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2009 Yamaha V-Star 950
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

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City to Host First Pet Vaccination Clinic Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Monday May 02, 2016

The city of Washington will host vaccination clinics for pets two times in May.

City Staff, Developers Debate Streets
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

The conversation regarding the city’s plans to adopt a comprehensive revision of zoning, subdivision and development codes continued Tuesday night at city hall.

City Council Meets Monday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

The city of Washington is set to enter into a mutual aid agreement with the new Washington Community Fire District.

Mike Pigg Elected Mayor Pro Tem
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

Mike Pigg, Ward 3 alderman, was re-elected mayor pro tem.

Eckelkamps to Be Honored During Eagle Scout Night
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor L. B. and Bonnie Eckelkamp of Washington Wednesday with the 2016 Soaring Eagle Award at the fifth annual Eagle Scout Recognition Di

Religious Freedom Bill Dies in Committee 6-6
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

After weeks of media attention and emotional debate, SJR 39, otherwise known as the Missouri religious freedom bill, is dead after the House Emerging Issues Committee vote ended in a tie, preventing t

Nixon Gives No Hints to Life After Governor
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

Gov. Jay Nixon said he won’t distance himself from the state once his second term ends in January.

Augusta Wine Company Brings Home Gold Medalsn From California Competition
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

Augusta Wine Company, which consists of Augusta and Montelle wineries, brought home multiple gold medals from California’s Pacific Rim Wine Competition.

Rain Washes Out Road at Bridge Construction Site
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Heavy rain this week halted construction at the Jefferson Street bridge.

Sheriff Toelke Named Parade Grand Marshal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The top law enforcement official in the county will serve as grand marshal of the Washington Town and Country Fair parade.

Bigfoot Event Draws Large Crowds to City
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Pacific got its first taste of the popularity of the Bigfoot Monster Trucks last Saturday when the firm celebrated its annual open house at its new world headquarters at 2286 Rose Lane.

County SWAT Team Completes Training
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team recently completed 40 hours of training at the Southeast Missouri SWAT training center in Fredericktown.

School Board Favors Bond Issue Proposal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The Washington School Board will hold a special meeting in May to make a final decision on placing a no-tax rate increase bond issue on the August ballot.

Dave Sinclair Hosts Car Crushing Demo
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Monster truck Rammunition roared into Pacific April 23 for a car crushing demonstration at Dave Sinclair Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Flat Creek Bridge Work Will Resume Monday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures on Highway 47 in Union as work on the Flat Creek bridge resumes next week.

Traffic Impact Study Needed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

A traffic study will be the next step in alleviating multiple traffic issues on Highway 47 between Union and St. Clair, but it will come with a hefty price tag.

Mail Delivery To Subdivision Will Be Halted Until Roads Fixed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service is scheduled to stop mail delivery to the Westwoods subdivision in Lonedell beginning on Monday.

St. Clair Farmers Market Making Plans for a Strong 2016
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The St. Clair Farmers Market will attempt to attract younger visitors this year as it introduces a new program aimed at children.

Nixon Signs Higher Education Bill at ECC
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon visited East Central College Thursday for a ceremonial signing of House Bill 2003 — the higher education budget for fiscal year 2017.

Man Found Dead In Union Creek
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a man found deceased in a Union creek. Police have identified the man as Dustin Hartman, 31. Shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, police responded to Willow and Mulberry. Hartman’s body was found. Police say it appears his body had been there for “some time.” Police do not know the […]

Cultural Night Held for ELL Students in District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

English Language Learners (ELL) students in the Washington School District and their families were invited to a special Cultural Night, held April 14 at the high school.

Federal Disaster Aid Tops $91 Million in Missouri
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

More than $91 million in federal assistance is helping Missourians rebuild and recover from floods and storms that struck in December 2015 and January.

Iron Spike Model Train Museum Opens Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

Iron Spike Model Train Museum, 1498 High St., Washington, will hold a grand opening this Saturday, April 30, with trains running in the showroom and the museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UPDATE: Police Identify Body
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

Union police have identified the body found in the creek behind Central Elementary as Dustin A. Hartman, 31. No new information has been released. 

Police Arrest Man Suspected in Thefts
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

A foot chase through a Washington neighborhood ended Tuesday morning with the capture of a man suspected in hundreds of thefts from vehicles this year.

Borgia Fest Runs Through Saturday At High School Campus
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s annual Borgia Fest kicked off Friday afternoon and runs through Saturday evening.

Hwy. 185 Construction Zone To Reopen Later Today
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

According to the Sullivan School District, Highway 185 construction zone is scheduled to reopen at 2 p.m. Fri., Apr. 29.

SWAT Dispatched After Man Barricades Himself In Garage
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

The Franklin County SWAT and Washington County sheriff’s deputies were able to take a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a garage and threatened to harm himself Wednesday night. Washington County Sheriff Andy Skiles said deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Calico Creek Farm Court. The subject had […]

Bland Man Charged With Child Exploitation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

A Bland man has been charged with child exploitation after his cell phone was found with approximately 3,000 images of child pornography and child erotica. George Patterson, 46,  was charged in a criminal complaint alleging that he received child pornography.  He appeared for his initial appearance in federal court Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. His […]