Area News

City Considering Beet Juice to Pretreat Roads
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Beet juice could soon help Washington clear its streets during snowy weather.

Sheriff Toelke Thanks Citizens for Support
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, who announced he is retiring after his current term, said he appreciates how Franklin County citizens have supported his department and deputies over the years.

Board Approves Playground Equipment Installation Work
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Three new pieces of playground equipment will be installed at Washington West Elementary.

Group Takes Concerns To R-XI Board
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

A group of parents and educators is suggesting the development of several teams to address accountability and other concerns within the district.

Pacific Partnership Closes Out Busy Year
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Pacific Partnership closed out its busiest year in its 14-year history, flush from the success of new projects and the introduction of new leaders.

Ambulance, Fire District Hold Joint Toy Drive
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Meramec Ambulance District and Boles Fire Protection District hosted their annual First Responder Toy Drive Dec. 6.

Teen Nominated for Scholarships
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Washington School Board Wednesday night voted to recommend senior Jamielee Buenemann as the district’s MSBA Belcher Scholarship applicant.

Park Board Endorses Contract
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Washington Park Board agreed to back a plan to continue a mowing contract with Scheer Lawn & Landscape.

Senior Center to Benefit From Pianos for a Purpose
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Tri-County Senior Center will benefit from the Chamber of Commerce’s first fundraising event of 2015.

Candidates File for City, School Board Election
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Filing for the 2015 municipal election kicked off Dec. 16 as candidates filed for open seats on the Pacific Board of Aldermen and Meramec Valley School Board.

Man Dies Following Collision — First Fatal Wreck of Year
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

A Franklin County man died Sunday night from injuries he suffered that morning in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Highway 100 near the east city limits.

Vehicle Fire on Highway H
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Sullivan firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Highway H around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. No injuries and no information at this time.

Police Respond to Shots Fired in Home
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Washington police and Franklin County deputies responded Friday afternoon to a home in the 800 block of Roberts Street to a report of shots fired in a home.

Agape House Continues to Be a Gift
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

During this holiday season, the Agape House in St. Clair is celebrating its 30th year of assisting local individuals and families, and statistics showing the impact of the ministry are nothing short o

Six Funds Add Up to Create St. Clair's Budget
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Editor’s note: Second of a two-part series centering on the 2015 St. Clair budget.

New Haven District Gets $33,000 Surprise
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

In these times of tight budgets for many public school districts, New Haven Superintendent Kyle Kruse had some good news for his board of education last Wednesday night.

Proposed Business Gets Packaged Liquor License 
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Rural St. Clair residents Billy and Cindy Brown are one step closer to getting their proposed new convenience store up and running after the city approved a liquor license for the business.

Clark Street Cafe & Bakery Celebrates
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Sullivan MFA Co-Op Under New Management
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle Sullivan MFA Co-op 301 has been under new management since Nov. 1, as local resident Rick Hofstetter was elected to manage the 92-year-old Sullivan business. Hofstetter comes from a farming life and a career as in construction as he left his employment with Bloomsdale Excavating to accept the position with MFA. […]

Sullivan Woman Held On $75,000 Bond After Attempted Hotel Robbery
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle A 54-year-old Sullivan woman was held in the Franklin County Jail on $75,000 bond after she attempted to rob a local hotel on Monday night, Dec. 8. Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson reported that at 8:37 p.m. Monday, Trina J. Vittetoe, 54, Sullivan, allegedly entered the office of the Family Motor […]

Vandals Cause $10,000 In Damage To Country Club
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Sullivan Police are seeking public information into what has been determined in excess of $10,000 in damages to the Sullivan Country Club this past week. According to authorities, they were contacted by the Sullivan Golf Course, 1 Country Club Dr. at 8:38 a.m. Fri., Dec. 12 for reported vandalism. The Golf Course reported that vandals […]

Alleged Drunk Driver Cause Of Fatality Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A Hermann woman lost her life in an accident that occurred on Hwy. 100, west of Route E Sat., Dec. 13 at 6:45 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident was caused when Raymond D. Paille, 31, Union, was driving a 2007 Ford Edge and traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. Head […]

Man Injured In Accident Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A St. Peters man was injured in an accident that happened o Route MM at Sunset maple Drive Tues., Dec. 9 at 6:30 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2000 Kenworth Tractor operated by James E. Clawson, 49, St. Peters, traveled off the right side of the roadway […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 18 alarms for the week of Dec. 8-14. Dec. 9: 5:49 a.m., 225 Industrial Park Dr., ambulance assist. Dec. 9: 6:28 a.m., 201 E. Vine St., Apt. 12, ambulance assist. Dec. 9: 2:54 p.m., 225 Industrial Park Dr., alarm sounding. Dec. 9: 3:41 p.m., 225 Industrial Park Dr., alarm sounding. […]

Two-Car Accident Leaves Two Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A two-car accident happened in Franklin County at 6:55 p.m. Wed., Dec. 10 at Hwy. 100 at Route AT. According to a report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Linda K. Smith, 64, St. Louis, operating a 2012 Chevy Traverse and traveling eastbound on Hwy. 100, failed to stop for […]

Driver In Crash Arrested For Dwi
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

An single-vehicle accident occurring on Robertsville Rd., north of Route O, on Dec. 11 at 2:20 a.m. left the driver with injuries and an arrest. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Brittney R. Fiedler, 23, Pacific, driving a 2010 Ford Escape northbound on Robertsville Rd., failed to negotiate a curve […]

Man Dies From Injuries Suffered in Crash With Tractor-Trailer
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 21, 2014

Washington police said a Franklin County man died Sunday night from injuries he suffered that morning in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Highway 100 at Southpoint Road.

Franklin County Insurance to Rise Almost 10 Percent
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 21, 2014

Franklin County will see a 9.75 percent increase in its health insurance costs next year, according to officials.

Parks Department Eyeing New Mower, Enclosed Trailer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington Park Board gave the go-ahead to move forward with plans to buy a new mower and trailer for the parks department.

Parents File Civil Lawsuit In Son’s Death
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The family of a St. Clair teen who was killed when he was struck by a speeding car on Highway 30 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car and three other men who allegedly were