Area News

ECC President Testifies Before House Committee
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer Wednesday testified on behalf of Missouri’s 12 community colleges to the Missouri House of Representatives Higher Education Appropriations Committee.

ECC to Close Gala Center Renovation Bids Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Bids for East Central College’s renovation of the former gala center are due next week.

Toastmasters Club Seeks Members
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

By Karen Butterfield

Commission Tables Policy Amendments
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Franklin County Commission opted to table two agenda items at Tuesday’s meeting.

County 911 Fund Will Spend Reserves in 2016
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Franklin County 911 fund will need to tap into reserves in 2016.

WHS to Have New Course Offerings
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The traditional schedule of classes at Washington High School is changing as the district strives to ensure graduates are college or career ready.

Meyer Named VP, Loan Officer at Citizens Bank
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Citizens Bank Board of Directors announced the promotion of Luke J. Meyer to vice president/loan officer effective Jan. 1.

Man Who Led Officers On Chase Arrested — Found Hiding in Closet
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

A man who eluded deputies last week following a high-speed chase was captured Friday by deputies.

Table Plan For Senior Development
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Approval of a development plan for a new senior housing development in Washington has been delayed.

Board OKs Water Softener Purchase
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Washington School Board at its Jan. 27 meeting approved the low bid of $24,416 from Heggemann Plumbing, Warrenton, for a commercial water softener at Washington High School.

Ordinance On Chickens Under Review
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Residents who want the city to pass an ordinance allowing them to keep chickens will have to wait a while longer.

Candlewick Lane to Be Improved
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

More than a year after officials determined that Candlewick Lane could be improved with non-attributable funds the city receives from the department of transportation, Mayor Jeff Palmore said he is re

Pacific Police Dog to Retire
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Pacific Police Department wants to retire a 10-year-old K9 officer who has served the department for six years, prompting numerous arrests for narcotics violations.

Police Write Fewer Reports Last Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

By Gregg Jones

District Seeking RFPs for Building
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Washington School District is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) beginning this week on the sale of the former Fifth Street School property.

City Officials Not Sure on Buyouts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

One Old Town resident says aldermen should be cautious about discussing a FEMA buyout for flood victims because it might encourage residents to want one, but aldermen say they need to listen to the vi

Shutdown Impacts Fire District — Await Repairs To Highway T
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The aftereffects of the late December heavy rain and flooding are still being felt by the Boles Fire Protection District.

New Haven Police Seeking Man After Morning Attack
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

New Haven Police are searching a man after an assault early Thursday morning.

Eagles Win U-City Invitational, Set Sights On Districts
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Sullivan finished off the regular season the same way they began it — with a championship. The University City Invitational on Feb. 6 closed the book on what has been one of the program’s most successful to date. Sullivan won three tournament championships and went 23-10 overall. Bradley Tourville (113), Dalton Secrest (126), Trevor Key […]

City Traffic Crashes Up, Injuries Down
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

There was a surge in traffic crashes last year in Washington compared to 2014.

ECC to Partner With Crawford Electric for Loan Application
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday gave college officials approval to apply for a USDA Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) to be used for the renovation of the former Gala Center.

Miller Joins News Staff
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Another Miller has joined the staff at The Missourian but he’s no relation to the owners.

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.

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 […]

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 […]