Telescope checkout times, a grant for free internet hotspots and a Christmas bonus for staff members were among the items on the agenda at the November Library Board meeting Monday at 6 p.m.
Local governments received a varying number of complaints the first weekend Franklin County’s mask mandate was in effect.
Due to ongoing staffing shortages related to illnesses, the COVID-19 virus and quarantines, all Scenic Regional Library branches will have new, reduced hours of operation, according to library officials.
A Catawissa man and a Pacific man are facing criminal charges after authorities say they illegally hunted and killed a turkey on another person’s property in rural Franklin County.
Downtown Washington Inc. will kick off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Lights parade Friday, Nov. 27, but this year there’s a twist. Instead of floats parading past cheering spectators, attendees at the “reverse parade” will drive by the floats, which will be parked in downtown pa…
A Villa Ridge man was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries after the vehicle he was driving traveled off the road and struck the ground at approximately 4:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.
A 12-year-old girl from Robertsville, a 13-year-old girl from Washington and a 92-year-old woman from St. Clair are among the Franklin County residents who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Tuesday’s report from the county health department.
In 2019, more than 30 million people passed through U.S. airports en route to Thanksgiving celebrations across the country. This year, officials with St. Louis Lambert International Airport and with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are expecting COVID-19 to transform those pa…
If the near constant ringing of the phone at Missouri Health and Wellness’ cannabis dispensary is any indication, there will be scores of people lining up to make their first legal purchase of cannabis on Nov. 30 when the dispensary opens.
A new mask mandate is now in effect in the city of Washington after members of the city’s governing body approved the COVID-19 mitigation effort in a 5-2 vote Monday night.
For a while now, amid the growing spread of COVID-19, I’ve been wondering how to better advocate for the nurses and doctors, therapists and technicians, and housekeepers working at Mercy Hospital Washington. Since July, I’ve watched as our numbers of COVID patients have increased, first slow…
The Washington Police Department is participating in the third annual No-Shave November, a fundraising campaign for local nonprofits.
The city of St. Clair recently dedicated a veterans monument to go along with the banners hanging outside city hall. But officials said the community is far from finished honoring those who served.
Students in grades kindergarten through third in the Washington School District will be required to wear masks, starting Monday, Nov. 23.
The city of Union is hoping to have more success when it rebids a water slide maintenance project after not getting any bids the first time around.
A countywide mask mandate will likely cause a swift shift in the county’s positivity rate, if 80 percent of Franklin County residents and visitors to the county adhere to the mandate, according to a new study from St. Louis University.
Nearly all Union R-XI School District students will now be required to wear masks as the district moves to follow guidance on quarantines recently announced by Gov. Mike Parson.
Seven hundred and sixteen Franklin County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, according to the county health department.
Last year, around 2,000 people stood in line outside the Franklin County Collector of Revenue’s office each of the last two days before property taxes were due.
The Washington Civic Industrial Corp. re-elected its officers and board members at its annual meeting Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the chamber of commerce building.
*This story has been updated to include comments from Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy, Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker and information from Mercy Hospital Washington.*
East Central College is working with the city of Union to secure a community development block grant (CDBG) to help pay for a new job training center.
The Scenic Regional Library system will require patrons ages 2 and older to wear face masks beginning Friday, Nov. 20.Library Director Steven Campbell said the decision came after the library’s board of trustees voted unanimously (13-0) at its Nov. 17 meeting to implement the new policy.“The…
Members of the Washington chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association voted to dissolve the organization at their monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, at The American Legion Home.