The search is on for the perfect Halloween costume. As a kid, I never really had to worry about finding a costume every year because I would be the same character for consecutive Halloweens.
Franklin County has an 1818 Corporation that is spearheading the observance of the birth of the county 200 years ago. The county also has a Bicentennial Committee that will direct the 200th anniversary events and overall celebration.
Sen. Claire McCaskill believes that a member of Congress should meet with the home folks, face to face, and that’s why she is holding Town Hall meetings across the state. She held her 46th in Washington Wednesday.
A study last year sponsored by the National Rural Health Association found that 673 rural hospitals were at a risk of closing, and 210 are considered to be at an extreme risk for closing.
Having been a product of the Union School District and now having a son in the same district, I was honored to be asked to participate in a facilities planning committee earlier this year.
Every once in a while, I’ll make a check through various websites just to see what fans are saying and to try and get a feel for what to put in these columns.
Recently, my favorite singer Kelly Clarkson released two new songs from her new album “Meaning of Life.” I have been a Kelly fan since she won “American Idol” when I was 9 years old in 2002.
Last week at the Missouri Press Association annual convention in Springfield, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft talked about the Safe at Home program. Since it was enacted in Missouri in 2007, we haven’t heard much about it lately.
National Newspaper Week begins Oct. 1. It’s a good time to look at the state of the industry. Community newspapers — weeklies, twice-a-week newspapers and small dailies — are not on the pressroom floor, ready to expire.
An Associated Press story last Friday reported that a group of female students at a private school in Kansas City had been disciplined for posing with a swastika made from red plastic cups. It happened at an underage beer-drinking party.
As everybody knows, the 2016 presidential election was as close as it was controversial. That election will be the subject of many books, and American history instructors and students will dwell on it ad infinitum.
An image a city has may not be the most important element in its well-being, but no one can deny it is important as to growth, viability and standard of living — quality of life.
Perhaps you read enough about the Union High School Athletic Hall of Fame in last week’s issue. There was a lot of coverage for the inaugural event, for good reason, though.
Advances in technology have taken our country and others to an elevated status and there is much more to come. Automation and robots have replaced humans in many workplaces. Computers are in every office, large and small. Cellphones, because of what they can do, are a revolution in communication.
Most Franklin Countians were surprised to learn that hazardous waste is being stored in a former industrial plant at Berger. Those surprised included the Franklin County Commission.
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The Bicentennial year of Franklin County is fast approaching — 2018. County officials have formed a not-for-profit group, the Franklin County 1818 Corporation, that has the mission of fundraising to pay for the various events that will mark this historical year.
The small town of St. Clair was pretty much “lit” for four straight days with the parade on Friday night, bluegrass festival and St. Clare Catholic Church picnic on Saturday, the car show on Sunday, and with businesses along Main Street selling food, drinks, shirts, glasses and more Monday.
A Washington man was surprised when a scam artist tried to get money from him through a phone call. The caller claimed to be a relative who had been arrested, was in jail and needed bail money.
The Missourian has heard complaints from readers that we have too many crime stories. They are right. But as a newspaper trying to serve and inform the community, we can’t ignore crime. Our mission is to report the good and the bad.
The movie “Dunkirk” is finding favor with many people, and not so much with many other Americans because it skipped relative historical facts that would have added to its value.
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As the last of the inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame to speak Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, Kurt Warner of former St. Louis Rams fame, told a story of never giving up, despite many setbacks in his rocky road to reach the National Football League (NFL). His life is of best-seller…
Despite the rumor mill churning just as hard as it could about Lance Lynn landing on a number of other contending teams at Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, he will continue to wear the birds on the bat across his chest, at least for the time being.
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At about the same time the 2017 Washington Town and Country Fair opened Wednesday, out of Columbia came a report that detailed the statewide economic impact that MU Extension has. It’s impressive.
Washington fairgoers are a mixed lot of people — from the youngsters to the adults. There usually is something special that fairgoers look for at the Fair and it varies as much as do the personalities of those attending.