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Thursday 08/21/2014
City of Washington Okays New Task Force Plan
Posted: August 21, 2014

Washington City Council members have approved joining with other cities and counties in reforming the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:00 am.

Superintendent Welcomes Staff, Offers Advice
Posted: August 21, 2014

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer emphasized the importance of building relationships and being advocates for students during opening ceremonies for staff, held this past Friday at the high school.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 am.

United Way to Host Second Agency Tour September 11
Posted: August 21, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way will host a second agency tour Thursday, Sept. 11.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 am.

Franklin County May Net More Money With Online Auction Service
Posted: August 21, 2014

Franklin County may recoup more money by using an online auction service to get rid of outdated equipment and other property.

Posted in Business, County on Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Two Men Charged With Pacific Church Break-Ins
Posted: August 20, 2014

Two Franklin County men were charged with burglary following two church break-ins in Pacific last year.

Posted in Crime, Pacific on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:00 pm.

Eureka Emergency Agencies Offer CERT Training Program
Posted: August 20, 2014

The Eureka EMA, Eureka Fire District and Eureka Police Department will present a CERT training program that teaches basic community emergency response in September and October.

Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:32 pm.

UPDATE: County SWAT Team Called to Ferguson
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 8:52 am

UPDATE:

Posted in County, Crime on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:20 am. Updated: 8:52 am.

St. Clair’s ACT Scores Up Sharply
Posted: August 20, 2014

St. Clair High School students who took the ACT college-entry exam posted the highest average score in several years in 2014 and tallied the same composite as the state average.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:00 am.

Lonedell to Watch Tax Rate
Posted: August 20, 2014

Superintendent Jen Ulrich believes the Lonedell R-XIV School District should be able to keep its tax rate the same this year, but she also is keeping her options open just in case.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:00 am.

Sullivan Aware That KKK May Visit Vicinity
Posted: August 20, 2014

Sullivan officials don’t know for sure whether members of a Ku Klux Klan organization will be conducting a fundraiser in or around their city this weekend, but they have been working with law enforcement just in case.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 am.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Three Charged in Series Of Burglaries, Thefts
Posted: August 19, 2014

Two men and a woman are facing felony charges in connection with a series of recent burglaries in Franklin County, authorities said.

Posted in Crime on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:51 pm.

Monday 08/18/2014
Pipe Work in St. Clair
Posted: August 18, 2014

Pasadena Avenue, especially the north end near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks and crossing, has undergone plenty of construction in recent weeks as city and other crews have laid new 12-inch water lines underneath the street to supply better water flow to the Clairtown and Meadow Oaks areas of the city. Here, city employees Art Orrell, left, and Chris Campbell work on fastening a corner joint of the new line on Wednesday.

Posted in Saint clair on Monday, August 18, 2014 3:56 pm.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Two Charged for Meth
Posted: August 16, 2014

A man and woman who were stopped by a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper early Saturday, Aug. 9, are facing felony drug charges.

Posted in Court dockets, Crime on Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 pm.

Historic Preservation Council Meets
Posted: August 16, 2014

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation considered nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, including one in Washington, during its quarterly meeting Aug. 15 in Kansas City.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

KLPW Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Posted: August 16, 2014

Monday will mark the 60th anniversary of KLPW-AM 1220’s first broadcast on the air.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Sheriff’s Office Joining Statewide DWI Crackdown
Posted: August 16, 2014

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is joining other law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri as part of an annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving.

Posted in County, Crime on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Author to Speak at Immanuel Lutheran September 18-19
Posted: August 16, 2014

Dr. Tim Elmore, a nationally recognized author, will speak on “Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults” Sept. 18-19, at Immanuel Lutheran School, 214 W. Fifth St.

Posted in County, Washington on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Fair Livestock Buyers Donate Their Animals
Posted: August 16, 2014

The list gets larger each year — the buyers of Washington Fair blue ribbon market livestock, who donate the animals to a wide range of organizations and chaitable groups.

Posted in Fair, Washington on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

County Plan Board Will Vote on Rezoning Request
Posted: August 16, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to decide on a rezoning request at Tuesday’s meeting.

Posted in Business, County on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Korean Vets to Donate to Honor Flight
Posted: August 16, 2014

Members of Washington Chapter 324 of the Korean War Veterans Association at their monthly meeting Thursday voted to donate $500 to Franklin County Honor Flight.

Posted in County, Washington on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

City Council Will Discuss Tax Levy, Task Force
Posted: August 16, 2014

A public hearing on tax rates and the future for the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit are on the agenda for the next Washington City Council meeting.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Commissioners Adopt Records Retention Policy
Posted: August 16, 2014

The Franklin County Commission recently adopted a policy that outlines how long certain records must be kept before they can be destroyed.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Meet the Teacher Night At WHS Is Wednesday
Posted: August 16, 2014

Washington High School will hold its annual “Meet the Teacher” on Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting with class meetings at 5:45 p.m.

Posted in Washington on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Meeting to Explain Livestock Disaster Aid Tuesday in Union
Posted: August 16, 2014

A meeting to explain the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Memorial Auditorium (city hall) in Union.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:30 pm.

Task Force Has New Drug Tester
Posted: August 16, 2014

Law enforcement officers in this region have a new weapon in their arsenal in the war on drugs.

Posted in Court dockets, Crime on Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:00 pm.

Man Charged With Hiding Camera in Fitting Room
Posted: August 16, 2014

A man accused of placing a hidden camera in a dressing room at the Washington Target Store has been charged in a misdemeanor warrant.

Posted in Court dockets, Crime, Washington on Saturday, August 16, 2014 2:00 pm.

Tax Controversy Spurs Meeting of Franklin County Officials
Posted: August 16, 2014

Franklin County officials involved in a controversy over property taxes came together for a discussion this week.

Posted in County on Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 pm.

No Change in R-XIII Tax Rate
Posted: August 16, 2014

As usually is the case, it did not take the St. Clair R-XIII School District Board of Education very long to set its tax levy for the 2014-15 academic year.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:00 am.

St. Clair Airport Closure Bill in Senate Committee
Posted: August 16, 2014

A bill that would close the St. Clair Regional Airport is on the taxiway waiting to take off.

Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:00 am.

Friday 08/15/2014
Man Charged With Hiding Camera in Target Fitting Room
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 10:22 am

A man accused of placing a hidden camera in a dressing room at the Washington Target Store has been charged in a misdemeanor warrant.

Posted in Crime, Washington on Friday, August 15, 2014 12:22 pm. Updated: 10:22 am.

Right of Way Effort To Begin for Bend Road Bridge Project
Posted: August 15, 2014

Efforts to replace the Bend Road bridge in eastern Franklin County near Pacific keep advancing with the commission approving a contract with a company to work on right of way acquisition.

Posted in County on Friday, August 15, 2014 5:00 am.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Memorial Service Saturday for Former ECC President — Dr. Dale Gibson Passed Away Saturday
Posted: August 14, 2014

Dr. Dale Gibson, president of East Central College in the 1990s, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, following a brief illness. He was 81.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:00 pm.

Treatment Plant Dealing With Raw Sewage Odor
Posted: August 14, 2014

Washington Public Works crews are trying to identify and address recent odors at the wastewater treatment plant.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:32 pm.

Sewer Districts’ Voters to Decide Consolidation Plan
Posted: August 14, 2014

It will now be up to the voters of three sewer districts to decide whether they want to combine into one district to more cost effectively meet new state pollution regulations.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:00 pm.

District to Hold Opening Ceremony for Staff Friday
Posted: August 14, 2014

The Washington School District will hold an opening ceremony for all staff members this Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the C.J. Burger Fine Arts Theater at Washington High School.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 14, 2014 1:00 pm.

Fire Destroys Home West of Washington
Posted: August 14, 2014

A Monday-morning fire caused significant damage to a home in the West View subdivision west of Washington.

Posted in Washington on Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:30 am.

Blame Game Debate at Franklin County Commission Meeting
Posted: August 14, 2014

Tensions ran high during Tuesday’s county commission meeting as one resident called for the firing of a county official while the county counselor said certain citizens burden taxpayers with litigation.

Posted in County on Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:00 am.

Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges
Posted: August 14, 2014

A Washington man pleaded guilty this week to federal mail fraud and money laundering charges.

Posted in Court dockets, Crime, Washington on Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:00 am.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
City Official Calls for More Access Roads To Promote Growth
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 8:39 am

Cul de sacs and limited accesses to subdivisions on the edges of town may be a deterrent to future growth in Union.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:32 pm. Updated: 8:39 am.

Aldermen Approve New Trash Contract
Posted: August 13, 2014

Trash collection dates will probably change for many Union residents under the new waste management contract approved Monday.

Posted in Union on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:32 pm.

MDC will hold Open House Aug. 28 to reveal details of new Busch Shooting Range
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 11:57 am

Visitors can see architectural drawings and talk to MDC staff about the new range.

Posted in County on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:54 am. Updated: 11:57 am.

St. Clair Students Back at It
Posted: August 13, 2014

When the 2014-15 academic year starts in the St. Clair schools this week, students and their parents will notice some changes both inside and outside of the four buildings that make up the R-XIII district.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:00 am.

R-XIII Hopes to Hold Tax Rate Steady
Posted: August 13, 2014

Superintendent Mike Murphy is recommending the St. Clair R-XIII School District’s tax rate remain the same for the 14th consecutive year.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:00 am.

Park Board Gets Peek at Budget
Posted: August 13, 2014

Next year may be a lean year for the St. Clair Parks and Recreation Board as far as a budget is concerned.

Posted in Saint clair on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:00 am.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Money Laundering
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:17 pm

A Washington man pleaded guilty this week to federal mail fraud and money laundering charges.

Posted in Crime, Washington on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:29 pm. Updated: 3:17 pm.

Monday 08/11/2014
UPDATE: Motocross Rider Dies from Injuries Sustained in Fair Event
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:17 pm

UPDATED: A Gasconade County man died from injuries sustained while competing in the popular motocross event at the Washington Fair.

Posted in Washington on Monday, August 11, 2014 10:56 am. Updated: 3:17 pm.

UPDATE: Firefighters Battle Structure Fire Monday
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 10:32 am

UPDATE: The fire has been knocked down and crews are overhauling the home, or checking to make sure the fire is completely out.

Posted in Washington on Monday, August 11, 2014 9:51 am. Updated: 10:32 am.

Sunday 08/10/2014
District Opens Its New Early Learning Center
Posted: August 10, 2014

Close to 200 people turned out Tuesday night for the Washington School District’s opening of its new Early Learning Center, off Highway 100 West.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Sunday, August 10, 2014 4:00 pm.

Plans for Dick’s Sporting Goods Are Complete
Posted: August 10, 2014

Plans for the new Dick’s Sporting Goods have been completed, according to Joe Vernaci, developer.

Posted in Local news, Washington on Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:00 am.