Area News

Commerce, Conservation Session Called a 'Success'
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

Dozens of people packed into Jesuit Hall in Downtown Washington Wednesday to take part in a one-day “think tank.”

Crossing to Close Two Days in August
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

Lafayette Street access to the Washington riverfront at the railroad tracks will be shut down to vehicles Aug. 11 and Aug. 13.

Commissioner Says Opponents’ Attorney ‘Doesn’t Know Law’
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

An attorney who accused the planning and zoning commission of violating state law “doesn’t know the law,” Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.

St. Patrick’s Rock Church to Mark 150th Anniversary
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

When 11:15 a.m. Mass is celebrated to open the annual St. Patrick’s Rock Church homecoming picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, it will mark the 150-year anniversary of Mass being held at the historic church.

Eagles Auxiliary Launch “Flocking” Fundraisers
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Dan McClain, the man famous for yard decorations, was the first Pacific resident to get flocked in the Eagles Auxiliary pink flamingo fundraising program.

Board Will Study Water Rate Hike
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

One Pacific alderman says it is time to raise the rates citizens pay for water service.

Bluegrass Bash to Benefit Riverwalk
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Organizers are putting together a bluegrass event to benefit Pacific’s Riverwalk trail project.

United Way Goal Set at $1,060,000
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way’s goal for 2015 is $1,060,000.

Festival Designation for Parade
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The city has designated a festival district for the Washington Town and Country Fair parade Sunday.

Buddies Not Bullies To Offer Social Camp
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Buddies Not Bullies will host its fifth “YOU-Niquely Social” camp Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, at N Sports Rec Center, 3010 Recreation Drive, Washington.

Departments Trying to Determine If Pool Leaking
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Parks and Recreation and Public Works staffs are trying to find the cause of water visibly running down a hill near the city pool.

Fair Shuttle Lots, Hours Announced
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Shuttle services again will be offered to the Washington Town and Country Fair.

Hinson Pleads Guilty
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, on Thursday pleaded guilty in Cole County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

City’s Stormwater System Handles Abundance of Rain
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Despite a deluge of precipitation in June and additional rainfall in July, the city experienced very few, if any, stormwater-related issues.

City: Street Vacation Policies Needed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The city has put the brakes on speeding through any property vacation requests, including one that had been on the table for a couple of months.

Shooting Linked to Drug Deal
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Investigators said a drive-by shooting early Thursday outside St. Clair apparently stemmed from a drug deal gone bad.

Local Man Kills Self During Police Standoff
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

A more than two-hour police standoff Thursday at a Washington apartment complex ended when a man killed himself, authorities said.

Sporlan Wins ACHR News Dealer Design Awards
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Washington-based business, Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 12th annual Dea

Approve Change in Audit Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

In spite of assurances that the bid from one auditing firm would save the city money, Mayor Jeff Palmore asked aldermen to add $5,000 to the previously approved amount, saying one item had not been in

Mayor to Investigate Water Line Break
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

A water line break near the North First Street pump station Sunday, July 19, temporarily disrupted water service to residents north of Interstate 44.

Bend Road Bridge on Peril List
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The campaign to preserve the old Bend Bridge has gained another advocate.

Citizens Barred From Commenting on Certain Agenda Item
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Two citizens will no longer be allowed to speak about a certain agenda item during the public comment portion of county commission meetings, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said Tuesday

Franklin County Has 14 Gonorrhea Cases In Five Months, Figures Show
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

There have been 113 reported cases of chlamydia, 14 cases of gonorrhea and one syphilis case reported in Franklin County in the first five months of the year, according to provisional data from the st

State Representative Pleads Guilty To DWI
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

State representative Dave Hinson, whose district includes parts of Sullivan, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated Thursday. The charge stems from a February incident in Jefferson City when he hit a parked state vehicle. In a statement, Hinson said, “On Thursday, July 30th, 2015 I accepted a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge, related to […]

Gerstein Named Top Chiropractor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Gerstein of the Washington Chiropractic Clinic recently was named one of the St. Louis region’s “Top Chiropractors” in St. Louis Magazine.

Back to School Fair Provides Supplies, Health Care Services
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The new school year is coming soon and the cost of school supplies and clothing can put a strain on family budgets.

One Injured In Drive-By Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

On July 30, at approximately 2:30 AM., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting in the 1000 block of Hwy TT outside of St. Clair.  The victim of the shooting, a 19-year old white male from that residence, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington with a gunshot wound to the […]

Day Of Fun At Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  Sat., Aug. 8 Bring Out Your Whole Family  For A Fun Filled Day Of Events     Each year the Sullivan community participates in Relay For Life.  Relay For Life is a community event where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer.  Cancer affects everyone in our community in one-way or another. Teams […]

Schmidt Walls Are Going UP
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

All That Jazz Dance Studio
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015