Area News

Official: Efforts to Save Old Bridge Move Ahead
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

The vision to preserve the almost 100-year-old Bend Road bridge as a hiking and biking trail remains in sight, an official with a nonprofit organization said.

Committee Agrees to Moratorium on Paving Code
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Union city officials are poised to place a moratorium on an ordinance that is impeding industrial progress in the city.

Crews Clear Roads in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

With the recent winter weather Washington Street Superintendent Jack Brinker thought city roads would be adequately pretreated ahead of Saturday’s snow.

County Will Hold Meeting Friday on Dispatching Fees
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Proposed dispatching fees that Franklin County may charge agencies will be discussed during a meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the county commissioners’ conference room.

St. Clair Now Has Own ‘Cheers’ Type of Place
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

There is no significance to the name “Blondie’s,” St. Clair’s newest eating and drinking establishment.

Reported Flu Cases on Decline in County
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Flu appears to be on the decline in Franklin County from earlier this season.

St. Bridget to Convert Former Home Into Office
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

St Bridget of Kildare Church wants to to convert a former residence at 207 N. First St. into an office for its St. Vincent de Paul chapter.

Mouse Race This Saturday in New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

The New Haven/Berger Fire Department Auxiliary will host its fifth annual Mouse Race this Saturday, March 7, at Cedar Creek Conference Center

Seek Vendors for Bridal Fair
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Organizers of the Sunday, March 22, bridal fair to be held in the Pacific Opera House say there is still room for more vendors.

Retirement Party To Honor Dr. Vargas
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

An open house and retirement party will be held Sunday, March 15, for Dr. Ted Vargas, who retired Jan. 1 after serving as a family doctor for 39 years.

Robert Miller Applies for Franklin County Commission Vacancy
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Republican Robert Miller of Krakow said he has formally applied to the governor’s office to be considered for the vacant seat on the Franklin County Commission.

Resounding “Yes” on ECC Building Naming Honor — After First President, Dr. Donald Shook
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

East Central College trustees Monday night voted unanimously to honor the college’s first and longest serving president, Dr. Donald Shook, by naming the current Multipurpose Building in his honor.

Group Asks For Weighted Grades at UHS
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

A volunteer group of parents, teachers and administrators appealed to the school board to allow weighted grading at the high school level.

Former Commissioner Nominated for Vacancy
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Former Franklin County Commissioner Ann Schroeder of Union has been recommended to fill the county commission seat that was vacated with the passing of Mike Schatz, a Republican.

St. Clair R-XIII Dismissing Early on Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Because of the blast of snow and the subsequent slick road conditions, the St. Clair R-XIII School District is dismissing students early on Wednesday, March 4.

Lowest-Paid Administrator Earns $59,225 in St. Clair District
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

The lowest paid administrator in the St. Clair R-XIII School District makes almost $60,000 annually, according to information provided by the central office. Two of the 15 earn six-figure salaries.

O'Fallon Man Killed in I-44 Crash Near Stanton
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

An O’Fallon man was killed early Wednesday when the Jeep he was driving traveled over the median of Interstate 44 near Stanton and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

Park Board Says Formal Soccer Pact Is Needed
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

St. Clair Soccer Association President Teresa Baumruk told the city’s parks and recreation board earlier this year that things appear to be worked out regarding her organization utilizing St. Clair’s

Labadie Couple’s Hen Lays Rare “Double Egg”
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

When Labadie residents Martha and Ron Owens’ hen laid a larger than average egg, the couple expected it to have two, or maybe even three yolks — but they were in for a surprise.

R-XIII Tuition Hike for Nonresidents on Hold
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

St. Clair R-XIII School District Board of Education members wanted to get a little more information before they decide on whether to increase nonresident tuition rates for the 2015-16 academic year.

Eastbound I-44 Closed Due To Fatal Accident (Updated)
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

UPDATE: An O’Fallon, Mo., man was fatally injured early Wednesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Douglas J. Fiedler, 53, was traveling westbound on I-44 at 2:40 a.m. A 2015 Kenworth Tractor driven by Diane C. Phillips, 49, Grant, Mich., was traveling eastbound. Fielder drove his 2000 Jeep Wrangler into the median, striking […]

Local Man Arrested After Pickup Stolen From Church
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

A 38-year-old St. Clair area man was arrested on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly took a pickup truck from the Victory Church parking lot in St. Clair earlier in the day.

Chamber Presents 2014 Award Recipients In Roaring Twenties Theme
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Annual Sullivan Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on Saturday evening, Feb. 21, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall with more than 280 people in attendance to celebrate the achievements of the 37 nominees named for the ten award categories. The “Roaring Twenties” theme was well received by […]

Menard Ordinance Approved By Council Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

‘Two Other Ordinances Approved’ By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council met on Tues., Feb. 17, approving three ordinances and a fireworks bid, among the ordinances approved was another step forward in the possible development of a Menard, Inc. manufacturing and distribution center to be located off the South Service Rd. between Sullivan and […]

Sullivan Police See Increases In Twelve Areas In 2014
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Decreases Were Found In Fourteen Areas By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police were very active in 2014 where they observed increases in twelve areas and slight decreases in fourteen other categories in their annual Crime/Activity report for the past year. The department saw its incident reports decrease slightly in 2014 with 11,339 reports down from […]

Two Car Accident Leaves Both Drivers Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

An accident on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 6:45 p.m. occurred on Hwy. 100 at Hwy. V. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred when Teddy W. Crosby, 53, Owensville, driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, failed to yield to and collided with an approaching 2005 Jeep Laredo operated by Charla G. Jackson, […]

Gerald Man Injured In Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

An accident that occurred on Mon., Feb. 16 at approximately 2:25 in the afternoon on Klemme Road just west of Hwy. 50 left the driver with minor injuries. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Leonard L. Vogt, 48, Gerald, operating a 2001 Ford Ranger, was traveling […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 16 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Feb. 16-22. This week’s arrests were: Feb. 16; Tonya K. Tune, 38, Sullivan, was arrested on a warrant from Franklin County on the charge of excessive BAC-driving while intoxicated. Tune was released to Franklin County Deputies and held on […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Feb. 16; Jason E. Abrams, 36, Union, was arrested on a Ralls County warrant for possession of narcotics equipment. Abrams was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Feb. 16; Ross M. Sherer, 22, Villa Ridge, was arrested on patrol charge of driving while intoxicated and a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear […]

Fit 4 Kids
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Come join the 6-week cardio and strengthening fitness class for kids on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Youth class: Ages 6-12 from 5-5:30 p.m. (8 spots available), Teen class: ages 13-15 years old is from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Classes instructed by Berri Stroup, certified personal fitness trainer. Students may bring an inexpensive yoga mat. […]