Area News

Property Deemed A Nuisance Is Under Contract
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 21, 2017

A property deemed a nuisance by Union officials is under contract to be sold.

Security Cameras Upgraded in Schools — Union School District to Bolster Safety Measures
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

The Union R-XI administration team is looking to tighten up security measures at some of the district schools this summer through several projects, including a possible electronic sign-in system.

City Entrance Needs to Have Landscaping - Resident Says at Open House
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

A Pacific resident wants to know who is responsible for landscaping, or the lack of it, at the city’s entrance.

Arand Retires From Union Parks Director Post
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

After nearly nine years with the city of Union, Parks Director Kevin Arand will punch out for the last time this Friday, July 21.

Main Street Project Making Progress
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Plans to revitalize Downtown Pacific with a Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) grant has moved into the next stage.

Washington Fair Run, Walk, Kids Dash July 29
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

The 22nd annual Washington Town and Country Fair run/walk will take place Saturday, July 29, at 7 a.m. beginning at the North Lakeshore Drive Pavilion on Veterans Drive, behind the Main Stage.

Union Officials Agree to Work Out Differences
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

The board of aldermen, city staff and youth sports associations have agreed to work together to create updated contracts and outline how concession stand proceeds will be handled moving forward.

In Bloom Committee Confident After Visit - Judges ‘Impressed’ by Washington
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Washington in Bloom officials are feeling confident after a visit from two professional volunteer judges from the America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program.

Washington High, Middle School Registration Dates
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Registration for high school and middle school students in the Washington School District will take place July 31-Aug. 3.

Attorney Files Motion to Quash Victim Testimony In High-Profile Case
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Franklin County Prosecutor Bob Parks expressed frustration after a woman who authorities say was assaulted, sodomized and held against her will has filed a motion to suppress her testimony.

Treatment Plant Seeks Permanent Air Scrubber
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

While it was supposed to be temporary, a homemade device created to cut down odors at the Washington’s wastewater treatment plant will turn three years old this fall.

Bank to Present First Favorite Teacher Awardn Nominations Being Accepted
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Bank of Franklin County invites educators, community members, parents and students to nominate outstanding educators in their communities.

United Way to Hold Campaign Kickoff
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

The Franklin County Area United Way will announce its goal next week at a special kickoff breakfast for corporate contributors.

Villa Ridge Woman Charged in Burglary
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

A Villa Ridge woman has been charged after going into a home and breaking a window Wednesday, July 12, during a child custody disturbance.

Church Gearing Up for Picnic
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

St. Patrick of Armagh Parish, also known as The Rock Church, in Catawissa is gearing up for its annual summer picnic, held the third Sunday in August.

St. Clair High Cross-Country Students Explore New Grounds in Eight Day Trip
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

For this year’s “Running Across America with Coach Martin” trip, St. Clair High cross-country students went to Vermont and New Hampshire.

Villa Ridge Woman Seriously Hurt in Crash
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

A Villa Ridge woman had serious injuries when the car she was driving left the road and struck a tree early Wednesday, July 19.

Pizzeria Owner Thankful for Community’s Support - While Recovering From Accident
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Seven years ago Philly’s Pizza opened its doors on Depot Street in Marthasville.

Karen’s Column — Getting to Know the Fair Queen, Court
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The Franklin County Fair has come and gone.

Franklin County Fair Picks Up After Slow Start
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Attendance at the Franklin County Fair picked up after a slow start Thursday, according to Chairman Robbie Keen.

Synthetic Urine Being Sold in Washington - Can Be Used to Cheat Drug Testing
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Synthetic urine and other products used to cheat drug testing can be purchased at stores in Franklin County.

Union School District Had Prepared For Transportation Cuts
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Schools were one of Gov. Eric Greitens’ talking points at the Nixa Early Childhood Center in early February, when he announced his proposed, and now approved, fiscal budget for the state.

Lawsuit Threatened If No Apology From County Official
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

A Villa Ridge resident is threatening legal action against Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer if he doesn’t say “I’m sorry.”

Beloved Cashier Dies Over Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The St. Clair community knew Janet Hoffmeister for her friendly smile and caring personality at Dollar General.

Bardot Street Project Begins July 24
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Construction for the Bardot Street project will start July 24, according to City Administrator Travis Dierker.


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— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969