Area News

Clark Street Cafe & Bakery Celebrates
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Sullivan MFA Co-Op Under New Management
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle Sullivan MFA Co-op 301 has been under new management since Nov. 1, as local resident Rick Hofstetter was elected to manage the 92-year-old Sullivan business. Hofstetter comes from a farming life and a career as in construction as he left his employment with Bloomsdale Excavating to accept the position with MFA. […]

Sullivan Woman Held On $75,000 Bond After Attempted Hotel Robbery
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle A 54-year-old Sullivan woman was held in the Franklin County Jail on $75,000 bond after she attempted to rob a local hotel on Monday night, Dec. 8. Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson reported that at 8:37 p.m. Monday, Trina J. Vittetoe, 54, Sullivan, allegedly entered the office of the Family Motor […]

Vandals Cause $10,000 In Damage To Country Club
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Sullivan Police are seeking public information into what has been determined in excess of $10,000 in damages to the Sullivan Country Club this past week. According to authorities, they were contacted by the Sullivan Golf Course, 1 Country Club Dr. at 8:38 a.m. Fri., Dec. 12 for reported vandalism. The Golf Course reported that vandals […]

Alleged Drunk Driver Cause Of Fatality Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A Hermann woman lost her life in an accident that occurred on Hwy. 100, west of Route E Sat., Dec. 13 at 6:45 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident was caused when Raymond D. Paille, 31, Union, was driving a 2007 Ford Edge and traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. Head […]

Man Injured In Accident Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A St. Peters man was injured in an accident that happened o Route MM at Sunset maple Drive Tues., Dec. 9 at 6:30 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2000 Kenworth Tractor operated by James E. Clawson, 49, St. Peters, traveled off the right side of the roadway […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 18 alarms for the week of Dec. 8-14. Dec. 9: 5:49 a.m., 225 Industrial Park Dr., ambulance assist. Dec. 9: 6:28 a.m., 201 E. Vine St., Apt. 12, ambulance assist. Dec. 9: 2:54 p.m., 225 Industrial Park Dr., alarm sounding. Dec. 9: 3:41 p.m., 225 Industrial Park Dr., alarm sounding. […]

Two-Car Accident Leaves Two Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A two-car accident happened in Franklin County at 6:55 p.m. Wed., Dec. 10 at Hwy. 100 at Route AT. According to a report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Linda K. Smith, 64, St. Louis, operating a 2012 Chevy Traverse and traveling eastbound on Hwy. 100, failed to stop for […]

Driver In Crash Arrested For Dwi
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

An single-vehicle accident occurring on Robertsville Rd., north of Route O, on Dec. 11 at 2:20 a.m. left the driver with injuries and an arrest. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Brittney R. Fiedler, 23, Pacific, driving a 2010 Ford Escape northbound on Robertsville Rd., failed to negotiate a curve […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department made 10 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Dec. 8-14. This week’s arrests were: Dec. 8; Joseph L. Noland, 36, Villa Ridge, was arrested for alleged stealing over $500. Nolan was held at the Sullivan Jail. Dec. 9; Andrew M. Schneider, 28, Sullivan, was arrested on a […]

Man Dies From Injuries Suffered in Crash With Tractor-Trailer
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 21, 2014

Washington police said a Franklin County man died Sunday night from injuries he suffered that morning in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Highway 100 at Southpoint Road.

Franklin County Insurance to Rise Almost 10 Percent
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 21, 2014

Franklin County will see a 9.75 percent increase in its health insurance costs next year, according to officials.

Parks Department Eyeing New Mower, Enclosed Trailer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington Park Board gave the go-ahead to move forward with plans to buy a new mower and trailer for the parks department.

Parents File Civil Lawsuit In Son’s Death
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The family of a St. Clair teen who was killed when he was struck by a speeding car on Highway 30 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car and three other men who allegedly were

School Board OKs Mutual Aid Agreement for County Safety Director
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington School Board Wednesday night unanimously signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for school crisis participation and response mutual aid with Franklin County.

ECC Earns Accreditation For Its Music Programs
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

East Central College recently earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

New Technology Will Assist Sheriff’s Office Investigations
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Identifying suspects and deceased people may be easier now that the county commission approved the purchase this week of a field fingerprint reader for the sheriff’s office.

District Receives Clean Audit Report
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington School District received an “unmodified rating” or clean rating on its annual audit.

Ameren Missouri Installs New Clean Air Equipment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

New clean air equipment has been installed at the Labadie Energy Center in Franklin County, demonstrating Ameren Missouri’s commitment to improving air quality and being a good steward of the environm

Two ‘Innovative’ Teen Counseling Programs Planned
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Two new programs are being established in Franklin County to help teens get counseling for alcohol and drug abuse as well as other issues in their lives.

WHS Athletic Association Will Host Alumni Night
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington High School Athletic Association will host its first alumni night at a home basketball game this season.

East Central to Administer Adult Education Classes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Adult education classes that have been offered by the South Central Missouri Literacy Council will be administered by East Central College beginning in January 2015.

Statewide Texting and Driving Ban Needed, Griesheimer Says
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

A statewide texting-while-driving ban is needed, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.

Sheriff’s Office Joining in Holiday DWI Crackdown
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

From now through New Year’s Day, Franklin County deputies will wage a crackdown on holiday drunk driving offenders. 

Plan Board Approves CUP For Dredging Operation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

By unanimous vote, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission awarded a conditional use permit to a proposed dredging operation near St. Clair.

Crawford County recount confirms Bernstein winner
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

STEELVILLE - A recount of Nov. 4, 2014 ballots cast for associate circuit court judge in Crawford County confirms a win for incumbent Scott Bernstein. The recount, which took place on Thursday, was tr

St. Clair Chamber to Honor Citizens
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Because of an earlier banquet date, the deadline for the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce to receive nominations for its various awards has been moved up to just after the new year.

Dierker Not in Violation Of Ethics Law
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Missouri Ethics Commission has found that St. Clair Assistant City Administrator Travis Dierker has not violated conflict of interest laws as alleged by a former city employee and her husband.

Obama Signs St. Clair Airport Closure Bill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

President Barack Obama on Thursday afternoon signed into law the bill that allows the St. Clair Regional Airport to close.

Incumbents File for City Offices
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Each incumbent aldermen filed for re-election the first week filing opened.