Area News

Severe Thunderstorms Likely Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Saturday May 27, 2017

Update at 12 p.m. A significant weather advisory has been issued for northwestern Crawford County, southwestern Franklin County and surrounding areas until 12:15 p.m. A strong thunderstorm is moving east at 30 mph. Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph are possible. Severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening. Widespread damaging […]

Union Splash-N-Swimplex Opens This Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Summer officially kicks off this Sunday, May 28, with the opening of the Union Splash-N-Swimplex.

Trailnet, Katy Land Trust Launch ‘Across STL’ Project On How Trails, Bike Paths Connect People to Places
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Two longtime nonprofit organizations have joined forces on a project that provides a unique perspective on the St. Louis region as being a premier place for biking and walking.

Murphy Sentenced to Life in Prison
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

A Franklin County man was sentenced to life in prison Friday in the violent shooting death of his girlfriend.

Section of Route AJ to Close
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced that a section of Route AJ in Franklin County will close next week for most of the summer.

New Franklin County Plat Book Released
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

After a process of fact finding, coordination and purposeful modifications, the new 2017 Franklin County Plat Book has been released and is available for purchase.

Holtmeyer Promoted to Manager, Will Transition to Director in July
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Sharon Holtmeyer has been promoted to manager of quality improvement at Mercy Hospital Washington, and will transition to director of quality Improvement in July after the retirement of current Director Janice Moellering.

City to Rebid Roof Projects
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Pacific officials will rebid a project to replace roofs on park pavilions after it was revealed that actual roof sizes were larger than those listed in the bid request.

Frances ‘Bibs’ Purschke Services Were Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Frances “Bibs” Purschke, nee Gaasch, 97, Union, passed away Monday, May 22.

New Antenna Helping Patrol Communicate
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

The Missouri Department of Public Safety reported good news after its new antenna in Washington went live.

BPD, Highway Patrol Arrest Man For Vehicle Tampering
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Bourbon police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested an Arnold man May 21 after he allegedly stole a vehicle from White Castle in Fenton. The suspect has been charged with first-degree vehicle tampering and possession of a controlled substance. He is on probation for possession of a controlled substance and his driving status has […]

Charges May Be Sought Against Driver in Fatal Crash
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

The driver in a fatal crash Wednesday night was found with 34 suspected heroin “beans,” with him, according to Union police.

R-XI District Marks UHS 100-Year Anniversary
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

The gymnasium of what was once Union’s High School filled Sunday afternoon, May 21, as alums from decades past viewed a presentation on the building’s history.

Aldermen Elect Johnson Acting Board President
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Alderman Carol Johnson was elected acting president of the board of aldermen May 16.

Car Crashes Into Homes on Washington Heights Drive
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Police in Washington are seeking multiple charges on a man after car chase Thursday night in Washington.

United Way to Host Agency Tour June 8
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

The Franklin County Area United Way will host an agency tour Thursday, June 8.

Eagles Donate $500 To Reading Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The Pacific Eagles donated $500 to the summer reading program at Scenic Regional Library’s Pacific branch.

Our Urgent Care Facility Cuts Ribbon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Our Urgent Care marked the grand opening of its newest urgent care clinic in Washington with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

WINGS Presents 22 Spring Teacher Grants
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The Washington School District’s WINGS Educational Foundation awarded 22 teacher grants this spring, totaling over $28,000.

Union Preschool Program Popular Among Parents — Wait List Grows, Full Next Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Union R-XI district’s new preschool program is attracting so many families that there is currently a waiting list to enter the program.

Culture Vacation Starts June 19
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Neighbors United Undoing Racism, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for communication and education, will sponsor Vacation Culture School at Peace Lutheran Church, 5 Scenic Drive in Washington, the week of June 19-23.

St. Clair Ranks Among Best Cities For Homebuyers
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The city of St. Clair made the list of best cities for first-time homebuyers in the U.S.

Mayor Speaks Out On City Sexton Issue — Meeting Erupts in Accusations
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Mayor Jeff Palmore says he’s sick and tired of officials attempting to misrepresent his efforts with the city’s two cemeteries and won’t be silenced in his mission for clarity.

Two Arrested, Charged With Four Counts Of Drug Possession
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Two people have been charged with four counts of drug possession after a search of a Bourbon residence turned up 12 ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, suboxone and various pills. According to the probable cause statement, Bourbon police pursued a vehicle around 3:45 a.m. on May 19. The driver of the vehicle fled and ran […]

Roth Says City Budget Delayed Due to Flood - New Spending Ready in August
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

City Administrator Steve Roth said the time needed to manage the approach and response to the recent flood that inundated much of the city did not leave him enough time to prepare a draft budget with the detail aldermen would…

Washington City Officials Meet With FEMA to Discuss Flood Damage
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Washington city officials met with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to discuss the early May flooding.

Washington City Opts Against New AT&T Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The city of Washington has decided to not enter into a new three-year contract with AT&T after all.

Projects Planned at Lonedell To Be Done Over the Summer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Lonedell School District will tackle several building projects over the summer.

Contestants Sought For Meramec Community Fair Queen Pageant
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

The Meramec Community Fair Queen Scholarship Program is seeking contestants between the ages of 17-22, from Franklin, Crawford and Washington Counties to participate in the 2017 Queen Scholarship Program for an opportunity to win up to $500 in scholarships. A Meet & Greet will be held on Thursday, May 25, at the Fairgrounds Main Stage […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

The Sullivan Police Department made 17 arrests for the week of May 15 through May 21  in the City of Sullivan. This week’s arrests were: May 16; Derrick E. Roark, 27, Sullivan, was arrested on a probation/parole violation warrant and held in the Sullivan Jail without bond. May 16; Kevin D. Sappington, 48, Bourbon, was […]