Area News

Deputies Arrest Suspect On Narcotics Violation After Reference to Suspicious People Inside Abandon Residence On Springfield Ave.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 23, 2016

On August 21, at approximately 9:00 PM, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Springfield Avenue outside of Sullivan in reference to suspicious people inside of an abandon residence. Upon arrival, deputies observed the house secure and no lights on inside the home, with negative contact. At approximately 12:16 AM, deputies again responded to the […]

Changes Coming to Comprehensive Plan
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 22, 2016

After postponing action for 10 months, aldermen voted Tuesday to remove a proposed ordinance approving the city’s new comprehensive plan from the meeting agenda.

Group Advances Route 47 Traffic Study
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

The first baby-step is being taken in alleviating traffic woes on Route 47 between Washington and St. Clair.

City Aldermen Set Property Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

Property owners in the city of Pacific will see a small increase in their tax bills next year.

More Signage Will Be Added At Highways 47/50 Intersection — Hope to Alleviate Confusion
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

After its long-awaited completion in early July, the new configuration of the Route 47 and Highway 50 intersection in Union is causing confusion with motorists.

Official Asks Staff to Look at Trash, Recycling — Invites Public Input
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

A Washington city councilman has asked the staff to address issues relating to the city’s trash and recycling program.

School Board to Set Tax Rate Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

The Washington School Board will set its 2016-17 property tax rate following a public hearing Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Hillhouse Calls for Unity to Grow City
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

Meramec Valley School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Ed Hillhouse said by working together the city, school district and other political entities can help grow the local economy.

Grace’s Place Still Seeking Annual Drive Donations
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery is still seeking donations to reach its annual fund goal.

Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in MoDOT Crash — Sentencing Scheduled October 5
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

A Franklin County jury reached a guilty verdict Tuesday in the case of a woman charged with assault in a crash involving a MoDOT vehicle in a work zone.

Ray J’s Greasy Spoon Offers Comfort Food - Opened Friday in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Ray J’s Greasy Spoon opened in Washington this Friday, Aug. 12, in the Washington Business Center, 1351 Jefferson St.

Superintendent Reports ‘Smooth Start’ to Year — In Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer reported a “smooth start” to the new school year.

Man Charged With Elder Abuse in Altercation — Grandfather Suffered Broken Hip
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

A Franklin County man with a history of physical violence is facing a felony charge over an altercation in which his grandfather suffered a fractured hip, authorities said.

Expect to Begin Trail Clearing Work Soon
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Clearing work along the eastern part of Washington’s Rotary Riverfront Trail should begin soon, a Missouri Department of Transportation official said.

Residents Oppose Mining Operation — Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting Is Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

A group of citizens will get a chance to speak out against a mining operation near St. Clair at the next Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting.

Auditor Calls Truce With Commission - Officials Have Been Bickering Since 2013
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

The Franklin County Commissioners have accepted an olive branch extended by County Clerk Tammy Vemmer to put three years of fighting behind them and move forward with a clean slate.

Pacific Aldermen Still Pushing for Pedestrian Lane
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Even though some aldermen said they did not want to halt construction of a new bridge over the Meramec River, they voted 5-0 this week to approve a resolution deeding a small strip of land in the project to Franklin…

Airport Closing Is on the Horizon
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

The St. Clair Regional Airport is in its final stages of closing, but City Administrator Travis Dierker said there are still a few steps to be taken until it can be finalized.

Ace Donates $250,000 to College - For New Business, Industry Center
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

East Central College has received what is believed to be its largest donation to date, a $250,000 gift from Ace Manufacturing and Parts Co. in Sullivan.

St. Clair, Lonedell Opened Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

Summer vacation officially ended Thursday as students in the St. Clair and Lonedell school districts loaded up in buses and headed back to school.

District Staff Encouraged To Take Risks, Be Creative - At Back-to-School Assembly
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

The Washington School District’s opening session for all teachers and staff was more of a production than an assembly.

Police Looking for Robbery Suspect
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

Police are looking for the man who committed a smash-and-grab robbery Monday at the One-Stop Phillips 66 station on Sycamore Lane.

DWI Crackdown Begins
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

City, county and state law enforcement agencies are gearing up for a major crackdown on impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

Public Works Seeks New Truck, Crane
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

The Washington public works department is one step closer to getting a new piece of equipment.

City Awards Contract to Upgrade Traffic Signals at Three Jefferson Intersections
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

New traffic signal heads will be installed at three Jefferson Street intersections under a contract approved by the Washington City Council.

City’s 2016 Tax Levy Set at Maximum Rate - Same as Last Three Years
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

The 2016 property tax rates for Washington are at the maximum level allowed by law, according to the city’s finance manager.

Sullivan Schools Open Wednesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 18, 2016

By James B. Bartle Students of the Sullivan School District will return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a full calendar year planned that includes some 39 early dismissal days, Thanksgiving, Christmas and spring breaks. Students will be walking to class, driving, or riding local buses, which local law enforcement reminds motorists to be […]

Storie Selected As Franklin/Jefferson Outstanding Older Worker
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 18, 2016

By James B. Bartle Orschlens Farm and Home, Sullivan, was the site of a presentation Friday, August 12, in which employee Donald “Don” Storie was presented with the 2016 Franklin/Jefferson County selection of the Missouri Outstanding Older Worker. Storie was selected out of 25 other nominees. Surrounded by family, co-workers and friends, Storie accepted the […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 18, 2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol , Troop C, Franklin County, reported 11 arrests for the week of Aug. 7-13. This week’s arrest are: Aug.  7; Adrienne M. Levall, 32, Columbia, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Levall was held at the Mercy Hospital in Washington and later released. Aug. 8; Jason L. Palmateer, 45, […]

Solar Project At Historic Route 66 Welcome Center To Begin In September
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 18, 2016

Visitors to the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center at Conway, Missouri will see the installation of solar panels in late September. The Missouri Department of Transportation has partnered with Solar Roadways of Sandpoint, Idaho. Solary Roadways will install and help test the company’s solar panels on a 12-foot-by-20-foot area of the main sidewalk at the […]