Area News

Anytime Fitness To Open Club In Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Anytime Fitness franchisee Barry Miller confirmed that he has signed a lease for a 5,500-square-foot space in Phoenix Place in Washington.

Free Turkey Dinner Open to Community
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

A free turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served Thursday, Nov. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria, 225 Cedar St. in Washington.

County Awards Grants For Local Road Projects
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Franklin County Commission on Tuesday approved transportation grants for area government entities.

Schwoeppe Retirement Open House
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

U.S. Bank in Washington will host an open house reception in honor of Angie Schwoeppe, sales and service coordinator, who is celebrating her retirement.

School District Is Recognized for Its Financial Reporting
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Washington School District has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBOI) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award.

Career Center to Hold Open House
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Four Rivers Career Center will hold an open house Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Students Honored for Work With Constitution Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Washington High School students who participated in the Constitution Project were recognized Wednesday night at the school board meeting.

Commissioners Approve Medical Examiner Contract
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Franklin County Commission on Tuesday approved the annual contract for medical examiner services.

Registration Now Underway For Adult Education Classes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

People wanting to prepare to take the high school equivalency exam or improve their basic skills should register now for adult education classes offered in the area.

Some Defendants Will Face Higher Restitution Fees Under New Court Fund
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Criminal defendants found guilty in circuit court could be hit with more fees now that a new fund has been approved by the Franklin County Commission.

Fifth Street School Analysis Presented
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Washington School Board members Wednesday night reviewed an impact analysis of Fifth Street Elementary, which will close at the end of this school year.

Proposed Dredging Operation Again Draws Opposition
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Six months after initially being denied a conditional use permit to dredge for aggregate along the Meramec River near St. Clair, Havin Material Service, Inc. was back making its case in front of the F

High Court Won’t Hear Appeal in 2009 Murder
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a 2009 Franklin County murder case.

Pacific Police Act Quickly to Solve Homicides
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Less than 12 hours after the first reports of two people killed in Pacific, police had a suspect in custody.

Olde Fashioned Christmas to be Held November 30
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will present its Olde Fashioned Christmas event Sunday, Nov. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m.

R-XIII to Seek Help for Work
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

To make sure everything is done efficiently and in compliance, the St. Clair R-XIII School District will hire a third party to oversee heating and air-conditioning upgrades in its schools.

Error Costs St. Clair $74,000
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

An error in the amount of estimated thin-lift overlay material needed to repave some of St. Clair’s streets this fall has forced the city to spend nearly $74,000 over its budget.

Sullivan School District Apologizes for Girls’ Actions
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Sullivan School District is “sincerely apologetic” for the actions of a dozen high school senior girls who wore blackface paint during a powder-puff football tournament on its athletic field earli

Police Seek Help Identifying Man
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Union police are asking residents to be on the look out for a man "acting suspicious" toward a high school student walking on Main Street Thursday.

Franklin County Weighing Plans for $3 Million In Reserve Funds
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

First District County Commissioner Tim Brinker said he can’t disclose at this time possible plans to use some of Franklin County’s $3 million emergency fund.

Donated Sculpture to Be Installed at City Library
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

The Washington City Council Monday night unanimously approved the acceptance of a sculpture donation from local artist Larry Pogue.

Council Approves Renewal of Library Service Agreement
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Washington City Council Monday night approved the renewal of a cooperative service agreement between the Washington Public Library and the Scenic Regional Library.

Sheriff Says Release Plan Could Save Space in Jail
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

To reduce the county jail population, the Franklin County Commission may approve a pretrial release program that releases inmates while they await court dates.

Super 8 Motel Is Now Under New Ownership
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Washington Super 8 Motel, located at 2081 Eckelkamp Court, was purchased this month by Ayan Patel.

Sullivan School District Apologizes For Girls’ Actions 
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Sullivan School District is “sincerely apologetic” for the actions of a dozen high school senior girls who wore black-face paint during a powderpuff football tournament on its athletic field earli

Roof Top Food Drive Raises $5,129 For Mission Along With 2,679 Pounds Of Food
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

The Annual Meramec Community Mission Rooftop Food Drive was held in downtown Sullivan Friday raising some $5,129 in cash donations and over 2,679 pounds of food and another 2,579 food items collected, not weighed for the mission. The annual event was broadcast by KTUI Radio AM1560 and FM102.1, and Fidelity Cable. John Rice, Meramec Community […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Staff Sergeant Arlen Helton By Kelly Rose Arlen Helton, a kid of 18, from a family of 14 brothers and sisters, was drafted into the Army in 1943. At that time, he was working to help build Ft. Leonard Wood and also, worked on a dairy farm in New Haven, when the military requested his […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Army PFC Glen King By James B. Bartle It’s been more than a decade since Sullivan resident Glen King suffered a career military injury while serving his country but his love for the service has never left. King is a 1993 graduate of Bourbon High School and entered the United States Army in 1995, however […]

Veteran of the Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

By Kelly Rose Thomas W. Stout, originally from St. Louis, voluntarily enlisted in the Navy in the year of 1948. “I wanted to go into the Navy because I had uncles that were in during World War II,” Stout said. Stout began his military experience with 4 months of boot camp in Great Lakes, IL […]

Veteran Of The Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

By Kelly Rose Samuel D. Miller was called into action in 1943 to serve 35 months in the branch of the military called the Tank Destroyers, during World War II, leaving his job at a dairy processing plant in Chambersburg, PA. Miller “did everything” that was involved in pasteurizing the milk that came in from […]