Area News

Sullivan Man Receives Serious Injuries In Accident Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Sunday July 26, 2015

A Sullivan man received serious injuries when he crashed into a tree Saturday near Miramiguoa Village. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert A. Ayers, 42, was traveling on Miramiguoa Drive around 5:50 p.m. when his 2000 Chevry Silverado traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Ayers was not […]

Board Alters Policy on Comments
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 26, 2015

For the next five months public comments at Franklin County Planning and Zoning meetings will take place before the meeting starts. 

Pacific Man Acquitted of 2010 Rape Charge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

By Tim Schmidt

Washington Superintendent Is Highest Paid
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer currently is the highest paid among superintendents in Franklin County school districts.

Ordinance Paves Way For Street Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

It’s official.

Lower Valuations Impact School Districts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

Franklin County schools expecting flat assessed valuation are seeing decreases ranging from 1.2 percent to 6.5 percent, which will impact the amount schools receive from property tax charges.

Sullivan Again Extends Menards Closing Date
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

Hopefully, seven will be the lucky and final number.

Proposed Rezoning For Concrete Plant May Go to Court
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

A controversial proposal to rezone property in Gray Summit for a concrete plant could end up in court if the county commission approves the request, an attorney said.

Par-Way Tryson to Join EEZ
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

St. Clair soon should have a second tenant that qualifies for Enhanced Enterprise Zone benefits.

Intersection Closed After Car Strikes Utility Pole on W Fifth St.
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 25, 2015

A car left the road taking down the utility pole on West Fifth and Lafayette Streets. Fire, Police, Ambulance and Highway Patrol are all on the scene. The intersection is closed until the utility pole

Contract for Union License Office To Be Rebid
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

For now, the Union Chamber of Commerce will retain the management of the Union License Office, and has a another chance to bid for the operation.

City of Union's Drinking Water Is Safe
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

The city’s drinking water has violated state standards, but there are no health risks to residents, officials said.

City Ordered to Chlorinate Water
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

In the wake of a state mandate to chlorinate Washington’s water supply, city officials said they are prepared to work closely with property owners to address any problems caused by the change. 

Man Dies in St. Ann's Road Crash
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

A Washington man was killed early Friday when the car he was driving crashed on St. Ann’s Road, southwest of Washington.

Taxpayer-Funded Children’s Agency May Get Office
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

There are “undoubtedly” space problems with some of the organizations supported by a local taxpayer-funded youth services agency, said the board chair.

Boil Order Hits Businesses, Restaurants
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

Washington Wal-Mart SuperCenter customers won’t find bakery cakes, doughnuts, deli meat or fresh produce for sale until the boil order has been lifted in the city of Washington.

U.S. Grant Symposium Set for This Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

The second annual U.S. Grant Symposium will be held this Thursday, July 23, at the AT&T Foundation multipurpose room at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.

‘Trump Is Trash’ Local Veteran Says — Presidential Candidate’s Comments ‘Offensive’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

As local veteran Kurt Gansmann sat at the bar at the VFW in Washington, he considered the recent controversial comments made by presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump.

Outside Legal Fees for Landfill Minimal Since 2011, Official Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said County Counselor Mark Vincent looked up how much the county spent on outside legal fees on the Ameren landfill case since 2011.

United Way To Announce Goal for Drive
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

The Franklin County Area United Way will announce its 2015 fundraising goal next week at a special kickoff breakfast for corporate contributors.

City Awards Contract for Annual Street Sealing Work
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

Washington City Council members awarded a contract Monday for the sealing of various streets and alleys in the city this year.

Flood Program at Senior Center Draws Big Crowd to Discuss Flood of 1915
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

A group of Pacific residents, most of whom have experience with floods in Pacific, gathered at the Tri-County Senior Center July 16 for a program on the Flood of 1915, which occurred 100 years ago in

National AIB Judges Impressed With City — After Two Day Tour
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

National judges with the America in Bloom competition were impressed with the city, according to Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy and Sally Bocklage, Washington in Bloom chair.

District Announces Open House Schedule
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

In preparation for the 2015-16 school year, open houses have been scheduled throughout buildings in the Washington School District.

State Mandates City Chlorinate Water Supply
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

The city of Washington is now chlorinating its water supply.

Society Remembers Muehler
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

One of the most prominent members of the Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) recognized at the July 16 annual picnic meeting held at the Tri-County Senior center wasn’t there.

Fidelity Movie Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2015

Dinner’s On! Tickets On Sale Now
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2015

  Halo for Animals is pleased to present the sixth annual fundraiser, Dinner’s On! The event takes place at the Large Eagles Hall, 1000 Acid Mine Rd, in Sullivan on Saturday, August 1 at 5:30pm. Dinner takes place from 5:30-6:30pm with silent auctions ending after dinner. For a $25 ticket, diners will enjoy sampling food […]

Milstead Named New Chamber Director
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2015

  By James B. Bartle If you’ve been at a Sullivan Chamber of Commerce event or been into the Springfield Rd. Office of the Chamber, you, no doubt, have met Cindy Milstead. Milstead has served at the Administrative Assistant to former Director Lori Rego for the past two years and this week, she was named […]

Plan To Attend This Year’s Relay For Life On Aug. 8 Fun activities for the whole family
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2015

  By Carmin Ball Teams of enthusiastic citizens will gather at the Sullivan Fairgrounds for a full day relay against cancer on Sat., Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event that allows participants from all walks of life, including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, […]