Area News

No School in St. Clair, Lonedell Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

The St. Clair R-XIII and Lonedell R-XIV school districts announced that because of snowy and icy road conditions in the area, there will be no classes on Thursday, Feb. 11.

City Stalemate Continues on Appointments
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Aldermen and the mayor continue to deny each other’s appointments for city staff.

Groups Seek to Restore Historic Route 66 Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A coalition of St. Louis organizations is pooling its resources in an effort to restore a connection to Route 66 State Park over the Meramec River in Eureka.

Still No Solution to Lights On During Day
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

The vintage lights on East Osage are often on in the daylight hours, including hours of bright sunshine.

Sheepdog Seminar Speakers Make Call for Safer Churches
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Since 1999 there have been 622 victims of violent death in churches, and there are about 600 violent sex crimes associated with churches and volunteers, or staff, each month.

Resident Wants City Sign in His Yard Moved
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A sign in the front yard of a Congress Street residence will stay where it is for the time being even though some aldermen say the homeowner does not want it there.

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Wife In Bourbon Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A man is in custody after his wife claimed he shot her at a Bourbon residence Tuesday night. Authorities apprehended the suspect Wednesday as he was leaving his house, carrying survival gear to his vehicle. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges by the prosecuting attorney. According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Man Arrested, Charged After Firing Gun At Tractor Trailer
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A Sullivan man accused of firing a gun at a tractor trailer parked at Flying J Tuesday night has been arrested and charged with with first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Andrew S. Gibson, 21, Sullivan, is being held on a $100,000 bond. Police […]

Update on Flying J Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

 On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 Officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the Flying J Truck Stop for a report of a person shooting a gun. Upon arrival, officers determined that Andrew Scott Gibson ( a 21 year old white male from Sullivan) had an argument with a 34 year old male and a […]

School District of Washington will dismiss early on Wednesday for Snow
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

With the snow moving in to the area, the School District of Washington will dismiss early on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

District Names New Principal at Washington High School
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Dr. Kelle McCallum has been named the new principal of Washington High School, effective July 1, 2016.

St. Clair, Lonedell Releasing Students Early on Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

The St. Clair R-XIII and Lonedell R-XIV school districts announced they are releasing students early on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

St. Clair Chamber Honors 2015 ‘Champions’
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

It was, indeed, a celebration of champions.

"End the R Word" by WHS Blue Jay Journal
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Washington High School Blue Jay Journal staff members produced this piece "End the R Word."

Land Rezoned for Retail Use
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Property along Highway 47 that is split by the Interstate 44 North Service Road has been rezoned commercial so the developer can continue to work toward bringing retail development to St. Clair.

Union R-XI Schools Closing Early Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Due to the impending snow in the forecast, Union R-XI schools will close Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

KTUI Radio To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Live Remote February 12
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

KTUI Radio will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a live remote in Sullivan, MO on Fri., Feb. 12. The event runs from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Northside Reception Hall, 205 N. Clark, and will be broadcast live on KTUI AM and Fidelity Channel 95. The public is invited to come by for refreshments […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County, reported 20 arrests for the week of Feb. 1-7, 2016. This week’s arrests were: Feb. 1; Dennis D. Determan, 24, Wood River IL, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear-speeding. Determan was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Feb. 2; […]

Honoring Our Military-Honoring Our Military
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

By Kelly Alexander According to Tonya Hall, it doesn’t take a special person to live the kind of life she lives. To her it’s just how life is when you’re married to a military man. Her “roll with the punches” attitude is presumably just a small part of why Hall was nominated for and voted […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

The Sullivan Fire Safety District reported 11 alarms for the week of Feb. 1-7. Feb. 1: 4:24 p.m., 114 Brewer Rd., brush fire. Feb. 2: 6:41 p.m., 335 S. Olive St., shed fire. Feb. 2: 7:04 p.m., Indian Hill Dr., structure fire. Feb. 4: 12:17 p.m., E. springfield and Hwy. 185, vehicle accident. Feb. 4: […]

Union Police Suspect Arson in Five Fires
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Union police suspect a serial arsonist has set fire to five unoccupied buildings in the city within the past month.

BHS Menus Feb. 10-16
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Breakfast Wednesday- Yogurt, cinnamon toast, applesauce. Thursday- Fruit smoothie, bagel, pineapple. Friday-No School. Monday-No School. Tuesday-Biscuits & gravy, sausage, pears. Cereal, fruit, and toast are offered as daily alternate. Lunch Wednesday- Cheeseburger or hotdog on a bun, oven fries, baked beans, applesauce. Thursday- Early out. Popcorn chicken or grilled cheese, tomato soup, mixed green salad, […]

BES And BMS Menus Feb. 10-16
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Breakfast Wednesday- Yogurt, cinnamon toast, applesauce. Thursday- Fruit smoothie, bagel, pineapple. Friday-No School. Monday-No School. Tuesday-Biscuits & gravy, sausage, pears. Cereal, fruit, and toast are offered as daily alternate. Lunch Wednesday- Cheeseburger or hotdog on a bun, oven fries, baked beans, applesauce. Thursday- Early out. Popcorn chicken or grilled cheese, tomato soup, mixed green salad, […]

Bourbon Senior Center Activities Feb. 10-16
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Wed.-Walking exercise.Ash Wednesday. Gun and Home safety presentation with Paul Crow from Cuba.Thurs.- Valentine’s Day dinner. Fri.-Game Day. Mon.- Live music. US President’s Day, center is open. Foot clinic. Tues. – Bingo.

TIF Board Backs Development Plan Changes
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

It did not take the St. Clair Tax Increment Financing Commission very long last week to amend a plan that calls for retail development of a key parcel of land on the city’s north side.

Crews Battle House Fire Tuesday Afternoon
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday February 09, 2016

Washington Fire Department crews responded to a fire at 1141 N. Park Drive shortly before 1:45 p.m.

Maniaci Begins Job As New City Planner
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 07, 2016

Washington native Sal Maniaci took the helm this week as the new Washington city planner.

Appeal Board’s Denial of Permit for Rehab Facilityn On Property Near Dutzow
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 07, 2016

A ruling by the Warren County Planning and Zoning Commission on a proposed drug and alcohol treatment facility is being appealed.

Franklin County Recycling Under New Ownership
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 06, 2016

Brothers Jeff and Bruce Gardner have taken over the former Franklin County Recycling facility, located at 6365 Bluff Road, Washington.

353 Corporation To Sell 4.2-Acre Tract to City
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 06, 2016

The Washington 353 Redevelopment Corporation has agreed to sell a tract of land off Westlink Industrial Drive to the city.