Area News

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.

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.

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.

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.

County Gets Money After Governor Releases Funds
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Money released last week by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will help keep the Franklin County Assessor’s Office running.

City Asks Businesses to Direct Trucks Away From Candlewick
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The city has called on owners and managers of businesses in the industrial parks to help direct trucks to and from the city industrial areas.

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.

Repairs to Apache Drive Completed
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The city reports that repairs on Apache Drive have been completed and the improvements could make the street safe for another few years.

Committee Won’t Act On Riverwalk Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Mike Bates, city operations committee chair, said his group is not the right place to determine whether the Riverwalk project should be a committee of the park board or function as an independent comm

Debate Condition of Fields
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

In an hour-long, often heated debate, Pacific Park Board members vowed to improve the Liberty Field soccer fields in time for the 2015 season.

Boy Scout Wants To Improve Park
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Boy Scout Hunter Ellermann wants to construct a walking trail in the undeveloped area of the city park as an Eagle Scout project.

Park Board Members Vow to Help With Rodeo
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

As the date nears for the second annual Iron Horse Rodeo in the Liberty Field equestrian arena, Stephen Flannery, park board president, asked park board members to volunteer to assist with the event.

Reported Overdose at Family Motor Inn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department responded to the Family Motor Inn at 7:20 a.m., Thursday morning, Sept. 18, in regards to a reported drug overdose. One 20-year-old white female was transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan hospital by Mo Bap Ambulance and a second 20-year-old white female was transported by private vehicle to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. […]

Manion And Bartle New Owners, Publishers Of Sullivan Independent News
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The Sullivan, St. Clair, Bourbon Area Family Shopper Inc. doing business as the Sullivan Independent News would like to announce that Jennifer Manion and James Bartle are the new co-owners and co-publishers of the Sullivan Independent News. The change in ownership and publishers come following the passing of former owner and publisher Kathleen Abell Manion […]

SULLIVAN FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN CLIMB.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Outbreak Of Respiratory Illness Hitting Children Not Reported Here In Our Area As Of Today
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

By James B. Bartle It may be here and officials just haven’t received documentation thus far but the enterovirus 68 or EV-D68 respiratory virus, first discovered in the 1960’s, has not made it to Franklin County or Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan Emergency Room at this point. The EV-D68, the virus which is believed to have struck […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The Sullivan Police Department made 14 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Sept. 1-7. This week’s arrests were: Sept. 3; Michael S. Weber, 27, was arrested on the charge of alleged driving while suspended and a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of […]