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Thursday 07/24/2014
Rezoning Request Is Recommended
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request for W&B Franklin County during Tuesday’s meeting.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:32 pm.

Employee’s Wife Can Serve on Ambulance Board, Chief Says
Posted: July 24, 2014

There is no law that prevents a woman from serving on the board of the taxpayer-funded ambulance district her husband works for, the ambulance chief said.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30 pm.

Emmons: Group Conspiring to Bring Her Down
Posted: July 24, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said she thinks an alliance of politicians is working to have her defeated in the upcoming Aug. 5 primary election.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:45 pm.

Assessor Says Collector Violated State Law
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons violated state law each time she adjusted property values or abated taxes for certain taxpayers, Assessor Tom Copeland alleged in a news release issued today.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:38 pm. Updated: 6:06 pm.

Man Strikes His Pregnant Girlfriend With Speeding Car
Posted: July 24, 2014

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 on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00 pm.

Senior Amazing Race in August
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Homestead at Hickory View, Washington, is planning a “Senior Amazing Race” for Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00 pm.

New Preschool Center Building Taking Shape
Posted: July 24, 2014

Two Washington preschool centers will soon be on one site.

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 pm.

Alderman Wants Event Planned for Civil War Battle
Posted: July 24, 2014

Alderman Steve Myers wants to see the city or some civic organization plan an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1864, Civil War battle that took place in Pacific.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 pm.

Miller Family Gives Large Tract to City For Nature Reserve
Posted: July 24, 2014

The city of Washington has been deeded more than 67 acres of land west of Grand Avenue to be maintained “forever” as a nature reserve.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:00 pm.

Union Chamber Unveils New Logo
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce new logo offers something for all seasons.

Posted in Business, Union on Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 pm.

Operations Committee to Investigate Challenges
Posted: July 24, 2014

The city operations committee will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chamber.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:30 am.

West Area Annexation Map
Posted: July 24, 2014

Washington voters will vote on five separate ballot questions on the west area proposed for annexation.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:00 am.

Candlewick Qualifies for Federal Funding
Posted: July 24, 2014

City officials told residents of Candlewick Lane that their street now qualifies for a federal grant to completely rebuild the roadway and give them a new street but the project could be two to three years in the future.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:49 am.

No Quick Fix for Parks Maintenance
Posted: July 24, 2014

The amount of work needed to make the city park look crisp and well-maintained makes it impossible to craft a quick fix, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

Youngest Daughter in Dailey Family Turns 90
Posted: July 24, 2014

Rosemary Dailey Freeman, youngest child of James J. and Marie Theresa “Mayme” Geatley Dailey, was honored July 17, on her 90th birthday.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

New Police D.A.R.E. Car Boasts School Logos
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Pacific Police Department recently unveiled its newly assigned D.A.R.E. car, a repurposed 1997 Crown Victoria, with a one-of-a-kind paint job that is a divergence from the black police cruisers.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

Board Awards Contract For Thornton, Viaduct Improvement Project
Posted: July 24, 2014

A resident of Brundick Lane, which was paved with new asphalt last November, says the asphalt is washing away.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

Sue Hinkel to Receive Oracle Storytelling Award
Posted: July 24, 2014

The National Storytelling Network recently announced that Sue Hinkel of Pacific is the recipient of the Oracle Award for Service and Leadership in the South Central Region.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:00 am.

Call for Immediate Street Repair Work
Posted: July 24, 2014

Immediate action was ordered on long-postponed street repairs following a discussion at the July 15 board of aldermen meeting.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:00 am.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Fees for Trash Collection To Likely Dropn Waste Collected Weekly
Posted: July 23, 2014

Union residents may see a slight drop in trash collection fees.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

City Engineer Resigns After Three Years on Job
Posted: July 23, 2014

After three years on the job, Dan Rahn will be leaving his post as Pacific city engineer.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

Four Defendants Are Dismissed
Posted: July 23, 2014

Four individuals have been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit related to a 2010 fatal accident on Augusta Bottom Road in Warren County.

Posted in County, Crime on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

Resident Appeals Lawsuit Against Commissioners
Posted: July 23, 2014

A Villa Ridge man has appealed a lawsuit he filed over Franklin County Commission orders that appointed attorneys.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

Collector, Clerk Say They Can’t Divide Extra Money Among Their Employees
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 9:08 am

Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door and Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons each make an additional $12,000 a year on top of their normal salaries for contracts the county has with municipalities for collecting taxes.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 9:08 am.

City Poised to Sign New Task Force Agreement
Posted: July 23, 2014

The city of Union will likely enter into a new agreement with a multi-jurisdictional task force to better consolidate resources.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:32 pm.

LEO Appeals BOZA Decision
Posted: July 23, 2014

A local environmental group has appealed to Franklin Court Circuit Court a ruling from the county Board of Zoning Adjustment over a coal ash landfill that Ameren Missouri wants to build in Labadie.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02 pm.

UPDATE: Union Man Charged in Car Fire
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 11:55 am

A 33-year-old Union man is charged with setting fire to a car near downtown Union Tuesday.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:41 am. Updated: 11:55 am.

High Court to Hear Ameren Landfill Case
Posted: July 23, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue of whether Ameren Missouri is allowed to build a coal ash landfill in Labadie.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:00 am.

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.

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