Area News

Greater St. Louis, Southwest Illinois YMCAs Are Merging — To Create Gateway Region YMCA
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The YMCA of Greater St. Louis and the YMCA of Southwest Illinois will begin operating as the Gateway Region YMCA beginning Sept. 1.

Commission Sets 911 Tax at Top Rate
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The Franklin County Commission last Tuesday approved setting the 911 telephone tax for next year.

Authorities Rescue Animals From Home
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Seventy-eight animals living in “horrendous, filthy conditions” were rescued from a Warren County property Monday, Aug. 31.

Man Charged With Elder Abuse, Domestic Assault
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

A Franklin County man accused of terrorizing and injuring his mother is facing several felony charges, authorities said.

ACT Scores Up, Above State Marks
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Union High School seniors scored higher on the ACT than in more than 15 years.

Recovery of 4 ATV’s In Robertsville That Had Been Stolen From Robertsville & Villa Ridge Area
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested two man Monday in the investigation of four stolen ATVs from the Robertsville and Villa Ridge areas. David Whitaker, 39, Villa Ridge, is one of the two suspects. Whitaker has been charged with two counts of motor vehicle theft and two counts of receiving stolen property. His bond has been […]

FBI Serves Warrant At Union Business
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The FBI seized files and electronics from the offices of Stuart B. Millner & Associates in Union Friday, Aug. 28.

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The Union Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at St. Louis City, 08302015.   Missing Is: Isabella Noelle Lavalle, a white female, age 14   Vehicle Information: Gold Chrysler 300, Missouri registration, numerics unknown   Possible Suspects or Associates are believed to be:   Shalaco Jones, […]

UPDATE: Union Teen Found Safe
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Union police said a 14-year-old girl who had run away from home was found safe.

Additional Charges Filed Against Inmate Accused Of Threatening To Kill Deputy
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Additional charges have been filed against a man who allegedly threatened to kill a Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Aug. 20 while being processed in jail. Steven R. Volner, 20, had a loaded gun in his shorts. He told the deputy that he could have and should have killed him, then said he would remember the […]

ACT Average Slips at SCHS
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

After scoring the same as students across Missouri did a year ago, St. Clair High School students who took the ACT in 2015 tested below the state’s composite score but matched the national average, st

‘Unique’ Case Centers on Home Occupation Permit
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

After about 40 minutes of discussion, members of the St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board last month were unsure about how to proceed in regards to granting a home occupancy permit to a man who assembl

Concrete Plant Is Approved
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Despite major opposition from residents, the Franklin County Commission Tuesday voted 3-0 to rezone about 12.7 acres in Gray Summit near the Shaw Nature Reserve for a concrete plant.

Lawsuit Will Be Filed Against Franklin County Commission, Attorney Says
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

It appears that once again the Franklin County Commission is going to be sued over the right of citizens to speak their concerns.

Lonedell Scores Top State Marks
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Lonedell R-XIV School District students scored above the state average in proficiency in all three of its assessment program test areas, results showed.

Senator Stops At Area Farm — McCaskill’s Ag Tour Visits Todd Geisert Farms
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Several area farmers got a unique chance to air their grievances about government oversight to a sitting U.S. senator.

ECC Waiting to Hear On Grant for Gala Center Renovations
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

East Central College officials are awaiting word on a federal grant that would help fund renovations of the former Gala Center, which was purchased by the college in April.

Sullivan Fair Parade Winners
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

St. Anthony’s Festival
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

Sullivan Bowl And Family Fun Center Working On Massive Renovation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

By James B. Bartle In a facility that was originally built in 1961, the Sullivan Bowling Alley, now known as Sullivan Bowl and Family Fun Center, has recently undergone a massive renovation that to this very day is still continuing. Owner Ed Ockrassa and the building’s owners have invested a tremendous amount of money to […]

Local Student Participates In 76th Session Of Missouri Boys State
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

Jordan Mitchell Sego participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 13-20 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Sego was selected based on his leadership,  citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Sullivan High School. Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may […]

Board Approves Ordinances And Appointments Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council met in open session on Tues., Aug. 18, approving a number of ordinances, that included and extension on the Menard, Inc. property purchase, and the reappointment of several individuals to the Industrial Development Authority, IDA, Board. The council was informed by City Administrator J.T. Hardy that some […]

The Harney Mansion Will Sponsor Its Annual Heritage Days
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

The Harney Mansion will sponsor its annual Heritage Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 5 and Sun., Sept. 6. This living history event commemorates the Civil War era when General William S. Harney served as commander of the St Louis Arsenal in early 1861. On Saturday, members of the Company M […]

Changes To Fall Sports Schedule
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

Due to unforeseen changes, the Independent News’ fall sports calendar contains games, locations and times that do not reflect the updated schedule. The Sept. 1 volleyball game at Waynesville will be at 4 p.m. The Sept. 4 game at home against Whitfield will begin with the freshmen team playing at 4 p.m. and the junior […]

Union Police “Coffee With a Cop” is Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 31, 2015

The next “Coffee With a Cop” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Union Hardee’s. 

Preservation Commission Announces New Award for Historically Accurate Designs
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

The Washington Historic Preservation Commission now has a way to recognize new construction that pays tribute to the historic aspect of Washington.

Concrete Plant Rezone to Be Voted On Next Week — Lawsuit May Be Filed if Rezoning Approved
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

A contentious proposal to rezone land in Gray Summit for a concrete plant may go to court if the Franklin County Commission approves the matter next week.

Riverfront Access Closing Monday for Asphalt Work
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

A project to construct a new pedestrian sidewalk crossing the railroad tracks at Lafayette Street should be completed early next week.

Transportation Grants Awarded By Commission
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

The Franklin County Commission this week awarded special grant funds it allocates annually to local communities.

Houseman to Give Talk on Life, Trial of Accused Murderer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

The life and trial of a Catawissa woman accused of murdering 17 people will be the topic of a talk at the Pacific Scenic Regional Library.