Area News

Volunteers Serve 475 Thanksgiving Day Meals
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Volunteers helped prepare and serve about 475 meals Thursday afternoon at St. Francis Borgia Grade School.

Union Chamber Readies for Winter Parade
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce staff is gearing up for its first parade.

Serious accident occurs on I-44 near B&B
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

SULLIVAN - Emergency crews are on the scene of a serious accident that occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday on eastbound Interstate 44 at mile marker 225 between the two overpasses. Details are sketchy, bu

Accident I-44 Eastbound Friday Evening
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District and Missouri Baptist EMS responded to an accident on Eastbound I-44 at the 224 mile marker, Fri., Nov. 28 at approx. 6:30 p.m. No further details are available at this time.

Water District No. 1 Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Franklin County has issued a precautionary boil water advisory.

Body found near elementary school identified
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

SULLIVAN - Sullivan police report that a body found behind 16 E. Washington St. on Nov. 25, 2014 has been identified as Doyle Boxx, 47, of Sullivan. No foul play is expected. According to a police new

Sullivan Man Found Deceased Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

 On Tues., Nov. 25, 2014 at approximately 3:20 p.m., Officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to a wooded area south of the unit block of East Washington Street for a report of a body in the woods. The body had been located by a neighbor who was out walking. Upon the arrival of officers and […]

City, MoDOT to Discuss Bridge Staging Plans
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Keeping portions of the Rotary Riverfront Trail open during construction of a new Missouri River bridge at Washington may not be feasible, a Missouri Department of Transportation official said this we

Intercom System To Be Upgraded At West School
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

The intercom system at Washington West Elementary will be upgraded as part of the expansion project currently underway at the school.

City Trail Extension Discussed at Forum
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Topics ranging from a troubled sewer district to expanding the Washington riverfront trail were discussed during a local government forum sponsored by the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce last week

Council Tables Decision On Hookah Lounge Café
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

The Washington City Council once again tabled a decision on whether a coffee shop at the Soguk Hookah Lounge is in violation of the business’s permit.

Cemetery Records Date Back to 1876
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A Pacific resident disputes the claim by former sexton Alan Bruns that his (Bruns’) grandfather purchased the original cemetery books.

FOCUS Marines Assist Lions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Every national holiday, the streets of Pacific turn into a Norman Rockwell-esque painting with American flags hanging from the storefronts of businesses throughout the town.

Citizen: Feral Cats Roaming Neighborhood
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Feral cats are making life miserable for residents of one Pacific neighborhood, a resident said.

Brune Manager of MFA Co-Op No. 2
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

The new manager for MFA Cooperative Association No. 2, which has locations in Washington, New Haven and Marthasville, is Paul Brune of New Haven.

Plan Board Approves Event Venue Permit
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A cattle auction venue near Sullivan can now host weddings and other special events.

Nike, Robertsville Students To Stage Christmas Shows
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Two groups of elementary students plan to stage special “Home for the Holidays” shows to kick off the Christmas season.

Countywide Drive Collects 1,514 Coats
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Many Franklin County residents will stay warm this winter thanks to another successful Warners’ Warm-Up Coat Drive.

VanLeer Updates Board On Focus Group 4 Work, Ensuring Pathways to Success
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer shared some of the input from a recent focus group meeting formed to make sure all students are college or career ready when they exit high school at the Washington Sch

Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Dinner
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A free turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served Thursday, Nov. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria, 225 Cedar St. in Washington.

County’s Public Administrator Wants More Help
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Franklin County Public Administrator Mary Jo Straatmann has asked the county commission for some additional help for her office in the upcoming fiscal year, which starts Jan. 1.

Appeals Court Reverses Mobile Home Park Ruling
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The Missouri Court of Appeals reversed a decision of the Pacific Board of Adjustment regarding spacing in a Pacific mobile home park.

City Will Give River Walk Funds to Group
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Pacific aldermen voted to give the funds collected for promotion of a trails system through the city to the Magi Foundation.

Pacific High Graduate Joins National Service Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Tyler Zarkie, Villa Ridge, recently was inducted into a 10-month term of service in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

Holiday Event to Double as Food Drive
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Two local businesses will turn a one-day holiday shopping bazaar into a food collection drive to benefit the local school weekend food backpack program.

Central Creates Programs to Boost Reading Scores
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Administrators and teachers at Central Elementary sprang into action to catch students falling behind.

New Flashing Arrow Signals Installed at Union Intersections
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

There are now traffic signals with flashing yellow arrows on state highways in Union.

Franklin County Deputies Respond To Community Center in Whispering Lakes Subdivision
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

On November 18, Franklin County Deputies responded to the Community Center in Whispering Lakes subdivision outside of New Haven in reference to a burglary.  Caretakers of the building advised that tools and other items had been stolen from the building. Caretakers reported that they had video of the subjects who entered the building.  Images of […]

Downtown Parade of Lights Friday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town this Friday for the annual Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Washington.

Change in Trash Collection Schedule Thanksgiving Week
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The trash schedule for the city of Union will be adjusted due to the Thanksgiving holiday.