Area News

Task Force Nabs Three for Drugs
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 14, 2014

Two men arrested Thursday, Sept. 4, by narcotics officers are facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges in the future, authorities said.

Door: Vote Recount On ‘Right to Farm’ Goes Over Smoothly
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 14, 2014

Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door said the county recount of the “right to farm” amendment went over very well.

St. Clair sophomore fatally struck on Hwy. 30
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday September 14, 2014

ST. CLAIR, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri teenager has died after being hit by a car while waiting at the end of his driveway for a school bus.

Beer can, tire tracks lead to arrest
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday September 14, 2014

FRANKLIN COUNTY - During the morning of August 11, deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Virginia Mines road outside of St. Clair in reference to a burglary.   A substantial amount of

Electrical Panel Fire Shuts Down Rawlings Warehouse
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 14, 2014

An electrical fire Wednesday at Rawlings Sporting Goods, Washington, forced the warehouse to close for 2 1/2 hours.

Children’s Services Study To Be Released Next Month
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

A local taxpayer-funded agency that provides funding for children’s services, such as counseling and bullying prevention, will release the findings of a needs assessment next month after the board of

R-XI Officials Discuss MSIP Score, Report
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

The phone blast, email and text messages sent out about the Union School District’s special board meeting Wednesday night worked.

Septic Sewage Blamed For Treatment Plant Odor
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

The Washington sewer department is hoping a change in the process at the wastewater treatment plant will result in fewer odor issues.

Mercy Attracts Nephrologist To Practice in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

One in three American adults is at risk for developing kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. High blood pressure and diabetes are two of the leading causes.

Robertsville Retreat Seeks Amended CUP
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

The National Association of Inter-Cultural Family Mission (NAICFM) is requesting a change to its conditional use permit

County 911 Project Goes Out for Bid
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

After initially questioning the need to purchase a new 911 communication tower for the sheriff’s office, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer this week voted with the two other commissioners

Man Pleads Guilty to Exploiting Elderly
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

A former Rosebud resident pleaded guilty to the financial exploitation of the elderly and felony stealing.

Principal Evaluations Are Now Under Way in District — New System Being Used This Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

Administrators in the Washington School District will be evaluated under a new system this year.

Catholics Here Respond To Annual Catholic Appeal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

The Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, announced Friday the results of the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal.

Bridge Grant Will Free Up State Funds for Other Road Projects
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

A total of $9.5 million allocated to build the new bridge over the Missouri River at Washington will free up money that can be used for other transportation projects around the state, according to Jud

Commission Sets Tax Rates
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

The Franklin County Commission set the 2014 property tax rates Tuesday.

Annual Run to Read Is Set for October 11
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

Teachers and librarians, lace up your sneakers and prepare to join Newsbee and other area runners and reading enthusiasts Saturday, Oct. 11, for the Run to Read.

Patrol Asked To Investigate Pizza Case
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate a complaint by an inmate who alleges that a detention deputy fed him pizza sprayed with pepper mace.

Woman Pulled From River
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

A woman who had an active warrant for her arrest for a parole violation was fished from the Missouri River Wednesday by Washington emergency crews.

Franklin County Mulls Installment Tax Payments
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said she would rather not see the issue of installment payments on property taxes brought up during an election year.

Week 4 Football Roundup — Sullivan Tops St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

Sullivan 47, Sullivan 21

Week 4 Football — Union 27, Pacific 19
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

PACIFIC — It came down to the final seconds, but the Union Wildcats survived a last-gasp drive to win in Four Rivers Conference action, 27-19.

New Police Officers Hired
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

By Jeff Tolle Two new additions to the Bourbon Police Department have been recommended by Chief Rick Wise and approved by the Board of Aldermen. Both men underwent a thorough investigation of their backgrounds that included submission to a national fingerprint and arrest record database. “We needed to make sure they were good candidates for […]

UPDATE: One Man Charged in Crash That Killed Teen
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

UPDATED: Franklin County authorities have charged a Lonedell man, and may charge other drivers, in a fatal crash Friday morning that claimed the life of  15-year-old Donald Tipton, St. Clair.

Old Bend Road Bridge May Be Preserved as Hiking, Biking Trail
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

What will happen to the existing county-owned Bend Road bridge near Pacific once the new one is built is uncertain.

Washington Man Hurt in Crash Friday Morning
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

A Washington man was seriously injured early Friday in a one-car crash west of Washington. 

Dickey Bub Grand Re-Opening Events
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

Dickey Bub Farm and Home Store, Union, is gearing up for “grand re-opening” activities this weekend.

Meramec Mission administrator resigns
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday September 11, 2014

SULLIVAN – The Meramec Community Mission on Main Street has lost its third administrative coordinator since reopening in spring of 2013. Terri Nesslage resigned last week after taking the helm for abo

Board Looking At Extending City Services
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 11, 2014

The Washington City Council instructed the Board of Public Works to investigate the possibility of extending water and sewer services south of the city limits.

74th Annual Meeting of Crawford Electric Cooperative
 Wed., Sept. 10, 2014
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 10, 2014

Details of today annual meeting. Full news release will follow in next weeks edition of the Sullivan Independent News.   Total # of Registered Members: 684 Total # of Mail-In Ballots Counted in Vote Totals: 353 Estimate of total # of people at the event: 1,200 Directors Elected by Motion (uncontested): District 1, Janice Dorson, […]