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Commission Grants CUP For Auto Repair Shop
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously granted a conditional use permit for an auto repair business near Union.

Former Wright City School Superintendent Charged With Murder
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

A former Wright City R-II superintendent is accused of murdering a couple in Springfield, according to authorities.

Pacific Man Charged With Stealing, Property Damage
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

A Pacific man has been charged with multiple counts of stealing and property damage after several cars were broken into at an apartment complex earlier this year.

Fair First-Aid Station Treated Fewest Number In Past 25 Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

This year’s mild temperatures kept the number of heat-related complaints down during the Washington Fair, according to Chief Terry Buddemeyer of the Washington Area Ambulance District.

Young Athlete Mixes Movie Inspiration With High Energy
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

As kids are heading back to school, one young local athlete is heading to the batting cages.

Chamber Recognizes Continental Products
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce is focusing its spotlight on Continental Products at 6 Midwest Drive.

Fabric Designer to Open Art, Sewing Studio Here
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

A High Ridge-based artist and fabric designer for the craft, gift and home markets is opening an artist’s cottage studio in Pacific.

St. Patrick’s Homecoming Picnic Draws Large Crowd
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Bathed in a misty drizzle for most of the afternoon, scores of people from across the country joined hundreds of area residents Aug. 17 for the 42nd annual St. Patrick of Armagh modern homecoming picn

City Officials Working On Road Repair Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Officials are looking at best strategies for repairing deteriorating streets in the city, following complaints by citizens and reminders from aldermen that some damaged roads have been ignored for too

Pacific Chamber to Hold Meetings Off-Site
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Beginning in January 2015, local businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about products and services that are produced by fellow Chamber members.

Route 66 Group To Host Motor Tour
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Route 66 Association of Missouri will host its 25th annual Motor Tour Sept. 5, 6 and 7.

Man Charged With Theft Of Drugs From Hospital
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

A Washington man on probation for felony theft of a controlled substance and fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance is facing new charges.

Controversy Over Check Signing Unresolved by Franklin County Officials
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

There are still unresolved issues at the Franklin County Government Center over the process used to electronically apply signatures to checks.

Area Farmers Donate Open Class Market Hogs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Ten market hogs shown in the 2014 open class competition at the Washington Fair were donated to various charities in the area.

County Hires Firm to Provide Inmate Health Services
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Franklin County is changing the way it delivers inmate health services.

Washington to Seek Camp Bridge Bids
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The city plans to seek bids in September to construct a new Camp Street bridge over Busch Creek.

City of Washington Okays New Task Force Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Washington City Council members have approved joining with other cities and counties in reforming the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Superintendent Welcomes Staff, Offers Advice
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer emphasized the importance of building relationships and being advocates for students during opening ceremonies for staff, held this past Frid

United Way to Host Second Agency Tour September 11
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way will host a second agency tour Thursday, Sept. 11.

Franklin County May Net More Money With Online Auction Service
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Franklin County may recoup more money by using an online auction service to get rid of outdated equipment and other property.

Two Men Charged With Pacific Church Break-Ins
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Two Franklin County men were charged with burglary following two church break-ins in Pacific last year.

Eureka Emergency Agencies Offer CERT Training Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

The Eureka EMA, Eureka Fire District and Eureka Police Department will present a CERT training program that teaches basic community emergency response in September and October.

Group Delivers 11,272 Trail Support Letters to Ameren
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Representatives from the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. delivered 11,272 trail support letters to Ameren headquarters in St. Louis on Thursday, Aug. 14

UPDATE: County SWAT Team Called to Ferguson
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

UPDATE:

St. Clair’s ACT Scores Up Sharply
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

St. Clair High School students who took the ACT college-entry exam posted the highest average score in several years in 2014 and tallied the same composite as the state average.

Stuff The Bus fills school need
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday August 17, 2014

SULLIVAN – Fill that bus! That’s the idea behind the Sullivan School District’s annual “Stuff The Bus” event held at the local Wal-Mart store. With a tough economy and increased consumer costs, some f

Train severes man's leg near Church Street crossing
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday August 17, 2014

SULLIVAN -  On Aug. 15, 2014 at approximately 10:24 p.m., officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the area of Church Street and Main Street for a report of a pedestrian struck by a tra

Drunk driver had more than 4x legal limit
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday August 16, 2014

SULLIVAN – A Leasburg man is facing two felony assault charges following a head-on crash Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 on the South Outer Road near Shamrock Drive. The crash sent a Sullivan woman to a St. Loui

Parks graduates from Air Force Academy
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday August 07, 2014

Second Lt. Ian N. Parks graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force on May 28th, 2014. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and wi

Superintendent: Schools to hold intruder drill Aug. 13
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday August 06, 2014

A Message From Sullivan School District Superintendent Tom Allen: