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UPDATE: State Rep. John Simmons told The Missourian Friday that Gov. Mike Parson will sign House Bill 1878 Wednesday, June 29, in Jefferson City.

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The sheriff's department is asking anyone who knows where Rebecca Bufka and Kyle Dirickson are to contact Detective Ashley Thomason at 636-583-2560 extension 1252 or e-mail at athomason@franklinmo.net.

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Nicole Reist became the first 2022 Race Across America competitor to reach Time Station 34 at Washington's Revolution Cycles. Reist, bidding to become the second female to win the overall title, passed the time station at 8:15 p.m. Monday.

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The Franklin County Fair held its fourth and final day Sunday in Union. The event saw large crowds and rain Friday during the demolition derby and heat indexes over 100 on Sunday. Along with the traditional carnival rides and games, it had cornhole, livestock contests and tractor pulls.

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A Franklin County committee created to help guide the spending of $20.5 million in federal stimulus money had its first meeting this week and is considering funding large projects.

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Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocates is planning an event to reward its volunteers, and it will use a downtown block in Union to host it.

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Franklin County announced the four people outside of government who are expected to be approved to serve on a committee that will help determine where federal stimulus money should be spent.

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Experts say these deaths are likely from the surge the county saw when the omicron variant emerged.

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Representatives of the late Bob Hansen’s estate trust are getting closer to building a park at the site of buildings formerly owned by the longtime East Central College board member and business leader.

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Franklin County officials are considering raising building inspection fees to help keep the county competitive with other communities.

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As communities across the country see the downslope of the most recent Omicron-driven surge of COVID-19, cases are falling quickly in Franklin County. There were 271 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Feb. 5-11, according to a weekly update from the Franklin County Health Department.

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With around a foot of snow falling in parts of Franklin County in fewer than 48 hours, local officials had a tall task to clear it out.