Area News

Director Says School Lunches Still Popular
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Although some public school districts in Missouri are reporting fewer students buying school lunches, numbers are actually up in the Washington School District.

Incumbent, Newcomer File for Washington School Board Seats
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Current Washington School Board member Kevin Blackburn was the first person to file Tuesday morning for the April 2015 election.

Four Incumbent Councilmen Will Seek Re-Election
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

All four Washington City Council members whose terms expire next April are seeking re-election.

Ameren’s Labadie Energy Center Is Recognized
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

For the second time in four years, Ameren Missouri’s Labadie Energy Center has been recognized as an industry leader by Navigant, one of the nation’s leading consulting firms.

Toelke to Retire at End of ’16
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says it’s time to hang up his gunbelt.

Work Could Begin This Spring on New Track — At New Haven High School
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

When the weather warms up, work could begin on a new track at New Haven High School.

City Engineer Reports on Street Projects
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

At the current pace, the city should complete sealing all streets by 2017.

Red Light Cameras Would Be on Ballot Under Curtman’s Bill
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, has prefiled a bill for next year’s legislative session to allow voters to decide whether red light cameras and other automated traffic control systems should be bann

Dance Studio Marks Ten Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

The Dance Zone & More, Union, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and with trophies and awards lining every wall, owner Susan Buscher said she has a lot to be proud of.

Dance for County Youth
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

A Franklin County youth holiday dance will be held Friday, Dec. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Union Middle School gym.

SFBRHS Graduate Earns International Scholarshipn Will Study in England for Two Years
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

Jacob Calvert, a 2011 St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate, recently was selected as a 2015 Marshall Scholarship recipient.

Record Turnout Sunday For Holiday House Tour
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

The Holiday House Tour held this past Sunday in Washington drew a record number of visitors.

Jaycees to Present New Service Awards
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

The Union Jaycees are looking to recognize more local residents in the group’s award banquet slated for next year.

Clark-Vitt Students Start Newspaper
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

A lot can be learned from a newspaper — just ask fifth-grade students in Tracy Wall’s class at Clark-Vitt Elementary.

R-XIII Does Not Teach Cursive Handwriting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

After a board member expressed his concerns that it is no longer taught, the St. Clair R-XIII School District may review whether it can bring cursive handwriting back to the classroom.

Newcomers File for R-XI Board, Incumbents File for City Offices
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

Two newcomers have filed for the Union R-XI School Board as of Wednesday morning.

New St. Clair Budget Includes New Road Project 
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

St. Clair’s 2015 operating budget is 14.6 percent higher than the annual appropriations approved for this current year. However, as it has been since Mayor Ron Blum has been in office, the budget is b

VIPs Are Students of ‘Character’
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

One of the largest groups ever was recognized as Very Important People on Thursday morning at St. Clair High School.

Woman Dies in I-44 Incident
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Authorities are investigating the death of a Franklin County woman either late Monday or early Tuesday in an incident on Interstate 44 east of St. Clair.

Montee Family Aids In Sale Of Home For West Sullivan City Hall
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

By James B. Bartle The Town of West Sullivan will soon begin minor modifications to a home, once owned by the late Don and Peggy Montee, to become the permanent Town of West Sullivan City Hall. The Montee family gathered with members of the West Sullivan Board during the Thanksgiving Holiday to formally take a […]

Woman Injured In Roll-Over Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

A roll-over accident on Route C, north of route YY, occurred on Mon., Dec. 1 at 9:50 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Katelin M. Schafler, 22, New Haven, operating a 2005 Ford Escape northbound on Route C, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned several […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 19 alarms for the week of Dec. 1-7. Dec. 1: 5:14 a.m., 4621 Woodland, ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 3:44 p.m., 10322 WL Hackberry Dr., Smoke investigation. Dec. 1: 9:05 p.m., 1194 Landon Rd., ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 11:19 p.m.,619 Hwy. W, ambulance assist. Dec. 2: 12:05 p.m., E. Springfield Rd., […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made nine arrests in Franklin County for the week of Dec. 1-7. This week’s arrests were: Dec. 1; Adrian C. Hopkins, 19, St. Clair, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for no registration or license. Hopkins was held on bond at the Franklin County Jail. Dec. 2; Roy […]

Fair Ticket Vouchers Make Great Stocking Stuffers
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Tickets for the 29th Annual Meramec Community Fair are on sale now through Dec. 31, for the stocking stuffer price of $25. The ticket prices will increase five dollars during the early bird special from January to April at $30 and then increase in May to $35. “We have a great entertainment lineup that we […]

Accident On Highway 30
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

An accident occurred on MO 30, East of Birdie lane, Thurs., Dec. 4 at 10:35 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway patrol, the accident occurred when Lucas J. Chandler, 34, St. Clair, operating a 2005 Ford F-150, failed to negotiate a curve causing his vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway, […]

Sullivan Seeded Third In Peoples Bank Holiday Classic
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

By Ryan Storz The third annual Peoples Bank Holiday Classic tips off next Monday and Sullivan is seeded third in the bracket. The Lady Eagles (2-0) will face sixth-seeded Pattonville in the first round at 7 p.m. Sullivan won the inaugural tournament in 2012. They rolled over Farmington in the championship round. Last season, Sullivan […]

Eagles Turn It Around In Second Half
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Sullivan sinks St. James with big third quarter, take second at inaugural tournament By Ryan Storz Sullivan showed off its second half magic. The Eagles trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half against St. James on Saturday in the second-place game of the First Community National Bank It Tournament. By the […]

Eagles Cruise To First At Burroughs Tournament
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

12 of 13 wrestlers earn medals By Ryan Storz It’ll be hard for Sullivan top what they did Saturday at the John Burroughs Tournament. The team’s first meet of the season may have raised the bar even further. Sullivan dominated the field with a first place finish and had 12 of 13 wrestlers win medals. […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Cpl. Reginald A. Fox By Kelly Rose Imagine you are a young man looking up to his older brother in the military, proudly wearing his soldier’s uniform. The Soldier, a person to be respected and honored. He sees him as man whose job took him places and was important to all of the people in […]

City to Begin Disinfecting Water Well
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

In an effort to rid its water system of the coliform bacteria, the city of Washington will disinfect one of its wells as soon as Wednesday.