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East Central Trustees Approve Catalog Management System
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

East Central College trustees gave a nod of approval to the purchase of a digital catalog system to enable the college to provide a comprehensive, digital course catalog.

Community Kindness Focus Of Family Reading Night
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Grammy-nominated musican and now children’s author Justin Roberts will be the featured guest at the annual Family Reading Night this Friday, March 6, at Washington Middle School. Doors open at 5:30 p.

Washington Home Show This Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The 33rd annual Washington Home Show opens Friday evening and runs through Sunday at the city park auditorium.

City Building Department Issues 88 Permits in February
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

A total of 88 permits were issued by Washington’s building department in February, a decrease from the 102 permits issued in January, according to a city report.

Man Found Dead in Apartment
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Washington detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday afternoon.

South Point Closed Today for Excessive Illness
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

South Point Elementary School was closed Thursday, March 5, due to excessive illness among students and staff.

Identity Theft Calls Up Last Year in New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Calls to the New Haven Police Department regarding identity theft have been on the rise, according to Police Chief John Sheible.

First of Eight Car Cruises To Take Place This Friday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Washington Odd Fellows will hold its first of eight car cruises this Friday at 6 p.m. in downtown.

No School in Lonedell on Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Because of a concern about road conditions on bus routes, the Lonedell R-XIV School District has canceled classes for Thursday, March 5.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 […]

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, […]