In a close race, two incumbents and a newcomer were elected to the Washington Board of Education Tuesday in the municipal election, according to unofficial results from Franklin, Warren and St. Charles counties.

About 100 people, most of them high school and college students from the Washington area, gathered at Washington High School Wednesday afternnon, June 3, and then marched through town in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and Fair officials announced Friday that the Washington Town & Country Fair has been canceled.

For those who enjoy a variety of choices on their ballots, election day Tuesday, June 2, might have been a bit disappointing.

After a couple of weeks of uneasy quiet, the Washington Fire Department ran 11 calls in three days, including a vehicle extrication and house fire.

Laura Conley of Washington has been appointed to the Disability Resource Connection-Franklin County SB40 Resource Board, according to Kimberlyn MacDonald, executive director.

Alternative solutions to address the playground issue at Augusta Elementary are being looked into before students return in August.

With summer fast approaching, Westlake Ace Hardware stores throughout the nation, including Washington, are gearing up to host their annual fan drive benefiting The Salvation Army. The fan drive will be held June 4-21. The fans will be distributed in July.


After weeks of discussions and presentations, the city of Washington made it official Monday night — Westport Pools will design and construct the city’s new aquatics facility.

The Washington Board of Education has received the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2020 Governance Team Award.

An Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Plan for the Washington School District was approved by the school board last Wednesday.


A different truck will be picking up Washington resident’s trash Monday morning.

Burger Park in Washington now has new signs identifying it as a disc golf course, according to Parks and Recreation Director Wayne Dunker.

Mercy Clinic Four Rivers and Mercy Hospital Washington continue to reopen services to the community and safely bring back patients whose testing, procedures and surgeries were postponed in light of COVID-19.

The Washington Historical Society board of trustees met last week and formed a small committee to study and determine the protocol for reopening the museum, which has been closed since March 18 due to the coronavirus.

The Washington Public Library reopened its doors Monday, May 11, and now is planning to expand its hours.

The Washington City Council approved three ordinances Monday night related to a January sewer project.

With the high demand and shortages of quality cloth face masks, Hodges Badge has reconfigured its Washington factory and introduced a line of quality, reusable cloth face masks to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.

As things begin to open back up and coronavirus-related restrictions begin to wind down, the Washington Lions Club is beginning to hold in-person meetings once again.

Casey Zastrow, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Washington, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

Country Manor Decorating has expanded and relocated to a new building at 3001 Recreation Drive off Highway 100 East in Washington.