Area News

Leasburg Man Charged in Biggest Drug Seizure In Franklin County’s History
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Narcotics investigators said the arrest of a Crawford County man Tuesday has shut down a major narcotics distribution operation that targeted Franklin and several adjoining counties. With the arrest of the suspect, Steven Maserang, 29, Leasburg, investigators also made the largest seizure of narcotics in Franklin County history, according to Lt. Jason Grellner, chief of […]

Largest Seizure Of Nartocotics in Franklin County History
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

On May 5th, detectives with the MCNVCEU, which is the Franklin County Narcotics Task Force, a member of the mid-west HIDTA, working with the Sullivan Police Dept., brought a nine month investigation to a culmination with the largest seizure of narcotics in Franklin County history. Investigators working with federal counterparts from the ATF, DHS, and […]

Modular Unit Excavation Will Begin This Month
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Modular units to be placed at Central Elementary are expected to begin arriving soon, with excavation and site work tentatively scheduled to begin the week of May 18.

Washington Police Seeking Owners of Recovered Items
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Washington police are looking for the owners of recently recovered stolen property.

Man Charged in Biggest Drug Seizure in County's History
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Narcotics investigators said the arrest of a Crawford County man Tuesday has staunched a major narcotics distribution operation that targeted Franklin and several adjoining counties.

Franklin County Deputies Recover Stolen Goods
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Over the past few weeks Franklin County deputies along with investigators from Gasconade County and Washington Police have been investigating a series of burglaries along Hwy 100.  The burglaries occurred from the Villa Ridge area in to Gasconade County.  Franklin County Deputies were able to determine that some of the stolen property from these burglaries […]

VIDEO: Deputies Recover Stolen Equipment; Need Help Identifying Items
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Franklin County deputies are sorting through a large number of stolen items, mainly lawn and garden equipment, recovered Tuesday night on property near St. Clair.

City: Still No Proof of Airplane Ownership
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

A man who twice has pleaded with the St. Clair Board of Aldermen to rent hangar space at the St. Clair Regional Airport apparently cannot prove he owns a plane.

Outdoor Gear Mother’s Day Ad
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Aldermen Approve CUP for Apartment Under Business
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

The St. Clair Board of Aldermen took little time on Monday night approving a conditional use permit that allows a couple to build an apartment in the lower level of a business building.

Three Teens Charged in Vandalism
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

A full cost estimate of the damage done by vandals last week at St. Francis Borgia Grade School is still being prepared.

Sewer Line Struck During Bridge Work
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

The city of Union entered into an emergency contract to relocate a sewer line last week, which could cause delays in two major road projects.

Fifth Street Farewell Party This Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

A Fifth Street Elementary Farewell Celebration will take place this Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Council Sworn Into Office During Busy Bourbon Meeting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Bourbon City Council was officially sworn into office on Tues., Apr. 21, as Mayor Danny Skaggs, Alderman John Doherty and Alderman Mike Manwarren to their oath‚ of office during the first meeting of the newly elected council. Five different speakers were in attendance to address the council Tuesday night that […]

Eagles Rally Ahead In 6-5 Win At Hermann
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

By Ryan Storz Sullivan and Hermann swapped leads three times Monday, but it was the Eagles coming out on top. Plating three runs in the fifth inning, Sullivan won 6-5 and improved to 2-0 in the Four Rivers Conference. Much like their game against Owensville four days earlier, Sullivan (6-8) took advantage of some sloppy […]

Lonedell Backs Vote to Alter Co-Op Tuition
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Beginning this autumn, the Lonedell R-XIV School District as well as every other district that utilizes the Franklin County Cooperative, will pay a minimum of about $18,000 per student per year in tui

Sheriff’s Department Solves Alleged Abduction
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Sullivan Police and the Sheriff’s Office had reported two incidents recently where children, one in Sullivan City, and two children playing together outside of Sullivan, had reportedly been approached by a male subject in a suspicious manner. In the Sullivan case, the individual reportedly asked a female to get in his truck. The description of […]

Woodland Lakes Man Arrested In Gun, Drug Disturbance In Sullivan
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 35-year-old Woodland Lakes, Sullivan man is behind bars in the Franklin County jail and held on $35,000 bond following a disturbance in Sullivan, Sat., Apr. 25. Sullivan Police responded to the 40 block of Oak St., at 10:25 a.m. for a reported disturbance in the area. Officers arrived on the […]

First Snake Bite Reported At Missouri Baptist
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

By James B. Bartle A white male, who name, age and address, were not released was bitten by a Copperhead snake Saturday evening, Apr. 25, at 5:34 p.m. According to information obtained by the Sullivan Independent News, the man was in an unknown wooded area when he was bitten, by what he thought was a […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported blank accidents for the week of Apr. 20-26. This week’s arrest are: Apr. 20; Amber N. Fieser, 25, Union, was arrested on a Union police department warrant for a moving moving traffic violation and no insurance. Fieser was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Apr. 20; Joyce […]

Officials Respond to Tractor Trailer Off the Road in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015

A tractor trailer hauling chemicals went off road on Westlink Drive near Main Street Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Identify Leslie Drowning Victim
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

UPDATED: Franklin County authorities said a 20-year-old man died Sunday in a drowning incident in the Beaufort/Leslie area.

Free ECC Concert Set for Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

The East Central College Bands will present “The Sounds of Broadway” Tuesday, May 5, beginning with an open house at 6 p.m., at the Washington Fairgrounds main stage. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

County Issues Violation Notice After Flooding at Mobile Home Park, Official Says
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

A local company was issued a violation notice from the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Department after flooding occurred at a Villa Ridge mobile home park, an official said.

Program Will Feature Past Mayors
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

A colorful mayor who brought a public water system and volunteer fire department to the frontier town of Pacific while he still kept hogs in his backyard will be among former leaders featured in an up

ECC Softball Falcons Win Region 16 Title
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

KIRKWOOD — Taking the winner-take-all game Saturday over event host St. Louis Community College, the East Central College softball Falcons won the NJCAA Division II Region 16 title Saturday.

Senior Center, Mayor Reach Agreement on Reporting of Funds
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

The mayor and Tri-County Senior Center have reached an agreement over what expenditures need to be reported to qualify for city funds.

City Plans to Use Two Companies to Cut Grass
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

The city will split a contract for grass cutting between two bidders.

District Still Will Pay Full Health Benefit
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

By an overwhelming majority, employees in the St. Clair R-XIII School District rejected a proposal that would have capped their provided health insurance benefit and shifted money to salaries.

VIPs Told to Keep Earning Title
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

The 54 St. Clair High School students who were recognized as Very Important Persons on Thursday during a ceremony in the auditorium mark the end to another year of the Renaissance Club program that ho