Area News

East Central College to Host Forum on Domestic Violence Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Domestic violence and its impact on families will be the topic of a free forum hosted by East Central College Thursday evening, Oct. 2.

Big Crowds Turned Out For Downtown Fall Fest
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Downtown Washington Inc. officials reported one of it largest turnouts for this past weekend’s Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

Union Pantry in Need of Food Donations
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Donations have been down at the Union Food Pantry and there is the need for help from the community.

Trail Will Be Closed for New Bridge Construction
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

One of the city’s most popular attractions will be closed, probably for an extended period, during overhead work on a new Missouri River bridge.

District Prepares for Transition To New Teacher Evaluation Model
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

The St. Clair R-XIII School District is working on a new teacher evaluation process.

Officers Seize Massive Pot Plants Near Gerald
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Narcotics investigators raided a rural Franklin County home Tuesday and seized about 15 large marijuana plants growing near the house.

Walking School Bus
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Sullivan Firefighters are shown (video link below) assisting Sullivan Elementary’s Walking School Bus on Wednesday morning, Oct. 1. The event kicked off today and runs through Oct. 17. The program is a collaboration between the School District, City of Sullivan and Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. The program is funded in part from a grant through […]

Settlement Reached In Nieves Civil Lawsuit
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

A civil lawsuit filed against state Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, by a rival’s campaign aide was dismissed last week after the parties reached a confidential settlement.

Texas Man Charged With Drug Trafficking
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

A suspected drug courier remains in custody on a $200,000 cash-only bond for allegedly selling almost 9 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to an undercover narcotics investigator early Friday morning.

Board Encouraged To Stick Together
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Improving annual performance scores in the Union School District is not an overnight fix, Dr. Kevin Daniel, Ed.D., founder and president of Fired UP Presentations, told the school board Monday night.

Two Injured In Jakes Prairie Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

A Union couple received minor injuries following a single vehicle accident on Jakes Prairie Rd. at Elmont Rd., Thurs., Sept.18, at 8:40 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when David R. Jankowski, 69, Union, operating an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, traveled off the right side of the roadway and collided with […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made eight arrests in Franklin County for the week of Sept15-21. This week’s arrests were: Sept. 18; Steven R. Hawkins, 34, St. Clair, was arrested on a St. Clair Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the charge of driving while revoked. Hawkins was held at […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 26 alarms for the week of Sept. 15-21. Sept. 15: 2:20 a.m., 131 Hwy. WW, alarm sounding. Sept. 15: 2:28 a.m., 983 Davis St., mutual aid. Sept. 15: 7:47 a.m., 148 Hilda Crow, CO alarm sounding. Sept. 15: 11:15 a.m., 912 s. Hwy. 185, ambulance assist. Sept. 15: 1:43 p.m., […]

Head On Accident Injures One As Driver Leaves The Scene
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

A Festus man received minor injuries in a head-on accident in Franklin County Thurs., Sept.18, at 6:25 a.m., in which the second driver fled the scene. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at Route O, near Northwoods Dr., when a 1997 Acura 3.0, operated westbound by an unidentified individual, crossed the center […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department made six arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Sept. 15-21. This week’s arrests were: Sept. 17; John F. Sanders Jr., 56, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Dollar General, 244 South Service Rd. East. Sanders was held and released on a court summons. Sept. 17; Jeffrey A. […]

Vehicle Overturns Injuring County Man
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

A Franklin County man received minor injuries after his vehicle overturned on Liberty School Rd., Sat., Sept. 20, at 10:26 p.m. The accident occurred when Zachary R. Kampmann, 26, Washington, operating a westbound 2001 Ford F250, traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected the vehicle, causing it to travel off the left side […]

Bourbon Man Injured In Franklin County Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

A Bourbon man received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 44 at the 227.6 mile marker, Wed., Sept. 17, at 12:48 p.m. The accident occurred when Dusty L. Rhoades, 26, Bourbon, operating a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, became inattentive to the position of a westbound 2011 Ford Mustang, operated by Simon D. […]

Two Overdose On Heroin Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Sullivan Police responded to the Family Motor Inn, 209 North Service Rd. West, Thurs., Sept. 18, after they received a report of two females unresponsive at the hotel. Officers arrived at 7:20 a.m. and determined that a 20-year-old white female, Sullivan, had allegedly overdosed on heroin and was transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital for […]

Factory Connection To Open In Sullivan Market Place
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

By James B. Bartle As construction crews continue to work on the second phase of Sullivan Market Place, already a location for Hibbett Sports and Dollar Tree, one new business has announced that they will be opening a new store in the second phase of the project. Factory Connection, an Guntersville, AL based company, has […]

McLaughlin Field Lighting Project Nears Completion
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 28, 2014

Wet weather has delayed the installation of lights at McLaughlin Field, but the project is expected to be finished soon.

Mercy Consolidates Cancer Services to Benefit Patients
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 28, 2014

Patients in need of radiation oncology are now able to receive those services at Mercy Medical Building South, the same building where they were already going for visits with their cancer specialist p

Washington City Council Approves Three Rezoning Requests
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

Three rezoning requests were approved at Monday’s city council meeting.

WHS Students Earn Commendation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

Two Washington High School students, Nicholas Waters and Morgan White, have been named commended students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program, according to Principal Dr. Frank Wood.

Man Killed, Woman Injured in Wrong-Way Crash
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured early Saturday in a head-on, wrong way collision in the Catawissa area.

Candidates File Final Primary Campaign Finance Reports
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

Local candidates have filed their final campaign finance reports for last month’s primary election.

County Debt for Projects Now at $49.4 Million
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

Franklin County last month made a debt payment on projects, such as new facilities and road work, bringing the total debt, including interest, down to $49.4 million.

Franklin County May Spend Money On Unneeded Plan
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

Franklin County might spend money to develop a plan that may not be needed, Highway Administrator Joe Feldmann said Thursday.

Washington School Board Members Oppose Amendment 3
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

The Washington School Board Tuesday night approved a resolution opposing Amendment 3, a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution.

Man Guilty of Running Over Woman Twice With Pickup Truck
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

Franklin County man is facing the possibility of a long prison term after being found guilty this week of assault, armed criminal action and drunk driving charges in a 2011 incident that left a woman

District to Launch Its Fourth Focus GroupnTo Ensure All Students Are College/Career Ready
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 27, 2014

The Washington School District is continuing with its Washington Way project and will launch a new focus group this year.