Area News

Drones Are All the Buzz For Photography Business
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Although it’s not his day job, former St. Clair resident Jeff Anderson spends his off-time making money with his drone.

Johnny’s, in Union, Celebrates 15 Years - Formerly Named DiGiacinto’s
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Johnny’s has been offering a variety of made from scratch fare for 15 years, and owner John Hammack hopes to continue that tradition for years to come.

Woman Facing Charges In Drug Investigation - Has Four Pending DWI Charges
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

A Franklin County woman who racked up four drunk driving arrests in a three-month period is now facing felony charges in a narcotics investigation, authorities said.

Washington UPS Store Under New Ownership
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The UPS Store at 1165 Clock Tower Plaza in Washington is under new ownership.

Local Lawmakers Will Back Greitens - Say He Needs to Mend Fences
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Now that the primary smoke has cleared, statewide Republican candidates are reaching out to legislators for support in the run up to the general election Nov. 8.

City Workers Take Vacation Days to Work on Project — For Mayor’s Crematorium Building
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

A number of phone calls to The Missourian Aug. 19 reported that city workers had closed a portion of Orleans Street and were working along side Mayor Jeff Palmore to dig up the street in front of the building that…

County Moving Forward With Two Bridge Projects - Possum Hollow, Bend Road
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

In what could be considered a housekeeping meeting, the Franklin County Commission Tuesday approved orders in a wide range of categories and departments.

More Appointments Under Review
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Aldermen threaten to take still more power from the mayor after an agreement on cemetery records fell through.

City Administrator to Appoint New Sexton
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

After completing two readings in one meeting Aug. 16, aldermen authorized the city administrator to appoint the city sexton.

Great First Day In the Meramec School District
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

The first day of school for Interim Superintendent Dr. Ed Hillhouse in the Meramec Valley School District included meeting school buses, walking the halls, greeting cooks and custodians and welcoming students back to the classroom.

International Association Honors Halmich
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich knew the exact moment when the big news got out that he had known about for weeks.

Council Wary of Spending Reserves
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

A proposal to dip into reserve funds for the 2016-17 budget was met with concerns and questions by the Washington City Council.

WINGS to Induct Eighth Class Into Hall of Honor - Dinner Program September 15
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

The Washington School District WINGS Educational Foundation will induct its eighth class into the Hall of Honor Thursday, Sept. 15.

Blames Records for Grave Mixup
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Mayor Jeff Palmore said he will not take the blame for a grave ownership mix-up that resulted in burying someone in a grave owned by someone else.

County Democrats Are Organizing For Election Cycle - To Open Headquarters Soon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

With a little more than two months before the Nov. 8 general election, the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee is gearing up for the home stretch.

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Leasburg Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

An Illinois man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from a possible drunk driving accident at Onondaga Cave State Park on Aug. 20. A passenger in the vehicle, Taylor N. Pile, 21, East Alton, Ill., was pronounced dead on Aug. 24. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Robert W. Siempelkamp, 28, Palmer, Ill., […]

Suspect Charged in Theft Case - School Case Still Pending
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Charges were issued Friday against a man accused of stealing a wallet from a Washington Library patron.

Aldermen Override Veto on Police Hiring
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Aldermen overrode the mayor’s veto and approved an ordinance authorizing the board of aldermen to approve police officers selected and recommended by the police chief.

Pacific Library to Offer Telescopes for Checkout — Star Party Set for August 30
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Scenic Regional Library, 119 W. St. Louis St., will offer telescopes for checkout starting on Sept. 1.

Slingshot Vandals Strike— Smash Windows on Cars, Buildings
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Windows on several vehicles and two buildings were smashed in a vandalism spree in Washington last weekend.

Eight Departments Respond To Eureka Holiday Inn Fire - Damage Closes Ballroom, Kitchen
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

More than 60 firefighters from eight area departments converged on a three-alarm fire that caused severe smoke and water damage to the rear portion of the Holiday Inn at Six Flags Friday afternoon.

Veteran Pat O’Fallon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By Kelly Alexander Some of the most effective weapons the United States had for saving American lives during war time were none other than “man’s best friend.” Military dogs, throughout history, have been credited with saving thousands of American lives. With the keenest senses dogs can, see, smell and hear danger and alert servicemen of […]

One Of Two Charged In Assault, Burglary Incident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By James B. Bartle Two Sullivan men got more than they were bargaining for when they allegedly broke into a Sullivan apartment and attempted to assault two black males, only to find themselves both with injuries, one in Missouri Baptist Hospital with charges pending and the second charged in Franklin County. According to Sullivan Police […]

Deputy Injured While Chasing Drug Suspect - Man Escapes, Woman Charged
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

A Franklin County deputy was injured early Monday while chasing a suspect in a narcotics investigation.

Sanders Will Ask For State Help On Prosecuting Attorney Salaries
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By Ryan Storz Should the state of Missouri pay a portion or all of the salaries for county prosecuting attorneys and their staff? Ask commissioners in Crawford County and Prosecuting Attorney Kent Howald and they would say, “yes.” Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders intends to take that to legislators in Jefferson City. Asked last Tuesday where […]

Boast Preparing For New Role As District 2 Commissioner
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By Ryan Storz Barring an unlikely write-in campaign, Jared Boast will take over as Crawford County’s District 2 commissioner in January. Following a landslide victory over incumbent Kenny Killeen in the Aug. 2 primary, Boast will be one of two new commissioners that comes aboard to inherit challenges with the county’s finances and improve infrastructure. […]

Sullivan Senior Center Activities
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Sullivan Senior Center Activities Aug. 24- Aug. 30 Wed. – Music with Lindell Gibbs and Friends – 10 a.m., Card Bingo by Support Committee 12:15 p.m. Thurs. – Fun and Fitness with Meramec Nursing Center – 10:30 a.m., Bingo by Support Committee – 12:15 p.m. Fri.- Bingo by Alternative Hospice- 10:30 a.m. Mon.- Canasta by […]

Sullivan Senior Center Menus
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Sullivan Senior Center Menus Aug. 24 – Aug. 31 Wed. – Roast turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, cranberry apple sauce, dinner roll. Thurs.- Oven-fried fish, au gratin potaoes, zucchini & tomatoes, coleslaw, whole grain muffin, bread. Fri.- Chicken salad w/ bun, vegetable soup, spiced beets, stewed apples & raisins, crackers. Mon.- Pork bratwurst w/sauerkraut, mashed […]

Union Officer Now Stationed at ECC
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

A Union police officer is now stationed at East Central College following months of planning between the two entities.

Talking Sports with Marty Tiefenbrunn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Growing up in Sullivan, one of the top things that my Dad stressed to us Tiefenbrunn kids was the importance of getting an education.  Dad grew up in tough times, graduated from Sullivan High, went to work and married his high school sweetheart.  Along the way he took some college classes, raised a family and […]