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WINGS Picnic in the Park May 1
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 19, 2015

The WINGS Educational Foundation will host its annual Family Picnic in the Park barbecue to raise money for teacher grants for the Washington School District from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Was

Public Works Replacing Moss on Plant Scrubber
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

What was supposed to be a temporary solution to odor issues will stay in use at Washington’s wastewater treatment plant.

Hillermann Nursery Earns Two Top Industry Awards
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Hillermann Nursery & Florist in Washington has again joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top local garden centers and has been named one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutiona

Police Investigating Armed Robbery Attempt in St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

St. Clair Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery within the city limits on Saturday afternoon.

Bend Bridge Nominated for ‘Places in Peril’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Friends of the Old Bend Bridge have taken another stop toward saving the 100-year-old structure from demolition. The group hopes it will become part of a future trail system between St. Louis and Arka

Forgery Case Turned Over to Federal Agents
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The case involving the three Chicago women who were apprehended at the Sullivan Wal-Mart on Sunday for suspicion of forgery has been turned over to federal authorities.

Washington School Board Reorganized
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The Washington School Board held its reorganization meeting Thursday morning, April 16, at the district office.

District Students Participate In Read, Right and Run Event
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Meramec Valley School District elementary students participated in the Read, Right & Run event.

Park Board Discusses Future of Riverfront Trailn Trail — May Be Used During Construction of New Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The Washington Park Board scheduled a meeting for early May to discuss the Riverfront Trail and the new Highway 47 bridge.

Charge Man With Meth Possession
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A man accused of felony drug possession has been charged in a Franklin County felony complaint.

Fuel Tax Hike Stalls In Senate
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A proposed 2-cent increase in the state’s 17-cent fuel tax may not move forward in the state Senate.

Big Driver May Be Open This Summer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Big Driver may soon live again.

Special Night for Ladies
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Women will be able to find out how they can better pamper themselves if they attend the second annual “Ladies Night Out” event sponsored by the St. Clair Merchants Committee later this month.

LEO Attorney Questions $50,000 Ameren Payments to Franklin County
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

An attorney for a local environmental organization says it is “strange” that Ameren has made three $50,000 payments to Franklin County.

ECC Bands Will Host Free Outdoor Concert May 5 in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Those who like Broadway will have the opportunity to hear Broadway hits presented by the East Central College Bands Tuesday, May 5, beginning with an open house at 6 p.m., at the Washington Fairground

R-XIV Eyeing Lagoon Fixes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The Lonedell R-XIV School District is starting to look at what it must do with its wastewater lagoon since it soon will be in violation of national standards.

Board Clarifies CUP Language
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board had a little difficulty figuring out exactly what it should or shouldn’t — or even could or couldn’t — do regarding conditions placed on a permit requested by M

Fas-Trip Holdup Suspect Remains in County Jail — Case Continued to April 28
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Jacob Sanor will remain in the county jail, for now.

Man Jailed On Warrant For Murder
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A man accused of slashing his girlfriend to death late Tuesday is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.

Councilmen to Take Oath Monday
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

Four Washington city councilmen who won re-election in the April 7 election will officially begin their new terms Monday night.

Missouri High School Rodeo This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The Missouri High School Rodeo (MHRA) returns to the Liberty Field equestrian center this weekend with competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

BBQ, Blues Music Share Downtown Spotlight
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The seventh annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest in Downtown Washington was scheduled to open Friday night and run through Sunday.

Operations Committee To Study Water Issues
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Heavy rain closed a portion of St. Louis Street, requiring pumps to keep water out of basements and washed over the roadway in the industrial park, according to Robert Brueggemann, water and sewer dep

Plans Almost Complete For New Park Restrooms And Concessions at Liberty Field
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The Pacific Park Board hopes to present its plan for a restroom/concession stand building in Liberty Field to the board of aldermen in May.

Board Approves $10,000 Payment For Senior Center
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

After a week of rumors that the mayor intended to withhold a $10,000 payment to the Tri-County Senior Center, aldermen approved the payment at their April 7 board meeting.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

Indiana Bat Will Not Stop Progress On Potential Development
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

By James B. Bartle As reported in the Sullivan Independent News, Apr. 1, 2015 edition, the threat of an Indiana Bat habitat, protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, on the Sullivan Industrial Park East property was prohibiting a proposed project by Menard, Inc. to bring a manufacturing and distribution facility to Sullivan. The $48 […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, reported 6 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Mar. 30 -Apr. 5. This week’s arrests are: Mar. 30; Daniel N. Hankins, 32, Sullivan, was arrested on a Gasconade County warrant for Driving while revoked, failure to wear seat belt properly, driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Sullivan Fire District reported 16 alarms for the week of Mar. 30- Apr. 5. Mar. 30: 6:18 a.m., 790 Hammerstone Place, ambulance assist. Mar. 30: 11:45 a.m., 327 Fair St., ambulance assist. Mar. 30: 2:40 p.m., 205 Harmony Hills Rd., mutual aid. Mar. 30: 8:05 p.m., 322 Hannah St., illegal burn. Mar. 31: 3:05 […]

One Injured In Five-Vehicle Accident On Highway 185
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police responded to a five-vehicle accident at the entrance of the Sullivan Christian Church, 912 Hwy. 185 South, Tues., Mar. 31, at 3:05 p.m. in which one person received injuries. The accident occurred when a Ford F-150, driven northbound by Austin Beam, 17, Sullivan, failed to stop for multiple vehicles […]