Area News

Warmer Weather Brings Crowd to Washington Pool
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

By Joe Barker

Eagles Defeat Carl Junction 6-4, Advance To State Final Four
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Sullivan is off to the state final four. The Eagles held off Carl Junction 6-4 Thursday at Missouri Southern University in Joplin. Heath Schatz’s two-run double in the top of the seventh inning provided the cushion the Eagles needed for a pressure-packed seventh inning. Carl Junction scored one in the bottom half of the inning […]

Clifton Named Meramec Valley Ambulance Chief
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Christopher W. Clifton, 25-year veteran with the Meramec Ambulance District, has been named chief.

Mayor: Pacific Might Opt Out of I-44 Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Mayor Jeff Palmore signaled a change of heart on MoDOT’s proposed westbound Interstate 44 interchange improvements that include a roundabout or traffic circle.

Veterans Reminisce About Honor Flight
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

When you serve in the military during wartime you don’t expect the world to stop for you, but it’s unbelievably nice when it happens, according to Francis “Bud” Pagel, a 90-year-old World War II veter

Rep. Curtman: Reforms To Welfare, Municipal Court Big Achievements
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, is touting municipal court reform and welfare reform as the two biggest accomplishments of this year’s legislative session, which recently ended.

Aldermen Approve City Administrator Appointment Process
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The process for appointing a city administrator is now in the hands of the board of aldermen.

New Haven High School Earns State’s Highest Honor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Eight Missouri public schools, including New Haven High School, have received one of the state’s highest honors.

Plan Board Backs Big Elm Rezone — Property Seeks to Sell Fireworks
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Despite the applicant not showing up to the meeting, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning at its May 19 meeting.

Union Pacific Invests More Than $10 Million in Rail Line — Between St. Louis and Near Washington
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Missouri’s transportation infrastructure investing more than $10 million in the rail line between St. Louis and near Washington.

Mayor Talks Revenue Concerns at Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Mayor Jeff Palmore said he’s keeping a close eye on spending as the city grapples with less revenue than planned.

City Puts Miller Street Phase 4 Project Out for Bid
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The city of New Haven is seeking bids for the Miller Street Phase 4 reconstruction project.

Hinson Says Accomplishments Made in Legislative Session
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Changes to Medicaid and welfare were among the accomplishments of this year’s legislative session, said State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair.

Warren County Signs Bottom Road Settlement
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Warren County commissioners voted 2-1 last Thursday to sign a settlement agreement that is expected to end a stalemate among four government entities and other parties on the future of Augusta Bottom

St. Clair Woman Charged With Heroin Possession
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

A St. Clair woman is facing charges of felony drug possession following a May 15, 2014 traffic stop in Pacific.

WINGS to Present Its Teacher Of Year Award at Assembly
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The Washington School District’s WINGS Foundation will present its teacher of the year award at the end of the year program for all staff Thursday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m.

Grants Help Library Acquire More Books
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

By Karen Butterfield

Committee Urges Council to Move On Settlement — To Resolve Bottom Road Suit
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Members of the Washington Area Highway Transportation Committee are urging the city council to act on an agreement that would end a lawsuit and lead to improvements along the Augusta Bottom Road in so

United Way to Host Agency Tour June 11
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will host the first of two agency tours this year on Thursday, June 11.

Part of Highway 94 to Be Closed for Two Months
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

A portion of Highway 94 in St. Charles County will be closed later this summer while crews raise a low-lying section east of Augusta.

Father Jim Named Pastor at Lourdes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The Rev. James D. Theby, parochial administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Washington, has been appointed pastor.

Many Learning Opportunities for District Teachers
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The Washington School District believes in and provides a variety of ongoing professional development for staff, officials said.

Pacific High Speech Team Had Good Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The Pacific High School speech team won the Four Rivers conference championship for the eighth consecutive year.

City Postpones Final Payment For Pacific Road Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Aldermen have postponed the final payment on the Old Gray Summit Road project until a final inspection is completed and a punch list created if needed.

UMS Students Take Part In Odyssey of the Mind
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

A group of eighth-grade students at Union Middle School had the unique opportunity to take part in an international educational program, Odyssey of the Mind.

‘How Do You Say Thank You for That?’ — Memorial Day Service Remembers Fallen
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

Just like he took part in a machine gun training mission in the U.S. Marine Corps, State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, said American citizens also have a “mission.”

Cuba Man Charged In Theft At Jim’s Motors
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

A Cuba man has been charged with felony theft and first-degree property damage. Cody C. Walters Bridgeman, 20, is being held on a $55,000 bond. Bridgeman is accused of two burglaries at Jim’s Motors in March and April. According to the probable cause statement, living quarters horse trailers containing flat-screen televisions and stereo systems had […]

Double Fatality On Highway 185
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Two people were killed in a crash on Highway 185 south Tuesday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Jason E. Stewart, 38, Sullivan, was passing a vehicle when he struck a 1996 Ford Ranger driven by Kathleen Freeman, 65, Sullivan. Freeman’s vehicle traveled off the right side […]

Meramec Community Fair Queen’s Scholarship Program
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Registration for the 2015 Meramec Community Fair Queen’s Scholarship Program is in full swing until May 29. The young lady chosen as Meramec Community Fair Queen will receive a $500 cash scholarship along with other gifts and will represent the Meramec Community Fair at the Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant in August. This is the […]

Gospel Night At The Meramec Community Fair
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The tradition continues on Wednesday evening, June 24 with the annual Gospel Music concert kicking off the Meramec Community Fair. The admission is free. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the talents of The Bowling Family and Final Authority from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. Golf carts will be provided to transport persons between the […]