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Mobile Home in Rural Area Burns to the Ground

A mobile home off of Westwood Road in the rural St. Clair area burned to the ground Wednesday, Jan. 18, despite firefighters efforts… Read more

Local News

Pretreatment of Roads ‘Worked Like Magic’

The pretreatment of city streets worked, said City Administrator Russell Rost, leading to a quiet weekend in Union during a forecast… Read more

Mobile Home in Rural Area Burns to the Ground

A mobile home off of Westwood Road in the rural St. Clair area burned to the ground Wednesday, Jan. 18, despite firefighters efforts… Read more

County Municipal Court Successful Since Inception - 16,000 Cases in Four Years

Judge Walter A. Murray said he is retiring again after handing the reins of the Franklin County Municipal Court to his successor Cra… Read more

Surprisingly Smooth Weekend for County

A combination of early warning, preparedness and cooperation were the keys for a smooth weekend for county emergency and road crews … Read more

Union Man Splits Lottery Winnings With Cashier

Union MotoMart employee Zac Nutter had no idea when he chose a Missouri Lottery Scratcher using his lucky number that it would pay o… Read more

Clubhouse on River Burns To the Ground

Several fire crews assisted the St. Clair Fire Protection District Sunday, Jan. 8, with a fire at a clubhouse on the Meramec River s… Read more

St. Clair Ice Storm January, 2017

Board Approves NAPA Additionn Includes 1,800-Square-Foot Warehouse

Plans are moving forward to build an 1,800-square-foot warehouse onto the existing NAPA Auto Parts store at 910 Plaza Drive in St. Clair. Read more

Jury Finds St. Louis Man Guilty In 2011 DWI Case

A Franklin County jury found a St. Louis man guilty of driving while intoxicated in a case that dates backs to 2011. Read more

City Moves Forward on Street Projects

A proposed sidewalk project on two city streets in St. Clair is moving forward Read more

Business

PetSmart to Open in Washington Monday

PetSmart will celebrate the opening of its new Washington store with three grand openings. Read more

Chamber’s Renovation Project Major Focus in 2016

Renovation of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce offices on Main Street was a highlight for the organization in 2016, said Jenn… Read more

Permits, Construction Costs Up in December

There was a sharp increase in the number of building permits issued by Washington’s building department in December 2016 compared to… Read more

Sports

Area Scoreboard

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Westminster Dominates Even Quarters to Vanquish Union

Union had no trouble with the odd quarters Tuesday in the opening round of the Washington Tournament. Read more

Wrestling Indians Split Duals Against Westminster, Rolla

Traveling to Rolla for a pair of duals Thursday, the Pacific wrestling Indians defeated Westminster and fell to the host team. Read more

Opinion

From the Desk of Karen Butterfield

“You don’t have to be a superhero to make a difference in the lives of children.” Read more

Woman Stands With Planned Parenthood

Earlier this month, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that when Republicans attempt to repeal Obamacare this month, they will include a provision to defund Planned Parenthood. For the sake of the millions of people who depend on Planned Parenthood for trusted health care services and information, it is imperative for supporters to contact their congresspeople and urge them to stop Ryan’s proposal.  Read more

Poor Taste in Artwork

A new study shows that police officers are hesitant to use force, even when appropriate, and are less willing to stop and question s… Read more

Upcoming Events

The Battlegrounds Ninth Bi-Annual Mud Run

The Battlegrounds, St. Louis’ largest permanent mud run obstacle course, will hold its ninth… Read more

Cedar Lake Cellars' January Music Series

Cedar Lake Cellars, a winery and event center, will host a variety of free musical acts for … Read more

Christ Lutheran Church Annual Sausage Supper

Annual Sausage Supper at Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta.  All you can eat, cafeteria styl… Read more

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