Area News

Missing Teens Found Unharmed
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Two missing 14-year-olds who disappeared from Rolla, Mo. on Thursday were found safe and unharmed. An Endangered Person Advisory was issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for two teens believed to have headed to St. Louis. Tania E. Bowman, 14, and Savannah Mitchell, 14, were detained on July 2 at 3 a.m. and returned […]

New Haven Youth Fair Set For July 10-11
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

The 2015 New Haven Youth Fair will take place July 10-11.

Officials Review The Liberty Field Bathroom Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

A review of the approval process for the construction of a bathroom and concession stand in Liberty Field may pave the way for structure to be built this year.

Survivor Used Humor to Soften Horror of Holocaust
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

A standing-room only crowd packed the Tri-County Senior Center last Thursday, June 25, to hear Holocaust survivor Ben Fainer speak.

Pacific Forming Operation Clean Stream Team
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

Organizers for Operation Clean Stream are now forming a team for the Pacific stretch of the Meramec River, according to Alderman Steve Myers, Pacific Clean Stream team leader.

Fifth Cruise for a Cause This Friday Downtown
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Washington Odd Fellows will hold its fifth car cruise this Friday, July 3, at 6 p.m. in Downtown Washington.

Neighbors Question Multifamily Rezoning
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

Residents are questioning a property owner’s request to rezone a single-family residential property at 417 N. First St. for multifamily use, according to Alderman Heather Filley.

Commission Approves New Road Salt Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Franklin County Commission approved a bid to purchase road salt to treat roads in the winter — officially this time.

City Officials Discuss Levying a Park Tax
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Pacific parks system could get an influx of cash from a little-known state statute that allows cities to levy property taxes without approval of the voters, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Construction Begins on New Retail Space — Jimmy John’s First Tenant
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

There already is one tenant signed on to move into an 8,500-square-foot building under construction in Union.

Sunday’s Parade Kicks Off County Fair
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Franklin County Fair season kicks off this weekend with a parade leading to the grounds.

Feral Cat Program Is Getting Lots of Help
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Pacific trap, neuter and release program is now a daily activity in Pacific as volunteers take action to stop the feral cat population from growing, according to BJ Lawrence, volunteer.

Month Ends as Third-Wettest June in Precipitation Records
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

This month has ended as the third-wettest June on record since 1951.

County Admits It Violated Law With Radio Tower Dismantling
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer said the county violated state law by not going out to bid for a recent project.

St. Louis Archdiocese Named Top Workplace
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Archdiocese of St. Louis recently was selected as one of the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s top workplaces.

Committee Prepares for America in Bloom Judges
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Washington in Bloom (WIB) committee is making plans for its fifth annual participation in the national America in Bloom competition.

Washington School Board Adopts $57.1 Million Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The Washington School Board unanimously approved a $57.1 million spending plan for the 2015-16 school year at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

Landfill Code Changes To Be Voted on July 7 — Commission Makes Final Review
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

Proposed changes to the Franklin County zoning code regarding landfills will be formally voted on at the July 7 meeting of the county commission.

Domestic Disturbance in Gray Summit Leads to Fight Over Knife
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

On July 1 at aprroximately 6:30 A.M., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic disturbance on Oak Drive in Gray Summit, Mo.  Upon arrival it was determined that there been an altercation between two male subjects that lived in the same residence.  It was reported that during the argument the suspect […]

Marthasville Approves Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The city of Marthasville will tap reserve funds to balance its general fund budget for 2015-16.

Organizers: Car Show One of Best in Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The 15th annual Pacific Partnership Car Show, held this past Saturday, drew its largest number of antique vehicles and patrons to downtown Pacific in the last eight years.

Group Continuing to Fight Emmaus Closure — Launches Petition Drive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

An advocacy group is continuing to fight the closure of the Emmaus Homes campus in Marthasville.

Surveillance Video Helps Deputies Catch Suspect — In Burglary at Lonedell
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

Franklin County authorities used a videotape to nab a burglary suspect last week.

Float Plan to Rebuild Bottom Road
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

A Warren County commissioner has proposed a “joint venture” to rebuild the Augusta Bottom Road north of the levee where it currently is located.

Bank of Sullivan Promotes Kinsey
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Amber Kinsey has been promoted to the branch operations officer at the Union branch of the Bank of Sullivan.

LSEM’s Union Office Names New Attorney
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Laura Williams-Roberts recently was named a staff attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s (LSEM) Union office.

Washington Man Joins McGrath & Associates
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Washington resident Christopher Albright recently joined McGrath & Associates, St. Louis, as field safety supervisor.

Sullivan Walgreens Senior Day & Customer Appreciation Day
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

On Tuesday, July 7th Sullivan Walgreens will be having a Customer Appreciation Day and Senior Day. Customer Appreciation Day will be from 9 a.m. until noon and Senior Day will be a all day long event. There will be chances to win prizes. Sullivan Walgreens is located at 6 East Springfield, Sullivan.

Pedestrian Fatally Injured Near Family Motor Inn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

A 41-year-old Euless, Texas man was fatally injured Sunday, June 28, while walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Road According to Sullivan Police the incident occurred at 11:18 p.m. when the Texas man was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Rd. when Kylene Brant, 36, Sullivan, operating […]

Man Charged With Third DWI
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

A Cuba man is charged with felony driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for his third offense on June 16. According to the probable cause statement, Timothy M. Haynes, 53, flunked a field sobriety test. Told he was under arrest, Haynes allegedly threw up his hands and said, “I’m not going back to prison.” […]