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Field Maintenance Costs Parks Big Money — Rental Fees Leave Department $93,000 Short
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

The Washington Park Board gathered Thursday night to discuss altering field rental fees, however the conversation quickly shifted after learning some new numbers.

Pantries Need Deer Meat Donations
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Hunters with excess deer meat have several options.

St. Clair's Old Skylark Motel Neon Sign Returns
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The St. Clair VFW unveiled the restored Skylark Motel sign and neon glass tower lighting on Saturday evening during a special ceremony.

Anytime Fitness To Open Club In Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Anytime Fitness franchisee Barry Miller confirmed that he has signed a lease for a 5,500-square-foot space in Phoenix Place in Washington.

Free Turkey Dinner Open to Community
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

A free turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served Thursday, Nov. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria, 225 Cedar St. in Washington.

Career Center to Hold Open House
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Four Rivers Career Center will hold an open house Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Commissioners Approve Medical Examiner Contract
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Franklin County Commission on Tuesday approved the annual contract for medical examiner services.

School District Is Recognized for Its Financial Reporting
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Washington School District has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBOI) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award.

Registration Now Underway For Adult Education Classes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

People wanting to prepare to take the high school equivalency exam or improve their basic skills should register now for adult education classes offered in the area.

Schwoeppe Retirement Open House
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

U.S. Bank in Washington will host an open house reception in honor of Angie Schwoeppe, sales and service coordinator, who is celebrating her retirement.

County Awards Grants For Local Road Projects
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Franklin County Commission on Tuesday approved transportation grants for area government entities.

Students Honored for Work With Constitution Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Washington High School students who participated in the Constitution Project were recognized Wednesday night at the school board meeting.

Some Defendants Will Face Higher Restitution Fees Under New Court Fund
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Criminal defendants found guilty in circuit court could be hit with more fees now that a new fund has been approved by the Franklin County Commission.

Fifth Street School Analysis Presented
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Washington School Board members Wednesday night reviewed an impact analysis of Fifth Street Elementary, which will close at the end of this school year.

Proposed Dredging Operation Again Draws Opposition
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Six months after initially being denied a conditional use permit to dredge for aggregate along the Meramec River near St. Clair, Havin Material Service, Inc. was back making its case in front of the F

High Court Won’t Hear Appeal in 2009 Murder
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a 2009 Franklin County murder case.

Olde Fashioned Christmas to be Held November 30
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will present its Olde Fashioned Christmas event Sunday, Nov. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Pacific Police Act Quickly to Solve Homicides
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Less than 12 hours after the first reports of two people killed in Pacific, police had a suspect in custody.

R-XIII to Seek Help for Work
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

To make sure everything is done efficiently and in compliance, the St. Clair R-XIII School District will hire a third party to oversee heating and air-conditioning upgrades in its schools.

Error Costs St. Clair $74,000
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

An error in the amount of estimated thin-lift overlay material needed to repave some of St. Clair’s streets this fall has forced the city to spend nearly $74,000 over its budget.

Sullivan School District Apologizes for Girls’ Actions
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Sullivan School District is “sincerely apologetic” for the actions of a dozen high school senior girls who wore blackface paint during a powder-puff football tournament on its athletic field earli

Police Seek Help Identifying Man
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Union police are asking residents to be on the look out for a man "acting suspicious" toward a high school student walking on Main Street Thursday.

Franklin County Weighing Plans for $3 Million In Reserve Funds
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

First District County Commissioner Tim Brinker said he can’t disclose at this time possible plans to use some of Franklin County’s $3 million emergency fund.

Donated Sculpture to Be Installed at City Library
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

The Washington City Council Monday night unanimously approved the acceptance of a sculpture donation from local artist Larry Pogue.

Council Approves Renewal of Library Service Agreement
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Washington City Council Monday night approved the renewal of a cooperative service agreement between the Washington Public Library and the Scenic Regional Library.

First snow hits area
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday November 16, 2014

SULLIVAN - The first measurable snowfall of winter 2014 is blanketing eastern Missouri, with about 2 inches of the white stuff expected Sunday afternoon. Part of a wave of cold fronts, the snow will l

UPDATED RESULTS: Election Day Results
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday November 04, 2014

UPDATE WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY RESULTS:

Boxer-shorts rebel caught in tent
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

SULLIVAN - On Oct. 18, 2014 at about 10:11 p.m. a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the Sullivan area, but the vehicle fled. The pursuit went into Crawford C

Sullivan Knights of Columbus Donate to Special Olympics
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

SULLIVAN - At their October meting, the Sullivan Knights of Columbus donated $985 to Special Olympics Missouri.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Schoenhoff body arriving Friday
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday October 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The body of one of three airmen who were swept away by high waves as they explored the island of Okinawa, Japan, was arriving Friday afternoon at Lambert-St. Louis International Airpo