Area News

Dance Studio Marks Ten Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

The Dance Zone & More, Union, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and with trophies and awards lining every wall, owner Susan Buscher said she has a lot to be proud of.

Dance for County Youth
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

A Franklin County youth holiday dance will be held Friday, Dec. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Union Middle School gym.

Jaycees to Present New Service Awards
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

The Union Jaycees are looking to recognize more local residents in the group’s award banquet slated for next year.

Record Turnout Sunday For Holiday House Tour
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

The Holiday House Tour held this past Sunday in Washington drew a record number of visitors.

SFBRHS Graduate Earns International Scholarshipn Will Study in England for Two Years
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

Jacob Calvert, a 2011 St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate, recently was selected as a 2015 Marshall Scholarship recipient.

Clark-Vitt Students Start Newspaper
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

A lot can be learned from a newspaper — just ask fifth-grade students in Tracy Wall’s class at Clark-Vitt Elementary.

R-XIII Does Not Teach Cursive Handwriting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

After a board member expressed his concerns that it is no longer taught, the St. Clair R-XIII School District may review whether it can bring cursive handwriting back to the classroom.

Newcomers File for R-XI Board, Incumbents File for City Offices
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

Two newcomers have filed for the Union R-XI School Board as of Wednesday morning.

New St. Clair Budget Includes New Road Project 
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

St. Clair’s 2015 operating budget is 14.6 percent higher than the annual appropriations approved for this current year. However, as it has been since Mayor Ron Blum has been in office, the budget is b

VIPs Are Students of ‘Character’
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

One of the largest groups ever was recognized as Very Important People on Thursday morning at St. Clair High School.

Woman Dies in I-44 Incident
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Authorities said they basically know what happened late Monday and early Tuesday regarding the remains of a woman found on eastbound Interstate 44 at the 242-mile marker east of St. Clair.

Montee Family Aids In Sale Of Home For West Sullivan City Hall
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

By James B. Bartle The Town of West Sullivan will soon begin minor modifications to a home, once owned by the late Don and Peggy Montee, to become the permanent Town of West Sullivan City Hall. The Montee family gathered with members of the West Sullivan Board during the Thanksgiving Holiday to formally take a […]

Woman Injured In Roll-Over Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

A roll-over accident on Route C, north of route YY, occurred on Mon., Dec. 1 at 9:50 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Katelin M. Schafler, 22, New Haven, operating a 2005 Ford Escape northbound on Route C, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned several […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 19 alarms for the week of Dec. 1-7. Dec. 1: 5:14 a.m., 4621 Woodland, ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 3:44 p.m., 10322 WL Hackberry Dr., Smoke investigation. Dec. 1: 9:05 p.m., 1194 Landon Rd., ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 11:19 p.m.,619 Hwy. W, ambulance assist. Dec. 2: 12:05 p.m., E. Springfield Rd., […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made nine arrests in Franklin County for the week of Dec. 1-7. This week’s arrests were: Dec. 1; Adrian C. Hopkins, 19, St. Clair, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for no registration or license. Hopkins was held on bond at the Franklin County Jail. Dec. 2; Roy […]

Fair Ticket Vouchers Make Great Stocking Stuffers
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Tickets for the 29th Annual Meramec Community Fair are on sale now through Dec. 31, for the stocking stuffer price of $25. The ticket prices will increase five dollars during the early bird special from January to April at $30 and then increase in May to $35. “We have a great entertainment lineup that we […]

Accident On Highway 30
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

An accident occurred on MO 30, East of Birdie lane, Thurs., Dec. 4 at 10:35 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway patrol, the accident occurred when Lucas J. Chandler, 34, St. Clair, operating a 2005 Ford F-150, failed to negotiate a curve causing his vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway, […]

Sullivan Seeded Third In Peoples Bank Holiday Classic
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

By Ryan Storz The third annual Peoples Bank Holiday Classic tips off next Monday and Sullivan is seeded third in the bracket. The Lady Eagles (2-0) will face sixth-seeded Pattonville in the first round at 7 p.m. Sullivan won the inaugural tournament in 2012. They rolled over Farmington in the championship round. Last season, Sullivan […]

Eagles Turn It Around In Second Half
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Sullivan sinks St. James with big third quarter, take second at inaugural tournament By Ryan Storz Sullivan showed off its second half magic. The Eagles trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half against St. James on Saturday in the second-place game of the First Community National Bank It Tournament. By the […]

Eagles Cruise To First At Burroughs Tournament
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

12 of 13 wrestlers earn medals By Ryan Storz It’ll be hard for Sullivan top what they did Saturday at the John Burroughs Tournament. The team’s first meet of the season may have raised the bar even further. Sullivan dominated the field with a first place finish and had 12 of 13 wrestlers win medals. […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Cpl. Reginald A. Fox By Kelly Rose Imagine you are a young man looking up to his older brother in the military, proudly wearing his soldier’s uniform. The Soldier, a person to be respected and honored. He sees him as man whose job took him places and was important to all of the people in […]

City to Begin Disinfecting Water Well
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

In an effort to rid its water system of the coliform bacteria, the city of Washington will disinfect one of its wells as soon as Wednesday.

Franklin County sheriff decides to retire
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

UNION - The Office of Sheriff runs for a four-year term.  This current term will end in 2016.  The election for the new four-year term will be held in November of 2016 with the new sheriff taking offi

Sheriff Toelke Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says its time to hang up his gunbelt.

Pedestrian Killed on I-44 East of St. Clair Identified
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol has identified the woman who was killed on eastbound Interstate 44 at the 242 mile marker east of St. Clair.

Woman Killed in Head-On Crash West of New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Monday December 15, 2014

A Franklin County man is facing possible manslaughter, assault and other charges in connection with a crash Saturday that claimed the life of a Gasconade County woman.

Filing Opens Tuesday For Four Council Seats
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 14, 2014

Filing opens this Tuesday, Dec. 16, for four Washington City Council seats that will be on the April 2015 municipal election ballot.

Melton Top Donor Again In United Way Campaign
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 14, 2014

For the second year in a row, Melton Machine & Control Company in Washington is the top corporate contributor in the Franklin County Area United Way campaign.

Pacific Eighth-Graders Take Part in Day of Service
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 14, 2014

Eighth-graders at Riverbend School recently spent a school day in activities that took them outside their regular course work to help link them to the community.

Spike in Flu Cases In County
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 14, 2014

Flu cases in Franklin County have skyrocketed recently.