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MDC biologists say bears on the move now; don’t feed them, take precautions when camping
5/25/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds St. Louis region residents that spring and early summer is the time when bears are on the move. It’s common for MDC to receive reports of bears in counties like Jefferson
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Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire
5/25/2022
Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month.  Know before you go.

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Learn about Missouri's venomous snakes at MDC virtual program
5/25/2022
When it comes to things people are afraid of in the outdoors, venomous snakes top many fright lists. While it’s true people should always give venomous snakes space, it’s equally true that some of the things people have heard
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Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Labor Union Dispute
5/24/2022
The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that could effect union workers in the state. The Post Dispatch reports the state's high court will be reviewing a 2018 law backed by former Republican Governor
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MERS Goodwill Hosts Reopening of New Washington, Missouri Retail Store
5/24/2022
MERS Goodwill is excited to reopen its Washington, Missouri retail store on Thursday, May 26. Responding to the growing community, MERS Goodwill will relocate its current location at 2030 Phoenix Center Drive to the new build
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MINOR FLOODING ON THE BOURBEUSE RIVER IN UNION
5/23/2022
MINOR FLOODING ON THE BOURBEUSE RIVER IN UNION. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST AT 17.9 FEET TODAY. FLOOD STAGE IS 15 FEET.
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS TORNADO ACTIVITY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
5/23/2022
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS TORNADO ACTIVITY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY LAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON. AN EF-1 TWISTER IN LESLIE AND AN EF-0 IN ST. CLAIR. BOTH OCCURRED BETWEEN 4:16 AND 4:25 WITH PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 80 AND 100 M
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ACCIDENTS
5/23/2022
ST. CLAIR MAN INJURED IN A TWO CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 10AM SUNDAY MORNING ON PEACOCK ROAD AT WINKLER ROAD. THE PATROL SAYS 20-YEAR OLD COLLIN MANGRAM OF ST. CLAIR CROSSED THE C
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FATAL ACCIDENT
5/21/2022
A VILLA RIDGE MAN IS DEAD, KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY. THE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 7:15 FRIDAY EVENING ON THE WEST OUTER ROAD SOUTH OF EL LAGO DRIVE. 54-YEAR OLD JAMES MEYE
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JeffCo Health Officials Confirm COVID Death Of Child
5/20/2022
The first death from COVID-19 in Jefferson County of someone under ten years old is confirmed by health officials. The Jefferson County Health Department reported the case this week. It's not known if the child had an under
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Missouri AG Sues Six School Districts For Reimposing Mask Mandates
5/20/2022
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing six school districts in the state for reimposing mask mandates on school-age children. The lawsuits were filed against the Special School District of St. Louis, Maplewood Richm
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Missouri Supreme Court Rejects McCloskeys Request To Give Legal Advice To Right-Wing Group
5/20/2022
The Missouri Supreme Court is rejecting a request by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to provide free legal services to a right-wing organization as a condition of their probation. The Kansas City
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Missouri Working To Eliminate Hep C Among Residents
5/20/2022
The Missouri health department is working to eliminate hepatitis C among residents. Show Me the Cure will improve access to equitable testing and patient-centered treatment services to combat the hepatitis C virus. The hepa
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Missouri State Parks Honor Military With Blue Star Museums Program
5/20/2022
Missouri State Parks are honoring the U.S. military and their families. To show appreciation to active service members, Missouri State Parks is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free tours to the n
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ACCIDENTS
5/20/2022
TWO LABADIE MEN INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 5:00 THURSDAY EVENING ON DECKER ROAD NEAR SILVER FOX LANE. THE PATROL SAYS 59-YEAR OLD FELIX ARTHUR AND 88-Y
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Charges Pending Following a Traffic Crash in Franklin County
5/20/2022
On 5-19-2022, approximately 7:24 am, Franklin County Deputies, Union Police, Union Fire Dept. and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the area of Old Hwy 50 W and Argyle Estates in Union reference to a leaving the
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Johnson Receives Collaborative Excellence Award
5/20/2022
East Central College Nursing program graduate James Johnson was the recipient of the Collaborative Excellence Award. The award highlights a student leader who may not always want to be at the forefront as a leader, but whos
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MDC holds two fishing programs for persons with disabilities in the St. Louis region June 4
5/20/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants everyone to discover the fun of fishing. To give people of all physical abilities a chance to give angling a try, MDC will hold two Fishing for People with Disabilities pro
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ECC Nursing Graduates Presented with Awards
5/20/2022
Five East Central College Nursing Program graduates were recognized during a pinning ceremony May 14 prior to the college’s commencement ceremony. Two students, Tela Connors, ECC-Rolla; and Charlena Borges, ECC in Union, we
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Parson Signs Missouri's New Congressional Map
5/19/2022
Governor Parson is signing off on Missouri's new congressional map. Parson signed the map into law yesterday, approving the proposed boundaries for the state's eight congressional districts. The map maintains the current pa
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Missouri Unemployment Down
5/19/2022
Missouri unemployment is down. The state's jobless rate dropped by two-tenths of a percentage point to three-point-four-percent last month. Last month was one-point-three percentage points lower than April of last year.
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Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Game To Be Held This Weekend In Columbia
5/19/2022
The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games will be held this weekend in Columbia. The event begins Friday and lasts through Sunday. The Games will take place at the University of Missouri and Rock Bridge High Sch
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Schnucks Employees Voting On New Union Contract
5/19/2022
Lower healthcare costs, raises and improved working conditions are considerations Schnucks workers are thinking about today. Schnucks and the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 have reached a tentative agreement an
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ACCIDENT
5/19/2022
A UNION TEENAGER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT 6:20 WEDNESDAY EVENING ON BIEKER ROAD NORTH OF BETHEL CHURCH ROAD WHEN THE
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MDC May 25 virtual program offers information on preparing fish
5/19/2022
Frying isn’t the only method people can use to get caught fish onto the dinner table. People who would like to learn more about the variety of ways to prepare fish they’ve caught at area lakes and streams should register for
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Road Closure
5/19/2022
Originally scheduled for closure on Thursday, May 19th , 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department has rescheduled the closing of Dierking Road (Leslie area) for Monday, May 23, 2022, from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cros
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PTK Provides Funds to Extend Spring Meal Program
5/19/2022
The East Central College Foundation’s Food for Falcons program was given financial boost this spring to help keep the trial running longer. The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society contributed financially to
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Many ECC Grads Began College During Pandemic
5/19/2022
Grace Simcox planned to attend a large four-year school in the fall 2020, just a few months after graduating from high school. But, like many in the East Central College’s Class of 2022, she started her college career under
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Immekus Receives VP’s Academic Excellence Award
5/19/2022
Collin Immekus received the 2022 Vice President’s Academic Excellence Award. This prestigious award recognizes one student annually who demonstrates exemplary academic excellence during their time at ECC. It was presented b
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Donna Hall Named Outstanding Student Leader
5/19/2022
Donna Hall, Warrenton, was presented with the East Central College Outstanding Student Leader for Spring 2022 for her leadership in the ECC Union Psychology Club and Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Hall was presented
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WASHMO AREA PARENTS LOOK TO GET THEIR KIDS OFF THE COUCH THIS SUMMER
5/6/2022
After spending last summer keeping their kids in the house, parents around the Washington, MO area say they are ready to get their kids active. With limited spaces available at summer camps in the surrounding towns, some pare
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ACCIDENT
5/18/2022
A UNION WOMAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 11:45 TUESDAY MORNING ON HIGHWAY 100 NEAR FIDDLE CREEK ROAD AS 34-YEAR OLD CYNTHIA LAWLESS WAS EASTBOUND.
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University of Missouri Tuition Going Up
5/18/2022
Tuition is set to go up at the University of Missouri. The university's Board of Curators approved a tuition increase yesterday for the fall semester this year. Tuition will jump at all four UM universities by around four-p
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Missouri Launches Dashboard For Opioid Overdose Related Data
5/18/2022
Missouri is launching an interactive dashboard displaying overdose related data. The new dashboard shows data regarding both fatal and nonfatal overdoses, where they occurred in the state and the demographic makeup of those
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ECC NEA Honors Inspiring Local Teachers
5/18/2022
Eleven high school teachers from this area were honored last week by the East Central College chapter of the National Education Association (NEA) for the positive influence that have on their students, and dedication to teach
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ST. CLIAR MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON
5/17/2022
A ST. CLAIR MAN IS FACING CHARGES OF ASSAULT AND UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON. THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED 33-YEAR OLD RICKY WALTON FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT MAY 12TH IN THE AREA OF SOUTH MAIN AND FERDINAND. ACCORDING TO POLI
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ACCIDENT
5/17/2022
WASHINGTON TEENAGER INJURED IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED ON COUNTRY CLUB ROAD AT ELMWOOD VIEW DRIVE. THE PATROL SAYS 18-YEAR OLD ANGELIQUE HOLTMEYER WAS NORTHBOUND DRIVI
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Hermann Maifest Returns to Celebrate “70 Years Strong”
5/17/2022
Celebrate spring, new beginnings, culture, and the end of the school year with Hermann’s 70th annual Maifest set for Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. In Germany, there is little more anticipated than Maifest, or “May
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Road Closure
5/17/2022
On Thursday, May 19th , 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department will be closing Dierking Road (Leslie area) from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cross culvert replacement. The closure is approximately 1/10 of a mile from Ea
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Governor Parson Announces Launch of Website for Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act Funds
5/17/2022
Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a public website to help guide access to Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The website, moarpa.mo.gov, enables visitors to learn about how ARPA State Fiscal Recover
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English Department's Poetry and Research Contest Winners
5/16/2022
The East Central College English Department has announced the winners of the annual Poetry and Research Writing Contest. In the poetry category, Christian Emory received first-place honors for, “Well-done.” In the research
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ACCIDENTS
5/16/2022
A HERMANN MAN WAS INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. IT HAPPENED ON HIGHWAY 100 AT BLUE RIDGE DRIVE. THE STATE PATROL REPORTS 46-YEAR OLD JOHN NELSON WAS WESTBOUND WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO AVOID A VEHICLE THAT
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Missouri Remembers Fallen Firefighters
5/16/2022
Missouri is remembering its fallen firefighters. Two memorial services were held over the weekend at the Fire Fighters Memorial of Missouri in Kingdom City. A candlelight vigil took place Saturday night and a ceremony was h
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Parson Planning To Sign Missouri's New Congressional Map
5/16/2022
Governor Parson is planning on signing Missouri's new congressional map. The map was approved by the state Senate last week. The new version will likely result in six Republicans and two Democrats in the state's U.S. House
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Parson Signs Second Supplemental Budget Bill
5/16/2022
Governor Parson is approving a second supplemental budget bill for fiscal year 2022. Parson signed the bill that was passed by the General Assembly last week. The measure allocates supplemental funding for grant programs an
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ACCIDENTS
5/14/2022
A MAN AND WOMAN FROM WASHINGTON WERE INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 6:20 FRIDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY 100 AND OLIVE ROAD. THE PATROL SAYS 34-YEAR OLD CHAD BRO
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Road Closures
5/13/2022
• On Tuesday May 17, 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department will be closing Dierking Road (Leslie area) from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cross culvert replacement. The closure is approximately 5/10 of a mile from Horto
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Enrollment Now Open for Free Summer Course
5/13/2022
East Central College is once again offering one free summer class to soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors. The First Class Tuition Pass, formerly known as Three for Free, is available to the Class of 2023 and the Class
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FATAL ACCIDENT
5/13/2022
FATAL ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 4:20 THURSDAY AFTERNOON ON HIGHWAY T-T NEAR AITCH ROAD. THE HIGHWAY PATROL HAS NOT RELEASED THE NAMES OF THOSE INVOLVED, BUT ALL ARE TEENAGERS
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Missouri Sends New Congressional Map To Parson
5/13/2022
The Missouri Senate is sending a new congressional map to Governor Parson. The new version will likely result in six Republicans and two Democrats in the state's U.S. House delegation. After approving the map yesterday, the
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Missouri House Sends Voter ID Bill To Parson's Desk
5/13/2022
Governor Parson will decide whether to approve a new voter ID law. The Missouri House approved a measure yesterday that would require voters to have a photo ID card to cast ballots. Voters without an ID would be allowed to
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MDC reminds public squirrel and black bass seasons open May 28
5/12/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers squirrel and black bass seasons open Saturday, May 28. SQUIRRELS The hunting season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs May 28 through Feb. 15, 20
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Road Closure
5/12/2022
On Monday, May 16, 2022, the Franklin County Highway Department will be closing Dierking Road (Leslie area) from approximately 8 AM-3 PM, for cross culvert replacement. The closure is approximately 2/10 of a mile from Horton
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CHARGES FILED FOLLOWING TWO BURGLARIES GERALD
5/12/2022
CHARGES FILED FOLLOWING TWO BURGLARIES IN GERALD. THE CASE DATES BACK TO APRIL 29TH WHEN FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO THE THREE THOUSAND BLOCK OF TEGELER ROAD IN GERALD FOR THE REPORT OF A BURGLARY. A G
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WASHINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND ASSAULT
5/12/2022
A WASHINGTON MAN IS FACING CHARGES OF FIRST DEGREE BURLGARY AND THIRD DEGREE ASSAULT. THE CHARGES AGAINST 42-YEAR OLD SCOTT GROSS STEM FROM AN INCIDENT IN ST. CLAIR THIS WEEK. POLICE SAY GROSS ALLEGEDLY ENTERED AN APARTMENT
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Missouri archers compete in NASP Western National Tournament
5/12/2022
More than 100 students from Missouri’s National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) traveled to Sandy, UT to compete in the 2022 Western National Bullseye and 3D Tournament held April 29-30. MoNASP is coordinated through
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Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12
5/12/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fi
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FRANKLIN COUNTY IS NUMBER 1 IN THE SPRING TURKEY HARVEST
5/12/2022
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 33,355 birds during Missouri's 2022 regular spring turkey season, April 18 through May 8. The top regular-season harvest counties
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Missouri Investigating Mysterious Cases of Hepatitis In Children
5/12/2022
Health officials in Missouri are investigating ten mysterious cases of hepatitis in children. State health officials are working with the CDC in the probe. They didn't reveal where the cases were reported in Missouri or how
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Market Volatility Contributes To Rising Gas Prices
5/12/2022
Drivers are feeling the pain of gas prices that have reached over four dollars per gallon. A Triple-A spokesperson says in a news release that the spike at the pump for the start of the summer driving season has been due to v
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Residents Brace For First Summer Wave
5/11/2022
The local area is welcoming summer in a big way. A heat wave moves in today for a few days and temperatures will climb over 90 degrees with high humidity pushing the feels-like temperatures to near 100. There could be recor
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Missouri Senate Advances Abortion Ban If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned
5/11/2022
The Missouri Senate is moving forward with legislation that would trigger Missouri's near-total abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. A Senate Committee approved the measure yesterday, sending it to t
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New Area Code Coming To 573 Region In Missouri
5/11/2022
A new area code will be joining the current 573 area code in Missouri. Increasing demand for residential and business telephone numbers created the need to add a new area code to the existing 573 area code region. Telephone
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Spring Turkey Hunting Season Totals Revealed
5/11/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation is revealing the totals for the spring turkey hunting season. Hunters checked more than 33-thousand birds from April 18th through May 8th. Young turkey hunters also harvested nearly 2
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Students climb trees and celebrate Arbor Day in the 24:1 with MDC and partners
5/11/2022
Most every kid loves to climb trees, but it’s even more fun when you can do it during a school day. That’s what 30 7th and 8th graders from St. Ann Catholic School in Normandy discovered. Their tree climbing experience was
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Mier Family Shares the College Experience at ECC
5/11/2022
Sarah, Ethan and Ryan Mier may be on different educational journeys, but to reach their destinations, the mother and her sons are taking the same path — East Central College. Sarah, 42, is the mother of Ethan, 21, and Ryan,
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41st Annual Art Fair & Winefest May 20-22
5/10/2022
The 41st Annual Art Fair & Winefest will be held on May 20-22, 2022 in historic downtown Washington. This unique festival in the heart of Missouri wine country draws visitors each spring from across the Midwest. There will b
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40% Of America's Baby Formula Supply Is Out Of Stock
5/10/2022
Forty-percent of the country's baby formula supply is out of stock following the closure of a key production facility. Datasembly found that the baby formula shortage increased by 29-percent from March to April. Some states
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Daily COVID-19 Cases In St. Louis County Surge Again
5/10/2022
St. Louis County health officials say cases of COVID-19 are once again increasing as a new wave of the virus spreads across the region. Over the last two weeks, the average number of new daily cases in the county has increas
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Health Officials Urge Caution As They Monitor Increase In Severe Hepatitis Cases In Children
5/10/2022
St. Louis health officials are monitoring a wave of severe hepatitis cases among children that is sweeping the country, including Missouri and Illinois. They say there is no need for parents to worry right now, but they urge
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Missouri Senate Approves Voter ID Bill
5/10/2022
Missouri Republicans are one step closer to approving a voter ID law. The state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would require voters to have a photo ID card to cast ballots. Voters without an ID would be allowed to cas
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Missouri House Approves New Draft Congressional Map
5/10/2022
The Missouri House is green lighting a new draft congressional map. The revised plan was approved by the House yesterday, sending it to the Senate. The new version would likely result in six Republicans and two Democrats in
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St. Charles Co. Judge Dismisses Missouri AG's Mask Mandate Lawsuit
5/9/2022
A St. Charles County judge is dismissing Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's mask mandate lawsuit against the St. Charles School District. The district is one of 47 around the state Schmitt sued earlier this year over m
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Library Director to Speak at AEL’s HiSET Ceremony
5/7/2022
Scenic Regional Library Director Steven W. Campbell will be the speaker for the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) graduation ceremony. The ceremony will recognize students who have passed the High Schoo
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Road Closures Due to Flooding
5/7/2022
• Old Cove Road (Union/St. Clair area), towards the Moselle end • Shawneetown Ford Road (Union area), ¾ mile from Shawneetown Spur • Jakes Prairie Road (Sullivan): closed between Hwy. AC and Hwy. H, and it is also closed by
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Missouri Senate Support Tax Rebate Proposal
5/6/2022
The Missouri Senate is proposing a plan to supply state taxpayers with a 500-dollar tax rebate. The proposal was endorsed yesterday by the GOP-controlled Senate. It would cost the state 500-million-dollars, which is half th
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Judge Grants Greitens Access To Ex-Wife's Phone Records
5/6/2022
Attorneys for former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens will be able to see his ex-wife's phone records from the days before she accused him of physical abuse. An associate judge overruled Sheena Greitens' motion to reject subp
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MU Proposing Sanctions Against Students Involved In Frat Hazing Incident
5/6/2022
The University of Missouri is proposing disciplinary sanctions against 13 students involved in a hazing incident last fall that resulted in the alcohol poisoning of an incoming fraternity member. The incident happened Octobe
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Missouri Honoring Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
5/6/2022
Missouri is honoring fallen law enforcement officers. Governor Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset tonight until sunrise on Sunday. The annual
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ST. CLAIR MAN CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT
5/6/2022
A ST. CLAIR MAN IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT. THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED 36 YEAR OLD STACEY PERRY FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT THIS WEEK IN THE 300 BLOCK OF EAST SPRINGFIELD ROAD. AUTHORITIES SAY PERRY HAD BEEN
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ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
5/6/2022
• Old Cove Road (Union/St. Clair area), towards the Moselle end • Shawneetown Ford Road (Union area), ¾ mile from Shawneetown Spur • Jakes Prairie Road (Sullivan): closed between Hwy. AC and Hwy. H, and it is also closed by
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Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome, Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Lighted Blue in Honor of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
5/6/2022
In honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 6, 2022, until sunrise o
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ACCIDENTS
5/6/2022
A MAN FROM SEYMOUR, MISSOURI WAS STRUCK A KILLED BY A VEHICLE ON INTERSTATE 44 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE PATROL REPORTS IT HAPPENED AT 4:40 THURSDAY MORNING EAST OF SULLIVAN. THE PATROL SAYS 63-YEAR OLD DANIEL KERN WAS
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CHARGES ARE PENDING FOLLOWING A DRUG BUST IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
5/5/2022
CHARGES ARE PENDING FOLLOWING A DRUG BUST IN UNION. THE COUNTY SWAT TEAM, NARCOTICS UNIT AND UNION POLICE SEARCHED A HOME IN THE 200 BLOCK OF NORTH OAK STREET WEDNESDAY AFTER A TASK FORCE OFFICER OBTAINED INFORMATION ABOUT N
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MDC virtual program on May 16 to focus on mounting turkey fans
5/5/2022
Along with its gobble, another noticeable characteristic of a male turkey in spring is it’s eye-catching fan of tail feathers. Turkey hunters who want information on how they can transform the tail feathers of the gobbler th
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MDC’s Diversity in Birding Week culminates May 7 with chance to see live raptors in Tower Grove Park
5/4/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting Diversity in Birding Week now through May 7. This week will be a celebration of the diversity in both people and birds. The series of birdwatching events and programs
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Road Closure
5/5/2022
Camp Mo Val Road (Union) will be closed Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 8 am to 3 pm for cross culvert pipe replacement. The closure is 7/10 of a mile from Hwy UU ( between 2939 Camp Mo Val Road and 2784 Camp Mo Val. The road w
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Missouri Set To Raise Teachers Salary
5/5/2022
Missouri teachers are set to receive a raise. The starting annual salary for educators in the state will be raised to 38-thousand-dollars under a state budget nearing final passage. Budget negotiators agreed to insert 37-mi
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City Golf Scramble Rescheduled
5/3/2022
Owensville, MO – Due to weather, Owensville Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) had to reschedule the City Golf Scramble to Saturday, July 23 at Owensville Golf Course, located at 702 N. Maple St. Tee time is 10:00am with lu
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MDC to offer free virtual hummingbird program on May 7
5/3/2022
Hummingbirds fascinate humans for a variety of reasons. The way these tiny birds hover at feeders and dart back and forth makes them a favorite of many people. People interested in learning more about these birds that charm
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Missouri Considering Raising Age To Buy Tobacco Products
5/5/2022
Missouri lawmakers are considering raising the legal age to buy or possess tobacco products in the state. A bill that received first-round House approval yesterday would raise the age to buy or use tobacco products, includin
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Schmitt Secures Payout for Missouri Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
5/5/2022
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is securing two-point-five-million-dollars for consumers in the state that were deceived by TurboTax. The owner will pay the restitution for deceiving consumers into paying for tax serv
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Apply for MDC elk and bear hunting permits in May
4/30/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters to apply for elk-hunting and bear-hunting permits in May. MDC will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit
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Learn about fly-fishing gear at May 12 MDC virtual event
4/30/2022
Fly fishing is a unique form of fishing that has its own set of equipment and lures. People who want to learn more about the equipment and this distinctive style of fishing should register for the free Missouri Department of
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Parson Orders Capitol Dome Lit Green in Recognition of Children's Mental Health Week
5/5/2022
The State of Missouri is recognizing Children's Mental Health Week by lighting the State Capitol dome green. Governor Parson ordered the dome to be lit green beginning at sunset tonight, until sunrise tomorrow. Approximatel
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MDC’s Kids Fishing Day returns May 14 at Maramec Spring Park
4/29/2022
Missouri’s fifth largest spring, free trout fishing, a casting contest with prizes, and free hotdogs are all part of the fun at Kids’ Fishing Day, Saturday, May 14. The event is put on by the Missouri Department of Conservati
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Bill Proposed To Ban Tents On City Property
5/5/2022
A bill to ban tent cities is being proposed in St. Louis. The Public Safety Commission is taking up the issue at their meeting today. The bill would ban tents set up on public right of ways across the city. It is designed
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Former SCOTUS Clerk Weighs In On Leak
5/5/2022
A St. Louis attorney who was a former clerk for a Supreme Court Justice says the investigation the into leaking of a document on Roe v. Wade earlier this week will be like no other. Former Justice Samuel Alito Clerk Barbara
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Man Tests Positive For Bat Rabies
5/5/2022
A west St. Louis County man is being treated for bat rabies after he reportedly tried to break up a fight between a bat and a bird. He told county officials he tried to defend a bat that was being attacked by a bird in Ballw
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Missouri Carries Out Execution Of Carman Deck
5/4/2022
A man convicted of killing an elderly couple in De Soto in 1996 is dead after he was executed by the state of Missouri. Carman Deck died by lethal injection last night at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Governor Parson on
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Nearly All Missouri Abortions Will Be Banned If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned
5/4/2022
Nearly all abortions would be banned if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. A 2019 state law would ban abortions in Missouri with the exception of medical emergencies if the 49-year-old decision is reversed. The l
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Red Cross Says Blood Supply Remains Critically Low
5/4/2022
The clamoring over COVID-19 may have calmed but the Red Cross says some things don't change like the urgent need for blood. The Red Cross says the need is still critical as we head into the big travel months of the summer.
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VILLA RIDGE MAN FACING A BURGLARY CHARGE
5/4/2022
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED A VILLA RIDGE MAN WITH FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY. CHAZ E. SPENCER IS CHARGED FOLLOWING AN ALLEGED INCIDENT IN THE THREE THOUSAND BLOCK OF HIGHWAY MM IN GRAY SUMMIT. SPENCER ALLEGEDLY E
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WASHINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY
5/4/2022
A WASHINGTON MAN IS FACING A CHARGE OF SECOND DEGREE BURGLARY. THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR HAS FILED THE CHARGE AGAINST 23-YEAR OLD NATHAN NEIER FOLLOWING AN ALLEGED INCIDENT LAST WEEK IN THE 1900 BLOCK OF PETERS FORD ROAD IN LESL
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ACCIDENTS
5/4/2022
UNION MAN INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 5:25 TUESDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY V WEST OF CLEARVIEW ROAD AS 58-YEAR OLD DAVID PARISH WAS WESTBOUND IN A PICK-UP. THE PATROL SAYS
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ECC Students and Grads Recognized at MCC, PTK Event
5/4/2022
Four current East Central College students and two graduates were recognized for academics and leadership during the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Student Leadership and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Awa
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Road Closure
5/4/2022
Camp Mo Val Road (Union) will be closed Friday, May 6, 2022 from 8 am to 3 pm for cross culvert pipe replacement. The closure will be 1.2 miles from Hwy UU ( closest address is 2699 Camp Mo Val Road). The road will be close
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Ameren Missouri Expands Energy Assistance Program For Natural Gas Customers
5/3/2022
Ameren Missouri is expanding its energy assistance program for natural gas customers. The Clean Slate program is designed to help eligible customers who don't qualify for state or federal programs serving families with lower
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ACCIDENTS
5/3/2022
TWO INJURED IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 3:40 MONDAY AFTERNOON ON FRISCO DRIVE NORTH OF SOMERS DRIVE. THE PATROL SAYS 21-YEAR OLD SAMUEL STONEBARGER OF UNION WAS BEHI
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State to Carry Out Sentence of Mr. Carman Deck
5/3/2022
Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Mr. Carman Deck on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri. "Mr. Deck has received due process, and three sep
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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Announces Make the MOST of May
5/3/2022
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced Make the MOST of May with MOST 529, Missouri’s 529 Education Plan. Throughout the month of May, the first 1,600 Missourians who open a MOST 529 account for a benefici
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DED awards $6 million in tax credits to 37 organizations through the Youth Opportunities Program
5/3/2022
Having Troubles? View ONLINE DED awards $6 million in tax credits to 37 organizations through the Youth Opportunities Program May 2, 2022 Jefferson City — The Department of Economic Development (DED) announ
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Aimée Appell Named 2022 Commencement Speaker
5/3/2022
Human rights advocate and community organizer Aimée Appell will address the East Central College Class of 2022 during commencement exercises Saturday, May 14. This year’s graduation ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. in the Donald D
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Hermann Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week AMTRAK Missouri River Runner Stations Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week
5/3/2022
From Kansas City to St. Louis, with eight stops in between, passengers from all over Missouri and the Midwest, board the Amtrak Missouri River Runner for leisure travel. Whether going to sporting events, exploring a new to
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Art & Design Student Exhibition Winners Announced
5/3/2022
During a reception for the Annual East Central College Art & Design Student Exhibition, the Best of Show was presented to Manny McQueen for his Self Portrait. That is in addition to several other Best in Category and Honor
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ACCIDENT
4/30/2022
O'FALLON TEENAGER INJURED IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN GASCONADE COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT 5:50 FRIDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY 100 EAST OF COLE'S CREEK ROAD AS THE 16 YEAR OLD JUVENILE WAS EASTBOUN
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St. Louis Area Shakes from 2.8 Magnitude Earthquake
4/30/2022
The St. Louis area is shaking from a 2-point-8 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened at 5:30 pm at a depth of nearly 5 miles, just south of Valley Park, Missouri. Around 9-hundred peo
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Drug Take Back Day Today
4/30/2022
Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and there are thousands of drop off locations in the St. Louis area. Authorities says most people abusing prescription medication get the drugs from a friend or family member
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MO With Nation's Second-Lowest Gas Prices
4/30/2022
The average cost of a gallon of regular gas is three-dollars-and-76-cents across Missouri. Triple-A says the national average is four-15 today. Only Georgia has lower gas prices today. A gallon of regular in St. Louis aver
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Missouri House Advances Two Transgender Sports Bills
4/29/2022
The Missouri House is advancing two bills that limit transgender students from competing on sports teams that match their gender identity. One of the measures passed by the House yesterday would limit transgender students to
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Missouri House Approves Voter ID Bill
4/29/2022
Missouri Republicans are once again pushing for a voter ID law. The House approved legislation yesterday that would require voters to have a photo ID card to cast ballots. Missouri voters in 2016 amended the Constitution to
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MDC to hold basic archery class at Shaw Nature Reserve May 11
4/27/2022
Archery is an activity that can help build confidence, coordination, and concentration. It’s a rewarding pursuit all by itself, or a skill that a person can leverage for hunting deer or turkey for example. The Missouri Depa
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Missouri National Guard Sending Armored Personnel Carriers To Ukraine
4/28/2022
The Missouri National Guard is sending armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. An official tells the Post Dispatch that the state will send an "undisclosed number" of APC's to Ukraine in response to a request by the Departmen
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MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring
4/26/2022
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Missouri is home to an estimated 800 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their wi
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Katy Trail State Park Voted #2 Best Recreational Trail In Nation
4/28/2022
Katy Trail State Park is being recognized as one of the best in the nation. Katy Trail was nominated for "Best Recreational Trail" in the country in USA Today's 10-Best Readers' Choice Awards. It was voted the second Best R
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Missouri Encourages Parents To Get Caught Up On Child Vaccinations
4/28/2022
Missouri health officials are encouraging parents to get their children caught up on routine vaccinations. During the 2020-2021 school year, national vaccination coverage for children dropped from 95-percent to below 94-perc
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MDC programs in May to focus on muskie fishing
4/26/2022
– Muskellunge, more commonly known as muskie, aren’t your run-of-the-mill sportfish. The sharp teeth, large size (more than three feet in length), and fighting ability of muskie make them the catch of a lifetime for many angl
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MDC welcomes all to birding with Diversity in Birding Week events April 30-May 7
4/30/2022 3:32:21 AM
Birding is a way to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and learn about the amazing natural world around us. It’s something anybody of any age, gender, income level, or background can enjoy. Birds can be appreciated no matter where
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ACCIDENT
4/28/2022
THREE INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY, IN A THREE VEHICLE CRASH IN WARREN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 11:30 WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON HIGHWAY 47 AT HIGHWAY D. THE PATROL SAYS ALL THREE WERE NORTHBOUND. 56-YEAR OLD
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Missouri House Passes Legislation to Encourage Furthering Trade Relations with the United Kingdom
4/28/2022
The Missouri House of Representatives is looking to further increase trade relations with our ally across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom. This week, the House approved a resolution calling on the United States Congress t
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MDC reports final CWD results for 2021 deer season
4/28/2022
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it sampled and tested more than 32,000 deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) between July 2021 and April 2022. Of the more than 32,000 deer sampled, 86 tested positi
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PTK Collects Snacks for Military Units Overseas
4/28/2022
The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at East Central College in Union collected snacks and donations to purchase items for U.S. troops serving overseas. ECC students, employees and community members all generously chippe
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ECC Highest Transfer GPA in State Among Community Colleges
4/28/2022
East Central College students transferring to four-year colleges and universities in Missouri have the highest Grade Point Average among all community college in the state. According to the Missouri Department of Higher Educ
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ACCIDENT
4/27/2022
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 5:30 TUESDAY EVENING ON EASTBOUND HIGHWAY 50 AT OLD 50. THE PATROL SAYS 18-YEAR OLD COLIN PRINE OF BEAUFORT
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Missouri Senate Approves Their Version State Budget
4/27/2022
The Missouri Senate is moving forward with its version the state budget. The Senate yesterday approved a 46-billion-dollar spending plan. The proposal includes 800-million-dollars in spending over what was approved by the H
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Greitens' Lawyer Seeks Phone Records In Response To Abuse Allegations
4/27/2022
Attorneys for former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens are seeking phone records in response to abuse allegations levied against him by his ex-wife. Lawyer Gary Stamper filed subpoenas for phone and text records from Sheena Gr
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ST. CLAIR MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
4/26/2022
A ST. CLAIR MAN IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT. THE PROSECUTOR HAS CHARGED 53-YEAR OLD CHARLES MILLER FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT SUNDAY OFF MAPLE STREET IN ST. CLAIR WHEN MILLER ALLEGEDLY HIT ANOTHER MAN IN THE HEAD WITH A
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PACIFIC MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY
4/26/2022
A PACIFIC MAN IS FACING A CHARGE OF FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY. THE CHARGE AGAINST UNDRA LANE JR. STEMS FROM AN ALLEGED INCIDENT IN THE 25-HUNDRED BLOCK OF HIGHWAY T WHEN HE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A FRIEND OVER PERSONAL PROPERT
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Work of ECC Art and Design Students on Display in Gallery
4/26/2022
The work of East Central College art and design students is on display now in the ECC Art Gallery. The annual showcase is an opportunity for the college staff, faculty, students and the community to see the works of ECC art
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ACCIDENTS
4/23/2022
THREE INJURED IN A THREE VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON INTERSTATE 44 IN SULLIVAN FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS 57-YEAR OLD RICHARD CHRISTENSEN OF AURORA, ILLINOIS AND 63-YEAR OLD TERRENCE KLEFISCH OF FORT SMITH, A
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FCS Financial Awards $52,500 in Scholarships
4/23/2022
FCS Financial recently selected 35 recipients for their Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. Since 2004, nearly $775,000 has been distributed through the
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Missouri Senate Panel Slashes Half-Million Dollars from Attorney General's Budget Over School Lawsuits
4/22/2022
The Missouri Senate's appropriations committee has cut a half-million dollars that had been added to Attorney General Eric Schmitt's budget over Schmitt's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Majority Leader -- and fell
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Report Says Missouri Has Recovered Most of the Jobs It Lost During the Pandemic'
4/22/2022
A report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the Show-Me State has recovered most of the jobs it lost during the pandemic. According to the chamber's quarterly economic report, the state has added back 357-thousand-20
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Wastewater Tests Shows Resurgence in COVID-19 Cases in Missouri
4/22/2022
Tests of wastewater by the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis show COVID-19 cases are beginning to surge again. Health officials have found that the COVID-19 virus shows up in wastewater. The sewer district tests wate
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Missouri Gas Prices On Rise Again But Remain Among Lowest in Nation
4/22/2022
Missouri gas prices have jumped again -- by eleven cents over last week -- yet they remain the third lowest among all states, more than 30 cents below the national average. Compared with one year ago this week, gas prices ar
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Upcoming Road Closure
4/21/2022
Hoeman Road (New Haven) will be closed Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 8am to 3pm for cross culvert replacement. The location of this closure is between 5512 Hoeman Road and 5411 Hoeman Road. The road will be closed to all t
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Missouri House Advances Tax Rebate Bill
4/21/2022
The Missouri House is moving forward with a plan to send tax rebates to millions of Missouri residents. The House yesterday gave initial approval to a proposal that would send a single person 500-dollars and married couples
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Missouri Offer $50M Settlement To MODOC Employees
4/21/2022
Missouri is offering a nearly 50-million-dollar settlement to Department of Corrections employees who sued over wages more than a decade ago. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the payout Tuesday to end a lawsuit b
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ACCIDENT
4/21/2022
A FENTON WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED ON HIGHWAY 100 EAST OF ALT ROAD AS 35-YEAR OLD JILLIAM MIDDLETON WAS EASTBOUND. THE PATROL
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Parson Joins Other Governors in Forming American Governors' Border Strike Force
4/20/2022
Governor Parson is joining more than two dozen other governors in forming the American Governors' Border Strike Force. The strike force will help increase collaboration and improve intelligence sharing and analysis across pa
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Missouri Lawmakers Advance Legalize Pot Bill
4/20/2022
Missouri lawmakers are advancing a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state. A House committee backed the so-called Cannabis Freedom Act yesterday, sending it to the full House for debate. The measure would legalize
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ACCIDENTS
4/20/2022
BICYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED AT 6:35 TUESDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY A-T AT HIGHWAY M. 

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LOCAL NEWS
4/13/2022
LOCAL NEWS WRIGHT CITY WOMAN INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN WARREN COUNTY. THE STATE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 6:00 TUESDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY 47 SOUTH OF SOUTH ROCK CHURCH ROAD. 21-YEAR OLD HAILEY MISURACO
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Hagedron, Filley Win Local Mayoral Races
4/6/2022 11:18:47 AM
Doug Hagedorn emerged the winner in a 4-race to become the next mayor of the city of Washington. Hagedorn earned 1,508 votes to capture 49.39 percent of the vote. Challenger Steve Sullentrup finished second with 33.98 perce
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Hartville Named 'Center of Population' For US
11/17/2021
Hartville, Missouri is the center of population for the United States based on the 2020 Census population. The Census Bureau says the "center of population" is the point that represents the average location of where people i
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Obituaries



Virginia Brinkmann
5/24/2022
Virginia Brinkmann (nee` Lohmeyer), 78, of Washington, Missouri passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022. She is survived by one son, Jeremy Brinkmann of Wa
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Marylee Vernaci
5/24/2022
MaryLee Vernaci , 87 , passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. MaryLee, daughter of the late Herbert Hill and Pearl nee Fischer, was born on December 2,
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Harry John Abeln
5/24/2022
Harry John Abeln of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022. He is survived by two sons: Harry Abeln Jr. and wife Connie (nee Ruyle) of Pac
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Connie Coppedge
5/24/2022
Connie Coppedge of Owensville passed away Sunday, May 22nd. Funeral services will be Friday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Pin Oak Baptist Church. Buri
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Marcella Dobsch
5/24/2022
Marcella Dobsch, 72, of Union, MO passed away Monday May 23, 2022. She is survived by two daughters: Wendy Hicks of Mt. Vernon, IL and Christy Dobs
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Virginia Brinkmann
5/21/2022
Virginia Brinkmann (nee` Lohmeyer), 78, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022. She is survived by one son, Jeremy Brinkmann of Washingt
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Virgil Schmitt
5/20/2022
Virgil "Butch" Schmitt, 92, of Washington, MO passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He is survived by two sons: Alan Schmitt and wife Dena of Washington,
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Glenda Redeker
5/20/2022
Glenda Marie Redeker (nee Helling) of St. Clair, MO passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Redeker of St. Clair;
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Wesley Hinson
5/20/2022
Wesley Hinson of Grover, Mo., passed away April 27 in St. Louis. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in
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Shaun Stanfill
5/19/2022
Shaun Raymond Stanfill of St. Clair, MO passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 Memorial Services for 15 year old Shaun will be held from 1:00 PM to 7:00
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Leonard Key
5/19/2022
Leonard Key of Huntsville, formerly of Sullivan, passed away Friday, Nov. 19th. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstr
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Carol Willming
5/19/2022
Carol Willming (nee' Schulte) , 79, of Washington, MO passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Don Willming of Washington
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Vernon Lee Wymer
5/19/2022
Vernon Lee Wymer of St. Clair, MO passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 23, 2022 at Russell Coloni
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Beverly Kamler
5/18/2022
Beverly Kamler (nee` Barnes), 73, of Washington, MO passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. she is survived by her husband John Kamler of Washington, MO; on
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Edward Douglas Arnold
5/18/2022
Edward “Eddie” Douglas Arnold of Owensville, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. A Celebration of Life visitation for 55 year old Edward “Eddie”
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Ralph Buschman
5/18/2022
Ralph B. Buschman, 88, of Washington, passed away on May 13, 2022. Ralph, son of the late Frank Buschmann and Launa nee Briggs, was born on July 24,
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George Tainter
5/17/2022
George Tainter, 85, of Hermann passed away Thursday, May 12th. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 28th from 4-6 p.m. at Seventh Street
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Charlotte Hellmann
5/17/2022
Charlotte Marie Hellmann (nee Leonard) of Gerald, MO passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Gary Hellmann of Gerald; her
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Robin Vondera
5/17/2022
Robin Vondera nee` Tredway of Union, MO passed away Sunday May 15, 2022.

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James Haberberger
5/17/2022
James "Jim" Haberberger, 67, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. He is survived by four daughters: Dr. Michelle Arellano-Haberberge
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Dale Havelka
5/16/2022
Dale Havelka of Owensville passed away Friday, May 13th. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensvi
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Donald Jones
5/16/2022
Donald G. Jones of Owensville passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral
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Roger Grob
5/14/2022
Roger Grob of Gerald passed away Friday, May 13th. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in
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Christopher Smith
5/13/2022
Christopher R. Smith, 29, of Washington, MO passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022. He is survived by one daughter, Riley Smith; his parents, Eric Smith
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Jeanette Schroeder Miller
5/12/2022
Jeanette Schroeder Miller of Washington, MO (formerly of Union) passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She is survived by four sons: Jeff Schroeder and w
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Aaron Kohrmann
5/12/2022
Aaron Kohrmann of Owensville passed away Tuesday, May 10th. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. a St. John's United Church of C
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Virginia Barkey
5/11/2022
Virginia Barkey of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She is survived by two sons: Mike Barkey and wife Sharon of Sullivan, and Mark Barkey
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Robert Hostkoetter
5/10/2022
Robert "Bob" Hostkoetter, 94, of Marthasville, MO passed away Monday, May 9, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Lois Hostkoetter (nee' Mueller); one
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Gladys Engemann
5/9/2022
Gladys E. Engemann, 91 , of Washington, passed away on May 6, 2022. Gladys, daughter of the late Oscar Nolting and Laura nee Ellermann, was born on
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Michael Allen Burk
5/6/2022
Michael “Mike” Allen Burk of Union, MO passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022. He is survived by his significant other, Joan Groff of Union; two daughters
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Tanya Marie Schulte
5/6/2022
Tanya Marie Schulte nee Rich of Robertsville, MO passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, May 9, 2022 at
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Keegan James Wiedemann
5/6/2022
Keegan James Wiedemann, 18 , of New Haven, passed away on May 1, 2022. Keegan, son of Tim Wiedeman and LeAnne nee Smith, was born on November 11, 20
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Irene Denton
5/4/2022
Irene Denton (nee` Grannemann), 88, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, May 01, 2022. She is survived by one son, Rick Krenek of Berger, MO; three s
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Charles and Audrey Braswell
5/4/2022
Charles “Wayne” and Audrey Braswell nee Branham of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Frid
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Sharon Jean Hellebusch
5/4/2022
Sharon Jean Hellebusch (nee' Tipton), 64, of Jonesburg, MO passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Mike Hellebusch of Jone
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Carolyn Brandt
5/3/2022
Carolyn E. Brandt, 78 , of Washington, passed away on April 28, 2022. Mrs. Brandt, daughter of the late Aloys Voelkerding and Irene nee Engemann, wa
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William August Juengel
5/3/2022
William August Juengel, Sr. of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at
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Betty Helsee
4/30/2022
Betty J. Helsee, 81 , of Washington, passed away on April 28, 2022. Betty, daughter of the late Alvin Kappelmann and Jenny nee Filla, was born on No
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Kim Borcherding Lapeyre
4/30/2022
Kim Borcherding Lapeyre, 69 , of Washington, passed away on April 26, 2022. Kim, daughter of the late Alfred Borcherding and Erna nee Vohs, was born o
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Janet Steinbeck
4/29/2022
Janet Steinbeck of St. Elizabeth passed away Wednesday, April 27th. Funeral services will be Monday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel i
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Patricia Jean Chinnock
4/29/2022
Patricia Jean Chinnock (nee` Johnson) was born September 26, 1933 in Corning AK; the daughter of the late Thurman Johnson and wife Doris (nee` Poteet)
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Betty Ann Unnerstall
4/28/2022
Betty Ann Unnerstall of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She is survived by six children: Bob Unnerstall and wife Terry of Gerald, Debb
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Dwayne Abbott
4/27/2022
Dwayne Abbott of Linn, MO passed away Sunday April 24, 2022. He is survived by his parents, George and Helen Abbott of Villa Ridge, MO; One sister,
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Dolores Cramer
4/26/2022
Dolores E. Cramer, 88 , of Washington, passed away on April 23, 2022. Dolores, daughter of the late Edward Patke and Agnes nee Schmidt, was born on
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Peggy Emde
4/25/2022
Peggy Emde of Owensville passed away Friday, April 22th. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's United Church o
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Laverne Hecht
4/21/2022
LaVerne Hecht of Gerald passed away Tuesday, April 19th. Funeral services will be Friday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald.
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Jacob Pottebaum
4/20/2022
Jacob O. Pottebaum, 79 , of Washington, passed away on April 14, 2022. Jake, son of the late Benjamin Pottebaum and Lorene nee Kiderlen, was born on
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Duane Beste
4/20/2022
Duane E. Beste, 65 , of Washington, passed away on April 14, 2022. Duane, son of the late Rudolph Beste and Meredith nee Boland, was born on Februar
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Michael Conway Powers
4/20/2022
Michael Conway Powers, Jr. of Bourbon, MO passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 22, 2022 at
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Norma Baue Means
4/20/2022
Norma Baue Means (nee’ Fritz), 101, of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022. She is survived by one daughter, Ann Baue Blakley and h
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Ronald Glenn Bragg
4/20/2022
Ronald Glenn Bragg, known to most as Ron, of St. Clair, MO passed away Sunday, April 17, 2022 Celebration of life for 56 year old Ron will be held
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Stephan Landa
4/20/2022
Stephen Landa, 74, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022. He is survived by one daughter, Angela Poenicke and husband Gary of St. Peters,
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August Bargen
4/20/2022
AUGUST T. BARGEN OBITUARY October 26, 1930 - April 16, 2022 Our parishioner, August (Gus) T. Bargen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and
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Bill Marquart
4/20/2022
William "Bill" Marquart, 80, of Dutzow, MO passed away Monday, April 18, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Karen Marquart (nee` Voelkerding); one son,
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Marion F. McDonald
4/18/2022
Marion F. McDonald, 90 , of Washington, passed away on April 13, 2022. Marion, daughter of the late Roman Brinker and Isabel nee Elbert, was born on
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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
4/13/2022
Colter Loughridge, stillborn infant, passed away Saturday, April 9th. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 14 at 12 noon at Gottenstroeter Cha
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Richard Stearns - Lonedell | Mar 29, 2022
3/31/2022
Richard Eugene Stearns of Lonedell, MO passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, April 4, 2022 at Russ
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Lorraine Kahre - Union | Mar 28, 2022
3/31/2022
Lorraine Kahre (nee' McCrary), 87, of Union, MO passed away Monday, March 28, 2022.

She is survived by two daughters: Brenda Hoelscher and
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Mary Morgan - Gerald | Mar 27, 2022
3/31/2022
Mary Morgan of Gerald passed away Sunday, March 27th. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald. Bu
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Virginia Beerman - Union | Mar 25, 2022
3/31/2022
Virginia Beerman (nee’ Rodgers), 87, of Union, MO passed away Friday, March 25, 2022.

She is survived by five sons: Richard Beerman and wif
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William Eisenhauer - Owensville | Mar 19, 2022
3/31/2022
William Eisenhauer Jr. of Owensville passed away Saturday, March 19th. Funeral services will be Friday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Cha
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Marilyn Viehland - Union | Mar 22, 2022
3/31/2022
Marilyn Bertha Emily Viehland nee Weber of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, March 22 2022

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday
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Marilyn Beanblossom - Washington | Mar 20, 2022
3/31/2022
Marilyn Lorraine Beanblossom was escorted by angels to the arms of her Savior on March 20, 2022. Her parents John Fred Schmitt and his wife Josephine
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Patricia Parsons - Villa Ridge | Mar 18, 2022
3/31/2022
Patricia Parsons (nee` Blevins), 80, of Villa Ridge, MO passed away Friday, March 18, 2022. She is survived by one son, Dan Parsons of Kirkwood, MO; t
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Nicole Winistoerfer - Washington | Mar 18, 2022
3/31/2022
Nicole Ann Winistoerfer (nee' Helfrich), 49, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, March 18, 2022.

She is survived by three children: Taylo
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Margaret Kroeter - Union | Mar 16, 2022
3/31/2022
Margaret Kroeter of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022. She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Linda Kroeter of Union; one grandson, Mat
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Steven Gonzalez - St. Clair | Mar 14, 2022
3/31/2022
Steven Ramon Gonzalez, Sr. of St. Clair, MO passed away Monday, March 14, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 18, 2022 at Ru
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Margery Blackwell - Owensville | Mar 14, 2022
3/31/2022
Margery Blackwell of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Owensville passed away Monday, March 14th. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m.
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