Area News

Committee to Discuss Traffic Requests
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Six new items of business are on the agenda for the Washington traffic committee meeting this Friday, Sept. 2.

Independent Candidate Turilli Will Be on Ballot - Collected 20,000 Signatures
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Like Jesse James, and his grandfather Lester Dill, Lester Turilli wants to become the next famous Missourian associated with Meramec Caverns.

Man Charged In Death of State Worker
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

A Gasconade County man faces felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a traffic crash that resulted in the death of a Missouri Department of Transportation worker.

Detective Seeks Help In Probe
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Washington police are seeking the public’s help investigating complaints of a man accosting women at Rennick Riverfront Park.

Preschool Program Off to a Great Start
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

The Union School District’s new preschool program is underway and “children are happy, playing and having a good time transitioning to our school,” said Meg Vogel, early childhood coordinator.

Chamber to Hold Several Promotions
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce is planning several events to promote Chamber Bucks and local businesses.

Appraisal Fair Will Benefit Museum
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

The St. Clair Historical Society will hold an appraisal fair Saturday, Sept. 17.

Two Injured In Rollover on I-44 Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Two St. Clair residents were injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 44 Saturday.

Scenic Regional Offering Fishing Poles for Checkout
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Scenic Regional Library is hoping to reel in patrons with a new fishing pole and with tackle program.

SCHS Junior ACT Scores Slightly Below Average
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

ACT scores for St. Clair High School juniors were slightly below the state average for 2016, but state scores jumped slightly from last year.

Parks: No Charges In Overdose Case
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Parks said no charges will be filed against two men who were with a Union woman who died of a drug overdose June 7.

Honoring Our Veterans – David Davis
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

By Kelly Alexander Born in St. Louis, a twin, Davis was raised on his uncle’s property in St. Clair on the Meramac River since the age of 5. “I was the Huckleberry Finn of the Meramac,” he said. He was a 1966 graduate of St. Clair High School and was drafted and inducted into the […]

Harney Heritage Day Sept. 3
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

This year’s Harney Heritage Day will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harney Mansion. Members of Company M, Turner Brigade, will encamp on the grounds for the day, reenacting an infantry and artillery unit of Missouri Union volunteers and civilians of the Civil War period, with displays of […]

Bourbon Schools Menu Aug. 31- Sept. 6
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Breakfast Wed.– Yogurt, Cinnamon toast, chilled peaches. Thurs.- Breakfast sandwich, pears. Fri.- Biscuits & gravy, sausage, pineapple. Mon.- Labor Day No School Tues.- Biscuits & gravy, sausage, peaches. Milk served daily. Cereal, fruit, and toast are offered as daily alternate. Lunch Wed.– Fish sandwich or spicy chicken sandwich,  macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, fresh vegetables, watermelon, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Reports Troop I – Crawford County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Missouri State Highway Patrol made 20 arrests for the week of Aug. 22 – 29. Aug. 22: Levi B. Williams, 31, Lebanon, was arrested in Laclede County on felony probation and parole, along with no seat belt. Aug. 23: Nathon P. Ogle, 26, Lebanon, was arrested in Pulaski County on a Laclede County warrant for […]

Softball Hosts St. Clair Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Sullivan is scheduled to host its first-ever game at Bank of Sullivan Ballpark on Thursday against St. Clair. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The team is moving on campus for the first time and has already secured Bank of Sullivan Ballpark as the host site for the Class 3 District 9 tournament in […]

Celebrate 50 Years Of Football Oct. 7
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Celebrate 50 years of Sullivan Eagles football on Oct. 7. This celebration is open to all Sullivan High School alumni. The school is looking for players to represent every year since 1966 to be recognized on the field at halftime. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. against the Owensville Dutchmen. A t-shirt and a pregame social […]

Lena Marie Upton
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Lena Marie Upton, of Bourbon, MO was born on June 1, 1961 in Washington, MO to the union of Melvin and Susie (Pruitt) Courtaway and left from this life on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan at the age of 55. Lena loved her coloring books, baby dolls and stuffed animals. […]

Pastor Oliver Mullen
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Pastor Oliver Mullen, of Sullivan, MO, passed away at his home on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 27 days. Brother Ollie, as he was best known by his many friends, was born in Leasburg, MO on August 29, 1926 to Dennis and Lottie (Purvine) Mullen. On November […]

Robert ‘Robby’ Joseph Hoke
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Robby Hoke, 40, of Robertsville, MO passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 due to work related accident in St. Louis. Robby was born on June 10, 1976 in Rolla, MO. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Tara Kerby and together, they shared a romance that began as teenagers.  They were […]

Larry Alan Wiley
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Larry Alan Wiley, of High Ridge, MO, passed away Tuesday August 23, 2016 at the age of 56 years. He is survived by longtime girlfriend Mona Roberts of High Ridge, one son; Jason Wiley and wife Carissa of Avon, IN, four daughters; Angela Lackey of Anderson, IN, Jennifer Wiley of High Ridge, MO, Jessica Carey […]

WHS Students Begin New CAPS Course
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Fifteen Washington High School students are taking a new CAPS course, called Ignite, this year which will give them a feel for the business world.

United Way to Host Second Agency Tour
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 28, 2016

The Franklin County Area United Way will host a fall agency tour Thursday, Sept. 15.

School Board Approves Tax Levy for 2016
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 28, 2016

The Washington School Board has set its 2016-17 property tax rate at $4.0542 per $100 assessed valuation following a public hearing Wednesday night.

WHS Scholar/Quiz Bowl Team Earns High Ranking
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 28, 2016

The Washington High School Scholar Bowl (Quiz Bowl) team is starting off the school year ranked 23rd in the country.

Officials Discuss Bourbeuse River Dam
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 28, 2016

After catastrophic winter flooding, the idea to take a second look at a 1974 plan to dam the Bourbeuse River upstream from Union is coming back to the forefront.

Two Area Blood Drives Will Be Held Next Month
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a readily available blood supply for emergencies.

City to Seek Second Grant for Jensen’s Point
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Pacific will apply for funds in the second round of St. Louis County Parks grants to complete additional improvements at Jensen’s Point Park, specifically for items that will make the park safer for visitors.

Judge Sanctions Plaintiffs in Suit Against County
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

On Wednesday, Associate Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger denied several motions filed by Art LeBeau, who is acting as his own attorney, and warned that in the future he will be held to the same standard as any attorney.

Patrol Urges Drivers to Watch Out for Children
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Motorists are urged to pay attention and watch out for children at all times, but especially when school is in session.