Area News

More Sales Tax Hikes
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Dear Editor: Here we go again, folks. Yet another sales tax hike is proposed on the Aug. 5 bal- lot, and this one is a whop- ping 3/4 percent to be piled on top of an existing 4.225 percent sales tax. That’s a 17.7 percent increase in the current state sales tax rate. The tax […]

Sullivan Senior Center Menus
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Wed., July 30 – BBQ beef burger on whole grain bun, green beans, potato salad, banana pudding with bananas. Thur., July 31- Salsa chicken with buttered noodles, green beans, cream-style corn, fruit in gelatin, whole grain bread. Fri., Aug. 1 -Baked ham, sweet potatoes and apples, green peas, fresh fruit, whole grain dinner roll, strawberry […]

Sullivan Senior Center Activities
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Wed., July 30 – Music 10-11:30 a.m. Card Bingo at 12:15 by SCSC. Thurs., July 31- Cool Treat Thursday, serving dreamcicles. Fun and Fitness 10:30 a.m. by Meramec Nursing Center. Fri., Aug. 1 – Bingo at 10:30 a.m. by Meramec Nursing Center. Mon., Aug. 4 -Center Closed -Red Cross Blood Drive Tues., Aug. 5- Fun […]

Huge Book Fair At Grace United Methodist Church
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Readers and book lovers, it’s time for the annual Book Fair at Grace United Methodist Church in Sullivan. We have over 4,000 books of every description through which you can browse. The Book Fair is dependent on donations, so the types of books vary from year to year. This year, we have many books about […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 16 alarms for the week of July 14-20. July 14: 3:15 a.m., 125 Lois Lane, ambulance assist. July 14: 4:14 p.m., N. Church St., vehicle accident. July 15: 2:10 a.m., 6234 Hwy. JJ, ambulance assist. July 15: 7:51 a.m., 9505 Hwy. 185 N., mutual aid. July 15: 10:05 a.m., 3338 […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, reported 20 arrests in Franklin County for the week of July 14-20. This week’s arrests were: July 16; Chellsey N. Harrison, 20, Union, was arrested on Franklin County warrants for failure to appear, driving worry about, no seatbelt, stealing and a St. Clair warrant for driving while revoked. […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 16 alarms for the week of July 14-20. July 14: 3:15 a.m., 125 Lois Lane, ambulance assist. July 14: 4:14 p.m., N. Church St., vehicle accident. July 15: 2:10 a.m., 6234 Hwy. JJ, ambulance assist. July 15: 7:51 a.m., 9505 Hwy. 185 N., mutual aid. July 15: 10:05 a.m., 3338 […]

Quack! Duck Dash Scheduled For August 7
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Duck Dash Fun Run/Walk which will take place on Thurs., Aug. 7 at Jim Bottomley Park during the C.A.M.P. for a Cause Finale event. Run, walk, or meander through the 1-mile course. Each paid participant will receive duck attire and a bottle […]

Motorcyclist Injured In Accident Sunday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that took place Sunday afternoon, July 20 on Route T, north of Fiddle Creek Rd. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when John E. Ameigh, 51, Warrenton, operation a 2012 Yamaha Star, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Ameigh, wearing […]

Medicine Cabinet Merges With Clark’s Rx
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

John and Lynne Hewkin, owners of The Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy, located at 105 Progress Parkway in Sullivan, are pleased to announce a merger with Clark’s Rx of Sullivan. As of July 30, John and all of his staff will be joining the Clark’s Rx team located at 254 S. Service Road. John states, “It’s a […]

Grass and trash lead nuisance cases
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

SULLIVAN – ‘Tis the season for mowing. Or not. Tall grass leads the list of nuisance complaints filed with or by the City of Sullivan. The seasonal issue is common during the grass-growing months. How

Trash-hauling contract up for bid
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

SULLIVAN – The City of Sullivan is requesting bids for a five-year waste-hauling contract that will begin May 1, 2015 and run through April 20, 2020. Currently, Cuba-based Swinger Sanitation provides

Council Agrees to Help Complete Fair Building
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 27, 2014

Washington City Council members agreed this week to contribute $10,000 toward completing the new building in the motor sports arena at the fairgrounds.

Union Man Charged With Torching Vehicle
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 27, 2014

Franklin County authorities said the fire that destroyed an SUV in Union Tuesday has been confirmed as an arson.

Appeal Board Upholds Concrete Plant Permit
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 27, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld a conditional use permit that would allow a concrete facility in Gray Summit.

Restaurant Owners Overcome Adversity, Celebrate 20 Years
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

The Hawthorne Inn will mark 20 years of service to Labadie and surrounding communities this August.

Eureka Rallies Past Post 218 Juniors at State
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

JACKSON — In the end, 10 was not enough.

Shooting Charges Dropped — Victim Died, Suspected Overdose
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Felony assault and armed criminal action charges have been dropped in the case of a man accused of wounding his son during a fight early this year.

LEO Appeals 'Illegal' BOZA Decision on Ash Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Charging that a local county zoning board made an “illegal” decision, an environmental group has appealed to circuit court a ruling that a proposed Ameren coal ash landfill would meet zoning regulatio

Recorder Alleges 87,000 Deeds Were Improperly Taken
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Franklin County Recorder of Deeds Sharon Birkman said a company allegedly has taken electronic copies of the county’s deed records, possibly to sell to a third party.

Police Chief Reminds Citizens to Lock Homes, Vehicles
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn is reminding citizens to lock their homes and vehicles after a rash of burglaries in the area.

Leaders to Meet in Washington to Discuss Environment, Economic Development
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Is there a way to leverage the vast natural resources of the Missouri River Valley to spur economic development?

Police Officers Train For Active Shooter at Union Middle School
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

The Union Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department honed their training for active shooter and intruder situations in the Union School District this week.

Opponents of City Annexation Plan Repeat Objections
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Two opponents of the city’s annexation plan repeated their objections during this past week’s city council meeting.

Assessor, Collector Spar Over Tax Bills
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland this week accused County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons of violating state law, saying she adjusted or abated the taxes of certain taxpayers.

All-Abilities Grand Opening Is Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

After years of planning, development, fundraising and construction, the Jaycees All-Abilities Playground is set to open.

East Annexation Map
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

This map outlines areas along South Point Road that are proposed for annexation. Washington voters will vote yes or no on two ballot questions because there are two separate areas proposed to be taken

Lonedell School Spruced Up for New Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

By Sarah Johnson

Miller's Gem Keeps Post 218 Juniors Alive
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

JACKSON — Matt Miller fanned 15 Springfield Glendale batters Friday night, leading the Washington Post 218 Juniors to an 8-0 shutout victory in the Missouri State Tournament losers' bracket.

Case Closed on Missing Franklin County Woman
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Police closed the case Tuesday on a Franklin County woman who went missing earlier this month.