Area News

Bernstein Seeks Third Term As Circuit Judge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

As your associate judge, I am proud of what I have accomplished over the past 8 years: • Ensuring violent and dangerous criminals are off our streets and brought swiftly to justice, and requiring weekly drug testing for criminal defendants. • Increasing the collection of fines from $102,000 to $185,000 per year. • Speeding up […]

Ameren Has New Bill Format
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Ameren Missouri has unveiled its new monthly energy bill for customers.

School District to Host Several Veterans Day Programs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The Washington School District will host a number of Veterans Day programs this year. The largest one will be at the high school.

Franklin County Commission Candidates Share Views
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

There are two candidates running for Franklin County presiding commissioner in next Tuesday’s Nov. 4 general election.

New Trail Being Discussed as Alternative to Riverfront Trail
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

With construction of the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River impacting the Rotary Riverfront Trail, the city may consider adding a new trail.

New Storm Drain Could End Basement Flooding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Drilling under the railroad tracks to accommodate a large storm drain pipe could end years of basement flooding on St. Louis Street, officials have been told.

SFBRHS Will Kick Off Next Phase of Drive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has raised just over $1.6 million toward its $2.5 million goal to build an activity center and increase its endowment.

Big Crowds Turn Out For Pumpkin Palooza
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s Saturday, the third annual Pumpkin Palooza drew big crowds to Downtown Washington.

Officials Hope Part Of Trail Can Stay Open While New Bridge Is Built
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer, continues to work on details about how equipment and materials will be staged during construction of a new Missouri River bridge at Washington.

Monsterfest Friday In Downtown Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on Monsterfest, a Halloween trick-or-treat event, to take place on Halloween, this Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

No Increase in Union's Early Special Ed Enrollment
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The number of students participating in the Early Childhood Special Education program remained the same last year as the previous year.

Students Collect $1,045 in Second Door-to-Door Drive
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

A second, smaller door-to-door drive held last Wednesday for the United Way brought in $1,045.

Civil War Event This Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) and Meramec Valley History Museum will co-host a Civil War exhibit at Pacific City Hall this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets Still Available for Chamber Business Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual breakfast business meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Knights of Columbus, lower level.

Numbers Down Slightly in Union School District’s PAT Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The number of families served through the Union School District’s Parents as Teachers program was down 11 percent in terms of families served during the 2013-14 school year when compared to the previo

New Trash Schedule Begins Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Changes begin next week to the city’s trash and recycling schedule.

Community Invited to Take Part in Union School District Survey
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

With a goal of including all stakeholders in the Union School District’s strategic planning process, district officials are asking community members to complete a short survey.

No Evidence of Plane Crash Near Stanton
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Authorities said there is no evidence that a plane crashed in the Stanton area of Franklin County Wednesday morning.

Police Seek Man in Theft of Classic Car
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

A man suspected of stealing a vintage 1956 Chevrolet from a garage off of East Fifth Street early Monday was arrested last week after being caught inside the Twisted Fish tavern at Fifth and MacArthur

Teachers Group Urges ‘No’ Vote on Amendment 3
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

A local teachers group is vehemently opposed to Amendment 3, which, if passed on Election Day next Tuesday, would affect the way teachers throughout the state of Missouri are evaluated.

Anonymous Donor Check Is in the Mail
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Individuals who pass Evergreen Park next month should see work being done on the city’s new amphitheater.

Cunningham, Hinson Vie in 119th District
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Democratic candidate Susan Cunningham is challenging Republican Dave Hinson for state representative in District 119.

Lift Station Improvements OK’d by Board
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

St. Clair’s pump station 4 soon will receive its much-needed upgrade after the board of aldermen unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the administration to move forward with the agreement.

McEuen Slotted To Become Water And Streets Supervisor
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By Jeff Tolle The Bourbon Board of Aldermen have named Mark McEuen to become the Acting Supervisor of the Bourbon Water and Streets Department Supervisor. He replaces long-time City employee Monty Todd who resigned last month. This action was taken during a discussion by the City Council during a special emergency meeting of the Board […]

Meramec Community Mission Challenge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A couple of years ago, First State Community Bank had a little fun with their annual Rooftop Food drive for the Meramec Community Mission. The designs were fun for the employees to create, and they also helped create community awareness for the important work this mission does for our town and the surrounding area. The […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

Sullivan Police made twelve arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Oct. 13-19. This week’s arrests were: Oct. 13; Tyler A. Fryer, 21, was arrested for alleged assault in the third degree and unlawful use of a weapon. Fryer was held in the Sullivan jail and warrants from Franklin County charging Fryer […]

St. Clair Woman Injured Wednesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A St. Clair woman received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Route AD at Bend School Lane, Wed., Oct. 15, at 7:47 a.m., in Franklin County. The accident occurred when Allison J. Ridenhour, 23, St. Clair, operating an eastbound 1999 Dodge Ram, slid off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Ridenhour, […]

Pursuit Ends With Suspect Swimming Meramec River
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

On Sat.,Oct. 18, at about 10:11 p.m., a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the Sullivan area but the vehicle fled. The pursuit went in to Crawford County at which time the deputy terminated the pursuit. At 2:12 a.m., a second deputy observed the same vehicle in Sullivan near […]

Longtime Teacher, Carpenter, Volunteer Dean Wigger Passes At Age 78
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By James B. Bartle Many students of Sullivan High School may have gone into the carpentry field because of him, many homes in the City of Sullivan were constructed by him and several churches were built with his assistance across the country, longtime teacher, carpenter and volunteer Dean Wigger passed away Tues., Oct. 14, at […]

Police Investigating Several Cases Of Theft And Burglary ‘One Included A Home Invasion’
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By James B. Bartle Heroin is becoming a major problem in the City of Sullivan as officers deal with a number of syringes being found in the city. But another problem associated with the drug use is thefts. This past week, Sullivan Police are investigating nine thefts, burglaries and one home invasion. The most serious […]