Area News

City Trail Extension Discussed at Forum
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Topics ranging from a troubled sewer district to expanding the Washington riverfront trail were discussed during a local government forum sponsored by the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce last week

Cemetery Records Date Back to 1876
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A Pacific resident disputes the claim by former sexton Alan Bruns that his (Bruns’) grandfather purchased the original cemetery books.

Council Tables Decision On Hookah Lounge Café
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

The Washington City Council once again tabled a decision on whether a coffee shop at the Soguk Hookah Lounge is in violation of the business’s permit.

FOCUS Marines Assist Lions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Every national holiday, the streets of Pacific turn into a Norman Rockwell-esque painting with American flags hanging from the storefronts of businesses throughout the town.

Citizen: Feral Cats Roaming Neighborhood
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Feral cats are making life miserable for residents of one Pacific neighborhood, a resident said.

Brune Manager of MFA Co-Op No. 2
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

The new manager for MFA Cooperative Association No. 2, which has locations in Washington, New Haven and Marthasville, is Paul Brune of New Haven.

Plan Board Approves Event Venue Permit
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A cattle auction venue near Sullivan can now host weddings and other special events.

Nike, Robertsville Students To Stage Christmas Shows
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Two groups of elementary students plan to stage special “Home for the Holidays” shows to kick off the Christmas season.

Countywide Drive Collects 1,514 Coats
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Many Franklin County residents will stay warm this winter thanks to another successful Warners’ Warm-Up Coat Drive.

VanLeer Updates Board On Focus Group 4 Work, Ensuring Pathways to Success
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer shared some of the input from a recent focus group meeting formed to make sure all students are college or career ready when they exit high school at the Washington Sch

Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Dinner
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A free turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served Thursday, Nov. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria, 225 Cedar St. in Washington.

County’s Public Administrator Wants More Help
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Franklin County Public Administrator Mary Jo Straatmann has asked the county commission for some additional help for her office in the upcoming fiscal year, which starts Jan. 1.

Appeals Court Reverses Mobile Home Park Ruling
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The Missouri Court of Appeals reversed a decision of the Pacific Board of Adjustment regarding spacing in a Pacific mobile home park.

Central Creates Programs to Boost Reading Scores
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Administrators and teachers at Central Elementary sprang into action to catch students falling behind.

Pacific High Graduate Joins National Service Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Tyler Zarkie, Villa Ridge, recently was inducted into a 10-month term of service in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

City Will Give River Walk Funds to Group
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Pacific aldermen voted to give the funds collected for promotion of a trails system through the city to the Magi Foundation.

Holiday Event to Double as Food Drive
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Two local businesses will turn a one-day holiday shopping bazaar into a food collection drive to benefit the local school weekend food backpack program.

New Flashing Arrow Signals Installed at Union Intersections
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

There are now traffic signals with flashing yellow arrows on state highways in Union.

Franklin County Deputies Respond To Community Center in Whispering Lakes Subdivision
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

On November 18, Franklin County Deputies responded to the Community Center in Whispering Lakes subdivision outside of New Haven in reference to a burglary.  Caretakers of the building advised that tools and other items had been stolen from the building. Caretakers reported that they had video of the subjects who entered the building.  Images of […]

Downtown Parade of Lights Friday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town this Friday for the annual Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Washington.

Change in Trash Collection Schedule Thanksgiving Week
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The trash schedule for the city of Union will be adjusted due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Washington Receives Two Inches Of Precipitation During Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Recent rain, including 2 inches over the weekend, has made 2014 wetter than normal.

St. Clair VFW Lights Route 66 ‘Icon’
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Individuals who traverse the Mother Road now have another landmark to enjoy when they make their way through St. Clair.

Krakow Water District Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Franklin County has issued a precautionary boil water advisory.

Lonedell Care Program Shows Growth
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Year two of the Lonedell R-XIV School District’s before- and after-school care program has experienced so much growth that an additional individual has been hired to help oversee the students.

New St. Clair Airport Complaint Targets Trees 
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

After his first two complaints were dismissed by the Federal Aviation Administration, St. Clair Regional Airport tenant Jim DeVries apparently has decided to file another one.

Sunday Morning Fire Destroys Home And Under Investigation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

By James B. Bartle A home at 211 Jones St. early Sunday morning, Nov. 16, is under investigation by the Franklin County Fire/Arson Investigator, according to Sullivan Fire District Chief Rich White. The fire was reported at the rental home of Kelly Graddy at 4:03 a.m. Sunday morning with firefighters arriving at the home at […]

VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY MORNING
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

Harmon Named FRC Defensive Player Of The Year
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

  By Ryan Storz Dylan Harmon had a breakout season on defense and he was rewarded for it. Coaches selected the junior linebacker as the Four Rivers Conference Defensive Player of the Year for his team-leading 76 tackles that included six tackles for loss and two sacks. Harmon was instrumental in the reshaped defensive unit […]

Deer Hunters
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014