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Sunday 09/28/2014
McLaughlin Field Lighting Project Nears Completion
Posted: September 28, 2014

Wet weather has delayed the installation of lights at McLaughlin Field, but the project is expected to be finished soon.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, September 28, 2014 8:00 am.

Saturday 09/27/2014
WHS Students Earn Commendation
Posted: September 27, 2014

Two Washington High School students, Nicholas Waters and Morgan White, have been named commended students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program, according to Principal Dr. Frank Wood.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:32 pm.

Washington City Council Approves Three Rezoning Requests
Posted: September 27, 2014

Three rezoning requests were approved at Monday’s city council meeting.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:32 pm.

Man Killed, Woman Injured in Wrong-Way Crash
Posted: September 27, 2014

A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured early Saturday in a head-on, wrong way collision in the Catawissa area.

Posted in County, Pacific on Saturday, September 27, 2014 5:38 pm.

Candidates File Final Primary Campaign Finance Reports
Posted: September 27, 2014

Local candidates have filed their final campaign finance reports for last month’s primary election.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 27, 2014 5:00 pm.

County Debt for Projects Now at $49.4 Million
Posted: September 27, 2014

Franklin County last month made a debt payment on projects, such as new facilities and road work, bringing the total debt, including interest, down to $49.4 million.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 27, 2014 4:00 pm.

Franklin County May Spend Money On Unneeded Plan
Posted: September 27, 2014

Franklin County might spend money to develop a plan that may not be needed, Highway Administrator Joe Feldmann said Thursday.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 27, 2014 3:00 pm.

Washington School Board Members Oppose Amendment 3
Posted: September 27, 2014

The Washington School Board Tuesday night approved a resolution opposing Amendment 3, a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:31 pm.

Man Guilty of Running Over Woman Twice With Pickup Truck
Posted: September 27, 2014

Franklin County man is facing the possibility of a long prison term after being found guilty this week of assault, armed criminal action and drunk driving charges in a 2011 incident that left a woman seriously injured.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:00 pm.

Geisert Farm Receives USDA Grant to Fund Feasibility Study
Posted: September 27, 2014

USDA Rural Development officials visited the Todd and Katie Geisert farm Tuesday, Sept. 23, to present a Value-Added Producer Grant award of $25,000 to Farm To You LLC.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:00 pm.

District to Launch Its Fourth Focus GroupnTo Ensure All Students Are College/Career Ready
Posted: September 27, 2014

The Washington School District is continuing with its Washington Way project and will launch a new focus group this year.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:00 pm.

Talks on Founders Day Changes Continue
Posted: September 27, 2014

The Union Park Board continues its effort of “refounding” Founders Day, and is seeking the help of clubs and organizations.

Posted in Union on Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:21 pm.

Council Weighs Potential Rose Lane Cul-De-Sac
Posted: September 27, 2014

The Washington City Council agreed to look into a citizen’s request for a cul-de-sac on Rose Lane.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 pm.

Bulldogs Set the Standard During Homecomeing Week
Posted: September 27, 2014

St. Clair High School students and staff, as well as members of the community, are invited to reach for “The Red and Gray Standard” and beyond during Homecoming Week next week.

Posted in Local news, Saint clair on Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:30 am.

Cities, Road District Recommended for Couty Grant Funds
Posted: September 27, 2014

The Franklin County Transportation Committee has recommended allocating funds to various cities and a road district for its annual grant program.

Posted in County on Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00 am.

Friday 09/26/2014
Week 6 Football — St. Clair, Pacific, Hermann Win
Posted: September 26, 2014

St. Clair 57, St. James 55

Posted in Sports, Pacific, Saint clair on Friday, September 26, 2014 11:06 pm.

Week 6 Football — Borgia 45, Duchesne 7
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 11:15 pm

ST. CHARLES — Another week, another blowout.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, September 26, 2014 10:02 pm. Updated: 11:15 pm.

Week 6 Football — Union 54, Washington 14
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 11:15 pm

UNION — Blake Hulsey threw for six touchdowns to lead the Union Wildcats to a 54-14 homecoming win over the Washington Blue Jays Friday night at Stierberger Stadium.

Posted in Sports, Union, Washington on Friday, September 26, 2014 10:01 pm. Updated: 11:15 pm.

Ninja is a Warrior's Best Friend
Posted: September 26, 2014

Army veteran Keith Richardson of Richwoods doesn’t leave the house without his Ninja.

Posted in Pacific, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Friday, September 26, 2014 5:30 pm.

Fall Festival Underway in Downtown Washington
Posted: September 26, 2014

Organizers of the Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts expect large crowds to turn out this weekend.

Posted in Washington on Friday, September 26, 2014 5:05 pm.

Students to Canvass Community Saturday for United Way
Posted: September 26, 2014

High school students will canvass the community this Saturday as part of the annual United Way Door-to-Door Drive.

Posted in Washington on Friday, September 26, 2014 2:39 pm.

Annual Hot Air Balloon Race Is This Saturday
Posted: September 26, 2014

The Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of New Haven will host its 25th annual Balloon Race Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., at the New Haven City Park.

Posted in County on Friday, September 26, 2014 12:21 pm.

Chamber Honors Eleven Young Professionals
Posted: September 26, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce recognized its second class of Outstanding Young Professionals at a luncheon Monday at the Knights of Columbus, lower level.

Posted in Business, Washington on Friday, September 26, 2014 9:00 am.

Griesheimer: County May Give Employee Raises Next Year
Posted: September 26, 2014

Two Franklin County commissioners said last week that county employees may receive pay increases next year.

Posted in County on Friday, September 26, 2014 8:00 am.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Pacific Pastor Helps Bring Evolution Movie to Area
Posted: September 25, 2014

When the new movie “A Matter of Faith” opens at Cinema 1 in Washington Sept. 26, the Rev. David Lang, pastor of Mission Community Church in Pacific, will consider it a personal victory.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00 pm.

Six-Week Early Voting Not on Ballot, Six-Day Option Will Go to Vote
Posted: September 25, 2014

A six-week early voting period that was the subject of a petition drive failed to get enough signatures to put the measure on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00 pm.

PHS Homecoming Parade Rolls Through Downtown
Posted: September 25, 2014

The Pacific High School 2014 Homecoming Parade marched through Downtown Pacific Sept. 20, with students waving and tossing candy to the many spectators.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:30 pm.

District to Launch Bullying Hotline At High School, Middle School, Riverbend
Posted: September 25, 2014

A hotline that would allow students to tell someone in confidence that they are being bullied could change the way students are treated by their peers, according to Jeremy Way, Meramec Valley School District assistant superintendent.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:32 pm.

Two Charged In Massey Ford Road Burglary
Posted: September 25, 2014

Two men accused of breaking into a home southwest of Union are facing Franklin County felony charges.

Posted in Crime on Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:32 pm.

City to Open Bids Soon on New Bridge — On Camp Street
Posted: September 25, 2014

Preliminary work on constructing a new Camp Street bridge could begin later this fall.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:00 pm.

Students to Canvass Community Saturday
Posted: September 25, 2014

High school students will canvass the community this Saturday as part of the annual United Way Door-to-Door Drive.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 25, 2014 4:00 pm.

Board Appoints Myers To Oversee Proposed Trail
Posted: September 25, 2014

In a closed meeting Sept. 16, the Pacific Board of Aldermen appointed fellow Alderman Steve Myers to oversee a parks grant for the proposed Riverwalk trail.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 4:00 pm.

School Board Voted to Oppose Amendment 3
Posted: September 25, 2014

The Meramec Valley R-III School District has gone on record opposing a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 4:00 pm.

Genealogy Society, History Museum Discuss Merger
Posted: September 25, 2014

There have been preliminary talks to merge the Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) and the Meramec Valley History Museum into one organization.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:00 pm.

Downtown Fall Festival This Weekend — Chili Cookoff Friday
Posted: September 25, 2014

This weekend’s Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts will be “bigger and better” with more crafters and a children’s area, according to Alex Hodschayan, event coordinator for Downtown Washington Inc., sponsor.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:00 pm.

Top 10 Stories from September
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 10:41 am

Our top most-viewed stories of September:

Posted in Local news on Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:53 pm. Updated: 10:41 am.

City to Pay Portion Of Landfill Contract
Posted: September 25, 2014

The Washington City Council agreed Monday night to pay a portion of the final requested payment to J.H. Berra Construction for work done at the city’s landfill.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 pm.

Griesheimer Thanks Officials for Chance To Work With Them
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 11:38 am

With Election Day less than two months away, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer recently thanked county elected officials and department heads for the opportunity to work with them.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:30 am. Updated: 11:38 am.

Public Defender Funding Restricted Despite Caseload Problems Found in Report
Posted: September 25, 2014

Despite a recent study that found Missouri public defenders lack adequate time to represent their clients, additional state funding to bolster the overloaded system has been restricted by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:00 am.

Couple Charged in Gas Station Robbery
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 6:17 pm

Strong arm robbery charges have been filed against two suspects accused of robbing a gas station in Sullivan Wednesday.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:36 am. Updated: 6:17 pm.

Missourian to Roll Out Pacific Edition
Posted: September 25, 2014

Beginning Oct. 8, Pacific readers will see their news in the front section of the newspaper under the banner of the Pacific Missourian.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:00 am.

Road Sealing Project Pushed Back a Year
Posted: September 25, 2014

The 2014 street sealing program will now take place in 2015.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:00 am.

Pacific Police Trying Out New Body Cameras
Posted: September 25, 2014

Pacific Police officers hitting the road are now wearing body cameras.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:00 am.

Proposed District Attorney System Might Be a County ‘Nightmare,’ Says Parks
Posted: September 25, 2014

Instead of each county having its own prosecuting attorney, in the future there may be a district system in which multiple counties create a partnership.

Posted in County on Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:00 am.

Chamber Presents Member Awards
Posted: September 25, 2014

The Washington Chamber presented four Member Awards at a special luncheon Monday.

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:25 am.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Agency May Purchase Old Fricks Market
Posted: September 24, 2014

The old Fricks Market in downtown Union may soon be purchased by a taxpayer-funded agency that allocates money for children’s services.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 8:00 pm.

R-XIII School Board Opposes Amendment 3
Posted: September 24, 2014

The St. Clair R-XIII Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution drafted by the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) to take an opposing stance to Amendment 3 at the Sept. 15 board meeting.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:45 pm.

Phoenix Center Plat Approved
Posted: September 24, 2014

The Washington City Council approved a final plat for Phoenix Center II Monday night.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:32 pm.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Reported in Franklin County
Posted: September 24, 2014

The Franklin County Health Department is aware of cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease that have occurred in the local area recently.

Posted in County on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:32 pm.

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