As theaters in the St. Louis area plan to reopen after months of closure due to COVID-19, a local cinema recently reopened after closing for another reason.

A Washington woman who worked as a bookkeeper and office manager at a family-owned New Haven farm and trucking company, pleaded guilty earlier this month to defrauding her former employer and others, including the Berger Levee District,  of over $700,000.

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Though its building has been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Union Senior Center is still serving clients.

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Volpi Foods is spending nearly $13 million to expand its facility in Union.

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Ahead of its official launch date of Sept. 1, St. Clair’s “Adopt a Lamp Pole” program has already raised more than $11,000, with few poles remaining.

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Michael Ballo Jr., a former Washington resident, who now lives in Eureka,  has been charged with multiple sexual offenses.Washington Police Detective Sgt. Steve Sitzes said the department began investigating allegations of sexual abuse and child molestation in March of 2020. The alleged inci…

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Laura Miserez, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, has been named features editor of The Missourian.

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As of Friday, Aug. 14, Franklin County has 152 active COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 688 since reporting began.

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The city of Union is planning to keep its property tax levy rate unchanged for the 2020-21 budget year.

Harbor Freight Tools, a family-owned, national retail seller of tools, has opened a location in Washington.

The Lonedell R-XIV board of education approved the sale of $1.25 million general obligation bond to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hard & Co. of St. Louis, at the district’s July’s board meeting.

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Fall enrollment at East Central College is down compared with last year, as the college prepares for classes to start in two weeks,

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People from inside and outside of Union will get a few more chances to kick around the Splash-N-Swimplex this summer.

The Union R-XI School District and the city of Union have both opened taxpayer-funded headquarter buildings in the past year. Now it’s time to let more taxpayers see what goes on inside.

After months of  anticipation, a Buddy Bench, a specially designed seat for children who need or want someone to play with them, has arrived at the St. Clair Edgar Murray Elementary just in time for the 2020-21 school year.

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The Washington Regional Airport will get a much-needed upgrade later this year with the help of $30,000 in CARES Act funding.

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The Washington Town & Country Fair Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction drew about 150 bidders to the Elks banquet hall while another 40 bidders logged on to place bids in the fair’s first virtual auction.

William Beckmann, 38, Washington, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and assault with intimidation Saturday, Aug. 8.

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Washington police said Daniel Kampschroeder, 32, Washington, was responsible for four thefts in the area over the weekend that resulted in his arrest three times.

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Locally made transformers for a new Ameren substation will reportedly help reduce costs for customers statewide.

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After multiple cancellations, Union went ahead with its first Concert in the Park Friday, Aug. 7.

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The public school systems in Franklin County are scheduled to begin classes the last full week in August, with the majority doing in-person learning, even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the county.

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Nestled in the middle of town, the picture-perfect yard of the Maher family at 12 Dogwood was named as St. Clair’s Yard of the Month winner for August.

William Beckmann, 38, Washington, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and assault with intimidation Saturday, Aug. 8.

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Franklin County firearms dealers are seeing an explosion in sales mirroring a national trend.

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After being closed for months, Union is planning to reopen its city auditorium to outside rentals, while also adapting the building’s restrooms.

On a spring day more than a decade ago, Margaret A. Unger, 64, walked into the woods near her home and was never seen alive again.

At Wednesday night’s St. Clair R-XIII school board meeting, Superintended Dr. Kyle Kruse gave the board an update on the Prop STC Safe and Secure project — a $12.8 million bond issue approved during the June municipal election.

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After expressing concerns that it could set a precedent, Union’s planning and zoning commission gave initial approval to a request to build a freestanding garage with a second driveway at a home at the intersection of Diamond Head Lane and Bay Hill Boulevard, in a subdivision southeast of Ve…

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At a special Washington School Board meeting Friday morning, Aug. 7, the board unanimously approved beginning the school year with Scenario 3 yellow of the district’s re-entry plan, which calls for all students to rotate in-person and virtual learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

At Wednesday night’s meeting, the St. Clair School Board unanimously approved the implementation of Hazel Telehealth, a program that will allow students who are sick to visit a doctor virtually via an iPad in the nurse’s office.