Area News

County Warns Company To Adhere to Permit Rules on Asphalt Plant
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

A company’s request to operate a temporary asphalt plant in Franklin County was met with some resistance by county officials last week.

Mild Summer Helps Local Corn Production
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Timely rain and moderate temperatures have teamed up to help the corn growth so far this year.

Rezoning Request Is Recommended
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request for W&B Franklin County during Tuesday’s meeting.

Employee’s Wife Can Serve on Ambulance Board, Chief Says
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

There is no law that prevents a woman from serving on the board of the taxpayer-funded ambulance district her husband works for, the ambulance chief said.

Emmons: Group Conspiring to Bring Her Down
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said she thinks an alliance of politicians is working to have her defeated in the upcoming Aug. 5 primary election.

Assessor Says Collector Violated State Law
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Franklin County Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons violated state law each time she adjusted property values or abated taxes for certain taxpayers, Assessor Tom Copeland alleged in a news release issue

Senior Amazing Race in August
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Homestead at Hickory View, Washington, is planning a “Senior Amazing Race” for Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Man Strikes His Pregnant Girlfriend With Speeding Car
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

A man has been charged with intentionally striking his pregnant girlfriend with a speeding car while she stood outside a Sullivan motel Monday night.

Alderman Wants Event Planned for Civil War Battle
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Alderman Steve Myers wants to see the city or some civic organization plan an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1864, Civil War battle that took place in Pacific.

New Preschool Center Building Taking Shape
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Two Washington preschool centers will soon be on one site.

Miller Family Gives Large Tract to City For Nature Reserve
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The city of Washington has been deeded more than 67 acres of land west of Grand Avenue to be maintained “forever” as a nature reserve.

Union Chamber Unveils New Logo
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce new logo offers something for all seasons.

Meramec Nursing Center Issues Warning About Local Scam
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

“Meramec Nursing Center has been informed there is a scam going on in our community that is targeting the elderly. Someone is calling these people saying they are from Meramec Nursing Center and that “they” heard the person is not living in a safe environment and the person needs to have their home inspected by Meramec. […]

Operations Committee to Investigate Challenges
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The city operations committee will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chamber.

West Area Annexation Map
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Washington voters will vote on five separate ballot questions on the west area proposed for annexation.

Candlewick Qualifies for Federal Funding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

City officials told residents of Candlewick Lane that their street now qualifies for a federal grant to completely rebuild the roadway and give them a new street but the project could be two to three

No Quick Fix for Parks Maintenance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The amount of work needed to make the city park look crisp and well-maintained makes it impossible to craft a quick fix, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Youngest Daughter in Dailey Family Turns 90
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Rosemary Dailey Freeman, youngest child of James J. and Marie Theresa “Mayme” Geatley Dailey, was honored July 17, on her 90th birthday.

New Police D.A.R.E. Car Boasts School Logos
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Pacific Police Department recently unveiled its newly assigned D.A.R.E. car, a repurposed 1997 Crown Victoria, with a one-of-a-kind paint job that is a divergence from the black police cruisers.

Board Awards Contract For Thornton, Viaduct Improvement Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

A resident of Brundick Lane, which was paved with new asphalt last November, says the asphalt is washing away.

Sue Hinkel to Receive Oracle Storytelling Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The National Storytelling Network recently announced that Sue Hinkel of Pacific is the recipient of the Oracle Award for Service and Leadership in the South Central Region.

Call for Immediate Street Repair Work
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Immediate action was ordered on long-postponed street repairs following a discussion at the July 15 board of aldermen meeting.

Fees for Trash Collection To Likely Dropn Waste Collected Weekly
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Union residents may see a slight drop in trash collection fees.

Resident Appeals Lawsuit Against Commissioners
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

A Villa Ridge man has appealed a lawsuit he filed over Franklin County Commission orders that appointed attorneys.

Four Defendants Are Dismissed
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Four individuals have been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit related to a 2010 fatal accident on Augusta Bottom Road in Warren County.

City Engineer Resigns After Three Years on Job
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

After three years on the job, Dan Rahn will be leaving his post as Pacific city engineer.

For sale: 2002 Ford F250
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

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Local Man Hits Pregenant Girlfriend With Car
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21st, 2014 at approximately 10:08 pm, officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the Super 8 Hotel located at 601 North Service Road West, in Sullivan, for a report of a person struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers learned that David L. Bullock (white male aged 21 from Sullivan) had […]

House Fire Sunday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Sullivan Fire Department responded to an alarm for a house fire located at 417 S. Park early Sunday morning, July 13. Sullivan Fire was called to the vacant home belonging to Devin Reed at 4:19 a.m. The firefighters arrived on scene at at 4:29 a.m. and were able to bring the fire under control […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 16 arrests for the week of July 7-13. This week’s arrests are: July 7; Nicholas D. Koviak, 31, Battlefield, was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and no seatbelt. Koviak was held at the St. James police department and released on bond. July […]