We have all known for some time that something has to be done about South Point Elementary School, which is in need of major repairs or replacement. School officials and board members have known for years that the school needs to be replaced. 

One of the best things about when the election is over, we won’t have to delete the constant pleas for donations by political candidates. They have hit a new high through the internet.

A Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization that researches transportation issues called TRIP released a report called “Missouri Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility.” The report said one-half of major locally and state-maintained roa…

Homelessness is an international problem, in large cities and small communities. Homeless people are raising concerns as more seem to be coming to small towns, leaving the cities.

Quote of the week: “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister

Officials have issued a stern warning about trespassing on the new unfinished Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington. The state said violators likely will face prosecution.

Every now and then Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill distances herself from the radical element in her party. She did vote “no” on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, but she is against party radicals who want to impeach the judge.

Call it the Clinton legacy or a toxic disease, the liberal, fanatical left can’t get over the Hillary presidential defeat or the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. The radical left plans to continue to attack Justice Kavanaugh and make life miserable for him.

People who run for public office as Independents or under the banner of parties of lesser prominance, that is, not as Republicans or Democrats, can be admired for at least trying to make a difference.

Another well-deserved honor has come to Dale Gildehaus, head football coach at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School. A humble man and a keen molder of young men, when the call came that he will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, he said it “brought tears to my eyes.”

To reach a 50th anniversary is something to be proud of, and that’s the age of the Washington Marching Band Festival that will be marked Saturday when the 2018 event will be held.

The Washington Historical Society and Museum, besides being a fountain of historical facts, is also a delivery source for providing acts of mercy for people.

Even before the FBI was ordered to make a seventh background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it was clear that the agency was in a no-win political situation.

Following an endorsement by the Washington City Council, the 353 Redevelopment Corporation Wednesday endorsed the state fuel tax increase that will be on the ballot in November as Proposition D. Statewide it has received many endorsements. It also has been endorsed by the Washington Area Hig…

One of the many things that is difficult to understand is Americans’ dumbness in American history. This has been a growing situation as America ages. It has reached the point that a new approach to teaching history should be considered. We don’t know the answer to unlock minds regarding Amer…

Quote of the week: “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty or back to pain and regret.” – Jim Carrey.

There have been few times in our nation’s history that could match the extreme disgust there is in our federal government after what happened last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Franklin County is considered one of the key counties that will be watched in the race for U.S. senator in Missouri between incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley.

What a record Franklin County Honor Flight has! It will conduct its final 2018 trip for veterans to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Oct. 27. The flights will resume in 2019.

Coming on the heels of the Missouri Press Association annual awards were the results of the National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Washington Missourian won five awards, including two first-place honors.

This country is on an investigation binge wrapped in politics. It’s becoming a crazed ride with no stopping point in sight.

Quote of the week: “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

Franklin County has attained a first in the nation. It is the first county to be designated as a POW/MIA County.

It isn’t often that a tax increase proposal has wide support that is growing by the day. That’s the case with the statewide Proposition D proposal that will be on the November ballot.

Quote of the week: “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” – Michael Scott

When a report surfaced this week that Eric Greitens was reaching out to donors in support of a political comeback, the reaction on social media was swift and harsh.

Over the years, political hurricanes have been common in Washington, D.C., which is bracing for another one this coming week. The Republicans plan to stick to their schedule in the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination battle for a U.S. Supreme Court seat.

Sen. Claire McCaskill finally announced her decision on the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. She opposes the nomination. The reason given by her is at best flimsy.

One of the main responsibilities of government is to protect the people in the various jurisdictions in our governmental framework. Protecting the general public has become one of the most expensive items  in governmental budgets. It is an expense that is growing.

Union residents should be proud of their city lake and coming this fall, it will have even more to offer.

The Food and Drug Administration declared youth vaping an “epidemic” and said it will halt sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if the major manufacturers can’t prove they are doing enough to keep them out of the hands of children and teens.

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