As the rest of the world came to a screeching halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Department of Transportation stayed busy completing more 541 projects statewide and issuing $100 million more in payments to contractors in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the department’s annua…
With food insecurity on the increase globally, the Union FFA Chapter decided to address the issue locally by providing Christmas meals to families in need.
Improvements to waterslides and other features at the Union Splash-N-Swimplex have yet to start but are expected to be completed well before the pool’s scheduled opening.
Six months after its former city engineer moved up to city administrator, Union has hired a familiar face to lead its building and engineering department.
After its permit was placed on hold, one of Union’s two wastewater treatment plants got a reprieve for at least four years from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Washington native Ted Swoboda went to Washington, D.C., last week cautiously optimistic that congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence would delay certifying the Electoral College election results.
Some people took part in the Saturday, Jan. 9, Polar Plunge for religious reasons. Others might have jumped in the frigid water for a thrill or because they like the cold.
Franklin County reported an 89-year-old Washington woman has died from COVID-19. She is the county’s 113th victim reported since the pandemic began in March and the first death to be reported in 2021, although it is unclear whether she died after the start of the year. At the start of Decemb…
At the New Year’s Day Steak and Bloody Mary breakfast at Union American Legion Post 297, the year 2020 was already a distant memory.
Members of the Union Board of Aldermen held off making a decision on raising rental fees at the City Auditorium because of concerns over some of the details.
Maneuvering her transportation of choice, a wheeled office chair, Beaufort Elementary K-5 special education teacher Erin Meyer rapidly rolled from one socially distanced desk to another. She was offering her personal attention to two fourth-grade boys toting protractors, and on this December…
As COVID-19 vaccinations begin and members of the public consider getting a shot, one Missouri law states that business owners can fire their employees for not receiving it when given the opportunity.
It took 2 ½ hours, but Union Parks Department employees and volunteers got a toy to every kid who wanted one at the city’s drive-thru gift giveaway.
A Cedar Hill man is facing second-degree charges in Franklin County after police say he made terrorism-related threats towards his place of employment.
A Phelps County judge will hear the case of a Union man, who has been charged with multiple sex crimes, after the man’s defense attorney requested a new judge in the case.
The Boy Scouts’ annual Scouting for Food Drive collected 19,000 food items, an additional 2,800 pounds of food and around $2,000 in donations for area food pantries. At press time, final numbers from the individual units in the Osage District — which governs troops in Franklin, Gasconade and…
After initially asking for free use of city of Union facilities for its events, the Union Area Chamber of Commerce has agreed to pay a flat rate of $800.
No one from the public spoke at a Thursday, Dec. 10, meeting on the future of Union’s Clark-Vitt Memorial Park, but officials gave more details on possible changes at the park.
The Franklin County Government Center, Historic Courthouse, Judicial Center, and the Frnaklin County Health Department will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to a press release from Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker.