Area News

County Has New Traffic Safety Plan
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 14, 2016

In Franklin County, from 2009 to 2013, there were 25 traffic fatalities on county roads and city streets.

New Principal At WHS Named
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 14, 2016

The new principal at Washington High School is a familiar face — Dr. Kelle McCallum, who currently serves as associate principal. She will replace Dr. Frank Wood.

Jefferson Street to Close February 22 For Bridge Project
Missourian — Posted on Sunday February 14, 2016

Jefferson Street,  just south of Eighth Street, will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 22, for a major bridge replacement project. 

Eagles Qualify 7 For State, Tying School Record
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Sullivan will be sending seven wrestlers to the Class 2 state wrestling meet next weekend in Columbia. That ties the school record, but the Eagles nearly shattered it Saturday at the District 1 tournament at Ste. Genevieve. Kale Dudley (145), Dalton Ward (160), Chris Schreit (170) and Austin Schaefferkoetter (285) all placed fourth. Bradley Tourville […]

St. Bridget Parish Kicks Off Beyond Sunday Campaign
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

More than 100 people, including parishioners, visiting priests and St. Louis Archdiocese respresentatives, attended the Sunday Block 2 Campaign kickoff in the St. Bridget of Kildare School gymnasium J

Police Suspect Arson in Union Fires
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Union police suspect a serial arsonist has set fire to five abandoned buildings within the past month.

School District Has Two Snow Days to Make Up
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Due to poor road conditions, namely secondary roads, subdivisions and turnarounds, the Washington School District was closed Thursday.

Board to Vote on Permit Requests, Bylaw Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Meramec Aggregates is once again seeking a conditional use permit to mine sand and gravel.

Female Swing Band To Perform in Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

To celebrate Women’s History Month in March, the Pacific Library will host the Queens of Swing.

School Officials Not In Favor of Civics Exam
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Local school officials aren’t in favor of a proposed bill that would require Missouri high school students to pass a civics exam similar to the U.S. naturalization test in order to graduate.

Union City Hall Upgrades Under Review — No Immediate Plans
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Union officials have resumed decades-old talks about renovations to city hall to better accommodate those who use the auditorium, specifically handicapped people.

New Splash Park Plan Conserves Water
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

The latest plans for a splash park at the Veterans Memorial Park should conserve water and may be less costly to operate than the initial model.

County Sales Taxes Net Over $18 Million
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Franklin County’s three sales taxes brought in more than $18 million in 2015.

Mayor: No Buyouts for Flood Victims
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

The city of Pacific has no plans to ask FEMA to buyout properties damaged in the December flood as it did in 2008, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Core Restructuring Group Sets Priorities
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

The Washington Core Restructuring Committee has established 12 priorities for 2016.

Pacific Lions Club To Host Breakfast
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

The Pacific Lions Club will host its 64th annual pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 28.

St. Clair Teen Killed in Crash
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

A St. Clair teenager was killed on Friday night in a one-vehicle accident on North Commercial Avenue north of Highway TT.

Majority of R-XIII Administrators Get Contracts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Six St. Clair R-XIII School District administrators received new contract offers from the board of education on Thursday. The board unanimously recommended extending the offers for the 2016-17 academi

R-XIII to Have One Assistant Superintendent
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Superintendent Mike Murphy’s chain of command for the St. Clair R-XIII School District for the 2016-17 academic year includes only one assistant superintendent after the board of education accepted a

County Seeking TIP Grant For Ridge Road Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Franklin County will begin the process of seeking a federal grant to replace the Ridge Road bridge, located north of Sullivan.

Highway YY Bridge to Be Replaced This Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

A major bridge and resurfacing project on Highway YY in Franklin County is scheduled for this summer.

Street Vacation Policy Goes to Aldermen
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

About one month after it first asked them to review it, the St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board again will ask the aldermen to take a look at the proposed street right of way vacation policy — and thi

New Haven Police Seek Suspect, Motive in Assault
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

An assault Thursday morning in New Haven left police with more questions than answers.

ECC President Leads Discussion on Education Issues
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

As president of East Central College and the Missouri Community College Presidents and Chancellors Council, Dr. Jon Bauer spent the better part of this week discussing critical education issues with t

District Has Second Snow Day Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

While most students celebrate snow days, Union School District Superintendent Steve Weinhold knows parents aren’t always in on the celebration — which is why making the call to cancel school is not an

Fire Results in Heavy Damage to Home, Office
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

Local attorney Michael Clark escaped possible serious injury Tuesday when flames ripped through the first floor of his home/office.

St. Louis Man Arrested; Found With Items Stolen in Sullivan
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

On Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, the Sullivan Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Little Caesar’s restaurant located at 310 Park Ridge Road for a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim had discovered someone had entered her parked SUV and stolen her purse. The purse contained various items including two […]

Eagles Win U-City Invitational, Set Sights On Districts
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Sullivan finished off the regular season the same way they began it — with a championship. The University City Invitational on Feb. 6 closed the book on what has been one of the program’s most successful to date. Sullivan won three tournament championships and went 23-10 overall. Bradley Tourville (113), Dalton Secrest (126), Trevor Key […]

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Wife In Bourbon Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A man is in custody after his wife claimed he shot her at a Bourbon residence Tuesday night. Authorities apprehended the suspect Wednesday as he was leaving his house, carrying survival gear to his vehicle. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges by the prosecuting attorney. According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Man Arrested, Charged After Firing Gun At Tractor Trailer
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A Sullivan man accused of firing a gun at a tractor trailer parked at Flying J Tuesday night has been arrested and charged with with first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Andrew S. Gibson, 21, Sullivan, is being held on a $100,000 bond. Police […]