Area News

City to Seek Funding for High Street
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The city of Washington is seeking funds to upgrade a portion of High Street.

Intruder Drill At Beaufort Elementary
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Beaufort Elementary will be conducting an intruder drill at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.

Weinhaus Conviction Upheld by Appeals Court
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A Missouri Appeals Court panel this week refused to overturn the felony conviction of Jeffrey Weinhaus, a former anti-law enforcement blogger who was wounded during an armed confrontation with Missour

No Opposition for New Haven Incumbents
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Four incumbents who filed for New Haven city offices will have no opposition in the April election.

Limits on Fines, Fees Won’t Affect Area Courts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A bill to restrict the amount of revenue that municipal courts could contribute to general fund revenue would not impact local cities or the county.

Seeking Candidates for 2015 Fair Queen Contest
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The Washington Town and Country Fair is accepting applications for the 2015 Fair Queen Contest.

City Issues Building Permits Valuing $18.8 Million in 2014
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Single-family home construction in Washington was down slightly last year compared to 2013, as well as overall permits issued for all types of construction in 2014.

Council Discusses Revising Subcontractor License Policy
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

All subcontractors need to be licensed if they do work in the city of Washington.

Council Debates Alternative Camp Street Bridge Fence
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

The Washington City Council will decide next week if it wants to upgrade fencing along the new Camp Street bridge.

Grim Outlook for Road Maintenance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Without a new source of revenue for roads and bridges, Missouri’s secondary  roads will continue to deteriorate, a Missouri Department of Transportation official stressed this week.

Officials Discuss Bottom Road Improvements
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A tentative agreement may be on the table to reopen a section of the Augusta Bottom Road, a Warren County official said Monday.

Part of Riverfront Trail to Remain Open
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Spectators will be able to view construction of a new Missouri River bridge up close from the Rotary Riverfront Trail under the latest proposal being discussed. 

Brack Receives Union Jaycees Educator Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Beaufort Elementary kindergartner teacher Vickie Brack was presented with the Union Jaycees Outstanding Educator Award.

Planning Kicks Off for Children’s Relay for Life
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Grade school students will be partying like rock stars at the 10th annual Jordan Scheer Children’s Relay for Life to be held Friday, April 24, at Washington High School.

Hagie’s Receives Union Business Owner Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Hagie’s Nineteen was presented the Union Jaycees’ Outstanding Business award Saturday.

UHS Junior Presented Outstanding Student Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Union High School junior Caleb Meyer is the recipient of the first Outstanding Student Award given by the Union Jaycees.

Straatmann Recipient of Jaycees’ Shield Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Union firefighter and EMT Joe Straatmann was the recipient of the 2014 Shield Award given during the Distinguished Service Award banquet.

United Way To Allocate $900,000 To 54 Agencies, Programs
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will disperse a record $900,000 to 54 agencies and programs this year.

Dave Hall Retiring As State Farm Agent — Bangert to Take Over
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Longtime State Farm agent Dave Hall, Union, will retire after more than 37 years serving the community.

Maintenance Plan to Cost $4.4 Million to Resurface Pacific Streets
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Aldermen saw a preliminary pavement maintenance plan for the city at the Jan. 20 meeting and learned that needed work would cost $4.4 million.

Samples Come Back Clean
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Washington’s water system is coliform free.

Oltmann Receives Young Person Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

The 2014 Outstanding Young Person award is Jessica Oltmann.

Mayor Seeks Restraining Order Against Alderman — Judge Denies Request
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

An adult abuse court judge dismissed a complaint by the mayor calling for a restraining order against one alderman that would bar him from city hall.

St. Clair Officials Energetic About Upgrades
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

St. Clair officials found out this month that their energy loan to upgrade and expand services to city buildings has been approved.

Gov. Nixon Hosts Mental Health Discussion in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon hosted a roundtable discussion on Missouri's mental health initiative Wednesday morning at the Washington Police Department headquarters.

Warrant Issued For Steelville Man Accused Of Involuntary Manslaughter
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Steelville man accused of involuntary manslaughter that led to the vehicular death of a woman on Oct. 18, 2014. According to the probable cause statement, David L. Declue, was the driver in a crash on Highway 19 less than two miles south of the Steelville […]

Lady Eagles Top Oakville 54-45
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A balanced scoring attack helped the Lady Eagles on Monday. With three players in double figures, Sullivan topped Oakville 54-45 in the first round of the Lindbergh Tournament. Sullivan (11-4) entered the tournament as the second seed. Seventh-seeded Oakville kept pace with the Lady Eagles through the first quarter, but Sullivan used a second quarter […]

Eagles Upset Potosi In Overtime
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan handed Potosi just its second loss of the season with a comeback victory on Tuesday on the road. The Eagles trailed by as many as 10 in the third quarter. A fourth quarter rally sent them to overtime where they hung on for a 62-59 win. Michael McDermott scored a season-high 21 points for […]

Eagles Defeat Potosi, Principia On Senior Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan’s wrestling team had just three home meets, but they made the last one of the season count. The Eagles defeated Potosi 57-15 and Principia 51-24 on senior night. Potosi 106 – Jacob Dixon won by forfeit. 113 – Leland Wall won by forfeit. 120 – Nick Juliette pinned Joshua German. 126 – Dillan King […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Sullivan Fire District reported 18 alarms for the week of Jan. 12-18. Jan. 12: 2:48 a.m., 875 Dunsford Dr., ambulance assist. Jan. 12: 10:27 a.m., 46 Sandy Dr., ambulance assist. Jan. 13: 2:40 p.m., McKinley and Vine St., vehicle accident. Jan. 13: 9:29 p.m., 235 Elmont Rd., ambulance assist. Jan. 14: 6:26 p.m., 401 […]