Area News

Mayor Named to Serve on State Main Street Board
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy will represent the city on the Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) Advisory Board.

Mayor Taps Policeman To Be New Code Official
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Enforcement of city codes for weeds, high grass and other nuisances is about to get tougher.

All Weather Sirens Now Back in ServicenTwo Were Down for Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The city’s storm sirens are back in service, according to Dian Becker, emergency management director.

City Experiences Issues With CodeRED System
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Nearly 200 Washington residents signed up for the CodeRED notification system while the city was under a boil order.

Exit 11 Workspace to Open in August
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Professionals in Washington without their own office space soon will have another option with the opening of Exit 11 Workspace, a co-working and shared office environment.

Overdoses Are Linked To Tainted Heroin
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Franklin County narcotics investigators are seeing an alarming jump in drug overdose cases that may be due to tainted heroin.

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 […]

Officials Field Few Complaints About Chlorinated Water
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The implementation of chlorine into Washington’s water system has gone smoothly and has been met with minimal complaints from residents.

Man Wounded in Drive-By Shooting
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Franklin County deputies are searching for two men involved in a drive-by shooting early Thursday near St. Clair in which a 19-year-old man was wounded.

District Explores Special Education Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Washington School Board members want more time to explore a proposal for a special education learning management platform called “Rethink.”

Parade Route, Fairgrounds Will Be Festival Districts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The city has designated festival districts for the upcoming Washington Town and Country Fair and this weekend’s Fair parade.

City Council Questions DNR Mandate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Unless the city council wants to spend money fighting it, the decision to chlorinate Washington’s water system is permanent.

Workforce Program Seeks to Attract and Retain Local Jobs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Local officials want to continue a workforce development program that aims to attract and retain business in Franklin County.

City Seeking Grant Funds for Lake Dock
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The city lake may be home to a handicap accessible fishing dock.

Rezoning Approved for Duplex Development in Villa Ridge
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

The Franklin County Commission voted 2-0 to approve a rezoning for a duplex development last Tuesday despite public opposition.

Jail, Sheriff’s Office To Get New Smoke Detection System
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

A new smoke detection system will be installed in the county jail and sheriff’s office because the current system is getting old and hard to find parts for, an official said.

Bragg Station Has New Garden Center
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

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Local Students Lend a Hand at Union Pantry
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Several local students are spending time this summer at the Union Food Pantry to give to the community.

Holtmeier Hired to Lead Missouri Valley Wealth Management
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Jeff Holtmeier has been hired by Bank of Franklin County as a financial adviser to head up Missouri Valley Wealth Management, LLC.

Park Hours Ordinance Is ‘a Good First Step’
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

St. Clair’s aldermen are moving toward what they hope ends up being a temporary solution to curb the continued vandalism in the city’s parks by agreeing to review an ordinance that limits hours from d

St. Clair Chamber Still Looking for Executive Director
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

The search committee made up of members of the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors has closed the application process in its search for a new executive director.

St. Clair R-XIII Revamps School District Website
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

The St. Clair R-XIII School District has a new website that targets providing patrons with more and easier-to-access information.

Packing Error Cause of Shorter Fireworks Show
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

The Union Jaycees fireworks display was shorter than expected this year due to a packing error.

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

Natural Gas Leak Leads To Evacuation Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  By James B. Bartle Several residents along Blair St., along with nearby factories, were evacuated Thurs., July 16, shortly after 11 a.m. after an employee with Meramec Group, 338 Ramsey St., struck a four inch natural gas line during a reported construction project. The employee contacted Sullivan Police at 11:21 a.m. Thursday reporting that […]

Police Respond To Report Of Man In Underwear On Service Rd.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police responded to the North Service Rd., near Hwy. WW, early Friday morning after a passing motorists reported that a male subject was walking in the area with only his “underwear,” on. Officers responded to the area at 5:35 a.m. and located the male subject, reported initially to be in […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol,Troop C in Franklin County,  reported eight arrests for the week of July 13-19. This week’s arrests were: July 14; Kevin R. Barron, 21, Union, was arrested on a Pevely PD warrant for failure to appear-FTA- failure to comply, 3 counts. Barron was held on bond at the Franklin County […]

Leasburg Man Injured In Service Road Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  An accident occurring on the North Outer Road, one mile west of St. Louis Road, Wed., July 15 at 3:40 p.m. left a Leasburg man injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Malik A. Jaouni, 21, St. Clair, operating a 2005 Mazda 6 was stopping in the roadway. Damon […]