Area News

Kander Opposed to Early Voting Measure
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander opposes a six-day early voting period that will be on the ballot for voters to decide in November.

No Capital Projects Included In Parks Department Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The Washington Parks Department won’t be doing any major projects within the next year.

United Way About Halfway to Goal
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

With just over a week remaining in the campaign, the Franklin County Area United Way has raised about $511,345 in gifts and pledges — about 49 percent of its goal of $1,030,000.

Worker Charged With Theft
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

A woman working at a nursing facility is charged with theft/stealing of more than $500 but less than $25,000 after she fraudulently used the debit card number of a resident there. The charge is considered a Class C felony. Merissa Enke, Cuba, allegedly rang up more than $600 worth of food and hotel rooms at […]

Borgia to Host Open House Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will hold an open house this Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 2 p.m.

Washington Approves Rezoning for Duplexes on Olive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

There were no objections Monday night to approve a rezoning and subdivision plat for eight new residential units on vacant property at Olive and Main streets.

Pacific Chamber Seeks Partner for Fundraiser
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce is putting together plans for the third annual Pianos for a Purpose by seeking a partner that will receive half the profits from the fundraising dinner.

Guardrails Installed Near Two Schools
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Guardrails meant to protect children from vehicles veering into the playground have been installed at two schools on West Osage.

Steamboat Financial Group Marks 20 Years
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Steamboat Financial Group, Inc., Washington, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.

Baker Outspending Griesheimer in Presiding County Commissioner Race
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Committees representing Franklin County candidates seeking office in the Nov. 4 general election recently filed campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Disclosure Reports Filed by Senate Candidate Groups
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Campaign finance committee reports for local candidates seeking seats in the state Senate were recently filed.

Meramec Valley District Employs 29 Bus Drivers
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The school transportation system was the latest Meramec Valley R-III School District program to be reviewed by school board members in the new reporting platform.

Safety Books Put in District Classrooms
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The best defense students and teachers have in an emergency is knowledge, according to members of the Meramec Valley R-III School District safety committee.

New Playground Pavilion Installation Will Begin Soon
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

By the end of October the All-Abilities Playground should be finally finished.

City Hall Entrance, Steps to Be Replaced
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Union City Hall will undergo a face-lift next year that includes a new entranceway.

Borgia Seniors Take Part in Service Day
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School seniors last week participated in the first Borgia and Beyond service day.

Boxer-shorts rebel caught in tent
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

SULLIVAN - On Oct. 18, 2014 at about 10:11 p.m. a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the Sullivan area, but the vehicle fled. The pursuit went into Crawford C

Sullivan Knights of Columbus Donate to Special Olympics
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

SULLIVAN - At their October meting, the Sullivan Knights of Columbus donated $985 to Special Olympics Missouri.

Five Photojournalists Will Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Five outstanding photojournalists will be inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame during a program here Thursday evening.

Downtown to Host Holiday House Tour
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Downtown Washington Inc. wants residents to “save the date” for this year’s Holiday House Tour set for Sunday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Union Chamber to Present New Awards
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new slate of awards this year to recognize businesses.

For rent: Newly updated home in Sullivan. 3 bdrm., 2 bath
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

For rent: Newly updated home in Sullivan. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. Basement, att. carport, fenced yard. With appliances, all electric. Nice neighborhood, close to school. $725 a month. 314-369-0010 or 314-496-7249. ____________________c24-27

Franklin County Okays 911 Projects Amid Funding Issues
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

While funding concerns have surrounded Franklin County’s 911 emergency communication system, two projects were approved Tuesday.

Pumpkin Palooza This Saturday Downtown
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

An all-day Halloween festival for children and families featuring a candy crawl, pumpkin games, hayrides and even a witchhunt will take place this Saturday in Downtown Washington.

Complaint Filed With Ethics Panel
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

St. Clair resident Bob Fawe, who on Monday for the third straight time during a board of aldermen meeting spoke against how the city conducts its business, has filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethi

St. Clair’s Halloween Party Set for Saturday Afternoon 
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Boo Bash, St. Clair’s annual Halloween party, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the small pavilion in Orchard Park.

R-XIV Part of Crisis Training
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Lonedell R-XIV School District Principal Sue Emmons was part of a 10-member contingent that traveled to Denver, Colo., earlier this month to take part in a special school intruder workshop and forum.

SCHS Honors ‘Thankful’ VIPs
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

St. Clair High School’s first quarter Very Important People nominees were encouraged to be thankful when they were recognized last Thursday.

Teaching Fire Education At Sullivan Elementary
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

SHS Football Team Receives Tin Man Award
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014