The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting low-interest energy improvement loan applications.

Express Employment Professionals in Union/Warrenton recently honored Alyane Rose as its associate of the month for December.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers downshifted their hiring in December, adding 145,000 jobs as consumer spending appeared to aid gains in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Susan C. Watermann, CFSP, a funeral director with Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home in Washington, recently qualified for the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Shattered Glass Designs in Washington has been helping people make unique, one-of-a-kind artwork for over two years. Owner Wendy Smith-Moore got the idea for adding glass to paintings during an art lesson she was teaching at her home.

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Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland says taxing entities could lose $215,000 in property tax revenue if an assessment appeal by the Walmart Corporation is successful.

Dane Huxel, a Washington native and 2002 graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, has been named as the winner of the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumni Service Award by Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau.

Jeff Wilson of Wilson & Co. Insurance in Washington has achieved nationwide recognition for helping consumers with qualified health coverage.

Washington Metal Fabricators recently added a 461-kilowatt solar power system to five of the buildings on its campus for a cost of $797,000, which in just under six years will be paid off and translate to more than $1 million in electric savings over the next 25 years.

Kati Cranmer, MS, LPC, of Union, earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), according to its CEO Kathryn Lebby.

The city of Washington is increasing the monthly hours that an IT technician will be on site to minimize response time for computer and Internet issues.

David Fitzpatrick, a Washington High School graduate, never thought he would open his own hair salon. That was until he performed a “perfect” Marcel curl on his first try. Then everything changed.

The Missouri Attorney General’s office filed a suit against an area business specializing in custom-made religious robes and garments.

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Washington will host a job fair Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the city auditorium.

To show their support for the family of Alec Ingram, who passed away last Thursday from osteosarcoma cancer, many Downtown Washington merchants and other local businesses will donate a portion of their sales Sunday to the family.

Robert M. “Pete” Tobben was elected president of the Washington Redevelopment Corporation at the group’s annual meeting Wednesday at city hall. Tobben had been serving as first vice president and treasurer.

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