Highlights of 2023: Part 2

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Farmington schools celebrated the opening of two additions at the junior high with a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce in August before the start of the new school year.. The district added 39,000 square feet to the junior high: a two-story building and a new fine arts wing with a multi-purpose room and stage.
File photo Farmington schools celebrated the opening of two additions at the junior high with a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce in August before the start of the new school year.. The district added 39,000 square feet to the junior high: a two-story building and a new fine arts wing with a multi-purpose room and stage.

Top stories from the last six months in western Washington County in 2023 include demolishing the old 1954 Prairie Grove High School building, a new deputy police chief for Farmington Police Department and the decision by Lincoln to use a third-party firm for trash pickup.