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Deputies Recover Stolen Equipment
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Franklin County deputies are sorting through a large number of stolen items, mainly lawn and garden equipment, recovered Tuesday night on property near St. Clair.

City: Still No Proof of Airplane Ownership
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

A man who twice has pleaded with the St. Clair Board of Aldermen to rent hangar space at the St. Clair Regional Airport apparently cannot prove he owns a plane.

Outdoor Gear Mother’s Day Ad
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Aldermen Approve CUP for Apartment Under Business
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

The St. Clair Board of Aldermen took little time on Monday night approving a conditional use permit that allows a couple to build an apartment in the lower level of a business building.

Three Teens Charged in Vandalism
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

A full cost estimate of the damage done by vandals last week at St. Francis Borgia Grade School is still being prepared.

Sewer Line Struck During Bridge Work
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

The city of Union entered into an emergency contract to relocate a sewer line last week, which could cause delays in two major road projects.

Fifth Street Farewell Party This Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

A Fifth Street Elementary Farewell Celebration will take place this Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Lonedell Backs Vote to Alter Co-Op Tuition
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Beginning this autumn, the Lonedell R-XIV School District as well as every other district that utilizes the Franklin County Cooperative, will pay a minimum of about $18,000 per student per year in tui

Officials Respond to Tractor Trailer Off the Road in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015

A tractor trailer hauling chemicals went off road on Westlink Drive near Main Street Tuesday morning.

Man Drowns In Leslie Pond
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015

Franklin County authorities said a man drowned in a pond after appearing to struggle staying afloat Sunday Gary Gottschall, 20, Leslie, was pulled from the pond in the 1000 block of Flint Hill Road around 3:10 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division and Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies received a call around 2:12 […]

UPDATE: Identify Leslie Drowning Victim
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

UPDATED: Franklin County authorities said a 20-year-old man died Sunday in a drowning incident in the Beaufort/Leslie area.

Free ECC Concert Set for Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

The East Central College Bands will present “The Sounds of Broadway” Tuesday, May 5, beginning with an open house at 6 p.m., at the Washington Fairgrounds main stage. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

County Issues Violation Notice After Flooding at Mobile Home Park, Official Says
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

A local company was issued a violation notice from the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Department after flooding occurred at a Villa Ridge mobile home park, an official said.

Program Will Feature Past Mayors
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

A colorful mayor who brought a public water system and volunteer fire department to the frontier town of Pacific while he still kept hogs in his backyard will be among former leaders featured in an up

ECC Softball Falcons Win Region 16 Title
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

KIRKWOOD — Taking the winner-take-all game Saturday over event host St. Louis Community College, the East Central College softball Falcons won the NJCAA Division II Region 16 title Saturday.

Senior Center, Mayor Reach Agreement on Reporting of Funds
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

The mayor and Tri-County Senior Center have reached an agreement over what expenditures need to be reported to qualify for city funds.

City Plans to Use Two Companies to Cut Grass
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

The city will split a contract for grass cutting between two bidders.

District Still Will Pay Full Health Benefit
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

By an overwhelming majority, employees in the St. Clair R-XIII School District rejected a proposal that would have capped their provided health insurance benefit and shifted money to salaries.

VIPs Told to Keep Earning Title
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

The 54 St. Clair High School students who were recognized as Very Important Persons on Thursday during a ceremony in the auditorium mark the end to another year of the Renaissance Club program that ho

R-XIII Approves Capital Funding
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 02, 2015

A capital budget totaling $54,000 more than what was discussed during a previous meeting was approved by the St. Clair R-XIII Board of Education during its April meeting.

March for Babies Is Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

The Washington March for Babies will be held this Saturday, May 2, beginning at the city park, 205 High St., Washington.

UPDATE: Two More Teens Charged in Borgia Vandalism
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

UPDATED: Franklin County Prosecutor Bob Parks issued charges Friday afternoon against two more teens suspected of breaking into and trashing St. Francis Borgia Grade School early Thursday.

Update On Arrest At Residence On Karen Ann Circle
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

On Friday, May 1st, the Sullivan Police Department served a search warrant at a residence on Karen Ann Circle. The search warrant was obtained from the Franklin County Circuit Court following an investigation of drug activity at the residence. After executing the search warrant, three area residents were taken into custody. Narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and […]

Camp Street Added to Street Improvement Plan
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

Camp Street, south of Eighth Street, will be resurfaced as part of this year’s street improvement program.


Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

Sullivan Police Excuted Search Warrent At Karen Ann Circle
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

Sullivan police executed a search warrant at 10 Karen Ann Circle Friday, May 1, shortly before 7 a.m. It’s is believed that three people were taken into custody. Further information will be released later by Sullivan Police. It is believed the search wArrant was served following a narcotics investigation

District Plans to Offer Technology Academy
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

The Washington School District plans to offer a technology academy to better prepare teachers and administrators for the rigors of a technology rich learning environment.

Marching Shamrocks to Get New Uniforms
Missourian — Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

The New Haven High School marching band, with its rich history of excellence, will be marching in style next year.

Dual Paving System Completes Old Gray Summit Road Work
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 30, 2015

A dual paving system, known as echelon paving, made its way along the stretch of Old Gray Summit Road between the city limits and Highway N April 22 to complete Phase 2 of that project.

Mayor Plans to Oversee Jensen’s Point Renovation
Missourian — Posted on Thursday April 30, 2015

The future of Jensen’s Point is the latest bone of contention between aldermen and the mayor.