Area News

Controversy Over Check Signing Unresolved by Franklin County Officials
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

There are still unresolved issues at the Franklin County Government Center over the process used to electronically apply signatures to checks.

Area Farmers Donate Open Class Market Hogs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Ten market hogs shown in the 2014 open class competition at the Washington Fair were donated to various charities in the area.

Franklin County Hired to Provide Inmate Health Services
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Franklin County is changing the way it delivers inmate health services.

Washington to Seek Camp Bridge Bids
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The city plans to seek bids in September to construct a new Camp Street bridge over Busch Creek.

City of Washington Okays New Task Force Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Washington City Council members have approved joining with other cities and counties in reforming the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Superintendent Welcomes Staff, Offers Advice
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer emphasized the importance of building relationships and being advocates for students during opening ceremonies for staff, held this past Frid

United Way to Host Second Agency Tour September 11
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

The Franklin County Area United Way will host a second agency tour Thursday, Sept. 11.

Franklin County May Net More Money With Online Auction Service
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 21, 2014

Franklin County may recoup more money by using an online auction service to get rid of outdated equipment and other property.

Two Men Charged With Pacific Church Break-Ins
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Two Franklin County men were charged with burglary following two church break-ins in Pacific last year.

Eureka Emergency Agencies Offer CERT Training Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

The Eureka EMA, Eureka Fire District and Eureka Police Department will present a CERT training program that teaches basic community emergency response in September and October.

Group Delivers 11,272 Trail Support Letters to Ameren
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Representatives from the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. delivered 11,272 trail support letters to Ameren headquarters in St. Louis on Thursday, Aug. 14

Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop to be held Thursday, Aug. 21 near Sullivan
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Landowners will learn practical ways to restore these valuable natural systems to their land. Franklin Co. Mo—Landowners who want to improve glades and woodlands on their property will have the opportunity to learn from natural resource experts at a Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m.  The workshop will […]

UPDATE: County SWAT Team Called to Ferguson
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

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St. Clair’s ACT Scores Up Sharply
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

St. Clair High School students who took the ACT college-entry exam posted the highest average score in several years in 2014 and tallied the same composite as the state average.

Lonedell to Watch Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Superintendent Jen Ulrich believes the Lonedell R-XIV School District should be able to keep its tax rate the same this year, but she also is keeping her options open just in case.

Sullivan Aware That KKK May Visit Vicinity
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Sullivan officials don’t know for sure whether members of a Ku Klux Klan organization will be conducting a fundraiser in or around their city this weekend, but they have been working with law enforcem

Three Charged in Series Of Burglaries, Thefts
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Two men and a woman are facing felony charges in connection with a series of recent burglaries in Franklin County, authorities said.

Stanton Man Injured In North Service Rd. Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

A 20-year-old Stanton man received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident at 3215 Lollar Branch Rd. and the North Service Rd. Fri., Aug. 8, at 11:35 a.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Corby J. Williamson, 20, Stanton, operating a northbound 2001 Dodge Stratus, attempted to make a left turn onto […]

Manufacturer Reports Copper Theft
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Sullivan Police are investigating the theft of 600 pounds of copper from a local manufacturer Tues., Aug. 5. According to Sullivan Police, SDC, 945 Franklin St. reported at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday that someone had removed 600 pounds of copper from the plant’s rear dock area. Sullivan Police ask that anyone with information into this theft […]

Two Children Among Four Sullivan Residents Injured Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Two children along with two adults, all from Sullivan, received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 185 South, just north of Meramec State Park, Sat., Aug. 9, at 7:40 p.m. The accident occurred when a northbound 2008 Saturn Outlook, operated by Alexander A. Fimand, 35, Bloomington, IL, crossed the center line of the […]

Wrong-Way Driver Takes Out Five Vehicles, Four People Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

‘Wrong Way Driver Fatally Injured’ A wrong-way driver caused a five vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 44 at the 233.2 mile marker, Wed., Aug. 6, at 4:35 a.m. The accident left the wrong-way driver fatally injured and injured three others. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Roy T. Blair, 75, Richmond […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 12 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Aug. 4-10. This week’s arrests are: Aug. 5; Ryan M. Mason, 23, Robertsville, was arrested on the patrol charge of felony possession of a controlled substance, 4 counts, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Mason […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Sullivan Police made eight arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Aug. 4-10. This week’s arrests were: Aug. 4; Kody A. Janish, 27, was arrested on a Crawford County warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charges of non-moving traffic violation and moving traffic violation. Janish was held […]

Westgate Music Under New Ownership
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

By James B. Bartle Westgate Music, 217 North Clark, is now under new ownership as former owners Jerry Thurmond and Glenn Richards have sold the business to Sam and Danielle Scott. The business has a long-time history in the City of Sullivan and was once known as SullMo Music when it was owned by the […]

NON-INJURY ACCIDENT FRIDAY
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Boat Accident Reported On River
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

A Cuba man was not injured following a boating accident on the Meramec River Sun., Aug. 10, one-and-a-half miles upstream from Onondoga Cave, in Crawford County. According to the Missouri State Water Patrol, the accident occurred at 4 p.m. when Roger L. Farrar, 49, Cuba, operating a southbound 1994 Alweld 17’ Jon Boat, struck a […]

Pipe Work in St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 18, 2014

Pasadena Avenue, especially the north end near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks and crossing, has undergone plenty of construction in recent weeks as city and other crews have laid new

Stuff The Bus fills school need
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday August 17, 2014

SULLIVAN – Fill that bus! That’s the idea behind the Sullivan School District’s annual “Stuff The Bus” event held at the local Wal-Mart store. With a tough economy and increased consumer costs, some f

Train severes man's leg near Church Street crossing
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday August 17, 2014

SULLIVAN -  On Aug. 15, 2014 at approximately 10:24 p.m., officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the area of Church Street and Main Street for a report of a pedestrian struck by a tra

Assured Building Products Now Open in Union
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 17, 2014

A new building products wholesaler, Assured Building Products LLC., has opened 77 Hi Line Drive between Washington and Union.