Area News

Park Board Seeks Funding For Future Capital Projects
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Future capital improvement projects were discussed at length at the Washington Park Board’s Thursday night meeting.

Aldermen Discuss Water Heater Replacement Fee
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

A complaint by a resident that she had to pay too much for a permit to replace her home water heater prompted a call for a complete review of residential building permit fees.

History Groups Discuss Merger
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Talks are taking place to merge the Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) and the Meramec Valley History Museum, according to Alderman Carol Johnson.

City to Seek Help on Floodplain Properties
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The city operations committee will take up the question of why some residents are required to buy flood insurance and others are not.

Alderman Wants City Department Reports
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The city attorney will prepare a resolution requiring city department heads to make monthly reports to the board of aldermen on work in progress or recently completed.

Pacific Mayor Proposes Change In Grave Opening Payments
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Mayor Jeff Palmore wants the city to change its requirement that funeral homes must pay in advance for a grave opening.

Distribution Warehouse Planned for Plaze Inc.
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Plans are underway for Plaze Inc. to build a 140,000-square-foot distribution warehouse on property adjacent to its Pacific plant at 1000 Integram Drive.

Alderman Tables Lift Station Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Alderman Ed Gass said the city cannot go forward with proposed repairs to the main sewer lift station until engineering specifications are prepared and Pacific advertises for bids on the project.

City Postpones Start of Congress Street Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The Highway N improvement project has been delayed after officials learned the estimate for sewer repairs was off by more than 100 percent.

Aldermen Override Pacific Mayor’s Veto
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Pacific aldermen overrode a mayor’s veto, paving the way for them to hire a special counsel to advise the board.

Republican Party Must ‘Re-Image’ Message, Says Keynote Speaker At Franklin County Lincoln Days Banquet
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Who will win the White House in 2016 was the talk of the night at the Franklin County Republican Lincoln Day Banquet Friday.

Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Citizen
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The Missouri Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a citizen who argued that county commission orders that named attorneys to represent the county were void.

Longtime Employee to Carry on Shop’s Legacy
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Longtime Four Seasons Florist employee Julie Prenger and her husband Shawn are now the owners of the Downtown Washington flower and gift shop.

Truck Theft Ring Probe Expanding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Franklin County detectives said the scope of a recent truck theft investigation has grown to include additional suspects and missing vehicles. 

Missourian Ad Staff Wins 13 State Awards
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The Missourian ad staff brought home three first-place awards and 10 others in the 2015 Best Ad Contest.

Support Meals On Wheels! Dance with Big River Band
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Meals on Wheels Honored With Washingtonian Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

An organization that has been providing meals to the homebound in Washington for the past four decades was recognized for its record of exceptional volunteerism Saturday evening.

Riverfront Trail Day Is Set for June 3 at Fairgrounds Pavilion
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The Washington Rotary Club and the Washington Parks Department are beginning plans for their 11th annual Riverfront Trail Day to be held Wednesday, June 3, for seniors and anyone else who has a physic

City Considers Revising False Alarm Ordinance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Changes are coming to the city of Washington’s false alarm ordinance.

County Commission ‘Unfairly Blamed’ Over Purchase Controversy
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The Franklin County Commission has been “unfairly blamed” for purchase orders being processed without the proper signatures, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said.

District Prepared For Online Testing
Missourian — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The testing season for Missouri public school students is right around the corner, and this year a new way of administering those tests has been somewhat controversial even before it’s started.

Aldermen Annoyed By Mayor’s Inaction On Bond Issue Study
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

Alderman Carol Johnson questioned why Mayor Jeff Palmore did not comply with a board of alderman vote to authorize a study of city finances for a possible bond issue.

Meals on Wheels Joins Long List Of Washingtonian Award Winners
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

The Missourian established the Washingtonian Award in 1988 to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that through their volunteer efforts made a major impact on the community.

Ambulance District Seeks 13-Cent Tax Hike
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

The Meramec Ambulance District will ask voters next month to approve a 13-cent tax increase.

Insurance Agent Earns Top Honor for Customer Service
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

Casey Zastrow, an American Family Insurance agent in Washington, recently was recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certifi

Aldermen Want Update On Sewer Repair Work By Brush Creek District
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

Aldermen say they want an update on the inflow and infiltration (I&I) repairs being made to the Brush Creek Sewer District infrastructure.

Cuba Man Charged With Assault, Leaving Scene Of Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

A Cuba man is accused of second-degree assault and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident in a January incident. Justin L. Ray, 25, is being held on a $75,000 cash-only bond. According to the probable cause statement, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated an accident on Jan. 15 involving a pedestrian near Mound […]

Sullivan Man Fatally Injured In Head-On Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

A 37-year-old Sullivan man was fatally injured hours after an accident on Hwy. 185 South, just south of Route A, Sun., Mar. 15, at 9:10 a.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Fredrick C. Haldeman, 37, Sullivan, operating a northbound 1994 Dodge Ram, collided with a southbound 1999 Chevrolet 1500, driven […]

Rotary Radio Auction To Be Held March 25-26
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

The Sullivan Rotary Club will be holding their annual radio auction next week on Wed., Mar. 25, and Thurs., Mar. 26, starting at 6 p.m. each evening on KTUI Radio, 102.1 FM, Fidelity Cable Channel 95 and online at KTUI.com. This is the fundraising event Rotary holds each year to provide scholarships for Sullivan and […]

American Cancer Society Announces Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

Sullivan walkers go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life. This celebration of life brings numerous groups and individuals concerned about cancer together for a unified effort to fight back. Teams of enthusiastic citizens will gather at the Sullivan Fairgrounds for a full day relay […]