Area News

Daylight Saving Time Begins This Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Spring is closer than you think, and here's a sure sign: daylight saving time arrives this weekend.

Principals Share Goals, Plans With School Board
Missourian — Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Washington School Board members heard from four building principals at their meeting last Wednesday.

College Trustees Select Master Planning Firm
Missourian — Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday night approved a contract with the Lawrence Group, St. Louis, for the development of the college’s master plan.

District to Offer Teaching Careers Course Next Year To Help ‘Grow’ Teachers Locally
Missourian — Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Students interested in pursuing a teaching career will have an opportunity to explore the field in a new class being offered next year at Washington High School.

Board Reviews Comprehensive Plan for City
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Members of the Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the first complete draft of the new comprehensive plan at the Feb. 24 meeting.

State Official Says Photo ID At Polls Would Put ‘Unjust Burden’ on Missouri Voters
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Voter photo ID legislation filed in the Missouri House would put an “unjust burden” on voters, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Jason Kander told The Missourian Monday.

District to Provide Eye Care for Students Who Do Not Have Insurance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Meramec Valley School District has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ronald McDonald Mobile Eye Care Charity of Mid-America to provide eye care for students who have no eye car

Schools Take Part in Writing Wall Project Weeklong Exercise in District
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Vivid imaginations create good stories, according to Truman Elementary teachers, who asked their students to imagine “fun things” for the Writing on the Wall project.

Chamber Moves Its Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Pacific Chamber of Commerce fulfilled the first pledge of its 2015 member involvement promise by holding the Feb. 26 meeting at Show Me Dance and Fitness Center.

Bogus Income Tax Filings on the Rise
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

With the deadline to file income taxes more than a month away, reports of identity theft and fraudulent income tax filings are up compared to this time last year and are still growing. Like last year,

Franklin County Has 'Deviated' from State Law on Purchasing Procedures, Official Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Franklin County at times has “deviated” from state law when it comes to its purchasing procedures, Presiding Franklin County Commissioner John Griesheimer said.

Reissuing Industrial Bonds for Husky
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Husky Corporation will benefit from a reissue of a series of tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds used to finance improvements on its Pacific property.

New Haven Schools Will Be in Session Week Longer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

It’s not as bad as it was last year, but students in the New Haven School District will still be in session a week longer than originally scheduled. That’s because they have five snow days to make up.

Urges Caution In Proposing New Sales Taxes — Explore TDD for Highway 47
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Washington city officials are urging caution in proposing new sales tax measures to voters in coming years.

East Central Trustees Approve Catalog Management System
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

East Central College trustees gave a nod of approval to the purchase of a digital catalog system to enable the college to provide a comprehensive, digital course catalog.

Community Kindness Focus Of Family Reading Night
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Grammy-nominated musican and now children’s author Justin Roberts will be the featured guest at the annual Family Reading Night this Friday, March 6, at Washington Middle School. Doors open at 5:30 p.

Washington Home Show This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The 33rd annual Washington Home Show opens Friday evening and runs through Sunday at the city park auditorium.

City Building Department Issues 88 Permits in February
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

A total of 88 permits were issued by Washington’s building department in February, a decrease from the 102 permits issued in January, according to a city report.

Man Found Dead in Apartment
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Washington detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday afternoon.

South Point Closed Friday for Excessive Illness
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

UPDATE: South Point Elementary will remain closed Friday, March 6, due to excessive illness.

Identity Theft Calls Up Last Year in New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Calls to the New Haven Police Department regarding identity theft have been on the rise, according to Police Chief John Sheible.

First of Eight Car Cruises To Take Place This Friday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Washington Odd Fellows will hold its first of eight car cruises this Friday at 6 p.m. in downtown.

No School in Lonedell on Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Because of a concern about road conditions on bus routes, the Lonedell R-XIV School District has canceled classes for Thursday, March 5.

Official: Efforts to Save Old Bridge Move Ahead
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

The vision to preserve the almost 100-year-old Bend Road bridge as a hiking and biking trail remains in sight, an official with a nonprofit organization said.

St. Clair Now Has Own ‘Cheers’ Type of Place
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

There is no significance to the name “Blondie’s,” St. Clair’s newest eating and drinking establishment.

Eastbound I-44 Closed Due To Fatal Accident (Updated)
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

UPDATE: An O’Fallon, Mo., man was fatally injured early Wednesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Douglas J. Fiedler, 53, was traveling westbound on I-44 at 2:40 a.m. A 2015 Kenworth Tractor driven by Diane C. Phillips, 49, Grant, Mich., was traveling eastbound. Fielder drove his 2000 Jeep Wrangler into the median, striking […]

Chamber Presents 2014 Award Recipients In Roaring Twenties Theme
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Annual Sullivan Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on Saturday evening, Feb. 21, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall with more than 280 people in attendance to celebrate the achievements of the 37 nominees named for the ten award categories. The “Roaring Twenties” theme was well received by […]

Menard Ordinance Approved By Council Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

‘Two Other Ordinances Approved’ By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council met on Tues., Feb. 17, approving three ordinances and a fireworks bid, among the ordinances approved was another step forward in the possible development of a Menard, Inc. manufacturing and distribution center to be located off the South Service Rd. between Sullivan and […]

Sullivan Police See Increases In Twelve Areas In 2014
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Decreases Were Found In Fourteen Areas By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police were very active in 2014 where they observed increases in twelve areas and slight decreases in fourteen other categories in their annual Crime/Activity report for the past year. The department saw its incident reports decrease slightly in 2014 with 11,339 reports down from […]

Two Car Accident Leaves Both Drivers Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

An accident on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 6:45 p.m. occurred on Hwy. 100 at Hwy. V. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred when Teddy W. Crosby, 53, Owensville, driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, failed to yield to and collided with an approaching 2005 Jeep Laredo operated by Charla G. Jackson, […]