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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Clark-Vitt Students Start Newspaper
Posted: December 17, 2014

A lot can be learned from a newspaper — just ask fifth-grade students in Tracy Wall’s class at Clark-Vitt Elementary.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:32 pm.

Joyful Voices
Posted: December 17, 2014

St. Clare Catholic School students entertained audience members with their annual Christmas program and pageant on Friday night in the church. The concert featured students in first through eighth grades as well as preschoolers and kindergartners. Here, the kindergartners happily sing one of their songs during the program. An online gallery can be viewed at www.emissourian.com. 

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:45 am.

R-XIII Does Not Teach Cursive Handwriting
Posted: December 17, 2014

After a board member expressed his concerns that it is no longer taught, the St. Clair R-XIII School District may review whether it can bring cursive handwriting back to the classroom.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:30 am.

Newcomers File for R-XI Board, Incumbents File for City Offices
Posted: December 17, 2014

Two newcomers have filed for the Union R-XI School Board as of Wednesday morning.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:23 am.

New St. Clair Budget Includes New Road Project 
Posted: December 17, 2014

St. Clair’s 2015 operating budget is 14.6 percent higher than the annual appropriations approved for this current year. However, as it has been since Mayor Ron Blum has been in office, the budget is balanced, even though it includes transfers from the city’s reserves to make it that way.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:00 am.

VIPs Are Students of ‘Character’
Posted: December 17, 2014

One of the largest groups ever was recognized as Very Important People on Thursday morning at St. Clair High School.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:00 am.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Top St. Clair Float
Posted: December 16, 2014

The St. Clair High School Concert Chorale’s float was judged the best on Dec. 6 during the city’s annual Lighted Christmas Parade. The choir received its plaque on Monday night during the city's board of aldermen meeting.

Posted in Saint clair on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:00 pm.

Woman Dies in I-44 Incident
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Authorities said they basically know what happened late Monday and early Tuesday regarding the remains of a woman found on eastbound Interstate 44 at the 242-mile marker east of St. Clair.

Posted in Saint clair on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:28 pm. Updated: 1:30 pm.

City to Begin Disinfecting Water Well
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:31 pm

In an effort to rid its water system of the coliform bacteria, the city of Washington will disinfect one of its wells as soon as Wednesday.

Posted in Washington on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:13 pm. Updated: 12:31 pm.

Sheriff Toelke Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 9:33 am

After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says its time to hang up his gunbelt.

Posted in County, Politics on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:28 am. Updated: 9:33 am.

Pedestrian Killed on I-44 East of St. Clair Identified
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The Missouri Highway Patrol has identified the woman who was killed on eastbound Interstate 44 at the 242 mile marker east of St. Clair.

Posted in Saint clair on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:06 am. Updated: 1:30 pm.

Monday 12/15/2014
Woman Killed in Head-On Crash West of New Haven
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 9:54 am

A Franklin County man is facing possible manslaughter, assault and other charges in connection with a crash Saturday that claimed the life of a Gasconade County woman.

Posted in County, Washington, New haven on Monday, December 15, 2014 8:57 am. Updated: 9:54 am.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Filing Opens Tuesday For Four Council Seats
Posted: December 14, 2014

Filing opens this Tuesday, Dec. 16, for four Washington City Council seats that will be on the April 2015 municipal election ballot.

Posted in Washington on Sunday, December 14, 2014 6:00 pm.

Melton Top Donor Again In United Way Campaign
Posted: December 14, 2014

For the second year in a row, Melton Machine & Control Company in Washington is the top corporate contributor in the Franklin County Area United Way campaign.

Posted in County, Saint clair, Union, Washington on Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:00 pm.

Pacific Eighth-Graders Take Part in Day of Service
Posted: December 14, 2014

Eighth-graders at Riverbend School recently spent a school day in activities that took them outside their regular course work to help link them to the community.

Posted in Pacific on Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:00 pm.

Banding Together
Posted: December 14, 2014

The St. Clair R-XIII School District played host to its annual band concert on Thursday night in the high school gymnasium as three bands performed. Here, assistant band director Kelly Walker leads the junior high band through one of its selections.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:00 am.

Spike in Flu Cases In County
Posted: December 14, 2014

Flu cases in Franklin County have skyrocketed recently.

Posted in County on Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:00 am.

Saturday 12/13/2014
Official Expects Union Road District Will Eventually Dissolve
Posted: December 13, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories investigating special road districts.

Posted in Union, County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00 pm.

Front-Row Flautists
Posted: December 13, 2014

Lonedell sixth-grade students Alexis Hiatte and Jenna Ulrich play their flutes during Tuesday night’s winter band concert in the school gymnasium. The sixth-grade band played a few selections before the seventh- and eighth-graders capped the evening with their performance.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:00 pm.

Named No. 1 in Economic Development in Country
Posted: December 13, 2014

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the No. 1 economic development agency in the country by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firms, Gov. Jay Nixon announced.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:32 pm.

Council to Vote on Multiunit Shutoff Ordinance Change
Posted: December 13, 2014

The Washington City Council is set to vote on a code change that deals with delinquent water customers in multiunit buildings.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:32 pm.

Commission Set to Vote on Dredging Operation’s Permit
Posted: December 13, 2014

The applicant for a proposed dredging operation will find out Tuesday night if it receives a conditional use permit.

Posted in County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:32 pm.

Ameren Employees To Shop for Toysn For Kids at Cardinal Glennon
Posted: December 13, 2014

Employees at Ameren Missouri’s Labadie Energy Center have raised $14,000 to purchase toys for kids at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:32 pm.

New Group in Pacific To Focus on Veterans
Posted: December 13, 2014

A new organization to honor area veterans is taking shape in Pacific as the group’s leaders lay out plans for activities in 2015.

Posted in Pacific on Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:32 pm.

Man on Probation for Drugs Faces Theft Charge
Posted: December 13, 2014

A Washington man who was placed on probation after pleading guilty in September to stealing used hypodermic needles from Mercy Hospital Washington in August is back in jail and facing a new felony charge.

Posted in Court dockets, Crime on Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:00 pm.

Franklin County Department Heads Reappointed
Posted: December 13, 2014

The Franklin County Commission reappointed several department heads for another year this week.

Posted in County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 pm.

County Auditor Wants To Be ‘Kept in the Loop’ On Budget Changes
Posted: December 13, 2014

Franklin County Auditor Tammy Vemmer expressed frustration with County Counselor Mark Vincent and the county commission over a minor change in next year’s county budget.

Posted in County on Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:00 pm.

Top United Way Donors Are Honored at Victory Celebration
Posted: December 13, 2014

Tens of thousands of lives will be touched by the Franklin County Area United Way thanks to a record-breaking campaign that raised $1,072,730.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:00 am.

Piano Partner
Posted: December 13, 2014

The St. Clair R-XIII School District played host to its annual vocal concert on Tuesday in the high school gymnasium as four choirs performed. Here, accompanist Mandi Miller plays the piano while members of both the junior high choir and Concert Chorale sing a number.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 am.

City Adjusts Funds as Year Nears Its End
Posted: December 13, 2014

The discussion was short. The approved ordinance was short. But the list of adjustments made to amend the 2014 St. Clair budget was long.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 am.

Congress: St. Clair Airport Can Close
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 1:14 pm

The city was given a huge, early Christmas present topped with a big red bow this week by the 113th session of the United States Congress when both legislative chambers passed the bill that closes the St. Clair Regional Airport.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 am. Updated: 1:14 pm.

Friday 12/12/2014
Bicyclist Struck in Union, Flown to Hospital
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 9:41 am

A 19-year-old Villa Ridge man was flown to Mercy Hospital St. Louis Friday after he was struck while riding a bicycle in Union.

Posted in Union on Friday, December 12, 2014 2:22 pm. Updated: 9:41 am.

New Haven's Taylor Covington
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 9:37 am

New Haven's Taylor Covington, All-Area co-player of the year, tries to knock the ball past Borgia's Meredith Roach during the season.

Posted in New haven on Friday, December 12, 2014 12:29 pm. Updated: 9:37 am.

One Incumbent Plans To Run for School Board — Another Is Undecided
Posted: December 12, 2014

One of two Washington School Board members whose terms expire in April will seek re-election.

Posted in Washington on Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 am.

Thursday 12/11/2014
ECC Trustees Review Degree and Cellphone Policies, Revisions
Posted: December 11, 2014

East Central College trustees reviewed two board policies and proposed revisions Monday night.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:00 pm.

Woman Charged After Attempted Robbery At Motel in Sullivan
Posted: December 11, 2014

A woman has been charged with attempted robbery and armed criminal action after an incident in Sullivan on Monday night.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:00 pm.

College Trustees Approve Consortium Agreement With Washington School District
Posted: December 11, 2014

East Central College trustees Monday night gave a nod of approval to a consortium agreement with the Washington School District for the Four Rivers Career Center.

Posted in County, Washington on Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:32 pm.

Sidewalk Work to Proceed On Old Gray Summit Road
Posted: December 11, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore said he’s not happy that 2-year old sidewalks are being replaced on a section of Old Gray Summit Road, but the work will have to proceed.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:32 pm.

Borgia High Offers Final Lap Program
Posted: December 11, 2014

To help prepare for first semester exams, students at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School are being encouraged to take advantage of the Final Lap.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:32 pm.

Commissioners Say Agencies Should Pay For Dispatch Services
Posted: December 11, 2014

Franklin County officials still have not reached a decision on how to generate more revenue for 911 dispatching services.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:30 pm.

Pohlmann Family Getting New Home
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 10:35 am

One local family will find new meaning in the phrase “home for Christmas.”

Posted in County, New haven on Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:00 pm. Updated: 10:35 am.

Engineer to Study Ham Radio Project — Equipment Installation on Hold
Posted: December 11, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore said it is premature to go forward with plans to install a digital ham radio repeater system in Pacific because he does not know enough about the project and it’s not his No. 1 priority.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:00 pm.

Official: Taking Over Road Districts May Have Advantages
Posted: December 11, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories investigating special road districts.

Posted in County on Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:00 pm.

Marthasville School Addition Ready to Go — Washington West Work Underway
Posted: December 11, 2014

One classroom addition is completed and another under way in the Washington School District.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:00 pm.

Plan Board Endorses Rezoning Property for Senior Development
Posted: December 11, 2014

A plan to build 12 single-family villas off West Ninth Street has won first-round approval.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, December 11, 2014 2:00 pm.

Pacific, Catawissa Area Is the Setting For New Novel
Posted: December 11, 2014

It’s a tale of the disappearance of a baby brother, angst over teenage love and the unexpected discovery of something otherworldly in a Catawissa cave.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:00 pm.

New Haven Police to Get Body Cameras
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 9:37 am

New Haven police officers will soon get new body cameras, and city employees will receive pay raises the first of the year.

Posted in County, New haven on Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 pm. Updated: 9:37 am.

Chamber Presents Its Pioneer Award to Baker
Posted: December 11, 2014

A local businesswoman was singled out at the Pacific Chamber’s holiday social as a unique example of the possibilities offered by the local business community.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:00 am.

Tree Topper
Posted: December 11, 2014

Lonedell preschooler Mason Cox reaches as high in the air as he can as he and his classmates sing “I’m a Little Pine Tree” on Monday night during the school’s annual winter vocal concert. Preschool through sixth-grade students performed before a nearly packed house in the Lonedell gym. An online gallery can be viewed at www.emissourian.com.

Posted in Saint clair on Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:00 am.

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