Area News

Two COVID-19 Deaths Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 18, 2020

A 75-year-old Villa Ridge man and an 83-year-old Washington man are the two latest COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the county death toll to three this week and 27 overall.

New Brewery Coming Soon to Downtown
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 18, 2020

Three friends and business partners are hoping the walls of their downtown Washington brewery will soon be ringing with the sounds of diners and drinkers, laughing, talking and enjoying some freshly brewed beer.

Union Turns Tournament Double Play
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 18, 2020

After some cancellations, youth baseball tournaments appear headed back to Union.

Governor Seeking Christmas Trees
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020

Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for the Governor’s Mansion Christmas tree.

Subdivision Gets OK For 29 Additional Lots
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020

The three-year construction project for The Overlook at Weber Farms reached another milestone last week, with an additional plat, or expansion, approved by the city council.

New Director Takes Reins at Ability
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020

Lori Schaedler is no stranger to helping people with developmental disabilities and now she will continues her labor of love as executive director of ABiLITY.

Cattlemen Lift Honor Flight
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020

With its trips to Washington, D.C., grounded presently, Franklin County Honor Flight got a big lift last week.

Mercy officials urge city leaders to implement mask mandate, restrictions
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

Mercy Hospital asked the Washington City Council to implement a mask mandate and restrictions Wednesday, Sept. 16. The hospital is currently at 94% ICU capacity as COVID-19 cases surge.

Bank Promotes Buhr to Assistant Vice President
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

Bank of Washington Chairman and CEO L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. has promoted Kent Buhr to assistant vice president of electronic banking at the Bank of Washington.

ECC Receives Grant to Update Simulation Lab
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

Students in the East Central College Nursing and EMT/Paramedic programs will have access to state-of-the-art technology later this fall, thanks to a $180,704 grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development grant program.

The Missourian Names New Editor
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

Ethan Colbert is the new editor at The Missourian.

County Residents Among Victims Of Ponzi Scheme
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Thomas Casey, Dennis Di Ricco, Cynthia Wade and their company Golden Genesis Inc. to cease and desist after they allegedly committed fraud in offering and selling unregistered securities to seven Missourians.

Union Rotary Club Blood Drive Sept. 22
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

The Rotary Club of Union and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Union City Auditorium, 500 E. Locust Street.

Group Brings in Pyramid of Food For Tractor Cruise
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

As the 30-mile Knights of Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise made its way from St. Clair to Washington Sunday, Sept. 13, much of the action was roadside.

Hazel’s Back Porch BBQ Hits the Road
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

Hazel Prophete, 58, owner of Hazel’s Back Porch BBQ, is taking her culinary talents to the streets of Washington and returning to her roots by moving her business into a fire-engine red food truck.

Townhome Development Put On Hold
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

A proposed plan for a residential development and rezoning along Second and Stafford Streets in Washington has nearby residents raising concerns about flooding.

PHOTO GALLERY: Donations Cruising In
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday September 15, 2020

The 13th Annual Knights of Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise rolled through Washington Sunday, Sept. 13. In total, 175 tractors drove on two routes: 123 traveling 30 miles north from St. Clair, 52 driving 30 miles south from Concord…

Virus Tracers Overwhelmed - County Directs Infected to Make Own Contacts
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday September 15, 2020

Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the Franklin County Health Department’s capacity to investigate the cases in a timely manner is no longer possible. That was the message posted Monday on Facebook by Health Department Director Angie Hittson…

--Update--Suspect in Custody for Making Terroristic Threats
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday September 15, 2020

Washington Police arrested Michael D. Berger, 54, at a residence on Paradise Lane around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening without incident.

Gubernatorial Forum will be Livestreamed September 25
Missourian — Posted on Monday September 14, 2020

Missouri candidates for Governor will participate in a forum at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, sponsored by the Missouri Press Association that will be livestreamed on emissourian.com.

Missourian Ad Staff Earns 13 Awards
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 13, 2020

The Missourian staff won 13 awards in the 2020 Missouri Press Advertising and Marketing Executives Contest. Mary Rayfield, multimedia consultant; Sarah Moore, graphic designer; Whitney Livengood, digital advertising sales manager; and the entire advertising staff were honored.

Union Chamber Seeks Free Use Of City Facilities
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 13, 2020

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to have free use of the city’s auditorium and other facilities for its events.

Washington LMI Unaffected by Layoffs
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 13, 2020

LMI Aerospace announced Thursday its plans to close its St. Charles facility and layoff the 52 employees there, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed Sept. 4.

Wildcat Ballpark Adds Night Game Capability
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 13, 2020

Let there be lights!

Man Charged With Sodomy, Kidnapping
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 13, 2020

The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged Marvin Good, 25, with statutory sodomy and kidnapping after allegedly forcing a teenage girl into a wooded area and assaulting her.


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