Area News

Sullivan Volleyball Camp
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  The Sullivan volleyball program recently hosted a youth volleyball camp.  The camp was extremely successful with 70 participants.   Thanks to all who helped out and attended.  

Fall Practices Begin Monday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  By Ryan Storz Summer camps are over. Fall sports practices are around the corner. Practices begin Monday at Sullivan High School, the first day teams around the state can legally start.  Physicals must be turned in before student-athletes are allowed to practice and can be obtained. Jamborees will be held for the football, softball […]

Young Guns 13U Baseball Team
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  Young Guns 13U baseball team took 1st place in the 4-Rivers competetive league for the second year in a row. They also took 1st place in the end of the year league tournament.  They took 2nd place in three tournaments including a 2nd place division title in South Haven, Mississippi. They took 3rd place […]

Sullivan Kids Go To Cooperstown
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  This summer some local kids had the opportunity to play at the Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, New York, additionally they had the opportunity of bringing a local community member with them to help with umpiring.  Tony Schwarm is pictured here with the Rawlings Tigers 12U Baseball Team.  

Sullivan Public Library Merges With The Scenic Regional Library
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  The Sullivan Public Library Board of Trustees voted at their July 20 meeting to merge with the Scenic Regional Library effective Oct. 1. The Scenic Regional Library Board of Trustees accepted the request to merge at their July 21 meeting. The Sullivan Public Library will become the eighth branch of the Scenic Regional system, […]

Sullivan Police Assist Bourbon Officer With Suspect After Altercation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

‘Officer Assisted Also By Pedestrian’   By James B. Bartle It’s every officer’s worst experience, apprehending a suspect who decides to resist and have no other officers in the area. That’s just what a Bourbon Police Officer early Sunday morning, July 26, after he responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area […]

Saturday Hours Changing At Independent News
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  The Sullivan Independent News will be changing Saturday hours beginning this Saturday, Aug. 1. The new Saturday hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the advertising and news deadline remaining the same at 12 p.m. Previously, Saturday hours were from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the deadline at 12 p.m. […]

Sullivan Man Injured In Crash, Later Arrested
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  A Sullivan man was injured in an accident on Miramiguoa Drive, two-tenths of a mile west of Miramiguoa Village on Saturday evening, July 25.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert A. Ayers, 42, Sullivan,in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Ayers was […]

Commerce, Conservation Session Called a 'Success'
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

Dozens of people packed into Jesuit Hall in Downtown Washington Wednesday to take part in a one-day “think tank.”

Crossing to Close Two Days in August
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

Lafayette Street access to the Washington riverfront at the railroad tracks will be shut down to vehicles Aug. 11 and Aug. 13.

Commissioner Says Opponents’ Attorney ‘Doesn’t Know Law’
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

An attorney who accused the planning and zoning commission of violating state law “doesn’t know the law,” Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.

St. Patrick’s Rock Church to Mark 150th Anniversary
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

When 11:15 a.m. Mass is celebrated to open the annual St. Patrick’s Rock Church homecoming picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, it will mark the 150-year anniversary of Mass being held at the historic church.

Eagles Auxiliary Launch “Flocking” Fundraisers
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Dan McClain, the man famous for yard decorations, was the first Pacific resident to get flocked in the Eagles Auxiliary pink flamingo fundraising program.

Board Will Study Water Rate Hike
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

One Pacific alderman says it is time to raise the rates citizens pay for water service.

Bluegrass Bash to Benefit Riverwalk
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Organizers are putting together a bluegrass event to benefit Pacific’s Riverwalk trail project.

United Way Goal Set at $1,060,000
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way’s goal for 2015 is $1,060,000.

Festival Designation for Parade
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The city has designated a festival district for the Washington Town and Country Fair parade Sunday.

Buddies Not Bullies To Offer Social Camp
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Buddies Not Bullies will host its fifth “YOU-Niquely Social” camp Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, at N Sports Rec Center, 3010 Recreation Drive, Washington.

Departments Trying to Determine If Pool Leaking
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Parks and Recreation and Public Works staffs are trying to find the cause of water visibly running down a hill near the city pool.

Fair Shuttle Lots, Hours Announced
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Shuttle services again will be offered to the Washington Town and Country Fair.

Hinson Pleads Guilty
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, on Thursday pleaded guilty in Cole County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

City’s Stormwater System Handles Abundance of Rain
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Despite a deluge of precipitation in June and additional rainfall in July, the city experienced very few, if any, stormwater-related issues.

City: Street Vacation Policies Needed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The city has put the brakes on speeding through any property vacation requests, including one that had been on the table for a couple of months.

Shooting Linked to Drug Deal
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Investigators said a drive-by shooting early Thursday outside St. Clair apparently stemmed from a drug deal gone bad.

Local Man Kills Self During Police Standoff
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

A more than two-hour police standoff Thursday at a Washington apartment complex ended when a man killed himself, authorities said.

Sporlan Wins ACHR News Dealer Design Awards
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Washington-based business, Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 12th annual Dea

Approve Change in Audit Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

In spite of assurances that the bid from one auditing firm would save the city money, Mayor Jeff Palmore asked aldermen to add $5,000 to the previously approved amount, saying one item had not been in

Citizens Barred From Commenting on Certain Agenda Item
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Two citizens will no longer be allowed to speak about a certain agenda item during the public comment portion of county commission meetings, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said Tuesday