Area News

Couple Arrested For Manufacturing Meth
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  A Crawford County couple is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Missouri State Highway Patrol found meth and items used to manufacture the drug at their home July 16. A 2-year-old toddler living at the residence […]

Three Children, Among Five, Injured In I-44 Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  Five people were injured in a crash that occurred on eastbound I-44 at the 203.3 mile marker, 5 miles west of Cuba on Fri., July 24 at 2:45 p.m.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when a 2010 Ford Flex driven by Donald L. Poskin, 84, St. James, traveling westbound […]

Cherryville Man Injured In Hwy. 49 Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  A Cherryville man was injured in an accident that occurred Tues., July 21 on Hwy. 49, nine miles south of Cherryville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Matthew W. Eaton, 21, Cherryville, driving a 1996 Chevrolet S10 failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of […]

MSHP Troop I Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported six arrests for the week of July 20-26. This week’s arrests are: July 23;  Gerald L. Wallen, 55, Steelville, was arrested on a felony probation and parole District 11 warrant. Willen was held with no bond ant the Crawford County jail. July 24;  Ray. C. McKinney, 20, House […]

Charges Filed Against Leasburg Man For Child Molestation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  Charges have been filed against a Leasburg man for child molestation for incidents that allegedly occurred in the timeframe of July 2004 to July 2006. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Frederick C. Palmer, 65. Palmer is a registered sex offender. He is the uncle of the victim. The victim said […]

Bourbon Booster Club Planning Festival
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  By Alice Bremer    The Bourbon Booster Club will meet on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Bourbon Community Center to continue making plans for the Booster Fall Festival to be held Friday and Saturday, September 18-19.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Shine a Light on Bourbon.” All organizations, businesses and […]

Warhawks’ Sports Begin In August
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  Basketball: Junior High Girls’ basketball will begin Aug. 18. Practices will be from 3:20-5:20 p.m.  Junior High boys’ basketball begins Aug. 31 from 3:20-5:20 p.m.  Baseball: Aug. 10; 3:30-5:30 p.m. all week except open house on the 11th. TBA..might adjust according to heat.  Cross Country: Aug. 3-7; 7 a.m. High School Aug. 10-14; 3:30 p.m. High School […]

Annual Ice Cream Social August 7
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

  First United Methodist Church of Bourbon is getting ready for their annual “Ice Cream Social”, to be held Fri., Aug. 7, from 4-7 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, a traditional recipe for potato salad, garden fresh tomato slices, drinks, and home made pies ready to be topped with a […]

MU Hosts 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, Sept. 12
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

   4-H members from across the state will compete in livestock judging, public speaking and horse demonstrations Sept. 12 at the University of Missouri. The livestock judging contest, in Trowbridge Arena, is the state’s largest livestock event except for the Missouri State Fair, says Bob McNary, MU Extension 4-H youth specialist. The contest is open […]

Check Out Show-Me Farm Safety Display At Missouri State Fair, Aug. 13-23
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2015

   Missouri State Fair attendees can learn how to guard against common dangers on the farm and in the home at the Show-Me Farm Safety booth in the Agriculture Building. The Missouri agriculture and labor departments, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri FFA Association sponsor the booth. MU Extension specialist Karen […]

Commerce, Conservation Session Called a 'Success'
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

Dozens of people packed into Jesuit Hall in Downtown Washington Wednesday to take part in a one-day “think tank.”

Crossing to Close Two Days in August
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

Lafayette Street access to the Washington riverfront at the railroad tracks will be shut down to vehicles Aug. 11 and Aug. 13.

Commissioner Says Opponents’ Attorney ‘Doesn’t Know Law’
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

An attorney who accused the planning and zoning commission of violating state law “doesn’t know the law,” Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.

St. Patrick’s Rock Church to Mark 150th Anniversary
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

When 11:15 a.m. Mass is celebrated to open the annual St. Patrick’s Rock Church homecoming picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, it will mark the 150-year anniversary of Mass being held at the historic church.

Eagles Auxiliary Launch “Flocking” Fundraisers
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Dan McClain, the man famous for yard decorations, was the first Pacific resident to get flocked in the Eagles Auxiliary pink flamingo fundraising program.

Board Will Study Water Rate Hike
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

One Pacific alderman says it is time to raise the rates citizens pay for water service.

Bluegrass Bash to Benefit Riverwalk
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Organizers are putting together a bluegrass event to benefit Pacific’s Riverwalk trail project.

United Way Goal Set at $1,060,000
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way’s goal for 2015 is $1,060,000.

Festival Designation for Parade
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The city has designated a festival district for the Washington Town and Country Fair parade Sunday.

Buddies Not Bullies To Offer Social Camp
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Buddies Not Bullies will host its fifth “YOU-Niquely Social” camp Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, at N Sports Rec Center, 3010 Recreation Drive, Washington.

Departments Trying to Determine If Pool Leaking
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Parks and Recreation and Public Works staffs are trying to find the cause of water visibly running down a hill near the city pool.

Fair Shuttle Lots, Hours Announced
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Shuttle services again will be offered to the Washington Town and Country Fair.

Hinson Pleads Guilty
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, on Thursday pleaded guilty in Cole County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

City’s Stormwater System Handles Abundance of Rain
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Despite a deluge of precipitation in June and additional rainfall in July, the city experienced very few, if any, stormwater-related issues.

City: Street Vacation Policies Needed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The city has put the brakes on speeding through any property vacation requests, including one that had been on the table for a couple of months.

Shooting Linked to Drug Deal
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Investigators said a drive-by shooting early Thursday outside St. Clair apparently stemmed from a drug deal gone bad.

Local Man Kills Self During Police Standoff
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

A more than two-hour police standoff Thursday at a Washington apartment complex ended when a man killed himself, authorities said.

Sporlan Wins ACHR News Dealer Design Awards
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Washington-based business, Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 12th annual Dea

Approve Change in Audit Contract
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

In spite of assurances that the bid from one auditing firm would save the city money, Mayor Jeff Palmore asked aldermen to add $5,000 to the previously approved amount, saying one item had not been in

Citizens Barred From Commenting on Certain Agenda Item
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

Two citizens will no longer be allowed to speak about a certain agenda item during the public comment portion of county commission meetings, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said Tuesday