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Ambulance District Seeks Tax Increase
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

The Meramec Ambulance District is asking voters to approve a 13-cent property tax increase in the Tuesday, April 7, municipal election.

Suit Against County Dismissed
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

The Missouri Supreme Court dismissed as moot Tuesday a lawsuit two citizens filed over the constitutionality of a state House bill that led to the creation of the county’s new municipal court.

Construction to Begin On New Activity Center — At St. Francis Borgia Regional High
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will break ground on its new 11,300-square-foot activity center this month.

Senior Center to Host Election Forum April 2
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

The Tri-County Senior Center will host a special informational forum for the April 7 municipal election this Thursday, April 2.

Presentation on Old Dance Bands April 12
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

If you’re old enough to remember The Roadside Barn along Highway 100 just west of New Haven, you will recognize some of the orchestras that performed there in the 1940s and 50s, which are featured in

Committee Supports Gas Tax Hike for Transportation
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Washington Area Highway Transportation Committee members are urging state lawmakers to take quick action on proposed legislation increasing revenue for transportation improvements statewide.

Woman Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

A St. Clair woman was found dead of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday. Barbara Briggs, 50, was found by her minister at a residence in the 2000 block Highway K. The minister said he had been concerned about her well being and was aware she had been depressed. The minister had […]

Fire Board Candidates Eye Funds Differently
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

The two candidates vying for the open position on the three-member St. Clair Fire Protection District board of directors are on opposite sides of the fiscal fence, so to speak.

Newcomer to Take Over in City’s Ward 1
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Two political newcomers are vying for the soon-to-be-vacated St. Clair Board of Alderman seat.

TATO Goes Smoothly Again
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

There were no overall record attendance figures, but that did not stop coordinator Mark Bay from saying that Truth and the Outdoors was a huge success — again.

Agreement Has Been Reached For Menards
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

By Jim Bartle It appears an agreement has been reached to allow for the trees to be removed on the property with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Corps of Engineers… City of Sullivan and Menard Inc.  It appears now that the project will move forward. The Independent News was privileged to attend another […]

Mobile home for rent in country
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Mobile home for rent in country. 14×70, 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer. Also 30×40 building for storage. Beautiful sunset. No smoking indoors. No pets indoors. $625 a month. 573-627-3335. __________________pw48-49

Union City Collector Files Civil Suit
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

The Union city collector has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he has lost wages and been deprived of constitutional rights.

Menard Inc. Project Could Be Lost Due To Indiana Bat
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

By James B. Bartle As crazy as it may sound, the fate of a $48 million dollar project that could bring 250 plus jobs to the City of Sullivan, could be lost due to the endangered Indiana Bat. The Sullivan Independent News was allowed to take part in a conference call with Menard, Inc., Sullivan […]

No Injuries Reported in Rollover at Highway KK
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Emergency crews responded to a one-car rollover crash Tuesday morning just before noon at Highway KK and Westgate Drive. 

Bourbon High School students
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Come Visit The Bourbon Senior Center For A Spaghetti Dinner And Silent Auction
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

The Bourbon Senior Center is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner and silent auction on Apr. 2, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. Meal is $6 per person and includes, Spaghetti(meat or meatless sauce available) garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. Carryouts will be available. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Baskets will be on display at […]

Steelville Man Charged With Tampering, Possession
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A Steelville man is charged with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with a motor vehicle. William L. Rutz, 25, is being held in the Crawford County Jail on $25,000 bond. On Feb. 28, authorities located a stolen Mitsubishi at Rutz’s Steelville residence. Ruth allegedly admitted to having possession of the vehicle and driving […]

Man Charged With Possession, Drugs At Jail
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A Crawford County man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, then racked up an additional charge for concealing a controlled substance at a county jail. Clifton Vance, Bourbon, was arrested by Bourbon police on Mar. 6. According to the probable cause statement, police came into contact with Vance during […]

MSHP Troop I Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Mar. 16 – Jered W. Brim, 18, St. James, was arrested in Phelps County for DWI, careless and imprudent driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. Mar. 19 – Changhao Huang, 46, Los Angeles, Ca, was arrested in Phelps County on a warrant for exceeding maximum drive time. Mar. 19 – Tyson L. Gulley, […]

BES 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A/B Honor Roll 3rd Grade Beau Beckett,Brooklyn Bouse,Victoria Braungardt, James Burk,Titus Burns, James Collins,Camara Daegele, Alyssa Edwards, Nathan Endress,Trenton Enke,Paris Frazier,Tyson McMullin, Johnathan Morgan,Noah Paul, Zackary Reeves, Allison Ryerson,Jason Spangler, Rebekah White,Brittney Williams. A/B Honor Roll 4th Grade Madison Bell, Haylei Bolles,Natalie Dowell, Ella Eichwald, Alveuanna Elliott, Lizeth Fajardo, Kaitlyn Foulk, Madison Helm,Karissa Hickey, Haley […]

School Board Reviews Capital Projects List
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

Improvements at Washington High School and Washington West Elementary top the list of capital projects the school district plans to undertake now through August.

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Families Who Own Property
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County is seeking applicants to apply for a home to be built on their own property.

County to Hold New Hearing On Revised Landfill Code
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent said he does not know if a fresh public hearing that will be held on revised county landfill regulations will render a lawsuit against the county commission as m

Dispatch Center Seeking New Recording Device
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Washington’s dispatch center could soon get a voice recorder upgrade.

City to Test Alert Notification System
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Union city officials are urging Union residents to update any contact information changes to the weather alert notification system as the severe storm season draws near.

I-70 Shooter Charged in Warren County Warrant
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

A Kansas City man who police say randomly shot at motorists along Interstate 70 Wednesday night is facing numerous felony charges stemming from a multi-county chase that injured two people.

Man Charged With Domestic Assault
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

A Pacific man is facing felony domestic assault charges after allegedly beating and burning his wife.

Redhage Named NAMA Marketer of the Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recently announced that Paul Redhage, Labadie, has been selected as the 2015 NAMA Marketer of the Year.

Pacific American Legion Auxiliary Seeks Members
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 320 Colwell Harris-Paul Williams is looking for new members.