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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eighth-Grader Brings Home the ‘Sausage’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

From the seventh round on, it was a boys-only club as far as the St. Clair Junior High School spelling bee. And in the end, eighth-grader Robbie Elkin came home with the sausage on Wednesday and remem

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.

Board OKs Services Pact on Energy Loan
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

St. Clair’s aldermen approved a professional services contract last week between the city and Cochran Engineering regarding energy loan improvements at three locations.

Blum: Growth at Heart of City’s Agenda
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Growth.

School Board Approves First Student Contract — For Bus Transportation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

First Student will continue to provide bus transportation for the Washington School District.

Front Porch to City Hall Closes Monday
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Beginning Monday, the front entrance to Union City Hall will be closed for a renovation project.

UPDATE: Man, 60, Shot Killed During Altercation
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Franklin County detectives are investigating what appears to be a justifiable homicide in the death of a St. Clair area man Thursday night.

District CFO to Attend National Conference on School Transportation
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Washington School District CFO Shelley Kinder has received one of five national scholarships to attend the National Association for Pupil Transportation annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in April —

Deputies Respond To Robertsville Residence Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

On February 26 at approximately 9:20 PM, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in   the 1000 block of Osage Parkway in Robertsville in reference to a shooting.  The homeowner reported an individual familiar to him had entered his residence and he (the homeowner) shot him. Upon arrival deputies located the subject inside the front […]

Man Shot, Killed During Fight Thursday Night
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Franklin County detectives are investigating the death Thursday night of a St. Clair area man who was shot during an altercation with another man.

Council Considers New Track Loader For City Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

The Washington landfill could soon have a new track loader.

Work on New Haven Lift Station Ahead of Schedule
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Despite the current cold spell that has slowed construction, work on a major sewer improvement project in the city of New Haven is proceeding ahead of schedule.

Work to Begin Soon On Congress Street
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Work will begin next month to rebuild a 12-block stretch of Highway N (Congress Street) as part of a three-phase project to improve the street from Fourth Street to the city limits.

District Helps At-Risk Students Succeed
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The Meramec Valley R-III School District offers public education to all students, but some students face difficulty with schoolwork that can hamper their ability to succeed.

Construction on Schedule For Two Classroom Wings at Washington West
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Construction continues on two classroom additions at Washington West Elementary.

County Purchase Orders Were Processed Without Commission Signatures
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Some Franklin County purchase orders were improperly processed because they did not have a signature from the county commission, officials said Tuesday.

Hinson: County Only Needs One 911 Call Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Only one 911 call center is needed in Franklin County, State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, said Friday.

Route 47 Committee Eyes Funding Options
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The Highway 47 Corridor Committee has not given up hope of funding a major widening and improvement project between Washington and St. Clair.

High Speed Chase Lands Sullivan Woman In Jail Following Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 33-year-old Sullivan woman has been charged in Franklin County with ten different counts following a high speed pursuit through Sullivan and at one point, traveling in the wrong direction, westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44, Tuesday night, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. Jessica D. Strosnider, 33, Sullivan, was […]

Menard, Inc. Project Getting Closer To Reality This Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

‘Project Tops Council Meeting Tuesday’ By James B. Bartle A project that could bring some 250 jobs to Sullivan is moving ever closer to becoming a reality as the Sullivan City Council met Tuesday night, Feb. 17, to approve a development agreement for the 122 acre Sullivan Industrial Park East that could be the home […]

Residents Encouraged To Check Their Flue’s With Weather Changes
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan Fire Department responded to two flue fires within hours of each other Thurs., Feb. 12, both of which did not damage the two homes. Firefighters were called to 545 East Vine at 5:24 p.m. and then to 131 Maple St. at 7:49 p.m. Thursday for reported flue fires which […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 14 arrests for the week of Feb. 9-15. This week’s arrests were: Feb. 9: Trisha L. Parker, 36, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of insufficient funds. Parker was held on $150 bond. Feb. 10: Sarah E. Gauvain, […]