Area News

Parks Department Eyeing New Mower, Enclosed Trailer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington Park Board gave the go-ahead to move forward with plans to buy a new mower and trailer for the parks department.

Parents File Civil Lawsuit In Son’s Death
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The family of a St. Clair teen who was killed when he was struck by a speeding car on Highway 30 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car and three other men who allegedly were

School Board OKs Mutual Aid Agreement for County Safety Director
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington School Board Wednesday night unanimously signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for school crisis participation and response mutual aid with Franklin County.

New Technology Will Assist Sheriff’s Office Investigations
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Identifying suspects and deceased people may be easier now that the county commission approved the purchase this week of a field fingerprint reader for the sheriff’s office.

ECC Earns Accreditation For Its Music Programs
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

East Central College recently earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

East Central to Administer Adult Education Classes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Adult education classes that have been offered by the South Central Missouri Literacy Council will be administered by East Central College beginning in January 2015.

District Receives Clean Audit Report
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington School District received an “unmodified rating” or clean rating on its annual audit.

Ameren Missouri Installs New Clean Air Equipment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

New clean air equipment has been installed at the Labadie Energy Center in Franklin County, demonstrating Ameren Missouri’s commitment to improving air quality and being a good steward of the environm

WHS Athletic Association Will Host Alumni Night
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington High School Athletic Association will host its first alumni night at a home basketball game this season.

Two ‘Innovative’ Teen Counseling Programs Planned
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Two new programs are being established in Franklin County to help teens get counseling for alcohol and drug abuse as well as other issues in their lives.

Statewide Texting and Driving Ban Needed, Griesheimer Says
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

A statewide texting-while-driving ban is needed, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.

Sheriff’s Office Joining in Holiday DWI Crackdown
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

From now through New Year’s Day, Franklin County deputies will wage a crackdown on holiday drunk driving offenders. 

Plan Board Approves CUP For Dredging Operation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

By unanimous vote, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission awarded a conditional use permit to a proposed dredging operation near St. Clair.

Crawford County recount confirms Bernstein winner
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

STEELVILLE - A recount of Nov. 4, 2014 ballots cast for associate circuit court judge in Crawford County confirms a win for incumbent Scott Bernstein. The recount, which took place on Thursday, was tr

St. Clair Chamber to Honor Citizens
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Because of an earlier banquet date, the deadline for the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce to receive nominations for its various awards has been moved up to just after the new year.

Dierker Not in Violation Of Ethics Law
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Missouri Ethics Commission has found that St. Clair Assistant City Administrator Travis Dierker has not violated conflict of interest laws as alleged by a former city employee and her husband.

Obama Signs St. Clair Airport Closure Bill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

President Barack Obama on Thursday afternoon signed into law the bill that allows the St. Clair Regional Airport to close.

Incumbents File for City Offices
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Each incumbent aldermen filed for re-election the first week filing opened.

LEO President Reviewing New Coal Ash Rule, Ameren Responds
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

A new federal coal ash rule that has been highly anticipated by a local environmental group that opposes a proposed Ameren Missouri coal ash landfill in Labadie was released Friday by the EPA.

Franklin County Raises Building Permit Fees
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

The Franklin County Commission this week increased the cost of some building department permit fees for 2015.

Coal Ash Regulations Announced by EPA
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazard

County Paid $20,000 For Municipal Court Lobbying, Legal Help
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Franklin County paid $20,000 for lobbying and legal services related to the new county municipal court.

McDonald New Tourism Director for Hermann
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Eli McDonald of Marthasville, who has worked for the Dierberg Educational Foundation for the last 4 1/2 years, has been named tourism director for the city of Hermann.

Officials Dispute Source’s Accuracy on Pay Raises For County Employees
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Some Franklin County officials dispute the accuracy of information from a confidential source who emailed The Missourian about proposed county employee pay raises.

Kruse to Cover New Haven News for The Missourian
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Don Kruse, who has been editor of the Hermann Advertiser-Courier for the last 23 years, will cover the New Haven scene for the The Missourian.

Obama Signs Into Law St. Clair Airport Closure Bill
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the bill that allows the St. Clair Regional Airport to close.

Montee Family Aids In Sale Of Home For West Sullivan City Hall
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

By James B. Bartle The Town of West Sullivan will soon begin minor modifications to a home, once owned by the late Don and Peggy Montee, to become the permanent Town of West Sullivan City Hall. The Montee family gathered with members of the West Sullivan Board during the Thanksgiving Holiday to formally take a […]

Woman Injured In Roll-Over Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

A roll-over accident on Route C, north of route YY, occurred on Mon., Dec. 1 at 9:50 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Katelin M. Schafler, 22, New Haven, operating a 2005 Ford Escape northbound on Route C, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned several […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 19 alarms for the week of Dec. 1-7. Dec. 1: 5:14 a.m., 4621 Woodland, ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 3:44 p.m., 10322 WL Hackberry Dr., Smoke investigation. Dec. 1: 9:05 p.m., 1194 Landon Rd., ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 11:19 p.m.,619 Hwy. W, ambulance assist. Dec. 2: 12:05 p.m., E. Springfield Rd., […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made nine arrests in Franklin County for the week of Dec. 1-7. This week’s arrests were: Dec. 1; Adrian C. Hopkins, 19, St. Clair, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for no registration or license. Hopkins was held on bond at the Franklin County Jail. Dec. 2; Roy […]