Area News

Veterans Invited to Union's Disabled Veterans Memorial Dedication
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 23, 2017

The city of Union is reaching out to all Franklin County veterans to attend the upcoming disabled veterans and MIA/POW memorial dedication.

Plan Board Grants CUP For Wedding Venuen Property Located Just Outside Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 23, 2017

A proposed wedding venue near Pacific received a conditional use permit Tuesday night.

Firm Hired To Steer Jail, 911 Upgrades - Meeting With Committee Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 23, 2017

The first major step toward upgrading the Franklin County Jail and 911 Communication Center was taken Wednesday when Navigate Building Solutions was selected to manage the entire process from start to finish.

Resident Asks Mayor to End His Vendetta
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 23, 2017

One Pacific area resident said she wished she could have personally paid the $225 that seems to be at the core of a longstanding dispute between Mayor Jeff Palmore and Alan Bruns, the former city sexton.

Attorneys Say Bruns Still Is Pacific Sexton
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 23, 2017

The dispute between the mayor and board of aldermen over management of the city’s two cemeteries continued April 18, with three attorneys saying it appears that former sexton Alan Bruns is still the city sexton.

Police Chiefs Expect to Lose Officers To Better Pay in St. Louis County
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 23, 2017

With the passage of Prop P in St. Louis County earlier this month comes more stability for the neighboring police force.

First Responders Stage Mock Accident at St. Clair High School
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 23, 2017

St. Clair’s first responders joined forces to make irresponsible driving accidents feel “real” to St. Clair High School juniors and seniors Thursday, April 20.

Union's Industrial Park Is an ‘Industrial Growth Engine’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

The businesses in the Union Corporate Center Industrial Park employ over 500 people and have made more than $54 million in investments to the community.

Chamber to Help Prepare for Eclipse
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

The Pacific Chamber of Commerce wants to help businesses see the value of the first total solar eclipse of the sun in the continental U.S. in 38 years and the first one to be seen from Missouri in more than…

Sunset on the Riverfront Events Kick Off April 27 - Live Music, Food Vendors
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

The first of six Sunset on the Riverfront events will get underway Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Rennick Riverfront Park.

Bill to Fund Scottrade Renovations Moving Ahead
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

A bill to fund renovations to the Scottrade Center is moving closer to passage, despite St. Louis city voters rejecting the use of public funds to build a new sporting venue in April.

County One-Step Closer To Joining Bi-State Agency - Bill Placed on House Calendar
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

Franklin County’s effort to become part of the Bi-State Development Agency has cleared another hurdle in the long process that may take another year to complete.

Labadie Woman, Infant Injured in Crash
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

A Labadie woman and her infant son were injured Wednesday in a southeast Missouri car crash.

Police Investigating Threatening Email to Washington Teacher
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

Washington West Elementary was back in session Friday after closing Thursday following a threat to a teacher.

Washington City Council Gives Nod to Weber Farms Requests
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

The Washington City Council Monday approved three requests for the developer of Overlook at Weber Farms. The city’s planning commission April 10 recommended the council approve the request of Vic Hoerstkamp, who submitted the revised plat, along with a request…

Sullivan House Fire Friday Afternoon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

Sullivan Fire responded to a house fire, Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:29 p.m. at 675 Fawn Ridge Court, Sullivan.

Work Continues Monday on Route BB
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

Route BB will be closed Monday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Route 50. There are no restrictions on Route 50.

Teen Drivers Program to be Presented in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

A St. Louis Youth-Drive for Tomorrow (D4T) program will be presented Monday at the Washington Area Highways and Transportation Committee meeting.

Route B to Close for Railroad Work
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

Route B in northwest Franklin County will be closed during work on the railroad tracks near Etlah Road from 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, though 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.

More Than 400 Customers Without Power in St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

Ameren Missouri is reporting 474 customers without power in the St. Clair area.

Action Riders Host Egg Hunt, Bicycle Giveaway
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

The third annual Action Riders of Franklin County Easter celebration is a way to provide a day of fun for members who spend the rest of the year striving to help Franklin County residents in emergency or crisis events, according…

Yellow Ribbons Benefiting VFW to Return This Summer
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

A project decorating St. Clair’s Main Street with yellow ribbons and benefiting the local VFW Post will return this summer.

Ameren Helicopters May Attract AttentionnInspecting High Wires
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 21, 2017

Police Chief Matt Mansell said area residents should not be concerned when they begin to hear an unusual number of helicopters overhead in the coming weeks.

Local Agency to Offer AARP Auto Insurance Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

The Hartford is making its award-winning AARP-branded auto insurance program available through Focus Financial Services, Inc., Washington.

Cochran to Conduct St. Clair Sidewalk Engineering
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

The St. Clair Board of Aldermen voted to approve an agreement for a professional service proposal from Cochran in the amount of $58,427 for sidewalk installation and improvements on Walton Street and Jean Street at its meeting Monday, April 17.

Tin Man Award Presented To McDonald’s, Customer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

Developmental Services of Franklin County (DSFC) recently presented a Tin Man award to St. Clair McDonald’s and one of the restaurant’s customers who advocated for an individual with a disability working in the community.

Great Clips Ribbon Cutting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

Great Clips, located at 302 Park Ridge Road, Sullivan, held a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of its Grand Opening, Friday, Apr. 7. The salon is owned by Jarrett Estes and managed by Stephanie Due. The chain has been in business since 1982. The focus is on expertise haircuts for men, women and children. Business […]

Sullivan Police Department Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

The Sullivan Police Department made 15 arrests for the week of April 10 through April 16  in the City of Sullivan. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 10; Darian N. Buerk, 21, was arrested for allegedly leaving without paying for fuel from Fas-Trip. Buerk was held and released on a court summons. Apr. 11; Ashley R. […]

Bourbon’s Hulsey Wins Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Tournament On Lake Of The Ozarks
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

Bourbon’s Kyle Hulsey weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division event on Lake of the  Ozarks. For his win, Hulsey took home $5,551. “Lake of the Ozarks is fishing incredibly well right now,” said Hulsey, who earned his first career-win […]

Lady Eagles Blitz Owensville, Patriots
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

By Ryan Storz Sullivan won their fourth and fifth straight games last week when they blanked Owensville and the St. Louis Patriots, 8-0 and 6-0 respectively. The Lady Eagles (6-5) scored five goals in the first half and three in the second against Owensville on Monday. They came back a day later with four first-half […]