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Thursday 01/29/2015
Local Ham Club To Get Repeater
Posted: January 29, 2015

Putting an end to questions about the future of ham radio in Pacific, aldermen voted to give the amateur radio repeater the city purchased, but never installed, to the local ham club in exchange for future services.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:00 pm.

New Focus Group Looks At Education, Job Data For Washington School District
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Washington School District’s Focus Group 4 met last week to continue its strategic planning to ensure all students are college and/or career ready when they graduate from high school.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:32 pm.

Grandson Puts Human Face on Building Founders
Posted: January 29, 2015

For the first time in anyone’s memory, the two individuals who built the McHugh-Dailey building at 200 S. First St., were referred to as Jimmy and Larry.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:32 pm.

Franklin County Assessor Faces Budget Challenge
Posted: January 29, 2015

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland’s office is no stranger to revenue shortages.

Posted in County on Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:00 pm.

City Appointments Stalled in Pacific
Posted: January 29, 2015

The stalemate that prevents appointments of Pacific city officials deepens as the mayor and board of aldermen each refuse to give in.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00 pm.

Commission Seeks Answers to 911 Funding Problems
Posted: January 29, 2015

Franklin County commissioners continue to seek answers to serious revenue problems in the county 911 fund.

Posted in County on Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:00 pm.

Lions Poster Winners Recognized at Dinner
Posted: January 29, 2015

Helping young people to focus on world peace, the Pacific Lions Club hosts an annual peace poster contest for Meramec Valley Middle School students, according to Pam Manuel, club president.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:00 pm.

Black Businessman Fostered Peace — Adams Advocated Harmony
Posted: January 29, 2015

A third generation black businessman, who favored harmony over dissent, is remembered for fostering peaceful relations in Pacific during decades of strife in other areas of the country.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:00 pm.

City Is Approved For Safe Routes To School Funding
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration recently approved funding for a Safe Routes to School project that has been planned in New Haven, and the city went out for bids last week.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:00 pm.

City to Seek Funding for High Street
Posted: January 29, 2015

The city of Washington is seeking funds to upgrade a portion of High Street.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:00 am.

Intruder Drill At Beaufort Elementary
Posted: January 29, 2015

Beaufort Elementary will be conducting an intruder drill at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.

Posted in County, Union on Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:35 am.

Weinhaus Conviction Upheld by Appeals Court
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 10:18 am

A Missouri Appeals Court panel this week refused to overturn the felony conviction of Jeffrey Weinhaus, a former anti-law enforcement blogger who was wounded during an armed confrontation with Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers over two years ago.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:13 am. Updated: 10:18 am.

Limits on Fines, Fees Won’t Affect Area Courts
Posted: January 29, 2015

A bill to restrict the amount of revenue that municipal courts could contribute to general fund revenue would not impact local cities or the county.

Posted in County on Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:00 am.

No Opposition for New Haven Incumbents
Posted: January 29, 2015

Four incumbents who filed for New Haven city offices will have no opposition in the April election.

Posted in New haven on Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:00 am.

City Issues Building Permits Valuing $18.8 Million in 2014
Posted: January 29, 2015

Single-family home construction in Washington was down slightly last year compared to 2013, as well as overall permits issued for all types of construction in 2014.

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:00 am.

Seeking Candidates for 2015 Fair Queen Contest
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Washington Town and Country Fair is accepting applications for the 2015 Fair Queen Contest.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:00 am.

Council Debates Alternative Camp Street Bridge Fence
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Washington City Council will decide next week if it wants to upgrade fencing along the new Camp Street bridge.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:25 am.

Council Discusses Revising Subcontractor License Policy
Posted: January 29, 2015

All subcontractors need to be licensed if they do work in the city of Washington.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:25 am.

Grim Outlook for Road Maintenance
Posted: January 29, 2015

Without a new source of revenue for roads and bridges, Missouri’s secondary  roads will continue to deteriorate, a Missouri Department of Transportation official stressed this week.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:15 am.

Officials Discuss Bottom Road Improvements
Posted: January 29, 2015

A tentative agreement may be on the table to reopen a section of the Augusta Bottom Road, a Warren County official said Monday.

Posted in County, Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:11 am.

Part of Riverfront Trail to Remain Open
Posted: January 29, 2015

Spectators will be able to view construction of a new Missouri River bridge up close from the Rotary Riverfront Trail under the latest proposal being discussed. 

Posted in Washington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:00 am.

Courtwarming Festivities
Posted: January 29, 2015

St. Clair High School and the R-XIII school district conducted 2015 Courtwarming festivities last week that culminated on Friday with a pep assembly during the afternoon and the crowning of the queen and king prior to the boys varsity basketball game that night. Here, LeAnndra Wishon gets twirled in the air by fellow SCHS cheerleaders as part of a routine during the pep assembly. An online photo gallery from Friday can be found at www.emissourian.com.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:30 am.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Brack Receives Union Jaycees Educator Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

Beaufort Elementary kindergartner teacher Vickie Brack was presented with the Union Jaycees Outstanding Educator Award.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:32 pm.

Junior Grappler
Posted: January 28, 2015

The St. Clair Little League wrestling program played host to its annual tournament on Saturday in the SCHS gymnasium as boys and girls from several cities participated. Here, St. Clair’s Landon Schmidt, who finished in third place in his division, earns two points from the referee as he wrestles his opponent.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 pm.

United Way To Allocate $900,000 To 54 Agencies, Programs
Posted: January 28, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will disperse a record $900,000 to 54 agencies and programs this year.

Posted in County on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:32 pm.

Planning Kicks Off for Children’s Relay for Life
Posted: January 28, 2015

Grade school students will be partying like rock stars at the 10th annual Jordan Scheer Children’s Relay for Life to be held Friday, April 24, at Washington High School.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:32 pm.

Maintenance Plan to Cost $4.4 Million to Resurface Pacific Streets
Posted: January 28, 2015

Aldermen saw a preliminary pavement maintenance plan for the city at the Jan. 20 meeting and learned that needed work would cost $4.4 million.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:30 pm.

Straatmann Recipient of Jaycees’ Shield Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

Union firefighter and EMT Joe Straatmann was the recipient of the 2014 Shield Award given during the Distinguished Service Award banquet.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:32 pm.

UHS Junior Presented Outstanding Student Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

Union High School junior Caleb Meyer is the recipient of the first Outstanding Student Award given by the Union Jaycees.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:32 pm.

Hagie’s Receives Union Business Owner Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

Hagie’s Nineteen was presented the Union Jaycees’ Outstanding Business award Saturday.

Posted in Business, Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:32 pm.

Samples Come Back Clean
Posted: January 28, 2015

Washington’s water system is coliform free.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:00 pm.

Oltmann Receives Young Person Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

The 2014 Outstanding Young Person award is Jessica Oltmann.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:32 pm.

2015 SCHS Courtwarming Royalty
Posted: January 28, 2015

St. Clair High School 2015 Courtwarming queen Sarah Hinson, seated, and king Kevin Cox, standing behind her, pose with the rest of the court Friday night during the coronation ceremony in the SCHS gym. An online photo gallery from Friday's festivities can be found at www.emissourian.com.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:30 pm.

St. Clair Officials Energetic About Upgrades
Posted: January 28, 2015

St. Clair officials found out this month that their energy loan to upgrade and expand services to city buildings has been approved.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 pm.

Mayor Seeks Restraining Order Against Alderman — Judge Denies Request
Posted: January 28, 2015

An adult abuse court judge dismissed a complaint by the mayor calling for a restraining order against one alderman that would bar him from city hall.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 pm.

Gov. Nixon Hosts Mental Health Discussion in Washington
Posted: January 28, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon hosted a roundtable discussion on Missouri's mental health initiative Wednesday morning at the Washington Police Department headquarters.

Posted in Washington on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:47 am.

Arrests in St. Clair Dip After Record Number in 2013
Posted: January 28, 2015

Editor’s note: One in a series of stories reviewing 2014 in the St. Clair area.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:00 am.

Second Hearing Necessary Regarding Condemned Home
Posted: January 28, 2015

The city of St. Clair will need to conduct a second administrative hearing on a piece of property it has condemned after there was inadequate notification concerning the first hearing.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:00 am.

Heeger Recipient Of Distinguished Service Award
Posted: January 28, 2015

Union native and longtime volunteer Alvera Heeger was recognized Saturday for many years of service in the community.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:34 am.

Sunday 01/25/2015
Riverfront Land Suit Is Settled
Posted: January 25, 2015

The settlement of a 5-year-old lawsuit should pave the way for extending Washington’s riverfront park and trail system to the west.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:00 am.

Franklin County 911 Fund Has Revenue Shortfall of $490,000
Posted: January 25, 2015

The Franklin County 911 fund has a revenue shortfall of more than $490,000 in fiscal year 2015.

Posted in County on Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:00 am.

Saturday 01/24/2015
New Classroom Addition Takes Shape at West
Posted: January 24, 2015

One of two classroom additions being built at Washington West Elementary is under roof.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:00 pm.

Myers Appointed Interim Building Commissioner
Posted: January 24, 2015

Former building commissioner Dave Myers was appointed to serve in his former post for two weeks.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, January 24, 2015 6:00 pm.

Aldermen Consider Park Design Change
Posted: January 24, 2015

Officials are considering eliminating a large baseball at the Veterans Memorial Park to make room for four smaller fields.

Posted in Union on Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:00 pm.

Dressing the Part
Posted: January 24, 2015

It has been Courtwarming Week at St. Clair High School and students have dressed in various attire to coincide with “The Sound of Success” theme. Wednesday was “Country Day,” and pictured is Kyle Butenhoff dressed as a farmer tending to fellow juniors Valarie Foster, center, and Alyssa Evans, who dressed as cows.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 pm.

MoDOT Works on Improving Signal Pattern
Posted: January 24, 2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working on better coordinating the traffic signals on Highway 47 at Interstate 44 so traffic can flow through the area more efficiently.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:30 pm.

St. Clair Fire Board Has Secretary Race
Posted: January 24, 2015

There will be a small handful of elections in April when St. Clair area residents fill out their ballots, including in the local fire protection district, where Leroy Nunn filed on the last day for a position on the three-member board of directors.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 11:00 am.

Pilot Waves White Flag 
Posted: January 24, 2015

Tenant Jim DeVries apparently has given up his longtime quest to fight the city of St. Clair and its administration concerning its regional airport and the future of it.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:30 am.

Eyewitness Almost in Harm’s Way
Posted: January 24, 2015

An eyewitness to a bizarre pair of related incidents Wednesday afternoon in St. Clair said he was about a half-minute away from being a potential casualty instead of an innocent bystander.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:00 am.

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