Area News

Triple Fatality Accident Closes Highway 185 For Several Hours
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle The scene was horrific as emergency personnel arrived at an accident involving two-vehicles that left three Sullivan residents deceased early Friday morning, April 11. The accident occurred on Hwy. 185 South, just north of Route EE, in Washington County, at 6:30 a.m. when a northbound 2004 Dodge Ram, operated by Travis […]

Driver Ejected After Motorcycle Strikes Tree
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

A St. Peters man received minor injuries while traveling a Franklin County roadway Sat., Apr. 12, on Route HH at Viehland Road. The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m., when Timothy A. Henry, 25, St. Peters, operating a northbound 2006 Yamaha YZFR6, failed to negotiate a curve to the left. The motorcycle traveled off the right […]

Two Cuba Residents Injured Friday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Two Cuba residents received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Fri., Apr. 11, on Cave Road, just east of Route E, at 1:16 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a westbound 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, driven by Christopher E. Hyman, 39, Cuba; and an eastbound 2006 Ford Explorer, operated by Rudolph […]

Two Injured In Friday Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Two Franklin County residents received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Fri., Apr. 11, on Route N, just north of Meramec Farm Valley, at 11:11 a.m. The accident occurred when a southbound 1998 Buick Century, driven by Matthew T. Cookesy, 38, Robertsville, improperly stopped on the roadway and a southbound 2007 Ford Focus, following to […]

Sullivan Man Injured Monday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

A Sullivan man received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident Mon., April 7, on Route K, just south of Virginia Mines Rd., at 4:30 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Craig E. DeClue, 49, Sullivan, operating a southbound 2005 Chevrolet, swerved to avoid another vehicle in the roadway and […]

Three Injured In Sullivan I-44 Accident, DWI Issued
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Three Bland residents received injuries in a single vehicle accident on the eastbound Interstate 44 exit ramp at Route W, Saturday morning, April 12, at 12:20 a.m., with the driver being charged with driving while intoxicated and assault in the second degree. The accident occurred when John D. Reed, 35, Bland, operating an eastbound 2002 […]

The Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 24 alarms for the week of Apr. 7-13 Apr. 8: 9:19 p.m., 323 Jones St., ambulance assist. Apr. 9: 1:33 a.m., 603 N. Olive St., ambulance assist. Apr. 9: 11:48 a.m., 736 S. Service Rd., W., alarm sounding. Apr. 9: 2:47 p.m., 22527 State Hwy. A, vehicle fire. Apr. 9: […]

‘Get Growing’ Class Offered At Sullivan Community Garden
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Healthy Sullivan Coalition will be sponsoring a class at the Community Garden located on the Harney Mansion grounds at 332 South Mansion Street in Sullivan. “Getting Growing: An Introduction to Planting & Growing Your Own Vegetables” will be presented by Joyce Rainwater from the Lincoln […]

Bourbon Firemen Train For Emergency Entry
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

By Jeff Tolle As part of their ongoing effort to become the best volunteer fire department in this state, members of the Bourbon squad train regularly on the best methods to use while responding to emergency call-outs. Last Tuesday, the local firefighters practiced forcible entry through doors and windows. Fire Chief Dan Whatley trained his […]

Good News Abounds For School District
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

By Jeff Tolle It was a good week for the Crawford County R-1 (Bourbon) School District.  Voters overwhelmingly approved the $2.1 million dollar no-tax-increase school bond on the Apr. 8 ballot.  The final tally of votes was: Crawford County: 158 Yes     82 No Washington County: 11 Yes       9 No Totals:  169 Yes     91 No Voter […]

Landfill Appeal Hearing Canceled
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

An appeal hearing on a coal ash landfill that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to a death in a board member’s family.

ECC to Hold April 25 Memorial Service for Richard Knudsen
Missourian — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

East Central College will host a memorial service for longtime faculty member Richard Knudsen Friday afternoon, April 25.

UPDATE: Washington Man, 90, Killed in Route 47 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

UPDATED: A Franklin County man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 47 south of Washington.

Fatal accident ties up Easter traffic
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

SULLIVAN - A fatal accident that occurred on eastbound I-44 between Sullivan and Stanton early Easter morning may have been caused by a wrong-way driver, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Man Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

A passenger in a tractor-trailer died early Sunday when the truck crashed on Interstate 44 east of Sullivan.

ECC Trustees Re-Employ Full-Time Faculty Members
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 20, 2014

The re-employment of 73 full-time faculty members was one of the items approved by East Central College trustees at their April 15 board meeting.

Board Member Will Recuse Himself From Landfill Hearing
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 20, 2014

A member of a county appeal board will recuse himself from a hearing next week on a controversial coal ash landfill project because of his involvement in a potential property sale.

Park Board Still Considering New Basketball Courts
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 20, 2014

The Washington Park Board decided to continue looking into the possibility of converting tennis courts at the fairgrounds into basketball courts.

ECC Trustees Sworn In at April Board Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

An incumbent and newcomer were sworn into office at the April 15 meeting of the East Central College Board of Trustees.

Teachers May Not Need to Make Up Days
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Union School District teachers will be forgiven 1 1/2 days of their 180-day contracts if the can document at least 10.5 hours of work outside the classroom this school year.

Youth Job Program to Hold Recruiting Fair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

The Workforce Investment Act Youth Program will hold a recruiting/job fair Thursday, April 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. at East Central College’s Training Center, conference room A.

Horn Selected For Ag Careers Academy
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Jennifer Horn, Leslie, was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy.

Franklin County Counselor, Citizen Spar At Zoning Codes Hearing
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

A county commission hearing got heated Thursday when Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent told a local woman that he does not care what she takes offense to.

Kate’s Coffee House Offers Taste of ‘Small Town USA’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

A vintage Augusta home has been transformed into Kate’s Coffee House, at 5525 Walnut St.

Planning Board Denies Meramec Aggregates CUP
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Meramec Aggregates won’t be dredging a 35-acre lake near St. Clair.

Washington School Board Members Take Oath of Office
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Newly elected candidates for the Washington School Board were sworn into office Thursday morning at the district office.

Task Force: Drop in Large Heroin Sales
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

While the number of large-scale heroin sales appears to be dropping in Franklin County, narcotics investigators say the drug is still prevalent and always dangerous.

Transportation Sales Tax Measure Passes Committee
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.

Written Comments Still Being Accepted on Coal Ash Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

While many people attended a public hearing to oppose a coal ash landfill last week, public comments on the project still can be submitted in written form until May 22 at 5 p.m.

Landfill Appeal Hearing Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

An appeal hearing will be held Tuesday, April 22, on a controversial coal ash landfill project proposed for Labadie.