Area News

St. Bridget Students Make Peace Mobiles
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

St. Bridget of Kildare third-grade students created peace mobiles that were inspired from the literature story they read in class, “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.”

Mixed Opinions on Texting, Driving Ban
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

There are two bills filed in the Missouri Senate to ban texting while driving for all ages.

Local Ham Club To Get Repeater
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Putting an end to questions about the future of ham radio in Pacific, aldermen voted to give the amateur radio repeater the city purchased, but never installed, to the local ham club in exchange for f

New Focus Group Looks At Education, Job Data For Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The Washington School District’s Focus Group 4 met last week to continue its strategic planning to ensure all students are college and/or career ready when they graduate from high school.

Grandson Puts Human Face on Building Founders
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

For the first time in anyone’s memory, the two individuals who built the McHugh-Dailey building at 200 S. First St., were referred to as Jimmy and Larry.

Franklin County Assessor Faces Budget Challenge
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland’s office is no stranger to revenue shortages.

City Appointments Stalled in Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The stalemate that prevents appointments of Pacific city officials deepens as the mayor and board of aldermen each refuse to give in.

Commission Seeks Answers to 911 Funding Problems
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Franklin County commissioners continue to seek answers to serious revenue problems in the county 911 fund.

Leasburg Man Arrested For Endangering Welfare Of Children
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A Leasburg man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say he left three children, ages 1, 6 and 7 unattended at a residence at 12:17 a.m. Ryan C. Simpson, 28, is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. According to the probable cause statement, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was […]

Black Businessman Fostered Peace — Adams Advocated Harmony
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A third generation black businessman, who favored harmony over dissent, is remembered for fostering peaceful relations in Pacific during decades of strife in other areas of the country.

Lions Poster Winners Recognized at Dinner
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Helping young people to focus on world peace, the Pacific Lions Club hosts an annual peace poster contest for Meramec Valley Middle School students, according to Pam Manuel, club president.

City Is Approved For Safe Routes To School Funding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration recently approved funding for a Safe Routes to School project that has been planned in New Haven, and the city went out for bids last week.

City to Seek Funding for High Street
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The city of Washington is seeking funds to upgrade a portion of High Street.

Intruder Drill At Beaufort Elementary
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Beaufort Elementary will be conducting an intruder drill at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.

Weinhaus Conviction Upheld by Appeals Court
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A Missouri Appeals Court panel this week refused to overturn the felony conviction of Jeffrey Weinhaus, a former anti-law enforcement blogger who was wounded during an armed confrontation with Missour

No Opposition for New Haven Incumbents
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Four incumbents who filed for New Haven city offices will have no opposition in the April election.

Limits on Fines, Fees Won’t Affect Area Courts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A bill to restrict the amount of revenue that municipal courts could contribute to general fund revenue would not impact local cities or the county.

City Issues Building Permits Valuing $18.8 Million in 2014
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Single-family home construction in Washington was down slightly last year compared to 2013, as well as overall permits issued for all types of construction in 2014.

Seeking Candidates for 2015 Fair Queen Contest
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The Washington Town and Country Fair is accepting applications for the 2015 Fair Queen Contest.

Council Discusses Revising Subcontractor License Policy
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

All subcontractors need to be licensed if they do work in the city of Washington.

Council Debates Alternative Camp Street Bridge Fence
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The Washington City Council will decide next week if it wants to upgrade fencing along the new Camp Street bridge.

Grim Outlook for Road Maintenance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Without a new source of revenue for roads and bridges, Missouri’s secondary  roads will continue to deteriorate, a Missouri Department of Transportation official stressed this week.

Officials Discuss Bottom Road Improvements
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A tentative agreement may be on the table to reopen a section of the Augusta Bottom Road, a Warren County official said Monday.

Part of Riverfront Trail to Remain Open
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Spectators will be able to view construction of a new Missouri River bridge up close from the Rotary Riverfront Trail under the latest proposal being discussed. 

Brack Receives Union Jaycees Educator Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Beaufort Elementary kindergartner teacher Vickie Brack was presented with the Union Jaycees Outstanding Educator Award.

United Way To Allocate $900,000 To 54 Agencies, Programs
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will disperse a record $900,000 to 54 agencies and programs this year.

Warrant Issued For Steelville Man Accused Of Involuntary Manslaughter
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Steelville man accused of involuntary manslaughter that led to the vehicular death of a woman on Oct. 18, 2014. According to the probable cause statement, David L. Declue, was the driver in a crash on Highway 19 less than two miles south of the Steelville […]

Lady Eagles Top Oakville 54-45
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A balanced scoring attack helped the Lady Eagles on Monday. With three players in double figures, Sullivan topped Oakville 54-45 in the first round of the Lindbergh Tournament. Sullivan (11-4) entered the tournament as the second seed. Seventh-seeded Oakville kept pace with the Lady Eagles through the first quarter, but Sullivan used a second quarter […]

Eagles Upset Potosi In Overtime
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan handed Potosi just its second loss of the season with a comeback victory on Tuesday on the road. The Eagles trailed by as many as 10 in the third quarter. A fourth quarter rally sent them to overtime where they hung on for a 62-59 win. Michael McDermott scored a season-high 21 points for […]

Eagles Defeat Potosi, Principia On Senior Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan’s wrestling team had just three home meets, but they made the last one of the season count. The Eagles defeated Potosi 57-15 and Principia 51-24 on senior night. Potosi 106 – Jacob Dixon won by forfeit. 113 – Leland Wall won by forfeit. 120 – Nick Juliette pinned Joshua German. 126 – Dillan King […]