Area News

Robert “Bob” Marsh To Be Honored Sunday For 50 Years In Fire Service
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

By James B. Bartle Local businessman and Sullivan Fire Protection District Firefighter Robert “Bob” Marsh will be honored for his 50 years of service to the Sullivan Fire Protection District on Sunday, April 26, with a ceremony at 2 p.m. Marsh began his 50 years of service in 1964, and was an active fire fighter […]

Investigation Of Three Possible Abduction Attempts Two In Sullivan With A Third In Franklin County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

By James B. Bartle As reported on the Sullivan Independent News website, mysullivannews.com, last week Sullivan Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies continue to investigate what appears to have been possible child abductions in and around the Sullivan area. According to Sullivan Police Chief George R. Counts and Lt. Patrick Johnson, officers continue to follow […]

‘March’ For Meals At Sullivan Senior Center
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging’s Sullivan Senior Center celebrated March by recognizing volunteers and organizations who support Sullivan Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program, and to bring awareness to our program. During this time we acknowledged our “Community of Champions” who deliver meals or help support the program financially. Each year, MEAAA gives each Center […]

Spring City-Wide Clean Up Is Scheduled For Apr. 27-May 1
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

For Sullivan’s City-wide clean-up during the week of Apr. 27-May 1, residents are allowed 2 bulk items per house  – 1 appliance or white good per house – old refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, etc. must have freon units removed by a certified technician and must be tagged; All boards or lumber cannot exceed 4 feet in […]

Seminary Rd. Accident Seriously Injures Sullivan Resident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

A Sullivan resident was flown by Air Ambulance following a single vehicle accident on Seminary Rd., just west of Erni Rd., Sunday, April 19, at 3:57 p.m. The accident occurred when Joshua R. Graham, 33, Sullivan, operating a westbound 1994 Ford F-150 fell asleep at the wheel and traveled off the right side of the […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made eight arrests in Franklin County for the week of April 13, through April 19. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 16; Cynthia A. Boehm, 52, Cedar Hill, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of speeding. Boehm was […]

Holtz Sets School Record In Pentathlon At Jeff City Relays
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Senior wins first in event with school record 3,010 points By Ryan Storz Zack Holtz set a new school record in the pentathlon at the Capital City Relays on Saturday. Holtz took first place in the event and had a score of 3,010. It was part of a successful day overall for the Eagles track […]

Eagles Break Out Late
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Sullivan scores six in sixth inning, win 8-1 and break three-game losing streak By Ryan Storz Matt Foster was overpowering Sullivan’s lineup took advantage of some costly errors and the Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-1 win against the Owensville Dutchmen on Thursday. Foster struck out 12 batters, worked around four walks […]

Sullivan Girls Win Union Relays
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Lady Eagles win back-to-back meets By Ryan Storz With the Class 4 District 5 meet less than a month away, Sullivan’s girls are rounding into top form. The Lady Eagles won their second straight meet Tuesday at the Union Relays, just three days after capturing the Rebel Relays in Park Hills. Sullivan accumulated 113 points […]

SCORING FRENZY
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Lady Eagles pour it on St. James in 10-0 win, post third straight victory By Ryan Storz To say Sullivan controlled Thursday’s game against St. James would be an understatement. The Lady Eagles swallowed up the winless Tigers 10-0 to win for the third straight game. Sullivan fired 26 shots at the St. James net […]

No Stop Signs to Be Added on Hambro
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 26, 2015

There won’t be stops signs added, nor changes to the speed limit on Hambro Avenue despite claims of dangerous driving on the roadway.

Council Tables Plan For Additional Parking Around City Hall Complex
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 26, 2015

Washington City Council members this week tabled a plan to increase parking around the city hall complex.

Major Progress on New Classrooms at Washington West
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 26, 2015

By Susan Miller

Scouts Question Fees For City Park Facilities
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 26, 2015

The Washington Park Board will be asked to make a recommendation on adjusting fees for local Scouts to use park facilities.

County Meth Lab Seizures Dip to Record Low
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

While the number of meth lab seizures in Franklin County dropped to an all-time low last year, look for an increase in 2015, according to a detective with the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes

Board Agrees to Sell Land to Grace’s Place
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Union city officials Monday night agreed to a land sale to Grace’s Place to build a new facility.

Plan Board Supports Villa Ridge PUD
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Sam Wagner has just one more hurdle to clear before his planned urban development project in Villa Ridge is officially approved.

Board Tables Landfill Code Changes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Proposed revisions to the county’s land use code regarding landfills were tabled Tuesday night at the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Fricks Market Earns Merchandising Award
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Fricks Market, Union, recently received a 2014 Excellence in Merchandising Award from the Springfield Division of Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. The recognition came during a ceremony in Branson on

Appeals CUP For Dredging Operation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

A Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Government Center.

Official: Mobile Home Park Needs Floodplain Permit
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

The Sleepy Hollow mobile home park off Highway AT in the Villa Ridge area needs a no-rise certificate for a low-water crossing and a floodplain development permit, a county official said.

Trail Developers Want City to Take Ownership Of Bend Road Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Pacific officials are considering accepting ownership of the Old Bend Road Bridge to be preserved as part of trail system, but they want to hear from the public before making a final decision.

Alts Will Receive $20,000 For Land at Bend Bridge Site
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Franklin County will pay Paul and Jenna Alt $20,000 for right of way and easements related to the Bend Road bridge replacement project near Pacific.

Luncheon Focuses on Bridging Commerce, Conservation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Commerce and conservation were the topics of discussion of a luncheon Wednesday at city hall.

Arnette Steps Down After 22 Years of Service — In Pacific City Government
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Ward 3 Alderman Walter Arnette stepped down from the city hall podium at the April 21 meeting after serving 22 years in city government.

Cato Expected to Open in May
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Exterior construction of a new women’s fashion retailer, Cato, is 100 percent complete, according to Joe Vernaci, Phoenix Center II developer.

Dierker Will Become New City Administrator
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Beginning June 1, Travis Dierker will be the new city administrator for St. Clair.

Man Charged in Attempted St. Clair Armed Robbery
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Thanks to a tip, the man suspected for the attempted armed robbery of the owner of the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in St. Clair last Saturday has been arrested and charged.

Borgia Fest Has Carnival Rides, Games and Music — Opened Friday at High School Campus
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s annual Borgia Fest opened Friday afternoon and runs through Saturday.

Ham Radio Operator Flies Model Tricopter
Missourian — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

Ham radio operator Ken Trudeau of Gray Summit flies his home-built tricopter at Liberty Field by remote control.