Area News

WHS Teachers Share How They’re Using Technology at School Board Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Each month, Washington School Board members will hear from educators on how they are using technology in the classrooms as part of the district’s iBelieve initiative.

Metcalf, Carroll Vie For Recorder Seat
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Two newcomers will face off for the Franklin County recorder of deeds position in the Nov. 4 general election — Jennifer Metcalf and Judy Carroll.

Mayor Wants To Expand Brush Pickup
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Talks are in progress to beef up the city’s brush pickup policy, which would involve collecting more brush and distributing free mulch to citizens.

Ron Tobben Insurance Merges With Wilson & Co.
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Insurance agent Ron Tobben recently joined Wilson & Co. Insurance, Washington.

Fifth Annual Coat Drive Gets Underway Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

In just four years, over 6,000 coats have been collected and distributed in Franklin County thanks to the Warners’ Warm Up drive.

Smith, Alferman Vie For State House Seat
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

A former educator and a state capital executive assistant both are vying for the 61st District House seat in the Nov. 4 general election.

City Seeks to Fill Five Open Positions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore is trying to fill five positions at city hall to direct day-to-day operations of the city.

Bollmann, Curtman Face Off in State House Race
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Two candidates are seeking the House District 109 seat in the state Legislature in next Tuesday’s Nov. 4 election.

Schatz, Klinedinst Face Off for State Senate Seat
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The race for the 26th District Missouri Senate seat features two candidates who weren’t expecting to challenge each other for the seat earlier this year.

Bernstein Seeks Third Term As Circuit Judge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

As your associate judge, I am proud of what I have accomplished over the past 8 years: • Ensuring violent and dangerous criminals are off our streets and brought swiftly to justice, and requiring weekly drug testing for criminal defendants. • Increasing the collection of fines from $102,000 to $185,000 per year. • Speeding up […]

School District to Host Several Veterans Day Programs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The Washington School District will host a number of Veterans Day programs this year. The largest one will be at the high school.

Ameren Has New Bill Format
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Ameren Missouri has unveiled its new monthly energy bill for customers.

Franklin County Commission Candidates Share Views
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

There are two candidates running for Franklin County presiding commissioner in next Tuesday’s Nov. 4 general election.

New Trail Being Discussed as Alternative to Riverfront Trail
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

With construction of the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River impacting the Rotary Riverfront Trail, the city may consider adding a new trail.

New Storm Drain Could End Basement Flooding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Drilling under the railroad tracks to accommodate a large storm drain pipe could end years of basement flooding on St. Louis Street, officials have been told.

SFBRHS Will Kick Off Next Phase of Drive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has raised just over $1.6 million toward its $2.5 million goal to build an activity center and increase its endowment.

Big Crowds Turn Out For Pumpkin Palooza
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s Saturday, the third annual Pumpkin Palooza drew big crowds to Downtown Washington.

Officials Hope Part Of Trail Can Stay Open While New Bridge Is Built
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer, continues to work on details about how equipment and materials will be staged during construction of a new Missouri River bridge at Washington.

Students Collect $1,045 in Second Door-to-Door Drive
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

A second, smaller door-to-door drive held last Wednesday for the United Way brought in $1,045.

Numbers Down Slightly in Union School District’s PAT Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The number of families served through the Union School District’s Parents as Teachers program was down 11 percent in terms of families served during the 2013-14 school year when compared to the previo

Civil War Event This Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) and Meramec Valley History Museum will co-host a Civil War exhibit at Pacific City Hall this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets Still Available for Chamber Business Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual breakfast business meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Knights of Columbus, lower level.

No Increase in Union's Early Special Ed Enrollment
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The number of students participating in the Early Childhood Special Education program remained the same last year as the previous year.

Monsterfest Friday In Downtown Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on Monsterfest, a Halloween trick-or-treat event, to take place on Halloween, this Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

New Trash Schedule Begins Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Changes begin next week to the city’s trash and recycling schedule.

Community Invited to Take Part in Union School District Survey
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

With a goal of including all stakeholders in the Union School District’s strategic planning process, district officials are asking community members to complete a short survey.

McEuen Slotted To Become Water And Streets Supervisor
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By Jeff Tolle The Bourbon Board of Aldermen have named Mark McEuen to become the Acting Supervisor of the Bourbon Water and Streets Department Supervisor. He replaces long-time City employee Monty Todd who resigned last month. This action was taken during a discussion by the City Council during a special emergency meeting of the Board […]

Meramec Community Mission Challenge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A couple of years ago, First State Community Bank had a little fun with their annual Rooftop Food drive for the Meramec Community Mission. The designs were fun for the employees to create, and they also helped create community awareness for the important work this mission does for our town and the surrounding area. The […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

Sullivan Police made twelve arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Oct. 13-19. This week’s arrests were: Oct. 13; Tyler A. Fryer, 21, was arrested for alleged assault in the third degree and unlawful use of a weapon. Fryer was held in the Sullivan jail and warrants from Franklin County charging Fryer […]

St. Clair Woman Injured Wednesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A St. Clair woman received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Route AD at Bend School Lane, Wed., Oct. 15, at 7:47 a.m., in Franklin County. The accident occurred when Allison J. Ridenhour, 23, St. Clair, operating an eastbound 1999 Dodge Ram, slid off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Ridenhour, […]