Area News

Park Board Debates Potential New Fees
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Adding setup and clean up fees to pavilion rentals may be a way to help offset costs of having city workers working additional hours.

Planner Provides Details on Flood Mitigation Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The professional planner who wrote the proposed city comprehensive plan took issue with comments by one resident who was quoted in a story in The Missourian objecting to inclusion of a flood mitigatio

Historical Groups Seek OK to Merge
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

City officials took the first step in officially merging the two city historical organizations into one.

Over 300 Take Part in First WashMO Mud Run
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The inaugural WashMO Mud Run was a “great community event,” according to Brandy Koch, YMCA membership service director and one of the event organizers.

District Board Votes To Keep Chief On Paid Administrative Leave
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

By James B. Bartle The future of the Sullivan Fire Protection District being led by Fire Chief Rich White is no closer to being determined than it was on Aug. 10, when in closed session the Sullivan Fire District Board placed White on paid administrative leave. Chapter two of this ongoing issue continued on Aug. […]

Emmaus Touts Benefits Of Community Homes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Take a tour of Kaja’s bedroom and you’ll quickly learn she loves the color purple.

Brinker Wants County Property Appraised
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

First District County Commissioner Tim Brinker said he wants an appraisal of land the county owns in Washington.

Investigation Into Drug Distribution Results In Arrest Of Leasburg Woman
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

A Leasburg woman was arrested Aug. 19 after members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, Bourbon Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Franklin County Narcotics Unit and Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine. Kimberly C. Badger, 28, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute and released […]

Man Charged With First-Degree Burglary is On Parole in Rape Case
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

A Franklin County man who is serving probation in a 2011 rape case is facing a new felony charge, authorities said.

City to Help Fund Dog Park Fence In Proposed New Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Funding for a fence at the proposed dog park will be included in the 2015-16 budget.

Chamber to Recognize New Class of Young Professionals
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will announce its third class of Outstanding Young Professionals next month.

Eagles Win On Penalty Kicks In Season Opener
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Sullivan allowed the game-tying goal with less than a minute left in regulation, but the Eagles came out on top  in penalty kicks to defeat St. Clair 2-1 Wednesday. Brad Jones, who led the Eagles in scoring a year ago, booted the season’s first goal to send Sullivan into intermission leading 1-0. Dylan Eggerding’s goal […]

Haberbergers Mark 40 Years of Business — Owners of Union Furniture Store
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

As a young couple 40 years ago, Mike and Lynn Haberberger built a house, purchased a vehicle, had their daughter and — to top it off — they bought Union Furniture.

Scenic Regional Is Library of the Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The Scenic Regional Library was recently named the Missouri Library Association’s library of the year.

Three New Instructors Join Dance Craze Staff
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

Dance Craze in Washington has three new instructors — Chrissy Lake, Richard “Tiger” Woods and Brenna Housman.

R-XI School Year ‘Off to a Great Start’
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

The first full week of school is underway and Superintendent Steve Weinhold said things are off to a great start.

City Board Sets Higher Property Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

Aldermen agreed to a slight increase in the city’s property tax rate.

Three Charged With Felony Drug Distribution In Suspected Heroin Death
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

Authorities have charged two men and a woman in connection with last Friday’s death of another young woman.

R-XIV Focused on PLC Success
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

A challenging student curriculum remains the focus at Lonedell R-XIV as the new academic year gets underway and it continues to be a Professional Learning Community school district.

Par-Way Tryson Gets OK to Expand
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

Par-Way Tryson’s plans to expand its warehouse space in the Wagner Industrial Park have received a green light from the city.

Police Investigating Sex Assault Report
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

Washington police are investigating a report from a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by two men.

R-XIII Tests Below State MAP Average
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

St. Clair R-XIII School District students performed below the state average in three of four assessment program test areas, results showed.

Crossing to Riverfront Closing Monday
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

Lafayette Street access to the Washington riverfront at the railroad tracks will be shut down to vehicles Monday, Aug. 31.

Sullivan Fly In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

Suspect Indicted In Major Drug Case
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

A Crawford County man accused of being one of the biggest drug dealers in this region was arraigned Monday on multiple federal charges in U.S. District Court.

Third Annual Disability Awareness Country Festival Set For September
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

Fundraiser Goal To See Installation Of Liberty Swing By Kelly Rose Anne Lieber and Christine Duncan are excited! For the Liberty Swing at Campbell-Chapman park has been purchased and with a little bit more help from the community, there is hope to have it installed soon. The Liberty Swing is a device that allows people […]

Man Attempts To Drown Girlfriend In Meramec River
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

‘Floaters Come To Rescue’ By James B. Bartle A Hollister man is behind bars and charged with domestic assault after attempting to drown his girlfriend in the Meramec River, but was stopped by other floaters and assaulted. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported that at 6:16 p.m. Sat., Aug. 15, deputies responded to the area […]

Pedestrian Injured In Downtown Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 56-year-old Sullivan woman received serious injuries after her vehicle was struck and then she was struck by another vehicle on Main St. near Church St., Wednesday, August 12, at 3:33 p.m. According to Sullivan Police the accident occurred when Kathy L. Nichols, 56, Sullivan, operating a 1996 Chevrolet passenger vehicle […]

Two Arrested In Vehicle Theft
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

On Aug. 13, at approximately 10:16 p.m., deputies overheard radio traffic that Washington Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was traveling east on Hwy. 100.  Deputies, east of the pursuit, prepared to deploy spikes along Hwy. 100. However, the vehicle turned on Hwy. V before reaching their location. The vehicle was […]

Truckin’ For Diego Toy Drive
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

Several local individuals are collecting new toys and items to be donated to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in honor and memory of Diego Barch, who recently passed away from cancer. The items being donated must be new and still in original package and include: books, cars, trucks, tractors, Disney/Pixar DVD’s, fleece blankets, Hot Wheels, Legos, […]