Area News

Franklin County Extension Council Election Results
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

The Franklin County University of Missouri Extension Council recently counted ballots from its 2016 annual election.

City Closer to Starting Jefferson Bridge Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Detour signs for the Jefferson Street bridge project could be going up within the next two weeks.

Anyone Seeking to File for Office Must File Affidavit
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Anyone who plans to file as a candidate for election to public office in Missouri must file a candidate affidavit of tax payments (Form 5120) with the Missouri Department of Revenue.

New Haven Proposition Addresses Sales Tax Issue
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

New Haven voters will get to decide if the city should keep collecting sales tax on vehicles purchased out of state.

County Approves Five Appointments
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Five committee appointments were approved Tuesday at the Franklin County Commission meeting.

Commission Approves Contract for Attorney’s Office Contractor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Despite the absence of Presiding Commission John Griesheimer, the Franklin County Commission moved forward with approving a contract for professional services.

Boles Fire District Seeking Tax Increase
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

The Boles Fire Protection District is seeking a significant tax levy increase.

Sheriff’s Department Gets New Cameras, Seeks Cage Installation
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Despite some confusion, the Franklin County Commission approved two items related to the Sheriff’s Department’s patrol cars.

Council Approves Plans to Upgrade Police Technology
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Phase two of the Washington Police Department’s technology upgrade can begin soon.

WAAD Decision On 911 Service Triggers Debate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Washington city officials say they are concerned about the level of EMS service citizens will receive after the Washington Area Ambulance District (WAAD) changes from city to county 911 dispatching. 

Bank of Sullivan Board Announces Promotions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

The Bank of Sullivan Board of Directors announced the promotion of Linda Weiskopf and Mike Farmer.

Grants, Loans Available For Area Flood Victims
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Franklin County flood victims can now apply for assistance in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid and small business loans that are repaid over 30 years at low interest.

Highway 47 Crash Changes R-XI Bus Routes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

A crash on Highway 47 south of Union Thursday has impacted the Union R-XI School District bus routes.

Lonedell Woman Killed in Highway 47 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

A Lonedell woman was killed in a four-car crash Thursday after the car she was driving crossed the center line of Highway 47 south of Union.

Ten Propositions on Election Ballot
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Voters in Franklin County will decide 10 propositions in the April general election, including formation of a Washington Community Fire Protection District and a tax levy to support it.

Sporlan Division Wins Two Innovation Awards
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, received two Innovation Awards at this year’s expo for ZoomLock, a braze-free HVAC/R copper conne

Menefee Appointed City Police Chief
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

It’s official: Washington has a new police chief.

Two Hurt in Head-On Crash Near Gearld
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Two people were injured Thursday, Feb. 4, in a head-on crash west of Gerald.

UHS Makes Service A Part of Its Culture
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

At Union High School, community service is part of the culture.

Fewer City Races on April Election Ballot
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

There will be a lack of city races on the April election ballot.

Miniature Railroad Damaged by Flood — Expected to Reopen in Late May
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016

A historic miniature railroad in Glencoe is still digging out of the mud a month after the Meramec River covered its yard, five buildings and all eight engines.

Chamber Will Co-Host Agri-Tourism Workshop
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and the University of Missouri Extension, will host an Agri-Tourism Workshop.

Committee Discusses Pool Management
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016

The city operations committee explored the possible benefits of bringing management of the city swimming pool back to city hall.

City Seeking Federal Funds for Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016

City officials are moving forward with plans to seek federal finds for a bridge near the city park.

Program Will Begin Preparing 2015 Federal, State Returns
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016

Volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, volunteer run, tax assistance and preparation service, will prepare 2015 federal and state tax returns by appointment starting the first week of Fe

30th Annual Meramec Community Fair Headliners
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

“I Met A Girl,” John Deere Green,” and “Buy Me A Boat,” will all be performed at this year’s 30th Meramec Community Fair, as the 2016 lineup was announced Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, on KTUI Radio and in the Sullivan Independent News. William Michael Morgan will open the 2016 Mercy Main Stage fair lineup on […]

Highway 185 Widening, Realignment Project Underway At $1.9 Million
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

By James B. Bartle “There has been a need for this project for a long time but due to a funding shortage we are just now able to get this project done,” said Judy Wagner, Franklin County Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer. Missouri Highway 185 South from Glaser Rd. to the entrance of Meramec […]

Sullivan Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces Prestigious Award Nominees
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Noble Knights and Fair Ladies, thy presence is requested for feasting and merriment at the Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Annual Chamber Medieval Banquet to be held Sat., Feb. 20, 2016 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Castle, 1000 Acid Mine Road-Sullivan beginning with merriment at 5:30 p.m. and […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County, reported 13 arrests for the week of Jan. 25-31, 2016. This week’s arrests were: Jan. 25; Gurdashan Singh, 48, Fresno, CA, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear-failure to keep commercial driving record and no valid license. Singh was held on bond […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

The Sullivan Police Department made 12 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Jan. 25-31. This week’s arrests were: Jan. 26; Lonnell A. Dixon Poe, 27, Sullivan, was arrested for alleged driving while revoked. Poe was held and released on a court summons. Jan. 26; Shannon M. Bays, 34, Rolla, was arrested […]