Area News

Assessor, Collector Spar Over Tax Bills
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland this week accused County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons of violating state law, saying she adjusted or abated the taxes of certain taxpayers.

All-Abilities Grand Opening Is Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

After years of planning, development, fundraising and construction, the Jaycees All-Abilities Playground is set to open.

East Annexation Map
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

This map outlines areas along South Point Road that are proposed for annexation. Washington voters will vote yes or no on two ballot questions because there are two separate areas proposed to be taken

Lonedell School Spruced Up for New Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 26, 2014

By Sarah Johnson

Miller's Gem Keeps Post 218 Juniors Alive
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

JACKSON — Matt Miller fanned 15 Springfield Glendale batters Friday night, leading the Washington Post 218 Juniors to an 8-0 shutout victory in the Missouri State Tournament losers' bracket.

Case Closed on Missing Franklin County Woman
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Police closed the case Tuesday on a Franklin County woman who went missing earlier this month.

St. Clair Chamber Awaits State Approval for New Director
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is waiting for state approval on whether it officially can hire the candidate it wants for its executive director.

Jackson Tops Post 218 Juniors in State Opener, 8-3
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

JACKSON — There's no place like home, especially for the Jackson Post 158 Junior Legion team.

One Man Charged, Others Questioned In Recent Burglaries
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Washington police and Franklin County deputies are involved in a joint investigation of several burglaries that occurred over the last several weeks.

America in Bloom Judges ‘Impressed’ by City Sights
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Judges with the national America in Bloom (AIB) program left Washington with a good impression, according to Washington in Bloom chairs Sally Bocklage and Dave Wehmeyer.

County Warns Company To Adhere to Permit Rules on Asphalt Plant
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

A company’s request to operate a temporary asphalt plant in Franklin County was met with some resistance by county officials last week.

Mild Summer Helps Local Corn Production
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Timely rain and moderate temperatures have teamed up to help the corn growth so far this year.

Rezoning Request Is Recommended
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request for W&B Franklin County during Tuesday’s meeting.

Employee’s Wife Can Serve on Ambulance Board, Chief Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

There is no law that prevents a woman from serving on the board of the taxpayer-funded ambulance district her husband works for, the ambulance chief said.

Emmons: Group Conspiring to Bring Her Down
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said she thinks an alliance of politicians is working to have her defeated in the upcoming Aug. 5 primary election.

Assessor Says Collector Violated State Law
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons violated state law each time she adjusted property values or abated taxes for certain taxpayers, Assessor Tom Copeland alleged in a news release issue

Man Strikes His Pregnant Girlfriend With Speeding Car
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

A man has been charged with intentionally striking his pregnant girlfriend with a speeding car while she stood outside a Sullivan motel Monday night.

Senior Amazing Race in August
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Homestead at Hickory View, Washington, is planning a “Senior Amazing Race” for Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Alderman Wants Event Planned for Civil War Battle
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Alderman Steve Myers wants to see the city or some civic organization plan an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1864, Civil War battle that took place in Pacific.

New Preschool Center Building Taking Shape
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Two Washington preschool centers will soon be on one site.

Miller Family Gives Large Tract to City For Nature Reserve
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The city of Washington has been deeded more than 67 acres of land west of Grand Avenue to be maintained “forever” as a nature reserve.

Union Chamber Unveils New Logo
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce new logo offers something for all seasons.

Meramec Nursing Center Issues Warning About Local Scam
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

“Meramec Nursing Center has been informed there is a scam going on in our community that is targeting the elderly. Someone is calling these people saying they are from Meramec Nursing Center and that “they” heard the person is not living in a safe environment and the person needs to have their home inspected by Meramec. […]

Operations Committee to Investigate Challenges
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The city operations committee will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chamber.

West Area Annexation Map
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Washington voters will vote on five separate ballot questions on the west area proposed for annexation.

Candlewick Qualifies for Federal Funding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

City officials told residents of Candlewick Lane that their street now qualifies for a federal grant to completely rebuild the roadway and give them a new street but the project could be two to three

For sale: 2002 Ford F250
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

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Local Man Hits Pregenant Girlfriend With Car
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21st, 2014 at approximately 10:08 pm, officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the Super 8 Hotel located at 601 North Service Road West, in Sullivan, for a report of a person struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers learned that David L. Bullock (white male aged 21 from Sullivan) had […]

House Fire Sunday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Sullivan Fire Department responded to an alarm for a house fire located at 417 S. Park early Sunday morning, July 13. Sullivan Fire was called to the vacant home belonging to Devin Reed at 4:19 a.m. The firefighters arrived on scene at at 4:29 a.m. and were able to bring the fire under control […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 16 arrests for the week of July 7-13. This week’s arrests are: July 7; Nicholas D. Koviak, 31, Battlefield, was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and no seatbelt. Koviak was held at the St. James police department and released on bond. July […]