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A two-day jury trial for a Franklin County man charged with raping and molesting a child in 2018 that was scheduled to begin this week has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Bank of Washington’s Chris Eckelkamp, assistant vice president of commercial lending, and Danielle Unnerstall, director of digital strategy and marketing, were among 20 bankers across the state who took part in the 18-month Missouri Bankers Association’s Banking Leadership program.

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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. 

Kimberly Scudder is an Army brat turned Army wife. The Fairbanks, AK, native is married to Jerry Scudder, a retired Army veteran, and together they own Scudder & Co. Coffee On Main, which they launched in 2019.

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Three vehicles were involved in a crash on Highway 100 near Buchheit Road and the Coulter's Landing Access Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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Ben Hotz’s law firm saved a historic home from demolition two years ago, renovating the Anton Jasper House and turning it into contemporary law offices.

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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…

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Washington city leaders took the next step Monday night toward establishing a citywide fiber-optic network after unanimously voting to award a $3,500 contract to a company to act as its internet service provider consultant.

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A new program at the Washington Public Library aims to make storytime accessible to its young patrons and their parents in the comfort of their homes. The library began its dial-a-story program, an automated phone number where patrons can listen to prerecorded stories, Thanksgiving week and …

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

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On Wednesday, the words of Tom Petty’s album “Wildflowers & All the Rest” permeated the air of Mark Kriebaum’s Washington home. The works of this late rock ‘n’ roll crooner — who is heralded as one of the most iconic voices of his generation — are just some of the hundreds of records in …

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With about two months to go before its opening date, the only occupants currently in Sirens Hotel on 4 E. Main St. are the workmen.

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Nestled among the treasures at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis was a carved wooden crib from the Tyrol region of western Austria. According to a history book of St, Ann’s Parish, a descendent of the craftsman, Ferdinand Stuflesser, “it is with high probability this is the hand carved, woo…

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As the first semester of an atypical school year wraps up, administrators at Meramec Valley R-III, Union R-XI and Washington school districts are preparing for the next one.

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Ten contractors have submitted bids for the resurfacing of High Street. The project also includes the installation of a new 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side of the street from Highway 100 to Ninth Street. 

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Sherri Klekamp is Washington’s new city clerk, following a unanimous vote Monday by the Washington City Council. 

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The Union Board of Aldermen and Washington City Council threw their support behind an effort to get reimbursement for COVID-19-related missed work time.

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Franchise officials for Planet Fitness, Washington, expect to open the center’s doors Monday, Dec. 28.

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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Dressed in Christmas-themed prints, the School District of Washington’s food staff went from classroom to classroom and car to car to deliver over 6,000 free meals to students. They started off winter break by delivering bags packed so full with food they nearly overflowed, so kids could eat…

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An accident at the intersection of Northern Sky Drive and Highway KK in Washington has resulted in the temporary closure of Highway KK.

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More than 25 years after graduating from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, Tonya Wade, Marc Wade and Bryan Bogue are opening Oak & Front Wine Bar and Tasting Room in March at 120 Front St., Suite 201, Washington.

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Washington City Hall will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, according to an announcement from city officials on Monday. 

Local manufacturing, assemblage and packaging nonprofit corporation Empac Group Inc., which employs around 270 Franklin County residents, has appointed a new chief executive officer.

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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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government must pay some landowners along the lower Missouri River for flooding damage caused by changes the Army Corps of Engineers made to the river to protect endangered species, a judge has ruled.

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The Washington School District’s new superintendent was announced Wednesday evening, following over a decade with the same administrator in the role.

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After receiving a report about damage to park grounds by users parking in the grass near the soccer fields, the parks department is looking for solutions to the problem.

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Local author John McFarland’s latest work has been nearly four decades in the making —  maybe longer. “The Dark Walk Forward” is a 200-plus-page compilation of 19 horror stories spanning McFarland’s career as a horror writer. He estimates he’s sold about 4,000 copies of his three novels, and…