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Thursday 06/30/2016
Construction Was Theme at Lonedell R-XIV Summer School
Posted: June 30, 2016

For students at Lonedell Elementary, summer school this year has been a constructive experience.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:30 pm.

Board Wants Voice in How Laws Are Written
Posted: June 30, 2016

Aldermen say they want a voice in how new laws are created for the city.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:32 pm.

Stutzman Named Principal at New Haven High School, Middle School
Posted: June 30, 2016

The New Haven School Board announced the selection of Chip Stutzman as the principal of New Haven High School and New Haven Middle School.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:32 pm.

Seek Clarification On Use of CID Funds
Posted: June 30, 2016

Aldermen want to hear from the city’s bond counsel on whether or not the city can use community improvement district (CID) taxes to help a developer improve a building for a new grocery store.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:30 pm.

Man Walking More Than 2,600 Miles To Honor Veterans
Posted: June 30, 2016

A Sullivan area man on a 2,678-mile journey to honor veterans passed through St. Clair Tuesday morning.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:30 pm.

Chicken Ordinance Gets Initial Approval
Posted: June 30, 2016

After months of discussion, aldermen have agreed that residents can keep chickens in their yards.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:00 pm.

Franklin County Man Sentenced in Federal Child Porn Case
Posted: June 30, 2016

A Franklin County man was sentenced Thursday to serve more than 15 years in prison for trading in child pornography.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:49 pm.

ECC, Fontbonne University Sign Articulation Agreement
Posted: June 30, 2016

Officials at East Central College and Fontbonne University recently signed an articulation agreement to create pathways to baccalaureate degrees in business, computer information systems, cybersecurity, social work, literary studies, communications and strategic communications at Fontbonne.

Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:30 pm.

Aldermen Again OK Senior Center Funds
Posted: June 30, 2016

Aldermen approved paying the Tri-County Senior Center $10,000 for public use of the building after a glitch in paperwork was revealed at the June 21 board meeting.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:00 pm.

One Injured in Route KK Collision
Posted: June 30, 2016

One person was injured Thursday morning, June 30, when the car she was driving collided with a UPS delivery truck west of Washington.

Posted in County, Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:06 pm.

Grant Helps Library Expand Its Early Literacy Program
Posted: June 30, 2016

The Washington Public Library has put a $2,500 grant to good use with the expansion of its early literacy program.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 pm.

Washington Police Warn Citizens of Scam
Posted: June 30, 2016

Washington police are warning citizens to be alert for a new scam that has cropped up in recent days.

Posted in Crime, Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:29 pm.

Major Mistake Will Set Back Circle Drive Project — County Not Responsible for Additional Costs
Posted: June 30, 2016

Franklin County officials are beginning to think the Circle Drive bridge replacement project southwest of Robertsville is jinxed.

Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:00 pm.

Tickets Selling Fast for Farm to Table Event — New Fundraiser for Downtown
Posted: June 30, 2016

Nearly 100 tickets have already been sold for a new Farm to Table event being hosted by Downtown Washington Inc. this fall.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:00 pm.

Council Reviews Code Revisions — Board Briefed on Changes Before July 5 Hearing
Posted: June 30, 2016

Before a public hearing on the proposed updates to the city’s zoning and development codes, the city council was briefed on the potential changes.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:45 pm.

Late Entry Deadline for Fair Parade This Friday
Posted: June 30, 2016

The number of entries for the Washington Town and Country Fair Parade is down from previous years, but it’s not too late to sign up.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:00 pm.

Summer Hill Estates Preliminary Plat Approved
Posted: June 30, 2016

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a preliminary plat for a subdivision outside Washington.

Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 pm.

City Attorney Pay Dispute Continues
Posted: June 30, 2016

Four Pacific aldermen want the interim attorney to leave and are withholding his pay until he does.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 am.

ECC Project on Schedule
Posted: June 30, 2016

East Central College’s Business and Industry Center renovation project is on schedule and going well.

Posted in County on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 am.

District Says Summer School Enrollment Up — Session Ends This Thursday
Posted: June 30, 2016

Participation in St. Clair School District’s summer school program this year is up over last summer.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 am.

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 Creek — Residents Speak Against It
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 11:31 am

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. Updated: 11:31 am.

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.

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