Area News

Living Space – Bourbon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

FOR RENT: Living space for rent includes 1 bdrm., 1 bath, living area with separate entrance in basement of home in Bourbon, $550 per month, 5733-214-2194 or 573-466-2249. ________________________pw23

2 bdrm. apartment near Leasburg
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

FOR RENT: 2 bdrm. apartment, 5 miles from Leasburg, no pets, 573-308-6856. ____________________________________________pw23-24

2 Bdrm., 1 Bath Home In Sullivan
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

HOME FOR RENT 2 Bedroom / 1 bath Home in Sullivan. W/D hookup $550/month Credit Application $30 Security Deposit Required. JMR Co., Inc. Office 573-860-2042 Cell 314-603-9086 jmrco.org ctfw-22

Gifted Program Keeps Evolving for Students
Missourian — Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Gifted students tackle tougher subjects than the majority of their classmates because they can, according to Kyle Walz, Meramec Valley R-III School District Odyssey coordinator.

Suspect Arrested in Connection With Fire at St. Clair Church
Missourian — Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

The St. Clair Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a break-in and fire at Roots Church early Monday morning.St. Clair police and fire departments were dispatched to Roots Church at 335 N. Commercial early Monday morning in…

Ziglin Signs to Host Tours for Students - Part of Sign Manufacturing Day
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

Ziglin Signs, Washington, will participate in Sign Manufacturing Day in October, designed to showcase careers in the sign, graphics and visual communications industries.

May Use Grant to Pave West Main, Westlink Drive
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

The city of Washington plans to use federal grant funds to pave two roads in conjunction with the major Bluff Road improvement project.

Students Collect Over $5,000 in Door Drive - Mail-In Donations Will Boost Total
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

More than 200 high school students, wearing bright green T-shirts and carrying brochures, canvassed the Washington community Wednesday afternoon collecting donations for the Franklin County Area United Way campaign.

Some Taxing Entities Have Major Debt
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

Despite the higher assessed valuation of schools and cities in Franklin County, and the somewhat rosy financial forecast, many taxing entities are still carrying massive debt from borrowing and bond issuances.

Safe Location Needed For History Collection
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

Alderman Carol Johnson wants the city to find a permanent home for history memorabilia and papers that were removed from the Meramec Valley History Museum building when the building was sold.

Bardot Street Improvement Plans Have Been Put on Hold
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Plans to make improvements to Bardot Street from Highway 30 to Springfield have been put on hold for now.

City, Sports Leaders To Discuss Field Use
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Union parks and recreation officials soon will begin working with youth sports leaders to hash out field schedules in preparation for the opening of the Veterans Memorial Park next year.

Sinkhole Project Grows in Size, Cost
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The city is moving forward with plans to repair a giant sinkhole that occurred Sept. 9 when a sewer line collapsed, but who is responsible to cover the damage is uncertain.

Outstanding Bonds to Be Refinanced
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The Meramec Valley School District approved a “go to market” resolution to refund $5.4 million in outstanding general obligations bonds and issue new bonds.

Washington School Board May Change ’16 Tax Levy
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The Washington School Board will hold a second public hearing Wednesday night to set the property tax levy for 2016-17 due to misinformation received from Franklin County.

Pacific Calls for More SO2 Monitors at Labadie Plants - Sends Resolution to EPA
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Pacific aldermen passed a resolution Sept. 20 calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require sulfur dioxide monitors surrounding the Labadie power plant to be placed where highest levels of pollutants can be detected.

I-44 Trucking and Wrecker Service Does a ‘Risky Recovery’ - Job Featured in National Magazine
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Mark Robbins doesn’t just use his “zip line” for an amusement ride at the St. Clair Fall Festival.

Sheriff’s Civil Division Now in Judicial Center - Moves From Sheriff’s Office
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

According to state statute, there are two mandated services a sheriff must provide, a jail and a civil process division.

Police: No Trespassing Near Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The city of Washington erected No Trespassing signs Friday on fences blocking the Rotary Riverfront Trail from the new Highway 47 Missouri River bridge construction site.

Area Man Buys Drug-Testing Kit Company
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

When Mike Peterson of St. Clair suspected his son Ben had a drug problem years ago, he and his wife did everything they could to help him.

Plaintiffs Suing County Request New Judge - After Sanctions Ordered Last Month
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Two plaintiffs suing Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent are asking for a change of judge after Associate Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger imposed monetary sanctions on the men and denied several of their motions at a hearing in July.

Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn - Trial Was Set for Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

After five years of court appearances and plea negotiations, a child pornography case against a Sullivan man is closed.

Tool Allows Students to Report Bullying Online
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Students, parents, employees and volunteers now have a new way to report bullying in the Union School District.

Turnovers Carry Sullivan Past Hermann In Upset
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

A ferocious defensive effort that forced seven Hermann turnovers carried Sullivan to a 28-8 upset over the Hermann Bearcats Friday in Week 6. Six days after the Eagles thumped Pacific, they dished out one punishing hit after another, causing five Hermann fumbles — all five recovered by Sullivan. Hermann also threw two interceptions. Sullivan never […]

Annual Run to Read October 8 at Library - Register by Sunday to Get Free T-Shirt
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

The 11th annual Run to Read, sponsored by The Missourian, will be held Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will begin and end at the Washington Public Library.

City Sets Moratorium On Utility Pole Height
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

For the next six months, no utility poles higher than 40 feet may be erected on city rights of way.

Vogt Hired as Union Chamber Director — Begins Work Monday
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

The new Union Area Chamber of Commerce director is ready to hit the ground running when she begins Monday.

Fall Festival Continuing All Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

Organizers expect big crowds this weekend for the annual Downtown Washington Inc. Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

Pacific Girl Scout is Semifinalist in Contest
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

Society for Science and the Public and Broadcom Foundation have named Elizabeth Wamsley, Pacific, as a semifinalist in the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science and engineering competition.

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

The Dent County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 5730 MO-19, Salem, MO at 01:25 AM on 09/22/2016. Missing Is: Harley M. Hopper a white, female, age 13 Vehicle Information: White older model GMC full size pickup bearing unknown registration,  last seen northbound MO-19 in […]