin passed down through generations.

Posted in Union on Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:39 am.

Park Road Residents Oppose Extension
Posted: September 11, 2014

Many residents of East Park Road Monday told aldermen that extending the road to Highway 47 would be a safety hazard.

Posted in Union on Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:32 am.

Palmore Seeks Clarification on Riverwalk
Posted: September 11, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore said he would like to have clarification of the city’s involvement with the Riverwalk Trail Project.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00 am.

Picnic Success Due to Catholics, Protestants All Working Together
Posted: September 11, 2014

About 80 volunteers who worked at the Aug. 17 St. Patrick of Armagh annual homecoming picnic attended the after-picnic party Sept. 6 to hear how successful the event was.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:15 am.

East Osage CID Questions Prompt Review by Mayor
Posted: September 11, 2014

Residents within the boundaries of the East Osage Community Improvement District (CID) said the former mayor and city administrator promised them things that were not included in the construction project and they want the current mayor and board to make good on those promises.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:00 am.

Water District No. 1 Upgrading Lines on Route A
Posted: September 11, 2014

New water lines along Highway A are expected to be fully installed by the end of this year.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:45 am.

Mayor Wants to House Extra Generator at Senior Center
Posted: September 11, 2014

Officials entered a new phase in the relationship between the city and the Tri-County Senior Center, offering to provide equipment and calling for regular financial reports on the use of city funds.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:45 am.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Hundreds of Health Applications Pending at End of July in Franklin County
Posted: September 10, 2014

Hundreds of applications in Franklin County for MO HealthNet coverage were pending at the end of July, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:00 pm.

Union Officials Await Word On Federal Sidewalk Funding
Posted: September 10, 2014

City officials should now know this fall if part of a Highway 50 sidewalk project will be funded with federal money.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Mayor Cautions Candlewick Residents About Quick FixesnFor Street Repairs, Water Runoff, Trucks
Posted: September 10, 2014

Residents of Candlewick Lane may not be satisfied with what the city is able to do on their street, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore, but he is trying his best to meet their emotional requests. It all takes time, information and money.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

United Way to Host Second Agency Tour This Thursday
Posted: September 10, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way will host a second agency tour this Thursday, Sept. 11.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Dedication for Fire Training Classroom Set for October 4
Posted: September 10, 2014

The Washington Fire Department will dedicate the new training center classroom Saturday, Oct. 4.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Road May Be Closed More Than Originally Thought for Project
Posted: September 10, 2014

A Franklin County road construction project near Gray Summit got off to a delayed start, and now the contractor is trying to accelerate the project, which is expected to result in the roadway being closed longer than initially thought.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Board Approves Variance For Lot in Phoenix Center
Posted: September 10, 2014

Washington Planning and Zoning Commission members agreed Monday to waive a requirement for a new lot in the Phoenix Center II shopping center.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:32 pm.

Suspension Program Helps Students Achieve Success On the Road to Graduation
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 3:28 pm

The Union School District currently has 29 students in its out-of-school suspension program.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:32 pm. Updated: 3:28 pm.

Woman Rescued From Missouri River
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Update: Washington Police have identified the woman who jumped into the Missouri River Wednesday afternoon.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:14 pm. Updated: 1:01 pm.

Tractor Cruise Has Record- Breaking Participation
Posted: September 10, 2014

Organizers of the seventh annual Knights of Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise were beyond pleased with the event, held Sunday, Sept. 7.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:30 am.

County Highway Administrator To Resign Post
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Franklin County Highway Administrator Joe Feldmann announced during Tuesday’s county commission meeting that he is resigning from his post.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:20 am. Updated: 3:17 pm.

Myers Refutes Charges He Acted Inappropriately
Posted: September 10, 2014

Alderman Steve Myers responded to a complaint by resident BJ Lawrence that he had stopped a truck and was creating safety issues.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:00 am.

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