Area News

Layman, Siebert To Introduce Education Program For Inmates
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday March 29, 2017

By Ryan Storz Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman and local entrepreneur Sean Siebert will implement a program at the Crawford County Jail designed to prepare inmates for work upon their release and help the county become a certified Work Ready Community. Layman and Siebert presented their proposal to the Crawford County Commission on March 28. […]

Honoring Our Veterans – Vincent J. “Fly” Mahn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

The late Specialist Fourth Class Vincent Jude “Fly” Mahn was born to the late Daniel John Mahn Sr. and Aurelia Catherine (Pendergrast) Mahn on August 7, 1937 in Desoto, MO. Mahn graduated Desoto High School in 1955 and went into the Army, Missouri National Guard serving from October 24, 1955 through October 23, 1963 an […]

Spring Bluff Spotlight Class Of 2017
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

Hi. My name is Beau. I am the son of Rebecca and Rich. I have one sister Samantha. I like to work with my dad, play sports, fish, hunt, and trap with my cousins while I am out of school. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Mabe. I liked her class because we had a lot of […]

Spring Bluff Spotlight Class Of 2017
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

My name is Connor. I am the son of Eric and Theresa. I have two brothers Ryan and Josh. Outside of school, I like to play video games, swim, play paintball, and hang out with friends. I’ve been at Spring Bluff for 9 years and like recess and my classes.  My favorite teacher was Mr. […]

St. Anthony School Spelling Bee
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

The school Spelling Bee was a heated competition!  Students in grades 1-8 vied for the title of School Spelling Champion, while parents and classmates (silently) cheered them on. In the end, Meredith, a 7th grader, and Alex, an 8th grader battled it out. Alex triumphed by correctly spelling “physicist.” Congratulations to both of our super spellers!

Sullivan Primary School News
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

Sullivan Senior Center Activities Mar. 29-Apr. 4
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

Wed. – Scenic Regional Library presents “Route 66-Take a drive through Missouri slideshow. Bingo sponsored by Support Commitee-12:15 p.m. Thurs.-Shuffleboard 10 a.m. Fun & Fitness with Meramec Nursing Center-10:30 a.m. Fri. – Bingo by Support Committee-10:30 a.m. Mon. – BP/BS checks by St. Clair Nursing/Americare 10 a.m. Canasta by Shafferkoetter Senior Services-10 a.m. Bunco – […]

Sullivan Senior Center Menus Mar. 29-Apr. 4
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

Wed. – Bratwurst, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, carrots, fruit jello, wheat roll. Thurs. – Seasoned baked chicken/dressing, Brussels sprouts, cream-style corn, cranberry applesauce, dinner roll. Fri. – Stuffed salmon boat/dill sauce, California vegetables, garden salad, dinner roll, apple dumpling cake. Mon. – Whole grain pasta/meatballs & Italian tomato sauce, Italian vegetables, pickled beet salad, stewed apples, […]

Same Show, Different Day
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

Dear Editor, I commend Missouri Senator Schatz for coming to the aide of the boat owners in  Missouri, but I have a gripe that affects many more people than the boat owners. I’m talking about the Television Industry.  What or who is the watchdog of that industry?  Let me say now that who or what […]

March 8, #daywithoutawoman
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

Dear Editor, In this era of attack on rights of all kinds it is absolutely necessary to raise awareness and protest this war on the rights of all human beings and specifically women.  The Women’s March on Washington is especially concerned about equity, justice and the human-rights of women and all gender oppressed people. March […]

St. Clair Man Injured in Crash Friday
Missourian — Posted on Monday March 27, 2017

A St. Clair man was injured in a crash Friday, March 24, on Highway K near Route 30.

New Washington Librarian Selected
Missourian — Posted on Monday March 27, 2017

The Washington Public Library has a new librarian.

Meramec Valley R-III School District Asks City to Support Bond Issue
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 26, 2017

The Meramec Valley R-III School District is asking voters to approve an $11.7 million no-tax increase bond issue in the Tuesday, April 4, election.

New Pacific Police Cars Rolling
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 26, 2017

Six new 2017 Ford Explorers, equipped with special police and safety packages, were put into service last week, according to Pacific Police Chief Matt Mansell.

Trump’s Budget Could Affect Meals on Wheels - 2,300 County Residents Use Service
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 26, 2017

As part of his sweeping budget cuts to social programs, President Donald Trump has suggested a $15.1 billion reduction across the board at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which provides funding for senior nutritional programs for 2,300…

Plan Board Supports Rezoning by One Vote - Commissioners Debate Request
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 26, 2017

By just one vote, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission decided to support a rezoning request for 5 acres in Lonedell.

Bend Road Bridge Project At 32 Percent Completion
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 26, 2017

With all eyes on the Route 47 Bridge construction in Washington, another major bridge project in Franklin County has not received as much attention.

Pacific CID Board Approves Tax Rebate for Building
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 26, 2017

The West Osage Community Improvement District (CID) board Tuesday approved a tax rebate for the owners of the former Queen’s IGA building at 2240 W. Osages in a 4-1 vote.

Grocery Store to Hire 50 Workers - Opening in Late April
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

A new grocery store in the former Queen’s IGA building is now accepting applications and expects to hire 50 workers, according to Don Mikesch, general manager.

Clerk to Test Equipment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

The public test of the automatic tabulating equipment to be used in tabulating the results of the April 4 general municipal election will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, March 27, in the office of Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door, 400…

Former Pizza Maker Made a Lot of Dough
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Everyone who knows 80-year-old Moe Reynolds will tell you he is a storyteller.

Kelch: Continued Federal Funding of Arts Important
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Continued federal funding of the arts is important nationally and right here in Washington, said Bridgette Kelch, executive director of Downtown Washington Inc.

Eckelkamp Named Assistant VP of Commercial Lending
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. recently announced the promotion of Chris Eckelkamp to assistant vice president – commercial lending.

Four Businesses Buy Upper Deck VIP Experience at Fair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Four businesses purchased the Upper Deck VIP Experience for the 2017 Washington Fair at the Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Brush Fire Burns More Than 10 Wooded Acres
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Firefighters with the St. Clair Fire Protection District fought a large brush fire for three hours Thursday night in the 500 block of Wild Blackberry Drive.

Schatz Bill Could Fund Scottrade Renovations - Would Allow Up to $6 Million
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

A bill filed by State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, has been garnering quite a bit of attention in recent days.

Abandoned Vehicle Recovered At Bourbeuse River Access
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

An older-model Pontiac Sunbird was recovered under a large brush pile on the Bourbeuse River bank at the Reiker Ford Access Wednesday afternoon.

Neighbors Object To Wedding Venue - Proposal Before County P&Z
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Nearly a dozen people who live near the site of a proposed wedding venue spoke out against it at Tuesday’s Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Contract Awarded for Acoustics - For Franklin County Courtrooms
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Insulation in three courtrooms will be installed at the Franklin County Judicial Center to prevent heavy rains from disrupting court proceedings.

Federal Cuts Would Hurt Local Libraries - May Disable Courier Service
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 25, 2017

Proposed federal cuts to libraries could cripple services statewide and limit technology upgrades locally.