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A taxpayer-funded agency in 2014 will allocate $2.54 million to organizations that help children with various needs, such as substance abuse, pregnancy and mental health problems.
Pacific High School student leaders say the skills needed to be successful in any endeavor are acquired in high school, but not in the way you might think.
Three state House of Representative members from Franklin County voted in favor of financial incentives to lure a Boeing jet plant to the St. Louis area.
There are about 25 businesses and organizations set to take part in Union’s first Winter Wonderland Parade Friday night.
Alderman Mike Pigg said fellow Alderman Steve Myers got ahead of himself when he sent a letter to residents telling them to talk with their alderman about a 50-50 cost share on repairing the Bend Bridge before explaining the proposal to aldermen.
Pacific officials have agreed to pay half the cost of engineering and repairs to the Bend Bridge so the bridge can be reopened and stay open until a new bridge can be built.
I wonder why people look so forward to Christmas when it makes many of us pull our hair out.December is a crazy month, with a laundry list of things to do before Christmas strikes.’
Aldermen approved a plan that would install signs in the city right of way directing motorists to businesses and institutions within 1,000 feet of the sign.
A 34-year-old Union man faces felony assault and weapons charges after striking his wife Saturday and discharging a semiautomatic pistol in their home.
In order to provide a venue that would allow for future growth as well as a more relaxed atmosphere, members of the St. Clair Parks and Recreation Board were courted about allowing the annual Main Street Festival to move to Orchard Park in 2014.
The St. Clair Police Department’s chief, who currently is Bill Hammack, will receive a $60,000 annual salary beginning next April after the board of aldermen approved an ordinance increasing the pay for the elected position.
Old Man Winter and Mother Nature already have been up to their old tricks as far as teaming up to wreak havoc on area school calendars in regards to snow makeup days.
St. Clair officials and City Attorney Kurt Voss aren’t saying much about a conflict that apparently has risen over payment to a company whose owners said they have repaired two of the city’s wastewater clarifiers but have not received money owed them.
Because classes in the Lonedell R-XIV School District were canceled on Monday, administrators were forced to rearrange extracurricular activities scheduled for early in the week.
A Union alderman said he regrets his public criticism of a state highway official who he thought snubbed a city committee.
Lonedell R-XIV School District students will not be in school again on Monday.
Revenue for the new Franklin County Municipal Court is outpacing projections.
The United Way will hold a victory celebration next Tuesday for major corporate and individual donors.
After more than six months of building renovations, Washington Smiles Complete Health Dentistry is now open at its new location, 1111 E. Sixth St.
A citizen who is suing Franklin County over the establishment of the county’s municipal court argued his case before the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday.
A Franklin County grand jury has issued indictments against three men who are suspects in the robbery of a Washington gas station/convenience store.
Widening Highway 47 between Washington and St. Clair is on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s radar screen, a state official said Thursday.
A county worker who was fired in June is now employed with the county again because county officials missed a deadline in the grievance process, according to the highway administrator.
St. Clair officials strongly are considering purchasing solar equipment to help power the city instead of trying to work out a lease-purchase agreement.
St. Clair school district officials are hoping the city will pitch in its fair share so a portion of Shady Street near St. Clair Elementary School can be improved to enhance safety during student dropoff and pickup times.
The deadline to submit a float sketch for the city’s 175th Birthday Parade to be held in May 2014 is quickly approaching.
Because of safety concerns with slippery streets as well as with forecasted cold and blustery weather conditions, St. Clair’s administration decided Friday morning to cancel the Lighted Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday evening.
The 31st annual Holiday House Tour, sponsored by Downtown Washington Inc., will take place this Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Even before the first snow fell Thursday, city crews were working throughout the day to salt bridges said Brian Boehmer, assistant city administrator.
Despite a slight taste of chlorine in some areas, water in Washington is safe to drink and is not contaminated, said Kevin Quaethem, water/wastewater superintendent.
Santa arrived via Amtrak in Downtown Washington Friday evening.
Because of safety concerns with slippery streets as well as with forecasted cold weather conditions, St. Clair’s administration decided Friday morning to cancel the Lighted Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday evening.
Most area schools have canceled classes for Friday, Dec. 6.
The Washington City Council Monday night approved the purchase of a laser level to be used primarily in the parks department.
Both the St. Clair R-XIII and Lonedell R-XIV school districts announced Thursday night that classes on Friday have been canceled.
The Meramec Valley R-III School District will join the growing number of districts that use solar energy to reduce energy costs.
A thicket of dead trees and scrubby undergrowth at the south edge of the city park that blocked any view beyond has been cleared away to reveal a shallow rustic stream bordering the park.
The city replaced 33 saplings in the median between the sidewalk and curb on West Osage that had died.
There will be three open seats on the Washington School Board in April 2014.
Student recitals at East Central College scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 have been canceled.
The lighted Christmas tree on the bluff at Blackburn Park is one of the mainstays heralding the Christmas season in Pacific.
One local contractor who performed work on Phase 2 of the city’s fire training center asked that the council exhibit “due diligence” in selecting contractors for future projects.
As in year's past, The Missourian will feature Christmas messages from area clergy in the Wednesday, Dec. 25 issue.
The historic school records of the Augusta School District, prior to its merger with the Washington School District, will be moved to the St. Charles County government archives to be available for research.
Construction of new single-family homes is up this year in Franklin County compared to last year.
The city of Washington will continue to explore saving a pier on the south end of the bridge adjacent to the riverfront trail.
A group of model train enthusiasts want the city’s support in developing a model railroad museum in Washington.
Several area school districts have announced early dismissal today, Thursday, Dec. 5, due to inclement weather.
Washington City Council members have approved guidelines for providing city services to areas proposed for annexation in the future.