Area News

No School on Monday in St. Clair, Lonedell
Missourian — Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Because of poor road conditions, school has been canceled in both the St. Clair R-XIII and Lonedell R-XIV school districts for Monday, March 2.

Late-winter storm slams Sullivan
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - An intense winter storm rolled through east-central Missouri Saturday afternoon, dumping a half-foot of snow and paralyzing vehicle traffic along Interstate 44. The Missouri State Highway P

Home and Garden Show Coming March 14
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce and KTUI will be hosting the 2015 Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 14 from 9am-2pm at the Sullivan Eagles Hall, 1000 Acid Mine Road.

Council Set to Vote on Dispatching Agreement
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

The Washington City Council is scheduled to vote on a dispatching service agreement with the Washington Area Ambulance District at Monday’s meeting.

Sledding Fun in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

Jen and Alex Myers hit the slopes in Washington. 

Judge Continues 2011 Murder Case Again
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

The felony case of a Franklin County man accused of murdering his wife almost four years ago has been continued again.

Pre-Engineering Class to Be Offered at WHS
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

Beginning next school year, Washington High School students will have the option to take a pre-engineering class.

Sixth-Grade Is Now Part of Laptop Rollout — For Washington School District
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

Sixth-graders in the Washington School District will be included in the laptop rollout for the 2015-16 school year.

Door Prefers Voter Photo IDs at Polls
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Missouri citizens may one day have to present government-issued photo ID at the polls in order to vote.

Washington Teen Only One Hurt in I-44 Crash Resulted in Major Backup
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

A Washington teen was the only person injured in Wednesday afternoon’s rush hour crash that shut down eastbound Interstate 44 for hours and caused major traffic delays in both directions.

New County Safety Director Visits Meramec Valley
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Members of the Meramec Valley R-III School District school safety committee reviewed new directions in school safety when they met with the new Franklin County school safety director Feb. 24.

ECC Seeks Nominations For Outstanding Alumni
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

The East Central College Foundation/Alumni Office is seeking nominations for the 2015 Alumni of the Year.

OATS Has Tax Credits Available to Donors
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

OATS Inc. received an allocation of $15,000 in tax credits from the State of Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP).

City to Install Energy-Efficient Lighting Soon
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

The city of Washington may move quickly to install new energy-efficient lights in city buildings and streetlights.

Tornado Drill Set for March 3
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Eureka Deputy Fire Chief Randy Gable urges area citizens to participate in a statewide tornado drill March 3 as part of Missouri Severe Weather Awareness week — March 2-7.

Pretrial Release To Reduce Inmate Population in Jail
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Inmates who are held on minor charges and not considered a danger to the community will be freed from jail under a new county pretrial release program approved this week.

Loving Hearts Seeks Public’s Help in Stocking Shelves — For Busy Summer, Fall Months
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Loving Hearts Outreach in Washington is seeking the community’s help in stocking shelves in preparation for the busy summer months.

Eighth-Grader Brings Home the ‘Sausage’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

From the seventh round on, it was a boys-only club as far as the St. Clair Junior High School spelling bee. And in the end, eighth-grader Robbie Elkin came home with the sausage on Wednesday and remem

Cellphones May Be Taxed to Fund 911
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Cellphones could be taxed to fund 911 services under a bill in the Missouri Legislature.

Board OKs Services Pact on Energy Loan
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

St. Clair’s aldermen approved a professional services contract last week between the city and Cochran Engineering regarding energy loan improvements at three locations.

Blum: Growth at Heart of City’s Agenda
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Growth.

School Board Approves First Student Contract — For Bus Transportation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

First Student will continue to provide bus transportation for the Washington School District.

Front Porch to City Hall Closes Monday
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Beginning Monday, the front entrance to Union City Hall will be closed for a renovation project.

UPDATE: Man, 60, Shot Killed During Altercation
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Franklin County detectives are investigating what appears to be a justifiable homicide in the death of a St. Clair area man Thursday night.

District CFO to Attend National Conference on School Transportation
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Washington School District CFO Shelley Kinder has received one of five national scholarships to attend the National Association for Pupil Transportation annual conference in Dallas, Texas, in April —

Deputies Respond To Robertsville Residence Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

On February 26 at approximately 9:20 PM, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in   the 1000 block of Osage Parkway in Robertsville in reference to a shooting.  The homeowner reported an individual familiar to him had entered his residence and he (the homeowner) shot him. Upon arrival deputies located the subject inside the front […]

Man Shot, Killed During Fight Thursday Night
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Franklin County detectives are investigating the death Thursday night of a St. Clair area man who was shot during an altercation with another man.

Council Considers New Track Loader For City Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

The Washington landfill could soon have a new track loader.

Mother Nature's relentless winter grip continues
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

SULLIVAN - Enough already! That's the local sentiment when discussing a persistent winter weather pattern in place over east-central Missouri. As spring 2015 approaches, the icy hands of winter contin

High Speed Chase Lands Sullivan Woman In Jail Following Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 33-year-old Sullivan woman has been charged in Franklin County with ten different counts following a high speed pursuit through Sullivan and at one point, traveling in the wrong direction, westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44, Tuesday night, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. Jessica D. Strosnider, 33, Sullivan, was […]