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The recent passage of Missouri’s gas tax was a team effort, with a local senator — Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan — serving as a key player, according to Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna.

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In addition to daily blood donor appointments at the Washington Blood Donation Center, the American Red Cross has also scheduled four community blood drives in the coming weeks across Franklin County.

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A Defiance man has been named the new chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, the commission announced in a press release Thursday.

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Beneath a canopy of trees that likely predate many of their ancestors’ arrivals in what became Missouri, about 15 campers at Robertsville State Park gathered Saturday for a presentation on how the Osage Indians — a community that once dominated the nearby landscape — made their livelihoods f…

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A letter sent to the New Haven Board of Alderman airing the grievances of those upset about the city’s decision to sell the building that housed New Haven’s visitors center and museum was the center of a debate at Monday night’s meeting.

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Across the country, doctors have reported people taking ivermectin, a medicine used to deworm horses and cattle and fight some parasites in humans, to treat COVID-19. 

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With the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) getting extra funding because of the recently passed gasoline tax increase, as well as the possibility of a $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill, some long-dreamed-of highway plans are popping back up.

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People are once again looking to the sky in awe of the majestic sights of space at a New Haven observatory. Earlier this summer, the Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers, an astronomy club, began operations again after a hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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As of Thursday morning, more than 900,000 people in Louisiana still did not have power four stiflingly muggy days after Hurricane Ida made landfall. It’s why Ameren is sending more than 300 workers from across Illinois and Missouri to Baton Rouge to assist in repairing damage and restoring p…

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The number of students from local school districts quarantining at home totals over 300, according to information provided by the districts to The Missourian on Wednesday.

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A tomato’s sharp acidity dancing across the tongue is one of the purest experiences of late summertime in Missouri, as is butter dripping down your chin after taking a big bite from a cob of sweet corn. Maybe the healthy crunch of a cucumber is more your speed, or the coolness of a perfectly…

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The jury trial for a Catawissa man accused of raping three women and assaulting a fourth has been rescheduled, according to online court records.

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Having visited Scenic Regional Library’s Union branch for its September 2019 ribbon cutting, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said he enjoyed getting the chance to take a closer look at the building Tuesday.

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The Franklin County Health Department reported 225 new cases of COVID-19 from Aug. 21-27, slightly more than the 210 new cases reported last Friday. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Franklin County to 10,945, with an additional 2,696 probable cases, since the pandemic began.

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A 31-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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A Franklin County judge has issued an arrest warrant for a Pacific man charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after the man missed his scheduled court date Thursday.

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A jury will convene next year to determine the guilt of a New Haven man charged with raping and sodomizing an unidentified person in 2019, according to online court records. 

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Substitute teachers are an essential part of every school district, but when teachers started having to quarantine for extended periods during the pandemic, they became even more important — and hard to come by.

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Even though it has had some of the money for months, Franklin County officials are still not sure what they can spend funds from the American Rescue Plan Act on.

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U.S. health officials are expected to soon recommend a third dose of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for all Americans to further protect against the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant.

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Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood or platelets, according to nonprofit advocacy group America’s Blood Centers. That’s just as true now as ever before, according to the American Red Cross.

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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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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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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.