Area News

Harbor Freight Tools Opens
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

Harbor Freight Tools, a family-owned, national retail seller of tools, has opened a location in Washington.

St. Louis Zoo to Close Emerson Zoo
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

Today, the St. Louis Zoo announced the upcoming closure of the Emerson Children’s Zoo.

August Gets A Wet Start With Storms
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

What’s next for 2020?

R-XIV District Approves Bond Sale
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

The Lonedell R-XIV board of education approved the sale of $1.25 million general obligation bond to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hard & Co. of St. Louis, at the district’s July’s board meeting.

ECC Enrollment Down
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

Fall enrollment at East Central College is down compared with last year, as the college prepares for classes to start in two weeks,

Union Adds Extra Days to Pool Season
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

People from inside and outside of Union will get a few more chances to kick around the Splash-N-Swimplex this summer.

Folsom: Let Us Watch Meetings
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

The Union R-XI School District and the city of Union have both opened taxpayer-funded headquarter buildings in the past year. Now it’s time to let more taxpayers see what goes on inside.

Buddy Bench Takes a Seat at St. Clair School
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 13, 2020

After months of anticipation, a Buddy Bench, a specially designed seat for children who need or want someone to play with them, has arrived at the St. Clair Edgar Murray Elementary just in time for the 2020-21 school year.

Washington Woman Killed in Union Crash
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

A Washington woman was killed Tuesday, Aug. 11, in a three-vehicle crash in Union, according to Union Police.

Deputies Apprehend Burglary Suspects
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

A burglary suspect was able to fight off property caretakers and temporarily escape capture in Robertsville Saturday.

Airport to Receive New AWOS With CARES Funds
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

The Washington Regional Airport will get a much-needed upgrade later this year with the help of $30,000 in CARES Act funding.

COVID-19 Dampens Livestock Auction - Elmer Sets Record
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

The Washington Town & Country Fair Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction drew about 150 bidders to the Elks banquet hall while another 40 bidders logged on to place bids in the fair’s first virtual auction.

Washington Man Jailed for Threats
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

William Beckmann, 38, Washington, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and assault with intimidation Saturday, Aug. 8.

Man Arrested Three Times In Two Days
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

Washington police said Daniel Kampschroeder, 32, Washington, was responsible for four thefts in the area over the weekend that resulted in his arrest three times.

WEG Building Units for Madison Substation
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

Locally made transformers for a new Ameren substation will reportedly help reduce costs for customers statewide.

Concerts Back in Union Park
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 12, 2020

After multiple cancellations, Union went ahead with its first Concert in the Park Friday, Aug. 7.

Virus Cases Surpass 600 in County
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday August 11, 2020

The public school systems in Franklin County are scheduled to begin classes the last full week in August, with the majority doing in-person learning, even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the county.

Maher Home Wins St. Clair Yard of the Month
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday August 11, 2020

Nestled in the middle of town, the picture-perfect yard of the Maher family at 12 Dogwood was named as St. Clair’s Yard of the Month winner for August.

Accident Near Robertsville State Park
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 10, 2020

A Pacific woman was taken to the hospital after sustaining injuries in a crash Sunday, Aug. 9.

Man Jailed for Threats
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 10, 2020

William Beckmann, 38, Washington, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and assault with intimidation Saturday, Aug. 8.

Area Gun Sellers See Sales Soar
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 09, 2020

Franklin County firearms dealers are seeing an explosion in sales mirroring a national trend.

Union Considers Reopening Auditorium to Rentals
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 09, 2020

After being closed for months, Union is planning to reopen its city auditorium to outside rentals, while also adapting the building’s restrooms.

New Hangar Project Takes Off at Airport
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 08, 2020

The Washington Regional Airport plans to add 12 hangars to its operations next year.

Remains Identified As Missing Woman
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 08, 2020

On a spring day more than a decade ago, Margaret A. Unger, 64, walked into the woods near her home and was never seen alive again.

Repairs For Roof Top St. Clair Schools’ List
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 08, 2020

At Wednesday night’s St. Clair R-XIII school board meeting, Superintended Dr. Kyle Kruse gave the board an update on the Prop STC Safe and Secure project — a $12.8 million bond issue approved during the June municipal election.


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