Area News

Candlewick Qualifies for Federal Funding
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

City officials told residents of Candlewick Lane that their street now qualifies for a federal grant to completely rebuild the roadway and give them a new street but the project could be two to three

Youngest Daughter in Dailey Family Turns 90
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Rosemary Dailey Freeman, youngest child of James J. and Marie Theresa “Mayme” Geatley Dailey, was honored July 17, on her 90th birthday.

New Police D.A.R.E. Car Boasts School Logos
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The Pacific Police Department recently unveiled its newly assigned D.A.R.E. car, a repurposed 1997 Crown Victoria, with a one-of-a-kind paint job that is a divergence from the black police cruisers.

No Quick Fix for Parks Maintenance
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The amount of work needed to make the city park look crisp and well-maintained makes it impossible to craft a quick fix, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

Board Awards Contract For Thornton, Viaduct Improvement Project
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

A resident of Brundick Lane, which was paved with new asphalt last November, says the asphalt is washing away.

Sue Hinkel to Receive Oracle Storytelling Award
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The National Storytelling Network recently announced that Sue Hinkel of Pacific is the recipient of the Oracle Award for Service and Leadership in the South Central Region.

Call for Immediate Street Repair Work
Missourian — Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Immediate action was ordered on long-postponed street repairs following a discussion at the July 15 board of aldermen meeting.

Resident Appeals Lawsuit Against Commissioners
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

A Villa Ridge man has appealed a lawsuit he filed over Franklin County Commission orders that appointed attorneys.

Liquor License for Brewery Approved
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The Washington City Council approved a liquor license for Michael Winkelmeir.

Four Defendants Are Dismissed
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Four individuals have been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit related to a 2010 fatal accident on Augusta Bottom Road in Warren County.

Fees for Trash Collection To Likely Dropn Waste Collected Weekly
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Union residents may see a slight drop in trash collection fees.

Collector, Clerk Say They Can’t Divide Extra Money Among Their Employees
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door and Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons each make an additional $12,000 a year on top of their normal salaries for contracts the county has with municipalities for coll

City Engineer Resigns After Three Years on Job
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

After three years on the job, Dan Rahn will be leaving his post as Pacific city engineer.

For sale: 2002 Ford F250
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

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City Poised to Sign New Task Force Agreement
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The city of Union will likely enter into a new agreement with a multi-jurisdictional task force to better consolidate resources.

LEO Appeals BOZA Decision
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

A local environmental group has appealed to Franklin Court Circuit Court a ruling from the county Board of Zoning Adjustment over a coal ash landfill that Ameren Missouri wants to build in Labadie.

Union Police Arrest Suspect in Vehicle Fire
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

A man who allegedly torched a vehicle early Tuesday near downtown Union is in police custody.

High Court to Hear Ameren Landfill Case
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue of whether Ameren Missouri is allowed to build a coal ash landfill in Labadie.

Board Upholds Concrete Plant Permit
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld a conditional use permit that would allow a concrete facility near Pacific.

Local Man Hits Pregenant Girlfriend With Car
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21st, 2014 at approximately 10:08 pm, officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the Super 8 Hotel located at 601 North Service Road West, in Sullivan, for a report of a person struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers learned that David L. Bullock (white male aged 21 from Sullivan) had […]

Man Strikes Pregnant Girlfriend With Car
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A man has been charged with intentionally striking his pregnant girlfriend with a speeding car while she stood outside a Sullivan motel Monday night.

House Fire Sunday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Sullivan Fire Department responded to an alarm for a house fire located at 417 S. Park early Sunday morning, July 13. Sullivan Fire was called to the vacant home belonging to Devin Reed at 4:19 a.m. The firefighters arrived on scene at at 4:29 a.m. and were able to bring the fire under control […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 16 arrests for the week of July 7-13. This week’s arrests are: July 7; Nicholas D. Koviak, 31, Battlefield, was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and no seatbelt. Koviak was held at the St. James police department and released on bond. July […]

Man Seriously Injured In Crash On Hwy. 100
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A Washington man was left with serious injuries following an accident that occurred on Hwy. 100 at Route T, Fri., July 11 at 8 a.m. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when a 2005 GMC Sierra driven by Ryan D. Rogh, 49, Washington and traveling north on Route V, failed to yield […]

Union Teen Injured In Accident Sat.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

An accident on Beiker Rd., one mile north of Bethelehem Church Rd., Sat., July 12 at approx. 5:20 p.m. left a Union teen with moderate injuries. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Rebeccah A. Kramer, 18, Union, traveling in a 2008 Ford Fusion, ran off the right side of the […]

Labadie Man Injured In Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A Labadie man was injured in accident that occurred on North Commercial Ave., east of Route TT in Franklin County on Tues., July 8 at 2:15 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Charles W. Ribble, 73, St. Clair, driving an eastbound 2004 Chevy Blazer, attempted to make a left […]

Tractor Overturns On Interstate Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an accident on I-44 at the 234.8 mile marker occurred on Tues., July 8 at 2:40 a.m. in Franklin County. Sherman E. Galloway, 71, Avondale, AZ, was operating an eastbound 2012 Kenworth Tractor too fast for conditions and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the […]

Hermann Man Fatally Injured In Head-On Collision
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A fatality was the result of an accident that happened on Hwy. 100 west of Bluff Rd. in Franklin County, Wed., July 9 at 3:38 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Timothy E. Dineen, 69, Hermann was traveling eastbound in a 1999 Lincoln Continental and crossed the center line, […]

St. Louis Family Injured In Accident Thursday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A driver suffering a medical condition was injured in an accident on I-44, near mile marker 249, on Thur., July 10 at around 5 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Steven M. George, 62, St. Louis, operating an eastbound 2013 Dodge Caravan, suffered a medical condition causing him to […]

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