Area News

Citizens Suing County May Be Barred From Comments at Meetings
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Citizens who are suing the county may be barred from making public comments at future county commission meetings.

Thornton Road Closure Angers Some Aldermenn Contract Calls for One Lane Open
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Aldermen were angry that Thornton Road was closed temporarily while the contractor moved a 57-foot box culvert into place.

J&W Cycles Named A ‘Top 100’ Dealer For 23rd Consecutive Year
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

J&W Cycles, Washington, is a winner of the 23rd annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, the motorcycle and powersports industry’s largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition.

CVS Plans to Build New Pharmacy, Storen Scheduled to Open in July
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

CVS Pharmacy plans to build a new pharmacy and retail store at 2120 W. Osage.

UMS Craft Fair Is ‘Best On Record’
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

The 30th annual craft fair held at Union Middle School was the “best on record,” according to Susan Richardson, event chair.

Ameren Employees Play Santa for Sick Children
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

“It’s just a good feeling.”

School Board Filing To Resume January 5 District Closed for Winter Break
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Filing for the Washington School Board election in April is on hold temporarily because district offices are closed for winter break.

Alderman Urges Mayor, Attorney to Reveal Plans
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Alderman Mike Pigg said the mayor and city attorney should be more open and honest with aldermen, providing the information they need for the good of the city.

Stratman Files to Run Against Road District Incumbent
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

A man who was recently critical of the Washington Special Road District has filed for a seat on the board.

SFBRHS Implements New eLearning Days — Teachers Can Now Post Lessons Online on Snow Days
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Snow days at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School this winter will no longer be a goof-off day for students.

Washington School District to Pilot New Data Management System
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

The Washington School District plans to pilot a new data management tool, Forecast5 Analytics, in the coming year.

CVS Pharmacy Now Open for Business
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Renovation crews transformed the former Pharmax Pharmacy at 305 Hoven Drive into CVS Pharmacy over the Dec. 20-21 weekend.

LEO Says DNR ‘Must’ Deny Permit — Based on New Federal Rules
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Attorneys for a local environmental group say a proposed coal ash landfill planned for Labadie does not comply with “key provisions” of new federal regulations released by the EPA last week.

America in Bloom Announces New Level of Awards Program
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

America in Bloom recently announced the creation of a new level of competition in its nationwide awards program. 

Panhorst Nears 16 Years As Mayor of New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

In his youth, George Panhorst explored every block of New Haven, and played baseball in the streets or on any vacant lot he and his buddies could find.

City Considering Beet Juice to Pretreat Roads
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 25, 2014

Beet juice could soon help Washington clear its streets during snowy weather.

Sheriff Toelke Thanks Citizens for Support
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, who announced he is retiring after his current term, said he appreciates how Franklin County citizens have supported his department and deputies over the years.

Senior Center to Benefit From Pianos for a Purpose
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Tri-County Senior Center will benefit from the Chamber of Commerce’s first fundraising event of 2015.

Park Board Endorses Contract
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Washington Park Board agreed to back a plan to continue a mowing contract with Scheer Lawn & Landscape.

Candidates File for City, School Board Election
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Filing for the 2015 municipal election kicked off Dec. 16 as candidates filed for open seats on the Pacific Board of Aldermen and Meramec Valley School Board.

Pacific Partnership Closes Out Busy Year
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Pacific Partnership closed out its busiest year in its 14-year history, flush from the success of new projects and the introduction of new leaders.

Group Takes Concerns To R-XI Board
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

A group of parents and educators is suggesting the development of several teams to address accountability and other concerns within the district.

Ambulance, Fire District Hold Joint Toy Drive
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Meramec Ambulance District and Boles Fire Protection District hosted their annual First Responder Toy Drive Dec. 6.

Board Approves Playground Equipment Installation Work
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Three new pieces of playground equipment will be installed at Washington West Elementary.

Teen Nominated for Scholarships
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

The Washington School Board Wednesday night voted to recommend senior Jamielee Buenemann as the district’s MSBA Belcher Scholarship applicant.

Vehicle Fire on Highway H
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Sullivan firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Highway H around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. No injuries and no information at this time.

Clark Street Cafe & Bakery Celebrates
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Sullivan MFA Co-Op Under New Management
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle Sullivan MFA Co-op 301 has been under new management since Nov. 1, as local resident Rick Hofstetter was elected to manage the 92-year-old Sullivan business. Hofstetter comes from a farming life and a career as in construction as he left his employment with Bloomsdale Excavating to accept the position with MFA. […]

Sullivan Woman Held On $75,000 Bond After Attempted Hotel Robbery
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle A 54-year-old Sullivan woman was held in the Franklin County Jail on $75,000 bond after she attempted to rob a local hotel on Monday night, Dec. 8. Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson reported that at 8:37 p.m. Monday, Trina J. Vittetoe, 54, Sullivan, allegedly entered the office of the Family Motor […]

Vandals Cause $10,000 In Damage To Country Club
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday December 22, 2014

Sullivan Police are seeking public information into what has been determined in excess of $10,000 in damages to the Sullivan Country Club this past week. According to authorities, they were contacted by the Sullivan Golf Course, 1 Country Club Dr. at 8:38 a.m. Fri., Dec. 12 for reported vandalism. The Golf Course reported that vandals […]