Area News

BPD, Highway Patrol Arrest Man For Vehicle Tampering
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday May 26, 2017

Bourbon police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested an Arnold man May 21 after he allegedly stole a vehicle from White Castle in Fenton. The suspect has been charged with first-degree vehicle tampering and possession of a controlled substance. He is on probation for possession of a controlled substance and his driving status has […]

Eagles Donate $500 To Reading Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The Pacific Eagles donated $500 to the summer reading program at Scenic Regional Library’s Pacific branch.

Our Urgent Care Facility Cuts Ribbon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Our Urgent Care marked the grand opening of its newest urgent care clinic in Washington with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

WINGS Presents 22 Spring Teacher Grants
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The Washington School District’s WINGS Educational Foundation awarded 22 teacher grants this spring, totaling over $28,000.

Union Preschool Program Popular Among Parents — Wait List Grows, Full Next Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Union R-XI district’s new preschool program is attracting so many families that there is currently a waiting list to enter the program.

St. Clair Ranks Among Best Cities For Homebuyers
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The city of St. Clair made the list of best cities for first-time homebuyers in the U.S.

Culture Vacation Starts June 19
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Neighbors United Undoing Racism, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for communication and education, will sponsor Vacation Culture School at Peace Lutheran Church, 5 Scenic Drive in Washington, the week of June 19-23.

Mayor Speaks Out On City Sexton Issue — Meeting Erupts in Accusations
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Mayor Jeff Palmore says he’s sick and tired of officials attempting to misrepresent his efforts with the city’s two cemeteries and won’t be silenced in his mission for clarity.

Two Arrested, Charged With Four Counts Of Drug Possession
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Two people have been charged with four counts of drug possession after a search of a Bourbon residence turned up 12 ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, suboxone and various pills. According to the probable cause statement, Bourbon police pursued a vehicle around 3:45 a.m. on May 19. The driver of the vehicle fled and ran […]

Roth Says City Budget Delayed Due to Flood - New Spending Ready in August
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

City Administrator Steve Roth said the time needed to manage the approach and response to the recent flood that inundated much of the city did not leave him enough time to prepare a draft budget with the detail aldermen would…

Washington City Officials Meet With FEMA to Discuss Flood Damage
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Washington city officials met with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to discuss the early May flooding.

Washington City Opts Against New AT&T Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The city of Washington has decided to not enter into a new three-year contract with AT&T after all.

Projects Planned at Lonedell To Be Done Over the Summer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Lonedell School District will tackle several building projects over the summer.

American Legion Seeking Donations for July 4 Show
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The Washington American Legion is seeking donations for its annual Fourth of July fireworks show.

Sentencing in 2012 Murder Set for Friday - County Man Convicted in Woman’s Death
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Sentencing is slated for Friday for a former St. Clair man convicted of the 2012 murder of his girlfriend

Union Legion to Host Memorial Day Activities
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The annual American Legion Memorial parade and program is slated for Monday, May 29.

Seeking Stories of Soldiers, Veterans
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The Missourian is seeking stories of local active duty soldiers and veterans, living or deceased, for a special supplement that will run in November.

Proposed Bike Trail Gets Initial Backing - Washington City Council Doesn’t Object to New Path Plans
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

A proposed biking and walking trail along Busch Creek got a preliminary thumbs up from the Washington City Council Monday night.

Marbach Mayor Says People Very Friendly
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

The friendliness of the people here is one of the things that has most impressed Marbach am Neckar Mayor Jan Trost on his first visit to Washington.

Major Changes With Marthasville City Staff — Two Fired, Another Resigns
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Marthasville’s city government is embroiled in drama after a week of staffing shake-ups.

Washington Dedicates Bench to Mark Anniversary Of Sister City Partnership
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Washington City officials, host families and their German guests, and members of the public gathered Monday at the red caboose on Front Street for the unveiling and dedication of a bench signifying the 25th anniversary of the Sister City Partnership…

Man Shot by Deputy Died From Wound - Ordered to Drop Weapon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017

Authorities said that a man who was shot by a Franklin County deputy Friday had discharged a firearm and then moved toward the deputy.

Update: Owensville Woman Dies From Injuries in Wednesday Crash
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

The passenger in a crash Wednesday evening on Highway 50 east has died.

Inspections, Fees Being Waived for Flood Damage
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

Residents and businesses that experienced flood damage in the spring flood and have work to do that will require a permit will not have to pay permit or inspection fees.

New Industrial Zoning District Gets Nod From Plan Board
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

The Union Planning and Zoning Commission will recommend approval of a new industrial district, an I-2 general industrial district.

Sullivan Resident Charged Following Pursuit on I-44
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

A Sullivan man was charged Monday after leading police on a 20-mile pursuit on Interstate 44.

Schlueter Joins Bank Star as Loan Officer
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

Roger Schlueter has joined Bank Star as a loan officer, according to bank President Al Baldwin.

Contestants Sought For Meramec Community Fair Queen Pageant
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

The Meramec Community Fair Queen Scholarship Program is seeking contestants between the ages of 17-22, from Franklin, Crawford and Washington Counties to participate in the 2017 Queen Scholarship Program for an opportunity to win up to $500 in scholarships. A Meet & Greet will be held on Thursday, May 25, at the Fairgrounds Main Stage […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

The Sullivan Police Department made 17 arrests for the week of May 15 through May 21  in the City of Sullivan. This week’s arrests were: May 16; Derrick E. Roark, 27, Sullivan, was arrested on a probation/parole violation warrant and held in the Sullivan Jail without bond. May 16; Kevin D. Sappington, 48, Bourbon, was […]

Fruit Club Comes To Sullivan With Blackberries For The First Time Ever
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

If you have not heard of them before, The Fruit Club is a Sioux Falls, S.D. based distributor of GMO-Free, farm fresh fruit, and delivers in specific areas across the nation. This rapidly growing company is now offering blackberries for the first time ever. The Fruit Club provides only the best quality fruits from farms […]