Area News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crews Respond to House Fire on Fifth Street
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Washington emergency crews responded to a house fire in the 1400 block of E. Fifth Street at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Sporlan Division Opens Its New Training Center
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, recognized as a leading manufacturer of HVAC/R components, has announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art refrigeration system training ce

Man Given 24 Years In Child Porn Case
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

A former Pacific area man accused of trading and producing child pornography will serve almost 24 years in federal prison for the crime.

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

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 26 alarms for the week of Nov. 10-16. Nov. 10: 2:01 p.m., 135 Valley Lane, mutual aid. Nov. 10: 9:38 p.m., 12140 Pipeline Rd., alarm sounding. Nov. 11: 12:45 a.m., 589 Delta Dr., ambulance assist. Nov. 11: 4:04 p.m., 416 S. Mansion, ambulance assist. Nov. 11: 8:01 p.m., Georgia and […]

Bourbon Child Injured In Accident Sunday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

A 12-year-old child was injured in an accident Sun., Nov. 16 at 4:35 p.m. on Hwy. 47 at Clearview. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Lola C. Holland, 50, Cuba, operating a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, failed to see a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Marquita L. Gerren, 42, […]

Child Playing With Matches Causes Fire Saturday Afternoon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

By James B. Bartle A nine-year-old child playing with matches in a shed/playhouse is believed to have been the cause of a shed fire Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 24 Mansion St. Sullivan Fire chief Rich White reported that the young child was playing with matches in the shed when it caught fire and quickly […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 14 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Nov. 10-16. This week’s arrests were: Nov. 10; Jeffrey L. McKeever, 60, Washington,was arrested on the patrol charge of driving while intoxicated DWI, drugs. McKeever was held at Mercy Hospital in Washington and later released. Nov. 11; Dawn L. […]

Robertsville Man Injured In Sunday Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

A man sustained minor injuries in an accident that occurred at 10 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 on Robertsville Rd. at Cedar Summit Lane. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Chelsea T. McGuire, 23, Robertsville, operating a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, was southbound on Robertsville Rd. and slid off the right side […]

Ferguson Torched in Overnight Protests After Crowds Erupt at No Indictment
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white poli

Grand Jury Reaches Decision on Ferguson Shooting
Missourian — Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified so

Field Maintenance Costs Parks Big Money — Rental Fees Leave Department $93,000 Short
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

The Washington Park Board gathered Thursday night to discuss altering field rental fees, however the conversation quickly shifted after learning some new numbers.

Pantries Need Deer Meat Donations
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Hunters with excess deer meat have several options.

St. Clair's Old Skylark Motel Neon Sign Returns
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The St. Clair VFW unveiled the restored Skylark Motel sign and neon glass tower lighting on Saturday evening during a special ceremony.