Area News

Officers Credited With Saving Lives - By Administering Narcan
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

Four Washington Police Department officers were recognized for saving lives.

Tick Results Should Be Complete Next Month - CDC Testing for Bourbon Virus
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

Nearly three months have passed since the death of Tamela Wilson from complications related to the Bourbon virus and there are still no answers as to where she may have contracted the rare virus.

Drivers Still Needed for United Way Door Drive - Community Canvass September 27
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

Adult drivers are still needed to help with the United Way’s upcoming door-to-door drive.

Pacific Aldermen to Review Proposed Budget
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

Aldermen will review a proposed budget this week that includes a 4.5 percent pay raise for all city employees, with additional increases for the lowest police department pay from $14.18 per hour to $15, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

County Exploring Options For Forensic Services - After Proposed Rate Hike
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

A proposed $100,000 rate hike from St. Louis University (SLU) has led the Franklin County Commission to weigh other forensic medical options.

City Preparing Grant to FEMA
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

Pacific officials are preparing to submit a flood buyout or elevation grant application to FEMA, but must have property owner participation, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

‘Love’ Is Their Secret to A Long, Happy Marriage
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

With a red carnation boutonniere on his shirt pocket and a matching corsage on her wrist, George and Ruth (Pohlman) Russell looked as in love as a couple of young newlyweds Monday, celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary at the Arbors…

St. Clair School Breakfast Program Sees Positive Results
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

The “second chance” breakfasts at St. Clair Junior High and High School have been successful, according to Assistant Superintendent Nadine Aitch.

Central Elementary Forms Student-Run News Team — More Than 100 Students Apply
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

A news team is assembling at Central Elementary in the form of Central Action News, a new program STEM teacher Louis Smith hopes will encourage students to be leaders.

Art, History, Games All Part of Heritage Festival
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Celebrating all things Pacific, the 2017 Heritage Festival Saturday drew artists, history buffs, train lovers and antique tractor collectors to Downtown Pacific.

City Council Approves Street Grade Variance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

The Washington City Council gave the nod Monday to a variance allowing for higher maximum streets grades on portions of three streets in a proposed residential development.

Library Event Features Three Area Authors
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

To focus on what young adults and children can find in books these days, the Scenic Regional Library Pacific branch hosted an informal event for authors to talk about their books.

Testing Scores Surged During Summer Session at Union R-XI
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

It was a busy summer for administrators and staff at Union R-XI, with almost two times the amount of students enrolled in the summer session than in a typical year.

St. Clair Students to Help Lead Parent-Teacher Conferences
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Parent-teacher conferences will be a little different this year at St. Clair Junior High.

Outreach Program Gears Up
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas, according to the new director of the community’s largest holiday giving program.

Chili Cook-Off, Fall Festival This Weekend - In Downtown Washington
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

The Downtown Washington Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival will take place this weekend on and around the Main and Elm streets parking lot.

Community Ponders Early Childhood Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

As interest in Union R-XI’s early education program continues to grow, some community members are suggesting the district construct a new building dedicated to the district’s youngest students.

Elijah McLean’s New Owners Plan Changes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Changes are planned for Elijah McLean’s.

Plans to Rename Post Office Move Forward
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Plans to rename the Pacific Post Office for a favorite son recently took one more step in the approval process.

City Awards Contract to Pave Trail
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Plans to pave the western expansion of the Rotary Riverfront Trail this fall are moving forward.

School Board Holds Visioning Workshop - For New Strategic Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Continuous improvement is what the Washington School Board wants to see as officials develop a new five-year strategic plan for the district.

City Wages Addressed In Budget - Plan Approved Monday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

A goal in the next Washington budget cycle is to phase in pay increases based on the findings of a compensation study completed last month.

Gerald Aldermen Move to Disband Municipal Court
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

The Gerald Board of Aldermen has moved to begin the process of eliminating the city’s municipal court, according to Mayor Cary Parker.

City Sells Property for Proposed Urgent Care
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

City officials approved the sale of a slice of property slated to be developed as an urgent care facility.

Union Zoning Rulings Reversed by Circuit Judge
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Two Union residents whose setback variances were challenged by the city of Union are back to square one.


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— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969