Area News

Eagles, Other Donors Pay Off Lunch Debt - No More Alternative Meals
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

Pacific Eagle Mike Mueller said he experienced a big-eye opener moment recently when he learned that some kids don’t eat lunch at school because they are embarrassed with the alternate meal of milk, fruit and a sandwich they receive when…

Citations Down by Nearly Half — Issued by Officers
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

Last year was a “rebuilding year” in terms of staffing for the Washington Police Department, which resulted in the number of citations issued cut nearly in half.

Trivia Night Benefit Draws A Big Crowd - Proceeds Benefit Church
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

By Pauline Masson

Fireworks Display Contract Approved
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

Union aldermen approved a contract with a fireworks vendor to host an Independence Day celebration.

Washington Chamber Plans Annual Banquet — Motivational Speaker/Comedian to Perform
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at the Washington KC Hall.

Millheiser Is Honored By Principal Association — Consummate Professional Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

Washington Middle School Principal Ron Millheiser will receive the Consummate Professional Award from the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) for the South Central Region.

New Directors Join Senior Center Board - To Help Guide Activities for All Ages
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

Patrons who visit the Tri-County Senior Center for lunch and social activities are getting older, said Administrator Jeannie Guffey.

Hartley Earns Top Service Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

A longtime member of the Union community was recognized with the top award honor at the 48th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet Saturday night.

Short-Term Lodging Use Rising in City
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

There has been a steady increase of Washington homeowners who rent out their residences for short-term lodging.

Ameren Announces Major Upgrade Plan — To Transform State’s Energy Grid
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

Ameren Missouri has announced the largest infrastructure upgrade plan in the company’s history.

POW/MIA Designation Now Official — For Franklin County
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

There are currently 82,143 men and women listed as Missing in Action from U.S. conflicts throughout the years, and Franklin County is the only county in the nation to honor them in a unique way.

Rettke Recognized by Chamber
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

The 2018 Outstanding Young Person is a Union native who continues to give back to his community.

ECC’s Kolb Named Top Educator
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

East Central College Professor Leigh Kolb was named the 2018 Outstanding Educator by the Union Area Chamber of Commerce.

Washington Police Move To New Reporting System — Ahead of 2021 Deadline
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

The Washington Police Department is utilizing a new crime reporting system that will be required for all departments.

Aldermen Will Inspect Street Damage in City - Make Emergency Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

Nagging street problems will get attention under a new plan for aldermen to inspect street wear and damage under complaint in their wards.

Route C Closure
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

A section of Route C in Franklin County will be closed Thursday, Feb. 21, for emergency pipe replacement.

Opening Ceremony Set for Bicentennial — Rescheduled Date Is March 9
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

The opening ceremony to celebrate Franklin County’s Bicentennial has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in the John Anglin Performing Arts Center on the campus of East Central College in Union.

Expansion of Roots Church Underway; Construction Set For This Spring
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 21, 2019

New plans have been made for the relocation and expansion of Roots Church.

Retiring Ambulance Chief Honored
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019

Ahead of his retirement from the Union Ambulance District in March, Ken Koch was honored by the Union Area Chamber of Commerce.

Kriete Named Top Student
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019

Addison Kriete wasn’t expecting to be honored at the 48th Annual Distinguished Service Awards.

Drugs Continuing to Drive Crime — Washington Police Chief Says
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019

Drug use continues to drive crime in the area, and stats in Washington from the past year support that.

I Have to Tell You...
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019

Worry may be unavoidable in the challenges that face Pacific, but it is not the most effective response.

Crews Replace Clogged Pipe - Beneath West Union Street
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019

City crews replaced a clogged stormwater pipe that flooded West Union Street, trapping a plastic trash container in water and forcing children with school backpacks to walk in the street.

Wheelchair Basketball Game Is March 12
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019

Union School District staff and students will face off against the St. Louis Junior Rolling Rams wheelchair basketball team Tuesday, March 12, with tip-off at 6 p.m. in the Union High School gym.

Joe's Column: Basketball Memories
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019

Since he’s in the news, now seems like a good time to share one of my favorite college stories.


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