Area News

Washington School Board Sets Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 30, 2014

The Washington School Board set its 2014 property tax rate following a public hearing Wednesday night.

Police: Need to Keep Military Surplus Program
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 30, 2014

While most law enforcement agencies in Franklin County don’t have a lot of surplus military arms and equipment, the general feeling among police officials is that it’s better to be equipped to handle

St. Clair Fire District Starts Eyeing Tax Hikes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 30, 2014

The St. Clair Fire Protection District is in the early stages of putting together two potential April 2015 ballot questions that will ask patrons to approve a pair of tax increases.

St. Clair, Fire District, Parkway OK Tax Levies
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 30, 2014

Tuesday was tax levy approval night in the St. Clair area as the city, the fire district and neighboring Parkway Village all approved their tax rates for 2014.

Week 2 Football — Pacific, St. Clair Fall
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Week 2 Football — Borgia 56, Union 13
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Everything went Borgia’s way from start to finish in a dominating 56-13 victory over Union on Friday night.

Week 2 Football — Sullivan 30, Washington 8
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

SULLIVAN — Troy Creek ran for three touchdowns as the Sullivan Eagles (1-1) exploded in the second half to beat the Washington Blue Jays (1-1) Friday night, 30-8.

Six Flags Announces New 3D Interactive Ride
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, announce the next generation of interactive thrills with the debut of an all-new

WINGS Hall of Honor to Induct Sixth Class
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

The Washington School District’s WINGS Educational Foundation will induct its sixth class to the Hall of Honor Thursday, Sept. 18.

O’Fallon, Mo., Woman Charged With Assaulting Officer
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

An O’Fallon, Mo., woman who allegedly resisted arrested while in the back of a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy vehicle is charged with third degree assault of a law enforcement official. According to the probable cause statement, Theresa M. Sisak, O’Fallon, was being combative as she was being transferred into the Crawford County Jail. A conservation […]

Jailer Resigns Over Pepper Spray Incident
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

The Franklin County deputy accused of spraying pepper mace on a pizza then offering it to four county jail inmates has resigned.

Two Men Charged With Burglary on Roller Road — Homeowner Surprised Suspects
Missourian — Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Two men are in jail on charges that they broke into a Franklin County home and stole jewelry, authorities said.

East Central College Trustees Approve Property Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

By Karen Butterfield

Franklin County History Fair Set for October 26
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The Franklin County History Fair will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Franklin County Baptist Association building at 785 Butterfield Drive.

Concrete Plant Appeal Filed in Circuit Court
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Residents opposed to a proposed concrete plant in Gray Summit have filed another appeal to prevent the facility from opening.

Residents Have to Cut Grass to Curb
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Pacific residents are facing new rules for cutting the grass on the public right of way in front of their homes.

Soccer Tournament Showcases Athletes
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Liberty Field was a sea of pop-up tents and youngsters clad in brightly colored T-shirts and knee socks Aug. 23-24 when the Pacific Soccer Association (PSA) hosted the sixth annual Tri-County Classic

Apache Drive Targeted First for Street Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Work has begun on Apache Drive in Osage Hills subdivision and work will soon start to replace the worst slabs on Candlewick Lane, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Girl Scout Troop Wants to Beautify Blackburn Park
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Members of a Pacific Girl Scout troop want to plant flowers in Blackburn Park to earn their bronze award.

Franklin County Commission Votes Unanimously On Almost Every Issue
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Since the current makeup of the Franklin County Commission has been in place, there have only been three votes that were not unanimous, voting records on the county’s website show.

New Process May Fix Franklin County Check Signing Problems
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

A new process has been developed to address a controversy over electronically applying signatures to checks at the Franklin County Government Center.

Planning Underway for Downtown Fall Festival — Chili Cook-Off to Kick Off Event
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Planning is underway for Downtown Washington Inc.’s annual chili cook-off and Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

Mayor Calls for Resignation of Alderman
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Mayor Jeff Palmore called for the resignation of Alderman Mike Pigg following a report in The Missourian of a telephone conversation between the alderman and an employee. The mayor said the conversati

Back to Business at Lonedell School
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Lonedell School was evacuated for a short time on Thursday morning after a parent found a suspicious-looking container in one of the parking lots.

WHS 2014 ACT Scores Are Up Over Last Year Above State, National Averages
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

ACT scores for the Washington High School Class of 2014 are above state and national averages.

Franklin County Sets 911 Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The landline telephone tax rate for 911 services will stay at the highest level allowed under law after a 2-0 vote by the Franklin County Commission Tuesday.

Vehicle accident on Glaser Rd.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

 A single-vehicle accident on Glaser Rd. at third curve occurred at 3 p.m. Two people were injured and are being transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.

Update on Franklin County Detention Employee Suspended After Inmates Complained of Suspected Food Tampering
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

On August 21, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Washington Missourian inquiring about a complaint that they had received from a family member of an inmate in the Franklin County Detention Center.  The family member stated that the inmate had been given a piece of pizza that contained pepper spray, a substance used by […]

Sullivan Regional Airport Fly-In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014