Area News

St. Clair Man Dies in Friday Crash
Missourian — Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

A St. Clair man was killed on Friday morning when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Mill Hill Road east of the city.

Man Accused Of Trying To Suffocate Mother At Hospital
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

A Sullivan man is accused of trying to suffocate his mother with a pillow at a local hospital. According to the probable cause statement, Shane A. Rodgers, 43, went to the hospital where his 78-year-old mother was staying after suffering a stroke. While he was there, four members of the staff witnessed Rodgers attempt to […]

Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Sunset
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

This photo was taken Sunday evening, June 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Washington. 

Report Cards to Change for Two Grades
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

A new report card will be issued this year for kindergarten and first-grade students in the Washington School District.

City Planning on Doing Own Asphalt Trench Work
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

After bids for asphalt trench repairs came in higher than expected, the Washington City Council decided to do the work with city crews.

ECC Explores Offering Classes in Hermann Area
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

East Central College officials are exploring offering classes in the Hermann community, ECC president Dr. Jon Bauer told trustees during the June board meeting.

County Permit Fee Hike Not Showing Revenue Spike
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

Franklin County Building Department permit fee increases that took effect this year are not showing a clear revenue spike.

Marthasville Denies Security Camera in Meeting Chambersn Mayor Casts Tie-Breaking Vote
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Marthasville Mayor David Lange broke a tie to prevent a video camera inside the city hall meeting room.

District Buying Electronic Resources for Curriculumn As It Moves to Digital Environment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

As the Washington School District transitions to a digital learning environment, more electronic resources are needed, officials said.

Bigfoot Plans to Move Headquarters to Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Bigfoot 4X4, the original monster truck, is moving its headquarters to Pacific.

New Gastroenterologist Joins Mercy Clinic Four Rivers
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Sheetal Sharma, MBBS, has joined Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology in Washington.

Area United Way Revises Mission, Vision Statements
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way long-range/strategic planning committee has revised the organization’s mission and vision statements, according to Kim Strubberg, executive director.

Coolers, Picnic Baskets Now Allowed at Concerts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

After a light turnout for the first free Sunset on the Rails music concert in Pacific Station Plaza, organizers are rethinking their “no coolers” rule and encouraging music fans to bring an outdoor su

Plan Board Approves Comprehensive Plan
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday night approved the city’s new comprehensive plan even though the document still contained some errors and omissions, as well as a section that the ma

WIC Program Gets Additional Funds for Caseload Increase
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

The federal Women, Infants and Children program offered through the Franklin County Health Department has seen an increased caseload, which has resulted in additional funding.

Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Law Firm — To Be Sentenced in September
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

A Franklin County woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she embezzled money while employed at a local law firm.

City Seeking New Bids for Security Camera Network
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Washington’s plans to create a citywide security camera network hit a snag recently.

School District Adopts Administrative Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Instead of hiring a new chief financial officer, the Washington District is restructuring its administrative team and hiring a director of accounting.

Pro Bull Riding Returns to Fair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Organizers are preparing for the third professional bull riding event in Union, and each year the event has grown.

Legion Riders Seek Support During Local Legacy Run Stop
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Area residents are encouraged to line Highway 30 on the east side of St. Clair as well as along West Gravois Road near and at the local American Legion Hall to welcome Legacy Run riders late Sunday mo

Commissioner Not Sure if He Will Vote On Code Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

The president of a local environmental organization against proposed changes to the county’s landfill code wants the newly appointed county commissioner to cast a vote on the controversial issue.

St. Clair's Parks Could Close at Dark
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Mayor Ron Blum is hoping the city can come up with a plan that will eliminate or at least curb ongoing vandalism in its parks.

R-XI Board Approves $42.8 Million Budget
Missourian — Posted on Friday June 26, 2015

The Union School Board Monday night approved an operating budget of $42.8 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Eight File to Fill Vacant Union School Board Seat
Missourian — Posted on Friday June 26, 2015

Four more candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to replace Tammy Weinhold on the Union School Board, including Tara Diebling, Christine L. Cudney, Ann G. L. Schroeder and Donnie Schuttenberg.

Recorder Will Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Missourian — Posted on Friday June 26, 2015

The Franklin County Recorder of Deeds Office will issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision announced Friday legalizing such unions in all 50 states, said Recorde

Man Arrested Before Murder Victims Found, Spoke of Demons
Missourian — Posted on Friday June 26, 2015

Aaron R. Hodges, the man accused of murdering two men in their Pacific apartment earlier this week was arrested by police for burglary a short time after the slayings, The Missourian has learned.

Two Injured In Accident On I-44 Wednesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Two Fenton residents received minor and moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at the 225 mile marker on Interstate 44 Wednesday in Sullivan. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mary P. Fasce, 76, and Nancy K. Fasce, 67, were traveling westbound in a 2004 Toyota Corolla when Nancy Fasce swerved to avoid another vehicle, […]

Location For Driver License Testing At Steelville Temporarily Changed Due To Flooding
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Due to flooding in Steelville, MO, the location for driver license testing has been temporarily changed for Monday June 29, 2015, and Monday, July 6, 2015. The new temporary location will be at the Steelville Community Center, located at 101 Keysville Street. The office hours will be from 9:15 am to 4:00 pm. The written […]

Free Special Movie Presentation At The Franklin Baptist Association Gym In Union
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

A Free special movie presentation this Friday, June 26th. The Rock Radio Station is proud to present The Lost Medallion. A family friendly movie that full of excitement and adventure that everyone will want to see. The movie will be shown in the gym of the Franklin Baptist Association at 7:00pm this Friday, June 26th. […]

SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY EVENING.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015