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To help fight the nursing shortage and aid high school students’ transition into their careers, Mercy Hospital and Four Rivers Career Center are teaming up to pay students for their clinical work in the Earn While You Learn program.

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Reversing a 2019 decision, the Washington City Council voted Monday night to implement a parking lot rental program that will allow individuals, civic organizations and others to rent city-owned parking lots for private and public events. 

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When voters passed a 30-cent property tax on Aug. 2, 2016, it was promised that a new station and truck would be delivered within five years, according to Washington Fire Chief Tim Frankenberg.

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Hoping to make it easier for residents to prevent unwanted solicitors from coming to their homes, the Washington City Council repealed a portion of the ordinance that required participants in the city’s no-visit list to renew their registration biannually. 

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A 37-year-old female inmate at the Franklin County Jail in Union has died, according to a press release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. 

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Coming off the only canceled fair in a 90-year run last year, organizers are anticipating the 2021 Washington Town & Country Fair will welcome the community tradition back with a firm exclamation point. Early indicators have the fair on track to meet and even potentially top previous rec…

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The remnants of more than 120 trees, cut without permission on the city’s riverfront in February, will be removed later this year, according to a deal brokered between the city, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and attorneys representing the property owner…

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Tiffany Femmer, of New Haven, was sentenced to 120 days in the Franklin County jail and five years of supervised probation, according to court records. She was also ordered by the courts to pay near $182,000 in restitution.

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The Union Planning and Zoning Commission is moving closer to approving an ordinance for accessory dwellings but has yet to decide whether it would apply only to small homes for family members with disabilities.

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Fair Kick-Off Party will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Main Park Pavilion on High Street.

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For more information about the United Way’s 2020 campaign and the five pilot companies chosen for 2021, see the special supplement in this weekend's issue of The Missourian.

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There was little suspense Wednesday about whether the Union R-XI School District Board of Education would implement a mask mandate during the 2021-22 school year.“I think you will all be very pleased with what the board decides, even though we haven’t decided yet,” Board President Virgil Wei…

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The haze lingering in the sky the past couple days around the St. Louis area, including in Franklin County, is smoke originating from wildfires in the western U.S. and southwestern Canada, according to the National Weather Service.

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A Washington man who as a teenager was part of a 2018 shootout between two vehicles at Highways 100 and 47 has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation after brokering a plea deal with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. 

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The Pacific Board of Aldermen approved a controversial residential subdivision at its regular meeting Tuesday.

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Washington’s June sales tax revenue was up 28 percent from last June, the biggest year-over-year monthly increase this year.

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Hermann-based Stone Hill Winery won the award for best wine at the Missouri Wine Competition, one of more than 40 honors it took home from the competition, July 13-15.

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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Robert “RJ” Audrain IV of St. Louis for catching the latest state record longear sunfish under alternative methods. Audrain was fishing from a private pond in Franklin County July 3 when he caught the 5-ounce fish. …

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With Monday’s appointment of Dan Hittson at a special board of aldermen meeting, the Union Park Advisory Board now has a full slate of 12 members.

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The Franklin County Health Department reported 104 new cases of COVID-19 from July 17 to July 23, the highest number reported since the county moved to weekly instead of daily reports in May.