Area News

Park Board Still Considering New Basketball Courts
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 20, 2014

The Washington Park Board decided to continue looking into the possibility of converting tennis courts at the fairgrounds into basketball courts.

ECC Trustees Sworn In at April Board Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

An incumbent and newcomer were sworn into office at the April 15 meeting of the East Central College Board of Trustees.

Youth Job Program to Hold Recruiting Fair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

The Workforce Investment Act Youth Program will hold a recruiting/job fair Thursday, April 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. at East Central College’s Training Center, conference room A.

Horn Selected For Ag Careers Academy
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Jennifer Horn, Leslie, was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy.

Teachers May Not Need to Make Up Daysn If They Meet Hour Requirements
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Union School District teachers will be forgiven 1 1/2 days of their 180-day contracts if the can document at least 10.5 hours of work outside the classroom this school year.

Franklin County Counselor, Citizen Spar At Zoning Codes Hearing
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

A county commission hearing got heated Thursday when Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent told a local woman that he does not care what she takes offense to.

Planning Board Denies Meramec Aggregates CUP
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Meramec Aggregates won’t be dredging a 35-acre lake near St. Clair.

Kate’s Coffee House Offers Taste of ‘Small Town USA’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

A vintage Augusta home has been transformed into Kate’s Coffee House, at 5525 Walnut St.

Washington School Board Members Take Oath of Office
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Newly elected candidates for the Washington School Board were sworn into office Thursday morning at the district office.

Task Force: Drop in Large Heroin Sales
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

While the number of large-scale heroin sales appears to be dropping in Franklin County, narcotics investigators say the drug is still prevalent and always dangerous.

Transportation Sales Tax Measure Passes Committee
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.

Written Comments Still Being Accepted on Coal Ash Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

While many people attended a public hearing to oppose a coal ash landfill last week, public comments on the project still can be submitted in written form until May 22 at 5 p.m.

Landfill Appeal Hearing Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

An appeal hearing will be held Tuesday, April 22, on a controversial coal ash landfill project proposed for Labadie.

St. Clair Uncovers Some Zoning Uncertainties
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Individuals who own a home within the St. Clair city limits undoubtedly have their property zoned residential. However, as it currently stands, some individuals who own or operate a business in the ci

Lonedell Will Have to Make Budget Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Like its sister district that ends up educating some of its students after they finish eighth grade, Lonedell R-XIV may find itself in some financial hardship when work on the 2014-15 budget begins in

Aldermen OK Lowest Bid for Brush Removal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

With all of the needed discussion taking place previously, the St. Clair Board of Aldermen made quick work of passing an ordinance last week that authorizes Mayor Ron Blum to enter into a tree and bru

Pharmacy Robber Granted Probation
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Parks said he was “disappointed” in a judge’s decision to grant probation in the case of a man who pleaded guilty to robbing a pharmacy in 2012.

Bourbon police chief, court clerk resign
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

BOURBON - This small Crawford County's municipal police chief and court clerk are stepping down at the end of the month. Although Bourbon Police Chief Mike Pennock recently made news when one of his o

Washington Plan Board Tables Two Plats With Corner Lots
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Washington Planning and Zoning Commission members voted Monday night to table two preliminary plat applications while officials review a code provision regarding corner lots with frontage on two stree

Bourbon Police Chief And Court Clerk Resigns
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

By Jeff Tolle On Wednesday morning, April 16th., both Mike Pennock, Bourbon Chief of Police, and Andrea Holland, City Court Clerk, resigned their positions effective May 1st. Chief Pennock released this statement: “Due to severe budget shortfalls within the City of Bourbon, MO, I feel I can no longer properly operate the Police Department on […]

Washington Park Board to Discuss Budget Possibilities
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Before finalizing a budget, the Washington Park Board will meet Thursday night to brainstorm ideas.

Average House Price In Franklin County Less Than Five of Six Prior Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

The average house selling price in Franklin County for the first quarter of 2014 was less than what it has been for five of the six prior years.

Hearing Set For Friday in County Suit
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Franklin County is headed back to court Friday in a lawsuit a Villa Ridge man has filed over the appointment of taxpayer-funded lawyers.

Straight A students recognized in April 17 Post-Dispatch
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

SULLIVAN - For 50 years, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “A” student program has rewarded students for academic excellence.  Students in grades 9 through 12 qualify by earning an A- average or better duri

Knife threats leads to four felony charges
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

SULLIVAN - At approximately 3:49 a.m. on April 1, 2014 Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of East Springfield Road outside Sullivan in reference to a domestic involvin

Holdup Suspect Gets Probation
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

A Franklin County man charged with threatening and robbing a St. Clair area woman at gunpoint in February has been given a 10-year suspended sentence and placed on five years’ probation.

Float Entry Deadline for City's 175th Parade Extended to May 1
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

The deadline is quickly approaching to enter a float in the city’s 175th birthday parade to be held Memorial Day weekend.

County Gets Preliminary Nod for Bend Bridge Funds
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Almost $3.5 million in federal funding was given preliminary approval this week to replace the Bend Road bridge in eastern Franklin County near Pacific, officials announced Tuesday.

Deputies Kill Aggressive Dog That Charged Officer
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Franklin County deputies shot and killed a “large, aggressive” dog Monday when the animal charged an officer who was attempting to serve a search warrant.

Fire, Flooding And Road Closures Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

By James B. Bartle Torrential rains poured through Sullivan Thursday afternoon, April 3, with parts of Sullivan looking like raging rivers, a nursing home was evacuated due to a possible fire during the afternoon storms and a rescue from a flooded Elmont Rd. was just a part of a rough day for Police, Firefighters and […]