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Balducci Vineyards is one of several Augusta area wineries that has new owners in David and Jerri Hoffmann. However, the Hoffmanns announced Monday that it will have the same events coordinator. 

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Washington natives Jerri and David Hoffmann have acquired two additional Augusta wineries as part of their plans to build a winery destination in the area. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, evidence that layoffs remain painfully high despite a steady drop in the number of confirmed viral infections.

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More than 8 percent of Franklin County residents have received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, and as the rollout continues, employers are grappling with vaccination policies.

Kurt Unnerstall, president of Washington-based KJ Unnerstall Construction Co., has been elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for SITE Improvement Association. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn’t advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl. Instead, it’s donating the money it would have spent on the ad to coronavirus va…

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As the rest of the world came to a screeching halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Department of Transportation stayed busy completing more 541 projects statewide and issuing $100 million more in payments to contractors in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the department’s annua…

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More than 125 people filed into the Augusta Harmonie Verein Monday evening to hear from David and Jerri Hoffmann, Washington natives and real-estate developers who recently announced plans to create a 700-acre winery and vineyard destination in Augusta, their faces appearing via a Zoom call …

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The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual business breakfast meeting virtually Jan. 14, with about 40 viewers tuning in as chamber members discussed the business bright spots in 2020. 

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Bank of Washington’s Chris Eckelkamp, assistant vice president of commercial lending, and Danielle Unnerstall, director of digital strategy and marketing, were among 20 bankers across the state who took part in the 18-month Missouri Bankers Association’s Banking Leadership program.

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Washington city leaders took the next step Monday night toward establishing a citywide fiber-optic network after unanimously voting to award a $3,500 contract to a company to act as its internet service provider consultant.

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On Wednesday, the words of Tom Petty’s album “Wildflowers & All the Rest” permeated the air of Mark Kriebaum’s Washington home. The works of this late rock ‘n’ roll crooner — who is heralded as one of the most iconic voices of his generation — are just some of the hundreds of records in …

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With about two months to go before its opening date, the only occupants currently in Sirens Hotel on 4 E. Main St. are the workmen.

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Ten contractors have submitted bids for the resurfacing of High Street. The project also includes the installation of a new 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side of the street from Highway 100 to Ninth Street. 

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As COVID-19 vaccinations begin and members of the public consider getting a shot, one Missouri law states that business owners can fire their employees for not receiving it when given the opportunity.

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More than 25 years after graduating from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, Tonya Wade, Marc Wade and Bryan Bogue are opening Oak & Front Wine Bar and Tasting Room in March at 120 Front St., Suite 201, Washington.

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Local manufacturing, assemblage and packaging nonprofit corporation Empac Group Inc., which employs around 270 Franklin County residents, has appointed a new chief executive officer.

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The city of Washington collected $175,000 more in sales tax revenue this past fiscal year compared to last fiscal year, according to figures released this week by Washington City Collector and Treasurer Mary Sprung.

Five out of six children experience ear infections by the time they are 3 years old, and it was her brother’s experience with chronic ear infections that led Dr. Kathleen Rehrer to audiology.

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After Zack and Mackenzie Vernon lost about 30 pounds each on a diet that replaced meals with shakes, they decided to open three shake and tea bars in St. Louis and Franklin counties. They opened their third store in Washington this November at 1145 Clock Tower Plaza.

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Local company Clemco Industries Corp., which makes abrasive blasting equipment, has expanded its laboratory to over twice the size of its old one on Cablecar Drive, according to a Dec. 1 press release.