Area News

Work to Begin on Old State Road Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

The Franklin County Highway Department has come to terms with MoDOT on the proper way to approach repairs on the Old State Road bridge.

Feral Cat Program Enters Second Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

The Pacific feral cat project that began in May 2015 and ceased trapping in extreme cold weather, has recently geared up for the 2016 season.

Farm to You Market Grand Opening Friday, Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

A new locally sourced grocery market, deli and cafe — Farm to You Market — will host a grand opening celebration this Friday and Saturday, May 6-7.

Brinker to Retire as City Street Superintendent
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

Jack Brinker, the city’s street superintendent for 34 years, will retire next month.

County Jail Booking Area Getting Safety Facelift
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

An area of the Franklin County Jail most law-abiding citizens will never see is getting some upgrades that will make booking safer for employees and prisoners.

Nottingham Ridge Subdivision Stalled — Developer Must Go Back to P&Z
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

A builder who wants to develop a three-lot subdivision on Indian Trail Road will have to return to the planning and zoning commission (P&Z) to regain approval.

Annual Children’s Relay A ‘Humongous’ Success
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

Organizers of the 11th annual Jordan Scheer Children’s Relay For Life said the event was a “humongous hit” among the more than 500 area third- through sixth-grade students who took part last Friday, A

School District Has New Professional Development Plan
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

The Washington School District will implement a new professional development plan for next school year.

Navy’s Leap Frogs Team To Jump at WHS Tuesday As Part of St. Louis Navy Week
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

The U.S. Navy’s Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, will jump from a plane next Tuesday, May 10, at 9 a.m. above the football stadium at Washington High School.

Local Orthodontist Receives Humanitarian Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

Jackie M. Miller, DDS, MS, an orthodontist with offices in Washington, Gerald and Sullivan, is the recipient of the 2016 Humanitarian Award, presented by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO

Plaintiffs File New Motion in Case Against County Counselor
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

A new motion was filed Monday in a lawsuit against Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent alleging his attorney Steven Kuenzel has no legal standing in the case.

Woozers Bar Moves to Washington Brewery
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

Local bar owner Dawn Woosley has opened up shop in a new location.

County Assessor Working On Plan to Help Schools
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

In an effort to increase transparency and decrease confusion, the Franklin County Assessor’s office has devised a system to keep residents report how much revenue taxing districts can expect.

Excitement Building For Bridge Project MoDOT Shares New ‘Fast Facts’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016

As construction of the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington draws nearer, anticipation is growing not only within the community, but at MoDOT as well.

Agents Trap Black Bear in Warren County
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

A black bear spotted in rural Warren County was trapped, sedated, inspected and sent back into the wild Monday morning.

Pacific Building Inspector to Postpone Retirement
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

Bill Davis, the retiring city building inspector, has agreed to stay on the job, completing building inspections two or three days a week temporarily.

Judge Approves Gag Order in Murder Case
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

A Franklin County judge has issued an order banning public statements to the media in the case of a woman charged with murdering her 7-year-old daughter last week.

Kiwanis Club Makes Push for Playground
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

The Union Kiwanis Club is raising funds for a new place for children and the young at heart to play.

UHS Graduate Returns ‘Home’
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

After more than 25 years with the St. Clair School District, Missie Evert will return home to serve the Union School District this coming school year.

Power Out In Downtown Bourbon After Lines Damaged
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

Power is expected to be out in Bourbon for at least two hours after a semi-truck hauling a mobile home struck and damaged power lines in the downtown area Wednesday morning. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Bourbon Police, Bourbon Fire and Crawford Electric are on the scene.

Friends for Change Ready to Dedicate Amphitheater
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

After about three years of brainstorming, planning, fundraising and building, the grand opening of the city’s new amphitheater is just around the corner.

Crews Investigate Possible Smoking Train Car
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

Crews from Union Pacific and Washington fire and police were investigating a train car Wednesday morning at Front and Tiemann streets.

Hinson Named State Homecoming Queen
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

Last October, St. Clair High School senior Shayla Hinson visited Nashville, Tenn., and sang on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

Councilman Challenges Target Policy On Use of Bathrooms
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

The city of Washington may push back against a new policy by Target stores to allow transgender employees and customers to choose the restroom and fitting room that fits their gender identity.

Union Lake Dam May Need Major Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

A leaking dam could lead to major changes at the Union City Lake.

Davis Named St. Clair High School Principal
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2016

Jennifer Davis will return to her educational roots when she takes over as principal at St. Clair High School for the 2016-17 academic year.

Firemen’s Picnic Opens Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

By James B. Bartle The Annual Sullivan Firemen’s Picnic will open this Thursday with a parade through downtown Sullivan at 5 p.m. followed by the picnic kicking off at Sunny Jim Bottomley Park. The annual three day event is a Sullivan tradition complete with the world famous Sullivan Firemen’s Fish Sandwiches, cake walks, free bikes […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

The Sullivan Fire Safety District reported 16 alarms for the week of Apr. 25-May 1. Apr. 25: 11:25 a.m.,1500 Hwy AF, vehicle accident. Apr. 25: 2:07 p.m., 10301 N. Service Rd., landing zone. Apr. 25: 4:52 p.m., Hwy. FF & N. Service Rd., landing zone. Apr. 25: 8:45 p.m., E. Vine St., ambulance assist. Apr. […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

Sullivan Police made 22 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Apr. 18-24. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 18; Jesse R. Vaughn,34, Sullivan, was arrested for alleged assault in the third degree. Vaughn was held and released on a court summons. Apr. 18; Katrina S. Graham, 34, Sullivan, was arrested on a […]

Upcoming May Events In Bourbon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

By Kelly Alexander May is a glorious month for Bourbon. With warm weather and a fresh outlook that spring brings, citizens of the community are invited to take part in Bourbon’s annual May events. On May 7, the annual Trash Bash will meet at 8 a.m. at the City Shop located at 180 Cedar Street […]