Area News

Big Crowds Turn Out For Pumpkin Palooza
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s Saturday, the third annual Pumpkin Palooza drew big crowds to Downtown Washington.

Officials Hope Part Of Trail Can Stay Open While New Bridge Is Built
Missourian — Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer, continues to work on details about how equipment and materials will be staged during construction of a new Missouri River bridge at Washington.

Numbers Down Slightly in Union School District’s PAT Program
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The number of families served through the Union School District’s Parents as Teachers program was down 11 percent in terms of families served during the 2013-14 school year when compared to the previo

No Increase in Union's Early Special Ed Enrollment
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The number of students participating in the Early Childhood Special Education program remained the same last year as the previous year.

Students Collect $1,045 in Second Door-to-Door Drive
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

A second, smaller door-to-door drive held last Wednesday for the United Way brought in $1,045.

Civil War Event This Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) and Meramec Valley History Museum will co-host a Civil War exhibit at Pacific City Hall this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets Still Available for Chamber Business Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual breakfast business meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Knights of Columbus, lower level.

Monsterfest Friday In Downtown Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on Monsterfest, a Halloween trick-or-treat event, to take place on Halloween, this Friday from 3 to 8:30 p.m.

New Trash Schedule Begins Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Changes begin next week to the city’s trash and recycling schedule.

Community Invited to Take Part in Union School District Survey
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

With a goal of including all stakeholders in the Union School District’s strategic planning process, district officials are asking community members to complete a short survey.

No Evidence of Plane Crash Near Stanton
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Authorities said there is no evidence that a plane crashed in the Stanton area of Franklin County Wednesday morning.

Police Seek Man in Theft of Classic Car
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

A man suspected of stealing a vintage 1956 Chevrolet from a garage off of East Fifth Street early Monday was arrested last week after being caught inside the Twisted Fish tavern at Fifth and MacArthur

Teachers Group Urges ‘No’ Vote on Amendment 3
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

A local teachers group is vehemently opposed to Amendment 3, which, if passed on Election Day next Tuesday, would affect the way teachers throughout the state of Missouri are evaluated.

Anonymous Donor Check Is in the Mail
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Individuals who pass Evergreen Park next month should see work being done on the city’s new amphitheater.

Cunningham, Hinson Vie in 119th District
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

Democratic candidate Susan Cunningham is challenging Republican Dave Hinson for state representative in District 119.

Lift Station Improvements OK’d by Board
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

St. Clair’s pump station 4 soon will receive its much-needed upgrade after the board of aldermen unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the administration to move forward with the agreement.

McEuen Slotted To Become Water And Streets Supervisor
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By Jeff Tolle The Bourbon Board of Aldermen have named Mark McEuen to become the Acting Supervisor of the Bourbon Water and Streets Department Supervisor. He replaces long-time City employee Monty Todd who resigned last month. This action was taken during a discussion by the City Council during a special emergency meeting of the Board […]

Meramec Community Mission Challenge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A couple of years ago, First State Community Bank had a little fun with their annual Rooftop Food drive for the Meramec Community Mission. The designs were fun for the employees to create, and they also helped create community awareness for the important work this mission does for our town and the surrounding area. The […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

Sullivan Police made twelve arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Oct. 13-19. This week’s arrests were: Oct. 13; Tyler A. Fryer, 21, was arrested for alleged assault in the third degree and unlawful use of a weapon. Fryer was held in the Sullivan jail and warrants from Franklin County charging Fryer […]

St. Clair Woman Injured Wednesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A St. Clair woman received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Route AD at Bend School Lane, Wed., Oct. 15, at 7:47 a.m., in Franklin County. The accident occurred when Allison J. Ridenhour, 23, St. Clair, operating an eastbound 1999 Dodge Ram, slid off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Ridenhour, […]

Pursuit Ends With Suspect Swimming Meramec River
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

On Sat.,Oct. 18, at about 10:11 p.m., a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the Sullivan area but the vehicle fled. The pursuit went in to Crawford County at which time the deputy terminated the pursuit. At 2:12 a.m., a second deputy observed the same vehicle in Sullivan near […]

Longtime Teacher, Carpenter, Volunteer Dean Wigger Passes At Age 78
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By James B. Bartle Many students of Sullivan High School may have gone into the carpentry field because of him, many homes in the City of Sullivan were constructed by him and several churches were built with his assistance across the country, longtime teacher, carpenter and volunteer Dean Wigger passed away Tues., Oct. 14, at […]

Police Investigating Several Cases Of Theft And Burglary ‘One Included A Home Invasion’
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

By James B. Bartle Heroin is becoming a major problem in the City of Sullivan as officers deal with a number of syringes being found in the city. But another problem associated with the drug use is thefts. This past week, Sullivan Police are investigating nine thefts, burglaries and one home invasion. The most serious […]

Chili, Soup And Pie Supper
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

A Chili, Soup and Pie Supper is open to the public on Fri., Nov. 7, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sullivan Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M. and the OES, Sullivan Chapter #105, 36 West Vine Street across from the Post Office in Sullivan. The cost for adults is $7, children (under […]

One Killed In Single-Vehicle Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

Candise A White, 27, of Steelville, was killed in an accident 1 mile south of Steelville last Saturday afternoon, Oct. 18. White was the passenger in a 1998 Ford Expedition being driven by David L. DeClue, 31, also of Steelville, who failed to control his vehicle and went off the road. Ms. White was pronounced […]

MSHP Troop I Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday October 28, 2014

Oct. 12 – Angela D. Velde, 38, Lebanon, was arrested in Laclede County on a Pulaski County Felony Warrant for Burglary. Oct. 12 – Herman T. Omstead, 41, St. James, was arrested in Crawford County for 2 Counts of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, misdemeanor possession under 35 grams of marijuana, no valid license […]

Suspect Sought in Theft of Vintage Car From Washington
Missourian — Posted on Monday October 27, 2014

Police were continuing to search for the suspect who fled on foot in Pacific after stealing a vintage car in Washington early Monday morning.

Council Approves Pact With MoDOT for Bieker, Steutermann Project
Missourian — Posted on Sunday October 26, 2014

Washington City Council members have approved an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for resurfacing Steutermann Road and part of Bieker Road within the city limits.

Saturday Sports — New Haven Advances, Borgia Volleyball, St. Clair Football Fall
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

New Haven's volleyball Lady Shamrocks earned the right to play in next week's MSHSAA Class 1 volleyball championships while Borgia volleyball and St. Clair football ended the season Saturday.

Council Approves Airport Farm Lease
Missourian — Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

The Washington City Council approved a farm lease between the city and Riegel Farms, Inc.