Area News

Trash Truck Rollover
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A garbage truck rolled onto its side Thursday afternoon on Highway A near Cedar Lane. There were no injuries reported in the crash. Emergency crews responded to the scene after 3:20 p.m. 

School District to Receive $168,397 More in State Aid
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon is releasing $143 million of education funding increases after lawmakers sustained his vetoes of tax break bills during last Wednesday’s veto session — and that’s good news for the Wash

Bay’s Tire Still in Business
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

In spite of problems from run-off water inundating their property following street improvements, Bay’s Tire Service at 116 E. Osage is not going out of business, owners say.

Assessed Value in Franklin County Goes Up to $1.8 Billion
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Franklin County’s assessed value went up in 2014 compared to last year.

Mayor Wants to Simplify Routine Park Maintenance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Park board member Joe Gildehaus said he has a renewed “warm and fuzzy park board feeling,” following a meeting with the mayor, discussing maintaining the parks and the future of a proposed trail syste

Hansen 'Very Deserving' of ECC Building Naming Honor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

By all accounts, Robert E. Hansen was — and still is — one of the strongest proponents of East Central College.

County Ends Practice of Replacing Stolen Signs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Franklin County Commission voted Tuesday to end the practice of replacing stolen or damaged private road signs.

District Officials Visit Jefferson City High School
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Several Washington School District officials visited Jefferson City High School last week to learn more about their College/Career Academy Model.

County Approves Loan for Brush Creek Sewer District
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Franklin County Commission unanimously approved another loan for the beleaguered Brush Creek Sewer District.

Reported Overdose at Family Motor Inn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department responded to the Family Motor Inn at 7:20 a.m., Thursday morning, Sept. 18, in regards to a reported drug overdose. One 20-year-old white female was transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan hospital by Mo Bap Ambulance and a second 20-year-old white female was transported by private vehicle to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. […]

Sharp Drop In Meth Labs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Last week’s seizure of a meth lab in Union was only the 10th lab investigated this year by the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

‘More Risk, Liability’ if Teachers Carry Guns
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The superintendent of the Washington School District, the largest in Franklin County, says there would be “more risk and liability” if teachers are carrying guns in the buildings.

State Allocates More Funds for Enhancements
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The city of Washington will not have to come up with more money for enhancements to the new Missouri River Bridge thanks to the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant awa

Augusta Festival This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The annual Augusta Harvest Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20.

Auffenberg Earns President’s Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Chris Auffenberg Ford/Lincoln in Washington was awarded the prestigious President’s Award for 2013.

Chamber to Hold Member Luncheon September 22
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Member Luncheon Monday, Sept. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, lower level.

Ziglin Signs to Welcome Students for Manufacturing Day
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Ziglin Signs in Washington will participate in Sign Manufacturing Day, designed to showcase careers in the sign and visual communications industry.

Park Board Will Meet Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

After several months off, the Washington Park Board will get back together this week.

County Receives Three Bids to Tear Down Building
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Franklin County received three bids for the demolition project to tear down a county-owned building.

Union’s Dickey Bub Store Holds Grand Reopening
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Dickey Bub Farm and Home held a grand reopening event to mark a store remodeling.

Area Residents Receive Free Dental Services
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Ninety-eight Sullivan-area people received free dental services from Sullivan Family Dentistry last Friday, Sept. 12, as part of their fourth annual Helping Hands Dental Day.

Equipment Breakdowns To Delay Street Sealing
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

A “catastrophic” equipment breakdown means that the city’s annual street sealing program won’t get done this year.

Armed Teachers Not Likely in Union
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

There won’t likely be any teachers carrying weapons at Union public schools even though a veto in Jefferson City makes armed employees more of a possibility.

Company Releases Trash Pickup Details
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Union residents have just a few days to reserve an alternate cart size for the automated trash collection slated to begin in November.

Need Adult Drivers to Help With United Way Canvass
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Adult drivers are needed for the upcoming United Way Door-to-Door Drive scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27.

Facebook Video Leads Officers to Lab
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Law enforcement agencies have many tools at their disposal to fight crime.

Manion And Bartle New Owners, Publishers Of Sullivan Independent News
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The Sullivan, St. Clair, Bourbon Area Family Shopper Inc. doing business as the Sullivan Independent News would like to announce that Jennifer Manion and James Bartle are the new co-owners and co-publishers of the Sullivan Independent News. The change in ownership and publishers come following the passing of former owner and publisher Kathleen Abell Manion […]

SULLIVAN FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN CLIMB.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Outbreak Of Respiratory Illness Hitting Children Not Reported Here In Our Area As Of Today
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

By James B. Bartle It may be here and officials just haven’t received documentation thus far but the enterovirus 68 or EV-D68 respiratory virus, first discovered in the 1960’s, has not made it to Franklin County or Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan Emergency Room at this point. The EV-D68, the virus which is believed to have struck […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department made 14 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Sept. 1-7. This week’s arrests were: Sept. 3; Michael S. Weber, 27, was arrested on the charge of alleged driving while suspended and a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of […]