Area News

Union Police “Coffee With a Cop” is Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 31, 2015

The next “Coffee With a Cop” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Union Hardee’s. 

Police Seek Help Locating Missing 14-Year-Old Girl
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

Union police are asking for help in locating a  14-year-old girl.

Preservation Commission Announces New Award for Historically Accurate Designs
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

The Washington Historic Preservation Commission now has a way to recognize new construction that pays tribute to the historic aspect of Washington.

Concrete Plant Rezone to Be Voted On Next Week — Lawsuit May Be Filed if Rezoning Approved
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

A contentious proposal to rezone land in Gray Summit for a concrete plant may go to court if the Franklin County Commission approves the matter next week.

Authorities Arrest Two For Alleged Drug Distribution
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

Crawford County authorities arrested two Steelville men Aug. 26 after finding methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia used for the distribution and consumption of meth and several firearms. Kyle Wallen, 27, and Christopher Nash, 34, are charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful use of firearms. Nash is being held on a $35,000 […]

Riverfront Access Closing Monday for Asphalt Work
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

A project to construct a new pedestrian sidewalk crossing the railroad tracks at Lafayette Street should be completed early next week.

Transportation Grants Awarded By Commission
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

The Franklin County Commission this week awarded special grant funds it allocates annually to local communities.

Mattress Mark’s Now Open in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

A new mattress store, Mattress Mark’s, has opened its doors in Washington, at 1035 Washington Square.

French Gerleman Branch Marks 15th Anniversary
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

French Gerleman, an independent distributor of automation, electrical supply, datacom, power transmission and safety products, announced the 15th anniversary of its Washington branch.

Aldermen Approve Property Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Aldermen set the property tax rate for the coming year with a slight increase.

Houseman to Give Talk on Life, Trial of Accused Murderer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

The life and trial of a Catawissa woman accused of murdering 17 people will be the topic of a talk at the Pacific Scenic Regional Library.

Speeding Puts Kids in Danger
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

A resident’s complaint of vehicles speeding at the intersection of Western Avenue and Rose Lane which are putting children in danger, triggered a discussion on the city’s sign practices.

Downtown Group Awarded Grant for Fall Festival of Arts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Downtown Washington Inc. has received a $2,500 grant from the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) for its upcoming Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts event to be held in September.

Partnership to Assist With Rodeon Will Help Organize, Promote It
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

After seeing a deficit of $15,515 in the operation of the Iron Horse Rodeo last year, city officials turned to the Pacific Partnership to help organize and stage the 2015 rodeo.

Parks Crews Maintaining New Riverfront Property
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

City crews are starting maintenance work at the new riverfront property west of Stafford Street.

ECC Fall Enrollment Down Significantly
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Though official enrollment numbers won’t be compiled for several weeks, officials at East Central College expect a sharp decline in both enrollment and credit hours students are taking this fall.

Supervisor: City Workers Should Take All Samples
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

The city’s water and street department supervisor wants aldermen to change their plan to seek bids from outside contractors to take samples of sewer water for testing.

ACT Scores Again Above Averages at Washington High School
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

ACT scores for the Washington High School Class of 2015 are again above state and national averages, according to results released this week.

Officials Consider Building Waste Transfer Station — After City Landfill Closes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

With a little more than three years of life left at the Washington Landfill, city officials are actively looking at alternative ways to dispose of trash.

Appointed Franklin County Commissioner Plans to Run for Seat
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Second District County Commissioner Jeff Maune, who was appointed by the governor to fill out the remainder of a term, said Thursday that he plans to seek election to the office in 2016.

Sullivan Again Extends Pact With Menard Inc.
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

The Sullivan Board of Aldermen recently approved the eighth amendment of the purchase and sale agreement with Menard Inc. The extension is until Oct. 1.

Lonedell Approves Tax Rate Hike
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

It took about two minutes for the Lonedell R-XIV School District Board of Education to set its increased tax levy for the 2015-16 year.

Senior Center in Need of More Volunteers for Meal Delivery Program
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Participation in the Washington Senior Center Meals on Wheels program is on the rise, and more volunteers are needed to meet the demand.

McCaskill to Visit Washington Monday as Part of Agriculture Tour
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is launching a Missouri Agriculture Tour that will include a stop in Washington.

Tennyson Plaza In Cuba On Fire
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Sullivan fire is assisting Cuba fire on a major commercial structure fire off Highway 19. Fire began before 1 pm Friday at the Tennyson Plaza, 609 North Franklin St. Cuba. Business in the plaza are Edward Jones, KXM Radio, Meramec Package Liquor Store, Tim’s Pizza and a Certified Resale and Consignment. Photo by James Johnson.

Eagles Improve Times At Nike Fleet Feet
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Several Sullivan cross country runners made strides from a year ago Thursday at the Nike Fleet Feet Classic in Arnold. Devon Kerckhoff was the boys highest finisher, taking 26th place, while freshman Carter Adams made his varsity debut by taking 30th. Kerckhoff’s time was 11:14.11. Adams finished with a time of 11:18.81. Dalton Secrest, Colten […]

Eagles Strike Quick, Defeat Crosspoint 4-1
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Sullivan started quick and finished strong Thursday against Crosspoint Christian. The Eagles scored just 20 seconds into the game and rolled to a 4-1 victory against the Cougars to finish the first week of the season 2-0. Jacob Hamblin had two goals, while Brad Jones and Blaine Blankenship each scored one. Blankenship fired the game’s […]

Police: Man Took 'Provocative' Photos of Young Girls
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Washington police said it may be some time before they complete their investigation of a man accused of luring two young girls into his home Wednesday evening and taking “provocative” photos of them.

Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Deputy, Take Loaded Gun Into Jail
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

A man is accused of trying to bring a loaded gun into jail, threatening a deputy and saying that he should’ve used the weapon to kill the deputy. Steven R. Volner, 20, Springfield, has been charged with attempted assault on a law enforcement officer and attempt to possess a weapon in jail. He is being […]

Officials Review New Security Camera System
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Washington city officials got an early look at what could be possible with a new security camera system at Monday’s administration/operations meeting.