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Thursday 06/30/2016
Pottery Road Project Will Begin July 1
Posted: June 30, 2016

A portion of Pottery Road will be closed for road improvements beginning July 1.

Posted in Local news, County, Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:00 am.

County Accepting Bids for Bend Road Bridge Project
Posted: June 30, 2016

In late March, Franklin County Highway Administrator Ron Williams said they were crossing all t’s and dotting all of the i’s on a project to replace the century-old Bend Road Bridge.

Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:00 am.

Deputies Staging DWI Checkpoints
Posted: June 30, 2016

Franklin County deputies are conducting sobriety checkpoints through Monday, July 4, as part of a week-long crackdown on drunk driving.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:10 am.

Schatz Not Surprised by Veto
Posted: June 30, 2016

Just days after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a controversial omnibus gun bill, Republican lawmakers are circling the wagons in preparation for a veto override vote in mid-September.

Posted in Local news, Politics on Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:00 am.

Wednesday 06/29/2016
August 8 Start Date For Bridge
Posted: June 29, 2016

Construction of the new Highway 47 Missouri River bridge at Washington should begin early in August, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation official.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:00 pm.

Board Approves $33 Million Budget
Posted: June 29, 2016

The Union School Board Monday night unanimously approved a $33 million spending plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:32 pm.

R-XI District Reviews Possible Bond Issue Numbers
Posted: June 29, 2016

The Union School District is laying the groundwork for a possible building project in the next several years with the exploration of increasing its debt service levy.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:32 pm.

More Groups Endorse Bond Issue
Posted: June 29, 2016

The Washington City Council and three other community organizations have endorsed the Washington School District’s $15 million zero tax rate increase bond issue that will be on the Aug. 2 ballot.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 pm.

Fiddle N Friends Perform at Gudermuth’s Birthday Party
Posted: June 29, 2016

Civil War tunes filled the air around the Rulon Pavilion in the city park June 26, as an old-time string band celebrated the birthday of a favorite son.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:00 pm.

Plan Board Rejects PUD In Birch Creekn Residents Speak Against It
Posted: June 29, 2016

A city planning board denied a local builder’s request for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) in the Birch Creek subdivision and postponed a preliminary plat that would impact the same area.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:32 pm.

Lonedell R-XIV School District Budget Passed
Posted: June 29, 2016

The Lonedell R-XIV School District Board of Education passed a $4.8 million budget that Superintendant Jen Ulrich hopes will reflect the school’s mission statement, “Success, Nothing Less.”

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:15 pm.

Couple Charged With Stealing Motorcycle
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 12:59 pm

Franklin County authorities have charged an Arkansas couple accused of stealing a motorcycle Tuesday from a dealer in Stanton.

Posted in County, Crime on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:16 pm. Updated: 12:59 pm.

Police Arrest Man Who Crashed His Truck on Tracks
Posted: June 29, 2016

A St. Louis County man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after crashing his pickup truck onto the eastbound Union Pacific Railroad tracks at Washington.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:00 am.

Fire Crew Brightens Newlyweds’ Big Day — Generator Powers Reception
Posted: June 29, 2016

Union firefighters helped energize a wedding reception that could have been a dark day for local newlyweds.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:00 am.

Freedom Fest Fun for All
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 10:37 am

Although this year’s Freedom Fest started off with a lighter crowd than normal, St. Clair City Administrator Travis Dierker said a drop in temperature brought out bigger crowds.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:00 am. Updated: 10:37 am.

Concrete Poured On Bridge Deck
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 8:22 am

The new Jefferson Street bridge is starting to take shape.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:00 am. Updated: 8:22 am.

Monday 06/27/2016
Gov. Nixon Vetoes Gun Bill
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 8:27 am

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have eliminated the current requirements that individuals must obtain training, education, a background check and a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in Missouri.

Posted in Politics, State on Monday, June 27, 2016 11:41 am. Updated: 8:27 am.

Zerna Revocation Hearing Delayed
Posted: June 27, 2016

Carl Zerna’s conditional use permit to operate a car sales lot is good for at least one more month.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Monday, June 27, 2016 11:00 am.

Investigate Fire That Gutted St. Clair Home
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 8:28 am

An early morning fire destroyed a home Monday in the 1100 block of Shady Street in St. Clair.

Posted in County, Saint clair on Monday, June 27, 2016 10:34 am. Updated: 8:28 am.

ECC Trustees Approve Several Staff Hirings
Posted: June 27, 2016

East Central College trustees dealt with a number of personnel matters at the regular board meeting June 20.

Posted in Local news, County on Monday, June 27, 2016 9:00 am.

Official Wants Police Officers, Cars in Budget
Posted: June 27, 2016

An alderman said it’s essential that funding for police cars and officers be included in the new fiscal year budget.

Posted in Pacific on Monday, June 27, 2016 8:00 am.

Missing Teen Found Unharmed
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 8:29 am

A teen who was reported missing Monday morning has been located by Franklin County authorities. 

Posted in County, Washington on Monday, June 27, 2016 6:29 am. Updated: 8:29 am.

Sunday 06/26/2016
Plan Board Grants CUP for Home Office
Posted: June 26, 2016

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday awarded a conditional use permit for a home office near Sullivan.

Posted in Local news, County on Sunday, June 26, 2016 11:00 am.

City Receives Clean Audit Report for 2015
Posted: June 26, 2016

The city of St. Clair received a “clean audit” for fiscal year 2015.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00 am.

Economic Report Is Positive for Franklin County
Posted: June 26, 2016

The overall economic forecast for Franklin County over the next decade is positive, but there are certain steps and guidelines that must be followed to reach the projected figures.

Posted in County on Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:00 am.

Tax Credits Available For Project
Posted: June 26, 2016

The East Central College Foundation’s $1.2 million Building for Success campaign — An Initiative for Tomorrow’s Workforce — is underway and tax credits are available to individuals and corporations who want to contribute.

Posted in County on Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:00 am.

Trustees Approve ECC-NEA Agreement
Posted: June 26, 2016

East Central College trustees this week approved an agreement with the ECC National Education Association, the official collective bargaining representative for full-time faculty members employed by the college.

Posted in Local news, Union on Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:00 am.

Police Seek Grant for Extra School Officer
Posted: June 26, 2016

The Washington Police Department is seeking grant money to help pay for an additional school resource officer.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:00 am.

Saturday 06/25/2016
Officials Extend Budget
Posted: June 25, 2016

With its city clerk out recovering from an auto accident, the Pacific Board of Aldermen Tuesday approved a resolution to extend the city budget for the fiscal 2015-16 year to August.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:00 pm.

Firm Seeks Relief From Surcharges
Posted: June 25, 2016

A Pacific dairy manufacturer has petitioned the city to remove legal and engineering costs from sewer district violation surcharges, calling those charges excessive.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:00 pm.

City Council Again Sets Tourism Tax at 5 Percent
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Washington City Council once again approved the continuation of the 5 percent tourism tax for the coming year.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:00 pm.

School Board To Vote on New Spending Plan
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Washington School Board will vote on a new spending plan for the district at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:00 pm.

Local Officials Excited About A+ Expansion
Posted: June 25, 2016

Officials at East Central College and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, as well as State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, are lauding Gov. Jay Nixon’s signing of Senate Bill 638.

Posted in County on Saturday, June 25, 2016 5:00 pm.

Original Plan Board Member Steps Down
Posted: June 25, 2016

An original member of the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission is stepping down.

Posted in County on Saturday, June 25, 2016 5:00 pm.

Environmental Group Awaits Ruling
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Labadie Environmental Group is anxiously awaiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruling on sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions at the Ameren Missouri Labadie coal-fired power plant.

Posted in County on Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:00 pm.

Lane Closures On 47 Bridge
Posted: June 25, 2016

The Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington will have lane closures, beginning Monday.

Posted in County, Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:00 pm.

Bus Schedule Unchanged
Posted: June 25, 2016

The St. Clair R-XIII School District has decided to keep its bus routes the way they are.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:30 am.

Fire Crews Respond to Minor Fire at Mercy Hospital
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 11:37 am

The Washington Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire at Mercy Hospital Washington just before 7 a.m. Saturday. 

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:23 am. Updated: 11:37 am.

St. Clair Ambulance Implements STARS Special Needs Tracking, Awareness Response System for Children
Posted: June 25, 2016

The St. Clair Ambulance District has implemented a new Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System (STARS) program to better prepare personnel to care for children with special needs.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 am.

Public Hearing on Code Changes Set for July 5
Posted: June 25, 2016

A public hearing on proposed updates to the city’s zoning and development codes has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 5.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:34 am.

Transgender Issues Need to Be Assessed on Individual Basis
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 8:36 am

The Union School Board Tuesday night approved a policy regarding transgender students’ rights after a third and final reading of the policy.

Posted in Union on Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:22 am. Updated: 8:36 am.

Trains Stopped for Saturday Morning Vehicle Accident
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 7:53 am

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:53 am. Updated: 7:53 am.

Trains Stopped for Saturday Morning Vehicle Accident
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 11:38 am

Washington Police and Ambulance responded to a vehicle accident that left a truck on the railroad tracks near Market and Front streets in Downtown Washington. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Posted in Washington on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:53 am. Updated: 11:38 am.

Friday 06/24/2016
Witnesses Stop Domestic Assault in Moving Vehicle Near Gerald
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 11:37 am

Good Samaritans helped save a woman who was being beaten and choked Thursday while in a moving vehicle near Gerald, authorities said.

Posted in County, Crime on Friday, June 24, 2016 7:48 pm. Updated: 11:37 am.

Board Approves Preliminary Budget
Posted: June 24, 2016

The Meramec Valley R-III School District has done such a good job of building up reserve funds in recent years, the district can manage one year of deficit spending with no cuts to personnel or operations, according to Joel Cracchiolo, business manager.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 7:00 pm.

Declining Enrollment Is Cause for Concern
Posted: June 24, 2016

Meramec Valley R-III School District administrators are eyeing possible changes in how it operates in the future as student enrollment declines.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 pm.

Toelke Responds to Parking Complaints — Spots Designated Handicap
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 8:29 am

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said he does care about the handicap residents in the county.

Posted in County, Union on Friday, June 24, 2016 4:32 pm. Updated: 8:29 am.

Chamber Meets With Industry Leaders Here
Posted: June 24, 2016

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 2:00 pm.

Pacific Car Show This Saturday Downtown
Posted: June 24, 2016

Final plans are being made for the 14th annual Pacific Car Show scheduled for this Saturday, June 25.

Posted in Local news, Pacific on Friday, June 24, 2016 12:00 pm.

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