Area News

Gospel Music Singer to Speak at Grace Baptist in Catawissa
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

A well-known gospel singer will share a story of addiction and recovery during an appearance at Grace Baptist Church at 4618 Highway NN in Catawissa this Sunday, Feb. 1.

Nixon: Transportation Will Be a Top Prirority
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said one of the top priorities for his remaining two years in office is finding a solution for the state’s transportation funding deficit.

Early Learning Center To Expand Programs
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

The Washington School District’s Early Learning Center is already planning to expand its programming after opening its doors at the start of the school year.

Judges Serve ‘Justice’ At CASA Breakfast
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Some local judges served up “justice,” along with breakfast, during a fundraiser for Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocated

Possible Citywide Security Camera Network Discussed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Plans for installing a citywide network of security cameras were discussed at Monday’s Washington administration/operation meeting.

County Would ‘Fall on Sword’ Over Old Bridge, Griesheimer Tells McCaskill Aide
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer told an aide to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., that the county commission opposes efforts to have the Bend Road bridge near Pacific designated as a h

School District To Expedite Its Technology Plan
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

The Washington School District’s digital conversion took a giant leap forward with approval of an expedited rollout of technology devices beginning next school year.

New Student Adviser Joins Washington School Board
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Dane Brautigam, a junior at Washington High School, was sworn in Wednesday night as the new student adviser for the Washington School Board.

Appeals Court Upholds Weinhaus Conviction
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

A Missouri Appeals Court panel this week upheld the felony conviction of Jeffrey Weinhaus, a former anti-law enforcement, anti-government blogger, who was wounded during an armed confrontation with Mi

Officers Arrest Three In Drug-Trafficking Case
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

An ongoing investigation of a suspected drug-trafficking operation in Franklin County led to arrests in Villa Ridge and Washington Thursday afternoon, authorities said. 

ECC President Appointed To Higher Ed Committee
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Dr. Jon Bauer, president of East Central College, recently was named a member of a statewide steering committee working with Missouri’s Department of Higher Education to develop a new coordinated plan

No Foul Play Suspected in Baby’s Death
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Franklin County investigators said no foul play is suspected in the death of a small child early Friday.

Neace Named New School Resource Officer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Union police officer Rick Neace has been appointed as a new school resource officer (SRO) to the Union R-XI School District.

Are Home Values Bouncing Back in Franklin County?
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland is expecting a slight increase in residential property values when the 2015 reassessment is completed around the middle of March.

Insurance Firm Welcomes Communication
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Alderman Steve Myers made public the contents of a letter he received from the city’s insurance carrier welcoming his communication after he was told that aldermen could not contact the company withou

St. Clair Planners Deny Permitted Use
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

It took awhile for members of the St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board to understand and then make an informed decision about not allowing a permitted use within a certain zoning district. Then, after

Nixon Hosts Roundtable Debate Here
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon hosted a roundtable discussion with police, court officials and mental health professionals Wednesday afternoon at the Washington police station.

SCJHS Students Again Have Success With Future Cities 
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

The tradition continues.

Sullivan’s Mayor Leasor Resigns
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Sullivan Mayor Thomas D. Leasor resigned from his position last week following the city’s board of aldermen meeting. It was effective immediately.

Chamber Seeks Businesses For Washington Home Show
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans to host the 33rd annual Washington Home Show March 6-8 at the city auditorium.

Lady Jays Win Inaugural Tourney Title Over Warrenton
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Washington senior Kristen Charboneau started the day trying to heal a hip injury.

Pack 923 Pinewood Derby Draws Crowd
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Creativity, family bonding and the love of winning were on display last Saturday at the Tri-County Senior Center as 50 Cub Scouts and their parents gathered for the annual Pack 923 Pinewood Derby.

School Board Begins Superintendent Search
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

The Union School Board took the first step in its superintendent replacement search Monday night.

Veteran, New Haven Grad Enjoys St. Louis Sports Scene
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Jason Pilarski had just finished sewing letters on a jersey of a newly acquired player, and had more work to do last Wednesday afternoon as the equipment manager of the St. Louis Ambush.

ECC President Reflects On Accomplishments, Highlights Goals for New Year
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer said the college accomplished a lot in 2014, and has a lot to be proud of.

Leasburg Man Arrested For Endangering Welfare Of Children
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A Leasburg man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say he left three children, ages 1, 6 and 7 unattended at a residence at 12:17 a.m. Ryan C. Simpson, 28, is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. According to the probable cause statement, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was […]

Warrant Issued For Steelville Man Accused Of Involuntary Manslaughter
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Steelville man accused of involuntary manslaughter that led to the vehicular death of a woman on Oct. 18, 2014. According to the probable cause statement, David L. Declue, was the driver in a crash on Highway 19 less than two miles south of the Steelville […]

Lady Eagles Top Oakville 54-45
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A balanced scoring attack helped the Lady Eagles on Monday. With three players in double figures, Sullivan topped Oakville 54-45 in the first round of the Lindbergh Tournament. Sullivan (11-4) entered the tournament as the second seed. Seventh-seeded Oakville kept pace with the Lady Eagles through the first quarter, but Sullivan used a second quarter […]

Eagles Upset Potosi In Overtime
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan handed Potosi just its second loss of the season with a comeback victory on Tuesday on the road. The Eagles trailed by as many as 10 in the third quarter. A fourth quarter rally sent them to overtime where they hung on for a 62-59 win. Michael McDermott scored a season-high 21 points for […]

Eagles Defeat Potosi, Principia On Senior Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan’s wrestling team had just three home meets, but they made the last one of the season count. The Eagles defeated Potosi 57-15 and Principia 51-24 on senior night. Potosi 106 – Jacob Dixon won by forfeit. 113 – Leland Wall won by forfeit. 120 – Nick Juliette pinned Joshua German. 126 – Dillan King […]