Area News

Washington Chamber To Host Annual Banquet
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

The big-name entertainment for the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair will be announced at the annual Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet Saturday, March 19.

New Haven Man Indicted in Sex Sting
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

A Franklin County man is facing a federal charge for allegedly attempting to entice a minor to engage in sex in Boone County, according to reports.

Task Force Nabs Suspected Dealer
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

A Franklin County man with an “extensive” criminal record for drugs and violent crimes is off the streets after his arrest this week for allegedly selling heroin to a young woman who later overdosed o

St. Louis Man Arrested; Found With Items Stolen in Sullivan
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

On Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, the Sullivan Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Little Caesar’s restaurant located at 310 Park Ridge Road for a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim had discovered someone had entered her parked SUV and stolen her purse. The purse contained various items including two […]

Fair Steer, Dairy Tagging
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

Market steers and dairy cows to be entered in the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair will be tagged Saturday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Building Department Issued 101 Permits in January
Missourian — Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

Permits issued by Washington’s building department in January were on par with the previous year, with 101 permits issued this year, compared to 102 in January 2015.

ECC President Testifies Before House Committee
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer Wednesday testified on behalf of Missouri’s 12 community colleges to the Missouri House of Representatives Higher Education Appropriations Committee.

Toastmasters Club Seeks Members
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

By Karen Butterfield

ECC to Close Gala Center Renovation Bids Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Bids for East Central College’s renovation of the former gala center are due next week.

Commission Tables Policy Amendments
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Franklin County Commission opted to table two agenda items at Tuesday’s meeting.

County 911 Fund Will Spend Reserves in 2016
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Franklin County 911 fund will need to tap into reserves in 2016.

Meyer Named VP, Loan Officer at Citizens Bank
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Citizens Bank Board of Directors announced the promotion of Luke J. Meyer to vice president/loan officer effective Jan. 1.

WHS to Have New Course Offerings
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The traditional schedule of classes at Washington High School is changing as the district strives to ensure graduates are college or career ready.

Man Who Led Officers On Chase Arrested — Found Hiding in Closet
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

A man who eluded deputies last week following a high-speed chase was captured Friday by deputies.

Board OKs Water Softener Purchase
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Washington School Board at its Jan. 27 meeting approved the low bid of $24,416 from Heggemann Plumbing, Warrenton, for a commercial water softener at Washington High School.

Table Plan For Senior Development
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Approval of a development plan for a new senior housing development in Washington has been delayed.

Candlewick Lane to Be Improved
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

More than a year after officials determined that Candlewick Lane could be improved with non-attributable funds the city receives from the department of transportation, Mayor Jeff Palmore said he is re

Ordinance On Chickens Under Review
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Residents who want the city to pass an ordinance allowing them to keep chickens will have to wait a while longer.

Pacific Police Dog to Retire
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Pacific Police Department wants to retire a 10-year-old K9 officer who has served the department for six years, prompting numerous arrests for narcotics violations.

Police Write Fewer Reports Last Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

By Gregg Jones

District Seeking RFPs for Building
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The Washington School District is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) beginning this week on the sale of the former Fifth Street School property.

Shutdown Impacts Fire District — Await Repairs To Highway T
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The aftereffects of the late December heavy rain and flooding are still being felt by the Boles Fire Protection District.

City Officials Not Sure on Buyouts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

One Old Town resident says aldermen should be cautious about discussing a FEMA buyout for flood victims because it might encourage residents to want one, but aldermen say they need to listen to the vi

New Haven Police Seeking Man After Morning Attack
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

New Haven Police are searching a man after an assault early Thursday morning.

Eagles Win U-City Invitational, Set Sights On Districts
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Sullivan finished off the regular season the same way they began it — with a championship. The University City Invitational on Feb. 6 closed the book on what has been one of the program’s most successful to date. Sullivan won three tournament championships and went 23-10 overall. Bradley Tourville (113), Dalton Secrest (126), Trevor Key […]

City Traffic Crashes Up, Injuries Down
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

There was a surge in traffic crashes last year in Washington compared to 2014.

ECC to Partner With Crawford Electric for Loan Application
Missourian — Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday gave college officials approval to apply for a USDA Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) to be used for the renovation of the former Gala Center.

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Wife In Bourbon Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A man is in custody after his wife claimed he shot her at a Bourbon residence Tuesday night. Authorities apprehended the suspect Wednesday as he was leaving his house, carrying survival gear to his vehicle. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges by the prosecuting attorney. According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Man Arrested, Charged After Firing Gun At Tractor Trailer
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

A Sullivan man accused of firing a gun at a tractor trailer parked at Flying J Tuesday night has been arrested and charged with with first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Andrew S. Gibson, 21, Sullivan, is being held on a $100,000 bond. Police […]

Update on Flying J Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

 On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 Officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the Flying J Truck Stop for a report of a person shooting a gun. Upon arrival, officers determined that Andrew Scott Gibson ( a 21 year old white male from Sullivan) had an argument with a 34 year old male and a […]