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As property tax collection season nears, the Franklin County Collector’s Office is dealing with a snafu with its smartphone app.

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In anticipation of an announcement from the state on school quarantine rules, Franklin County officials are discussing quarantines with neighboring counties that have taken the issue into their own hands.

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Franklin County is converting around 13 miles of county-owned road from gravel to hard surface this year.

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More than 3,000 people showed up for the 2021 Pacific Iron Horse Rodeo at Liberty Fields Friday and Saturday, organizer Sam Dean said.

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Lamar Capital Investment and Three Property Partners LLC are proposing an approximately 80-acre subdivision along Hogan Road in Pacific. The proposal was the subject of last Tuesday’s Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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Franklin County is still fighting its own lawsuit against opioid makers, distributors and prescribers, but discussions also are being held about joining a settlement effort led by state Attorney General Eric Schmitt. 

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Eleven more Franklin County residents’ deaths from COVID-19 were reported Friday as part of a weekly update from the Franklin County Health Department. The news comes as the number of new virus cases and hospitalizations declined for the second week in a row.  

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With the state creating its own system, Franklin County commissioners held off on renewing the county’s agreement with the St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program at their Tuesday meeting.

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A Pacific woman has an idea she thinks will spruce up the city. Nancy Omer spoke at Tuesday’s Pacific Board of Alderman meeting to propose a mural on the concrete retaining wall on the north side of Osage Street.

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Students at Four Rivers Career Center were temporarily restricted to their classrooms Thursday morning as officials conducted an investigation into allegations that an unidentified 16-year-old Pacific High School student had made a threat against the school.

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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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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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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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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.