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Monday 10/20/2014
Washington Crews Respond to House Fire Monday Night
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Washington Fire, Police and Ambulance responded to a house fire in the 900 block of Bieker Road just before 10:30 p.m. Monday night. 

Posted in Washington on Monday, October 20, 2014 10:59 pm. Updated: 3:33 pm.

St. Louis Woman Dies in I-44 Crash
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:44 pm

A 69-year-old St. Louis woman was killed early Monday when she was involved in a one-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 44 near the St. Clair rest area.

Posted in Saint clair on Monday, October 20, 2014 3:43 pm. Updated: 4:44 pm.

Attempted Abduction Near UMS Reported
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm

A 13-year-old Union boy reported that he was chased on foot by a man during an attempted abduction Friday, police said.

Posted in Union on Monday, October 20, 2014 3:26 pm. Updated: 3:34 pm.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Council Will Vote on Camp Street Bridge Project Contract
Posted: October 18, 2014

The Washington City Council will vote Monday night on a contract to award the Camp Street bridge project.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:00 pm.

De Soto Knocks Out Softball Lady Indians in Quarterfinals
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Pacific's run through the Class 3 softball playoffs has ended.

Posted in Sports, Pacific on Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:55 pm. Updated: 2:18 pm.

Sale of River’s Edge Could Jeopardize Its Tax Abatements
Posted: October 18, 2014

River’s Edge has recently changed ownership, and is working with the city to keep its eligibility for tax abatements as part of the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ).

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, October 18, 2014 5:45 am.

Friday 10/17/2014
Week 9 Football — Union Edges Hermann, Wins FRC Title
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Union and Hermann's battle for the Four Rivers Conference title resembled a heavyweight fight.

Posted in Sports, Union on Friday, October 17, 2014 10:54 pm. Updated: 11:44 pm.

Week 9 Football — Westminster knocks off Borgia, 35-14
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:14 am

The season is not over.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, October 17, 2014 10:39 pm. Updated: 8:14 am.

Week 9 Football — Francis Howell North Rallies Past Blue Jays
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 12:02 am

SCANLAN STADIUM — For over a half, the Washington Blue Jays controlled play against the Francis Howell North Knights.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, October 17, 2014 10:30 pm. Updated: 12:02 am.

City to Hold Public Hearing Monday on Redevelopment Plan
Posted: October 17, 2014

The city of St. Clair will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. Monday.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30 pm.

Former City Employee Lambastes Board, Mayor
Posted: October 17, 2014

A former city employee came before the board of aldermen Monday night questioning the city’s spending, including the need for an accounts payable clerk.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, October 17, 2014 10:47 am.

Public Works Continues Line Extension Discussion
Posted: October 17, 2014

Washington’s Board of Public Works will continue exploring the possibility of extending water and sewer services south of the city limits.

Posted in Washington on Friday, October 17, 2014 7:00 am.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Iron Horse Rodeo Draws Big Crowd Despite Rain
Posted: October 16, 2014

Despite several days of rain, standing water on the Liberty Park fields and a cold snap, the second annual Iron Horse Rodeo drew crowds of spectators Oct. 10-11.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 pm.

Grant Could Help Direct Big Rigs
Posted: October 16, 2014

The city may get some help from MoDOT in redesigning signs and street directions that relate to tractor-trailer traffic on city streets.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Beef Industry Tour Includes Haue Farm
Posted: October 16, 2014

When the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) invited a group of chefs, dietitians and food bloggers on a two-day tour of the Missouri beef industry they started with a visit to Haue Valley Farm, Pacific.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:32 pm.

Pacific Missourian Going to All Houses
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 12:16 pm

This issue marks the third edition of the newly branded Pacific Missourian.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 12:16 pm.

Resident Calls For Officials to Work Together
Posted: October 16, 2014

Another resident has weighed in on the call for city officials to end their discourse and work together.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:00 pm.

Mayor Concerned About City Resources for Civic Events
Posted: October 16, 2014

A request for the city to provide portable toilets for the Oct. 31 Monsterfest event in Downtown Pacific led to a lengthy discussion about the use of city personnel to organize outdoor events put on by local organizations.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:00 pm.

Pool Refilled in Attempt To Check for Potential Leak
Posted: October 16, 2014

Summer is long over, but the pool at the Agnes Nolting Aquatics Complex in Washington is once again full.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:00 pm.

City Plans to Conduct Survey of Streets
Posted: October 16, 2014

The city plans to spend $16,800 to survey all city streets for condition and maintenance needs.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:00 pm.

New Principal Enjoying Work at St. John’s School
Posted: October 16, 2014

A few months into his new job, Gary Menke is starting to get settled in.

Posted in County on Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:00 pm.

Costs May Rise for County Bend Road Bridge Project
Posted: October 16, 2014

There may be extra costs to replace the county-owned Bend Road bridge near Pacific due to three species of endangered mussels that live near the site.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:00 pm.

Columbine Visit Underscores Need For Response Plan
Posted: October 16, 2014

A group of 10 local officials recently visited Jefferson County, Colo., where the Columbine High School shooting massacre occurred to learn more about the need for collaboration between agencies to enhance school safety.

Posted in County on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 pm.

Man Rescued After Lawn Mower Accident
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Washington fire, police and ambulance and crews pulled a man from a creek Thursday morning after a lawn mower accident.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:53 am. Updated: 1:48 pm.

Enhancements to Medians Are 'Not A Petunia Patch'
Posted: October 16, 2014

Despite praise from industry professionals, Hillermann Nursery & Florist, Washington, is still hearing criticism over the Highway 100 median beautification project.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 am.

Borgia Grad Directs Late Night Comedy Show
Posted: October 16, 2014

A passion born and nurtured at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has turned into a dream come true for Washington native Alex Vietmeier, director of the “Late Night With Seth Meyers” show which airs on NBC.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:00 am.

Annexation Advances — Next Step Is Public Hearing
Posted: October 16, 2014

There were no objections Monday night to a request to annex the Jasper farm property south of Highway 100.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:30 am.

Plans Being Finalized For Pumpkin Palooza
Posted: October 16, 2014

Downtown Washington Inc. and the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up again to present the third annual Pumpkin Palooza.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:54 am.

Is Volatile Oil Being Shipped Through Franklin County?
Posted: October 16, 2014

Local emergency management officials say they do not know if volatile crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota is shipped through this area on the railroad.

Posted in Business, County, Washington, National, State on Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:00 am.

Man Charged in Theft of Truck From Deputy’s Home
Posted: October 16, 2014

A Beaufort area man has been charged with felonies for allegedly stealing a pickup from a deputies driveway and then fleeing on foot from police.

Posted in County, Union on Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:00 am.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Volunteers Are Backbone Of Deutsch Country Days — Annual Event This Weekend
Posted: October 15, 2014

Gearing up for the 33rd annual Deutsch Country Days is always a lot of hard work for Bob and Lois Hostkoetter, founders of the event.

Posted in County on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:00 pm.

District Begins Implementing Audit Advice
Posted: October 15, 2014

Union School District officials are already working to implement suggestions from a recent academic performance audit conducted in the district, according to Superintendent Steve Bryant.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:32 pm.

Woman on Parole Is Charged With Stealing Liquor
Posted: October 15, 2014

A woman who is on parole in several prior felony cases is back in jail on a new charge.

Posted in Crime on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:00 pm.

Franklin County Health Department Receives Flu Vaccine Shipment
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:48 pm

The Franklin County Health Department has received its flu vaccine from the state.

Posted in County on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:59 am. Updated: 1:48 pm.

Aldermen Approve Official City Logon Trademarking Search Underway
Posted: October 15, 2014

Aldermen Monday approved a resolution adopting a logo for the city of Union.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:15 am.

Presbyterian Church Pet Blessing Is Sunday
Posted: October 15, 2014

The Presbyterian Church of Washington will host a blessing of the animals service Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m., on the upper lot of the church.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:45 am.

Suspect Free on Bond Accused Of Stealing Car — Awaits Trial in Assault Case
Posted: October 15, 2014

A man who is out on bond in a pending felony case is suspected of stealing a car and assaulting a man in an incident Sunday, Oct. 12, near St. Clair.

Posted in County, Crime on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:00 am.

United Way Plans Second, Mini Door-to-Door Drive
Posted: October 15, 2014

The United Way will hold a second, shortened door-to-door drive Wednesday, Oct. 22, to canvass some of the areas missed last month.

Posted in Business, Washington on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:02 am.

SFBRHS to Host Bone Marrow Registry Drive for 2013 Graduate
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 10:59 am

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will host a bone marrow drive Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 7 p.m. to help find a match for SFBRHS graduate Alex Venardos, Washington, or another patient in need.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00 am. Updated: 10:59 am.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Trucker Almost Shot in I-44 Road Rage Incident
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 11:29 am

A man who admitted firing a handgun at a tractor-trailer during a road rage incident on Interstate 44 has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in Franklin County Circuit Court.

Posted in Union on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:59 pm. Updated: 11:29 am.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Laclede Gas Team Takes Home Prize in National Gas Rodeo
Posted: October 12, 2014

Laclede Gas professionals Chris Freiberger, Beaufort, and Jason Love, Marthasville, were among those who brought home a fourth-place trophy in the National Gas Rodeo held in Colorado Springs, Colo., last month.

Posted in County on Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:00 pm.

Junior High Students ‘Star’ in Training Video
Posted: October 12, 2014

Students in Tim Isgrig’s seventh- and eighth-grade advisory class seemed oblivious to the lights, cameras and microphone as they engaged in a game with two members of the school’s Lighthouse Team.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:00 pm.

ECC Trustees Approve Strategic Plan
Posted: October 12, 2014

A strategic plan to guide East Central College through 2020 was approved by college trustees this week.

Posted in County on Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:16 pm.

Area Legislators Consider Review Of Missouri Lottery
Posted: October 12, 2014

The Missouri Lottery is an “extremely inefficient program,” said State Rep. Paul Curtman.

Posted in County on Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:00 am.

Saturday 10/11/2014
Trustees Okay Changes
Posted: October 11, 2014

East Central College trustees Monday night approved several personnel matters.

Posted in County on Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:00 pm.

High School Students Invited to Math, Science Career Night at ECC
Posted: October 11, 2014

The Transfer Engineering Department at East Central College will host a math and science career night for high school students Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Posted in County on Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:00 pm.

Pawnbroker Claims Sheriff’s Office Violated Law in Seizing Gun
Posted: October 11, 2014

A Pacific pawnbroker says the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department seized a gun he had pawned and returned it to the owner in violation of state law.

Posted in County, Pacific on Saturday, October 11, 2014 4:00 pm.

Jasper Annexation Is On Plan Board Agenda
Posted: October 11, 2014

Ronald Jasper will begin the process of voluntary annexation Monday night at the Washington Planning and Zoning meeting.

Posted in Business, Washington on Saturday, October 11, 2014 3:00 pm.

City Gets Six Bids on Camp Street Bridge — Four Below Engineer’s Estimate
Posted: October 11, 2014

The majority of bids received on the Camp Street bridge project are below the engineer’s estimate.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 11, 2014 3:00 pm.

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