Area News

Subdivision Gets Final Plat Approval
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Despite having some reservations, both the city’s planning and zoning board and the board of aldermen approved the final plat for Phase I of the Casablanca subdivision during recent meetings this mont

Sullivan Regional Airport Fly-In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Leslie Man Arrested For Unlawful Use Of A Weapon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A 60-year-old Leslie man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 2, following a domestic disturbance in which he allegedly made threats with a handgun. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported that deputies were called to the 3000 block of Spring Creek Rd., outside of Leslie, in reference to a domestic disturbance where according to witnesses, a father […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Sullivan Police made 13 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Aug. 11-17. This week’s arrests were: Aug. 12; Stephanie L. Hedrick, 23, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. Aug. 12; Lucas J. Henson, 35, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. Aug. […]

Three Injured In Accident Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A three-car accident on Hwy. AT and US 50 left three people with injuries Thurs., Aug. 14. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2000 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Ronald L. Studdard, 45, Union, traveling westbound on US 50 struck the front of a 2010 Ford F150, operated by Janet […]

Rear-End Accident Leaves Teen Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, one passenger was injured in an accident that occurred on Hwy. 100, East of Route MM on Wed., Aug. 13 at approximately 4:02 p.m. Payton J. Dubberke, 13, Washington received minor injuries when the vehicle she was traveling in, a 2002 Nissan Sentra, operated by Ryan D. […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 13 alarms for the week of Aug. 11-17. Aug. 11: 3:51 a.m., Country Club Dr., search on land. Aug. 11: 1:57 p,.m., I-44 at the 227 mm W/B, vehicle accident. Aug. 11: 8:47 p.m., Jane St., electrical hazard. Aug. 11: 11:33 p.m., Woodland Lakes Dam, ambulance assist. Aug. 12: 4:16 […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 11 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Aug. 11-17. Aug. 12; Jeffery H. Pointer, 50, Casa Grande, AZ, was arrested on a Crawford County warrant for a non-moving traffic violation. Pointer was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Aug. 14; Matthew L. McKinney, 36, […]

Bourbon Woman Injured In Franklin County Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A Bourbon woman received minor injuries in a single vehicle accident on eastbound Route A, just west of Hwy. 185, Sun., Aug. 17, at 4:10 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Heather N. Harmon, 27, Bourbon, operating an eastbound 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, went off the right side of the roadway. […]

Sullivan Man’s Leg Severed By Train Friday Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A 40-year-old Sullivan man lost part of his leg after he was struck by a CSXT train in Sullivan Fri., Aug. 15, at 10:24 p.m. According to Sullivan Police, Officers responded to the area of Church St. and Main St. for a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a train. Sullivan Firefighters and […]

Deputy Suspended; Accused of Giving Inmates Pizza Sprayed With Pepper Mace
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 25, 2014

A Franklin County jailer has been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing regarding his actions involving several jail inmates, Sheriff Gary Toelke said.

Superintendent: First Day Of School Ran Smoothly
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 24, 2014

Opening day in the Washington School District ran very smoothly, according to Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer.

Borgia High ACT Scores Well Above State Average
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 24, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s average composite was 24.3, which is well above the state average of 21.8.

County Seeks Bids to Raze Building
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

Plans to demolish a building just south of the Franklin County Government Center to make more parking for county employees moved ahead this week.

City May Buy Trucks
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

The Washington Street Department is in the market for some new trucks.

Warning About Scam Phone Calls
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

Attorney General Chris Koster alerted Missouri consumers of recent reports of scam telephone calls appearing from the 202 area code.

Board Seeks New Executive Director
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

The Developmental Services of Franklin County board approved a plan to search for and hire a new executive director to replace Dr. Ron Kruse who will retire in 2015.

Study: Public Defenders Lack Time to Adequately Represent Their Clients
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

A new study suggests that Missouri public defenders are not spending enough time representing clients due to heavy caseloads.

Pretrial Release Program Could Cut County Jail Housing Expenses
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

A pretrial release program could save the county money by letting defendants out of jail while they are awaiting trial, Franklin County officials say.

Wildcats Foodpack Program Expanding
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

The Wildcat Weekend Foodpack Program in the Union School District is almost doubling in size this year, with a goal of providing meals to 125 children in need.

St. Clair, Parkway, Fire, Ambulance Have Tax Hearings Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

St. Clair’s board of aldermen have scheduled rare back-to-back Tuesday meetings the next two weeks to take care of business.

Sullivan Opts to Stay on Alert
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

Despite an online report that states this weekend’s Ku Klux Klan fundraiser in the Sullivan area is nothing but a “scam,” city officials there continue to “hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Week 1 Football — Anderson Wins in Debut
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Week 1 Football — Borgia 48, Owensville 12
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014

The first possession didn't go too well for the Borgia Knights.

Week 1 Football — Washington 26, St. Clair 21
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

Taking advantage of a safety near the end of the first half, the Washington Blue Jays held off the St. Clair Bulldogs at Rauch Field, 26-21.

Commission Grants CUP For Auto Repair Shop
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously granted a conditional use permit for an auto repair business near Union.

Former Wright City School Superintendent Charged With Murder
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

A former Wright City R-II superintendent is accused of murdering a couple in Springfield, according to authorities.

Chamber Recognizes Continental Products
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce is focusing its spotlight on Continental Products at 6 Midwest Drive.

St. Patrick’s Homecoming Picnic Draws Large Crowd
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Bathed in a misty drizzle for most of the afternoon, scores of people from across the country joined hundreds of area residents Aug. 17 for the 42nd annual St. Patrick of Armagh modern homecoming picn