Area News

Pedestrian Fatally Injured Near Family Motor Inn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

A 41-year-old Euless, Texas man was fatally injured Sunday, June 28, while walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Road According to Sullivan Police the incident occurred at 11:18 p.m. when the Texas man was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Rd. when Kylene Brant, 36, Sullivan, operating […]

Police Seek Help In Identifying Suspect
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

Washington police are asking for the public's help to identify a man suspected of stealing a musical instrument from a Fifth Street business.

Neighbors Help Deputies Nab Burglars
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

Franklin County deputies arrested two men and a woman suspected of breaking into a home in the Robertsville area early Tuesday morning.

Man Charged With Third DWI
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

A Cuba man is charged with felony driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for his third offense on June 16. According to the probable cause statement, Timothy M. Haynes, 53, flunked a field sobriety test. Told he was under arrest, Haynes allegedly threw up his hands and said, “I’m not going back to prison.” […]

Franklin County Marriage Licenses
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  Marriage licenses issued from the office of Jennifer L. Metcalf, Franklin  County Recorder of Deeds. Seth William Vollmer and Caitlin Ann Henke, both of Union; Eric Bruce Jacobs and Jocelyn Genevieve Montgomery, both of Union; Mark Anthony Hartzell and Amanda Jo Green, both of Union; Charles Russel Miller and Sherry Renee Herrington, both of […]

Announcement Of Engagement
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

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Sullivan Man Drowns While Attempting To Cross Flooded Roadway In Vehicle June 16
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  By James B. Bartle A 60-year-old Sullivan man lost his life on Tuesday night, June 16, while attempting to cross a flooded roadway on Hamilton Hollow Rd., just 200 ft. east of Sleepy Hollow Rd. in Washington County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when John P. Lyons, 60, Sullivan, operating […]

Ninth Annual Sullivan Junior Fire Academy Trains 33 Young Firefighters
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  By James B. Bartle In what has been a shining star across the State of Missouri, the Sullivan Fire Protection District Ninth Annual Junior Firefighter Academy concluded this week following five days and fifty hours of training for each young firefighter. The SFPD holds the only Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office certified program that […]

Sullivan Senior Center Adds More Bingo
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  It seems the most popular activity for Senior Citizens these days is Bingo!  The Sullivan Senior Center plays Bingo three times a week; Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Friday mornings and now we are adding a fourth day. Beginning the first Thursday in July, there will be “Grand Coverall Bingo” scheduled every Thurs. at 12:15 […]

Hwy. 8 Crash Leaves Teen Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a wreck on Hwy. 8, approximately 10 miles west of Steelville occurring on Friday afternoon, June 19, that left the driver with injury. According to the report, Bridgette S. Proctor, 19, Hallsville, operating a  2006 Suzuki Forenza, failed to negotiate a curve and began sliding before traveling of […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 7 arrests for the week of June 15-21. This week’s arrests were: June 16; Cory M. Foster, 24, Ballwin, was arrested for driving while intoxicated-DWI. Foster was held at the Franklin County Jail. June 16; Gregory M. Frederick, 30, Union, was arrested for driving while intoxicated-DWI. Frederick was […]

County Offices Closed For Holiday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  The Franklin  Government Center, Judicial Center, Court House, County Highway Department and the Franklin County Health Department will be closed on Fri., July 4, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will remain open, as they are open 24 hours every day.  

Pacific Man Dies in Highway 100 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

A Franklin County man died Monday afternoon when his vehicle crashed on Highway 100 east of Gray Summit.

St. Clair Man Dies in Friday Crash
Missourian — Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

A St. Clair man was killed on Friday morning when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Mill Hill Road east of the city.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Sunset
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

This photo was taken Sunday evening, June 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Washington. 

Report Cards to Change for Two Grades
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

A new report card will be issued this year for kindergarten and first-grade students in the Washington School District.

City Planning on Doing Own Asphalt Trench Work
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

After bids for asphalt trench repairs came in higher than expected, the Washington City Council decided to do the work with city crews.

ECC Explores Offering Classes in Hermann Area
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

East Central College officials are exploring offering classes in the Hermann community, ECC president Dr. Jon Bauer told trustees during the June board meeting.

County Permit Fee Hike Not Showing Revenue Spike
Missourian — Posted on Sunday June 28, 2015

Franklin County Building Department permit fee increases that took effect this year are not showing a clear revenue spike.

Bigfoot Plans to Move Headquarters to Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Bigfoot 4X4, the original monster truck, is moving its headquarters to Pacific.

District Buying Electronic Resources for Curriculumn As It Moves to Digital Environment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

As the Washington School District transitions to a digital learning environment, more electronic resources are needed, officials said.

New Gastroenterologist Joins Mercy Clinic Four Rivers
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Sheetal Sharma, MBBS, has joined Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology in Washington.

Marthasville Denies Security Camera in Meeting Chambersn Mayor Casts Tie-Breaking Vote
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Marthasville Mayor David Lange broke a tie to prevent a video camera inside the city hall meeting room.

Area United Way Revises Mission, Vision Statements
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way long-range/strategic planning committee has revised the organization’s mission and vision statements, according to Kim Strubberg, executive director.

Coolers, Picnic Baskets Now Allowed at Concerts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

After a light turnout for the first free Sunset on the Rails music concert in Pacific Station Plaza, organizers are rethinking their “no coolers” rule and encouraging music fans to bring an outdoor su

Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Law Firm — To Be Sentenced in September
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

A Franklin County woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she embezzled money while employed at a local law firm.

Plan Board Approves Comprehensive Plan
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday night approved the city’s new comprehensive plan even though the document still contained some errors and omissions, as well as a section that the ma

WIC Program Gets Additional Funds for Caseload Increase
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

The federal Women, Infants and Children program offered through the Franklin County Health Department has seen an increased caseload, which has resulted in additional funding.

City Seeking New Bids for Security Camera Network
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Washington’s plans to create a citywide security camera network hit a snag recently.

School District Adopts Administrative Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday June 27, 2015

Instead of hiring a new chief financial officer, the Washington District is restructuring its administrative team and hiring a director of accounting.