Area News

R-XI Parents Pleased With District
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

Overall, parents of Union R-XI students feel welcome at their child’s school, feel that their child is safe and are respected by teachers, according to the results of a climate survey mailed to distri

Commission Needs More Time to Discuss Rezoning Request
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 20, 2014

The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission needed more time before making a decision on a rezoning request.

Poll Results Split on City Smoking Ban
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 20, 2014

The latest emissourian poll shows people are almost equally divided on St. Clair’s proposed smoking ban.

Post 218 Freshmen Win State Title
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 20, 2014

For the second time in three seasons, the Washington Post 218 Freshman Legion team has earned a state championship.

New Playground Opening July 29
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 20, 2014

The new All-Abilities playground has an opening date.

Street Name Will Follow Business
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 20, 2014

Following the recommendations of its planning and zoning board, St. Clair’s aldermen agreed to change the names of a couple of streets within the city limits.

Highway 47 Closed for Hopewell Hill Project
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

A stretch of Highway 47 at Hopewell Hill will be closed beginning this Friday.

Legislature Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

Campaign finance reports for state candidates were filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Park Board Backs Annexation Plan
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

Washington added another endorsement to its annexation plan at the meeting of the Washington Park Board.

Museum Group to Start Looking for Future Home
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

By Keith E. Domke 

Concrete Plant Appeal Hearing Set for Tuesday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

A proposed concrete plant near Pacific will find out Tuesday if it has permission to operate.

Grant, Loan Applications For Bridge Being Finalized
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

Members of the Missouri Highway 47 Bridge committee were updated Thursday morning on the status of enhancement funding for the new bridge.

Time to Fill the Boot
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

For the 60th time this year, firefighters are filling boots with money to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

No Controversy At Local Clinic For Veterans
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

While the national VA health care system has been plagued by a scandal involving delayed care for veterans and manipulated waiting lists, the Washington clinic has been spared from the problems, an of

City, DNR Broker Deal on Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

The city and Missouri Department of Natural Resources have brokered a deal that will save a significant amount of money and not require the relocation of 45,000 cubic yards of waste at the Washington

United Way Sees Increase In Volunteers
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

While American volunteer rates are declining, United Way is seeing a dramatic increase in volunteering, with more than double the rate of growth and predicted increases next year, according to a new c

Local Woman Missing From Flying J
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

Family and friends of Becky Vaughn are concerned for her whereabouts. A Missing Persons report was filed on July 9 after witnesses reported her last being seen at the Flying J truck stop the previous day. Miramigoua Officer Kevin Dziemja stated Vaughn’s debit card had been used in Brazil, In on July 11, but whether […]

County Building Set for Demolition Contains Asbestos
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

An asbestos review on a county-owned building that will be torn down found some of the substance in the structure.

Proposal for Indoor Range in St. Clair Still on Target
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Two public hearings are scheduled Monday before the St. Clair Board of Aldermen meeting that could help Larry Varner move forward with plans to open an indoor shooting range.

Officials Address Proposed Trash Collection Concerns
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Some residents have expressed concerns in proposed changes to the city’s trash service.

Highway 47 Closed for Hopewell Hill Project — Closure Started Friday
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

A stretch of Highway 47 at Hopewell Hill will be closed beginning this Friday.

St. Clair Man Evades Police During Pursuit
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Police are still searching for a man who managed to elude them in a vehicular pursuit Thursday morning.

New Early Learning Center Will Have Big Impact Here
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) director says the opening of the new Early Learning Center is a “dream come true” for her program and the community as a whole.

County Commission Awards Contract for Hogan Road
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

A stretch of county road around Gray Summit will see improvements under a contract awarded Tuesday by the county commission, an official said.

Pacific Patrol Officer Charged In Drug Thefts
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

A Pacific police officer accused of taking drugs that were evidence in criminal cases is facing felony charges.

College Trustees Approve Two-Year Contract Extension For ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

East Central College trustees voted unanimously Monday to award a two-year contract extension to College President Dr. Jon Bauer.

Sullivan Independent News Closing Early On Friday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 17, 2014

The office in Sullivan will be closing at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 due to us attending the funeral of our owner, Kathleen Manion. We will be back in the office with normal business hours on Saturday, July 19 at 9 a.m.  Thank you all for understand and the great support the community […]

Funeral Service For Kathy Manion
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 17, 2014

Kathy Manion, owner and publisher of the Sullivan Independent News, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 52 years, four months and 13 days. Kathy was born in Washington, Missouri on March 2, 1962 to the late Delmar and Ruthalea (VanDeren) Abell. She was a life-long resident of […]

PSA Message About Stanton Substation Outage
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 17, 2014

Beginning at around 2 p.m. this afternoon, crews from Sho-Me Power, the co-op’s power provider, began planned work on the Stanton Substation, causing a service interruption. This outage should last no longer than one hour. Members whose power is affected by this interruption were mailed a yellow postcard early this week. The affected area can […]

Sullivan Independent News Publisher Passes At Age 52
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014

  It is with our deepest sadness to report that Kathleen “Abell” Manion, owner/publisher of the Sullivan Independent News, has passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the age of 52. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.