Area News

Lonedell School Evacuated After Container Found in Parking Lot
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Things were back to normal at Lonedell School by mid morning on Thursday after students and staff were evacuated for a short time because a suspicious-looking container was found in one of the parking

Franklin County Rezones 128 Acres for Industry
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

About 128 acres were rezoned from an agricultural/nonurban designation to industrial development after a 2-0 vote by the Franklin County Commission Tuesday.

Manager Says Regional Airport Has Plenty to Offer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The Washington Regional Airport is open for business.

Trustees Approve Bid For Backup Generator
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The East Central College Board of Trustees accepted a bid from PB Electric, Sullivan, for the installation of an emergency generator system on the college’s main campus.

Street Department Looking To Buy Three New Trucks
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The Washington street department could soon get three new trucks.

City Council Hears Pitch for Proposed Senior Development
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Representatives of a proposed senior community development sought city council support Monday night at the Washington administration/operations meeting.

New Principal At St. Vincent
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

"Wonderful, friendly and welcoming,” is how Kelly Cassinger — the new principal at St. Vincent de Paul School, Dutzow, describes the school atmosphere.

Hermann to Cut Ribbon on New Amtrak Station
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of a new Amtrak station in Hermann will take place Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.

Mayor: Tourism Board Should Be Made Up Of City Residents Only
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore wants the city to revamp its ordinance establishing qualifications for serving on the city tourism commission.

Resident Addresses The Board, Wants Alderman to Resign
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A Pacific alderman who offered an employee a raise should resign from the board, according to resident BJ Lawrence.

Aldermen Discuss City Administrator Search
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Six weeks after the former city administrator left the job as part of the transition to a new mayor, no appointment for a replacement has been made.

Vehicle accident on Glaser Rd.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

 A single-vehicle accident on Glaser Rd. at third curve occurred at 3 p.m. Two people were injured and are being transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.

UPDATE: Jailer Resigns Over Pepper Spray Pizza Incident
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

UPDATED: The Franklin County deputy accused of spraying pepper mace on a pizza then offering it to four county jail inmates has resigned.

Update on Franklin County Detention Employee Suspended After Inmates Complained of Suspected Food Tampering
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

On August 21, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Washington Missourian inquiring about a complaint that they had received from a family member of an inmate in the Franklin County Detention Center.  The family member stated that the inmate had been given a piece of pizza that contained pepper spray, a substance used by […]

Deadline Is Friday to Submit Entries for Chamber Awards
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will announce its second class of Outstanding Young Professionals next month.

Special Ride for Special Boy
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

J.J. Grevenberg was part of a special convoy on Saturday morning that traveled from his hometown of St. Clair to Union.

Lonedell’s Tax Levy Stays Put
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The Lonedell R-XIV Board of Education on Monday took little time in adopting Superintendent Jen Ulrich’s recommendation in passing the district’s tax levy for the 2014-15 budgetary cycle.

Sullivan Reports No Klan Activity
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

All was quiet in and around Sullivan over the weekend as far as any Ku Klux Klan activity is concerned.

Subdivision Gets Final Plat Approval
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Despite having some reservations, both the city’s planning and zoning board and the board of aldermen approved the final plat for Phase I of the Casablanca subdivision during recent meetings this mont

Sullivan Regional Airport Fly-In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Leslie Man Arrested For Unlawful Use Of A Weapon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A 60-year-old Leslie man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 2, following a domestic disturbance in which he allegedly made threats with a handgun. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported that deputies were called to the 3000 block of Spring Creek Rd., outside of Leslie, in reference to a domestic disturbance where according to witnesses, a father […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Sullivan Police made 13 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Aug. 11-17. This week’s arrests were: Aug. 12; Stephanie L. Hedrick, 23, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. Aug. 12; Lucas J. Henson, 35, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. Aug. […]

Three Injured In Accident Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A three-car accident on Hwy. AT and US 50 left three people with injuries Thurs., Aug. 14. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2000 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Ronald L. Studdard, 45, Union, traveling westbound on US 50 struck the front of a 2010 Ford F150, operated by Janet […]

Rear-End Accident Leaves Teen Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, one passenger was injured in an accident that occurred on Hwy. 100, East of Route MM on Wed., Aug. 13 at approximately 4:02 p.m. Payton J. Dubberke, 13, Washington received minor injuries when the vehicle she was traveling in, a 2002 Nissan Sentra, operated by Ryan D. […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 13 alarms for the week of Aug. 11-17. Aug. 11: 3:51 a.m., Country Club Dr., search on land. Aug. 11: 1:57 p,.m., I-44 at the 227 mm W/B, vehicle accident. Aug. 11: 8:47 p.m., Jane St., electrical hazard. Aug. 11: 11:33 p.m., Woodland Lakes Dam, ambulance assist. Aug. 12: 4:16 […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 11 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Aug. 11-17. Aug. 12; Jeffery H. Pointer, 50, Casa Grande, AZ, was arrested on a Crawford County warrant for a non-moving traffic violation. Pointer was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Aug. 14; Matthew L. McKinney, 36, […]

Deputy Suspended; Accused of Giving Inmates Pizza Sprayed With Pepper Mace
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 25, 2014

A Franklin County jailer has been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing regarding his actions involving several jail inmates, Sheriff Gary Toelke said.

Superintendent: First Day Of School Ran Smoothly
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 24, 2014

Opening day in the Washington School District ran very smoothly, according to Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer.

Borgia High ACT Scores Well Above State Average
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 24, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s average composite was 24.3, which is well above the state average of 21.8.