Area News

Contestants Sought For Meramec Community Fair Queen Pageant
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

The Meramec Community Fair Queen Scholarship Program is seeking contestants between the ages of 17-22, from Franklin, Crawford and Washington Counties to participate in the 2017 Queen Scholarship Program for an opportunity to win up to $500 in scholarships. A Meet & Greet will be held on Thursday, May 25, at the Fairgrounds Main Stage […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

The Sullivan Police Department made 17 arrests for the week of May 15 through May 21  in the City of Sullivan. This week’s arrests were: May 16; Derrick E. Roark, 27, Sullivan, was arrested on a probation/parole violation warrant and held in the Sullivan Jail without bond. May 16; Kevin D. Sappington, 48, Bourbon, was […]

Fruit Club Comes To Sullivan With Blackberries For The First Time Ever
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

If you have not heard of them before, The Fruit Club is a Sioux Falls, S.D. based distributor of GMO-Free, farm fresh fruit, and delivers in specific areas across the nation. This rapidly growing company is now offering blackberries for the first time ever. The Fruit Club provides only the best quality fruits from farms […]

Little Mr. And Ms. Bourbon Winners
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

LITTLE MR. AND MS. BOURBON. Malachi Mathis and Adalyn White won Little Mr. and Ms. Bourbon during Bourbon Appreciation Day on Saturday. They were sponsored by Bremer Hardware.

BHS Senior Spotlight: Gabe Hutchison
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

By Jacqueline de la Torre High School senior, Gabe Hutchison is a well rounded, dedicated student at Bourbon High School. Hutchison has been very involved in school activities from a young age. He has participated in sports, clubs, and has managed to keep a job while maintaining above average grades and making big plans for […]

BHS Senior Spotlight: Jacqueline de la Torre
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

By Hannah Maurer Facing her final few months of high school, Jacqueline de la Torre continues to shine. As an active and rather intellectual member of her class, de la Torre is what many would consider a “star student”. Grace and class are only a few words used to describe de la Torre as she […]

A Section Of Route AJ In Franklin County To Close For Most Of The Summer
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation a section of Route AJ in Franklin County will close next week for the majority of the summer.  Route AJ over St. John’s Creek will close on Tuesday, May 30 so crews can rehab the bridge deck.  The bridge is scheduled to be back open to traffic in […]

Railroad Crossing Closed
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

Union Pacific is closing the railroad crossing at Lafayette Street to perform track maintenance.

Tiefenbrunn Takes Seventh At State
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

By Ryan Storz Bennett Tiefenbrunn saved his best for last at the Class 3 state golf meet. Tiefenbrunn, a three-time state qualifier, shot two rounds of 75 to finish seventh place at Sedalia Country Club May 15-16. That was the junior’s highest finish yet. As a freshman in 2015, Tiefenbrunn shot a combined 153 to […]

Summer Sports Camps At SHS Begin May 30
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

Summer sports camps are inching closer to getting underway at Sullivan High School. All camps challenge students and promote individual improvement. High school coaches and teachers provide instruction in a safe, educational environment that team fundamentals and sportsmanship. The first football team camp is scheduled to begin May 30 through June 6 for students entering […]

Free Summer Meals For Kids At Sullivan Schools
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017

During the school year, kids get nutritious meals at school. But kids are just as busy, and just as hungry, during the summer break. Books and teachers may be replaced by playgrounds and games, but kids’ stomachs don’t take a vacation! The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps kids get the vital nutrition they need […]

STIP Construction Projects Announced Through 2022 - Fifteen Projects in Franklin County
Missourian — Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments has released the road construction projects slated for the next five years.

Marthasville Eliminates Police Department
Missourian — Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

The city of Marthasville no longer has its own police department.

Alferman Gives 2017 Legislative Session A-
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

As the dust settles on the 2017 legislative regular session, State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, feels positive about what was accomplished.

Board Grants CUP For Eclipse Event — On Brush Creek Road Near St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

A St. Clair-area man can host an eclipse festival on his property this August.

District to Hold Closing Assembly for All Staff - WINGS to Present Teacher Award
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

The Washington School District will hold its annual end of the year assembly for all teachers and staff Wednesday, May 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the C.J. Burger Fine Arts Center at the high school.

Union Officials Will Soon Begin Cleanup on Nuisance Property
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

City officials have just under two weeks before they can begin work on cleaning up one of three nuisance properties in the city.

County Cemetery Society to Fix Stones
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

Pacific officials have accepted an offer from the Franklin County Cemetery Society to repair the gravestones vandalized in the City Cemetery March 29.

St. Clair Airport Will Still Close This Year City Official Says
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

The last step in the environmental assessment for the St. Clair Airport has been completed, according to a city official.

Tate Named Legislator Of Year for Transportation - After First Session in Legislature
Missourian — Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

Freshman State Representative and St. Clair native Nathan Tate has been named the Legislator of the Year for Transportation after his first session in Jefferson City.

Fire Causes Moderate Damage to New Haven Area Home
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

The Union, New Haven and Gerald/Rosebud fire departments, as well as the Washington Fire District, all assisted the Beaufort/Leslie Fire Department at a two-alarm structure fire in the 100 block of Holy Family Church Road, New Haven, Wednesday morning.

City Administrator Committee Used Structured Process
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

The search committee for a Washington city administrator used a structured process before coming to a consensus of filling the position.

St. Clair Students to Attend State Track, Field Meet in June
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

Nine St. Clair Junior High and High School students qualified to go to this year’s Special Olympics track and field state meet this summer.

Ice Cream Shop Opens in Union
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

A new ice cream shop that sells homemade wares while maintaining a vintage theme opened in Union May 1.

Governor Calls Special Session For Monday - Focus on Steel Mill in Southeast
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

Only 114 bills were passed in the 2017 legislative session last year and now Gov. Eric Greitens has called a special session to address some of his key issues.

Hundreds Turn Out at Area Flood Resource Fair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

Several hundred individuals impacted by the recent flood attended the one-day multi-agency resource center (MARC) Monday at the Pacific Eagles.

Parks Department Seeks Grant for Tree Inventory
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

The Washington Parks Department wants to know more about the city’s trees.

Union Summer School Enrollment Skyrockets
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

The Union R-XI School District is preparing for a much busier summer than ever before with a massive spike in summer school enrollment.

Release of Suspect Not Part of Program - Raises Concerns of Officials
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

The recent release of murder suspect Blake Shindler to attend a drug rehabilitation program may be a violation of the parameters that originally created the county’s pretrial release program.

Hundreds Turn Out at Resource Fair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday May 20, 2017

Several hundred individuals impacted by the recent flood attended the one-day multi-agency resource center (MARC) Monday at the Pacific Eagles.