Area News

ECC Awards Welding Program Certificates of Completion
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

Participants in the Intro to MIG Welding program offered at the East Central College Washington site recently received certificates of completion.

Gateway 2 Vape Now Open in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

Gateway 2 Vape, an e-cigarette and vapor store, opened Friday at 1102 Washington Square.

Good News for Missouri A+ Scholarship Program
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

Students who participate in Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program will receive tuition reimbursement for all but one credit hour for the spring 2015 semester, the Department of Higher Education announced

City Offers to Plow Snow in Westlakes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

The city will offer to plow snow in Westlakes Subdivision for a fee.

Library Begins Steps Toward New Building
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

The Scenic Regional Library is taking the first step in January to keep a promise to voters to build a bigger library in Pacific.

City Still Fighting Bacteria in Water System Near City Hall
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

Water samples are still being tested around Washington’s city hall as the city attempts to clear its system of the coliform bacteria.

Airport Bill One of 296 Obama Signs
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

It’s never happened before, and it may never happen again.

Airport Tops Museum Fire As Top St. Clair Story
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

For more than nine months, the February blaze that destroyed the St. Clair Historical Museum building and almost all of its contents was a sure-fire bet to land in the top spot of The St. Clair Missou

County Meth Labs at 16-Year Low
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 27, 2014

Franklin County is on track in 2014 to record the fewest number of methamphetamine lab incidents in the last 16 years.

Classic Car Thief Is Charged in More Thefts
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 26, 2014

A county man, charged in the theft of a classic 1956 Chevrolet in October from Washington, now faces more felonies from a crime spree spanning three months.

Christmas Eve Shooting Accident Leaves One Person Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday December 26, 2014

On Dec. 24th at approximately 12:45 AM, deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Robertsville Road in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, deputies determined that the victim had been shot in the foot with a 410 Ga, weapon. The victim stated that the weapon discharged striking him in the foot […]

Photojournalism Hall of Fame Closed; Moving to Columbia
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 26, 2014

The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Washington has closed after 10 years.

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 Aldermen — 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.

CVS Plans to Build New Pharmacy, Store 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.

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

“It’s just a good feeling.”

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.

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.

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. 

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 […]