Area News

City Hall Will Be the Site Of a Little Free Library
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The St. Clair Board of Aldermen approved a request from two Edgar Murray students to install a “Little Free Library” at city hall.

Band Festival Field Competition Lineup
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The field competition for the Washington Band Festival this Saturday will get underway at approximately 12:15 p.m. at the Washington High School field.

Union Ambulance Tax Takes Effect Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

People buying many items within the Union Ambulance District will see a bump in the price beginning Saturday.

Partnership Renewed With Cyber Crimes Task Force
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

For more than a decade the relationship between the Franklin County sheriff’s office and the regional cyber crimes task force has been instrumental in dozens of arrests and subsequent convictions.

Protein Bars Needed for Troop
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

A St. Clair mother whose son is in boot camp training in San Diego is asking people to donate protein bars to send to his troop.

Young Professionals Honoredn At Annual Chamber Member Luncheon
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce recognized its fourth class of Outstanding Young Professionals at its annual member luncheon Monday.

Local Vets Form Club to Motivate Others
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

Some local veterans are looking to inspire other veterans to become more physically, and emotionally, fit.

Man Faces Assault Charges
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

A St. Clair man has been charged with felony domestic assault Sept. 14.

Prosecutor Forced to Amend Theft Cases — Due to Supreme Court Ruling
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

Newly updated Missouri criminal codes that take effect Dec. 31 will “correct” a recent ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court that invalidated many felony stealing charges, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Parks said.

Lonedell Cruise-In Will Be October 22
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The 7th annual Lonedell Bobcat Pride Cruise-In will be Saturday, Oct. 22.

Dates Set for Boo Bash, Christmas Parade Events
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The St. Clair Park Board has set the dates for this year’s Boo Bash and Christmas parade.

Man Injured in Rollover Crash Near Lonedell
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

A dump truck driver was injured Friday in a rollover crash near Lonedell.

Union Chamber Accepting Award Nominations
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Union Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for those who are driving Union’s business community and economic growth.

Man Charged With Assault For Allegedly Cutting Victim
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

A Union man is charged with assault in the alleged stabbing of a man Saturday, Sept. 24.

First Annual Youth Deer Hunt Weigh-In Oct. 28-29
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

By James B. Bartle Bill Parker and friends are looking to turn this seasons youth deer hunt into a special event with an unofficial deer weigh-in to be hosted at Orschelns Farm and Home Oct. 29-30. According to Parker, the event is in no way a contest, but an opportunity for the youth hunters to […]

Lowe’s, Sullivan Fire Safety Event Oct. 15
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Sullivan Fire District and Lowe’s will once again team up for a scaled-down version of their Safety Day on Saturday, October 15. According to Sullivan Fire officials, Lowe’s will be handing out free smoke detectors to visitors while Sullivan Fire will be providing 9-volt batteries with a limit of two batteries per family. The […]

City Of Sullivan Mayor Dennis Watz Issues Dysautonomia Awareness Month Proclamation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Mayor Dennis Watz recently issued a proclamation recognizing  October 2016 as “Dysautonomia  Awareness  Month” in the City of Sullivan. Danette Batson, a Dysautonomia  International volunteer residing in Missouri who requested the proclamation, shared, “Due to the lack of knowledge about this disease, it took five years of being completely  horizontal to get a proper diagnosis. […]

Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals At Purina Farms
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Purina Pro Plan incredible dog challenge national finals will be held at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO, on Fri., Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p..m. and on Sat., Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This premier canine sporting event features an array of dog breeds competing in several “Olympic-style” events, […]

New Rock Cemetery Workday Scheduled For Saturday, Oct. 1
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

The Springer families are scheduling another work day at the New Rock Cemetery. During the last work day on May 7, 2016, we repaired and leveled numerous stones, but did not finish. If there is enough helpers that day, they will attempt to get more stones leveled and straightened. Please, they need help! They need […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Sept. 3; 8 p.m., 636 Taylor St., alarm sounding. Sept. 3; 11:01 p.m., 210 Miller St. alarm sounding. Sept. 4: 5:10 p.m., Park Ridge Rd., ambulance assist. Sept. 5: 12:19 a.m., Project Rd. and Sullivan Bottom Rd.,  mutual aid. Sept. 5: 10:32 a.m., 28000 Hwy. 185, mutual aid. Sept. 5 12 p.m.: 431 Russell Rd., […]

Sullivan Police Department Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

The Sullivan Police Department made 15 arrests in the City of Sullivan during the week of September 19-25. These arrests are not included in other Sullivan Police articles. This weeks arrests were: Sept. 20; Thomas F. Coleman, 58, Leasburg, was arrested on a Phelps County warrant for alleged possession of dangerous drugs and a Sullivan […]

Bourbon Lady Warhawks Fall To Viburnum Lady Blue Jays
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

By Dustin Gerding The Bourbon Lady Warhawks took on the Viburnum Lady Bluejays on Thurs., Sept. 15 at home.  JV lost with scores of 18-25 and 26-28; Varsity lost scoring 12-25 and 7-25.   The Lady Warhawks Junior Varsity statistics include: sophomores Kayla Burchard with one ace; Marissa Barnett with two aces; freshman Trinity Gould […]

Ozark Regional Library Welcomes New Youth Librarian
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

By Ryan Storz The Ozark Regional Library has welcomed Kelsey Fitzgerald as its new youth librarian. Fitzgerald began her role on Sept. 1 and travels to all seven branches of the Ozark system, including Bourbon, Cuba, Steelville, Viburnum, Ironton, Fredericktown and Annapolis. It’s a lot of traveling for Fitzgerald, who is new to the regional […]

Sullivan Swept By Hillsboro
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

By Ryan Storz Sullivan was in firm control of Thursday’s game against Hillsboro, but the Lady Hawks mounted a comeback and never looked back, sweeping Sullivan in two sets. Hillsboro won 25-21, 25-16 in non-league action, which sent the Lady Eagles to their third straight loss. Head coach Sarah Rochleau said Sullivan couldn’t recover after […]

Sewer Line Break Near Flat Creek in Union
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Update at 3:55 p.m: The leak has been fixed.

Gifted Program Keeps Evolving for Students
Missourian — Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Gifted students tackle tougher subjects than the majority of their classmates because they can, according to Kyle Walz, Meramec Valley R-III School District Odyssey coordinator.

Suspect Arrested in Connection With Fire at St. Clair Church
Missourian — Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

The St. Clair Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a break-in and fire at Roots Church early Monday morning.St. Clair police and fire departments were dispatched to Roots Church at 335 N. Commercial early Monday morning in…

Ziglin Signs to Host Tours for Students - Part of Sign Manufacturing Day
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

Ziglin Signs, Washington, will participate in Sign Manufacturing Day in October, designed to showcase careers in the sign, graphics and visual communications industries.

May Use Grant to Pave West Main, Westlink Drive
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

The city of Washington plans to use federal grant funds to pave two roads in conjunction with the major Bluff Road improvement project.

Students Collect Over $5,000 in Door Drive - Mail-In Donations Will Boost Total
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

More than 200 high school students, wearing bright green T-shirts and carrying brochures, canvassed the Washington community Wednesday afternoon collecting donations for the Franklin County Area United Way campaign.