Area News

Sunday Morning Fire Destroys Home And Under Investigation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

By James B. Bartle A home at 211 Jones St. early Sunday morning, Nov. 16, is under investigation by the Franklin County Fire/Arson Investigator, according to Sullivan Fire District Chief Rich White. The fire was reported at the rental home of Kelly Graddy at 4:03 a.m. Sunday morning with firefighters arriving at the home at […]

VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY MORNING
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

Harmon Named FRC Defensive Player Of The Year
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

  By Ryan Storz Dylan Harmon had a breakout season on defense and he was rewarded for it. Coaches selected the junior linebacker as the Four Rivers Conference Defensive Player of the Year for his team-leading 76 tackles that included six tackles for loss and two sacks. Harmon was instrumental in the reshaped defensive unit […]

Deer Hunters
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 26 alarms for the week of Nov. 10-16. Nov. 10: 2:01 p.m., 135 Valley Lane, mutual aid. Nov. 10: 9:38 p.m., 12140 Pipeline Rd., alarm sounding. Nov. 11: 12:45 a.m., 589 Delta Dr., ambulance assist. Nov. 11: 4:04 p.m., 416 S. Mansion, ambulance assist. Nov. 11: 8:01 p.m., Georgia and […]

Bourbon Child Injured In Accident Sunday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

A 12-year-old child was injured in an accident Sun., Nov. 16 at 4:35 p.m. on Hwy. 47 at Clearview. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Lola C. Holland, 50, Cuba, operating a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, failed to see a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Marquita L. Gerren, 42, […]

Child Playing With Matches Causes Fire Saturday Afternoon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

By James B. Bartle A nine-year-old child playing with matches in a shed/playhouse is believed to have been the cause of a shed fire Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 24 Mansion St. Sullivan Fire chief Rich White reported that the young child was playing with matches in the shed when it caught fire and quickly […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 14 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Nov. 10-16. This week’s arrests were: Nov. 10; Jeffrey L. McKeever, 60, Washington,was arrested on the patrol charge of driving while intoxicated DWI, drugs. McKeever was held at Mercy Hospital in Washington and later released. Nov. 11; Dawn L. […]

Robertsville Man Injured In Sunday Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

A man sustained minor injuries in an accident that occurred at 10 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 on Robertsville Rd. at Cedar Summit Lane. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Chelsea T. McGuire, 23, Robertsville, operating a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, was southbound on Robertsville Rd. and slid off the right side […]

Fair Ticket Vouchers Make Great Stocking Stuffers
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

Tickets for the 29th Annual Meramec Community Fair are on sale beginning Mon., Dec. 1-31, for the stocking stuffer price of $25. The ticket prices will increase five dollars during the early bird special from January to April at $30 and then increase in May to $35. “We have a great entertainment lineup that we […]

Ferguson Torched in Overnight Protests After Crowds Erupt at No Indictment
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white poli

Grand Jury Reaches Decision on Ferguson Shooting
Missourian — Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified so

Field Maintenance Costs Parks Big Money — Rental Fees Leave Department $93,000 Short
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

The Washington Park Board gathered Thursday night to discuss altering field rental fees, however the conversation quickly shifted after learning some new numbers.

Pantries Need Deer Meat Donations
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Hunters with excess deer meat have several options.

St. Clair's Old Skylark Motel Neon Sign Returns
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The St. Clair VFW unveiled the restored Skylark Motel sign and neon glass tower lighting on Saturday evening during a special ceremony.

Anytime Fitness To Open Club In Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Anytime Fitness franchisee Barry Miller confirmed that he has signed a lease for a 5,500-square-foot space in Phoenix Place in Washington.

Commissioners Approve Medical Examiner Contract
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Franklin County Commission on Tuesday approved the annual contract for medical examiner services.

Students Honored for Work With Constitution Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Washington High School students who participated in the Constitution Project were recognized Wednesday night at the school board meeting.

Registration Now Underway For Adult Education Classes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

People wanting to prepare to take the high school equivalency exam or improve their basic skills should register now for adult education classes offered in the area.

School District Is Recognized for Its Financial Reporting
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Washington School District has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBOI) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award.

Career Center to Hold Open House
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Four Rivers Career Center will hold an open house Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Schwoeppe Retirement Open House
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

U.S. Bank in Washington will host an open house reception in honor of Angie Schwoeppe, sales and service coordinator, who is celebrating her retirement.

County Awards Grants For Local Road Projects
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Franklin County Commission on Tuesday approved transportation grants for area government entities.

Free Turkey Dinner Open to Community
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

A free turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served Thursday, Nov. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria, 225 Cedar St. in Washington.

Some Defendants Will Face Higher Restitution Fees Under New Court Fund
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Criminal defendants found guilty in circuit court could be hit with more fees now that a new fund has been approved by the Franklin County Commission.

Fifth Street School Analysis Presented
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Washington School Board members Wednesday night reviewed an impact analysis of Fifth Street Elementary, which will close at the end of this school year.

Proposed Dredging Operation Again Draws Opposition
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Six months after initially being denied a conditional use permit to dredge for aggregate along the Meramec River near St. Clair, Havin Material Service, Inc. was back making its case in front of the F

High Court Won’t Hear Appeal in 2009 Murder
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a 2009 Franklin County murder case.

Pacific Police Act Quickly to Solve Homicides
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Less than 12 hours after the first reports of two people killed in Pacific, police had a suspect in custody.

Olde Fashioned Christmas to be Held November 30
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will present its Olde Fashioned Christmas event Sunday, Nov. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m.