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Sunday 02/07/2016
St. Clair Citizen of the Year
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 11:35 am

St. Clair Historical Museum President Carol Radford, center, was named the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Citizen of the Year Saturday night. Also pictured are the Chamber's executive director, Charlene Saling, left, and 2014 Citizen of the Year and Chamber board member Lori Gratzer. See Wednesday's Missourian for more coverage of the Chamber's annual Celebrate St. Clair Banquet.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:29 am. Updated: 11:35 am.

Maniaci Begins Job As New City Planner
Posted: February 07, 2016

Washington native Sal Maniaci took the helm this week as the new Washington city planner.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, February 7, 2016 10:00 am.

Appeal Board’s Denial of Permit for Rehab Facilityn On Property Near Dutzow
Posted: February 07, 2016

A ruling by the Warren County Planning and Zoning Commission on a proposed drug and alcohol treatment facility is being appealed.

Posted in County on Sunday, February 7, 2016 8:00 am.

Cupcake Career
Posted: February 07, 2016

St. Clare Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Week and played host to several special activities in the process. Last Wednesday was “Career Day” as several professionals stopped by and showed off what they do for a living. One of them was cake decorating as Addyson Buckthorpe and Rebecca Wild put the finishing touches on their creations.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, February 7, 2016 7:00 am.

Saturday 02/06/2016
Franklin County Recycling Under New Ownership
Posted: February 06, 2016

Brothers Jeff and Bruce Gardner have taken over the former Franklin County Recycling facility, located at 6365 Bluff Road, Washington.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 pm.

Suspect Crashes Stolen Jeep, Flees Into Woods
Posted: February 06, 2016

Authorities were continuing their search for a man who fled on foot after crashing a stolen vehicle off Highway O.

Posted in Crime, County on Saturday, February 6, 2016 7:00 pm.

353 Corporation To Sell 4.2-Acre Tract to City
Posted: February 06, 2016

The Washington 353 Redevelopment Corporation has agreed to sell a tract of land off Westlink Industrial Drive to the city.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, February 6, 2016 7:00 pm.

Sheriff’s Department Seeks Four Trucks
Posted: February 06, 2016

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is looking for some new half-ton pickup trucks.

Posted in County, Crime on Saturday, February 6, 2016 6:00 pm.

Eight County Cars Declared Surplus
Posted: February 06, 2016

Eight county-owned vehicles were deemed surplus and will be traded in.

Posted in County on Saturday, February 6, 2016 5:32 pm.

City to Buy Chlorination Equipment
Posted: February 06, 2016

Washington is taking the final step toward permanent chlorination of the city’s water supply.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, February 6, 2016 5:00 pm.

Group Proposes Changes To Scholarship Program
Posted: February 06, 2016

Local school officials don’t know what to make of a group pushing the Missouri Legislature to reconsider how it awards Bright Flights scholarships.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, February 6, 2016 4:00 pm.

‘Uptick’ in Crime Due To Drug Use — Police Chief Says
Posted: February 06, 2016

Washington’s police chief says an increase in certain crimes last year is drug-related.

Posted in County on Saturday, February 6, 2016 3:00 pm.

SCHS Courtwarming Days
Posted: February 06, 2016

St. Clair High School wrapped up 2016 Courtwarming festivities Friday night after a week of daily themed dress-up days and other spirit-related activities centered on the overall “Welcome to STC” theme. On Tuesday, students celebrated “Welcome to the Past Day.” Pictured dressed in attire from previous time periods are, from left, front row: Alyssa Evans, Seth Feddersen, Hannah Dierker and Bailey Womble. Back row: Tara Evans, Ashley Cox and Tori Cordia.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:00 am.

St. Clair to Consider New Sick Leave Policy Alternative
Posted: February 06, 2016

St. Clair’s administration has offered a second alternative to its proposed sick leave policy and has asked the board of aldermen to review it and be prepared to discuss it later this month.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 am.

Attending Angels Gets EEZ Benefits
Posted: February 06, 2016

The old Pizza Shack restaurant building is expected to have a new tenant in the near future after the St. Clair Board of Aldermen on Monday unanimously approved an application for Enhanced Enterprise Zone benefits.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:00 am.

SCHS 2016 Courtwarming Royalty
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 7:13 am

St. Clair High School seniors Faith Pelton and Chase Schmidtke were crowned 2016 Courtwarming queen and king on Friday night during halftime of the boys basketball game. For additional photo coverage, see the Wednesday St. Clair Missourian.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, February 6, 2016 7:08 am. Updated: 7:13 am.

Friday 02/05/2016
Lonedell Woman Killed in Crash On Highway 47
Posted: February 05, 2016

A Lonedell woman was killed in a four-car crash Thursday after the car she was driving crossed the centerline of Highway 47 south of Union.

Posted in Union, State on Friday, February 5, 2016 8:00 pm.

Missourian News Staff Wins 10 AP Awards
Posted: February 05, 2016

The Missourian news staff received 10 awards for photojournalism and newswriting in the 2015 Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors contest.

Posted in Washington, State on Friday, February 5, 2016 5:32 pm.

Brune: Heroin Still on the Rise in Union
Posted: February 05, 2016

There was an increase in some stealing categories in Union last year, likely because of heroin addiction in the area.

Posted in Union on Friday, February 5, 2016 5:32 pm.

Former Owner Of Sears Store Here Indicted — Charged With Embezzlement
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 6:42 am

The former owner of the Sears store in Washington has been indicted on charges that she embezzled about $400,000 from the parent company.

Posted in Washington, Crime on Friday, February 5, 2016 2:30 pm. Updated: 6:42 am.

School Board Approves New Farmland Lease For Its Property Off Highway 100
Posted: February 05, 2016

Local farmer Todd Geisert will continue to lease farmland off Highway 100 east from the Washington School District.

Posted in Washington on Friday, February 5, 2016 10:00 am.

Park, Recreation Fees to Be Sent to Council Soon
Posted: February 05, 2016

The culmination of three years of work setting and adjusting parks department rates and fees will soon be sent to city council for its approval.

Posted in Washington on Friday, February 5, 2016 9:00 am.

Downtown Business Moves After Flooding — Reopened February 1 on Olive Street
Posted: February 05, 2016

After seeing the Meramec River floodwater devastate his business for the fourth time since 1993, one veteran downtown businessman decided to move to higher ground.

Posted in Pacific on Friday, February 5, 2016 7:00 am.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Franklin County Extension Council Election Results
Posted: February 04, 2016

The Franklin County University of Missouri Extension Council recently counted ballots from its 2016 annual election.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:00 pm.

City Closer to Starting Jefferson Bridge Project
Posted: February 04, 2016

Detour signs for the Jefferson Street bridge project could be going up within the next two weeks.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:00 pm.

New Haven Proposition Addresses Sales Tax Issue
Posted: February 04, 2016

New Haven voters will get to decide if the city should keep collecting sales tax on vehicles purchased out of state.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:32 pm.

Anyone Seeking to File for Office Must File Affidavit
Posted: February 04, 2016

Anyone who plans to file as a candidate for election to public office in Missouri must file a candidate affidavit of tax payments (Form 5120) with the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:32 pm.

Sheriff’s Department Gets New Cameras, Seeks Cage Installation
Posted: February 04, 2016

Despite some confusion, the Franklin County Commission approved two items related to the Sheriff’s Department’s patrol cars.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:32 pm.

County Approves Five Appointments
Posted: February 04, 2016

Five committee appointments were approved Tuesday at the Franklin County Commission meeting.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:32 pm.

Boles Fire District Seeking Tax Increase
Posted: February 04, 2016

The Boles Fire Protection District is seeking a significant tax levy increase.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:32 pm.

Council Approves Plans to Upgrade Police Technology
Posted: February 04, 2016

Phase two of the Washington Police Department’s technology upgrade can begin soon.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:32 pm.

Commission Approves Contract for Attorney’s Office Contractor
Posted: February 04, 2016

Despite the absence of Presiding Commission John Griesheimer, the Franklin County Commission moved forward with approving a contract for professional services.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:32 pm.

WAAD Decision On 911 Service Triggers Debate
Posted: February 04, 2016

Washington city officials say they are concerned about the level of EMS service citizens will receive after the Washington Area Ambulance District (WAAD) changes from city to county 911 dispatching. 

Posted in County, Washington on Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:00 pm.

Grants, Loans Available For Area Flood Victims
Posted: February 04, 2016

Franklin County flood victims can now apply for assistance in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid and small business loans that are repaid over 30 years at low interest.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:00 pm.

Lonedell Woman Killed in Highway 47 Crash
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:49 am

A Lonedell woman was killed in a four-car crash Thursday after the car she was driving crossed the center line of Highway 47 south of Union.

Posted in County, Union on Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:12 pm. Updated: 8:49 am.

Ten Propositions on Election Ballot
Posted: February 04, 2016

Voters in Franklin County will decide 10 propositions in the April general election, including formation of a Washington Community Fire Protection District and a tax levy to support it.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:00 pm.

Menefee Appointed City Police Chief
Posted: February 04, 2016

It’s official: Washington has a new police chief.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:00 pm.

Two Hurt in Head-On Crash Near Gearld
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:52 am

Two people were injured Thursday, Feb. 4, in a head-on crash west of Gerald.

Posted in Union on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:49 am. Updated: 8:52 am.

UHS Makes Service A Part of Its Culture
Posted: February 04, 2016

At Union High School, community service is part of the culture.

Posted in Union on Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:32 am.

Fewer City Races on April Election Ballot
Posted: February 04, 2016

There will be a lack of city races on the April election ballot.

Posted in County on Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:00 am.

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Miniature Railroad Damaged by Flood — Expected to Reopen in Late May
Posted: February 03, 2016

A historic miniature railroad in Glencoe is still digging out of the mud a month after the Meramec River covered its yard, five buildings and all eight engines.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 7:00 pm.

Committee Discusses Pool Management
Posted: February 03, 2016

The city operations committee explored the possible benefits of bringing management of the city swimming pool back to city hall.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:32 pm.

City Seeking Federal Funds for Bridge
Posted: February 03, 2016

City officials are moving forward with plans to seek federal finds for a bridge near the city park.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:32 pm.

Program Will Begin Preparing 2015 Federal, State Returns
Posted: February 03, 2016

Volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, volunteer run, tax assistance and preparation service, will prepare 2015 federal and state tax returns by appointment starting the first week of February. Locations in Franklin County, day of week and the phone number to call for appointments are as follows:

Posted in County on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:32 pm.

City Officials Seek Answers for Field’s Water Issues
Posted: February 03, 2016

Drainage issues at McLaughlin Field have caught the attention of Washington city officials and staff.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:32 pm.

Named Student Adviser
Posted: February 03, 2016

The new student adviser to the Washington School Board is Mary Hinnah, a junior at Washington High School.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:32 pm.

‘There’s No End to the Possibilities’ in UHS Class
Posted: February 03, 2016

Typically, when a student re-enrolls in a class, it’s not for a good reason.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 1:32 pm.

SCHS Courtwarming Week
Posted: February 03, 2016

St. Clair High School students are celebrating Courtwarming this week as daily dress-up days are scheduled through Friday. Monday was “Welcome to the USA Day” as red, white and blue were the colors of the day. Here, Courtwarming candidates Faith Pelton, Alyssa Evans, Chase Schmidtke and Seth Feddersen, from left, welcome fellow SCHS students as the day gets underway.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 1:00 pm.

St. Clair Eyes Voluntary Annexations
Posted: February 03, 2016

St. Clair’s administration is hoping several individuals voluntarily will agree to annex their properties into the city limits.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:00 am.