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Friday 10/31/2014
Week 11 Football — Borgia Comes Back, Stuns Union, 50-43
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 11:14 pm

BORGIA ATHLETIC FIELD — From the first possession of the game, it was clear that the sequel of the Union and Borgia matchup would be different than the previous meeting.

Posted in Sports, Union, Washington on Friday, October 31, 2014 9:55 pm. Updated: 11:14 pm.

New Urologist Joins Mercy Clinic in Washington
Posted: October 31, 2014

Thomas Landon, MD, recently joined Mercy Clinic Urology in Washington. Along with Sunil Apte, MD, he sees patients at Mercy Medical Building South, 901 Patients First Drive, Suite 3400.

Posted in Business, Washington on Friday, October 31, 2014 6:32 pm.

Accused Murderer & Sex Offender Joshua McFerrin on the Lam
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:29 pm

A man charged with two counts of murder who had been free on bond is on the lam for a second time since a fatal 2013 car crash.

Posted in Crime on Friday, October 31, 2014 12:24 pm. Updated: 12:29 pm.

Alzheimer’s Is the Topic of Upcoming Forum at ECC
Posted: October 31, 2014

As the population ages, instances of Alzheimer’s also increase, with more than 5 million Americans currently living with the disease.

Posted in County on Friday, October 31, 2014 8:00 am.

Thursday 10/30/2014
School Board Oks Skid Steer Purchase
Posted: October 30, 2014

The Washington School Board approved the purchase of a skid steer for the Four Rivers Career Center at its October meeting.

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 pm.

Large Rock Falls Near Park
Posted: October 30, 2014

The city has begun safety measures after a large rock slab fell from the bluff at lower Blackburn Park and landed within 6 feet of the Adam’s Garden parking area.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Citizen Wants Notification Of Canceled City Meetings
Posted: October 30, 2014

Attending government board and commission meetings is one way for citizens to be involved in city business, but times and dates of meetings are not readily available, according to one resident.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Technology Director Tackles Cyber Safety n In Meramec Valley School District
Posted: October 30, 2014

When the Meramec Valley School District decided to place security cameras in school hallways, the technology department accompanied building principals and maintenance crews as they chose camera locations.

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

City Considers Using State Contract for New Bobcat
Posted: October 30, 2014

The Washington Parks Department is one step closer to replacing an aging Bobcat skid loader.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Plan Board Backs Zoning Change
Posted: October 30, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to support a rezoning for Suburban Auto Body, Inc. in Robertsville.

Posted in County on Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:32 pm.

Commissioners Have Shown No Interest in Bridge, Official Says
Posted: October 30, 2014

A Pacific alderman said Franklin County Commissioners John Griesheimer and Tim Brinker have shown no interest in saving the old Bend Road bridge when it could create recreational and economic development opportunities for the entire county.

Posted in County on Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 pm.

WHS Teachers Share How They’re Using Technology at School Board Meeting
Posted: October 30, 2014

Each month, Washington School Board members will hear from educators on how they are using technology in the classrooms as part of the district’s iBelieve initiative.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:00 pm.

Metcalf, Carroll Vie For Recorder Seat
Posted: October 30, 2014

Two newcomers will face off for the Franklin County recorder of deeds position in the Nov. 4 general election — Jennifer Metcalf and Judy Carroll.

Posted in Politics, County on Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:00 pm.

Mayor Wants To Expand Brush Pickup
Posted: October 30, 2014

Talks are in progress to beef up the city’s brush pickup policy, which would involve collecting more brush and distributing free mulch to citizens.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:00 pm.

Fifth Annual Coat Drive Gets Underway Saturday
Posted: October 30, 2014

In just four years, over 6,000 coats have been collected and distributed in Franklin County thanks to the Warners’ Warm Up drive.

Posted in County on Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:00 pm.

City Seeks to Fill Five Open Positions
Posted: October 30, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore is trying to fill five positions at city hall to direct day-to-day operations of the city.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:00 pm.

School District to Host Several Veterans Day Programs
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 2:34 pm

The Washington School District will host a number of Veterans Day programs this year. The largest one will be at the high school.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:00 pm. Updated: 2:34 pm.

Franklin County Commission Candidates Share Views
Posted: October 30, 2014

There are two candidates running for Franklin County presiding commissioner in next Tuesday’s Nov. 4 general election.

Posted in County on Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00 pm.

New Trail Being Discussed as Alternative to Riverfront Trail
Posted: October 30, 2014

With construction of the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River impacting the Rotary Riverfront Trail, the city may consider adding a new trail.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 am.

New Storm Drain Could End Basement Flooding
Posted: October 30, 2014

Drilling under the railroad tracks to accommodate a large storm drain pipe could end years of basement flooding on St. Louis Street, officials have been told.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:12 am.

SFBRHS Will Kick Off Next Phase of Drive
Posted: October 30, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has raised just over $1.6 million toward its $2.5 million goal to build an activity center and increase its endowment.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 am.

Big Crowds Turn Out For Pumpkin Palooza
Posted: October 30, 2014

With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s Saturday, the third annual Pumpkin Palooza drew big crowds to Downtown Washington.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:00 am.

Officials Hope Part Of Trail Can Stay Open While New Bridge Is Built
Posted: October 30, 2014

Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer, continues to work on details about how equipment and materials will be staged during construction of a new Missouri River bridge at Washington.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 am.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Civil War Event This Saturday
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) and Meramec Valley History Museum will co-host a Civil War exhibit at Pacific City Hall this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Tickets Still Available for Chamber Business Meeting
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual breakfast business meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Knights of Columbus, lower level.

Posted in Business, Washington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Students Collect $1,045 in Second Door-to-Door Drive
Posted: October 29, 2014

A second, smaller door-to-door drive held last Wednesday for the United Way brought in $1,045.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Numbers Down Slightly in Union School District’s PAT Program
Posted: October 29, 2014

The number of families served through the Union School District’s Parents as Teachers program was down 11 percent in terms of families served during the 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

No Increase in Union's Early Special Ed Enrollment
Posted: October 29, 2014

The number of students participating in the Early Childhood Special Education program remained the same last year as the previous year.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm.

Monsterfest Friday In Downtown Pacific
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:16 am

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on Monsterfest, a Halloween trick-or-treat event, to take place on Halloween, this Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 11:16 am.

New Trash Schedule Begins Next Week
Posted: October 29, 2014

Changes begin next week to the city’s trash and recycling schedule.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32 pm.

Community Invited to Take Part in Union School District Survey
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 2:23 pm

With a goal of including all stakeholders in the Union School District’s strategic planning process, district officials are asking community members to complete a short survey.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:32 pm. Updated: 2:23 pm.

No Evidence of Plane Crash Near Stanton
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:18 am

Authorities said there is no evidence that a plane crashed in the Stanton area of Franklin County Wednesday morning.

Posted in County, Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:19 am. Updated: 9:18 am.

Police Seek Man in Theft of Classic Car
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:18 am

A man suspected of stealing a vintage 1956 Chevrolet from a garage off of East Fifth Street early Monday was arrested last week after being caught inside the Twisted Fish tavern at Fifth and MacArthur, Washington police said.

Posted in Crime, Washington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:30 am. Updated: 9:18 am.

Teachers Group Urges ‘No’ Vote on Amendment 3
Posted: October 29, 2014

A local teachers group is vehemently opposed to Amendment 3, which, if passed on Election Day next Tuesday, would affect the way teachers throughout the state of Missouri are evaluated.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:00 am.

Anonymous Donor Check Is in the Mail
Posted: October 29, 2014

Individuals who pass Evergreen Park next month should see work being done on the city’s new amphitheater.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:00 am.

Cunningham, Hinson Vie in 119th District
Posted: October 29, 2014

Democratic candidate Susan Cunningham is challenging Republican Dave Hinson for state representative in District 119.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 am.

Lift Station Improvements OK’d by Board
Posted: October 29, 2014

St. Clair’s pump station 4 soon will receive its much-needed upgrade after the board of aldermen unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the administration to move forward with the agreement.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:00 am.

Monday 10/27/2014
Suspect Sought in Theft of Vintage Car From Washington
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Police were continuing to search for the suspect who fled on foot in Pacific after stealing a vintage car in Washington early Monday morning.

Posted in Crime, Pacific, Washington on Monday, October 27, 2014 10:34 am. Updated: 4:36 pm.

Sunday 10/26/2014
Council Approves Pact With MoDOT for Bieker, Steutermann Project
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Washington City Council members have approved an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for resurfacing Steutermann Road and part of Bieker Road within the city limits.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:00 pm. Updated: 3:37 pm.

Saturday 10/25/2014
Saturday Sports — New Haven Advances, Borgia Volleyball, St. Clair Football Fall
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 8:35 pm

New Haven's volleyball Lady Shamrocks earned the right to play in next week's MSHSAA Class 1 volleyball championships while Borgia volleyball and St. Clair football ended the season Saturday.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:51 pm. Updated: 8:35 pm.

Council Approves Airport Farm Lease
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Washington City Council approved a farm lease between the city and Riegel Farms, Inc.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:32 pm.

New Parks Loader on Agenda
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Washington Parks Department could soon get a new Bobcat skid loader.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:32 pm.

Technology Rollout In District Discussed
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Washington School District’s digital conversion and how quickly it can happen was discussed at Wednesday night’s school board meeting.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:00 pm.

Council Hears Downtown Inc. Plan to Restore Historic Home
Posted: October 25, 2014

A proposal to preserve a historic building at Fourth and Lafayette streets was presented Monday to the Washington City Council.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:30 pm.

Old Glory Flag Run Comes Through Franklin County
Posted: October 25, 2014

Runners with Team Red, White and Blue made their way through Franklin County this week.

Posted in County, Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:00 pm.

Overcapacity Raises Franklin County Jail Expansion Questions
Posted: October 25, 2014

The county jail has been over capacity with inmates recently, raising the question of whether an expansion is needed.

Posted in County on Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:30 pm.

St. Clair TIF District Still Good to Go
Posted: October 25, 2014

The city still will have a Tax Increment Financing District and a redevelopment plan within its boundary after the St. Clair Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a motion to allow it to continue.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:30 am.

Franklin County Court Not Abused, Officials Say
Posted: October 25, 2014

The Franklin County Municipal Court is not a cash cow for the county, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said.

Posted in County on Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 am.

‘Magic’ Puts Amphitheater on St. Clair Map
Posted: October 25, 2014

In a span of about 33 hours earlier this week, the amphitheater project in Evergreen Park has gone from a hopeful dream to a realistic project.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:30 am.

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