Area News

Fire, Flooding And Road Closures Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By James B. Bartle Torrential rains poured through Sullivan Thursday afternoon, April 3, with parts of Sullivan looking like raging rivers, a nursing home was evacuated due to a possible fire during the afternoon storms and a rescue from a flooded Elmont Rd. was just a part of a rough day for Police, Firefighters and […]

The Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 23 alarms for the week of Mar. 31-Apr. 6. Mar. 31: 4:45 p.m., 10742 Chateau Rd., brush fire. Apr. 1: 6:07 a.m., 1250 E. Springfield Rd., vehicle fire. Apr. 1: 8:52 a.m., 4756 High St., ambulance assist. Apr. 1: 10:28 a.m., 437 Olive St., gas leak. Apr. 1: 2:49 p.m., […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department made eight arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Mar. 31-Apr. 6. This week’s arrests were: Mar. 31; Justin P. Masson, 21, was arrested on a St. Clair Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the charge of possession of dangerous drugs. Masson was released […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 12 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Mar. 31-Apr. 6. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 1; Ethan C. Atchison, 21, St. Clair, was arrested on a St. Clair Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the charge of no insurance. Atchison was held […]

Fire Destroys Home Early Saturday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By James B. Bartle A home in the City of Sullivan was a total loss following a fire early Saturday morning, April 5, at 5:37 a.m. Sullivan Firefighters were called to 334 Elm St., for a possible structure fire and when firefighters arrived at 5:44 a.m., they found smoke and flames coming from the eves […]

Sullivan Man Arrested Following Knife Threat And Stolen Vehicle
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 22-year-old Sullivan man following a domestic disturbance in which a truck was stolen and set on fire Tues., Apr. 1, at 3:49 a.m. Deputies responded to the 1000 block of East Springfield, Oak Grove Village, in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a knife. Deputies arrived at the home […]

Golf Wins Tourney
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By Ryan Storz Sullivan’s season debut couldn’t have gone better. The Eagles dominated the field at the Union Tournament Tuesday, finishing ahead of St. Francis Borgia by 19 strokes to win the championship. Sullivan finished with a team score of 335. Borgia trailed at 354, finishing one stroke ahead of third place Helias. Hermann took […]

Walk Off Walk Gives Eagles Win
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By Ryan Storz Facing Potosi Monday, Sullivan found themselves in a familiar situation. Down 3-1, Sullivan scored runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to knock off the Trojans 4-3 on a walk off walk by Heath Schatz. It was another rally for an Eagles team that knows the situation well at this point. […]

Lady Eagles Roll Through Pacific
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By Ryan Storz Emma Randolph scored two first half goals, and Aley Lucas added one in the second half to lead the Lady Eagles past Pacific 3-1 in a Four Rivers Conference game Monday. Sullivan (5-2) reached the best start in program history by notching a win over a school that has traditionally had their […]

Construction On New Fire House To Begin Soon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By Jeff Tolle It was eight years ago that the Bourbon Fire Protection District was able to pass a sales tax levy that would fund the construction of a new firehouse. The money from this tax has been built up to the level that now this project is set to begin. A six acre parcel […]

Deputies Shoot, Kill Aggressive Dog
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Franklin County deputies shot and killed a “large, aggressive” dog Monday when the animal charged an officer who was attempting to serve a search warrant.

Man Gets Suspended Sentence, Probation in Armed Robbery
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

A Franklin County man charged with threatening and robbing a St. Clair area woman at gunpoint in February has been given a 10-year suspended sentence and placed on five years’ probation.

Total Lunar Eclipse April 15, 2014
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

Attention all vampires and late-night sky enthusiasts! The sky should be clear for tonight's total lunar eclipse, which is also known as the "blood moon" because the color of the moon will be reddish.

Hinson, Schatz Support Transportation Tax Bill, Rep. Curtman Votes No
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 13, 2014

A House bill that would allow the state’s residents to decide whether they wanted to impose a 1-cent sales tax on themselves to improve transportation infrastructure received mixed support from local

Art Fair, Winefest Named Midwest Travel Treasurer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

The Downtown Washington Fine Art Fair and Winefest has been named a Midwest Travel Treasurer by AAA Midwest Traveler magazine.

Dr. Visser Inducted Into J.J. Turner Society
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Dr. H. John Visser recently was inducted April 3 into the J.J. Turner Society of Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.

Pinckney Bend Distillery Wins Double Gold Medal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven was awarded a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its Rested American Whiskey.

Terry Huxel Re-Elected to Washington Road District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Washington Special Road District Commissioner Terry Huxel was re-elected Tuesday.

Commission to Decide Gravel Mine Permit Request
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

A proposed gravel mining operation near St. Clair will find out Tuesday if it gets a conditional use permit.

Murphy Company Promotes Gildehaus
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Murphy Company has promoted Matt Gildehaus of Marthasville to the position of senior engineer.

ECC to Host Voice Acting Class April 17
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

East Central College will again host its continuing education “Getting Paid to Talk,” a single-evening introduction to voice acting Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ECC in Washington.

Council Approves Police Officer Reappointments
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

The Washington City Council approved the reappointments of three Washington police officers at Monday’s meeting.

Englert Wins Write-in Vote for Berger Mayor
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Write-in candidates won offices in all three Berger city races.

Write-In Candidates Win Sewer Districts Spots
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Pat Coughlin received the most write-in votes for the five-year term Calvey Creek Sewer Supervisor spot. Of the 24 votes cast, Coughlin picked up 7 (29.17 percent).

Panel Discussion on Climate Disruption to Be Held April 17 at ECC Training Center
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

The consequences and solutions for climate disruption in Missouri will be the topic of a panel discussion at East Central College Thursday, April 17.

Ann Hartley and Joseph Stroetker to Serve ECC College Board
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Incumbent Ann Hartley and a new member, Dr. Joseph Stroetker, were elected to the East Central College board of trustees in the April 8 election.

Incumbent, Two Newcomers Win Board Positions In Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Washington School District voters returned one incumbent and elected two newcomers to the school board in Tuesday’s municipal election.

Residents Urge DNR to Deny Coal Ash Landfill Permit
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources should deny a construction permit for a proposed Ameren coal ash landfill in Labadie, residents said Tuesday.

Voter Turnout ‘Awful,’ Franklin County Clerk Says
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Voter turnout in the Tuesday election was “awful,” Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door said.

Wildflower Sale To Be Held May 10 at Nature Reserve
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

Shaw Nature Reserve will hold its annual Shaw Wildflower Market Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit. The annual sale offers the widest arra