Area News

Cuba Man Charged In Theft At Jim’s Motors
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

A Cuba man has been charged with felony theft and first-degree property damage. Cody C. Walters Bridgeman, 20, is being held on a $55,000 bond. Bridgeman is accused of two burglaries at Jim’s Motors in March and April. According to the probable cause statement, living quarters horse trailers containing flat-screen televisions and stereo systems had […]

St. Clair Works on Initial Airport Closure Step
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

After having what he termed a “positive” conversation with Federal Aviation Administration representatives, Mayor Ron Blum said the city is taking the first official step toward closing the St. Clair

Lonedell Keeps Its Technology Moving Forward
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

The Lonedell R-XIV School District will be expanding its technology efforts this fall as the school moves closer to providing a one-to-one digital initiative for students.

St. Clair Police Must Replace Longtime Clerk
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

The St. Clair Police Department is being charged with the task of replacing longtime clerk and dispatcher Doris Spencer, who is retiring after 33 years of service with the city.

Fire Destroys Ed's Drilling & Blasting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

A Tuesday night fire at Ed's Drilling & Blasting destroyed the building and all its contents, Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich said."It's a total loss," he said.The cause of the fire is still un

Two Killed in Head-On Crash
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

Two people died Tuesday in a head-on crash on a Highway 185 south of Meramec State Park.

Union Founders Day Features New Events
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on Founders Day and expect new events to be a draw this year.

Double Fatality On Highway 185
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Two people were killed in a crash on Highway 185 south Tuesday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Jason E. Stewart, 38, Sullivan, was passing a vehicle when he struck a 1996 Ford Ranger driven by Kathleen Freeman, 65, Sullivan. Freeman’s vehicle traveled off the right side […]

Ed's Drilling & Blasting Blaze
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Fire crews battled this fire at Ed's Drilling & Blasting Tuesday night. Explosions were reported during the fire that began after 7 p.m. at Highway A and Four Mile Road. Firefighters from Washingt

Meramec Community Fair Queen’s Scholarship Program
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Registration for the 2015 Meramec Community Fair Queen’s Scholarship Program is in full swing until May 29. The young lady chosen as Meramec Community Fair Queen will receive a $500 cash scholarship along with other gifts and will represent the Meramec Community Fair at the Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant in August. This is the […]

Gospel Night At The Meramec Community Fair
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The tradition continues on Wednesday evening, June 24 with the annual Gospel Music concert kicking off the Meramec Community Fair. The admission is free. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the talents of The Bowling Family and Final Authority from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. Golf carts will be provided to transport persons between the […]

Brake For Seat Belts Sullivan Police Department To Participate In Click It Or Ticket Enforcement
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Police Department will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 18-31 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt violations. Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. And even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat […]

Drivers Injured In Two-Vehicle Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An accident on U.S. 50 at Route HH occurred on Fri., May 15 at 8 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Mary C. Gillam, 83, St. Clair, operating a 2014 Kia Sorento, failed to yield to a 2012 Honda Accord, operated by Charles G. Baumgartner, 46, of Union. The […]

S. 185 Crash Leads To Injury And Arrest
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an accident on southbound Hwy. 185, north of Horton Rd. that occurred on the afternoon of Sat., May 16. According to the report filed, Skylor C. Adkins, 21, Leslie, operating a 2000 Ford F150, was traveling too fast on a curve, traveled up the right side of the roadway […]

Two-Bike Crash, Three Injured With One Arrested On Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An accident involving two motorcycles occurred on N. Oak Tree Lane, half a mile south of Clearview Road in Franklin County on Sat., May 16 at 8:15 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Theodore A. Menke, 28, Union, was traveling southbound on N. Oak Tree Lane and crossed the […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made eleven arrests for the week of May 11-17. This week’s arrests were: May 13; Tasha N. Burns, 32, Rolla, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of stealing/shoplifting. Burns was held at Sullivan Jail on $778.20 bond. May 13; […]

Senior Injured In I-44 Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An accident on the westbound I-44 at the 226 mile marker, Thurs., May 14 left one senior driver with injuries. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Sharon K. Giboney, 72, Springfield, traveled off the left side of the roadway. Giboney over -corrected and re-entered the roadway, […]

UPDATE: Man Dead in Apparent Suicide, Woman Injured
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

A Union man is dead from an apparent suicide and a woman was injured following an incident early Tuesday, Union police said.

Washington American Legion Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Washington American Legion Post 218 hosted Washington’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. 

Villa Ridge Man Killed in Crash
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 24, 2015

A Villa Ridge man was killed in a crash after a car left the road, struck a tree and caught fire early Sunday on Brinkman Road.

Washington Memorial Day Ceremony Monday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 23, 2015

Washington American Legion Post 218 is the host of Washington’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.

Freedom Fest Taking Shape
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 23, 2015

Vendors are beginning to register and make plans to attend the annual St. Clair Freedom Fest, scheduled this year on Saturday, June 27, at Orchard Park.

St. Clair Chamber to Start Search for Director
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 23, 2015

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors is planning how it will proceed after Executive Director Rebecca Blankenship recently turned in her resignation.

School Board Meets Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 23, 2015

The Washington School Board will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at the administration building.

UPDATE: Two Charged Following Pursuit
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 22, 2015

The suspects involved in a pursuit Thursday that began in Union and ended in Eureka have been charged.

Union Man Charged After Stabbing
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 22, 2015

A Union man has been charged after a stabbing Thursday night at a home in the Strawberry Fields subdivision.

City to Host E-Cycle Event on May 30
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 22, 2015

The city of Washington will host an e-cycle collection event Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds swine pavilion.

Scouts, Park Board Reach Agreement
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 22, 2015

The Washington Cub Scout summer day camp will be back at the fairgrounds this summer.

Recreation Is Good For Local Businessn Park Board President Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015

Park Board President Stephen Flannery III considers himself to be an impassioned advocate of recreation and outdoor life and the role it plays in the health and welfare of citizens. But, he says, recr

Still Time to Register For Run, Waddle, Roll
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015

There is still time to register for the second annual 5K Run, Waddle and Roll set for Saturday, June 6, at 8 a.m. at the Tri-County Senior Center, 800 West Union St.