Area News

Commission Grants CUP For Auto Repair Shop
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously granted a conditional use permit for an auto repair business near Union.

Five Family Yard Sale In Bourbon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

630 Pine, Bourbon Friday, Aug. 22  8 a.m. – ? Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. -? LOTS OF STUFF

Former Wright City School Superintendent Charged With Murder
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

A former Wright City R-II superintendent is accused of murdering a couple in Springfield, according to authorities.

St. Patrick’s Homecoming Picnic Draws Large Crowd
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Bathed in a misty drizzle for most of the afternoon, scores of people from across the country joined hundreds of area residents Aug. 17 for the 42nd annual St. Patrick of Armagh modern homecoming picn

Pacific Man Charged With Stealing, Property Damage
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

A Pacific man has been charged with multiple counts of stealing and property damage after several cars were broken into at an apartment complex earlier this year.

Chamber Recognizes Continental Products
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce is focusing its spotlight on Continental Products at 6 Midwest Drive.

Young Athlete Mixes Movie Inspiration With High Energy
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

As kids are heading back to school, one young local athlete is heading to the batting cages.

Fabric Designer to Open Art, Sewing Studio Here
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

A High Ridge-based artist and fabric designer for the craft, gift and home markets is opening an artist’s cottage studio in Pacific.

Fair First-Aid Station Treated Fewest Number In Past 25 Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

This year’s mild temperatures kept the number of heat-related complaints down during the Washington Fair, according to Chief Terry Buddemeyer of the Washington Area Ambulance District.

Route 66 Group To Host Motor Tour
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Route 66 Association of Missouri will host its 25th annual Motor Tour Sept. 5, 6 and 7.

Pacific Chamber to Hold Meetings Off-Site
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Beginning in January 2015, local businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about products and services that are produced by fellow Chamber members.

City Officials Working On Road Repair Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Officials are looking at best strategies for repairing deteriorating streets in the city, following complaints by citizens and reminders from aldermen that some damaged roads have been ignored for too

Man Charged With Theft Of Drugs From Hospital
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

A Washington man on probation for felony theft of a controlled substance and fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance is facing new charges.

Controversy Over Check Signing Unresolved by Franklin County Officials
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

There are still unresolved issues at the Franklin County Government Center over the process used to electronically apply signatures to checks.

Area Farmers Donate Open Class Market Hogs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Ten market hogs shown in the 2014 open class competition at the Washington Fair were donated to various charities in the area.

County Hires Firm to Provide Inmate Health Services
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Franklin County is changing the way it delivers inmate health services.

Washington to Seek Camp Bridge Bids
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The city plans to seek bids in September to construct a new Camp Street bridge over Busch Creek.

City of Washington Okays New Task Force Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Washington City Council members have approved joining with other cities and counties in reforming the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Superintendent Welcomes Staff, Offers Advice
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer emphasized the importance of building relationships and being advocates for students during opening ceremonies for staff, held this past Frid

United Way to Host Second Agency Tour September 11
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way will host a second agency tour Thursday, Sept. 11.

Franklin County May Net More Money With Online Auction Service
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Franklin County may recoup more money by using an online auction service to get rid of outdated equipment and other property.

Two Men Charged With Pacific Church Break-Ins
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Two Franklin County men were charged with burglary following two church break-ins in Pacific last year.

Group Delivers 11,272 Trail Support Letters to Ameren
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Representatives from the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. delivered 11,272 trail support letters to Ameren headquarters in St. Louis on Thursday, Aug. 14

Eureka Emergency Agencies Offer CERT Training Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

The Eureka EMA, Eureka Fire District and Eureka Police Department will present a CERT training program that teaches basic community emergency response in September and October.

Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop to be held Thursday, Aug. 21 near Sullivan
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Landowners will learn practical ways to restore these valuable natural systems to their land. Franklin Co. Mo—Landowners who want to improve glades and woodlands on their property will have the opportunity to learn from natural resource experts at a Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m.  The workshop will […]

UPDATE: County SWAT Team Called to Ferguson
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

UPDATE:

St. Clair’s ACT Scores Up Sharply
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

St. Clair High School students who took the ACT college-entry exam posted the highest average score in several years in 2014 and tallied the same composite as the state average.

Stanton Man Injured In North Service Rd. Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

A 20-year-old Stanton man received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident at 3215 Lollar Branch Rd. and the North Service Rd. Fri., Aug. 8, at 11:35 a.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Corby J. Williamson, 20, Stanton, operating a northbound 2001 Dodge Stratus, attempted to make a left turn onto […]

Manufacturer Reports Copper Theft
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Sullivan Police are investigating the theft of 600 pounds of copper from a local manufacturer Tues., Aug. 5. According to Sullivan Police, SDC, 945 Franklin St. reported at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday that someone had removed 600 pounds of copper from the plant’s rear dock area. Sullivan Police ask that anyone with information into this theft […]

Two Children Among Four Sullivan Residents Injured Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Two children along with two adults, all from Sullivan, received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 185 South, just north of Meramec State Park, Sat., Aug. 9, at 7:40 p.m. The accident occurred when a northbound 2008 Saturn Outlook, operated by Alexander A. Fimand, 35, Bloomington, IL, crossed the center line of the […]