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The Franklin County Health Department will no longer issue quarantine or isolation orders after a Nov. 22 ruling determined that certain local health orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 are unconstitutional.

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Ken Etter, senior executive for Scouting’s Osage District, said as he drove around the morning of Nov. 20 and it seemed like more people set out bags filled with food during the Scouting for Food drive than in previous years, and the houses that had bags often had more than one or even two b…

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Several dozen people gathered earlier this month at the Washington Public Library for the latest installment of the Friends of the Washington Public Library Speaker Series.

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The 10-day firearms portion of the 2021-22 deer season came to a close on Tuesday, and many hunters in Franklin County had successful hunts, according to figures from the Missouri Department of Conservation. 

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Franklin County Collector Doug Trentmann planned to get personal and property tax bills out early this year, but an envelope shortage got in his way.

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After more than 100 years of family farming and four generations of ownership, a majority of the Koch Family Farm was sold at auction Wednesday.

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Although some data from the 2020 Census remains to be released, city officials learned this week that the federal agency did release the official population counts for most Franklin County cities and towns. 

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There were 176 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Franklin County from Nov. 6-11, according to an update from the Franklin County Health Department.

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The Christmas spirit is coming to Washington with the Holiday Parade of Lights Nov. 26, and organizers are still looking for floats. This year’s theme is “Storybook Christmas,” according to a press release from the organizers.

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A Franklin County judge determined last month that there was enough evidence for the case to proceed against the Washington man accused of being the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Highway 100 that killed a Villa Ridge man. 

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After running his Shingle Tech business out of his pickup truck for nearly nine years, owner Nic Nappier is opening a storefront at 516 W. Fifth St. in Washington.

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Four men — including a rural Washington retiree — have been charged with federal firearm offenses for allegedly trafficking guns from St. Louis to  Chicago, according to an announcement from John Lausch Jr., U.S. attorney for the northern district of Illinois. 

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The Franklin County Health Department reported 129 new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. That’s slightly higher than the previous week, when the health department reported 112 new cases. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh pandemic low last week, another sign the job market is healing after last year's coronavirus recession.

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The Franklin County Health Department is getting even more money to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic while also working to devote more time to other health issues.

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East Central College announced Tuesday that it is taking advantage of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds to eliminate the debt of students who had outstanding balances from semesters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.