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Another Trail for Missouri? - The Missourian
There is no question of the popularity of a cross-Missouri trail for hiking and biking. Now a second trail is being proposed. It is the Rock Island Trail on an abandoned railroad line. The existing Katy Trail draws about 400,000 bikers and hikers each year.
How Many Guns? - The Missourian
The Pulaski County sheriff’s department searched a business during a homicide investigation and found about 400 guns. The search was at Hilltop Motors in Waynesville. This discovery prompts the question of how many guns are out there? By out there, we ...
Reaching Out - The Missourian
The dismantling of Jay Nixon was in full swing last week. Pundits and politicians — including members of his own party — were busy heaping scorn on the governor in the wake of a historic veto session where the Missouri General Assembly overrode 47 of ...
Assessed Value in Franklin County Goes Up to $1.8 Billion - The Missourian
Franklin County’s assessed value went up in 2014 compared to last year. Total assessed value of real estate and personal property in Franklin County is $1.81 billion for 2014 compared to $1.77 billion in 2013. The 2014 assessed value of real estate is $1 ...
Knights Shut Out St. Dominic - The Missourian
A week off couldn’t stop Borgia’s momentum. The Knights hammered St. Dominic, 35-0, in Week 4 of the high school football season Friday night. Borgia improved to 4-0 on the season with the lopsided victory, keeping the team’s winning streak in tact.
County Ends Practice of Replacing Stolen Signs - The Missourian
The Franklin County Commission voted Tuesday to end the practice of replacing stolen or damaged private road signs. The commission unanimously approved new revised standards for addressing in the unincorporated portion of the county. The policy now calls ...
Mayor Wants to Simplify Routine Park Maintenance - The Missourian
Park board member Joe Gildehaus said he has a renewed “warm and fuzzy park board feeling,” following a meeting with the mayor, discussing maintaining the parks and the future of a proposed trail system. Palmore attended the Sept. 8 park board meeting ...
Eckelkamp 50th Wedding Anniversary - The Missourian
James and Carol Eckelkamp, Union, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 13, 2014, with a family dinner at their home. They also enjoyed a surprise getaway to Heartland Lodge in Illinois, given to them by their children. Mr. Eckelkamp and the ...
District Officials Visit Jefferson City High School - The Missourian
Several Washington School District officials visited Jefferson City High School last week to learn more about their College/Career Academy Model. Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer, along with Washington High School Principal Dr. Frank Wood and Four Rivers ...
County Approves Loan for Brush Creek Sewer District - The Missourian
The Franklin County Commission unanimously approved another loan for the beleaguered Brush Creek Sewer District. Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent said the $25,000 loan is needed to cover expenses related to repairs and to help fund an engineering ...
Eagles Fly Past St. Clair - The Missourian
Sullivan used the big play again and again while taking advantage of turnovers in Friday’s 47-21 victory over St. Clair in Week 4 of the high school football season. The Bulldogs hung tough with the Eagles early, but Sullivan scored 20 straight points in ...
Need Adult Drivers to Help With United Way Canvass - The Missourian
Adult drivers are needed for the upcoming United Way Door-to-Door Drive scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27. The volunteers will drive groups of high school students from the Washington High School campus to their assigned neighborhoods and then back to the ...
‘More Risk, Liability’ if Teachers Carry Guns - The Missourian
The superintendent of the Washington School District, the largest in Franklin County, says there would be “more risk and liability” if teachers are carrying guns in the buildings. “Teachers and leaders are charged with educating youth and should not ...
State Allocates More Funds for Enhancements - The Missourian
The city of Washington will not have to come up with more money for enhancements to the new Missouri River Bridge thanks to the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant awarded to the state. MoDOT officials announced Monday that ...
Borgia Wins Silver Title in Springfield - The Missourian
Borgia’s trip to Springfield had positives and negatives. As far as the positives, the Lady Knights captured the Silver Championship at the Springfield Classic volleyball tournament. It was the second-straight year the team won the Silver title.