Area News

St. Clair to Consider New Sick Leave Policy Alternative
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 06, 2016

St. Clair’s administration has offered a second alternative to its proposed sick leave policy and has asked the board of aldermen to review it and be prepared to discuss it later this month.

Attending Angels Gets EEZ Benefits
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 06, 2016

The old Pizza Shack restaurant building is expected to have a new tenant in the near future after the St. Clair Board of Aldermen on Monday unanimously approved an application for Enhanced Enterprise

Lonedell Woman Killed in Crash On Highway 47
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

A Lonedell woman was killed in a four-car crash Thursday after the car she was driving crossed the centerline of Highway 47 south of Union.

Missourian News Staff Wins 10 AP Awards
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

The Missourian news staff received 10 awards for photojournalism and newswriting in the 2015 Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors contest.

Brune: Heroin Still on the Rise in Union
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

There was an increase in some stealing categories in Union last year, likely because of heroin addiction in the area.

Former Owner Of Sears Store Here Indicted — Charged With Embezzlement
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

The former owner of the Sears store in Washington has been indicted on charges that she embezzled about $400,000 from the parent company.

School Board Approves New Farmland Lease For Its Property Off Highway 100
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

Local farmer Todd Geisert will continue to lease farmland off Highway 100 east from the Washington School District.

Park, Recreation Fees to Be Sent to Council Soon
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

The culmination of three years of work setting and adjusting parks department rates and fees will soon be sent to city council for its approval.

Downtown Business Moves After Flooding — Reopened February 1 on Olive Street
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

After seeing the Meramec River floodwater devastate his business for the fourth time since 1993, one veteran downtown businessman decided to move to higher ground.

City Closer to Starting Jefferson Bridge Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Detour signs for the Jefferson Street bridge project could be going up within the next two weeks.

Franklin County Extension Council Election Results
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

The Franklin County University of Missouri Extension Council recently counted ballots from its 2016 annual election.

Anyone Seeking to File for Office Must File Affidavit
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Anyone who plans to file as a candidate for election to public office in Missouri must file a candidate affidavit of tax payments (Form 5120) with the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Sheriff’s Department Gets New Cameras, Seeks Cage Installation
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Despite some confusion, the Franklin County Commission approved two items related to the Sheriff’s Department’s patrol cars.

County Approves Five Appointments
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Five committee appointments were approved Tuesday at the Franklin County Commission meeting.

Commission Approves Contract for Attorney’s Office Contractor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Despite the absence of Presiding Commission John Griesheimer, the Franklin County Commission moved forward with approving a contract for professional services.

Council Approves Plans to Upgrade Police Technology
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Phase two of the Washington Police Department’s technology upgrade can begin soon.

Boles Fire District Seeking Tax Increase
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

The Boles Fire Protection District is seeking a significant tax levy increase.

New Haven Proposition Addresses Sales Tax Issue
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

New Haven voters will get to decide if the city should keep collecting sales tax on vehicles purchased out of state.

Bank of Sullivan Board Announces Promotions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

The Bank of Sullivan Board of Directors announced the promotion of Linda Weiskopf and Mike Farmer.

WAAD Decision On 911 Service Triggers Debate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Washington city officials say they are concerned about the level of EMS service citizens will receive after the Washington Area Ambulance District (WAAD) changes from city to county 911 dispatching. 

Grants, Loans Available For Area Flood Victims
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Franklin County flood victims can now apply for assistance in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid and small business loans that are repaid over 30 years at low interest.

Lonedell Woman Killed in Highway 47 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

A Lonedell woman was killed in a four-car crash Thursday after the car she was driving crossed the center line of Highway 47 south of Union.

Ten Propositions on Election Ballot
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Voters in Franklin County will decide 10 propositions in the April general election, including formation of a Washington Community Fire Protection District and a tax levy to support it.

Sporlan Division Wins Two Innovation Awards
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, received two Innovation Awards at this year’s expo for ZoomLock, a braze-free HVAC/R copper conne

Menefee Appointed City Police Chief
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 04, 2016

It’s official: Washington has a new police chief.

30th Annual Meramec Community Fair Headliners
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

“I Met A Girl,” John Deere Green,” and “Buy Me A Boat,” will all be performed at this year’s 30th Meramec Community Fair, as the 2016 lineup was announced Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, on KTUI Radio and in the Sullivan Independent News. William Michael Morgan will open the 2016 Mercy Main Stage fair lineup on […]

Highway 185 Widening, Realignment Project Underway At $1.9 Million
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

By James B. Bartle “There has been a need for this project for a long time but due to a funding shortage we are just now able to get this project done,” said Judy Wagner, Franklin County Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer. Missouri Highway 185 South from Glaser Rd. to the entrance of Meramec […]

Sullivan Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces Prestigious Award Nominees
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Noble Knights and Fair Ladies, thy presence is requested for feasting and merriment at the Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Annual Chamber Medieval Banquet to be held Sat., Feb. 20, 2016 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Castle, 1000 Acid Mine Road-Sullivan beginning with merriment at 5:30 p.m. and […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County, reported 13 arrests for the week of Jan. 25-31, 2016. This week’s arrests were: Jan. 25; Gurdashan Singh, 48, Fresno, CA, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear-failure to keep commercial driving record and no valid license. Singh was held on bond […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

The Sullivan Police Department made 12 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Jan. 25-31. This week’s arrests were: Jan. 26; Lonnell A. Dixon Poe, 27, Sullivan, was arrested for alleged driving while revoked. Poe was held and released on a court summons. Jan. 26; Shannon M. Bays, 34, Rolla, was arrested […]