Area News

Alzheimer’s Is the Topic of Upcoming Forum at ECC
Missourian — Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

As the population ages, instances of Alzheimer’s also increase, with more than 5 million Americans currently living with the disease.

School Board Oks Skid Steer Purchase
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The Washington School Board approved the purchase of a skid steer for the Four Rivers Career Center at its October meeting.

Citizen Wants Notification Of Canceled City Meetings
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Attending government board and commission meetings is one way for citizens to be involved in city business, but times and dates of meetings are not readily available, according to one resident.

Large Rock Falls Near Park
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The city has begun safety measures after a large rock slab fell from the bluff at lower Blackburn Park and landed within 6 feet of the Adam’s Garden parking area.

City Considers Using State Contract for New Bobcat
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The Washington Parks Department is one step closer to replacing an aging Bobcat skid loader.

Plan Board Backs Zoning Change
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to support a rezoning for Suburban Auto Body, Inc. in Robertsville.

Technology Director Tackles Cyber Safety n In Meramec Valley School District
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

When the Meramec Valley School District decided to place security cameras in school hallways, the technology department accompanied building principals and maintenance crews as they chose camera locat

Commissioners Have Shown No Interest in Bridge, Official Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

A Pacific alderman said Franklin County Commissioners John Griesheimer and Tim Brinker have shown no interest in saving the old Bend Road bridge when it could create recreational and economic developm

Metcalf, Carroll Vie For Recorder Seat
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Two newcomers will face off for the Franklin County recorder of deeds position in the Nov. 4 general election — Jennifer Metcalf and Judy Carroll.

WHS Teachers Share How They’re Using Technology at School Board Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Each month, Washington School Board members will hear from educators on how they are using technology in the classrooms as part of the district’s iBelieve initiative.

Mayor Wants To Expand Brush Pickup
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Talks are in progress to beef up the city’s brush pickup policy, which would involve collecting more brush and distributing free mulch to citizens.

Ron Tobben Insurance Merges With Wilson & Co.
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Insurance agent Ron Tobben recently joined Wilson & Co. Insurance, Washington.

Fifth Annual Coat Drive Gets Underway Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

In just four years, over 6,000 coats have been collected and distributed in Franklin County thanks to the Warners’ Warm Up drive.

Smith, Alferman Vie For State House Seat
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

A former educator and a state capital executive assistant both are vying for the 61st District House seat in the Nov. 4 general election.

Bollmann, Curtman Face Off in State House Race
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Two candidates are seeking the House District 109 seat in the state Legislature in next Tuesday’s Nov. 4 election.

City Seeks to Fill Five Open Positions
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore is trying to fill five positions at city hall to direct day-to-day operations of the city.

Schatz, Klinedinst Face Off for State Senate Seat
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The race for the 26th District Missouri Senate seat features two candidates who weren’t expecting to challenge each other for the seat earlier this year.

Bernstein Seeks Third Term As Circuit Judge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

As your associate judge, I am proud of what I have accomplished over the past 8 years: • Ensuring violent and dangerous criminals are off our streets and brought swiftly to justice, and requiring weekly drug testing for criminal defendants. • Increasing the collection of fines from $102,000 to $185,000 per year. • Speeding up […]

School District to Host Several Veterans Day Programs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The Washington School District will host a number of Veterans Day programs this year. The largest one will be at the high school.

Ameren Has New Bill Format
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Ameren Missouri has unveiled its new monthly energy bill for customers.

Franklin County Commission Candidates Share Views
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

There are two candidates running for Franklin County presiding commissioner in next Tuesday’s Nov. 4 general election.

New Trail Being Discussed as Alternative to Riverfront Trail
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

With construction of the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River impacting the Rotary Riverfront Trail, the city may consider adding a new trail.

New Storm Drain Could End Basement Flooding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Drilling under the railroad tracks to accommodate a large storm drain pipe could end years of basement flooding on St. Louis Street, officials have been told.

SFBRHS Will Kick Off Next Phase of Drive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has raised just over $1.6 million toward its $2.5 million goal to build an activity center and increase its endowment.

Big Crowds Turn Out For Pumpkin Palooza
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s Saturday, the third annual Pumpkin Palooza drew big crowds to Downtown Washington.

Officials Hope Part Of Trail Can Stay Open While New Bridge Is Built
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer, continues to work on details about how equipment and materials will be staged during construction of a new Missouri River bridge at Washington.

McEuen Slotted To Become Water And Streets Supervisor
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By Jeff Tolle The Bourbon Board of Aldermen have named Mark McEuen to become the Acting Supervisor of the Bourbon Water and Streets Department Supervisor. He replaces long-time City employee Monty Todd who resigned last month. This action was taken during a discussion by the City Council during a special emergency meeting of the Board […]

Meramec Community Mission Challenge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A couple of years ago, First State Community Bank had a little fun with their annual Rooftop Food drive for the Meramec Community Mission. The designs were fun for the employees to create, and they also helped create community awareness for the important work this mission does for our town and the surrounding area. The […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

Sullivan Police made twelve arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Oct. 13-19. This week’s arrests were: Oct. 13; Tyler A. Fryer, 21, was arrested for alleged assault in the third degree and unlawful use of a weapon. Fryer was held in the Sullivan jail and warrants from Franklin County charging Fryer […]

St. Clair Woman Injured Wednesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A St. Clair woman received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Route AD at Bend School Lane, Wed., Oct. 15, at 7:47 a.m., in Franklin County. The accident occurred when Allison J. Ridenhour, 23, St. Clair, operating an eastbound 1999 Dodge Ram, slid off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Ridenhour, […]