Area News

St. Clair Uncovers Some Zoning Uncertainties
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Individuals who own a home within the St. Clair city limits undoubtedly have their property zoned residential. However, as it currently stands, some individuals who own or operate a business in the ci

Lonedell Will Have to Make Budget Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Like its sister district that ends up educating some of its students after they finish eighth grade, Lonedell R-XIV may find itself in some financial hardship when work on the 2014-15 budget begins in

Aldermen OK Lowest Bid for Brush Removal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

With all of the needed discussion taking place previously, the St. Clair Board of Aldermen made quick work of passing an ordinance last week that authorizes Mayor Ron Blum to enter into a tree and bru

Pharmacy Robber Granted Probation
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Parks said he was “disappointed” in a judge’s decision to grant probation in the case of a man who pleaded guilty to robbing a pharmacy in 2012.

Bourbon police chief, court clerk resign
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

BOURBON - This small Crawford County's municipal police chief and court clerk are stepping down at the end of the month. Although Bourbon Police Chief Mike Pennock recently made news when one of his o

Washington Plan Board Tables Two Plats With Corner Lots
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Washington Planning and Zoning Commission members voted Monday night to table two preliminary plat applications while officials review a code provision regarding corner lots with frontage on two stree

Bourbon Police Chief And Court Clerk Resigns
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

By Jeff Tolle On Wednesday morning, April 16th., both Mike Pennock, Bourbon Chief of Police, and Andrea Holland, City Court Clerk, resigned their positions effective May 1st. Chief Pennock released this statement: “Due to severe budget shortfalls within the City of Bourbon, MO, I feel I can no longer properly operate the Police Department on […]

Washington Park Board to Discuss Budget Possibilities
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Before finalizing a budget, the Washington Park Board will meet Thursday night to brainstorm ideas.

Hearing Set For Friday in County Suit
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Franklin County is headed back to court Friday in a lawsuit a Villa Ridge man has filed over the appointment of taxpayer-funded lawyers.

Average House Price In Franklin County Less Than Five of Six Prior Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

The average house selling price in Franklin County for the first quarter of 2014 was less than what it has been for five of the six prior years.

Straight A students recognized in April 17 Post-Dispatch
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

SULLIVAN - For 50 years, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “A” student program has rewarded students for academic excellence.  Students in grades 9 through 12 qualify by earning an A- average or better duri

Knife threats leads to four felony charges
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

SULLIVAN - At approximately 3:49 a.m. on April 1, 2014 Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of East Springfield Road outside Sullivan in reference to a domestic involvin

Holdup Suspect Gets Probation
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

A Franklin County man charged with threatening and robbing a St. Clair area woman at gunpoint in February has been given a 10-year suspended sentence and placed on five years’ probation.

Float Entry Deadline for City's 175th Parade Extended to May 1
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

The deadline is quickly approaching to enter a float in the city’s 175th birthday parade to be held Memorial Day weekend.

County Gets Preliminary Nod for Bend Bridge Funds
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Almost $3.5 million in federal funding was given preliminary approval this week to replace the Bend Road bridge in eastern Franklin County near Pacific, officials announced Tuesday.

Deputies Kill Aggressive Dog That Charged Officer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Franklin County deputies shot and killed a “large, aggressive” dog Monday when the animal charged an officer who was attempting to serve a search warrant.

Weston Appointed Gasconade County Prosecutor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Mary E. Weston, of Hermann, as Gasconade County prosecuting attorney.

Junior ROTC Uniform Gift Honors Robert, Marion Dobsch
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

A $1,000 gift has been made to the Washington Junior ROTC uniform campaign as a memorial by the children of Robert L. and Marion Dobsch, both deceased.

Downtown Housing to Be Groups’ Focus
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Increasing downtown residential housing is a new focus of the Washington Core Restructuring Committee.

Battle of the Bands Videos For City’s 175th Due Soon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

A Battle of the Bands competition is one of the many activities planned for the city’s 175th anniversary celebration.

Washington Spring Clean Up April 21-25
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The city of Washington’s annual Spring Clean Up, Paint Up and Fix Up campaign will be conducted the week of April 21-25.

Breihan Withdraws Candidacy For Presiding Commissioner
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Gerald Breihan, who was a candidate for the seat of Franklin County presiding commissioner in the Aug. 5 primary, withdrew from the race last Friday, officials say.

Storm Siren Under Repair
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The city is less one storm siren while the warning device is repaired and relocated.

Palmore Installation As Mayor Postponed
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Jeff Palmore, the newly elected mayor of Pacific, will not be installed in office during the first meeting following the election because the St. Louis County Election Commission has not certified the

Churches Combine Efforts For Children’s Easter Event
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Easter Saturday takes on a special meaning for seven Pacific area churches as members of their congregations join together to host a children’s spring fest and Easter fun celebration.

Curtman and Schatz Support Right-to-Work Bill, Hinson Does Not Vote on Measure
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Two local legislators supported a controversial “right-to-work” bill last week, and one area representative did not cast a vote.

Fire District Is Gratified By Passage of Bond Issue
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Pacific Fire Protection District says it’s gratified at the passing of a $1.5 million bond issue in the April 8 election, according to Fire Chief Rick Friedmann.

Borgia Recommended For Reaccreditation
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has been recommended for reaccreditation by AdvanceED, the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvem

Mayor Promises Friendly Administration
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Newly elected Mayor Jeff Palmore, who ran on a “Pacific Is Due for a Change,” theme, says the changes he will push for may be more welcome than anyone expects.

Fire, Flooding And Road Closures Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By James B. Bartle Torrential rains poured through Sullivan Thursday afternoon, April 3, with parts of Sullivan looking like raging rivers, a nursing home was evacuated due to a possible fire during the afternoon storms and a rescue from a flooded Elmont Rd. was just a part of a rough day for Police, Firefighters and […]