Area News

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 […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 12 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Jan. 12-18. This week’s arrests were: Jan. 13; Britnee K. Kuhl, 25, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of shoplifting and domestic assault. Kuhn was held […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 17 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Jan. 12-18. Jan. 12; Mitchell L. Wymer, 24, Washington, was arrested on Franklin County warrant FTA moving traffic. Wymer was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Jan. 12; Edward R. Lewis, 44, Pacific, was arrested on a […]

Slippery Conditions Lead To Car-Train Collision
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A St. Clair senior citizen escaped with only minor injuries when her vehicle slid into a train at Wing Drive and West Springfield Road Fri., Jan. 16 around 12:15 p.m. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Margaret Brumfield, 72, St. Clair, driving northbound in a 2007 Dodge Caliber, was attempting […]

Hwy. 50 Accident Claims Life Of Rosebud Man
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A fatality accident occurred Thurs., Jan. 15 just after 5 p.m. on eastbound U.S. Hwy. 50, east of Route C. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when a westbound 2000 Ford Focus, driven by Michael R. Branson, 50, Rosebud, crossed the center line of Hwy. 50. Joseph […]

Task Force Raid Leaves One Dead Another Seriously Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

By James B. Bartle Members of the St. Louis, Jefferson County Task Forces, along with members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, were among the agencies involved in a large vehicle theft ring investigation that led them to property near Spring Drive, located north of Hwy. 30, near Lonedell, Wednesday night, Jan. 14, in which […]

Bourbon Man Accused Of Unlawful Use Of Weapon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A Bourbon man is accused of unlawful use of a weapon after allegedly holding someone at gunpoint on Dec. 27 at a residence on the North Service Road. According to the probable cause statement, a victim reported that the suspect, Jamen E. Weddle, had held someone at gunpoint, but fled the scene through a field. […]

Pedestrian Injured At I-44 Off-Ramp Near Cuba
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Neil G. Christopher, 30, Cuba, was struck, and suffered minor injuries, by a vehicle exiting off of the exit 210 off-ramp on I-44 during the morning of Fri., Jan. 16. He was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan by a Bourbon Ambulance. According to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol, a 2012 Chevrolet […]

Kulaga Files For Mayor
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

By Jeff Tolle Long-time resident Gene Kulaga has declared his candidacy for Mayor of Bourbon. Kulaga had previously served as an Alderman from Ward I, having been appointed to the City Council in 2000 when Mark Hilse resigned. In a short interview with this reporter, Mr. Kulaga declared that “I’m ready to get involved with […]

Bourbon Senior Center
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Two Sullivan men injured in I-44 crash
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - Two Sullivan men received minor injuries Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2015 after their Ford Mustang ran off the left side of the westbound lanes of I-44 and struck a median barrier, reports t

Sullivan wards 2 & 3 will have new council members
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - A significant shift in members of the Sullivan City Council will occur following the April 7, 2015 municipal election. The recent resignation of Mayor Tom Leasor - and the subsequent appoin

Riverfront Land Suit Is Settled
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

The settlement of a 5-year-old lawsuit should pave the way for extending Washington’s riverfront park and trail system to the west.

Franklin County 911 Fund Has Revenue Shortfall of $490,000
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

The Franklin County 911 fund has a revenue shortfall of more than $490,000 in fiscal year 2015.

New Classroom Addition Takes Shape at West
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

One of two classroom additions being built at Washington West Elementary is under roof.

Myers Appointed Interim Building Commissioner
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Former building commissioner Dave Myers was appointed to serve in his former post for two weeks.

All Police Evidence Accounted For in Year-End Inventory
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

The Washington Police Department recently completed its year-end inventory of the evidence room.

Police Department Getting Three Sport Utility Vehicles
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

By Joe Barker

City Buying Flower Baskets, Planters
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Hanging baskets and planters will be added along Front Street in Downtown Washington.

No Races for Washington City Council Seats
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

There will be no races for Washington City Council seats that will be on the April 7 municipal election ballot.

Skydiving Pros, Cons Discussed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

By Ed Pruneau

Aldermen Consider Park Design Change
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Officials are considering eliminating a large baseball at the Veterans Memorial Park to make room for four smaller fields.

Driver escapes injury in North-South Rd. rollover
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

SULLIVAN - The driver of a 91 Ford pickup escaped injury after experiencing a rollover accident Saturday afternoon at North-South Road and Tessa Drive. According to a witness at the scene, the driver

MoDOT Works on Improving Signal Pattern
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working on better coordinating the traffic signals on Highway 47 at Interstate 44 so traffic can flow through the area more efficiently.

St. Clair Fire Board Has Secretary Race
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

There will be a small handful of elections in April when St. Clair area residents fill out their ballots, including in the local fire protection district, where Leroy Nunn filed on the last day for a

Pilot Waves White Flag 
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Tenant Jim DeVries apparently has given up his longtime quest to fight the city of St. Clair and its administration concerning its regional airport and the future of it.

Eyewitness Almost in Harm’s Way
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

An eyewitness to a bizarre pair of related incidents Wednesday afternoon in St. Clair said he was about a half-minute away from being a potential casualty instead of an innocent bystander.

Union Superintendent Leaving District
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will leave the district at the end of the school year.

Ham Radio Key to Community Survival
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

Ham radio has captured the attention of a sustainable-community guru who says a community’s ability to sustain itself depends first on its ability to survive, and ham radio often provides the last lin

Woman Arrested After Collisions Force Vehicles to Crash Into Businesses
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

A 52-year-old St. Clair woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she crashed her car into two vehicles that then crashed into the exterior walls of a pair of local businesses located across a stre