Area News

City Of Sullivan Mayor Dennis Watz Issues Dysautonomia Awareness Month Proclamation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Mayor Dennis Watz recently issued a proclamation recognizing  October 2016 as “Dysautonomia  Awareness  Month” in the City of Sullivan. Danette Batson, a Dysautonomia  International volunteer residing in Missouri who requested the proclamation, shared, “Due to the lack of knowledge about this disease, it took five years of being completely  horizontal to get a proper diagnosis. […]

Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals At Purina Farms
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Purina Pro Plan incredible dog challenge national finals will be held at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO, on Fri., Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p..m. and on Sat., Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This premier canine sporting event features an array of dog breeds competing in several “Olympic-style” events, […]

New Rock Cemetery Workday Scheduled For Saturday, Oct. 1
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

The Springer families are scheduling another work day at the New Rock Cemetery. During the last work day on May 7, 2016, we repaired and leveled numerous stones, but did not finish. If there is enough helpers that day, they will attempt to get more stones leveled and straightened. Please, they need help! They need […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Sept. 3; 8 p.m., 636 Taylor St., alarm sounding. Sept. 3; 11:01 p.m., 210 Miller St. alarm sounding. Sept. 4: 5:10 p.m., Park Ridge Rd., ambulance assist. Sept. 5: 12:19 a.m., Project Rd. and Sullivan Bottom Rd.,  mutual aid. Sept. 5: 10:32 a.m., 28000 Hwy. 185, mutual aid. Sept. 5 12 p.m.: 431 Russell Rd., […]

Sullivan Police Department Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

The Sullivan Police Department made 15 arrests in the City of Sullivan during the week of September 19-25. These arrests are not included in other Sullivan Police articles. This weeks arrests were: Sept. 20; Thomas F. Coleman, 58, Leasburg, was arrested on a Phelps County warrant for alleged possession of dangerous drugs and a Sullivan […]

Bourbon Lady Warhawks Fall To Viburnum Lady Blue Jays
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

By Dustin Gerding The Bourbon Lady Warhawks took on the Viburnum Lady Bluejays on Thurs., Sept. 15 at home.  JV lost with scores of 18-25 and 26-28; Varsity lost scoring 12-25 and 7-25.   The Lady Warhawks Junior Varsity statistics include: sophomores Kayla Burchard with one ace; Marissa Barnett with two aces; freshman Trinity Gould […]

Ozark Regional Library Welcomes New Youth Librarian
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

By Ryan Storz The Ozark Regional Library has welcomed Kelsey Fitzgerald as its new youth librarian. Fitzgerald began her role on Sept. 1 and travels to all seven branches of the Ozark system, including Bourbon, Cuba, Steelville, Viburnum, Ironton, Fredericktown and Annapolis. It’s a lot of traveling for Fitzgerald, who is new to the regional […]

Sullivan Swept By Hillsboro
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

By Ryan Storz Sullivan was in firm control of Thursday’s game against Hillsboro, but the Lady Hawks mounted a comeback and never looked back, sweeping Sullivan in two sets. Hillsboro won 25-21, 25-16 in non-league action, which sent the Lady Eagles to their third straight loss. Head coach Sarah Rochleau said Sullivan couldn’t recover after […]

Purvis Strikes Out Nine In Victory Over Jefferson
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

By Ryan Storz Sullivan pounded out 12 hits, Addison Purvis struck out nine and the Lady Eagles cruised to a 6-2 victory Thursday over Jefferson. Sullivan (11-8) fell behind 1-0 in the first inning, but overtook Jefferson with a three-run third inning. The Eagles added two runs in the fifth and one run in the […]

St. Anthony School – Washington, DC Or Bust!
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

The 8th grade students began raising money last spring for their upcoming trip to Washington, DC in January.  On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, they will have their second Rummage Sale. “The Pro-Life trip is going to be awesome!” the 8th graders chatter, as they sort through donated items.  “I hope we […]

Gifted Program Keeps Evolving for Students
Missourian — Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Gifted students tackle tougher subjects than the majority of their classmates because they can, according to Kyle Walz, Meramec Valley R-III School District Odyssey coordinator.

Suspect Arrested in Connection With Fire at St. Clair Church
Missourian — Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

The St. Clair Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a break-in and fire at Roots Church early Monday morning.St. Clair police and fire departments were dispatched to Roots Church at 335 N. Commercial early Monday morning in…

Ziglin Signs to Host Tours for Students - Part of Sign Manufacturing Day
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

Ziglin Signs, Washington, will participate in Sign Manufacturing Day in October, designed to showcase careers in the sign, graphics and visual communications industries.

May Use Grant to Pave West Main, Westlink Drive
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

The city of Washington plans to use federal grant funds to pave two roads in conjunction with the major Bluff Road improvement project.

Students Collect Over $5,000 in Door Drive - Mail-In Donations Will Boost Total
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

More than 200 high school students, wearing bright green T-shirts and carrying brochures, canvassed the Washington community Wednesday afternoon collecting donations for the Franklin County Area United Way campaign.

Some Taxing Entities Have Major Debt
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

Despite the higher assessed valuation of schools and cities in Franklin County, and the somewhat rosy financial forecast, many taxing entities are still carrying massive debt from borrowing and bond issuances.

Safe Location Needed For History Collection
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

Alderman Carol Johnson wants the city to find a permanent home for history memorabilia and papers that were removed from the Meramec Valley History Museum building when the building was sold.

Bardot Street Improvement Plans Have Been Put on Hold
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Plans to make improvements to Bardot Street from Highway 30 to Springfield have been put on hold for now.

City, Sports Leaders To Discuss Field Use
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Union parks and recreation officials soon will begin working with youth sports leaders to hash out field schedules in preparation for the opening of the Veterans Memorial Park next year.

Outstanding Bonds to Be Refinanced
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The Meramec Valley School District approved a “go to market” resolution to refund $5.4 million in outstanding general obligations bonds and issue new bonds.

Sinkhole Project Grows in Size, Cost
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The city is moving forward with plans to repair a giant sinkhole that occurred Sept. 9 when a sewer line collapsed, but who is responsible to cover the damage is uncertain.

Washington School Board May Change ’16 Tax Levy
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The Washington School Board will hold a second public hearing Wednesday night to set the property tax levy for 2016-17 due to misinformation received from Franklin County.

Pacific Calls for More SO2 Monitors at Labadie Plants - Sends Resolution to EPA
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Pacific aldermen passed a resolution Sept. 20 calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require sulfur dioxide monitors surrounding the Labadie power plant to be placed where highest levels of pollutants can be detected.

I-44 Trucking and Wrecker Service Does a ‘Risky Recovery’ - Job Featured in National Magazine
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Mark Robbins doesn’t just use his “zip line” for an amusement ride at the St. Clair Fall Festival.

Police: No Trespassing Near Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The city of Washington erected No Trespassing signs Friday on fences blocking the Rotary Riverfront Trail from the new Highway 47 Missouri River bridge construction site.

Sheriff’s Civil Division Now in Judicial Center - Moves From Sheriff’s Office
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

According to state statute, there are two mandated services a sheriff must provide, a jail and a civil process division.

Area Man Buys Drug-Testing Kit Company
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

When Mike Peterson of St. Clair suspected his son Ben had a drug problem years ago, he and his wife did everything they could to help him.

Plaintiffs Suing County Request New Judge - After Sanctions Ordered Last Month
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Two plaintiffs suing Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent are asking for a change of judge after Associate Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger imposed monetary sanctions on the men and denied several of their motions at a hearing in July.

Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn - Trial Was Set for Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

After five years of court appearances and plea negotiations, a child pornography case against a Sullivan man is closed.

Tool Allows Students to Report Bullying Online
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Students, parents, employees and volunteers now have a new way to report bullying in the Union School District.