Area News

Council to Discuss Private Street Signs
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 04, 2016

The Washington City Council will vote on a proposal to change the color of private street signs.

County Tax Payments Coming in Steadily - $20 Million Collected Thus Far
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 04, 2016

Franklin County Collector Linda Emmons says her office can easily take in as much as $4 million dollars in one day as residents pay their annual personal property and real estate taxes.

Goal for Disabled Veterans Memorial Is Within Reach
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 04, 2016

Organizers collecting donations for a disabled veterans memorial in Union are within reach of fully funding the structure.

Psych Care Employees Are ‘Devastated’ About Closingn Last Day Is December 23
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 04, 2016

Washington’s Psych Care Consultants, located at 205 Elm St. above Schroeder Drugs, will close its doors Dec. 23, employees and patients learned recently.

United Way to Hold Victory Celebration
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 04, 2016

The Franklin County Area United Way will recognize its Top 30 corporate donors, leadership-level givers and volunteers in the 2016 campaign at a victory celebration Tuesday, Dec. 6.

New City Budget Shows Slight Deficit
Missourian — Posted on Sunday December 04, 2016

After operating for five months on a carry-over budget from the previous year, Pacific aldermen reviewed the 2016-17 budget at a special meeting Nov. 30.

MCJROTC Advances In Rifle Competition
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

In what proved to be their busiest, yet most productive week of the year, the Pacific High School JROTC unit wrapped up its champions division season defeating Oxford High School.

Tickets on Sale Now For Holiday House Tour
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

Tickets are on sale for the Holiday House Tour, sponsored by Downtown Washington Inc.

Christmas on Plaza, Parade December 10
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

Santa Claus is always the star of the Pacific Partnership’s Christmas on the Plaza, but this year he will be center stage, bathed in a curtain of lights, according to Drew Stotler, who co-chairs the event with his wife Samantha.

More Funds Needed for Heritage Park Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

The project to renovate Washington’s Railroad Heritage Park needs money to officially be finished.

Kay Jewelers Opens Washington Location
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

The Washington market offered Kay Jewelers something different than the typical shopping mall.

Board Upholds Zerna Permit Revocation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

A Gray Summit car dealer’s request to keep his conditional use permit was denied by the Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment.

Man Receives 15 Years; Held Teen Captive - Met on Internet Chat Forum
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

A Warren County man has been ordered to serve 15 years in federal prison for transporting a minor girl across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity at his home in Lake Sherwood.

New Airport Plan Almost Completed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

An updated master plan for Washington Regional Airport should be completed by next spring.

County Will Lead Corridor Study Effort
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

After months of veiled threats, pulled funding and infighting between communities, Franklin County will now take the lead on the committee formed to find solutions to the Highway 47 corridor traffic troubles.

Three Injured in Crash Near Highway 47 Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Three people were taken to the hospital following a crash Friday evening on Highway 47, north of the Missouri River bridge.

Board of Aldermen Will Meet Monday
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

The St. Clair Board of Aldermen will hold three public hearings Monday night pertaining to the city’s budget and proposed changes to the city’s zoning regulations.

Former Sears Store Owner Sentenced
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

The former owner of the Sears store in Washington will serve three months in prison followed by six months of home confinement on federal charges that she embezzled almost $400,000 from the parent company.

Hillhouse Nominated for Highway Commission
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has nominated Dr. Edward D. Hillhouse, Villa Ridge, to the State Highways and Transportation Commission.

Man Dumped At Hospital Following Overdose
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

By James B. Bartle A Cuba man was dumped on the grounds of Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan Nov. 23 at 3:57 a.m., following a heroin overdose. Sullivan Police responded to the emergency room after the victim, identified as Jason L. Annin, 42, Cuba, was discarded by other individuals on the grounds of the hospital. Annin was […]

City Treatment Plant Blower Needs Repairs
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

The cost to fix a blower at the Washington Wastewater Treatment Plant nearly doubled after it was discovered more repairs were needed.

Soft Water Priority For Pacific Residents
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Pacific residents are complaining that city water is too hard, according to Alderman Mike Bates.

Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Of Police Officer
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

A woman who battled with Franklin County deputies and Sullivan police officers has entered a not guilty plea to charges in the case.

New Doors Installed In Government Center - Key to New Overall Security Plan
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

After being damaged by wind nearly two years ago, new automatic doors were installed at the Franklin County Government Center in Union.

Filing for School Board To Open December 13 - Three Seats on April 2017 Ballot
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Filing for the Washington School Board election this spring will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Meramec Ambulance Paramedic Awarded State Medal of Valor
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

A paramedic with the Meramec Ambulance District is one of 10 public safety officers awarded the 2015 Missouri Medal of Valor.

Fire District Kicks Off 2016 Toy Drive
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

By James B. Bartle The economy has brought many challenges to fundraising events this year, however Sullivan has continued to help take care of their own with various fundraisers this year. The Sullivan Fire District is hoping to see that continue with their “Annual Toy Drive” for the Meramec Community Mission. The program is also […]

Sullivan Man Charged In Sodomy Case
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

By James B. Bartle A 39-year-old Sullivan man has been charged in a two counts felony warrant alleging he committed statutory sodomy in the first-degree deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14-years-old and one count of child molestation in the first degree. The incidents occurred during 2014 thru 2016. James R. Johnson Jr., […]

Bids and Ordinance Approved
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council approved three bids and one ordinance during their regular meeting on Nov. 15. The council approved the purchase of a 2017 Dump Truck from Scheppers International in the amount of $100,757, with a delivery of 90-100 days. Eight total bids were submitted on the truck purchase ranging […]

Bill To Repeal City’s ATV Ordinance Withdrawn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

By Ryan Storz Alderman Gene Kulaga decided to withdraw a bill Tuesday that would have repealed the city’s ordinance banning all-terrain vehicles being operated on the streets. Kulaga initially proposed allowing ATVs to be used back in September, but after making a motion, no other board members spoke out in support. City attorney Robert Davis […]