Area News

Three Injured When Tractor Rams Their Vehicle
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

In the early morning of Mon., Dec. 8, an accident occurred on Interstate Hwy. 44 just east of Hwy. H that injured three men. Joseph L. Sweatland, 55, of Owensville, was driving a 2015 International Tractor eastbound on I-44 when, according to a report from the Highway Patrol, he ran into the back of a […]

Cuba Man Charged With Tampering, Arson, Burglary
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A Cuba man is facing three felony counts of tampering with a motor vehicle, arson and burglary. A warrant has been issued for Carl Shafferkoetter, 34, who is accused of breaking into a garage, taking a vehicle and being present when a fire broke out in the home. According to the probable cause statement, authorities […]

Texas Man Charged With Possession
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A Texas man is charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for driving up to 100 miles-per-hour on Interstate 44. On Dec. 9, a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol observed Jeffrey L. Medley, 53, traveling westbound on I-44. Medley was allegedly driving over the fog […]

MSHP Troop I Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Dec. 7 – Nathon P. Ogle, 24, Lebanon, was arrested in Laclede County for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt, and no license plate lamp. Dec. 7 – Victor T. Horton, 23, Sullivan, was arrested in Crawford County on a warrant for […]

Single Vehicle Accident Injures Leasburg Woman
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

A Leasburg woman suffered moderate injuries when the vehicle she was driving, according to a Highway Patrol report, “failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the right, struck a driveway and overturned.” Danielle L. Anderson, 28, was driving a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan west bound on Hwy. H, three miles east of Leasburg, when the […]

Sanborn Is Rocking The Math World
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Basketball
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Eagles Defeat Affton, St. Mary’s; Fall To Windsor
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By Ryan Storz Coming off a tournament championship at John Burroughs, Sullivan kept the momentum rolling in a quad-meet. On Tuesday, the Eagles defeated Affton and St. Mary’s, but fell short against Windsor. Affton The Eagles had few problems against Affton, winning 66-16. 113 – Leland Wall pinned Drewan Carter at 4:58. 120 – Joshua […]

Holiday Classic Continues On
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By Ryan Storz The third annual Peoples Bank Holiday Classic rolls on Wednesday with semifinal and consolation games. The winner of Borgia/St. Louis Patriettes faces the winner of Cuba/Principia at 8:30 p.m. The winner of Owensville/Farmington faces the winner of Sullivan/Pattonville at 5:30 p.m. The losers from those first round games meets beginning at 4 […]

Lady Eagles Rally Past Waynesville
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By Ryan Storz Behind 17 points from Jenna Lochner and a fourth quarter run, Sullivan defeated Waynesville 62-56 on Monday. Kallie Bildner was a handful for the Lady Tigers. She led all scorers with 33 points and pulled in 24 rebounds. It was the second time this season the junior had a 30-point performance. But […]

Man Dies From Injuries Suffered in Crash With Tractor-Trailer
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 21, 2014

Washington police said a Franklin County man died Sunday night from injuries he suffered that morning in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Highway 100 at Southpoint Road.

Franklin County Insurance to Rise Almost 10 Percent
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 21, 2014

Franklin County will see a 9.75 percent increase in its health insurance costs next year, according to officials.

Parks Department Eyeing New Mower, Enclosed Trailer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington Park Board gave the go-ahead to move forward with plans to buy a new mower and trailer for the parks department.

Parents File Civil Lawsuit In Son’s Death
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The family of a St. Clair teen who was killed when he was struck by a speeding car on Highway 30 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car and three other men who allegedly were

School Board OKs Mutual Aid Agreement for County Safety Director
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington School Board Wednesday night unanimously signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for school crisis participation and response mutual aid with Franklin County.

ECC Earns Accreditation For Its Music Programs
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

East Central College recently earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

New Technology Will Assist Sheriff’s Office Investigations
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Identifying suspects and deceased people may be easier now that the county commission approved the purchase this week of a field fingerprint reader for the sheriff’s office.

District Receives Clean Audit Report
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington School District received an “unmodified rating” or clean rating on its annual audit.

Ameren Missouri Installs New Clean Air Equipment
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

New clean air equipment has been installed at the Labadie Energy Center in Franklin County, demonstrating Ameren Missouri’s commitment to improving air quality and being a good steward of the environm

Two ‘Innovative’ Teen Counseling Programs Planned
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Two new programs are being established in Franklin County to help teens get counseling for alcohol and drug abuse as well as other issues in their lives.

WHS Athletic Association Will Host Alumni Night
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Washington High School Athletic Association will host its first alumni night at a home basketball game this season.

East Central to Administer Adult Education Classes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Adult education classes that have been offered by the South Central Missouri Literacy Council will be administered by East Central College beginning in January 2015.

Statewide Texting and Driving Ban Needed, Griesheimer Says
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

A statewide texting-while-driving ban is needed, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.

Sheriff’s Office Joining in Holiday DWI Crackdown
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

From now through New Year’s Day, Franklin County deputies will wage a crackdown on holiday drunk driving offenders. 

Plan Board Approves CUP For Dredging Operation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

By unanimous vote, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission awarded a conditional use permit to a proposed dredging operation near St. Clair.

Crawford County recount confirms Bernstein winner
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

STEELVILLE - A recount of Nov. 4, 2014 ballots cast for associate circuit court judge in Crawford County confirms a win for incumbent Scott Bernstein. The recount, which took place on Thursday, was tr

St. Clair Chamber to Honor Citizens
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

Because of an earlier banquet date, the deadline for the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce to receive nominations for its various awards has been moved up to just after the new year.

Dierker Not in Violation Of Ethics Law
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

The Missouri Ethics Commission has found that St. Clair Assistant City Administrator Travis Dierker has not violated conflict of interest laws as alleged by a former city employee and her husband.

Obama Signs St. Clair Airport Closure Bill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 20, 2014

President Barack Obama on Thursday afternoon signed into law the bill that allows the St. Clair Regional Airport to close.

Incumbents File for City Offices
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Each incumbent aldermen filed for re-election the first week filing opened.