Area News

SULLIVAN SKATING RINK OPENS FOR THE 2016-1017 SEASON
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

The Sullivan Skating Rink opened for the 2016-2017 season on Friday, September 30. Public skating hours are Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00pm- 10:00pm Admission is only $3.00 per person and skate rental is $1.00. The Rink is also available for weekend parties from now through May 1, 2016. Saturday times are 9:00am-11:OOam, 11:30am-1:30pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm […]

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office: Sonic Boom Still Unconfirmed
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 the sheriff’s office was inundated with calls from citizens who reported what sounded like an explosion.  The noise was heard throughout Franklin County into Crawford County, shaking windows and homes. It was later determined that the noise was heard in various areas of the state of Missouri. […]

Route 47 Committee Finalizing Study Scope - Next Step Is to Seek RFQs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

A special committee pushing for Highway 47 improvements in Franklin County is poised to seek engineering proposals for an initial traffic study.

Resident: Who Is Making Cemetery Decisions?
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

A Pacific resident asked officials who would act as sexton if someone were to die the next day and needed a place to be buried.

Board to Study Budget, Long-Range Needs
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The Meramec Valley R-III School Board and administrators will hold a special board meeting Monday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. to discuss overall finances for the district.

Briggs: City Finances in Good Shape
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Despite its debt, Washington City Administrator Jim Briggs stressed that the city is financially stable.

Top 10 All-Time Winning Coach Is Recognized
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Linda Wells, Pacific High School alumna and one of the top 10 all-time winning coaches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), occupies a special place in Pacific history, city officials said.

Comprehensive Plan Is Sent Back to P&Z
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Officials say they will ask the Pacific Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission to take another look at the comprehensive plan it approved June 23, 2015.

Hot Air Balloon Festival Draws Many to New Haven
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The 27th annual Pepsi-Cola hot air balloon race, glow and festival held Sept. 23-24 was a success, said Brad Zobrist, event organizer.

City Accepts Route 66 Preservation Awardn For Jensen’s Point Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

City officials gathered Sept. 22 at Jensen’s Point stone pavilion to accept a Route 66 preservation award.

City Adding Bleachers at Bridge Site
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Bleachers will soon be added to the riverfront trail to allow visitors a chance to sit and watch the construction of the new Highway 47 bridge.

Honoring Our Veterans – Ken Powers
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

By Kelly Alexander Ken Powers is originally from the state of Massachusettes. Transplanted in his early teens to the New Haven area, he lived with his mom and was involved with the civil air patrol for two years when he was in junior high school. In his junior and senior years in high school, he […]

Four Chamber Members Are Recognized - For Marketing Efforts
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce presented four member awards at a special luncheon Monday.

County Schools Will Receive Infusion - From Court Fines, Forfeitures
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Franklin County schools will be receiving a bit of a windfall soon as the result of fines and forfeitures collected by the circuit courts that will be passed on.

City Seeks Front Street Proposals
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The city has started accepting proposals for the redevelopment of an area along Front Street, east of Lafayette Street.

Bridge Crews May Start Working in River Soon
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Preliminary work on the new Highway 47 Missouri River bridge is progressing and crews could be working in the river within a couple of months.

Ribbon Cutting Planned for New ECC Building
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

More than two years after the conceptualization of East Central College’s new Business and Industry Center, a ribbon cutting has been scheduled at the newly completed space.

Corps Will Conduct Hydrologic Modeling - On Hypothetical Union Dam
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Would a dam on the Bourbeuse River have prevented flooding in Union and Pacific last December?

Be Alert for Trucks Near Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Motorists driving on Highway 47 near the Missouri River bridge are urged to remain alert for heavy equipment moving in that area.

Washington Band Festival is Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The 48th annual Washington Marching Band Festival will take place this Saturday, Oct. 1.

WINGS Awards STEAM Grant to Middle School
Missourian — Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The Washington School District’s WINGS Educational Foundation has awarded its second STEAM collaborative grant to the middle school.

Partnership Renewed With Cyber Crimes Task Force
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

For more than a decade the relationship between the Franklin County sheriff’s office and the regional cyber crimes task force has been instrumental in dozens of arrests and subsequent convictions.

Union Ambulance Tax Takes Effect Saturday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

People buying many items within the Union Ambulance District will see a bump in the price beginning Saturday.

Protein Bars Needed for Troop
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

A St. Clair mother whose son is in boot camp training in San Diego is asking people to donate protein bars to send to his troop.

City Hall Will Be the Site Of a Little Free Library
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The St. Clair Board of Aldermen approved a request from two Edgar Murray students to install a “Little Free Library” at city hall.

Band Festival Field Competition Lineup
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The field competition for the Washington Band Festival this Saturday will get underway at approximately 12:15 p.m. at the Washington High School field.

Young Professionals Honored At Annual Chamber Member Luncheon
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce recognized its fourth class of Outstanding Young Professionals at its annual member luncheon Monday.

Local Vets Form Club to Motivate Others
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

Some local veterans are looking to inspire other veterans to become more physically, and emotionally, fit.

First Annual Youth Deer Hunt Weigh-In Oct. 28-29
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

By James B. Bartle Bill Parker and friends are looking to turn this seasons youth deer hunt into a special event with an unofficial deer weigh-in to be hosted at Orschelns Farm and Home Oct. 29-30. According to Parker, the event is in no way a contest, but an opportunity for the youth hunters to […]

Lowe’s, Sullivan Fire Safety Event Oct. 15
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Sullivan Fire District and Lowe’s will once again team up for a scaled-down version of their Safety Day on Saturday, October 15. According to Sullivan Fire officials, Lowe’s will be handing out free smoke detectors to visitors while Sullivan Fire will be providing 9-volt batteries with a limit of two batteries per family. The […]