Area News

Elizabeth Birkmann Crowned Franklin County Fair Queen
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Elizabeth Birkmann was crowned Franklin County Fair Queen Thursday, July 10.

Registration Open for Fair Run, Walk August 2
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Registration is open for the Washington Fair Run/Walk, one of two pre-Fair events planned.

Landfill Waste Relocation Plan Contract Approved
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Washington is one step closer to moving waste at its landfill into a new storage area.

Wehmeyer, Tobben Are Parade Grand Marshals Past Parade Chairs to Participate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

For more than two decades, the Washington Fair parade has served as the official kickoff to the five-day festival.

Griesheimer Elected President
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer recently was elected the president of the Washington Lions Club.

Foundation Secures $5,000 Grant for All-Abilities Park
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

The Historic Washington Foundation, sister organization to Downtown Washington Inc., has received a $5,000 grant for the new All-Abilities Park under construction in the city park near Lions Lake.

Fair Season Tickets on Sale at Over 30 Outlets
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Season passes for the Washington Town and Country Fair are on sale.

Pacific Mayor: City Parks Need to Be Maintained
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore and park board President Stephen Flannery are in agreement that a new direction is needed in the day-to-day maintenance of the city park system.

Amateur Radio Club Attracts Tech Experts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

The Pacific digital amateur radio club is turning the city into a high-tech mecca, attracting a stream of technology experts and computer gurus, who also are hams, to use the club’s digital repeater,

Transportation Company Now Open in Washington — Around-N-About Serves Franklin County
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

With a simple motto of “Getting people where they need to go,” Washington resident Barbara House recently launched Around-N-About Transportation LLC, located at 300 E. Fifth St., Washington.

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

Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Robbing Three Banks, Including First Bank in Dutzow
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

A Wentzville lawyer admitted Monday to three armed bank robberies, including one in Dutzow, and shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

The Grounds Guys Honored
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

For the second year in a row, The Grounds Guys’ franchise was recognized in Landscape Management magazine as the green industry’s franchise with the largest revenue growth in one year.

Council Awards Well Repair Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Washington’s water well No. 11 will soon be repaired.

Walk to Remember This Sunday at Liberty Field in Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

A walk to honor the memories of children who have died will be held in Liberty Field this Sunday, July 13, hosted by the Franklin County chapter of the Compassionate Friends (TCF).

Funding Worries But County Plans Tower For Safety Reasons
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

After initially expressing some “reservations” about whether the county should spend $150,000 replacing a 911 communication tower at the sheriff’s office, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheime

Pool to Remain Open
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

The leak at the Washington city swimming pool isn’t bad enough for the pool to close early.

Home Sales in Franklin County Down for First Six Months
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Home sales in Franklin County were down about 4 percent through the second quarter compared to the same time period last year.

Pacific May Turn to Public For Beautification Help
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

With summer in full swing and vegetation sprouting like Jack’s proverbial beanstalk, Pacific officials say the city needs a more comprehensive approach to beautification in public spaces.

New Heroin Antidote Law Raises Questions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

New legislation allowing first responders in Missouri to obtain and carry an antidote for heroin overdoses may not have as big an impact here as in other areas, according to law enforcement officials.

Pastors Seek to Unite Pacific City Officials With Prayer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

For the third time since the April election brought a new mayor, the local pastor who opens the city board of aldermen meeting with a prayer, preceded his prayer with a scriptural reading urging leade

Gov. Nixon Decries ‘Poor Fiscal Policy’ From Legislature
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 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

Council Considers Fireworks Stand Exemption
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Washington is looking into the possibility of allowing two fireworks stands currently located outside of city limits to remain in business if annexation is approved.

Owner Traps Timber Wolf
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

A gray wolf that has been on the loose in Franklin County for a month was captured Tuesday by its owner.

Council Approves Industrial Park Amendment
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 09, 2014

The Washington City Council approved an amendment change to the Heidmann Industrial Park development that would allow the sale of a 9-acre lot.

City Sets Specs for Trash Service Contract
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 09, 2014

There will likely be changes to the trash collection in Union now that the city is seeking bids for the service.

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 […]

2014 QUEEN AND HER COURT
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 08, 2014