Area News

Franklin County Commission Votes Unanimously On Almost Every Issue
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Since the current makeup of the Franklin County Commission has been in place, there have only been three votes that were not unanimous, voting records on the county’s website show.

New Process May Fix Franklin County Check Signing Problems
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

A new process has been developed to address a controversy over electronically applying signatures to checks at the Franklin County Government Center.

Planning Underway for Downtown Fall Festival — Chili Cook-Off to Kick Off Event
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Planning is underway for Downtown Washington Inc.’s annual chili cook-off and Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

Mayor Calls for Resignation of Alderman
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore called for the resignation of Alderman Mike Pigg following a report in The Missourian of a telephone conversation between the alderman and an employee. The mayor said the conversati

Back to Business at Lonedell School
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Lonedell School was evacuated for a short time on Thursday morning after a parent found a suspicious-looking container in one of the parking lots.

WHS 2014 ACT Scores Are Up Over Last Year Above State, National Averages
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

ACT scores for the Washington High School Class of 2014 are above state and national averages.

Franklin County Sets 911 Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The landline telephone tax rate for 911 services will stay at the highest level allowed under law after a 2-0 vote by the Franklin County Commission Tuesday.

Franklin County Rezones 128 Acres for Industry
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

About 128 acres were rezoned from an agricultural/nonurban designation to industrial development after a 2-0 vote by the Franklin County Commission Tuesday.

Manager Says Regional Airport Has Plenty to Offer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The Washington Regional Airport is open for business.

Trustees Approve Bid For Backup Generator
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The East Central College Board of Trustees accepted a bid from PB Electric, Sullivan, for the installation of an emergency generator system on the college’s main campus.

Street Department Looking To Buy Three New Trucks
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The Washington street department could soon get three new trucks.

City Council Hears Pitch for Proposed Senior Development
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Representatives of a proposed senior community development sought city council support Monday night at the Washington administration/operations meeting.

New Principal At St. Vincent
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

"Wonderful, friendly and welcoming,” is how Kelly Cassinger — the new principal at St. Vincent de Paul School, Dutzow, describes the school atmosphere.

Mayor: Tourism Board Should Be Made Up Of City Residents Only
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore wants the city to revamp its ordinance establishing qualifications for serving on the city tourism commission.

Hermann to Cut Ribbon on New Amtrak Station
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of a new Amtrak station in Hermann will take place Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.

Aldermen Discuss City Administrator Search
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Six weeks after the former city administrator left the job as part of the transition to a new mayor, no appointment for a replacement has been made.

Resident Addresses The Board, Wants Alderman to Resign
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A Pacific alderman who offered an employee a raise should resign from the board, according to resident BJ Lawrence.

Vehicle accident on Glaser Rd.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

 A single-vehicle accident on Glaser Rd. at third curve occurred at 3 p.m. Two people were injured and are being transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.

UPDATE: Jailer Resigns Over Pepper Spray Pizza Incident
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

UPDATED: The Franklin County deputy accused of spraying pepper mace on a pizza then offering it to four county jail inmates has resigned.

Update on Franklin County Detention Employee Suspended After Inmates Complained of Suspected Food Tampering
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

On August 21, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Washington Missourian inquiring about a complaint that they had received from a family member of an inmate in the Franklin County Detention Center.  The family member stated that the inmate had been given a piece of pizza that contained pepper spray, a substance used by […]

Deadline Is Friday to Submit Entries for Chamber Awards
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will announce its second class of Outstanding Young Professionals next month.

Special Ride for Special Boy
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

J.J. Grevenberg was part of a special convoy on Saturday morning that traveled from his hometown of St. Clair to Union.

Lonedell’s Tax Levy Stays Put
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The Lonedell R-XIV Board of Education on Monday took little time in adopting Superintendent Jen Ulrich’s recommendation in passing the district’s tax levy for the 2014-15 budgetary cycle.

Sullivan Reports No Klan Activity
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

All was quiet in and around Sullivan over the weekend as far as any Ku Klux Klan activity is concerned.

Subdivision Gets Final Plat Approval
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Despite having some reservations, both the city’s planning and zoning board and the board of aldermen approved the final plat for Phase I of the Casablanca subdivision during recent meetings this mont

Sullivan Regional Airport Fly-In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Leslie Man Arrested For Unlawful Use Of A Weapon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A 60-year-old Leslie man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 2, following a domestic disturbance in which he allegedly made threats with a handgun. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported that deputies were called to the 3000 block of Spring Creek Rd., outside of Leslie, in reference to a domestic disturbance where according to witnesses, a father […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Sullivan Police made 13 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Aug. 11-17. This week’s arrests were: Aug. 12; Stephanie L. Hedrick, 23, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. Aug. 12; Lucas J. Henson, 35, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. Aug. […]

Three Injured In Accident Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A three-car accident on Hwy. AT and US 50 left three people with injuries Thurs., Aug. 14. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2000 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Ronald L. Studdard, 45, Union, traveling westbound on US 50 struck the front of a 2010 Ford F150, operated by Janet […]