Area News

Brack Receives Union Jaycees Educator Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Beaufort Elementary kindergartner teacher Vickie Brack was presented with the Union Jaycees Outstanding Educator Award.

Planning Kicks Off for Children’s Relay for Life
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Grade school students will be partying like rock stars at the 10th annual Jordan Scheer Children’s Relay for Life to be held Friday, April 24, at Washington High School.

United Way To Allocate $900,000 To 54 Agencies, Programs
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will disperse a record $900,000 to 54 agencies and programs this year.

Straatmann Recipient of Jaycees’ Shield Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Union firefighter and EMT Joe Straatmann was the recipient of the 2014 Shield Award given during the Distinguished Service Award banquet.

Dave Hall Retiring As State Farm Agent — Bangert to Take Over
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Longtime State Farm agent Dave Hall, Union, will retire after more than 37 years serving the community.

Hagie’s Receives Union Business Owner Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Hagie’s Nineteen was presented the Union Jaycees’ Outstanding Business award Saturday.

UHS Junior Presented Outstanding Student Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Union High School junior Caleb Meyer is the recipient of the first Outstanding Student Award given by the Union Jaycees.

Maintenance Plan to Cost $4.4 Million to Resurface Pacific Streets
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Aldermen saw a preliminary pavement maintenance plan for the city at the Jan. 20 meeting and learned that needed work would cost $4.4 million.

Samples Come Back Clean
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Washington’s water system is coliform free.

Oltmann Receives Young Person Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

The 2014 Outstanding Young Person award is Jessica Oltmann.

Mayor Seeks Restraining Order Against Alderman — Judge Denies Request
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

An adult abuse court judge dismissed a complaint by the mayor calling for a restraining order against one alderman that would bar him from city hall.

St. Clair Officials Energetic About Upgrades
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

St. Clair officials found out this month that their energy loan to upgrade and expand services to city buildings has been approved.

Gov. Nixon Hosts Mental Health Discussion in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon hosted a roundtable discussion on Missouri's mental health initiative Wednesday morning at the Washington Police Department headquarters.

Warrant Issued For Steelville Man Accused Of Involuntary Manslaughter
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Steelville man accused of involuntary manslaughter that led to the vehicular death of a woman on Oct. 18, 2014. According to the probable cause statement, David L. Declue, was the driver in a crash on Highway 19 less than two miles south of the Steelville […]

Arrests in St. Clair Dip After Record Number in 2013
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Editor’s note: One in a series of stories reviewing 2014 in the St. Clair area.

Second Hearing Necessary Regarding Condemned Home
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

The city of St. Clair will need to conduct a second administrative hearing on a piece of property it has condemned after there was inadequate notification concerning the first hearing.

Lady Eagles Top Oakville 54-45
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A balanced scoring attack helped the Lady Eagles on Monday. With three players in double figures, Sullivan topped Oakville 54-45 in the first round of the Lindbergh Tournament. Sullivan (11-4) entered the tournament as the second seed. Seventh-seeded Oakville kept pace with the Lady Eagles through the first quarter, but Sullivan used a second quarter […]

Eagles Upset Potosi In Overtime
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan handed Potosi just its second loss of the season with a comeback victory on Tuesday on the road. The Eagles trailed by as many as 10 in the third quarter. A fourth quarter rally sent them to overtime where they hung on for a 62-59 win. Michael McDermott scored a season-high 21 points for […]

Eagles Defeat Potosi, Principia On Senior Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan’s wrestling team had just three home meets, but they made the last one of the season count. The Eagles defeated Potosi 57-15 and Principia 51-24 on senior night. Potosi 106 – Jacob Dixon won by forfeit. 113 – Leland Wall won by forfeit. 120 – Nick Juliette pinned Joshua German. 126 – Dillan King […]

Heeger Recipient Of Distinguished Service Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Union native and longtime volunteer Alvera Heeger was recognized Saturday for many years of service in the community.

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Sullivan Fire District reported 18 alarms for the week of Jan. 12-18. Jan. 12: 2:48 a.m., 875 Dunsford Dr., ambulance assist. Jan. 12: 10:27 a.m., 46 Sandy Dr., ambulance assist. Jan. 13: 2:40 p.m., McKinley and Vine St., vehicle accident. Jan. 13: 9:29 p.m., 235 Elmont Rd., ambulance assist. Jan. 14: 6:26 p.m., 401 […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 12 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Jan. 12-18. This week’s arrests were: Jan. 13; Britnee K. Kuhl, 25, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of shoplifting and domestic assault. Kuhn was held […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 17 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Jan. 12-18. Jan. 12; Mitchell L. Wymer, 24, Washington, was arrested on Franklin County warrant FTA moving traffic. Wymer was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Jan. 12; Edward R. Lewis, 44, Pacific, was arrested on a […]

Slippery Conditions Lead To Car-Train Collision
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A St. Clair senior citizen escaped with only minor injuries when her vehicle slid into a train at Wing Drive and West Springfield Road Fri., Jan. 16 around 12:15 p.m. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Margaret Brumfield, 72, St. Clair, driving northbound in a 2007 Dodge Caliber, was attempting […]

Hwy. 50 Accident Claims Life Of Rosebud Man
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A fatality accident occurred Thurs., Jan. 15 just after 5 p.m. on eastbound U.S. Hwy. 50, east of Route C. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when a westbound 2000 Ford Focus, driven by Michael R. Branson, 50, Rosebud, crossed the center line of Hwy. 50. Joseph […]

Task Force Raid Leaves One Dead Another Seriously Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

By James B. Bartle Members of the St. Louis, Jefferson County Task Forces, along with members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, were among the agencies involved in a large vehicle theft ring investigation that led them to property near Spring Drive, located north of Hwy. 30, near Lonedell, Wednesday night, Jan. 14, in which […]

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.