Area News

Highway V Closure
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

Highway V at St. John’s Road will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 24. Crews will be replacing a culvert.

Inspiring Sullivan Child Kaden Keller Passes At Age 12
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

By James B. Bartle Kaden Alan Keller, 12, Sullivan, touched many peoples’ lives in the Sullivan community and was an inspiration to all who met and knew him, Keller passed away following a three-time battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, (ALL), Tues., Sept. 9, at Mercy Medical Center, Creve Coeur. Keller was diagnosed in 2008 and […]

Here Comes The Circus!
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

Do you remember going to the circus when you were a child? Have you ever been to a Cirque du Sloeil Show? The Sullivan High School Marching Band’s Show this year is titled “Under the Big Top: The Evolution of the American Circus Music!” It includes: Entry of the Gladiators, Sabre Dance, Daring young man […]

Vehicle Strikes Bridge Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

A 33-year-old St. Clair residents received moderate injuries after his vehicle struck a bridge Saturday night, Sept. 13, at 9:20 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Joshua A. Downey, 33, St. Clair, operating a northbound 2003 Ford Focus, exited the right side of Peacock Road, south of Crab Apple, and […]

Beaufort Man Injured Sunday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

A Beaufort man received serious injuries following a single-vehicle accident on Route BB, south of Radio Tower Rd., Sun., Sept. 14, at 3:25 p.m. The accident occurred when Kevin M. Berry, 31, Beaufort, operating a southbound 2003 Chevrolet S-10, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Berry, not wearing a […]

County Man Charged With DWI Following Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

A Franklin County man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and felony leaving the scene of an accident following an accident Sat., Sept. 13, on Decker Rd., just east of Hwy. T, in Franklin County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:22 p.m. when William M. Whitaker, 50, Labadie, operating […]

Sullivan Man Charged With Leaving The Scene Of An Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

By James B. Bartle A 52-year-old Sullivan man was arrested Sunday night, Sept. 14, following an accident in the 400 block of Elm St., Sullivan, at 9:56 p.m. According to Sullivan Police, they received a report of a vehicle accident on Elm St. in which the driver struck a stop sign and utility pole then […]

Pedestrian Nearly Struck By Train Monday Afternoon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

By James B. Bartle An unidentified Sullivan resident was nearly struck by a train Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, around 4:10 p.m. after a Burlington Northern train approached downtown Sullivan and observed a pedestrian on the tracks just west of Elmont Rd. According to Sullivan Police, the train made an abrupt stop at 4:10 p.m. after […]

All You Can Eat Breakfast With The Masons
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

All You Can Eat Breakfast With The Masons will be on Sat., Sept. 27, 2014 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sullivan Lodge No. 69, A.F. & A.M. 36 W. Vine Street (Across from the Post Office)Sullivan, MO $6 per person. (Proceeds Go To Our Charity Account which supports the Create-A-Partnership program with the Bourbon, Sullivan, […]

Union Man Graduates Military
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

Army Pvt. Andrew Merrick has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle […]

St. Clair Man Graduates Air Force
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 23, 2014

Air Force Airman Ethan C. Atchison graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Board to Revisit Park Fees in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

The Washington Park Board agreed to reconvene a subcommittee to look at altering park usage fees.

Council to Host Hearings On Rezoning Request
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

The Washington City Council will host a double meeting Monday, Sept. 22.

County to Get More Funds to House Inmates
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Franklin County will get a little more money from the state for holding state prisoners now that Gov. Jay Nixon has released some funding.

Robert E. Hansen Hall Dedicated at East Central College
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

With a standing room only crowd, the Robert E. Hansen Hall at East Central College was dedicated Thursday evening, Sept. 18.

Board to Vote on Resolution Opposing Amendment 3
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

The Washington School Board will vote Tuesday night on a resolution opposing a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution — Amendment 3.

Plan Board Rejects CUP Amendment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission denied a conditional use permit amendment at Tuesday’s meeting.

Who Would Pay for Body Cameras? — Some Local Agencies Already Using Them
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

As the debate begins on mandating body cameras for all Missouri peace officers, most local law enforcement officials support their use as a way to protect officers and make them more accountable.

Some Enrollment Changes At Local Parochial Schools
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Local parochial schools are experiencing slight shifts in enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.

Union Board President: Weideman Doesn’t Speak for the Board
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Union School Board President Gary Young Thursday told The Missourian that while the board respects the opinion of the board member who called for central office resignation Wednesday, it does not hold

Union School Board Member Calls for Resignations
Missourian — Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

A Union School Board member Wednesday night called for the resignation of Superintendent Steve Bryant and all central office administrators because of the district’s poor state test scores.

Week 5 Football — Sullivan Rallies Past Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

SULLIVAN — For three quarters, the Pacific Indians were in position for an upset victory at Sullivan's homecoming.

Week 5 Football — Union 55, St. Clair 35
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

UNION — If you like scoring, Union was the place to be Friday night.

Week 5 Football — Ft. Zumwalt South 56, Washington 7
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

It took less than a minute for the Ft. Zumwalt Bulldogs to take a lead it would never relinquish. 

Week 5 Football — Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Borgia shook off a shaky start, got on a roll and cruised to a dominating 42-6 victory over Cardinal Ritter in Week 5 of the high school football season Friday on Homecoming.

Police Follow Lead in Warrenton Bank Holdup
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Warrenton police are following up on a “promising lead” in connection to last week’s armed robbery at Jonesburg State Bank.

Crews Respond to Grain Bin Fire At Straatmann Feed
Missourian — Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Local fire crews worked together to put out a blaze in a grain bin at Straatmann Feed in Labadie Thursday evening.

Mayor: Legal Residence Is 709 W. Union Street
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

According to one resident, some Pacific aldermen are going around the city trying to drum up support for a claim that Mayor Jeff Palmore is not a legal resident of the city.

Homecoming Week At Washington High
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Homecoming Week is underway at Washington High School.

Area Agencies to Take Part in Countywide Drug Take Back
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A prescription drug take back will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, throughout the county.