Area News

Second Hearing Necessary Regarding Condemned Home
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

The city of St. Clair will need to conduct a second administrative hearing on a piece of property it has condemned after there was inadequate notification concerning the first hearing.

Lady Eagles Top Oakville 54-45
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

A balanced scoring attack helped the Lady Eagles on Monday. With three players in double figures, Sullivan topped Oakville 54-45 in the first round of the Lindbergh Tournament. Sullivan (11-4) entered the tournament as the second seed. Seventh-seeded Oakville kept pace with the Lady Eagles through the first quarter, but Sullivan used a second quarter […]

Eagles Upset Potosi In Overtime
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan handed Potosi just its second loss of the season with a comeback victory on Tuesday on the road. The Eagles trailed by as many as 10 in the third quarter. A fourth quarter rally sent them to overtime where they hung on for a 62-59 win. Michael McDermott scored a season-high 21 points for […]

Eagles Defeat Potosi, Principia On Senior Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sullivan’s wrestling team had just three home meets, but they made the last one of the season count. The Eagles defeated Potosi 57-15 and Principia 51-24 on senior night. Potosi 106 – Jacob Dixon won by forfeit. 113 – Leland Wall won by forfeit. 120 – Nick Juliette pinned Joshua German. 126 – Dillan King […]

Heeger Recipient Of Distinguished Service Award
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Union native and longtime volunteer Alvera Heeger was recognized Saturday for many years of service in the community.

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Sullivan Fire District reported 18 alarms for the week of Jan. 12-18. Jan. 12: 2:48 a.m., 875 Dunsford Dr., ambulance assist. Jan. 12: 10:27 a.m., 46 Sandy Dr., ambulance assist. Jan. 13: 2:40 p.m., McKinley and Vine St., vehicle accident. Jan. 13: 9:29 p.m., 235 Elmont Rd., ambulance assist. Jan. 14: 6:26 p.m., 401 […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 12 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Jan. 12-18. This week’s arrests were: Jan. 13; Britnee K. Kuhl, 25, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of shoplifting and domestic assault. Kuhn was held […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 17 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Jan. 12-18. Jan. 12; Mitchell L. Wymer, 24, Washington, was arrested on Franklin County warrant FTA moving traffic. Wymer was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Jan. 12; Edward R. Lewis, 44, Pacific, was arrested on a […]

Slippery Conditions Lead To Car-Train Collision
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A St. Clair senior citizen escaped with only minor injuries when her vehicle slid into a train at Wing Drive and West Springfield Road Fri., Jan. 16 around 12:15 p.m. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Margaret Brumfield, 72, St. Clair, driving northbound in a 2007 Dodge Caliber, was attempting […]

Hwy. 50 Accident Claims Life Of Rosebud Man
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A fatality accident occurred Thurs., Jan. 15 just after 5 p.m. on eastbound U.S. Hwy. 50, east of Route C. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when a westbound 2000 Ford Focus, driven by Michael R. Branson, 50, Rosebud, crossed the center line of Hwy. 50. Joseph […]

Task Force Raid Leaves One Dead Another Seriously Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

By James B. Bartle Members of the St. Louis, Jefferson County Task Forces, along with members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, were among the agencies involved in a large vehicle theft ring investigation that led them to property near Spring Drive, located north of Hwy. 30, near Lonedell, Wednesday night, Jan. 14, in which […]

Bourbon Man Accused Of Unlawful Use Of Weapon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

A Bourbon man is accused of unlawful use of a weapon after allegedly holding someone at gunpoint on Dec. 27 at a residence on the North Service Road. According to the probable cause statement, a victim reported that the suspect, Jamen E. Weddle, had held someone at gunpoint, but fled the scene through a field. […]

Two Sullivan men injured in I-44 crash
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - Two Sullivan men received minor injuries Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2015 after their Ford Mustang ran off the left side of the westbound lanes of I-44 and struck a median barrier, reports t

Sullivan wards 2 & 3 will have new council members
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - A significant shift in members of the Sullivan City Council will occur following the April 7, 2015 municipal election. The recent resignation of Mayor Tom Leasor - and the subsequent appoin

Franklin County 911 Fund Has Revenue Shortfall of $490,000
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

The Franklin County 911 fund has a revenue shortfall of more than $490,000 in fiscal year 2015.

Riverfront Land Suit Is Settled
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

The settlement of a 5-year-old lawsuit should pave the way for extending Washington’s riverfront park and trail system to the west.

New Classroom Addition Takes Shape at West
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

One of two classroom additions being built at Washington West Elementary is under roof.

Myers Appointed Interim Building Commissioner
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Former building commissioner Dave Myers was appointed to serve in his former post for two weeks.

Aldermen Consider Park Design Change
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Officials are considering eliminating a large baseball at the Veterans Memorial Park to make room for four smaller fields.

Driver escapes injury in North-South Rd. rollover
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

SULLIVAN - The driver of a 91 Ford pickup escaped injury after experiencing a rollover accident Saturday afternoon at North-South Road and Tessa Drive. According to a witness at the scene, the driver

MoDOT Works on Improving Signal Pattern
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working on better coordinating the traffic signals on Highway 47 at Interstate 44 so traffic can flow through the area more efficiently.

St. Clair Fire Board Has Secretary Race
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

There will be a small handful of elections in April when St. Clair area residents fill out their ballots, including in the local fire protection district, where Leroy Nunn filed on the last day for a

Pilot Waves White Flag 
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

Tenant Jim DeVries apparently has given up his longtime quest to fight the city of St. Clair and its administration concerning its regional airport and the future of it.

Eyewitness Almost in Harm’s Way
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

An eyewitness to a bizarre pair of related incidents Wednesday afternoon in St. Clair said he was about a half-minute away from being a potential casualty instead of an innocent bystander.

Union Superintendent Leaving District
Missourian — Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will leave the district at the end of the school year.

Ham Radio Key to Community Survival
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

Ham radio has captured the attention of a sustainable-community guru who says a community’s ability to sustain itself depends first on its ability to survive, and ham radio often provides the last lin

Woman Arrested After Collisions Force Vehicles to Crash Into Businesses
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

A 52-year-old St. Clair woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she crashed her car into two vehicles that then crashed into the exterior walls of a pair of local businesses located across a stre

New Bar, Restaurant to Open on Front Street
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

By Joe Barker

Board Approves Lease Agreement With City — To Park School Buses Indoors
Missourian — Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

The New Haven Board of Education last Wednesday approved a lease agreement between the school district and city of New Haven to park a majority of its buses in a heated warehouse owned by the city.

Mayor Tom Leasor resigns due to job
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

SULLIVAN - City of Sullivan Mayor Tom Leasor resigned his elected position during the regularly scheduled Tuesday night City Council meeting. Leasor, thankful for the opportunity to serve the citizens