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District CFO to Attend National Conference on School Transportation
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Washington School District CFO Shelley Kinder has received one of five national scholarships to attend the National Association for Pupil Transportation annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in April —

Deputies Respond To Robertsville Residence Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

On February 26 at approximately 9:20 PM, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in   the 1000 block of Osage Parkway in Robertsville in reference to a shooting.  The homeowner reported an individual familiar to him had entered his residence and he (the homeowner) shot him. Upon arrival deputies located the subject inside the front […]

Man Shot, Killed During Fight Thursday Night
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Franklin County detectives are investigating the death Thursday night of a St. Clair area man who was shot during an altercation with another man.

Council Considers New Track Loader For City Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

The Washington landfill could soon have a new track loader.

Work on New Haven Lift Station Ahead of Schedule
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Despite the current cold spell that has slowed construction, work on a major sewer improvement project in the city of New Haven is proceeding ahead of schedule.

Work to Begin Soon On Congress Street
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Work will begin next month to rebuild a 12-block stretch of Highway N (Congress Street) as part of a three-phase project to improve the street from Fourth Street to the city limits.

District Helps At-Risk Students Succeed
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The Meramec Valley R-III School District offers public education to all students, but some students face difficulty with schoolwork that can hamper their ability to succeed.

Construction on Schedule For Two Classroom Wings at Washington West
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Construction continues on two classroom additions at Washington West Elementary.

County Purchase Orders Were Processed Without Commission Signatures
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Some Franklin County purchase orders were improperly processed because they did not have a signature from the county commission, officials said Tuesday.

Hinson: County Only Needs One 911 Call Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Only one 911 call center is needed in Franklin County, State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, said Friday.

Route 47 Committee Eyes Funding Options
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The Highway 47 Corridor Committee has not given up hope of funding a major widening and improvement project between Washington and St. Clair.

Marijuana, Prescription Monitoring Discussed — At Chamber Government Forum
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Legalizing medical marijuana to treat people with serious health problems and creating a database to help fight prescription drug abuse were among the topics discussed at a Washington Area Chamber of

Discuss Options for Jefferson Street Bridge Improvement
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The Washington City Council will soon have to decide how much work it wants to do to repair the Jefferson Street bridge over Busch Creek.

Pacific Alderman Calls for Accounting Specialist
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

An alderman is calling for a thorough study of city expenditures and revenue over time to ferret out ways to pay for infrastructure improvements.

New Haven Woman Named Relay For Life Hero of Hope
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Decked out in costumes of characters from popular ’80s television shows, the Franklin County Relay For Life committee held a kickoff meeting Monday night.

District Committee to Take On Bullying
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The Union School Board has stepped up to the plate to combat bullying in the district.

County Adopts Inmate Pretrial Release Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The Franklin County Commission on Tuesday formally established a pretrial release program to allow nonviolent inmates to get out of jail while they await trial.

Washington Fire Department to Buy SUV
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Plans to get a new sport utility vehicle for the Washington Fire Department moved forward Monday night at the administration/operations meeting.

UPDATE: Washington Teen Hurt in Crash that Closed I-44 Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

UPDATED: A Washington teen was the only person injured in Wednesday afternoon’s rush hour crash that shut down eastbound Interstate 44 for hours and caused major traffic delays in both directions.

United Way to Host Power of the Purse March 26
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will host its annual “Power of the Purse” event Thursday, March 26, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center.

Board of Aldermen Hold Short Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

The shortage of personnel at city hall was evident at the Feb. 17 board of aldermen meeting when the city clerk was not available to take minutes.

Media Specialists Help Students Utilize Library
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

School libraries have evolved into media centers that enable students to check out traditional books, both fiction and nonfiction, download ebooks, listen to audiobooks, watch videos.

Delta Dental Show Will Visit Two Pacific Schools
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Delta Dental of Missouri’s Tooth Wizard and Tooth Fairy characters, along with 178 children from St. Bridget of Kildare School and Meramec Valley Early Childhood Center, will take to the stage in an e

Scenic Regional to Build New Library in New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

The city of New Haven is working on platting an area of land just off Highway 100 that would pave the way for a new library branch in the Scenic Regional Library system.

Board Approves Business Permit
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Bob Taylor won’t have to travel far for work.

County Board Backs Rezoning Request
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending the county commission approve a rezoning request for Bridgewater Estates.

High Speed Chase Lands Sullivan Woman In Jail Following Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 33-year-old Sullivan woman has been charged in Franklin County with ten different counts following a high speed pursuit through Sullivan and at one point, traveling in the wrong direction, westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44, Tuesday night, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. Jessica D. Strosnider, 33, Sullivan, was […]

Menard, Inc. Project Getting Closer To Reality This Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

‘Project Tops Council Meeting Tuesday’ By James B. Bartle A project that could bring some 250 jobs to Sullivan is moving ever closer to becoming a reality as the Sullivan City Council met Tuesday night, Feb. 17, to approve a development agreement for the 122 acre Sullivan Industrial Park East that could be the home […]

Residents Encouraged To Check Their Flue’s With Weather Changes
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan Fire Department responded to two flue fires within hours of each other Thurs., Feb. 12, both of which did not damage the two homes. Firefighters were called to 545 East Vine at 5:24 p.m. and then to 131 Maple St. at 7:49 p.m. Thursday for reported flue fires which […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 14 arrests for the week of Feb. 9-15. This week’s arrests were: Feb. 9: Trisha L. Parker, 36, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of insufficient funds. Parker was held on $150 bond. Feb. 10: Sarah E. Gauvain, […]