Area News

Local Man Kills Self During Police Standoff
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

A more than two-hour police standoff Thursday at a Washington apartment complex ended when a man killed himself, authorities said.

Sporlan Wins ACHR News Dealer Design Awards
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Washington-based business, Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 12th annual Dea

Approve Change in Audit Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

In spite of assurances that the bid from one auditing firm would save the city money, Mayor Jeff Palmore asked aldermen to add $5,000 to the previously approved amount, saying one item had not been in

Mayor to Investigate Water Line Break
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

A water line break near the North First Street pump station Sunday, July 19, temporarily disrupted water service to residents north of Interstate 44.

Bend Road Bridge on Peril List
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The campaign to preserve the old Bend Bridge has gained another advocate.

Citizens Barred From Commenting on Certain Agenda Item
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Two citizens will no longer be allowed to speak about a certain agenda item during the public comment portion of county commission meetings, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said Tuesday

Franklin County Has 14 Gonorrhea Cases In Five Months, Figures Show
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

There have been 113 reported cases of chlamydia, 14 cases of gonorrhea and one syphilis case reported in Franklin County in the first five months of the year, according to provisional data from the st

State Representative Pleads Guilty To DWI
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

State representative Dave Hinson, whose district includes parts of Sullivan, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated Thursday. The charge stems from a February incident in Jefferson City when he hit a parked state vehicle. In a statement, Hinson said, “On Thursday, July 30th, 2015 I accepted a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge, related to […]

Gerstein Named Top Chiropractor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Gerstein of the Washington Chiropractic Clinic recently was named one of the St. Louis region’s “Top Chiropractors” in St. Louis Magazine.

Back to School Fair Provides Supplies, Health Care Services
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The new school year is coming soon and the cost of school supplies and clothing can put a strain on family budgets.

Meeting on Traffic Study Next Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

A draft study that makes recommendations on how to improve roadway safety will be discussed at a meeting next Tuesday at the county government center in Union at 12:30.

Mayor Taps Policeman To Be New Code Official
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Enforcement of city codes for weeds, high grass and other nuisances is about to get tougher.

Mayor Named to Serve on State Main Street Board
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy will represent the city on the Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) Advisory Board.

All Weather Sirens Now Back in ServicenTwo Were Down for Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The city’s storm sirens are back in service, according to Dian Becker, emergency management director.

City Experiences Issues With CodeRED System
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Nearly 200 Washington residents signed up for the CodeRED notification system while the city was under a boil order.

Exit 11 Workspace to Open in August
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Professionals in Washington without their own office space soon will have another option with the opening of Exit 11 Workspace, a co-working and shared office environment.

Overdoses Are Linked To Tainted Heroin
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Franklin County narcotics investigators are seeing an alarming jump in drug overdose cases that may be due to tainted heroin.

One Injured In Drive-By Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

On July 30, at approximately 2:30 AM., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting in the 1000 block of Hwy TT outside of St. Clair.  The victim of the shooting, a 19-year old white male from that residence, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington with a gunshot wound to the […]

Officials Field Few Complaints About Chlorinated Water
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The implementation of chlorine into Washington’s water system has gone smoothly and has been met with minimal complaints from residents.

Man Wounded in Drive-By Shooting
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Franklin County deputies are searching for two men involved in a drive-by shooting early Thursday near St. Clair in which a 19-year-old man was wounded.

District Explores Special Education Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Washington School Board members want more time to explore a proposal for a special education learning management platform called “Rethink.”

Parade Route, Fairgrounds Will Be Festival Districts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The city has designated festival districts for the upcoming Washington Town and Country Fair and this weekend’s Fair parade.

City Council Questions DNR Mandate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Unless the city council wants to spend money fighting it, the decision to chlorinate Washington’s water system is permanent.

Workforce Program Seeks to Attract and Retain Local Jobs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Local officials want to continue a workforce development program that aims to attract and retain business in Franklin County.

City Seeking Grant Funds for Lake Dock
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

The city lake may be home to a handicap accessible fishing dock.

Jail, Sheriff’s Office To Get New Smoke Detection System
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

A new smoke detection system will be installed in the county jail and sheriff’s office because the current system is getting old and hard to find parts for, an official said.

Rezoning Approved for Duplex Development in Villa Ridge
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

The Franklin County Commission voted 2-0 to approve a rezoning for a duplex development last Tuesday despite public opposition.

Day Of Fun At Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

  Sat., Aug. 8 Bring Out Your Whole Family  For A Fun Filled Day Of Events     Each year the Sullivan community participates in Relay For Life.  Relay For Life is a community event where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer.  Cancer affects everyone in our community in one-way or another. Teams […]

Schmidt Walls Are Going UP
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

All That Jazz Dance Studio
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015