Area News

Elections Are Expensive Necessity for County - Clerk’s Staff Preparing for April
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

After an exhausting 2016 political cycle, with four elections between March and November, the Franklin County Clerk’s office had a lull of just a few months before starting all over again.

Still Gathering Information About Water Tower Paint
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

Washington public works department is still putting together specifications for the project to repaint the Crestview water tower.

Board Backs Purchase of New Water Meters Software
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

A family of mice continues to cause problems for the city of Washington.

P&Z Delays Approval Of City Strategic Plan n Board Wants to ‘Get It Right’
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

Adoption of the long-awaited comprehensive plan will have to wait a few more weeks.

County Disperses Road Funds to Communities - Road, Bridge, Utility and Railroad Taxes
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

The Franklin County Commission Tuesday doled out more than half a million dollars in road funds to 14 special districts and cities for use on their roadways in 2017.

Union Chamber Officials Warn of Phone Scam
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

Another phone scam is making the rounds.

St. Clair Woman Charged With Felony Drug Possession
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

A St. Clair woman has been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance after Franklin County deputies responded to the Villa Ridge Dollar General for a report of shoplifting.

Multiple Brush Fires Keep Crews Busy - Officials Issue Burn Warning
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

Dry and windy conditions have kept St. Clair firefighters busy with brush fires.

Work on Track at Disabled Veterans Memorial
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

By Karen Butterfield

Local Officials Would Consider Prescription Monitoring Programs
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

City and county officials will wait and see how a statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) fares in the state Legislature before taking any action in Franklin County to combat the opioid epidemic.

Interviews For Highway 47 Traffic Study Narrowed Down to Three Firms
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

After weeks of narrowing down candidates and securing funding, the county Highway 47 committee on Thursday, interviewed three firms, who were finalists to conduct a traffic study on the 13-mile corridor between Washington and St. Clair.

County Man Allegedly Assaults Brother With Brass Knuckles
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 19, 2017

A St. Clair man has been charged for allegedly striking his brother with brass knuckles and a cane during a fistfight Monday, Feb. 13.

Bank of Washington To Hold Open House At Remodeled 14th Street Branch
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 18, 2017

L. B. Eckelkamp Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Bank of Washington, announced that the comprehensive remodel of the bank’s Fourteenth Street branch is complete.

LMI Aerospace Agrees to Buyout by Sonaca Group
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 18, 2017

LMI Aerospace, a St. Charles-based supplier of components and engineering services to the commercial, business and military aerospace markets, said late Thursday it has agreed to be acquired by Sonaca Group, a Belgium-based aerostructures company.

Pacific Board Gives Green Light to New Library
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 18, 2017

Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) gave the green light for a new library building to be constructed in Pacific during its meeting Feb. 14.

No Charges Filed Against Sullivan Man - Shot at Suspect Fleeing Capture
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 18, 2017

There will not be charges filed against a Sullivan area man who shot at a suspect while he was fleeing from deputies.

County Flu Cases Pass 660; Rising - No End in Sight
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 18, 2017

There were more flu cases reported in Franklin County last week than during the entire season last year.

Personnel Change Made With NJROTC Program
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 18, 2017

The Washington School District is making a personnel change with its NNDCC/NJROTC program.

Suspects Arrested in Theft
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

Two county residents were arrested Tuesday, Feb. 14, for the theft of aluminum from boxcars stored on railroad tracks west of Union.

ECC Partners With Missouri S&T to Raise Enrollment
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

East Central College will look to raise its enrollment numbers through a partnership with Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Pacific Resident Charged In Alleged Home Invasion
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

A county man has been charged in an alleged assault and home invasion at a Pacific home Saturday, Feb. 11.

Commission Still Looking for Solution to Traffic Problem
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

A discussed new entrance to Phoenix Center I is unlikely to happen.

Man Charged With Assault, Tampering With Victim
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

A Sullivan man has been charged in the alleged assault and choking of a woman Saturday, Feb. 11.

Replacement of Shawnee Ford Bridge Should Progress Faster - Bridge Not as Old as Thought
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

By Monte Miller

Columbarium Receives More than 800 Cremains In Its First Three Years; Joins Forces With Veterans Program
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

Albert Onyika’s cremains sat on a shelf in a De Soto funeral home for nearly 37 years. The World War II veteran passed away in an incident at work in 1976, and due to a strained relationship with his family,…

Union Teen Charged With Vehicle Tampering
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday February 17, 2017

A Union teen has been charged with tampering with a motor vehicle after a stolen vehicle was located at a residence in the 9000 block of Whiskey Spur Creek in Union. Sydney Cates, 19, was arrested and her bond has been set at $10,000. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were requested by the Farview […]

Charges Pending Against Two Franklin County Suspects In Aluminum Theft
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday February 16, 2017

Charges are pending against a Beaufort man and Washington woman after they were arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing aluminum off Ameren UE box cars. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton said deputies responded to the area of Highway EE and Paige Marie Drive for a report of trespassing on railroad property. The reporting party was an […]

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Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017

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St. Clair Woman Arrested In Theft Investigation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation into a shoplifting incident at a Dollar General in Villa Ridge led to the arrest of a St. Clair woman for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a marijuana. Carlee L. Gerren, 23, has been charged. According to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton, deputies responded […]

St. Clair Man Accused Of Punching Brother With Brass Knuckles
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017

A St. Clair man is charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault and unlawful possession of a weapon after he allegedly punched his brother with brass knuckles. Bobby Fenner, 50, is being held on a $15,000 bond. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 5700 block of Dry Branch Road Feb. 13 […]