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BBQ, Blues Music Share Downtown Spotlight
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The seventh annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest in Downtown Washington was scheduled to open Friday night and run through Sunday.

Fifth Street School Farewell Celebration Set for May 7
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Plans are being finalized for the Fifth Street Elementary Farewell Celebration which will take place Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Operations Committee To Study Water Issues
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Heavy rain closed a portion of St. Louis Street, requiring pumps to keep water out of basements and washed over the roadway in the industrial park, according to Robert Brueggemann, water and sewer dep

Board Approves $10,000 Payment For Senior Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

After a week of rumors that the mayor intended to withhold a $10,000 payment to the Tri-County Senior Center, aldermen approved the payment at their April 7 board meeting.

Annual Fishing Derby Is May 23
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Dave Monroe will host the 11th annual Pacific Fishing Derby at the pond near Hawthorne Subdivision Saturday, May 23.

Plans Almost Complete For New Park Restrooms And Concessions at Liberty Field
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The Pacific Park Board hopes to present its plan for a restroom/concession stand building in Liberty Field to the board of aldermen in May.

Resident Who Donated Land Wants Yard FencednTo Keep Park Goers on Walking Path
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

A West Congress Street property owner wants the city to construct a fence along her property adjacent to a walkway that would lead from Congress Street to the city park.

Critical of Asphalt Overlay
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

A resident of Brundick Lane says the overlay of asphalt installed on his street in November 2013 continues to deteriorate and he wants the city to fix it.

City Department Heads To Give Monthly Reports
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

After months of wrangling over whether or not it should be official, Pacific aldermen approved a resolution that requires all department heads to report the activities in their department to the board

Tourism Commission Approves New Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

With civic event organizers present, the Pacific Tourism Commission approved its budget for the year beginning July 1, 2015.

Explosion-Proof Project Bid Is Under Review
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

By Joe Barker

Dedication of Shook Student Center Part of Commencement — May 16 at East Central College
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

East Central College will honor Dr. Don Shook, the founding president of the college, by naming the multipurpose building on the Union campus in his honor.

New Haven Chamber May Have Mural, Sign Painted On Old Building
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

A committee from the New Haven Chamber of Commerce will look into having a mural or sign painted on an old building on Miller Street just south of the railroad tracks coming into the downtown historic

Union Chief Weighs In On Dispatching Fees
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Union Fire Chief Russ Hamilton said there are too many “unanswered questions” in regard to proposed dispatching fees, and calls for all first responder agencies and County officials involved to meet a

BBQ & Bluesfest Is This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

It will be a festival for the senses this weekend at the seventh annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest in Downtown Washington.

City Officials to Study Zoning Code Changes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The first draft of an update of the city’s zoning and subdivision codes is finished.

LEO Concerned About Landfill Code Revisions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Members of a local environmental organization are concerned that proposed changes to the county’s landfill regulations will substantially weaken the rules.

High School Students, Staff Take on Broadcasting Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Union High School students and staff have taken the first step in implementing a video journalism program with a new Wildcat Broadcasting group.

County May Refund $62,000 to Companies In Lawsuit Over Excessive Taxing
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

It appears a lawsuit in which two local companies alleged they were excessively taxed by Franklin County may be coming to an end.

Big Crowd for St. Bridget School Dinner Auction
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The gymnasium of St. Bridget of Kildare Catholic School was filled with 340 diners and scores of volunteers this past Saturday, April 11, for the annual dinner auction, which is a major fundraiser for

ECC to Purchase Former Gala Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

At a special meeting Monday, the East Central College Board of Trustees unanimously approved purchasing the former Gala Center building in Union to house several career and technical programs.

Washington Road District Changes Course With Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The Washington Special Road District changed course this year and adopted an annual budget.

Washington River Festival, Cleanup Is This Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

The Washington River Festival and Missouri River Cleanup will be held this Saturday, April 18, at Rennick Riverfront Park in Washington.

Street Sealing Work May Be Done by April 22
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

Street sealing work that was scheduled to begin last year started Tuesday around Washington.

Mayor, Two Councilmen Sworn Into Office Monday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

The old New Haven City Council convened Monday night for a public hearing and a short meeting before adjourning, then the “new” city council with familiar faces reconvened after elected officials were

Tornado Watch Issued For April 9, 2015
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Franklin and Crawford counties effective until 11 p.m., April 9, 2015. A cold front is sliding towards the area from central Miss

Storm Warning For Franklin County
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Franklin County until 10:48 a.m., April 7, 2015. A persistent line of storms - some packing large hail, dangerous lightning, and

Late-winter storm slams Sullivan
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - An intense winter storm rolled through east-central Missouri Saturday afternoon, dumping a half-foot of snow and paralyzing vehicle traffic along Interstate 44. The Missouri State Highway P

Home and Garden Show Coming March 14
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce and KTUI will be hosting the 2015 Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 14 from 9am-2pm at the Sullivan Eagles Hall, 1000 Acid Mine Road.

Mother Nature's relentless winter grip continues
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

SULLIVAN - Enough already! That's the local sentiment when discussing a persistent winter weather pattern in place over east-central Missouri. As spring 2015 approaches, the icy hands of winter contin