Area News

Incumbents File for City Offices
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Each incumbent aldermen filed for re-election the first week filing opened.

LEO President Reviewing New Coal Ash Rule, Ameren Responds
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

A new federal coal ash rule that has been highly anticipated by a local environmental group that opposes a proposed Ameren Missouri coal ash landfill in Labadie was released Friday by the EPA.

Franklin County Raises Building Permit Fees
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

The Franklin County Commission this week increased the cost of some building department permit fees for 2015.

Coal Ash Regulations Announced by EPA
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazard

County Paid $20,000 For Municipal Court Lobbying, Legal Help
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Franklin County paid $20,000 for lobbying and legal services related to the new county municipal court.

McDonald New Tourism Director for Hermann
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Eli McDonald of Marthasville, who has worked for the Dierberg Educational Foundation for the last 4 1/2 years, has been named tourism director for the city of Hermann.

Officials Dispute Source’s Accuracy on Pay Raises For County Employees
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 19, 2014

Some Franklin County officials dispute the accuracy of information from a confidential source who emailed The Missourian about proposed county employee pay raises.

Obama Signs Into Law St. Clair Airport Closure Bill
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the bill that allows the St. Clair Regional Airport to close.

Kruse to Cover New Haven News for The Missourian
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Don Kruse, who has been editor of the Hermann Advertiser-Courier for the last 23 years, will cover the New Haven scene for the The Missourian.

College Receives Clean Audit Report
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

East Central College has again received a clean opinion on the annual audit of the financial statements.

College Trustees Approve Several Personnel Matters
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

East Central College trustees approved several personnel matters at the December meeting.

Loved Ones Remembered in Ceremony
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Families of individuals memorialized in Adam’s Garden gathered at the children’s memorial park Dec. 13 to remember their lost loved ones by hanging an ornament on a new Christmas tree planted there la

Tourism Board Approves New Pacific Brochure
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

The Pacific Tourism Commission approved a “Discover Pacific” brochure and map to provide information about the area to visitors.

Partnership Recognizes Its Volunteers
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

The Pacific Partnership used its annual Christmas get-together to recognize the individuals and groups that helped put on three community events in 2014.

Aldermen Want Update on Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Pacific aldermen want an update on the status of repairs to the Brush Creek Sewer District, according to Mike Pigg, acting board of aldermen president.

City Approves Rezoning For Senior Development
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Washington City Council members unanimously approved a request Monday to rezone a tract off West Ninth Street for a planned senior citizen housing development.

Purchase of New Lawn Mower, Trailer on Park Board Agenda
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

The Washington Park Board will have one final meeting in 2014.

Christmas in Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

In this age of commercial Christmas light extravaganzas, neon neighborhoods and yards lit up like runways, it is always comforting to see the familiar lights of Pacific’s long-established Nativity Sce

Bully Hotline Is Now Operational
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

A telephone hotline is now available at Pacific Middle School and Pacific High School for students who are being bullied or who see someone else being bullied.

Route 66 Blog Highlights Pacific Nativity Scene, Tree
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce’s two historic outdoor Christmas exhibits are featured on an online blog.

Tourism Seeks Clarity on How to Use Bed Tax Funds
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Members of the Pacific Tourism Commission want to establish clear guidelines of how tourism taxes can be spent.

Director Says School Lunches Still Popular
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Although some public school districts in Missouri are reporting fewer students buying school lunches, numbers are actually up in the Washington School District.

Incumbent, Newcomer File for Washington School Board Seats
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

Current Washington School Board member Kevin Blackburn was the first person to file Tuesday morning for the April 2015 election.

Four Incumbent Councilmen Will Seek Re-Election
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

All four Washington City Council members whose terms expire next April are seeking re-election.

Ameren’s Labadie Energy Center Is Recognized
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

For the second time in four years, Ameren Missouri’s Labadie Energy Center has been recognized as an industry leader by Navigant, one of the nation’s leading consulting firms.

Montee Family Aids In Sale Of Home For West Sullivan City Hall
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

By James B. Bartle The Town of West Sullivan will soon begin minor modifications to a home, once owned by the late Don and Peggy Montee, to become the permanent Town of West Sullivan City Hall. The Montee family gathered with members of the West Sullivan Board during the Thanksgiving Holiday to formally take a […]

Woman Injured In Roll-Over Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

A roll-over accident on Route C, north of route YY, occurred on Mon., Dec. 1 at 9:50 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Katelin M. Schafler, 22, New Haven, operating a 2005 Ford Escape northbound on Route C, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned several […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 19 alarms for the week of Dec. 1-7. Dec. 1: 5:14 a.m., 4621 Woodland, ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 3:44 p.m., 10322 WL Hackberry Dr., Smoke investigation. Dec. 1: 9:05 p.m., 1194 Landon Rd., ambulance assist. Dec. 1: 11:19 p.m.,619 Hwy. W, ambulance assist. Dec. 2: 12:05 p.m., E. Springfield Rd., […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made nine arrests in Franklin County for the week of Dec. 1-7. This week’s arrests were: Dec. 1; Adrian C. Hopkins, 19, St. Clair, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for no registration or license. Hopkins was held on bond at the Franklin County Jail. Dec. 2; Roy […]

Fair Ticket Vouchers Make Great Stocking Stuffers
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Tickets for the 29th Annual Meramec Community Fair are on sale now through Dec. 31, for the stocking stuffer price of $25. The ticket prices will increase five dollars during the early bird special from January to April at $30 and then increase in May to $35. “We have a great entertainment lineup that we […]