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County Meth Lab Seizures Dip to Record Low
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

While the number of meth lab seizures in Franklin County dropped to an all-time low last year, look for an increase in 2015, according to a detective with the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes

Board Agrees to Sell Land to Grace’s Place
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Union city officials Monday night agreed to a land sale to Grace’s Place to build a new facility.

Fricks Market Earns Merchandising Award
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Fricks Market, Union, recently received a 2014 Excellence in Merchandising Award from the Springfield Division of Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. The recognition came during a ceremony in Branson on

Board Tables Landfill Code Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Proposed revisions to the county’s land use code regarding landfills were tabled Tuesday night at the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Plan Board Supports Villa Ridge PUD
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Sam Wagner has just one more hurdle to clear before his planned urban development project in Villa Ridge is officially approved.

Appeals CUP For Dredging Operation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

A Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Government Center.

Official: Mobile Home Park Needs Floodplain Permit
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

The Sleepy Hollow mobile home park off Highway AT in the Villa Ridge area needs a no-rise certificate for a low-water crossing and a floodplain development permit, a county official said.

Alts Will Receive $20,000 For Land at Bend Bridge Site
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Franklin County will pay Paul and Jenna Alt $20,000 for right of way and easements related to the Bend Road bridge replacement project near Pacific.

Trail Developers Want City to Take Ownership Of Bend Road Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Pacific officials are considering accepting ownership of the Old Bend Road Bridge to be preserved as part of trail system, but they want to hear from the public before making a final decision.

Luncheon Focuses on Bridging Commerce, Conservation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Commerce and conservation were the topics of discussion of a luncheon Wednesday at city hall.

Arnette Steps Down After 22 Years of Service — In Pacific City Government
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Ward 3 Alderman Walter Arnette stepped down from the city hall podium at the April 21 meeting after serving 22 years in city government.

Cato Expected to Open in May
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Exterior construction of a new women’s fashion retailer, Cato, is 100 percent complete, according to Joe Vernaci, Phoenix Center II developer.

Dierker Will Become New City Administrator
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Beginning June 1, Travis Dierker will be the new city administrator for St. Clair.

Man Charged in Attempted St. Clair Armed Robbery
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Thanks to a tip, the man suspected for the attempted armed robbery of the owner of the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in St. Clair last Saturday has been arrested and charged.

Borgia Fest Has Carnival Rides, Games and Music — Opened Friday at High School Campus
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s annual Borgia Fest opened Friday afternoon and runs through Saturday.

Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff statewide on Saturday to honor Missouri soldier killed during Vietnam War; Governor will attend funeral in Centralia
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

Sgt. Rodney Griffin was listed as Missing in Action for over 40 years before his remains were identified Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings statewide be flown at half-staff on Saturday (April 25) in honor of Sgt. Rodney L. […]

Meals on Wheels Program Grows, Volunteers Needed
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

The Washington Senior Center Meals on Wheels program has grown nearly 24 percent, from delivering 65 meals to homebound seniors per day to 85 per day, according to Debbie Steagall, administrator.

Ham Radio Operator Flies Model Tricopter
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

Ham radio operator Ken Trudeau of Gray Summit flies his home-built tricopter at Liberty Field by remote control.

Big Crowds for Main Street BBQ, Bluesfest
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Big crowds turned out this past weekend for the Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest in Downtown Washington.

Maintenance Program Aids Student Learning
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

It’s believed that kids learn best and behave best in safe, clean and well-maintained surroundings.

St. Clair Grocery Store Wins 2014 Merchandising Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

St. Clair’s Country Mart grocery store recently was presented a 2014 Excellence in Merchandising Award from the Springfield Division of Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. The recognition came during a

Claims Made in Lawsuit Over Land Records ‘Without Merit’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

A company that was sued by the software firm used by the county recorder of deeds was recently granted a summary judgment in the lawsuit.

Pacific Eagles Is Much More Than a Social Club —‘Touches Every Citizen in Community’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Dan McClain wants to rebrand the Pacific Eagles Aerie 3842 as a community organization.

Hearing on Landfill Should Be in Evening, LEO President Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

Some residents say the county commission’s public hearing on proposed landfill code changes should be held after normal business hours to make sure most people can attend after work.

Riverfront Cultural Society Will Feature Community Supported Agriculture
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

In a couple of weeks, New Haven’s Farmers Market will open and the Riverfront Cultural Society (RCS) is counting down the days for a new service it is introducing this spring — Community Supported Agr

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Attempted Armed Robbery in St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 23, 2015

The man suspected for the attempted armed robbery of the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in St. Clair last Saturday has been arrested and charged.

Local Businessman Phil Thomure Passes At Age 36
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle The local community is morning the loss of local resident and businessman Phillip B. “Phil” Thomure, Sullivan, who passed away suddenly Fri., Apr. 10, at the age of 36. Thomure is most known for his years of operating the family business co-owned by brother Thomas Thomure, Thomure Lumber, which celebrated their […]

Three Charged In Suspected Federal Gift Card Ring
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Three women from Chicago, IL made the wrong stop on their Walmart gift card tour and were arrested at Sullivan Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. in what authorities believe to be a large scale gift card/credit card ring. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, at 9:30 a.m. Sun., Apr. 12, […]

Over 200 Attend MAAG Walk Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Mid-Mo Addiction Awareness Group held its first walk Sat., Apr. 11, with over 200 walkers participating in what the group is calling a huge success. The walk began at the Sunny Jim Bottomley Park and traveled along the South Service Rd. through Sullivan and returned to Jim Bottomley. The group did […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made six arrests for the week of Apr. 6-12. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 6; Christopher J. Tubbs, 20, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding. Tubbs was held in the Sullivan Jail on $245 bond. Apr. 7; […]