Area News

Middle School Girls Basketball Camp
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday June 01, 2015

A basketball camp for incoming fifth through eighth grade girls will be held by Sullivan head coach Jason Merkel June 15-18 at the Sullivan Middle School gym. The annual camp will run from 3-5:15 p.m. each day and cost is $30. A registration form is available at the Sullivan school district website or you can […]

Seek Help Finding Missing Washington Man
Missourian — Posted on Monday June 01, 2015

Washington police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who was reported missing Sunday morning.

Sheriff’s Office Reminds People to Lock Vehicles — Keep Garage Doors Closed
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 31, 2015

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to keep their cars locked to prevent thefts.

Says Concrete Plant Not Detrimental to Area
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 31, 2015

A woman says her husband’s plan to build a concrete plant in Gray Summit has been unfairly portrayed by critics and media.

Nixon ‘Very Close’ to Appointment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is getting “very close” to appointing someone to fill a vacant seat on the Franklin County Commission, a spokesman said Thursday.

Police Invite Citizens to Informal Chat Sessions
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Members of the public are invited to an informal meeting with Pacific Police officers in a community program designed to create relationships between citizens and cops.

Plan Board Awards CUP To Grading Business
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

A conditional use permit was awarded to a grading and excavating business near Pacific that is planning on expanding.

UP Completes Improvementsn At Pacific Crossing
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

A major rail infrastructure improvement project brought Union Pacific Railroad (UP) crews to Pacific last week.

Student Wins State Essay Contest
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

A Robertsville Elementary fifth-grader turned in the top essay in the state showing that she understands how to invest money in the stock market.

Disabled Will Get Job Experience With New Employment Program
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

A new program to help prepare high school students with disabilities for the workforce will be offered this summer in Franklin County.

Senior Center to Serve As Red Cross Shelter
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Area residents displaced by a disaster will soon have a no-cost temporary shelter with all the benefits of home in Pacific.

Struckhoff Is Named Outstanding Educatorn In Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Described as the “ultimate advocate” for students, Washington Middle School guidance counselor Shelly Struckhoff was honored Thursday morning as the 2015 Outstanding Educator of the Year in the Washin

Group Lobbies to Save Historic Home
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Proponents of preserving a historic Washington home are expected to pack the city council chambers Monday night in an effort to convince council members to not raze it for parking around the city hall

Memorial to Honor All Disabled Veterans
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Plans to honor disabled veterans call for an all encompassing memorial for all branches and all communities in the area.

Warhawk Basketball Camp This Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Warhawk Basketball Camp is this coming week at the Bourbon Middle School Gym! The cost is $20 for kids 3-8th grade and includes a t-shirt. Come join in Tues. June 2- Thurs., June 4. 3-5 grade 10:00-12:00; 6-8 grade 3:00-5:00; JV 5:00-7:00 and Varsity 7:00-9:00.

Alferman Does Not Want Legislature Seen as Frat House — Supports Ethics Reform to Limit Lobbyists’ Gifts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, said he’s probably not speaking out of turn by saying “the public’s general conception of the General Assembly is that you know it’s just kind of like a frat hou

Governor’s Veto of Jobless Bill Stands — Previous Article Corrected
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

A story in the Wednesday edition of The Missourian about a bill dealing with unemployment benefits incorrectly stated that the Legislature overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill.

Summer Numbers Up in R-XIII
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

More than 1,000 students, or roughly half of the district’s youth population, have signed up to attend summer school starting Monday in the St. Clair R-XIII School District.

Trail Day Is Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Reservations for the 11th annual Riverfront Trail Day to be held Wednesday, June 3, at Lions Lake and the swine pavilion at the Washington Fairgrounds for seniors and anyone else who has a physical di

All St. Clair School Staff Get Pay Hike
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Every St. Clair R-XIII School District employee will receive a raise for the 2015-16 academic year.

Four Businesses in City Do Not Have Renewed License
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 30, 2015

Mayor Ron Blum said this year’s list of delinquent business license renewals is the shortest it has been in some time.

Fire Destroys Ed’s Drilling Building
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

A building owned by Ed’s Drilling and Blasting is a “total loss” after a Tuesday night fire.

Pacific Man Charged With Kidnapping Florida Teen
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

A Franklin County man was arrested in Kentucky on charges of abducting 16-year-old Florida girl.

Club Members Seek Votes in Park Contest
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Union Kiwanis members are making a final push to garner votes for funding for a new playground.

Wright Named Senior Service Award Winner
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder recently announced 25 winners of the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award, including Ruth Wright of Washington.

Warmer Weather Brings Crowd to Washington Pool
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

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Eagles Defeat Carl Junction 6-4, Advance To State Final Four
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Sullivan is off to the state final four. The Eagles held off Carl Junction 6-4 Thursday at Missouri Southern University in Joplin. Heath Schatz’s two-run double in the top of the seventh inning provided the cushion the Eagles needed for a pressure-packed seventh inning. Carl Junction scored one in the bottom half of the inning […]

Mayor: Pacific Might Opt Out of I-44 Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Mayor Jeff Palmore signaled a change of heart on MoDOT’s proposed westbound Interstate 44 interchange improvements that include a roundabout or traffic circle.

Cuba Man Charged In Theft At Jim’s Motors
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

A Cuba man has been charged with felony theft and first-degree property damage. Cody C. Walters Bridgeman, 20, is being held on a $55,000 bond. Bridgeman is accused of two burglaries at Jim’s Motors in March and April. According to the probable cause statement, living quarters horse trailers containing flat-screen televisions and stereo systems had […]

Double Fatality On Highway 185
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Two people were killed in a crash on Highway 185 south Tuesday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Jason E. Stewart, 38, Sullivan, was passing a vehicle when he struck a 1996 Ford Ranger driven by Kathleen Freeman, 65, Sullivan. Freeman’s vehicle traveled off the right side […]