Area News

Grass and trash lead nuisance cases
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

SULLIVAN – ‘Tis the season for mowing. Or not. Tall grass leads the list of nuisance complaints filed with or by the City of Sullivan. The seasonal issue is common during the grass-growing months. How

Denbow Settles in as New Activities Director
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

Bart Denbow’s office at Sullivan High School is adorned with basketball-related items. The new assistant principal and activities director at SHS hasn’t completely forgotten the sport he spent the previous 13 years coaching. A journey that started at Grandview High School in 2001, took him through St. Clair and then School of the Osage has […]

Trash-hauling contract up for bid
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

SULLIVAN – The City of Sullivan is requesting bids for a five-year waste-hauling contract that will begin May 1, 2015 and run through April 20, 2020. Currently, Cuba-based Swinger Sanitation provides

Council Agrees to Help Complete Fair Building
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 27, 2014

Washington City Council members agreed this week to contribute $10,000 toward completing the new building in the motor sports arena at the fairgrounds.

Union Man Charged With Torching Vehicle
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 27, 2014

Franklin County authorities said the fire that destroyed an SUV in Union Tuesday has been confirmed as an arson.

Appeal Board Upholds Concrete Plant Permit
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 27, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld a conditional use permit that would allow a concrete facility in Gray Summit.

Restaurant Owners Overcome Adversity, Celebrate 20 Years
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

The Hawthorne Inn will mark 20 years of service to Labadie and surrounding communities this August.

Eureka Rallies Past Post 218 Juniors at State
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

JACKSON — In the end, 10 was not enough.

Shooting Charges Dropped — Victim Died, Suspected Overdose
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Felony assault and armed criminal action charges have been dropped in the case of a man accused of wounding his son during a fight early this year.

LEO Appeals 'Illegal' BOZA Decision on Ash Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Charging that a local county zoning board made an “illegal” decision, an environmental group has appealed to circuit court a ruling that a proposed Ameren coal ash landfill would meet zoning regulatio

Recorder Alleges 87,000 Deeds Were Improperly Taken
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Franklin County Recorder of Deeds Sharon Birkman said a company allegedly has taken electronic copies of the county’s deed records, possibly to sell to a third party.

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

The St. James Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 320 Parker Lane, St James, MOat 08:30 PM on 07/25/2014. Missing Is: Alexis M. Hornage a white, female, age 16 The endangered missing person: Alexis M. Hornage, is a white, female, age 16, hgt 507, 195 […]

Police Chief Reminds Citizens to Lock Homes, Vehicles
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn is reminding citizens to lock their homes and vehicles after a rash of burglaries in the area.

Leaders to Meet in Washington to Discuss Environment, Economic Development
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Is there a way to leverage the vast natural resources of the Missouri River Valley to spur economic development?

Police Officers Train For Active Shooter at Union Middle School
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

The Union Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department honed their training for active shooter and intruder situations in the Union School District this week.

Opponents of City Annexation Plan Repeat Objections
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Two opponents of the city’s annexation plan repeated their objections during this past week’s city council meeting.

Assessor, Collector Spar Over Tax Bills
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland this week accused County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons of violating state law, saying she adjusted or abated the taxes of certain taxpayers.

East Annexation Map
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

This map outlines areas along South Point Road that are proposed for annexation. Washington voters will vote yes or no on two ballot questions because there are two separate areas proposed to be taken

All-Abilities Grand Opening Is Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

After years of planning, development, fundraising and construction, the Jaycees All-Abilities Playground is set to open.

Lonedell School Spruced Up for New Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

By Sarah Johnson

Miller's Gem Keeps Post 218 Juniors Alive
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

JACKSON — Matt Miller fanned 15 Springfield Glendale batters Friday night, leading the Washington Post 218 Juniors to an 8-0 shutout victory in the Missouri State Tournament losers' bracket.

Case Closed on Missing Franklin County Woman
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Police closed the case Tuesday on a Franklin County woman who went missing earlier this month.

St. Clair Chamber Awaits State Approval for New Director
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is waiting for state approval on whether it officially can hire the candidate it wants for its executive director.

Jackson Tops Post 218 Juniors in State Opener, 8-3
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

JACKSON — There's no place like home, especially for the Jackson Post 158 Junior Legion team.

One Man Charged, Others Questioned In Recent Burglaries
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Washington police and Franklin County deputies are involved in a joint investigation of several burglaries that occurred over the last several weeks.

America in Bloom Judges ‘Impressed’ by City Sights
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Judges with the national America in Bloom (AIB) program left Washington with a good impression, according to Washington in Bloom chairs Sally Bocklage and Dave Wehmeyer.

County Warns Company To Adhere to Permit Rules on Asphalt Plant
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

A company’s request to operate a temporary asphalt plant in Franklin County was met with some resistance by county officials last week.

Mild Summer Helps Local Corn Production
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Timely rain and moderate temperatures have teamed up to help the corn growth so far this year.

Rezoning Request Is Recommended
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request for W&B Franklin County during Tuesday’s meeting.

Meramec Nursing Center Issues Warning About Local Scam
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

“Meramec Nursing Center has been informed there is a scam going on in our community that is targeting the elderly. Someone is calling these people saying they are from Meramec Nursing Center and that “they” heard the person is not living in a safe environment and the person needs to have their home inspected by Meramec. […]