Area News

Deadly ‘Pink’ Heroin Resurfaces in Region — Linked to Two Deaths in 2017
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 23, 2018

An even deadlier form of opiate making its way through the region already has resulted in two deaths in Franklin County last year.

Automatic Alarms Helped St. Clair Firefighters in Recent Structure Fires
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 23, 2018

St. Clair firefighters were able to quickly respond to recent fires thanks to automatic fire alarm systems.

Construction of Subdivision Has Been Delayed Until Surety Secured
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Construction of the first new subdivision in Pacific in recent years was put on hold for 30 days while the developer secures a letter of credit to guarantee completion of public works.

Adult Drivers Sought for Canvas To Benefit United Way Drive
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Adult drivers are still needed to help transport students next Wednesday, Sept. 26, during the annual door-to-door drive for the Franklin County Area United Way.

Board Discusses Hike in Ticket Prices for Rodeo
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Aldermen say a hasty decision to raise the cost of Iron Horse Rodeo tickets without approval of the board may leave admission fees the same as last year.

Number of Building Permits Up in August — Compared to Last Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Alterations to an industry and a commercial building top the list for estimated construction costs last month.

Committee Denies Backlit Sign at Elijah McLean’s
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Representatives for the Elijah McLean restaurant were denied approval Monday for a proposed backlit sign by the Washington Historic Preservation Committee.

St. Clair First Responders Gearing Up For ‘Memphis Street Outlaws’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

St. Clair first responders are in preparation mode for when cars, crews and fans come to watch “Memphis Street Outlaws” next month.

City’s Bluff Road Work Is Ahead of Schedule
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

The city of Washington’s Bluff Road improvement project is weeks ahead of schedule.

Commission Overturns P&Z Rezoning Denial — For Wedding Venue Outside Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

After nearly two years of hearings, appeals and a court battle, a new wedding venue was approved Tuesday outside Pacific.

Union School District Hones Plans for Projects — Projections Are Over Budget
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Union R-XI officials continued to hone districtwide construction projects Wednesday night, roughly a year after the plans for the school were first pitched to the public.

No West Nile Cases In Franklin County — In the Last 10 Years
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Despite cases and deaths in neighboring counties, there hasn’t been a case of West Nile Virus reported in Franklin County in at least the last decade.

Big Festival Crowds Expected
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts organizers say the weather forecast looks great for the weekend festival, which kicks off Friday night and runs through Sunday in Downtown Washington.

City Adopts New Fiscal Year Budget — Totals $39.7 Million
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

The Washington City Council Thursday approved the 2018-19 spending plan described as “very comparable” to the current budget.

Two Charged In Car Theft — Taken From Schicker Ford
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

A receipt for bolt cutters led to the arrest of two people in connection with a stolen car.

Cities See Uptick In Stolen Vehicles — Citizen Groups Share Information
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

In less than a week police have investigated the theft of three vehicles within the city limits, and recovered another three from outside the county.

City Approves Sale of Historic Jasper Home
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

The Washington City Council Thursday approved the sale of the old Anton Jasper House to an elected official.

County Releases Road Funds to Municipalities — Collected From Sales Taxes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

More than $307,000 in tax funds were doled out Thursday to seven entities which are members of the Franklin County Transportation Committee.

CAPS Class Visits Historical Society, Downtown Group
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

The Washington School District’s CAPS global business classes visited the Washington Historical Society Sept. 11 and Downtown Washington Inc. Sept. 13.

Valley Park Man Charged With Rape
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

An alleged rape victim awoke as she was being assaulted while camping in Meramec State Park last year.

Washington Parks Director Resigns, Last Day October 3
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

Washington Parks Director Darren Dunkle announced Thursday he is leaving and has accepted a similar position with the city of Fenton.

Best of Missouri Market To Feature Area Vendors— At Missouri Botanical Garden
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

Area vendors will be among the 120 featured at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Annual Best of Missouri Market Oct. 5-7.

Committee Reviews Suggestions — From America in Bloom Judges
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

One of the judges during the America in Bloom (AIB) visit in July suggested adding more signage to the historic districts in Washington.

Hawley, McCaskill Face Off — In Debate
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

Missouri Senate candidates Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley met on the same stage at the Missouri Press Association candidate forum Friday afternoon.

East Central Names New Vice Presidents - Student Development, Interim Academic Affairs
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

The East Central College Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of a new vice president of student development and appointed an interim vice president of academic affairs following the departure of vice presidents Shelli Allen and Dr. Tia Robinson.


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