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.

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Overwhelming demand for COVID-19 vaccines has prompted Mercy Hospital Washington to extend the days and hours of its vaccination clinic.

Union Middle School released its honor rolls for the second quarter.

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Rusting playground platforms at Union’s City Park could soon be getting some upgrades.

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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.

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The Union R-XI School District Board of Education recently approved part of a comprehensive school improvement plan for the 2020-21 school year.

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A 19-year-old man from Union has been charged after a domestic incident resulted in a stabbing, according to officials.

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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.

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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.

If you’ve seen my columns the past couple months, you might have noticed my wife and I have cut way back in our traveling.

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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. 

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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.

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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…

Miranda Jean Everhart, 30, Labadie, is scheduled to go before Circuit Court Judge Craig E. Hellmann after the new year. 

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Union city officials are assisting East Central College with a new program to help train people for the job market.

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…

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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.

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The Union R-XI School District Board of Education has given final approval for an early retirement incentive plan for teachers and other employees.

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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.

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The city of Union is having issues with water bills being delivered on time, bills being returned, or bills even being delivered at all.

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Union has selected a St. Louis firm to develop a comprehensive plan for the city for the next decade.

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…

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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.

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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.