Area News

August Sales Tax Revenue Higher Than Last Year
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Franklin County has collected more than $14.1 million in sales taxes so far in 2016, $624,513 more than the same time in 2015.

Vandals Shoot Out Car Windows - Many Were in Quail Run
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Washington police are asking for the public’s help in catching suspects who went on a vandalism spree shooting out windows on multiple vehicles.

Plan Board Reviews Code on Subdivisions
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission backed a series of changes to Article 8 of the county unified land-use regulations.

Simples to Open Next Week in Union
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

A new restaurant is slated to open next week in Union that offers a simple take on a meal.

Band Fest to Feature Parade, Field Events
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

More than 2,000 students from 28 high schools will participate Saturday in the 48th annual Washington Marching Band Festival.

Two Pacific Residents Finish OT Bike Race
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Two Pacific residents were among 23 finishers in the Ozark Trail (OT) 100-mile Mountain Bike Race in Mark Twain National Forest.

Public Works Board Backs Manhole Project
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

The city of Washington is considering a new method to repair 15 damaged manholes.

SULLIVAN SKATING RINK OPENS FOR THE 2016-1017 SEASON
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

The Sullivan Skating Rink opened for the 2016-2017 season on Friday, September 30. Public skating hours are Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00pm- 10:00pm Admission is only $3.00 per person and skate rental is $1.00. The Rink is also available for weekend parties from now through May 1, 2016. Saturday times are 9:00am-11:OOam, 11:30am-1:30pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm […]

New Arts Policy Moves to City Council
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Washington is one step closer to having a public art policy.

New Haven Sister City Monument Enhanced - Moved to New Park Plaza Area
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

New Haven and its German sister city, Borgholzhausen, “the city of wooden houses,” have a long history together.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office: Sonic Boom Still Unconfirmed
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 the sheriff’s office was inundated with calls from citizens who reported what sounded like an explosion.  The noise was heard throughout Franklin County into Crawford County, shaking windows and homes. It was later determined that the noise was heard in various areas of the state of Missouri. […]

UPDATE: Fire Crews Fight Blaze at Elmer's Tavern
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Officials said the fire that caused heavy damage at Elmer's Tavern Friday morning is "not suspicious."

ECC Culinary Arts Teacher Named Chef of the Year
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

East Central College instructor Chef Mike Palaz-zola recently took first place in the Chef of the Year Culinary Challenge, earning him the Chef of the Year title for 2017.

No Action on Former City Attorney’s Fees
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

For the second meeting in a row, Pacific aldermen said they were not prepared to approve two invoices submitted by former interim attorney Todd Hamby.

Route 47 Committee Finalizing Study Scope - Next Step Is to Seek RFQs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

A special committee pushing for Highway 47 improvements in Franklin County is poised to seek engineering proposals for an initial traffic study.

Resident: Who Is Making Cemetery Decisions?
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

A Pacific resident asked officials who would act as sexton if someone were to die the next day and needed a place to be buried.

Board to Study Budget, Long-Range Needs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The Meramec Valley R-III School Board and administrators will hold a special board meeting Monday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. to discuss overall finances for the district.

Briggs: City Finances in Good Shape
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Despite its debt, Washington City Administrator Jim Briggs stressed that the city is financially stable.

Top 10 All-Time Winning Coach Is Recognized
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Linda Wells, Pacific High School alumna and one of the top 10 all-time winning coaches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), occupies a special place in Pacific history, city officials said.

Comprehensive Plan Is Sent Back to P&Z
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Officials say they will ask the Pacific Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission to take another look at the comprehensive plan it approved June 23, 2015.

Hot Air Balloon Festival Draws Many to New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The 27th annual Pepsi-Cola hot air balloon race, glow and festival held Sept. 23-24 was a success, said Brad Zobrist, event organizer.

City Accepts Route 66 Preservation Awardn For Jensen’s Point Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

City officials gathered Sept. 22 at Jensen’s Point stone pavilion to accept a Route 66 preservation award.

City Adding Bleachers at Bridge Site
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Bleachers will soon be added to the riverfront trail to allow visitors a chance to sit and watch the construction of the new Highway 47 bridge.

Honoring Our Veterans – Ken Powers
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

By Kelly Alexander Ken Powers is originally from the state of Massachusettes. Transplanted in his early teens to the New Haven area, he lived with his mom and was involved with the civil air patrol for two years when he was in junior high school. In his junior and senior years in high school, he […]

County Schools Will Receive Infusion - From Court Fines, Forfeitures
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Franklin County schools will be receiving a bit of a windfall soon as the result of fines and forfeitures collected by the circuit courts that will be passed on.

Four Chamber Members Are Recognized - For Marketing Efforts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce presented four member awards at a special luncheon Monday.

City Seeks Front Street Proposals
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The city has started accepting proposals for the redevelopment of an area along Front Street, east of Lafayette Street.

Bridge Crews May Start Working in River Soon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Preliminary work on the new Highway 47 Missouri River bridge is progressing and crews could be working in the river within a couple of months.

First Annual Youth Deer Hunt Weigh-In Oct. 28-29
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

By James B. Bartle Bill Parker and friends are looking to turn this seasons youth deer hunt into a special event with an unofficial deer weigh-in to be hosted at Orschelns Farm and Home Oct. 29-30. According to Parker, the event is in no way a contest, but an opportunity for the youth hunters to […]

Lowe’s, Sullivan Fire Safety Event Oct. 15
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Sullivan Fire District and Lowe’s will once again team up for a scaled-down version of their Safety Day on Saturday, October 15. According to Sullivan Fire officials, Lowe’s will be handing out free smoke detectors to visitors while Sullivan Fire will be providing 9-volt batteries with a limit of two batteries per family. The […]