Area News

Tennyson Plaza In Cuba On Fire
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Sullivan fire is assisting Cuba fire on a major commercial structure fire off Highway 19. Fire began before 1 pm Friday at the Tennyson Plaza, 609 North Franklin St. Cuba. Business in the plaza are Edward Jones, KXM Radio, Meramec Package Liquor Store, Tim’s Pizza and a Certified Resale and Consignment. Photo by James Johnson.

Eagles Improve Times At Nike Fleet Feet
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Several Sullivan cross country runners made strides from a year ago Thursday at the Nike Fleet Feet Classic in Arnold. Devon Kerckhoff was the boys highest finisher, taking 26th place, while freshman Carter Adams made his varsity debut by taking 30th. Kerckhoff’s time was 11:14.11. Adams finished with a time of 11:18.81. Dalton Secrest, Colten […]

Eagles Strike Quick, Defeat Crosspoint 4-1
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Sullivan started quick and finished strong Thursday against Crosspoint Christian. The Eagles scored just 20 seconds into the game and rolled to a 4-1 victory against the Cougars to finish the first week of the season 2-0. Jacob Hamblin had two goals, while Brad Jones and Blaine Blankenship each scored one. Blankenship fired the game’s […]

Police: Man Took 'Provocative' Photos of Young Girls
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Washington police said it may be some time before they complete their investigation of a man accused of luring two young girls into his home Wednesday evening and taking “provocative” photos of them.

Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Deputy, Take Loaded Gun Into Jail
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

A man is accused of trying to bring a loaded gun into jail, threatening a deputy and saying that he should’ve used the weapon to kill the deputy. Steven R. Volner, 20, Springfield, has been charged with attempted assault on a law enforcement officer and attempt to possess a weapon in jail. He is being […]

Officials Review New Security Camera System
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Washington city officials got an early look at what could be possible with a new security camera system at Monday’s administration/operations meeting.

Cities’ Assessed Value Drops by $11.6 Million
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The total of assessed value of cities in Franklin County fell from $787.1 million in 2014 to $775.45 million this year.

Parks Department Seeking New Picnic Tables, Trash Cans
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The Washington Parks Department could soon have new picnic tables and trash cans.

Checkpoint Leads to Arrests
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

A sobriety checkpoint over the weekend in the city resulted in nine individuals taken into custody and charged with various offenses and several other citations issued.

Contractor to Begin Sealing, Paving Work
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The annual project to seal and resurface streets in Washington should begin in the next couple of weeks.

Local Man to Place Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Krakow veteran Jerry Schumacher will be among a small group to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., this week.

Assessed Valuation of School Districts Falls $52.2 Million
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The total assessed value of local school districts fell this year compared to last year from $1.664 billion to $1.611 billion.

St. Patrick’s Picnic Draws Many Visitors
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Always mindful of the patrons who return as volunteer workers or just to enjoy the festivities, organizers of St. Patrick’s annual homecoming picnic counted volunteer workers from five states, visitor

City Lacks Funds for Jensen’s Point Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Mayor Jeff Palmore reported at the Aug. 18 board of aldermen meeting that the city does not have enough funds to complete improvements at Jensen’s Point that are called for the in a grant.

Officers Proficient With Body Cameras
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Pacific Police Sgt. Scott Perkins says the body cameras and equipment now supplied to every officer in the department make the job easier, and also bring an important level of confidence to officers a

Private Company to Do Franklin County Paving Project for $264,000
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

While Franklin County Highway Department employees have done other road paving projects this summer, they won’t do the one on St. Albans Road.

City Should Not Do Its Own Sewer Sampling
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

One alderman said the city should not use city employees to take samples of sewer water and transport it to a laboratory for testing, but should instead seek bids from firms that provide the service.

Park Board Debates Potential New Fees
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Adding setup and clean up fees to pavilion rentals may be a way to help offset costs of having city workers working additional hours.

Planner Provides Details on Flood Mitigation Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The professional planner who wrote the proposed city comprehensive plan took issue with comments by one resident who was quoted in a story in The Missourian objecting to inclusion of a flood mitigatio

Historical Groups Seek OK to Merge
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

City officials took the first step in officially merging the two city historical organizations into one.

Over 300 Take Part in First WashMO Mud Run
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The inaugural WashMO Mud Run was a “great community event,” according to Brandy Koch, YMCA membership service director and one of the event organizers.

District Board Votes To Keep Chief On Paid Administrative Leave
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

By James B. Bartle The future of the Sullivan Fire Protection District being led by Fire Chief Rich White is no closer to being determined than it was on Aug. 10, when in closed session the Sullivan Fire District Board placed White on paid administrative leave. Chapter two of this ongoing issue continued on Aug. […]

Emmaus Touts Benefits Of Community Homes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Take a tour of Kaja’s bedroom and you’ll quickly learn she loves the color purple.

Brinker Wants County Property Appraised
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

First District County Commissioner Tim Brinker said he wants an appraisal of land the county owns in Washington.

Investigation Into Drug Distribution Results In Arrest Of Leasburg Woman
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

A Leasburg woman was arrested Aug. 19 after members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, Bourbon Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Franklin County Narcotics Unit and Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine. Kimberly C. Badger, 28, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute and released […]

Man Charged With First-Degree Burglary is On Parole in Rape Case
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

A Franklin County man who is serving probation in a 2011 rape case is facing a new felony charge, authorities said.

City to Help Fund Dog Park Fence In Proposed New Budget
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Funding for a fence at the proposed dog park will be included in the 2015-16 budget.

Chamber to Recognize New Class of Young Professionals
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce will announce its third class of Outstanding Young Professionals next month.

Eagles Win On Penalty Kicks In Season Opener
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

Sullivan allowed the game-tying goal with less than a minute left in regulation, but the Eagles came out on top  in penalty kicks to defeat St. Clair 2-1 Wednesday. Brad Jones, who led the Eagles in scoring a year ago, booted the season’s first goal to send Sullivan into intermission leading 1-0. Dylan Eggerding’s goal […]

Scenic Regional Is Library of the Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

The Scenic Regional Library was recently named the Missouri Library Association’s library of the year.