Area News

County Gets Preliminary Nod for Bend Bridge Funds
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Almost $3.5 million in federal funding was given preliminary approval this week to replace the Bend Road bridge in eastern Franklin County near Pacific, officials announced Tuesday.

Deputies Kill Aggressive Dog That Charged Officer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Franklin County deputies shot and killed a “large, aggressive” dog Monday when the animal charged an officer who was attempting to serve a search warrant.

Weston Appointed Gasconade County Prosecutor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Mary E. Weston, of Hermann, as Gasconade County prosecuting attorney.

Junior ROTC Uniform Gift Honors Robert, Marion Dobsch
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

A $1,000 gift has been made to the Washington Junior ROTC uniform campaign as a memorial by the children of Robert L. and Marion Dobsch, both deceased.

Downtown Housing to Be Groups’ Focus
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Increasing downtown residential housing is a new focus of the Washington Core Restructuring Committee.

Battle of the Bands Videos For City’s 175th Due Soon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

A Battle of the Bands competition is one of the many activities planned for the city’s 175th anniversary celebration.

Washington Spring Clean Up April 21-25
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The city of Washington’s annual Spring Clean Up, Paint Up and Fix Up campaign will be conducted the week of April 21-25.

Health Occupations Students Head to National Competition
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Six Pacific High School students received some help from the first Meramec Valley School District health occupations (HOSA) teacher as they prepare to participate in the national health occupations co

Curtman and Schatz Support Right-to-Work Bill, Hinson Does Not Vote on Measure
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Two local legislators supported a controversial “right-to-work” bill last week, and one area representative did not cast a vote.

Boy Scout Wants to Paint Mural on Pool Building
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

A 13-year-old Boy Scout, who has already achieved Life Scout rank, is now ready to tackle an Eagle Scout project.

Election Results in No Changes to School Board
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Meramec Valley R-III School Board will see no changes following the April 8 election.

Still Time to RegisterFor 5K Run, Waddle, Roll
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

There is still time to register for the second annual 5K Run, Waddle and Roll.

Churches Combine Efforts For Children’s Easter Event
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Easter Saturday takes on a special meaning for seven Pacific area churches as members of their congregations join together to host a children’s spring fest and Easter fun celebration.

Still Accepting Floats For City’s 175th Parade — Entry Applications Due Monday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The deadline is quickly approaching to enter a float in the city’s 175th birthday parade to be held Memorial Day weekend.

Storm Siren Under Repair
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The city is less one storm siren while the warning device is repaired and relocated.

Mayor Promises Friendly Administration
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Newly elected Mayor Jeff Palmore, who ran on a “Pacific Is Due for a Change,” theme, says the changes he will push for may be more welcome than anyone expects.

Borgia Recommended For Reaccreditation
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has been recommended for reaccreditation by AdvanceED, the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvem

Palmore Installation As Mayor Postponed
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Jeff Palmore, the newly elected mayor of Pacific, will not be installed in office during the first meeting following the election because the St. Louis County Election Commission has not certified the

Fire District Is Gratified By Passage of Bond Issue
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Pacific Fire Protection District says it’s gratified at the passing of a $1.5 million bond issue in the April 8 election, according to Fire Chief Rick Friedmann.

Breihan Withdraws Candidacy For Presiding Commissioner
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Gerald Breihan, who was a candidate for the seat of Franklin County presiding commissioner in the Aug. 5 primary, withdrew from the race last Friday, officials say.

Truck Loses Load
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

This tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday after 1 p.m. on Highway 50 at Highway AJ. There were no injuries reported. The steel cargo left the bed of the trailer and struck the concrete damaging the ro

City Hall HVAC Installation Now Under Way
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The installation of a new air-conditioning system at city hall is now under way and expected to be completed before this summer.

Mayor Asks Citizens to Show Pride During Cleanup Week
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

As the city of St. Clair “celebrates” community pride week later this month, Mayor Ron Blum is asking residents to pitch in and make St. Clair a better community in which to be proud.

Planning Committee Denies Meramec Aggregates Permit
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Citing concerns with a lack of information, and sometimes conflicting information, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission rejected Meramec Aggregates’ conditional use permit.

Water Leak at Highway 30 and Springfield Road to Be Fixed Soon
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

St. Clair officials hope the water leak underneath Highway 30 at Springfield Road will be fixed before summer hits.

Fire, Flooding And Road Closures Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By James B. Bartle Torrential rains poured through Sullivan Thursday afternoon, April 3, with parts of Sullivan looking like raging rivers, a nursing home was evacuated due to a possible fire during the afternoon storms and a rescue from a flooded Elmont Rd. was just a part of a rough day for Police, Firefighters and […]

The Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 23 alarms for the week of Mar. 31-Apr. 6. Mar. 31: 4:45 p.m., 10742 Chateau Rd., brush fire. Apr. 1: 6:07 a.m., 1250 E. Springfield Rd., vehicle fire. Apr. 1: 8:52 a.m., 4756 High St., ambulance assist. Apr. 1: 10:28 a.m., 437 Olive St., gas leak. Apr. 1: 2:49 p.m., […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department made eight arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Mar. 31-Apr. 6. This week’s arrests were: Mar. 31; Justin P. Masson, 21, was arrested on a St. Clair Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the charge of possession of dangerous drugs. Masson was released […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 12 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Mar. 31-Apr. 6. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 1; Ethan C. Atchison, 21, St. Clair, was arrested on a St. Clair Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the charge of no insurance. Atchison was held […]

Fire Destroys Home Early Saturday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By James B. Bartle A home in the City of Sullivan was a total loss following a fire early Saturday morning, April 5, at 5:37 a.m. Sullivan Firefighters were called to 334 Elm St., for a possible structure fire and when firefighters arrived at 5:44 a.m., they found smoke and flames coming from the eves […]