Area News

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Leasburg Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

An Illinois man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from a possible drunk driving accident at Onondaga Cave State Park on Aug. 20. A passenger in the vehicle, Taylor N. Pile, 21, East Alton, Ill., was pronounced dead on Aug. 24. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Robert W. Siempelkamp, 28, Palmer, Ill., […]

Veteran Pat O’Fallon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By Kelly Alexander Some of the most effective weapons the United States had for saving American lives during war time were none other than “man’s best friend.” Military dogs, throughout history, have been credited with saving thousands of American lives. With the keenest senses dogs can, see, smell and hear danger and alert servicemen of […]

One Of Two Charged In Assault, Burglary Incident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By James B. Bartle Two Sullivan men got more than they were bargaining for when they allegedly broke into a Sullivan apartment and attempted to assault two black males, only to find themselves both with injuries, one in Missouri Baptist Hospital with charges pending and the second charged in Franklin County. According to Sullivan Police […]

Sanders Will Ask For State Help On Prosecuting Attorney Salaries
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By Ryan Storz Should the state of Missouri pay a portion or all of the salaries for county prosecuting attorneys and their staff? Ask commissioners in Crawford County and Prosecuting Attorney Kent Howald and they would say, “yes.” Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders intends to take that to legislators in Jefferson City. Asked last Tuesday where […]

Boast Preparing For New Role As District 2 Commissioner
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

By Ryan Storz Barring an unlikely write-in campaign, Jared Boast will take over as Crawford County’s District 2 commissioner in January. Following a landslide victory over incumbent Kenny Killeen in the Aug. 2 primary, Boast will be one of two new commissioners that comes aboard to inherit challenges with the county’s finances and improve infrastructure. […]

Sullivan Senior Center Activities
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Sullivan Senior Center Activities Aug. 24- Aug. 30 Wed. – Music with Lindell Gibbs and Friends – 10 a.m., Card Bingo by Support Committee 12:15 p.m. Thurs. – Fun and Fitness with Meramec Nursing Center – 10:30 a.m., Bingo by Support Committee – 12:15 p.m. Fri.- Bingo by Alternative Hospice- 10:30 a.m. Mon.- Canasta by […]

Sullivan Senior Center Menus
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Sullivan Senior Center Menus Aug. 24 – Aug. 31 Wed. – Roast turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, cranberry apple sauce, dinner roll. Thurs.- Oven-fried fish, au gratin potaoes, zucchini & tomatoes, coleslaw, whole grain muffin, bread. Fri.- Chicken salad w/ bun, vegetable soup, spiced beets, stewed apples & raisins, crackers. Mon.- Pork bratwurst w/sauerkraut, mashed […]

Talking Sports with Marty Tiefenbrunn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Growing up in Sullivan, one of the top things that my Dad stressed to us Tiefenbrunn kids was the importance of getting an education.  Dad grew up in tough times, graduated from Sullivan High, went to work and married his high school sweetheart.  Along the way he took some college classes, raised a family and […]

Loaded Senior Class Leads Eagles Into 2016
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Expectations high as Sullivan opens season with 23 seniors By Ryan Storz It’s been four years since Sullivan went into the season with a senior class this large. That team won a district championship. The Eagles open the season Friday at Park Hills Central with 23 seniors, and after back-to-back seasons of finishing 5-5, Sullivan […]

Newly Weds Foods hiring for Production
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Newly Weds foods is now hiring for Production, $11/hr to start; $12.55/hr after 90 days. Plus off-shift premium. Excellent benefit package: Medical insurance $10.62/wk single, $38.08 family, $250 deductible w/ 90%/10%  coverage; Dental insurance $1.62/wk single, $4.38 family; Vision $1.07/mo single, $3.07 family; Employer paid life insurance; Employer paid Short/Long-term disability; Employer paid uniform rental/cleaning; […]

Changes Coming to Comprehensive Plan
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 22, 2016

After postponing action for 10 months, aldermen voted Tuesday to remove a proposed ordinance approving the city’s new comprehensive plan from the meeting agenda.

Group Advances Route 47 Traffic Study
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

The first baby-step is being taken in alleviating traffic woes on Route 47 between Washington and St. Clair.

City Aldermen Set Property Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

Property owners in the city of Pacific will see a small increase in their tax bills next year.

More Signage Will Be Added At Highways 47/50 Intersection — Hope to Alleviate Confusion
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

After its long-awaited completion in early July, the new configuration of the Route 47 and Highway 50 intersection in Union is causing confusion with motorists.

Official Asks Staff to Look at Trash, Recycling — Invites Public Input
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

A Washington city councilman has asked the staff to address issues relating to the city’s trash and recycling program.

Hillhouse Calls for Unity to Grow City
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

Meramec Valley School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Ed Hillhouse said by working together the city, school district and other political entities can help grow the local economy.

School Board to Set Tax Rate Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

The Washington School Board will set its 2016-17 property tax rate following a public hearing Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Grace’s Place Still Seeking Annual Drive Donations
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 21, 2016

Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery is still seeking donations to reach its annual fund goal.

Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in MoDOT Crash — Sentencing Scheduled October 5
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

A Franklin County jury reached a guilty verdict Tuesday in the case of a woman charged with assault in a crash involving a MoDOT vehicle in a work zone.

Ray J’s Greasy Spoon Offers Comfort Food - Opened Friday in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Ray J’s Greasy Spoon opened in Washington this Friday, Aug. 12, in the Washington Business Center, 1351 Jefferson St.

Superintendent Reports ‘Smooth Start’ to Year — In Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer reported a “smooth start” to the new school year.

Expect to Begin Trail Clearing Work Soon
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Clearing work along the eastern part of Washington’s Rotary Riverfront Trail should begin soon, a Missouri Department of Transportation official said.

Man Charged With Elder Abuse in Altercation — Grandfather Suffered Broken Hip
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

A Franklin County man with a history of physical violence is facing a felony charge over an altercation in which his grandfather suffered a fractured hip, authorities said.

Residents Oppose Mining Operation — Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting Is Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

A group of citizens will get a chance to speak out against a mining operation near St. Clair at the next Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting.

Auditor Calls Truce With Commission - Officials Have Been Bickering Since 2013
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

The Franklin County Commissioners have accepted an olive branch extended by County Clerk Tammy Vemmer to put three years of fighting behind them and move forward with a clean slate.

Pacific Aldermen Still Pushing for Pedestrian Lane
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Even though some aldermen said they did not want to halt construction of a new bridge over the Meramec River, they voted 5-0 this week to approve a resolution deeding a small strip of land in the project to Franklin…

Airport Closing Is on the Horizon
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

The St. Clair Regional Airport is in its final stages of closing, but City Administrator Travis Dierker said there are still a few steps to be taken until it can be finalized.

Ace Donates $250,000 to College - For New Business, Industry Center
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

East Central College has received what is believed to be its largest donation to date, a $250,000 gift from Ace Manufacturing and Parts Co. in Sullivan.

St. Clair, Lonedell Opened Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

Summer vacation officially ended Thursday as students in the St. Clair and Lonedell school districts loaded up in buses and headed back to school.

District Staff Encouraged To Take Risks, Be Creative - At Back-to-School Assembly
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

The Washington School District’s opening session for all teachers and staff was more of a production than an assembly.