Area News

New Assistant Principal Named at St. Clair Junior High
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Transferring from the Washington School District, Chris Buenniger will begin his 13th year in education as the new assistant principal and athletics director for St. Clair Junior High School.

District Sells School Building, Grounds to Unnamed Company - Has Until December to Clear Items Outs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

The Meramec Valley R-III School District closed on the sale of the Community School building and grounds July 11, according to Superintendent Dr. John Mulford.

City, Downtown Group Seeking Housing Grant
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

The city and Downtown Washington Inc. are pursuing a federal grant to fund new affordable apartments downtown.

Young Biker Puts City on Motocross Map
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

A 9-year-old dirt bike rider is putting Pacific on the map in the high-flying field of motocross racing.

Parson Vetoes Senate Bill With Measure by Tate — Creates ‘Towing Task Force’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was on a roll last week signing dozens of bills passed by the state Legislature in the first part of 2019.

Missouri Preservation Calls for Nominations — Historic Places in Peril for 2019 List
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation) has announced a call for nominations for its historic Places in Peril list for 2019.

Hepatitis A Scare Impacts Businesses — And Chamber Event in Union
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Even though only two restaurants in Franklin County have had confirmed cases of hepatitis A in employees, other food establishments and events are feeling the pinch as more and more customers are opting to stay home.

Sunset on the Rails Concert Helps Bring People Downtown - Pacific Partnership Event
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

A Pacific music teacher and two of his students honed their version of a garage band to produce a powerhouse show that attracted a crowd to Downtown Pacific last Friday that fulfilled a Pacific Partnership dream of bringing more people…

I Have to Tell You...
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Just in case you have not read all you want to read about the small decorative trees that line East and West Osage Street from city limit to limit, here are a couple of tidbits that arose after my last…

R-XI District Reports Strong Summer Attendance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Catapult Learning’s Summer Journey program recently wrapped up its third year as part of Union R-XI’s summer curriculum and it’s still as popular as ever.

Auditor Pressures Parson on Refunds — Sends Letter on Behalf of Missourians
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has asked the governor to take action to help thousands of Missourians who are still waiting for their tax refunds, often after months of delay.

Crash Causes Power Outage
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

About 430 Ameren customers in the Marthasville area were without power for several hours midday Monday.

Washington Man With Long Rap Sheet Charged Again
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

A Washington man with a history of theft, burglary, assault and drug charges is accused of assaulting a woman and then threatening her in front of police.

Marthasville Man Killed in Crash
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

A 67-year-old Marthasville man was killed Friday when the truck he was a passenger in hydroplaned and then overturned in a water-filled ditch.

City Approves Plat, Rezoning For Duplex on South Point Road
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

The Washington City Council Monday approved a preliminary plat and the rezoning of a duplex.

Pacific Man Injured in Car Crash
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

A Pacific man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday, July 13, on Highway 100 east of Robertsville Road.

Defendants in Rape Case Seek New Judge
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Court proceedings have been pushed back again for two St. Clair men charged with the forcible rape and sodomy of a county woman more than 10 years ago.

Sheriff: Woman Shifts Moving Car Into Park, Resists Arrest
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

A Mexico, Mo., mother was charged Monday for allegedly shifting a car into park on Interstate 44, causing it to skid out of control.

Football Field Fees Stay at $25 Per Game
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

In a 6-0 vote, the Washington City Council approved an ordinance to keep the fees for use of the football fields the same Monday night.

City Gets Extra ‘Sprucing’ Before AIB Judges Arrive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

With the America in Bloom judges set to visit July 25-26, the Washington in Bloom (WIB) Committee has a few more loose ends to tie up in preparation.

Parson: Major Bayer Expansion
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson Tuesday announced that Bayer’s North American Crop Science Division is relocating 500 new, high-paying jobs to Creve Coeur, with an average wage of $110,000 and a capital investment of $164 million.

State Treasurer Teams With Social Services Director — Use Unclaimed Property for Child Support
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and the Department of Social Services have partnered to launch a newly automated process that uses unclaimed property held by the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office to pay past-due child support.

Stakeholders Work on Red Cedar Plans
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Even though the Red Cedar Inn Welcome Center, History Museum and Genealogy Library is not expected to open to the public this year, the stakeholders are busy working on their plans for the highly anticipated center.

Union Approves Rezoning for New Duplexes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 18, 2019

Union aldermen last week approved the rezoning of a property to allow a developer to build duplexes.

New Library Set To Open in Late August
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 17, 2019

Construction of the new Scenic Regional Library Union branch is expected to wrap up in late August.


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