Area News

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 […]

BHS Menus May 4-May 10
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

Breakfast Wed.-Yogurt, cinnamon toast, diced pears or fresh fruit. Thurs.-Breakfast sandwich, diced pears or fresh fruit. Fri.-Biscuits/gravy, breakfast chicken patty, diced peaches. Mon.-Pancakes, peaches. Tues.-Biscuits/gravy, sausage, applesauce or fresh fruit. Cereal, fruit, and toast are offered as daily alternate. Lunch Wed.-Pizza, Sloppy Joe, broccoli, steamed vegetables, peaches. Thurs.-Spicy chicken sandwich, fish sandwich, mac & cheese, […]

BES And BMS Menus May 4-May 10
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

Breakfast Wed.-Yogurt, cinnamon toast, diced pears or fresh fruit. Thurs.-Breakfast sandwich, diced pears or fresh fruit. Fri.-Biscuits/gravy, breakfast chicken patty, diced peaches. Mon.-Pancakes, peaches. Tues.-Biscuits/gravy, sausage, applesauce or fresh fruit. Cereal, fruit, and toast are offered as daily alternate. Lunch Wed.-Pizza, Sloppy Joe, broccoli, steamed vegetables, peaches. Thurs.-Spicy chicken sandwich, fish sandwich, mac & cheese, […]

Bourbon Senior Center Activities May 4-May 10
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

Wed.-Walking exercise, Star Wars Day, Great American Grump Out Day. Thurs.-Games, Cinco de Mayo, National Day of Prayer. Fri.-Game Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Mon.-Live Music. Tues.-Bingo, Peoples Bank BBQ Cuba 4-7 p.m. $8.

Bourbon Senior Center Menus May 4-May 10
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

Wed.-Fried/Baked Chicken, broccoli, corn, Poor Boy sandwich, wild rice, pie. Thurs.-Mother’s Day Lunch, Turkey, mixed fruit, peas and carrots, Polish sausage with bun, mashed potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut, cheesecake. Fri.-Croquette, oven-roasted potato, tossed salad, Hamburger, carrots, wheat bun, pudding. Mon.-Honey Lemon Chicken, Oriental blend, roasted cubed potatoes, beef and noodles, pineapple tidbits, chocolate cake. Tues.-Swiss […]

Eagles Win Sixth Straight FRC Title
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

By Ryan Storz Holding off Hermann by six strokes, Sullivan won the Four Rivers Conference tournament Monday at the Sullivan Country Club. Bennett Tiefenbrunn was the tournament champion. Tiefenbrunn carded a 78 and won by three strokes over Hermann’s Matthew Heidger. The Eagles won the tournament for the sixth straight year. Next up was the […]

Spring Bluff Pirates – 8th Grade Class
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 03, 2016

LIZ KELLER PRESENTED a banner for the 8th Grade class in honor of her son, Kaden Keller. Each student was also given a t-shirt.

City to Host First Pet Vaccination Clinic Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Monday May 02, 2016

The city of Washington will host vaccination clinics for pets two times in May.

City Council Meets Monday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

The city of Washington is set to enter into a mutual aid agreement with the new Washington Community Fire District.

City Staff, Developers Debate Streets
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

The conversation regarding the city’s plans to adopt a comprehensive revision of zoning, subdivision and development codes continued Tuesday night at city hall.

Mike Pigg Elected Mayor Pro Tem
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

Mike Pigg, Ward 3 alderman, was re-elected mayor pro tem.

Eckelkamps to Be Honored During Eagle Scout Night
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor L. B. and Bonnie Eckelkamp of Washington Wednesday with the 2016 Soaring Eagle Award at the fifth annual Eagle Scout Recognition Di

Nixon Gives No Hints to Life After Governor
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

Gov. Jay Nixon said he won’t distance himself from the state once his second term ends in January.

Religious Freedom Bill Dies in Committee 6-6
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

After weeks of media attention and emotional debate, SJR 39, otherwise known as the Missouri religious freedom bill, is dead after the House Emerging Issues Committee vote ended in a tie, preventing t

Augusta Wine Company Brings Home Gold Medalsn From California Competition
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 01, 2016

Augusta Wine Company, which consists of Augusta and Montelle wineries, brought home multiple gold medals from California’s Pacific Rim Wine Competition.

Sheriff Toelke Named Parade Grand Marshal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The top law enforcement official in the county will serve as grand marshal of the Washington Town and Country Fair parade.

Rain Washes Out Road at Bridge Construction Site
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Heavy rain this week halted construction at the Jefferson Street bridge.

County SWAT Team Completes Training
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team recently completed 40 hours of training at the Southeast Missouri SWAT training center in Fredericktown.

Bigfoot Event Draws Large Crowds to City
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Pacific got its first taste of the popularity of the Bigfoot Monster Trucks last Saturday when the firm celebrated its annual open house at its new world headquarters at 2286 Rose Lane.

School Board Favors Bond Issue Proposal
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The Washington School Board will hold a special meeting in May to make a final decision on placing a no-tax rate increase bond issue on the August ballot.

Dave Sinclair Hosts Car Crushing Demo
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Monster truck Rammunition roared into Pacific April 23 for a car crushing demonstration at Dave Sinclair Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Flat Creek Bridge Work Will Resume Monday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures on Highway 47 in Union as work on the Flat Creek bridge resumes next week.

Traffic Impact Study Needed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

A traffic study will be the next step in alleviating multiple traffic issues on Highway 47 between Union and St. Clair, but it will come with a hefty price tag.

Mail Delivery To Subdivision Will Be Halted Until Roads Fixed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service is scheduled to stop mail delivery to the Westwoods subdivision in Lonedell beginning on Monday.

St. Clair Farmers Market Making Plans for a Strong 2016
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

The St. Clair Farmers Market will attempt to attract younger visitors this year as it introduces a new program aimed at children.

Nixon Signs Higher Education Bill at ECC
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon visited East Central College Thursday for a ceremonial signing of House Bill 2003 — the higher education budget for fiscal year 2017.

Cultural Night Held for ELL Students in District
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 30, 2016

English Language Learners (ELL) students in the Washington School District and their families were invited to a special Cultural Night, held April 14 at the high school.