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Man Jailed On Warrant For Murder
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A man accused of slashing his girlfriend to death late Tuesday is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.

Councilmen to Take Oath Monday
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

Four Washington city councilmen who won re-election in the April 7 election will officially begin their new terms Monday night.

Missouri High School Rodeo This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The Missouri High School Rodeo (MHRA) returns to the Liberty Field equestrian center this weekend with competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

BBQ, Blues Music Share Downtown Spotlight
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The seventh annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest in Downtown Washington was scheduled to open Friday night and run through Sunday.

Board Approves $10,000 Payment For Senior Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

After a week of rumors that the mayor intended to withhold a $10,000 payment to the Tri-County Senior Center, aldermen approved the payment at their April 7 board meeting.

Operations Committee To Study Water Issues
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Heavy rain closed a portion of St. Louis Street, requiring pumps to keep water out of basements and washed over the roadway in the industrial park, according to Robert Brueggemann, water and sewer dep

Plans Almost Complete For New Park Restrooms And Concessions at Liberty Field
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The Pacific Park Board hopes to present its plan for a restroom/concession stand building in Liberty Field to the board of aldermen in May.

Fifth Street School Farewell Celebration Set for May 7
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Plans are being finalized for the Fifth Street Elementary Farewell Celebration which will take place Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Critical of Asphalt Overlay
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

A resident of Brundick Lane says the overlay of asphalt installed on his street in November 2013 continues to deteriorate and he wants the city to fix it.

Resident Who Donated Land Wants Yard FencednTo Keep Park Goers on Walking Path
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

A West Congress Street property owner wants the city to construct a fence along her property adjacent to a walkway that would lead from Congress Street to the city park.

Annual Fishing Derby Is May 23
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Dave Monroe will host the 11th annual Pacific Fishing Derby at the pond near Hawthorne Subdivision Saturday, May 23.

City Department Heads To Give Monthly Reports
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

After months of wrangling over whether or not it should be official, Pacific aldermen approved a resolution that requires all department heads to report the activities in their department to the board

Tourism Commission Approves New Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

With civic event organizers present, the Pacific Tourism Commission approved its budget for the year beginning July 1, 2015.

Explosion-Proof Project Bid Is Under Review
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

By Joe Barker

Dedication of Shook Student Center Part of Commencement — May 16 at East Central College
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

East Central College will honor Dr. Don Shook, the founding president of the college, by naming the multipurpose building on the Union campus in his honor.

New Haven Chamber May Have Mural, Sign Painted On Old Building
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

A committee from the New Haven Chamber of Commerce will look into having a mural or sign painted on an old building on Miller Street just south of the railroad tracks coming into the downtown historic

Union Chief Weighs In On Dispatching Fees
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Union Fire Chief Russ Hamilton said there are too many “unanswered questions” in regard to proposed dispatching fees, and calls for all first responder agencies and County officials involved to meet a

BBQ & Bluesfest Is This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

It will be a festival for the senses this weekend at the seventh annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest in Downtown Washington.

City Officials to Study Zoning Code Changes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The first draft of an update of the city’s zoning and subdivision codes is finished.

LEO Concerned About Landfill Code Revisions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Members of a local environmental organization are concerned that proposed changes to the county’s landfill regulations will substantially weaken the rules.

High School Students, Staff Take on Broadcasting Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Union High School students and staff have taken the first step in implementing a video journalism program with a new Wildcat Broadcasting group.

County May Refund $62,000 to Companies In Lawsuit Over Excessive Taxing
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

It appears a lawsuit in which two local companies alleged they were excessively taxed by Franklin County may be coming to an end.

Big Crowd for St. Bridget School Dinner Auction
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The gymnasium of St. Bridget of Kildare Catholic School was filled with 340 diners and scores of volunteers this past Saturday, April 11, for the annual dinner auction, which is a major fundraiser for

ECC to Purchase Former Gala Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

At a special meeting Monday, the East Central College Board of Trustees unanimously approved purchasing the former Gala Center building in Union to house several career and technical programs.

Washington Road District Changes Course With Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The Washington Special Road District changed course this year and adopted an annual budget.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

Indiana Bat Will Not Stop Progress On Potential Development
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

By James B. Bartle As reported in the Sullivan Independent News, Apr. 1, 2015 edition, the threat of an Indiana Bat habitat, protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, on the Sullivan Industrial Park East property was prohibiting a proposed project by Menard, Inc. to bring a manufacturing and distribution facility to Sullivan. The $48 […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, reported 6 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Mar. 30 -Apr. 5. This week’s arrests are: Mar. 30; Daniel N. Hankins, 32, Sullivan, was arrested on a Gasconade County warrant for Driving while revoked, failure to wear seat belt properly, driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Sullivan Fire District reported 16 alarms for the week of Mar. 30- Apr. 5. Mar. 30: 6:18 a.m., 790 Hammerstone Place, ambulance assist. Mar. 30: 11:45 a.m., 327 Fair St., ambulance assist. Mar. 30: 2:40 p.m., 205 Harmony Hills Rd., mutual aid. Mar. 30: 8:05 p.m., 322 Hannah St., illegal burn. Mar. 31: 3:05 […]

One Injured In Five-Vehicle Accident On Highway 185
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police responded to a five-vehicle accident at the entrance of the Sullivan Christian Church, 912 Hwy. 185 South, Tues., Mar. 31, at 3:05 p.m. in which one person received injuries. The accident occurred when a Ford F-150, driven northbound by Austin Beam, 17, Sullivan, failed to stop for multiple vehicles […]