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Friday 07/25/2014
Miller's Gem Keeps Post 218 Juniors Alive
Posted: July 25, 2014

JACKSON — Matt Miller fanned 15 Springfield Glendale batters Friday night, leading the Washington Post 218 Juniors to an 8-0 shutout victory in the Missouri State Tournament losers' bracket.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 10:35 pm.

Case Closed on Missing Franklin County Woman
Posted: July 25, 2014

Police closed the case Tuesday on a Franklin County woman who went missing earlier this month.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 pm.

St. Clair Chamber Awaits State Approval for New Director
Posted: July 25, 2014

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is waiting for state approval on whether it officially can hire the candidate it wants for its executive director.

Posted in Saint clair on Friday, July 25, 2014 5:30 pm.

Jackson Tops Post 218 Juniors in State Opener, 8-3
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:13 pm

JACKSON — There's no place like home, especially for the Jackson Post 158 Junior Legion team.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 2:59 pm. Updated: 3:13 pm.

One Man Charged, Others Questioned In Recent Burglaries
Posted: July 25, 2014

Washington police and Franklin County deputies are involved in a joint investigation of several burglaries that occurred over the last several weeks.

Posted in County, Crime, Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 11:00 am.

America in Bloom Judges ‘Impressed’ by City Sights
Posted: July 25, 2014

Judges with the national America in Bloom (AIB) program left Washington with a good impression, according to Washington in Bloom chairs Sally Bocklage and Dave Wehmeyer.

Posted in Washington on Friday, July 25, 2014 9:00 am.

County Warns Company To Adhere to Permit Rules on Asphalt Plant
Posted: July 25, 2014

A company’s request to operate a temporary asphalt plant in Franklin County was met with some resistance by county officials last week.

Posted in County on Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 am.

Mild Summer Helps Local Corn Production
Posted: July 25, 2014

Timely rain and moderate temperatures have teamed up to help the corn growth so far this year.

Posted in County on Friday, July 25, 2014 7:00 am.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Rezoning Request Is Recommended
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request for W&B Franklin County during Tuesday’s meeting.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:32 pm.

Employee’s Wife Can Serve on Ambulance Board, Chief Says
Posted: July 24, 2014

There is no law that prevents a woman from serving on the board of the taxpayer-funded ambulance district her husband works for, the ambulance chief said.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30 pm.

Emmons: Group Conspiring to Bring Her Down
Posted: July 24, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said she thinks an alliance of politicians is working to have her defeated in the upcoming Aug. 5 primary election.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:45 pm.

Assessor Says Collector Violated State Law
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons violated state law each time she adjusted property values or abated taxes for certain taxpayers, Assessor Tom Copeland alleged in a news release issued today.

Posted in County on Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:38 pm. Updated: 2:38 pm.

Man Strikes His Pregnant Girlfriend With Speeding Car
Posted: July 24, 2014

A man has been charged with intentionally striking his pregnant girlfriend with a speeding car while she stood outside a Sullivan motel Monday night.

Posted in County, Crime on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00 pm.

Senior Amazing Race in August
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Homestead at Hickory View, Washington, is planning a “Senior Amazing Race” for Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:00 pm.

New Preschool Center Building Taking Shape
Posted: July 24, 2014

Two Washington preschool centers will soon be on one site.

Posted in Business, Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 pm.

Alderman Wants Event Planned for Civil War Battle
Posted: July 24, 2014

Alderman Steve Myers wants to see the city or some civic organization plan an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1864, Civil War battle that took place in Pacific.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 pm.

Miller Family Gives Large Tract to City For Nature Reserve
Posted: July 24, 2014

The city of Washington has been deeded more than 67 acres of land west of Grand Avenue to be maintained “forever” as a nature reserve.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:00 pm.

Union Chamber Unveils New Logo
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce new logo offers something for all seasons.

Posted in Business, Union on Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 pm.

Operations Committee to Investigate Challenges
Posted: July 24, 2014

The city operations committee will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chamber.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:30 am.

West Area Annexation Map
Posted: July 24, 2014

Washington voters will vote on five separate ballot questions on the west area proposed for annexation.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:00 am.

Candlewick Qualifies for Federal Funding
Posted: July 24, 2014

City officials told residents of Candlewick Lane that their street now qualifies for a federal grant to completely rebuild the roadway and give them a new street but the project could be two to three years in the future.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:49 am.

No Quick Fix for Parks Maintenance
Posted: July 24, 2014

The amount of work needed to make the city park look crisp and well-maintained makes it impossible to craft a quick fix, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

Youngest Daughter in Dailey Family Turns 90
Posted: July 24, 2014

Rosemary Dailey Freeman, youngest child of James J. and Marie Theresa “Mayme” Geatley Dailey, was honored July 17, on her 90th birthday.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

New Police D.A.R.E. Car Boasts School Logos
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Pacific Police Department recently unveiled its newly assigned D.A.R.E. car, a repurposed 1997 Crown Victoria, with a one-of-a-kind paint job that is a divergence from the black police cruisers.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

Board Awards Contract For Thornton, Viaduct Improvement Project
Posted: July 24, 2014

A resident of Brundick Lane, which was paved with new asphalt last November, says the asphalt is washing away.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 am.

Sue Hinkel to Receive Oracle Storytelling Award
Posted: July 24, 2014

The National Storytelling Network recently announced that Sue Hinkel of Pacific is the recipient of the Oracle Award for Service and Leadership in the South Central Region.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:00 am.

Call for Immediate Street Repair Work
Posted: July 24, 2014

Immediate action was ordered on long-postponed street repairs following a discussion at the July 15 board of aldermen meeting.

Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:00 am.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Fees for Trash Collection To Likely Dropn Waste Collected Weekly
Posted: July 23, 2014

Union residents may see a slight drop in trash collection fees.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

City Engineer Resigns After Three Years on Job
Posted: July 23, 2014

After three years on the job, Dan Rahn will be leaving his post as Pacific city engineer.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

Four Defendants Are Dismissed
Posted: July 23, 2014

Four individuals have been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit related to a 2010 fatal accident on Augusta Bottom Road in Warren County.

Posted in County, Crime on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

Resident Appeals Lawsuit Against Commissioners
Posted: July 23, 2014

A Villa Ridge man has appealed a lawsuit he filed over Franklin County Commission orders that appointed attorneys.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm.

Collector, Clerk Say They Can’t Divide Extra Money Among Their Employees
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 9:08 am

Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door and Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons each make an additional $12,000 a year on top of their normal salaries for contracts the county has with municipalities for collecting taxes.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 9:08 am.

City Poised to Sign New Task Force Agreement
Posted: July 23, 2014

The city of Union will likely enter into a new agreement with a multi-jurisdictional task force to better consolidate resources.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:32 pm.

LEO Appeals BOZA Decision
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 2:37 pm

A local environmental group has appealed to Franklin Court Circuit Court a ruling from the county Board of Zoning Adjustment over a coal ash landfill that Ameren Missouri wants to build in Labadie.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02 pm. Updated: 2:37 pm.

UPDATE: Union Man Charged in Car Fire
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 12:13 pm

A 33-year-old Union man is charged with setting fire to a car near downtown Union Tuesday.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:41 am. Updated: 12:13 pm.

High Court to Hear Ameren Landfill Case
Posted: July 23, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue of whether Ameren Missouri is allowed to build a coal ash landfill in Labadie.

Posted in County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:00 am.

Board Upholds Concrete Plant Permit
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 9:34 am

The Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld a conditional use permit that would allow a concrete facility near Pacific.

Posted in Local news, County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:13 am. Updated: 9:34 am.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Man Strikes Pregnant Girlfriend With Car
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 8:48 am

A man has been charged with intentionally striking his pregnant girlfriend with a speeding car while she stood outside a Sullivan motel Monday night.

Posted in County, Crime, Saint clair on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:41 pm. Updated: 8:48 am.

Monday 07/21/2014
R-XI Parents Pleased With District
Posted: July 21, 2014

Overall, parents of Union R-XI students feel welcome at their child’s school, feel that their child is safe and are respected by teachers, according to the results of a climate survey mailed to district parents.

Posted in Saint clair on Monday, July 21, 2014 7:11 am.

Sunday 07/20/2014
Commission Needs More Time to Discuss Rezoning Request
Posted: July 20, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission needed more time before making a decision on a rezoning request.

Posted in County on Sunday, July 20, 2014 3:00 pm.

Poll Results Split on City Smoking Ban
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The latest emissourian poll shows people are almost equally divided on St. Clair’s proposed smoking ban.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, July 20, 2014 2:15 pm. Updated: 12:00 pm.

Post 218 Freshmen Win State Title
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 8:49 am

For the second time in three seasons, the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team has earned a state championship.

Posted in Sports, Washington on Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:33 pm. Updated: 8:49 am.

New Playground Opening July 29
Posted: July 20, 2014

The new All-Abilities playground has an opening date.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 pm.

Street Name Will Follow Business
Posted: July 20, 2014

Following the recommendations of its planning and zoning board, St. Clair’s aldermen agreed to change the names of a couple of streets within the city limits.

Posted in Saint clair on Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:45 am.

Saturday 07/19/2014
Park Board Backs Annexation Plan
Posted: July 19, 2014

Washington added another endorsement to its annexation plan at the meeting of the Washington Park Board.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:32 pm.

Legislature Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports
Posted: July 19, 2014

Campaign finance reports for state candidates were filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:32 pm.

Highway 47 Closed for Hopewell Hill Project
Posted: July 19, 2014

A stretch of Highway 47 at Hopewell Hill will be closed beginning this Friday.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:32 pm.

Museum Group to Start Looking for Future Home
Posted: July 19, 2014

By Keith E. Domke 

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 pm.

Concrete Plant Appeal Hearing Set for Tuesday
Posted: July 19, 2014

A proposed concrete plant near Pacific will find out Tuesday if it has permission to operate.

Posted in Local news, County on Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:00 pm.