Area News

Council Approves Renewal of Library Service Agreement
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Washington City Council Monday night approved the renewal of a cooperative service agreement between the Washington Public Library and the Scenic Regional Library.

Sheriff Says Release Plan Could Save Space in Jail
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

To reduce the county jail population, the Franklin County Commission may approve a pretrial release program that releases inmates while they await court dates.

Super 8 Motel Is Now Under New Ownership
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Washington Super 8 Motel, located at 2081 Eckelkamp Court, was purchased this month by Ayan Patel.

Sullivan School District Apologizes For Girls’ Actions 
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Sullivan School District is “sincerely apologetic” for the actions of a dozen high school senior girls who wore black-face paint during a powderpuff football tournament on its athletic field earli

Franklin County Has Seven Homicide Cases
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

With Sunday’s double murder in Pacific, there now are seven local homicide cases making their way through the Franklin County court system.

Street Crews Have Easy Time With First Snow
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The first winter weather test for Washington road crews wasn’t much of a challenge.

Free Community Turkey Dinner to Be Served Thanksgiving
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

A free turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served Thursday, Nov. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria, 225 Cedar St. in Washington.

Holiday House Tour To Feature Nine Stops — Advance Tickets on Sale Now
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

People can save $5 if they purchase their tickets in advance for the Holiday House Tour, sponsored by Downtown Washington Inc.

Commission Squares Off With Recorder Over Pay, Positions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The recorder of deeds office squared off with the Franklin County Commission in a budget discussion Monday over pay and staffing levels.

A Few Spots Open for Holiday Parade of Lights
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

A few spots remain for the annual Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Washington.

Prosecutor Has Not Reviewed Cemetery Records Report Yet
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

In an attempt to retrieve the city cemetery records from former sexton Alan Bruns, Mayor Jeff Palmore filed a police report listing the records as stolen.

Board Wants Stormwater Study
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

If members of the operations committee have their way, the city will find a solution to years of stormwater woes for St. Louis Street property owners.

U.S. Silica to Expand Its Pacific Operations
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

U.S. Silica plans to make a $33 million expansion to its Pacific mining facilities that would double production here.

Focus Group Wants Students College, Career Ready
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

Close to 50 people turned out for the Washington School District’s first meeting of its newly formed Focus Group 4 — Pathways to Success: Ensuring All Students Are College or College Ready.

Public Works Debates South Service Expansions
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Expanding water service south of the Washington city limits to a new proposed senior development won’t be a problem for the city.

Homestead Permit Approved
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Owners of The Homestead at Hickory View retirement center have been given the green light to proceed with plans to renovate and expand the facility in Washington.

Pretreating Roads Saves County From Big Issues
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Pretreatment of potential trouble spots helped Franklin County avoid any major problems during last weekend’s snow.

Council Okays Street Sealing Change Order — Firm Granted Extension
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Washington City Council members Monday night approved a change order to a contract for concrete repairs and pavement sealing on city streets.

Citizens Bank Names New Board Members
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Citizens Bank recently announced four new members to its board of directors — David Engelbrecht, John Kleekamp, Greg Hoberock and Kurt Voss.

School Calendar Has Six Built-In Snow Makeup Days
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

While the weekend snowstorm had potential to wreak havoc for the Union School District, “it worked out well,” according to Superintendent Steve Bryant.

SFBRHS Participating in Survey
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School students are again participating in Speak Up, a national online survey.

City Crews Ready for Winter
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

City officials said they are well prepared regardless of how much winter precipitation falls this year.

City Plans to Get More Aggressive on Weeds
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Property owners who fail to keep grass and weeds cut below the 7-inch maximum beginning next spring will face faster action and tougher penalties, according to city officials.

Volunteers Needed to Sort Coats This Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

More volunteers are needed this Saturday to help sort coats collected as part of Warners’ Warm-Up.

City Extends Airport Pact With Consultant
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Despite the objection of longtime St. Clair area resident and former airport tenant Gib Hoffman, the St. Clair Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance that renews the city’s contract with it

Roof Top Food Drive Raises $5,129 For Mission Along With 2,679 Pounds Of Food
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

The Annual Meramec Community Mission Rooftop Food Drive was held in downtown Sullivan Friday raising some $5,129 in cash donations and over 2,679 pounds of food and another 2,579 food items collected, not weighed for the mission. The annual event was broadcast by KTUI Radio AM1560 and FM102.1, and Fidelity Cable. John Rice, Meramec Community […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Staff Sergeant Arlen Helton By Kelly Rose Arlen Helton, a kid of 18, from a family of 14 brothers and sisters, was drafted into the Army in 1943. At that time, he was working to help build Ft. Leonard Wood and also, worked on a dairy farm in New Haven, when the military requested his […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Army PFC Glen King By James B. Bartle It’s been more than a decade since Sullivan resident Glen King suffered a career military injury while serving his country but his love for the service has never left. King is a 1993 graduate of Bourbon High School and entered the United States Army in 1995, however […]

Veteran of the Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

By Kelly Rose Thomas W. Stout, originally from St. Louis, voluntarily enlisted in the Navy in the year of 1948. “I wanted to go into the Navy because I had uncles that were in during World War II,” Stout said. Stout began his military experience with 4 months of boot camp in Great Lakes, IL […]

Veteran Of The Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

By Kelly Rose Samuel D. Miller was called into action in 1943 to serve 35 months in the branch of the military called the Tank Destroyers, during World War II, leaving his job at a dairy processing plant in Chambersburg, PA. Miller “did everything” that was involved in pasteurizing the milk that came in from […]