Area News

Bourbon Senior Center Birthdays/Anniversary
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Terry Attends National Youth Leadership Training
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  Dear Bourbon Boosters and Bourbon Boy Scout Troop 429, I would like to express my appreciation for sponsoring me to attend the National Youth Leadership Training Camp (NYLT) at S-F Scout Ranch this past week. During this week long experience, I learned: •Communication: This past week had a couple of presentations with a strong […]

City Council To Vote On Two Bills, Set Special Election To Raise Sales Tax
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  By Kelly Rose The Bourbon City Council was scheduled to meet Tues., July 21 to discuss the agenda, which includes a vote on two bills that will reduce the reconnect fees for sewer and water customers. Passage of  Bill No. 715.3 will amend the section “Reconnection fee” of the City code reducing the reconnection […]

MSHP Troop I Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol,Troop I in Crawford County,  reported seven arrests for the week of July 13-19. This week’s arrests were: July 16; Lisa R. Shaw, 34, Steelville, was arrested for a felony attempt to manufacture controlled substance-meth, felony possession of a controlled substance-meth, felony drug paraphernalia, miss. drug paraphernalia and endangering the […]

Warrant Issued For Possession With Intent To Distribute
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  A warrant has been issued for a St. Louis woman for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance after the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped her early July 4 and found crystal meth in the vehicle she was driving. Olivia M. Spolar, of the 5000 block of Pennsylvania, was stopped at 3:09 a.m. […]

Woman Charged With Drug Possession In Jail
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  A Salem woman is charged with drug possession in jail after she was found with methamphetamine during processing. Kayla R. Wilson, 23, is being held on a $7,000 bond.  According to the probable cause statement, Wilson was brought to the Crawford County Jail on July 13 on Phelps County warrants. Wilson disclosed she had […]

Illinois Man Found With Xanax On Huzzah Creek
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  An Illinois man is charged with possession of a controlled substance after he was stopped on the Huzzah Creek July 11. Cody A. Savage, 24, of Springfield, IL, was observed using a float noodle as a beer bong. Savage and other parties on a raft were stopped for a search. During a search, a […]

Foundation To Hold Annual Meeting July 29
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  Guest Speakers From Community Foundation Of The Ozarks Michael Chatman and Alice Wingo of Community Foundation of the Ozarks will be guest speakers at the Meramec Regional Community Foundation’s (MRCF) annual meeting July 29, at Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) 4 Industrial Drive, St. James. The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. MRCF board […]

Piece And Plenty Quilt Guild
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  Suzi Parron,  author  of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” will be speaking  Thur., Aug., 6, 7p.m. at the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild meeting.   The members of the P & P Q Guild are inviting any one interested in Quilts and/or Bam  Quilt Painting  to attend  this meeting  and enjoy […]

Hillbillies And Hotrods Car Show
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  Fri. July 31 and Sat. Aug. 1, a Hillbillies & Hotrods car show will be held in Buffalo, MO, part of the Midwest Blue Oval Rally. Show and parking fees will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Heart to Heart Food Bank in Buffalo.  It will be held at Eagle Machine, 1235 Recycle […]

Board Alters Policy on Comments
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 26, 2015

For the next five months public comments at Franklin County Planning and Zoning meetings will take place before the meeting starts. 

Pacific Man Acquitted of 2010 Rape Charge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

By Tim Schmidt

Washington Superintendent Is Highest Paid
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer currently is the highest paid among superintendents in Franklin County school districts.

Ordinance Paves Way For Street Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

It’s official.

Lower Valuations Impact School Districts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

Franklin County schools expecting flat assessed valuation are seeing decreases ranging from 1.2 percent to 6.5 percent, which will impact the amount schools receive from property tax charges.

Sullivan Again Extends Menards Closing Date
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

Hopefully, seven will be the lucky and final number.

Par-Way Tryson to Join EEZ
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

St. Clair soon should have a second tenant that qualifies for Enhanced Enterprise Zone benefits.

Proposed Rezoning For Concrete Plant May Go to Court
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

A controversial proposal to rezone property in Gray Summit for a concrete plant could end up in court if the county commission approves the request, an attorney said.

Intersection Closed After Car Strikes Utility Pole on W Fifth St.
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

A car left the road taking down the utility pole on West Fifth and Lafayette Streets. Fire, Police, Ambulance and Highway Patrol are all on the scene. The intersection is closed until the utility pole

Contract for Union License Office To Be Rebid
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

For now, the Union Chamber of Commerce will retain the management of the Union License Office, and has a another chance to bid for the operation.

City of Union's Drinking Water Is Safe
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

The city’s drinking water has violated state standards, but there are no health risks to residents, officials said.

City Ordered to Chlorinate Water
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

In the wake of a state mandate to chlorinate Washington’s water supply, city officials said they are prepared to work closely with property owners to address any problems caused by the change. 

Man Dies in St. Ann's Road Crash
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

A Washington man was killed early Friday when the car he was driving crashed on St. Ann’s Road, southwest of Washington.

Taxpayer-Funded Children’s Agency May Get Office
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

There are “undoubtedly” space problems with some of the organizations supported by a local taxpayer-funded youth services agency, said the board chair.

Boil Order Hits Businesses, Restaurants
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

Washington Wal-Mart SuperCenter customers won’t find bakery cakes, doughnuts, deli meat or fresh produce for sale until the boil order has been lifted in the city of Washington.

U.S. Grant Symposium Set for This Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

The second annual U.S. Grant Symposium will be held this Thursday, July 23, at the AT&T Foundation multipurpose room at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.

‘Trump Is Trash’ Local Veteran Says — Presidential Candidate’s Comments ‘Offensive’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

As local veteran Kurt Gansmann sat at the bar at the VFW in Washington, he considered the recent controversial comments made by presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump.

Outside Legal Fees for Landfill Minimal Since 2011, Official Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said County Counselor Mark Vincent looked up how much the county spent on outside legal fees on the Ameren landfill case since 2011.

United Way To Announce Goal for Drive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will announce its 2015 fundraising goal next week at a special kickoff breakfast for corporate contributors.

City Awards Contract for Annual Street Sealing Work
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

Washington City Council members awarded a contract Monday for the sealing of various streets and alleys in the city this year.