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The Union Planning and Zoning Commission is moving closer to approving an ordinance for accessory dwellings but has yet to decide whether it would apply only to small homes for family members with disabilities.

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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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There was little suspense Wednesday about whether the Union R-XI School District Board of Education would implement a mask mandate during the 2021-22 school year.“I think you will all be very pleased with what the board decides, even though we haven’t decided yet,” Board President Virgil Wei…

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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.

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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Robert “RJ” Audrain IV of St. Louis for catching the latest state record longear sunfish under alternative methods. Audrain was fishing from a private pond in Franklin County July 3 when he caught the 5-ounce fish. …

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With Monday’s appointment of Dan Hittson at a special board of aldermen meeting, the Union Park Advisory Board now has a full slate of 12 members.

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The Franklin County Health Department reported 104 new cases of COVID-19 from July 17 to July 23, the highest number reported since the county moved to weekly instead of daily reports in May. 

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Members of the Union Development Corp.’s (UDC) board want the city to start helping with the industrial agency’s costs again.

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Over the past five years or so, my wife and I have traveled around the U.S. quite a bit. For evidence, just look at our refrigerator.

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With the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaching, the city of Union is planning to again commemorate the event with a ceremony at the old Franklin County Courthouse.

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After a 50-minute public hearing, the Union Board of Aldermen rejected a rezoning request Monday that would have allowed the expansion of the Union Corporate Center industrial park south of East Central College.

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Amy Ryan, of Wildwood, has launched an exploratory committee to study the possibility of running for Missouri Senate District 26, an office held by Dave Schatz since 2014.

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Union could soon get its first distillery within the city limits, but it might have to tweak its zoning laws first.

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After almost 14 months, Franklin County is nearing the end of awarding the $12.2 million it received as part of the 2020 federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) money it was allocated.

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Mark Molitor of St. Clair enjoys taking his grandchildren to Union’s Veterans Memorial Park, where they walk around the 0.9-mile loop walking trail.

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Forty-two Franklin County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, pushing the total number of people who have contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic to 2,305, according to a weekly release from the Franklin County Health Department. 

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A new fitness studio in Union is using bungee cords to help people bounce their way to fitness. At Ryse Up Bungee Studio, 49 Silo Drive, fitness buffs will put on a harness and strap themselves to bungee cords so they can lunge forward to leap in the air and do moves like “the swim,” “around…

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Fishing in the small lakes at Union’s Veterans Memorial Park has been planned since before the park opened in 2017, but it looks like people wanting to fish there will have to keep their lines out of the water a bit longer.