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Labadie Couple’s Hen Lays Rare “Double Egg”
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

When Labadie residents Martha and Ron Owens’ hen laid a larger than average egg, the couple expected it to have two, or maybe even three yolks — but they were in for a surprise.

R-XIII Tuition Hike for Nonresidents on Hold
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

St. Clair R-XIII School District Board of Education members wanted to get a little more information before they decide on whether to increase nonresident tuition rates for the 2015-16 academic year.

Eastbound I-44 Closed Due To Fatal Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Sullivan Fire and Missouri Highway Patrol are working a fatality accident on eastbound Interstate 44 just east of Stanton 230 Mile Marker. The accident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. and involved a Jeep and a tractor trailer. The tractor trailer overturned blocking both lanes of eastbound I-44, which is expected to be closed for several […]

Local Man Arrested After Pickup Stolen From Church
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

A 38-year-old St. Clair area man was arrested on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly took a pickup truck from the Victory Church parking lot in St. Clair earlier in the day.

Chamber Presents 2014 Award Recipients In Roaring Twenties Theme
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Annual Sullivan Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on Saturday evening, Feb. 21, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall with more than 280 people in attendance to celebrate the achievements of the 37 nominees named for the ten award categories. The “Roaring Twenties” theme was well received by […]

Menard Ordinance Approved By Council Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

‘Two Other Ordinances Approved’ By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council met on Tues., Feb. 17, approving three ordinances and a fireworks bid, among the ordinances approved was another step forward in the possible development of a Menard, Inc. manufacturing and distribution center to be located off the South Service Rd. between Sullivan and […]

Sullivan Police See Increases In Twelve Areas In 2014
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

‘Decreases Were Found In Fourteen Areas’ By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police were very active in 2014 where they observed increases in twelve areas and slight decreases in fourteen other categories in their annual Crime/Activity report for the past year. The department saw its incident reports decrease slightly in 2014 with 11,339 reports down from […]

Two Car Accident Leaves Both Drivers Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

An accident on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 6:45 p.m. occurred on Hwy. 100 at Hwy. V. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred when Teddy W. Crosby, 53, Owensville, driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, failed to yield to and collided with an approaching 2005 Jeep Laredo operated by Charla G. Jackson, […]

Gerald Man Injured In Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

An accident that occurred on Mon., Feb. 16 at approximately 2:25 in the afternoon on Klemme Road just west of Hwy. 50 left the driver with minor injuries. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Leonard L. Vogt, 48, Gerald, operating a 2001 Ford Ranger, was traveling […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 16 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Feb. 16-22. This week’s arrests were: Feb. 16; Tonya K. Tune, 38, Sullivan, was arrested on a warrant from Franklin County on the charge of excessive BAC-driving while intoxicated. Tune was released to Franklin County Deputies and held on […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Feb. 16; Jason E. Abrams, 36, Union, was arrested on a Ralls County warrant for possession of narcotics equipment. Abrams was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Feb. 16; Ross M. Sherer, 22, Villa Ridge, was arrested on patrol charge of driving while intoxicated and a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear […]

Fit 4 Kids
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Come join the 6-week cardio and strengthening fitness class for kids on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Youth class: Ages 6-12 from 5-5:30 p.m. (8 spots available), Teen class: ages 13-15 years old is from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Classes instructed by Berri Stroup, certified personal fitness trainer. Students may bring an inexpensive yoga mat. […]

Bourbon Cheer Clinic
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Former Commissioner Ann Schroeder Recommended for Vacant Seat
Missourian — Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Former Franklin County Commissioner Ann Schroeder of Union has been recommended to fill the county commission seat that was vacated with the passing of Mike Schatz.

No School on Monday in St. Clair, Lonedell
Missourian — Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Because of poor road conditions, school has been canceled in both the St. Clair R-XIII and Lonedell R-XIV school districts for Monday, March 2.

Council Set to Vote on Dispatching Agreement
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

The Washington City Council is scheduled to vote on a dispatching service agreement with the Washington Area Ambulance District at Monday’s meeting.

Sledding Fun in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

Jen and Alex Myers hit the slopes in Washington. 

Judge Continues 2011 Murder Case Again
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

The felony case of a Franklin County man accused of murdering his wife almost four years ago has been continued again.

Pre-Engineering Class to Be Offered at WHS
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

Beginning next school year, Washington High School students will have the option to take a pre-engineering class.

Sixth-Grade Is Now Part of Laptop Rollout — For Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

Sixth-graders in the Washington School District will be included in the laptop rollout for the 2015-16 school year.

Door Prefers Voter Photo IDs at Polls
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Missouri citizens may one day have to present government-issued photo ID at the polls in order to vote.

Washington Teen Only One Hurt in I-44 Crash Resulted in Major Backup
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

A Washington teen was the only person injured in Wednesday afternoon’s rush hour crash that shut down eastbound Interstate 44 for hours and caused major traffic delays in both directions.

New County Safety Director Visits Meramec Valley
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Members of the Meramec Valley R-III School District school safety committee reviewed new directions in school safety when they met with the new Franklin County school safety director Feb. 24.

ECC Seeks Nominations For Outstanding Alumni
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

The East Central College Foundation/Alumni Office is seeking nominations for the 2015 Alumni of the Year.

Tornado Drill Set for March 3
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Eureka Deputy Fire Chief Randy Gable urges area citizens to participate in a statewide tornado drill March 3 as part of Missouri Severe Weather Awareness week — March 2-7.

City to Install Energy-Efficient Lighting Soon
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

The city of Washington may move quickly to install new energy-efficient lights in city buildings and streetlights.

OATS Has Tax Credits Available to Donors
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

OATS Inc. received an allocation of $15,000 in tax credits from the State of Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP).

Pretrial Release To Reduce Inmate Population in Jail
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Inmates who are held on minor charges and not considered a danger to the community will be freed from jail under a new county pretrial release program approved this week.

Loving Hearts Seeks Public’s Help in Stocking Shelves — For Busy Summer, Fall Months
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Loving Hearts Outreach in Washington is seeking the community’s help in stocking shelves in preparation for the busy summer months.

Cellphones May Be Taxed to Fund 911
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Cellphones could be taxed to fund 911 services under a bill in the Missouri Legislature.