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Sunday 09/21/2014
Board to Revisit Park Fees in Washington
Posted: September 21, 2014

The Washington Park Board agreed to reconvene a subcommittee to look at altering park usage fees.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:00 am.

Saturday 09/20/2014
Council to Host Hearings On Rezoning Request
Posted: September 20, 2014

The Washington City Council will host a double meeting Monday, Sept. 22.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:32 pm.

County to Get More Funds to House Inmates
Posted: September 20, 2014

Franklin County will get a little more money from the state for holding state prisoners now that Gov. Jay Nixon has released some funding.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:00 pm.

Robert E. Hansen Hall Dedicated at East Central College
Posted: September 20, 2014

With a standing room only crowd, the Robert E. Hansen Hall at East Central College was dedicated Thursday evening, Sept. 18.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 20, 2014 3:00 pm.

Board to Vote on Resolution Opposing Amendment 3
Posted: September 20, 2014

The Washington School Board will vote Tuesday night on a resolution opposing a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution — Amendment 3.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:19 pm.

Who Would Pay for Body Cameras? — Some Local Agencies Already Using Them
Posted: September 20, 2014

As the debate begins on mandating body cameras for all Missouri peace officers, most local law enforcement officials support their use as a way to protect officers and make them more accountable.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00 pm.

Plan Board Rejects CUP Amendment
Posted: September 20, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission denied a conditional use permit amendment at Tuesday’s meeting.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00 pm.

Some Enrollment Changes At Local Parochial Schools
Posted: September 20, 2014

Local parochial schools are experiencing slight shifts in enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:00 pm.

Union School Board Member Calls for Resignations
Posted: September 20, 2014

A Union School Board member Wednesday night called for the resignation of Superintendent Steve Bryant and all central office administrators because of the district’s poor state test scores.

Posted in Union on Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00 am.

Union Board President: Weideman Doesn’t Speak for the Board
Posted: September 20, 2014

Union School Board President Gary Young Thursday told The Missourian that while the board respects the opinion of the board member who called for central office resignation Wednesday, it does not hold the same position.

Posted in Union on Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00 am.

Friday 09/19/2014
Week 5 Football — Sullivan Rallies Past Pacific
Posted: September 19, 2014

SULLIVAN — For three quarters, the Pacific Indians were in position for an upset victory at Sullivan's homecoming.

Posted in Sports, Pacific, Washington on Friday, September 19, 2014 10:44 pm.

Week 5 Football — Union 55, St. Clair 35
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm

UNION — If you like scoring, Union was the place to be Friday night.

Posted in Sports, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Friday, September 19, 2014 9:54 pm. Updated: 11:34 pm.

Week 5 Football — Ft. Zumwalt South 56, Washington 7
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 11:07 pm

It took less than a minute for the Ft. Zumwalt Bulldogs to take a lead it would never relinquish. 

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, September 19, 2014 9:52 pm. Updated: 11:07 pm.

Week 5 Football — Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm

Borgia shook off a shaky start, got on a roll and cruised to a dominating 42-6 victory over Cardinal Ritter in Week 5 of the high school football season Friday on Homecoming.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, September 19, 2014 9:52 pm. Updated: 11:15 pm.

Police Follow Lead in Warrenton Bank Holdup
Posted: September 19, 2014

Warrenton police are following up on a “promising lead” in connection to last week’s armed robbery at Jonesburg State Bank.

Posted in County on Friday, September 19, 2014 4:00 pm.

Crews Respond to Grain Bin Fire At Straatmann Feed
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Local fire crews worked together to put out a blaze in a grain bin at Straatmann Feed in Labadie Thursday evening.

Posted in County on Friday, September 19, 2014 12:38 pm. Updated: 1:24 pm.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Mayor: Legal Residence Is 709 W. Union Street
Posted: September 18, 2014

According to one resident, some Pacific aldermen are going around the city trying to drum up support for a claim that Mayor Jeff Palmore is not a legal resident of the city.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00 pm.

Repairs to Apache Drive Completed
Posted: September 18, 2014

The city reports that repairs on Apache Drive have been completed and the improvements could make the street safe for another few years.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:32 pm.

Homecoming Week At Washington High
Posted: September 18, 2014

Homecoming Week is underway at Washington High School.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:32 pm.

Area Agencies to Take Part in Countywide Drug Take Back
Posted: September 18, 2014

A prescription drug take back will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, throughout the county.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:32 pm.

City Asks Businesses to Direct Trucks Away From Candlewick
Posted: September 18, 2014

The city has called on owners and managers of businesses in the industrial parks to help direct trucks to and from the city industrial areas.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:32 pm.

County Gets Money After Governor Releases Funds
Posted: September 18, 2014

Money released last week by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will help keep the Franklin County Assessor’s Office running.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:32 pm.

Committee Won’t Act On Riverwalk Project
Posted: September 18, 2014

Mike Bates, city operations committee chair, said his group is not the right place to determine whether the Riverwalk project should be a committee of the park board or function as an independent committee.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:00 pm.

Boy Scout Wants To Improve Park
Posted: September 18, 2014

Boy Scout Hunter Ellermann wants to construct a walking trail in the undeveloped area of the city park as an Eagle Scout project.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:00 pm.

Debate Condition of Fields
Posted: September 18, 2014

In an hour-long, often heated debate, Pacific Park Board members vowed to improve the Liberty Field soccer fields in time for the 2015 season.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:00 pm.

Park Board Members Vow to Help With Rodeo
Posted: September 18, 2014

As the date nears for the second annual Iron Horse Rodeo in the Liberty Field equestrian arena, Stephen Flannery, park board president, asked park board members to volunteer to assist with the event.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:30 pm.

Civil War Marker to Be Erected October 1
Posted: September 18, 2014

The historic Civil War sign that stood on East Osage from 1935 until the 1980s when it was removed for a road-widening project and lost, will be replaced.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00 pm.

Trash Truck Rollover
Posted: September 18, 2014

A garbage truck rolled onto its side Thursday afternoon on Highway A near Cedar Lane. There were no injuries reported in the crash. Emergency crews responded to the scene after 3:20 p.m. 

Posted in County, Washington on Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:11 pm.

Bay’s Tire Still in Business
Posted: September 18, 2014

In spite of problems from run-off water inundating their property following street improvements, Bay’s Tire Service at 116 E. Osage is not going out of business, owners say.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 pm.

School District to Receive $168,397 More in State Aid
Posted: September 18, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon is releasing $143 million of education funding increases after lawmakers sustained his vetoes of tax break bills during last Wednesday’s veto session — and that’s good news for the Washington School District.

Posted in Washington, State on Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 pm.

Assessed Value in Franklin County Goes Up to $1.8 Billion
Posted: September 18, 2014

Franklin County’s assessed value went up in 2014 compared to last year.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:00 pm.

Mayor Wants to Simplify Routine Park Maintenance
Posted: September 18, 2014

Park board member Joe Gildehaus said he has a renewed “warm and fuzzy park board feeling,” following a meeting with the mayor, discussing maintaining the parks and the future of a proposed trail system.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:00 pm.

County Ends Practice of Replacing Stolen Signs
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Franklin County Commission voted Tuesday to end the practice of replacing stolen or damaged private road signs.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:00 pm.

Hansen 'Very Deserving' of ECC Building Naming Honor
Posted: September 18, 2014

By all accounts, Robert E. Hansen was — and still is — one of the strongest proponents of East Central College.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:00 pm.

District Officials Visit Jefferson City High School
Posted: September 18, 2014

Several Washington School District officials visited Jefferson City High School last week to learn more about their College/Career Academy Model.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:00 pm.

County Approves Loan for Brush Creek Sewer District
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Franklin County Commission unanimously approved another loan for the beleaguered Brush Creek Sewer District.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 pm.

Sharp Drop In Meth Labs
Posted: September 18, 2014

Last week’s seizure of a meth lab in Union was only the 10th lab investigated this year by the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Posted in Crime, State on Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 am.

‘More Risk, Liability’ if Teachers Carry Guns
Posted: September 18, 2014

The superintendent of the Washington School District, the largest in Franklin County, says there would be “more risk and liability” if teachers are carrying guns in the buildings.

Posted in Washington, State on Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:00 am.

State Allocates More Funds for Enhancements
Posted: September 18, 2014

The city of Washington will not have to come up with more money for enhancements to the new Missouri River Bridge thanks to the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant awarded to the state.

Posted in Washington, State on Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:00 am.

Augusta Festival This Weekend
Posted: September 18, 2014

The annual Augusta Harvest Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:53 am.

Auffenberg Earns President’s Award
Posted: September 18, 2014

Chris Auffenberg Ford/Lincoln in Washington was awarded the prestigious President’s Award for 2013.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:00 am.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Armed Teachers Not Likely in Union
Posted: September 17, 2014

There won’t likely be any teachers carrying weapons at Union public schools even though a veto in Jefferson City makes armed employees more of a possibility.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

County Receives Three Bids to Tear Down Building
Posted: September 17, 2014

Franklin County received three bids for the demolition project to tear down a county-owned building.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Park Board Will Meet Thursday
Posted: September 17, 2014

After several months off, the Washington Park Board will get back together this week.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Equipment Breakdowns To Delay Street Sealing
Posted: September 17, 2014

A “catastrophic” equipment breakdown means that the city’s annual street sealing program won’t get done this year.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:32 pm.

Company Releases Trash Pickup Details
Posted: September 17, 2014

Union residents have just a few days to reserve an alternate cart size for the automated trash collection slated to begin in November.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:15 pm.

Facebook Video Leads Officers to Lab
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:35 am

Law enforcement agencies have many tools at their disposal to fight crime.

Posted in Crime on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:30 am. Updated: 8:35 am.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Lake Creek Bridge at Dutzow Open
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 11:43 am

Both lanes on the new Lake Creek Bridge on Highway 47 near Dutzow in Warren County were open to traffic as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Posted in Washington on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:54 am. Updated: 11:43 am.

Sunday 09/14/2014
UPDATE: Victim Declines Prosecution in Assault at Lake Thunderbird
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:57 am

UPDATED: A 30-year-old man who was assaulted by another man during a dispute Sunday evening told investigators that he doesn't want to prosecute.

Posted in County, Crime, Saint clair on Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:31 pm. Updated: 9:57 am.

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