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Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff statewide on Saturday to honor Missouri soldier killed during Vietnam War; Governor will attend funeral in Centralia
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

Sgt. Rodney Griffin was listed as Missing in Action for over 40 years before his remains were identified Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings statewide be flown at half-staff on Saturday (April 25) in honor of Sgt. Rodney L. […]

Ham Radio Operator Flies Model Tricopter
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

Ham radio operator Ken Trudeau of Gray Summit flies his home-built tricopter at Liberty Field by remote control.

Meals on Wheels Program Grows, Volunteers Needed
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

The Washington Senior Center Meals on Wheels program has grown nearly 24 percent, from delivering 65 meals to homebound seniors per day to 85 per day, according to Debbie Steagall, administrator.

St. Clair Grocery Store Wins 2014 Merchandising Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

St. Clair’s Country Mart grocery store recently was presented a 2014 Excellence in Merchandising Award from the Springfield Division of Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. The recognition came during a

Big Crowds for Main Street BBQ, Bluesfest
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Big crowds turned out this past weekend for the Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest in Downtown Washington.

Maintenance Program Aids Student Learning
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

It’s believed that kids learn best and behave best in safe, clean and well-maintained surroundings.

Claims Made in Lawsuit Over Land Records ‘Without Merit’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

A company that was sued by the software firm used by the county recorder of deeds was recently granted a summary judgment in the lawsuit.

Pacific Eagles Is Much More Than a Social Club —‘Touches Every Citizen in Community’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Dan McClain wants to rebrand the Pacific Eagles Aerie 3842 as a community organization.

Hearing on Landfill Should Be in Evening, LEO President Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Some residents say the county commission’s public hearing on proposed landfill code changes should be held after normal business hours to make sure most people can attend after work.

Riverfront Cultural Society Will Feature Community Supported Agriculture
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

In a couple of weeks, New Haven’s Farmers Market will open and the Riverfront Cultural Society (RCS) is counting down the days for a new service it is introducing this spring — Community Supported Agr

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Attempted Armed Robbery in St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

The man suspected for the attempted armed robbery of the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in St. Clair last Saturday has been arrested and charged.

Park Board Passes on Median Mulch Options
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

There will be no changes to the Highway 100 medians any time soon.

Family Members Place Bricks in Adam’s Garden — In Memory of Children Who Died
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Adam’s Garden, the children’s grief garden located at the base of Sand Mountain on West Osage, recently held its fifth bricklaying ceremony.

Process in ‘Final Stages’ to Appoint Commissioner
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

A spokesman for Gov. Jay Nixon said the review process for appointing someone to fill the county commission seat vacated with the passing of Mike Schatz is in the final stages.

New Fire Chief’s Car Will Include Remote Starter Due to Anonymous Donation
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Thanks to an “anonymous” donation, the Washington fire chief’s new SUV will have a remote starter system.

Students Ready to ‘Party Like Rock Stars’ at Relay This Friday at WHS
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

About 500 students from 13 area grade schools will attend the 10th annual Jordan Scheer Children’s Relay For Life this Friday, April 24, at Washington High School.

Father Kevin To Be President Of SFBRHS
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

The new president at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will be Father Kevin Schmittgens, a longtime chaplain and teacher at the school.

Union Middle School ‘Committed to Success’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Improvement practices at Union Middle School appear to be working.

Judge Wood Fills Seat on Commission to Make Quorum
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Presiding Judge Gael Wood was a member of the Franklin County Commission Tuesday.

Borgia Fest Takes Place This Friday, Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

The sixth annual Borgia Fest with rides, food, games, booths and music will take place this weekend at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

Flagpole Dedication, Fireworks Saturday in Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

The public is invited to a flagpole dedication and fireworks exhibit at Liberty Field this Saturday, April 25.

River Festival, Cleanup Events “a Huge Success”
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

A total of 193 large bags of trash, 39 tires on wheels, nine 50-gallon plastic barrels, nine coolers and five messages in bottles were among the items removed from the Missouri River Saturday, April 1

Area Legislators Share Views on Proposed 2-Cent Gas Tax Hike Bills
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, said he would support a 2-cent increase in the state’s fuel tax to help maintain the state’s roads and bridges.

Rogan Sworn In as Franklin County CASA Volunteer
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

Elizabeth Gayle Rogan of Pacific, who served as principal of St. Bridget Elementary School for four years and taught at the high school for over 15 years, has become a CASA volunteer.

Park Board Reviews Costs of Capital Projects
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

The Washington park board met again to plan for the future of capital improvement projects.

Organizers Raise Funds For Veterans Memorial
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

Organizers are working to raise funds for the Disabled Veterans Memorial in Union, the first of its kind in the state.

Local Businessman Phil Thomure Passes At Age 36
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle The local community is morning the loss of local resident and businessman Phillip B. “Phil” Thomure, Sullivan, who passed away suddenly Fri., Apr. 10, at the age of 36. Thomure is most known for his years of operating the family business co-owned by brother Thomas Thomure, Thomure Lumber, which celebrated their […]

Three Charged In Suspected Federal Gift Card Ring
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Three women from Chicago, IL made the wrong stop on their Walmart gift card tour and were arrested at Sullivan Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. in what authorities believe to be a large scale gift card/credit card ring. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, at 9:30 a.m. Sun., Apr. 12, […]

Over 200 Attend MAAG Walk Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Mid-Mo Addiction Awareness Group held its first walk Sat., Apr. 11, with over 200 walkers participating in what the group is calling a huge success. The walk began at the Sunny Jim Bottomley Park and traveled along the South Service Rd. through Sullivan and returned to Jim Bottomley. The group did […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made six arrests for the week of Apr. 6-12. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 6; Christopher J. Tubbs, 20, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding. Tubbs was held in the Sullivan Jail on $245 bond. Apr. 7; […]