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After seeing mostly increases in monthly year-over-year sales tax numbers for nearly the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Union saw its largest decrease since 2019 in February.

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Arbor Day might not be an important holiday to every American, but to the dozen volunteers who attended Saturday’s Arbor Day observance in Washington, it’s worth celebrating. 

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination.

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In April of 1951, supported by a $200 loan from a girlfriend, Don Hillermann bought a load of pine trees. He stacked them in the back of his pickup truck, drove off to plant them and launched Hillermann Nursery & Florist.

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Sullivan Police Department officers are searching for Sullivan woman Jennifer Brozovich, who has been missing since the morning of April 14.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before apparently killing himself in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings after a relative lull during the pandemic.

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Last week, Pacific Mayor Steve Myers joined more than 30 other Missouri mayors and more than 500 mayors nationwide in signing the “Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism” initiative launched by the American Jewish Council and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Energy utility Ameren is seeking to raise customer rates to cover billions of dollars recently invested in electric grid upgrades and new wind generation facilities.

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As a mother of two children with drug addictions, Christine Consolino has had to send her own son to prison. She had to watch her oldest daughter relapse into heroin addiction about four months after having a baby — until, Consolino said, she just couldn’t stand by anymore.

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With Saturday night’s announcement of country music singer Kip Moore as the final piece of the 2021 Town & Country Fair entertainment roster, the countdown to the start of the annual fair is officially underway.

A Washington man became the 15th person to win a Show Me Cash Jackpot prize when his ticket matched the winning numbers from the April 1 drawing, according to a press release from the Missouri Lottery. 

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A Washington-based developer received approval from the Washington Planning and Zoning Board on Monday to construct two single-family villa-style homes as part of an expansion of Hanover Place.

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Employees at Union-based Volpi Foods’ will start slicing and packaging specialty cured meats in the company’s new $12.6 million addition on April 19.

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Among the issues discussed at Wednesday night’s Washington Parks and Recreation Board meeting were illegal vehicle parking in the grass during soccer games hosted by the Washington Soccer Academy, uncertainty over pool capacity and the need to add equipment to Main Park.

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A Franklin County judge will decide later this summer if there is enough evidence for the case to proceed against the Union man who was arrested in May as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

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More than 220 votes separated the winner of the Pacific police chief race from the second-highest candidate, and winner Scott Melies said he is “elated and honored.” The other candidates were Andrew “Drew” Whitman, who received 180 votes, and Greg Hurst, who received 124.

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A letter of demand was sent from the city of Washington to the unidentified property owner who paid two laborers to cut down approximately 150 trees along the eastern portions of the Rotary Riverfront Trail, according to statements made by two Washington City Council members who attended Wed…

Sullivan voters elected Sarah Steinbach its new city collector with over 70 percent of the vote Tuesday. Steinbach received 117 votes to Felicia “Lisa” Witt-Koepke’s 45 votes. The two were vying for the seat left vacant by Judy McPherson, who did not seek reelection.