Area News

Members of Church Complete Good Deed — Build Wheelchair Ramp
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

Members of First Washington Methodist Church helped out a fellow member in need. They built a wheelchair ramp for the front porch of Henry Hull’s Washington house Monday, June 24.

Heart Attack Doesn’t Stop ECC Student — From Pursuing His Dream
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

Last February, 55-year-old Matt Snodgrass suffered a heart attack. The next week, he was back in class pursuing his associate degree in accounting at East Central College.

R-XI Board to Approve 2019-20 Budget
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

The Union R-XI Board of Education is set to meet Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m. at Union High School.

Labadie Residents Will Hold Coal Ash Meeting Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

There will be a meeting Thursday, June 27, for area residents to voice their concerns about the closure of the Ameren power plant coal ash ponds in Labadie.

Technology Policy Ideas Discussed by St. Clair School Board
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

A list of technology recommendations was presented to the St. Clair R-XIII School Board Monday night covering the use of cellphones, computers and other tools.

News Bites
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

Democratic candidates for president will be featured on television Wednesday and Thursday nights. Ten candidates will appear each night. There are more candidates than 20, but they did not qualify. The are called debates, but they really aren’t since there…

Treatment Is On Horizon for Deadly Virus - County Death Studied
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

Two years have passed since the death of Meramec State Park Assistant Superintendent Tamela Wilson from complications of the Bourbon virus, and now researchers at Washington University in St. Louis may have found a way to treat the tick-borne illness.

Joe's Column: Pujols Returns
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

Like many people in the region, I spent the weekend watching the Albert Pujols lovefest at Busch Stadium.

Friedman Earns FFA Star in Placement
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Daren Friedman of the Union FFA Chapter as the Area 14 Star in Placement at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention.

Fair Books New Friday Act
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 23, 2019

Washington Town & Country Fair officials recently announced Shooter Jennings will complete the Friday night, Aug. 9, lineup.

Ceremony to Break Ground For New Jail — Will Be Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 23, 2019

Although there has been a flurry of activity in and around the Franklin County Adult Detention Center in recent months, the official groundbreaking ceremony will be Tuesday, June 25, at 11 a.m.

Jeremiah Johnson to Top Car Show Entertainment
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 23, 2019

Blues and southern rock recording artist Jeremiah Johnson will perform at the 17th annual Pacific Car Show in downtown Pacific Saturday, June 29.

Planning Board Agrees To Plat for Subdivision
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 23, 2019

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a preliminary plat for a new subdivision Tuesday night.

St. Clair Receives Good Audit Report
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

A positive 2018 audit report was presented during Monday’s board of aldermen meeting.

Restaurant Employee Found to Have Hep A — County Offering Vaccinations
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Franklin County Health Department director Angie Hittson says nursing staff will be conducting free hepatitis A vaccinations Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Union for anyone who may have eaten at the Union Jack in the…

Union Plan Board To Discuss Food Trucks
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Union’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to take a second look at a new ordinance regulating mobile concession units.

MacDonald Named Provisional Director — For Disability Resource Connection-SB40
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Disability Resource Connection-Franklin County SB40 Resource Board announced that Kimberlyn MacDonald has accepted the appointment of provisional executive director. She has been in the interim position since May 24.

Relay For Life Event Larger Than Ever — Cut Short Due to Weather
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

As of Thursday, Relay For Life of Franklin County had raised $111,619.03 for the American Cancer Society.

New Academy Seeks to Establish Local Leaders
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Inspiring youth to become future leaders in the community is the goal for the Leadership Academy of Washington’s first two-day event to be held Tuesday and Wednesday.

City Looks for Way to Save Historic Home - Must be Moved for Street Improvement
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

The old frame house that sits at the southeast corner of North First and Osage streets must be moved to make way for a planned street improvement.

Flooding Pushes Back Bridge Work — Two Months Behind Schedule
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Missouri River flooding has set back the removal of the old Highway 47 bridge by about two months.

Firefighters Welcome Bicycle Racing Team — For Race Across America
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Washington firefighters welcomed their California counterparts who are biking through the area in a cross-country trip.

Work Continues At Church Street Railroad Crossing
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Crews are expected to wrap up the bulk of the work soon on the second of two railroad construction projects in Union.

Neighbors United to Offer Vacation Culture School
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Neighbors United Undoing Racism, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for communication and education, will sponsor Vacation Culture School at Peace Lutheran Church, 5 Scenic Drive in Washington. The program will take place on four Sundays over the next year,…

Large Trucks on Thornton Road Worry Officials - Cross Culvert with Nine-Ton Limit
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 22, 2019

Officials want to prevent large trucks from taking Thornton Road from Viaduct Street to Highway 100 without interfering with trucks that do business close to the intersection.


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