Area News

Homecoming Week At Washington High
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Homecoming Week is underway at Washington High School.

Repairs to Apache Drive Completed
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The city reports that repairs on Apache Drive have been completed and the improvements could make the street safe for another few years.

City Asks Businesses to Direct Trucks Away From Candlewick
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The city has called on owners and managers of businesses in the industrial parks to help direct trucks to and from the city industrial areas.

Area Agencies to Take Part in Countywide Drug Take Back
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A prescription drug take back will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, throughout the county.

County Gets Money After Governor Releases Funds
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Money released last week by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will help keep the Franklin County Assessor’s Office running.

Debate Condition of Fields
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

In an hour-long, often heated debate, Pacific Park Board members vowed to improve the Liberty Field soccer fields in time for the 2015 season.

Boy Scout Wants To Improve Park
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Boy Scout Hunter Ellermann wants to construct a walking trail in the undeveloped area of the city park as an Eagle Scout project.

Committee Won’t Act On Riverwalk Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Mike Bates, city operations committee chair, said his group is not the right place to determine whether the Riverwalk project should be a committee of the park board or function as an independent comm

Park Board Members Vow to Help With Rodeo
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

As the date nears for the second annual Iron Horse Rodeo in the Liberty Field equestrian arena, Stephen Flannery, park board president, asked park board members to volunteer to assist with the event.

Civil War Marker to Be Erected October 1
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The historic Civil War sign that stood on East Osage from 1935 until the 1980s when it was removed for a road-widening project and lost, will be replaced.

Trash Truck Rollover
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A garbage truck rolled onto its side Thursday afternoon on Highway A near Cedar Lane. There were no injuries reported in the crash. Emergency crews responded to the scene after 3:20 p.m. 

Bay’s Tire Still in Business
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

In spite of problems from run-off water inundating their property following street improvements, Bay’s Tire Service at 116 E. Osage is not going out of business, owners say.

School District to Receive $168,397 More in State Aid
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon is releasing $143 million of education funding increases after lawmakers sustained his vetoes of tax break bills during last Wednesday’s veto session — and that’s good news for the Wash

Assessed Value in Franklin County Goes Up to $1.8 Billion
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Franklin County’s assessed value went up in 2014 compared to last year.

Hansen 'Very Deserving' of ECC Building Naming Honor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

By all accounts, Robert E. Hansen was — and still is — one of the strongest proponents of East Central College.

County Ends Practice of Replacing Stolen Signs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Franklin County Commission voted Tuesday to end the practice of replacing stolen or damaged private road signs.

Mayor Wants to Simplify Routine Park Maintenance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

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 syste

District Officials Visit Jefferson City High School
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Several Washington School District officials visited Jefferson City High School last week to learn more about their College/Career Academy Model.

County Approves Loan for Brush Creek Sewer District
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Franklin County Commission unanimously approved another loan for the beleaguered Brush Creek Sewer District.

Reported Overdose at Family Motor Inn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department responded to the Family Motor Inn at 7:20 a.m., Thursday morning, Sept. 18, in regards to a reported drug overdose. One 20-year-old white female was transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan hospital by Mo Bap Ambulance and a second 20-year-old white female was transported by private vehicle to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. […]

Sharp Drop In Meth Labs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Last week’s seizure of a meth lab in Union was only the 10th lab investigated this year by the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

‘More Risk, Liability’ if Teachers Carry Guns
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

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.

State Allocates More Funds for Enhancements
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

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 awa

Augusta Festival This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The annual Augusta Harvest Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20.

Auffenberg Earns President’s Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Chris Auffenberg Ford/Lincoln in Washington was awarded the prestigious President’s Award for 2013.

Chamber to Hold Member Luncheon September 22
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Member Luncheon Monday, Sept. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, lower level.

Manion And Bartle New Owners, Publishers Of Sullivan Independent News
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The Sullivan, St. Clair, Bourbon Area Family Shopper Inc. doing business as the Sullivan Independent News would like to announce that Jennifer Manion and James Bartle are the new co-owners and co-publishers of the Sullivan Independent News. The change in ownership and publishers come following the passing of former owner and publisher Kathleen Abell Manion […]

SULLIVAN FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN CLIMB.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Outbreak Of Respiratory Illness Hitting Children Not Reported Here In Our Area As Of Today
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

By James B. Bartle It may be here and officials just haven’t received documentation thus far but the enterovirus 68 or EV-D68 respiratory virus, first discovered in the 1960’s, has not made it to Franklin County or Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan Emergency Room at this point. The EV-D68, the virus which is believed to have struck […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department made 14 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Sept. 1-7. This week’s arrests were: Sept. 3; Michael S. Weber, 27, was arrested on the charge of alleged driving while suspended and a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of […]