With high temperatures in the forecast for the coming weekend and week, several locations throughout the county are offering free cooling centers to the public.


The Washington High School graduation ceremony will be held indoors in the Blue Jay Gymnasium at 7 p.m., due to forecasts of rain Friday evening. Each graduating senior has access to six tickets to the ceremony, which will be streamed live in the CJB Theater for those who would like to be mo…

The WINGS Educational Foundation Picnic/Lunch originally scheduled for Friday, May 5, has been postponed until next Friday, May 12.

With the anticipated flood level of 31.5 feet at Union, citizens should anticipate possible road closures and prepare for same, said Union Police Chief Norman Brune.


Significant rainfall has caused rising waters near Highway 47 in Warren County just across the Missouri River from Washington. 

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Saying it’s vital that everyone who has questions or concerns about the impending flood should have one person as a point of contact, aldermen called a special board meeting April 28 to appoint a go-to individual.

The American Red Cross Disaster Shelter is open in the Tri-County Community Center located 800 West Union Street, Pacific, for overnight accommodations, food and other emergency needs. The 24-hour number for Red Cross assistance is 314-516-2700.

Portions of Route BB will again be closed Thursday, April 20. The roadway will be closed between High Ridge Drive and Highway 50 so crews can pave over pipes that had been replaced. No through traffic will be allowed through those two points.  


A lockout at Washington High School has been lifted.The school was placed under lockout conditions early Monday morning. Washington Police said it was determined the threat was not "in their jurisdiction."A lockout means that the school is operating as usual and continuing daily functions, b…

The Government Forum sponsored by the Washington area Chamber of Commerce scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24, is now sold out and tickets will no longer be available at the door.

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