Area News

City, Sports Leaders To Discuss Field Use
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Union parks and recreation officials soon will begin working with youth sports leaders to hash out field schedules in preparation for the opening of the Veterans Memorial Park next year.

Sinkhole Project Grows in Size, Cost
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The city is moving forward with plans to repair a giant sinkhole that occurred Sept. 9 when a sewer line collapsed, but who is responsible to cover the damage is uncertain.

Outstanding Bonds to Be Refinanced
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The Meramec Valley School District approved a “go to market” resolution to refund $5.4 million in outstanding general obligations bonds and issue new bonds.

Washington School Board May Change ’16 Tax Levy
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The Washington School Board will hold a second public hearing Wednesday night to set the property tax levy for 2016-17 due to misinformation received from Franklin County.

Pacific Calls for More SO2 Monitors at Labadie Plants - Sends Resolution to EPA
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Pacific aldermen passed a resolution Sept. 20 calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require sulfur dioxide monitors surrounding the Labadie power plant to be placed where highest levels of pollutants can be detected.

I-44 Trucking and Wrecker Service Does a ‘Risky Recovery’ - Job Featured in National Magazine
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Mark Robbins doesn’t just use his “zip line” for an amusement ride at the St. Clair Fall Festival.

Sheriff’s Civil Division Now in Judicial Center - Moves From Sheriff’s Office
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

According to state statute, there are two mandated services a sheriff must provide, a jail and a civil process division.

Police: No Trespassing Near Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

The city of Washington erected No Trespassing signs Friday on fences blocking the Rotary Riverfront Trail from the new Highway 47 Missouri River bridge construction site.

Plaintiffs Suing County Request New Judgen After Sanctions Ordered Last Month
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Two plaintiffs suing Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent are asking for a change of judge after Associate Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger imposed monetary sanctions on the men and denied several of their motions at a hearing in July.

Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn - Trial Was Set for Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

After five years of court appearances and plea negotiations, a child pornography case against a Sullivan man is closed.

Tool Allows Students to Report Bullying Online
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 24, 2016

Students, parents, employees and volunteers now have a way to report bullying in the Union School District.

Turnovers Carry Sullivan Past Hermann In Upset
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

A ferocious defensive effort that forced seven Hermann turnovers carried Sullivan to a 28-8 upset over the Hermann Bearcats Friday in Week 6. Six days after the Eagles thumped Pacific, they dished out one punishing hit after another, causing five Hermann fumbles — all five recovered by Sullivan. Hermann also threw two interceptions. Sullivan never […]

Annual Run to Read October 8 at Library - Register by Sunday to Get Free T-Shirt
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

The 11th annual Run to Read, sponsored by The Missourian, will be held Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will begin and end at the Washington Public Library.

City Sets Moratorium On Utility Pole Height
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

For the next six months, no utility poles higher than 40 feet may be erected on city rights of way.

Vogt Hired as Union Chamber Director — Begins Work Monday
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

The new Union Area Chamber of Commerce director is ready to hit the ground running when she begins Monday.

Fall Festival Continuing All Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

Organizers expect big crowds this weekend for the annual Downtown Washington Inc. Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

Murder Case Is Moved Back to Warren County - Man Set to Stand Trial in 2014 Triple Homicide
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

A man accused of murdering three people and injuring a fourth in Warren County has been granted a second change of venue.

Pacific Girl Scout is Semifinalist in Contest
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

Society for Science and the Public and Broadcom Foundation have named Elizabeth Wamsley, Pacific, as a semifinalist in the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science and engineering competition.

Pacific's St. Bridget Church to Mark 175th Anniversary
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

St. Bridget of Kildare Church, Pacific, will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the parish Sunday, Nov. 13.

City Discussing Possible Water Line Extension
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

Preliminary plans are being discussed to extend a water line to increase fire flow in the Autumn Leaf subdivision.

Lightning Strike Damages Well
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 23, 2016

By Joe Barker

Pacific Won’t Allow Storage of Derelict Vehicles
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

The Pacific planning and zoning commission Sept. 13 recommended denying a request to legalize the storage of demolition vehicles on a lot at 102 S. Elm St.

Apartment Complex Planned on East Osage in Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead for property owner Joe Bosse to construct an apartment complex on his Route 66 Business Park at 508 E. Osage.

Crawford Electric Holds Annual Member Meeting
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

Three incumbents were re-elected to the Crawford Electric board of directors, along with one newcomer.

Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Possession
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

A Washington man will serve time in prison for multiple drug-related offenses over the last three years.

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

The Dent County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 5730 MO-19, Salem, MO at 01:25 AM on 09/22/2016. Missing Is: Harley M. Hopper a white, female, age 13 Vehicle Information: White older model GMC full size pickup bearing unknown registration,  last seen northbound MO-19 in […]

Belvia’s Blooms to Hold ‘Holiday Open House’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

Belvia’s Bloom is marking more than 10 years in business with an open house next month that also showcases the store’s holiday items.

Van Strikes Steak N Shake Building Thursday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

Emergency Vehicle responded to Steak N Shake Thursday morning, Sept. 22, approx. 8:22 a.m.

Suspect in domestic disturbance eludes authorities
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 21, 2016

On Sept. 20, at approximately 2:16 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Lost Trail Rd. in Leslie, MO in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress.  It was reported that one of the parties involved in the dispute had left the residence and ran in to the woods, possibly intoxicated with a […]

Honoring Our Veterans – Sgt. Franklin Theodore Luechtefeld
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 20, 2016

By Christine Hopwood Franklin Theodore Luechtefeld was born on December 18, 1932 to Edward and Elizabeth Luechtefeld in Leslie, MO. He was the sixth of eight children that were raised on a farm. He attended Holy Family Catholic Parrish/School. He was a bright student but only completed 8th grade, as he had to help his […]