Area News

Girl Recovering After Near Drowning on Meramec
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

A St. Francois County girl is recovering in a St. Louis hospital after nearly drowning in an accident last weekend on the Meramec River near Sullivan.

Nine Steers Missing
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

As of Mon., July 6, nine steers are lost in the Sappington Bridge area, Sullivan. Anyone having information, please call 573-468-8669 or 314-609-1304.

Franklin County Deputies, Sullivan Fire Personnel And MBSH Ambulance Respond To Possible Drowning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

  At approximately 5:00pm on July 4th, Franklin County Deputies, Sullivan Fire Personnel, and Missouri Baptist Ambulance responded to the Meramec State Campground located in Sullivan regarding a possible drowning. Franklin County Communications received 911 call regarding a 10 year old female, whom had struck a log while floating on the river while on a […]

Lonedell Post Office And Nearby Firework Stand Robbed By Local Juvenile
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

  On July 4, at approximately 5:30 AM., Deputies responded to the Lonedell Post Office in reference to a broken window.  Upon arrival, deputies determined that the building had been burglarized.  The area of entry was small indicating that the individual who entered was of small stature.  Postal inspectors were contacted to assist in the […]

Area High School Students Complete STEM Academy
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Students from four area high schools participated in East Central College’s inaugural STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholars Academy June 22-30.

Car Fire Sunday in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

This car fire occurred Sunday around 2 p.m. near the intersection of State Highway 47 and Sixth Street in Washington. The Washington Fire Department and Police Department responded. For more informati

Tarlton Hires Miller as Accounting Assistant
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

Union resident Betsy Miller has been hired as the project accounting assistant on the finance team with St. Louis-based Tarlton Corp., a general contracting and construction management firm.

County Picks New Site for Radio Tower
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

Some Franklin County radio communications equipment will be moving to a new tower.

Suspects Used Internet To Pick Home Targets
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

A trio of Jefferson County residents accused of stealing property from a Robertsville home have been released pending charges.

Fireworks in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

These photos were taken Saturday, July 4, at the Washington fireworks display. 

St. Louis Man Killed in Highway 30 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A St. Louis man was killed Friday afternoon, July 3, in a collision on Highway 30, east of Hendricks Road.

Annexation Public Hearing Is Monday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A public hearing for a voluntary annexation will take place at the July 6 city council meeting.

Pacific Man Is Charged With Drug Possession
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A Pacific man is facing felony drug charges after an incident occurred in St. Clair earlier this year.

Fair to Host Many New Activities
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

Washington Town and Country Fair Chairman Irma Wehmeyer promises “fun for everyone” when the gates open on the five-day festival in early August.

County Purchases New Generator for Remote Tower Site
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

The Franklin County Commission approved a contract Tuesday for a new generator for one of its remote communication tower sites.

Standing Watch With Wildlife Stare
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

This fox was spotted in the backyard of a home on West Main Street, Washington.

Health Department Works to Complete Annual Inspections
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

The Franklin County Health Department is working to get food establishments and other facilities inspected this year.

Loving Hearts Shelves Are Empty
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

Loving Hearts Outreach in Washington is seeking the community’s help in stocking “completely empty” shelves.

Website Helps Police Identify Suspect
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A photo posted Tuesday afternoon on The Missourian website was key in helping police identify a suspect in a stealing case.

New Lonedell Budget Targets R-XIV Mission
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

In presenting her 2015-16 projected revenue and expenses to the board of education, Lonedell R-XIV School District Superintendent Jen Ulrich stressed that the new budget is centered on the district’s

Ameren Proceeds With Coal Ash Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

Despite ongoing litigation and proposed changes to the county’s landfill code, construction on Ameren Missouri’s coal ash landfill at the Labadie Energy Center is “underway,” according to the company.

Will Ash Landfill Lawsuit Be Settled?
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A Franklin County commissioner mentioned Thursday a possible lawsuit settlement when asked about next week’s scheduled vote on proposed changes to the county’s landfill code.

New Doctor Joins Team At Mehringer Chiropractic
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Dr. Delia Overschmidt recently joined the office of Dr. Brett Mehringer of Mehringer Chiropractic, Washington.

Load Ratings Are Lowered to 15 Tons on Four Bridges
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Several Franklin County bridges in the western portion of the county have had their load-ratings reduced following inspections by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Mayor Says He Will Block Appointment
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Alderman Mike Pigg says the mayor is trying to “blackmail” the board into approving Dave Myers as building commissioner.

Budget Recognizes Needs of Students — Gives Educators Necessary Resources
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

The newly approved budget for the Washington School District keeps the mission, goals and priorities of the school system at the forefront, said Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer.

Officers Foil Smuggling Attempt, Seize Crystal Meth, Heroin
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Franklin County authorities have charged one person in a foiled attempt to smuggle drugs to this area.

Missing Teens Found Unharmed
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Two missing 14-year-olds who disappeared from Rolla, Mo. on Thursday were found safe and unharmed. An Endangered Person Advisory was issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for two teens believed to have headed to St. Louis. Tania E. Bowman, 14, and Savannah Mitchell, 14, were detained on July 2 at 3 a.m. and returned […]

Grace's Place Giving Campaign Continues
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery is seeking donations for its annual giving campaign.

Domestic Disturbance in Gray Summit Leads to Fight Over Knife
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

On July 1 at aprroximately 6:30 A.M., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic disturbance on Oak Drive in Gray Summit, Mo.  Upon arrival it was determined that there been an altercation between two male subjects that lived in the same residence.  It was reported that during the argument the suspect […]