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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Washington Spring Clean Up April 21-25
Posted: April 16, 2014

The city of Washington’s annual Spring Clean Up, Paint Up and Fix Up campaign will be conducted the week of April 21-25.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:00 pm.

Curtman and Schatz Support Right-to-Work Bill, Hinson Does Not Vote on Measure
Posted: April 16, 2014

Two local legislators supported a controversial “right-to-work” bill last week, and one area representative did not cast a vote.

Posted in County on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Still Accepting Floats For City’s 175th Parade — Entry Applications Due Monday
Posted: April 16, 2014

The deadline is quickly approaching to enter a float in the city’s 175th birthday parade to be held Memorial Day weekend.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Borgia Recommended For Reaccreditation
Posted: April 16, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has been recommended for reaccreditation by AdvanceED, the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Breihan Withdraws Candidacy For Presiding Commissioner
Posted: April 16, 2014

Gerald Breihan, who was a candidate for the seat of Franklin County presiding commissioner in the Aug. 5 primary, withdrew from the race last Friday, officials say.

Posted in Local news, County, Politics on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Palmore Installation As Mayor Postponed
Posted: April 16, 2014

Jeff Palmore, the newly elected mayor of Pacific, will not be installed in office during the first meeting following the election because the St. Louis County Election Commission has not certified the election results, according to City Administrator Harold Selby.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Storm Siren Under Repair
Posted: April 16, 2014

The city is less one storm siren while the warning device is repaired and relocated.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Mayor Promises Friendly Administration
Posted: April 16, 2014

Newly elected Mayor Jeff Palmore, who ran on a “Pacific Is Due for a Change,” theme, says the changes he will push for may be more welcome than anyone expects.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Fire District Is Gratified By Passage of Bond Issue
Posted: April 16, 2014

The Pacific Fire Protection District says it’s gratified at the passing of a $1.5 million bond issue in the April 8 election, according to Fire Chief Rick Friedmann.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Still Time to RegisterFor 5K Run, Waddle, Roll
Posted: April 16, 2014

There is still time to register for the second annual 5K Run, Waddle and Roll.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Churches Combine Efforts For Children’s Easter Event
Posted: April 16, 2014

Easter Saturday takes on a special meaning for seven Pacific area churches as members of their congregations join together to host a children’s spring fest and Easter fun celebration.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Election Results in No Changes to School Board
Posted: April 16, 2014

The Meramec Valley R-III School Board will see no changes following the April 8 election.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Boy Scout Wants to Paint Mural on Pool Building
Posted: April 16, 2014

A 13-year-old Boy Scout, who has already achieved Life Scout rank, is now ready to tackle an Eagle Scout project.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Health Occupations Students Head to National Competition
Posted: April 16, 2014

Six Pacific High School students received some help from the first Meramec Valley School District health occupations (HOSA) teacher as they prepare to participate in the national health occupations conference in Orlando.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Truck Loses Load
Posted: April 16, 2014

This tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday after 1 p.m. on Highway 50 at Highway AJ. There were no injuries reported. The steel cargo left the bed of the trailer and struck the concrete damaging the roadway. 

Posted in Union on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:29 pm.

City Hall HVAC Installation Now Under Way
Posted: April 16, 2014

The installation of a new air-conditioning system at city hall is now under way and expected to be completed before this summer.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:45 am.

Mayor Asks Citizens to Show Pride During Cleanup Week
Posted: April 16, 2014

As the city of St. Clair “celebrates” community pride week later this month, Mayor Ron Blum is asking residents to pitch in and make St. Clair a better community in which to be proud.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:30 am.

Planning Committee Denies Meramec Aggregates Permit
Posted: April 16, 2014

Citing concerns with a lack of information, and sometimes conflicting information, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission rejected Meramec Aggregates’ conditional use permit.

Posted in Local news, Business, County on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:06 am.

Water Leak at Highway 30 and Springfield Road to Be Fixed Soon
Posted: April 16, 2014

St. Clair officials hope the water leak underneath Highway 30 at Springfield Road will be fixed before summer hits.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:30 am.

St. Clair Teachers Get Contracts for Upcoming Year
Posted: April 16, 2014

Contracts for certified employees have been offered to St. Clair R-XIII School District faculty for the 2014-15 academic year.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:30 am.

R-XIII Makes Headway in Budget Battle
Posted: April 16, 2014

The gap between projected revenue and expenses for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year has narrowed significantly in the St. Clair R-XIII School District, according to figures presented to the board of education during its April meeting.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:00 am.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Deputies Shoot, Kill Aggressive Dog
Posted: April 15, 2014

Franklin County deputies shot and killed a “large, aggressive” dog Monday when the animal charged an officer who was attempting to serve a search warrant.

Posted in County, Crime on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:14 pm.

Man Gets Suspended Sentence, Probation in Armed Robbery
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 8:08 am

A Franklin County man charged with threatening and robbing a St. Clair area woman at gunpoint in February has been given a 10-year suspended sentence and placed on five years’ probation.

Posted in County, Crime on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:19 am. Updated: 8:08 am.

Sunday 04/13/2014
Hinson, Schatz Support Transportation Tax Bill, Rep. Curtman Votes No
Posted: April 13, 2014

A House bill that would allow the state’s residents to decide whether they wanted to impose a 1-cent sales tax on themselves to improve transportation infrastructure received mixed support from local legislators this week.

Posted in County on Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:00 am.

Saturday 04/12/2014
ECC to Host Voice Acting Class April 17
Posted: April 12, 2014

East Central College will again host its continuing education “Getting Paid to Talk,” a single-evening introduction to voice acting Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ECC in Washington.

Posted in County on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Englert Wins Write-in Vote for Berger Mayor
Posted: April 12, 2014

Write-in candidates won offices in all three Berger city races.

Posted in County, Politics on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Council Approves Police Officer Reappointments
Posted: April 12, 2014

The Washington City Council approved the reappointments of three Washington police officers at Monday’s meeting.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Write-In Candidates Win Sewer Districts Spots
Posted: April 12, 2014

Pat Coughlin received the most write-in votes for the five-year term Calvey Creek Sewer Supervisor spot. Of the 24 votes cast, Coughlin picked up 7 (29.17 percent).

Posted in County, Politics on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Terry Huxel Re-Elected to Washington Road District
Posted: April 12, 2014

Washington Special Road District Commissioner Terry Huxel was re-elected Tuesday.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:32 pm.

Commission to Decide Gravel Mine Permit Request
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 7:25 pm

A proposed gravel mining operation near St. Clair will find out Tuesday if it gets a conditional use permit.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 7:25 pm.

Panel Discussion on Climate Disruption to Be Held April 17 at ECC Training Center
Posted: April 12, 2014

The consequences and solutions for climate disruption in Missouri will be the topic of a panel discussion at East Central College Thursday, April 17.

Posted in County on Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:00 pm.

Ann Hartley and Joseph Stroetker to Serve ECC College Board
Posted: April 12, 2014

Incumbent Ann Hartley and a new member, Dr. Joseph Stroetker, were elected to the East Central College board of trustees in the April 8 election.

Posted in County on Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:47 pm.

Incumbent, Two Newcomers Win Board Positions In Washington School District
Posted: April 12, 2014

Washington School District voters returned one incumbent and elected two newcomers to the school board in Tuesday’s municipal election.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:00 pm.

Residents Urge DNR to Deny Coal Ash Landfill Permit
Posted: April 12, 2014

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources should deny a construction permit for a proposed Ameren coal ash landfill in Labadie, residents said Tuesday.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:00 pm.

Wildflower Sale To Be Held May 10 at Nature Reserve
Posted: April 12, 2014

Shaw Nature Reserve will hold its annual Shaw Wildflower Market Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit. The annual sale offers the widest array of native plants available in the metro St. Louis area, selected by the Reserve’s horticulture staff and several local nurseries.

Posted in County on Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:00 pm.

Voter Turnout ‘Awful,’ Franklin County Clerk Says
Posted: April 12, 2014

Voter turnout in the Tuesday election was “awful,” Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door said.

Posted in County, Election on Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:00 pm.

Washington Man Charged With Beating His Son, 2
Posted: April 12, 2014

A Washington man who is on probation in a 2009 felony drug case is back in jail on charges that he physically abused his 2-year-old son, authorities said.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:00 pm.

Pacific Mayor Unseated, Police Chief Re-Elected
Posted: April 12, 2014

Funeral home owner Jeff Palmore unseated incumbent Mayor Herb Adams in the April 8 municipal election capturing 55 percent of the vote.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, April 12, 2014 11:00 am.

Library Tax Hike Approved
Posted: April 12, 2014

Scenic Regional Library Director Steve Campbell said he didn’t care by what margin a tax levy increase was approved Tuesday.

Posted in County on Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00 am.

Brinker Defeats Witt for Ward 4 Seat
Posted: April 12, 2014

Josh Brinker will serve a second term as the Ward 4 representative on the Washington City Council.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00 am.

Veterans, Newcomer to Sit on R-XIV Board
Posted: April 12, 2014

Two familiar faces and one new one will sit on the Lonedell R-XIV Board of Education after residents of that school district made their choices on who should represent them for at least the next three years.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00 am.

City Collector to Stay Elected
Posted: April 12, 2014

St. Clair residents will continue to elect a city collector after citizens who voted on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure that would have made the position an appointed one.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, April 12, 2014 7:00 am.

Talleur Wins Seat on St. Clair Board of Aldermen
Posted: April 12, 2014

Greg Talleur officially will jump into the political arena on April 21 when he is sworn in as a Ward 2 alderman for the city of St. Clair.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:00 am.

Friday 04/11/2014
Big Crowds Expected For BBQ & Bluesfest
Posted: April 11, 2014

Live blues music will combine with a barbecue competition this weekend in Downtown Washington.

Posted in Washington on Friday, April 11, 2014 6:32 pm.

Three Sullivan Residents Die in Crash
Updated: April 13, 2014 - 9:36 am

Three Sullivan residents were killed early Friday when they were involved in a head-on collision on Highway 185 in Washington County.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, April 11, 2014 4:05 pm. Updated: 9:36 am.

Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday
Posted: April 11, 2014

The Washington Farmers’ Market will open for the season this Saturday, April 12, at 8 a.m.

Posted in Washington on Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 am.

African Children’s Choir to Perform at OLL April 24
Posted: April 11, 2014

Watoto, a holistic care program, initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people, will present a brand new choir tour titled “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.”

Posted in Washington on Friday, April 11, 2014 5:00 am.

Thursday 04/10/2014
Home Destroyed in Blaze, Pets Revived
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Emergency crews saved three dogs Thursday that had been trapped inside a burning Union area home.

Posted in Union on Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:07 pm. Updated: 1:42 pm.

Jury Convicts Pacific Man Of Tax Evasion
Posted: April 10, 2014

It took a Franklin County jury only 21 minutes to return a guilty verdict against a man accused of failing to file his Missouri income tax returns.

Posted in County, Crime, Pacific on Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:00 pm.