Area News

Beaufort Elementary Conducting Intruder Drill Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Thurs., Jan. 29, 2015, Beaufort Elementary will be conducting an intruder drill at 1:00 p.m. This test will include a pre-recorded announcement that will make a mass law enforcement notification broadcasting over the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office radio frequency that an intruder alarm has been activated at Beaufort Elementary School. We wanted to remind citizens […]

Two Sullivan men injured in I-44 crash
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - Two Sullivan men received minor injuries Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2015 after their Ford Mustang ran off the left side of the westbound lanes of I-44 and struck a median barrier, reports t

Sullivan wards 2 & 3 will have new council members
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - A significant shift in members of the Sullivan City Council will occur following the April 7, 2015 municipal election. The recent resignation of Mayor Tom Leasor - and the subsequent appoin

Riverfront Land Suit Is Settled
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

The settlement of a 5-year-old lawsuit should pave the way for extending Washington’s riverfront park and trail system to the west.

Franklin County 911 Fund Has Revenue Shortfall of $490,000
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

The Franklin County 911 fund has a revenue shortfall of more than $490,000 in fiscal year 2015.

New Classroom Addition Takes Shape at West
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

One of two classroom additions being built at Washington West Elementary is under roof.

Police Department Getting Three Sport Utility Vehicles
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Three new sport utility vehicles (SUVs) will be added to the Washington Police Department’s fleet of patrol vehicles.

Myers Appointed Interim Building Commissioner
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Former building commissioner Dave Myers was appointed to serve in his former post for two weeks.

No Races for Washington City Council Seats
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

There will be no races for Washington City Council seats that will be on the April 7 municipal election ballot.

Myers Appointed Interim Building Commissioner
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Former building commissioner Dave Myers was appointed to serve in his former post for two weeks.

Five Historic Black Churches in the Area
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Before there were African-American mayors, governors or even an African-American president, black churches received leadership from African-American Sunday school teachers, deacons and pastors, says J

Woman Arrested in Husband’s Murder
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

A Warren County woman accused of murdering her husband was arrested Thursday night after she ran in front of an ambulance on Interstate 70, authorities said.

VanLeer Says Hike in State Aid Is Needed — Washington Stands to Lose $414,000
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

In his State of the State address Wednesday night, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon proposed a $50 million increase in basic aid for public schools.

School Safety Director Is Hired to Shepherd ‘Cutting Edge’ Program
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

A Union police officer has been selected as the school safety director to lead a new “cutting edge” countywide program that is said to be the first of its kind in the state of Missouri.

Aldermen Consider Park Design Change
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Officials are considering eliminating a large baseball at the Veterans Memorial Park to make room for four smaller fields.

High School Rodeo Will Return to Pacific in April
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

The Missouri High School rodeo will open its 2015 schedule at Pacific’s Liberty Field equestrian center April 18-19.

Driver escapes injury in North-South Rd. rollover
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

SULLIVAN - The driver of a 91 Ford pickup escaped injury after experiencing a rollover accident Saturday afternoon at North-South Road and Tessa Drive. According to a witness at the scene, the driver

Skydiving Pros, Cons Discussed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Arguments for and against allowing a skydiving business to operate at Washington Regional Airport were presented this week to Washington City Council members.

MoDOT Works on Improving Signal Pattern
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working on better coordinating the traffic signals on Highway 47 at Interstate 44 so traffic can flow through the area more efficiently.

New Classroom Addition Takes Shape at West
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

One of two classroom additions being built at Washington West Elementary is under roof.

All Police Evidence Accounted For in Year-End Inventory
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

The Washington Police Department recently completed its year-end inventory of the evidence room.

St. Clair Fire Board Has Secretary Race
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

There will be a small handful of elections in April when St. Clair area residents fill out their ballots, including in the local fire protection district, where Leroy Nunn filed on the last day for a

Pilot Waves White Flag 
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Tenant Jim DeVries apparently has given up his longtime quest to fight the city of St. Clair and its administration concerning its regional airport and the future of it.

Eyewitness Almost in Harm’s Way
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

An eyewitness to a bizarre pair of related incidents Wednesday afternoon in St. Clair said he was about a half-minute away from being a potential casualty instead of an innocent bystander.

City Buying Flower Baskets, Planters
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

Hanging baskets and planters will be added along Front Street in Downtown Washington.

Y Literacy Program to Hold Tutor Training January 30
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

The Y Community Literacy Program’s next training session for potential volunteer literacy tutors will be Friday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Central College facility in Washington.

Union Superintendent Leaving District
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will leave the district at the end of the school year.

Boys Defeat Jamestown 65-34, Advance to Consolation Final
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

ST. JAMES — Logan Hoffman and Caleb Pryor each scored 18 points, Jared Woodcock added 10 and Sullivan breezed to a 65-34 win over the Jamestown Eagles in the consolation semifinals of the St. James Boys Tournament on Thursday. Sullivan (7-6) broke a three-game losing streak and had one of their most productive offense outputs […]

Lady Eagles Rip Windsor 59-17
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

Sullivan rebounded from a blowout loss on Tuesday at Visitation by serving up a 59-17 thrashing of Windsor at home on Thursday night. The Lady Eagles (10-4) won for the third time in four games and play in the Lindbergh Tournament next week. Sullivan coasted to victory after a huge first quarter. The Lady Eagles […]

Ham Radio Key to Community Survival
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

Ham radio has captured the attention of a sustainable-community guru who says a community’s ability to sustain itself depends first on its ability to survive, and ham radio often provides the last lin