Area News

Union Park Board Recommends Later Closing Time for Sports Courts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

If you like to play volleyball or tennis after dark in Union, the city might be making a save for you.

Franklin County reports nearly 6,000 ballots already cast
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

In-person absentee voting to continue to through Nov. 2

South Point Name Lives On for New Washington Elementary School
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

A familiar name was bestowed on the School District of Washington’s new elementary school during Wednesday night’s board of education meeting.

Union Fords Plan to Clean-Up Streams
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

The city of Union plans to discuss how to handle vegetation along Flat Creek and its tributaries with state and federal agencies, as well as residents.

Twelve-Year-Old Entrepreneur Kaleb Chase Launches Poo-B-Gone
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

For many people, dogs provide a source of comfort and companionship. For Kaleb Chase, 12, his golden retriever, Shadow, provided a business idea.

Parson: Economic Recovery Underway in Missouri
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

Touting a decline in the state’s unemployment numbers, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state’s economy is gaining momentum after it — and much of life in the Show-Me State — ground to a halt earlier this year following the…

Health Department Reports Highest Day For New Virus Cases
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 24, marked the highest number of new COVID-19 cases reported by the Franklin County Health Department totaling 62.

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donor Ambassadors
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

The Washington Red Cross blood donation center needs help.

Washington Overseas Mission Needs Storage Space
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Washington Overseas Medical and Dental Mission to call off what would have been its 29th service trip to Honduras, team members were comforted by the knowledge that they could still help from afar by…

Union Puts Collector Position to Vote
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 24, 2020

Union voters will have the opportunity in April to officially end the city’s tax collector position.

Top Gun Storage Solutions Eyes New Business Opportunities
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 23, 2020

A person driving down Danny Scott Drive in New Haven could make the assumption that the cluster of gray-painted metal-sided buildings were just another run-of-the-mill self-storage business, but Top Gun Storage Solutions Founder and CEO Zach Zuroweste said there is…

COVID-19s Impact On Youth
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 23, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, younger children and teens have experienced many of the same issues adults have — anxiety, depression and loneliness.

Coping With Coronavirus: Therapists Offer Advice on Dealing With Pressure, Stressors of COVID-19
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 23, 2020

When 23-year-old “Laura Smith” first began working as a veterinary technician in Franklin County, one thing she hadn’t counted on was being yelled at on a daily basis. But then COVID-19 came along.

Rawlings Sporting Goods to purchase Easton Diamond Sports
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 23, 2020

Rawlings Sporting Goods, the sports equipment manufacturer with headquarters in Town and Country and a distribution center in Washington, announced it’s acquiring Easton Diamond Sports, a California-based sports equipment maker.

Black Bear Killed Wednesday Night on I-44
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 23, 2020

A 250-pound male black bear was killed after being struck Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., according to officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Union Homeless Situation Improving
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 23, 2020

A crisis intervention team has been making a difference in dealing with homelessness in the area around Union’s City Park.

Four Rescued From River
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 23, 2020

Four people were rescued from the Missouri River near the Highway 47 bridge in Washington around 8:40 p.m. Thursday Oct. 22.

Schnucks Double Charged Customers
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 22, 2020

Around 5 percent of Schnucks Markets Inc. customers across the greater St. Louis area were double charged over the weekend, Oct. 16-18.

Washington Historical Society Offering Tours
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 22, 2020

The Washington Historical Society is offering tours of four area properties that, together, tell a story of Washington’s past. The buildings on the docket are the Kohmueller House, the AME Annex, the Firehouse Museum and the Washington Historical Society Museum.

United Way Backs Buddies Not Bullies
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 22, 2020

Buddies Not Bullies founder Lisa Bell shudders at the thought of a future where the Franklin County Area United Way is not able to help financially support the anti-bullying organization, which began in 2005.

District Temporarily Moves To Distance Learning
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 22, 2020

The Sullivan School District will make a temporary switch to distance learning next week for its middle and high school students, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27.

New Unnerstall Development Moves Forward
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 22, 2020

Plans are moving forward on a new 30-acre commercial development on South Point Road near the Phoenix Center shopping district in Washington.

City Engineer Job Still Open in Union
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 22, 2020

The city of Union hasn’t received any applications for its open city engineer position after advertising it for three weeks.

Folsom: Farther Down the Blue Ridge
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 22, 2020

In my last column’s exciting cliffhanger, we were about to cross into North Carolina on our trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway. Crossing the state line for me was important, because it meant that I’d seen the entire 469-mile parkway…

Artisans Appreciate Bringing Art to Public Spaces
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2020

Paintings, sculptures and everything in between were on display during the two-day Art Walk held in downtown Washington.


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