Area News

Man Threatens to Shoot Deputies, Resists Arrest
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 13, 2014

A Fredericktown man was arrested Friday for unlawful use of a weapon after he threatened to shoot officers and dragged a deputy while trying to flee in a vehicle.

Man Stabbed in Back During Argument
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 13, 2014

A Villa Ridge man has been charged with assault for allegedly stabbing a man in the back with a pocket knife Friday.

Franklin County Reports Incidents of Stabbing and Stolen Vehicle
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Sunday July 13, 2014

On July 11, at approximately 10 p.m,, a Franklin County deputy was parked at the stop light at Hwy. 47 and 50 in Union when he witnessed a vehicle run the stop light at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle continued to the Union Ambulance building. […]

National Judges to Visit Washington for America in Bloom Contest
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 13, 2014

Judges from the America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program will visit Washington Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18.

Washington Has Largest School Budget in Area
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

With the most students enrolled, buildings to maintain and staff on its payroll, the Washington School District has the largest budget of any public school system in Franklin County, followed by Meram

County Opens Up More Areas for Cellphone Towers
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

There are now many more areas where telecommunication towers can be placed in the county under code revisions recently adopted by the county commission, an official said.

Armed Robbery Suspect In Custody at County Jail
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

The man charged in the robbery of Fischer Phillips 66 station last September is now in the custody of Franklin County authorities.

Chamber to Host First Junior Golf Tournament
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to offer what it hopes will be the first of many tournaments geared toward kids.

City P&Z Meets Monday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

A preliminary plat and a sketch plan will be up for review during July’s meeting of the Washington Planning and Zoning Commission.

County Planning Board Will Discuss Rezoning Requests
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission will hear two re-zoning requests and continue discussing code changes during its July meeting.

One Man Killed in Highway 100 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

A Hermann man was killed in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 100 west of Washington.

Highway 47 Would Get $38 Million if Voters Approve Sales Tax
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

More than $38 million would be directed toward improvements on State Highway 47 in Franklin County if voters approve a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects Aug. 5.

City Approves New Water, Sewer Connection Fees
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

For the first time in 20 years, Washington will change connection rates.

Dilapidated Buildings Targeted in New Code
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

Heavily damaged buildings that are a blight on the community and create a public nuisance will not be tolerated in Franklin County under code revisions recently approved by the county commission.

Tiny Tea Shop Now Open in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

Art and tea connoisseurs now have a new shop to visit — the Tiny Tea Shop, located at 301 E. Fifth St., Washington.

District to Cut Ribbon On Early Learning Center
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

The Washington School District will officially open its new Early Learning Center (ELC) Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Preregistration Required For Fair Home Ec/Fine Artsn Deadline Is Friday, July 18
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

Preregistration for Home Economics and Fine Arts Show for the Washington Fair is mandatory.

Registration Deadlines for Washington Fair Contests
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

The deadline to enter various contests at the Washington Town and Country is fast approaching.

Birkmann Crowned Franklin County Fair Queen
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

The competition was tough, but Elizabeth Birkmann, 18, of Union, proved she has what it takes to be named the 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen.

Board OKs Bid to Fix Water Leak at Highway 30 and Springfield Road
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

The city will spend almost $100,000 to pay a business to help fix the ongoing water leak under Highway 30 at Springfield Road.

Leak Forces Gasoline Station to Close Pumps
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 12, 2014

Things were back to normal later in the day on Tuesday at the Phillips 66 Fast Lane service station on St. Clair’s north side after an unusual incident forced the gas pumps to be closed down for sever

Clare Roth Crowned New Haven Youth Fair Queen
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

Clare Roth was crowned the 2014 New Haven Youth Fair Queen Friday, July 11. 

Burglary Suspect Arrested
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

A Union man was charged Friday in the burglary of a Spring Drive home.

County Fair Kicks Off With Cool Weather
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

Fair organizers said Thursday’s events brought in some of the biggest crowds in recent history.

Gov. Nixon Decries ‘Poor Fiscal Policy’ from Legislature
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

It is “poor fiscal policy” to seek an increase in the state sales tax to fund transportation projects while at the same time passing an exemption that would “drain” transportation funding, Gov. Jay Ni

Opening Day Of New Grocery Store Successful
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

The new Save-A-Lot grocery store at 2700 W. Osage had a successful opening day, according to one owner.

Part-time Help wanted
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Part-time Help wanted in assisted living facility. Evenings and weekends available. Must be dependable. Fill out application at 431 Russell or call 636-388-9856. EOE. ___________________p10-11

WARNING -SCAM ALERT in Our Area
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday July 09, 2014

Sullivan police reported two incidents of local residents (one in Leasburg the other lives in Sullivan), who recently received a phone call by a man who says his name is David Washington. He stated to both local residents that they had won a Mercedes and a chance at $1.5 million dollars. All they needed to […]

Gray wolf captured by owner
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday July 08, 2014

FRANKLIN COUNTY - The second of a pair of gray wolves that escaped a Robertsville home in June has been captured by its owner, reports the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. One of the wolves, a male,

Gray Wolf Located
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 08, 2014

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received information at about 9:00 a.m., 07/08/2014, that the gray wolf which has been at large since about 06/09/2014 has been recaptured by its owner. The wolf was captured in a snare trap set by the wolf’s owner in the Robertsville, Missouri area. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office appreciates all […]