Area News

Pizzeria Owner Thankful for Community’s Support - While Recovering From Accident
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Seven years ago Philly’s Pizza opened its doors on Depot Street in Marthasville.

Karen’s Column — Getting to Know the Fair Queen, Court
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The Franklin County Fair has come and gone.

Franklin County Fair Picks Up After Slow Start
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Attendance at the Franklin County Fair picked up after a slow start Thursday, according to Chairman Robbie Keen.

Synthetic Urine Being Sold in Washington - Can Be Used to Cheat Drug Testing
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Synthetic urine and other products used to cheat drug testing can be purchased at stores in Franklin County.

Union School District Had Prepared For Transportation Cuts
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Schools were one of Gov. Eric Greitens’ talking points at the Nixa Early Childhood Center in early February, when he announced his proposed, and now approved, fiscal budget for the state.

Lawsuit Threatened If No Apology From County Official
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

A Villa Ridge resident is threatening legal action against Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer if he doesn’t say “I’m sorry.”

Beloved Cashier Dies Over Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The St. Clair community knew Janet Hoffmeister for her friendly smile and caring personality at Dollar General.

Bardot Street Project Begins July 24
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Construction for the Bardot Street project will start July 24, according to City Administrator Travis Dierker.

County Historical Society Hosts Monthly Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The Franklin County Historical Society met Monday, July 10.

Council Rejects Only Bid For Sale of City Property
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The Washington City Council Monday rejected the bid to purchase a city property that included razing a condemned structure on the 6,880-square-foot property.

City to Consider Duncan Avenue Name Change
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Washington city officials will seek input into a possible name change of Duncan Avenue off Highway 47 to 14th Street.

No Opposition to Casey’s Store at Public Hearing
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

An ordinance allowing for a conditional use permit to operate a convenience store off Highway 100 will be presented next month to the Washington City Council.

Greitens Orders Statewide Drug Monitoring, Last State in Nation
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

With one stroke of the pen Monday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens did what state legislators failed to accomplish several times.

St. Clair School District to Pay For ACT Testing
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

St. Clair R-XIII School District will provide the ACT to juniors at the district’s expense.

Two Charged in Car Thefts
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Two St. Clair residents face multiple felony charges in connection with the theft of two Union Pacific vehicles in Hermann early Monday and the burglary of two businesses.

One Person Injured at Industrial Park Crash
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 17, 2017

One person was injured in an early morning crash at the Heidmann Industrial Park.

MoDOT to Hold Project Open House July 19
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 16, 2017

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will host an open house-style public meeting Wednesday, July 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Government Building to discuss design-build safety improvements.

Projects Will Cause Lane Closures
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 16, 2017

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be working on several projects in Franklin County next week causing lane closures on Interstate 44, Highway 100 and Highway BB.

Council to Review Airport Grant Ordinance Monday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 16, 2017

The Washington City Council is scheduled to review an ordinance to execute a state block grant agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Monday, July 17.

Mental Health Calls Spike In Washington
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 16, 2017

Since the end of last year Washington police officers are responding to a spike in mental health calls.

Bend Bridge Work Will Resume in Fall - Currently at 50 Percent
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 16, 2017

Flooding halted construction on the Bend Road bridge project outside Pacific in May, but contractors plan to go back into full swing in the fall.

Pacific Mayoral Race Taking Shape Early — Four Contenders for Race Still Nine Months Away
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 16, 2017

Filing for the next mayoral election in April is still five months away, but the field of candidates is already taking shape.

Hearing Postponed for Woman Charged in Theft From Agape House
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 15, 2017

The court appearance date for a Pacific woman accused of felony stealing from a Pacific food pantry and resale shop has been postponed.

Local Chiefs Support Blue Alert System - Alerts Public When Officer Assaulted
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 15, 2017

Local municipal police chiefs welcome the new Blue Alert tool that will notify the public and other law enforcement agencies when an officer has been killed or wounded in the line of duty.

Sheriff’s Office to Focus on Commercial Vehicle Safety - Department Receives State Grant
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 15, 2017

Franklin County has been ranked the 11th most dangerous county in the state when it comes to accidents involving commercial vehicles.


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