Area News

Charges Filed in Homicide
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

A 24-year-old man was charged Monday in the shooting death of Darrell L. Johnson in the Robertsville area.

Hillsboro Man Killed in Crash on Interstate 44
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

A Hillsboro man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Franklin County.

Longtime Local, State Leader Dies — Ralph Smith Served Two Governors
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

Ralph N. Smith, Union, a former Franklin County presiding commissioner who later served on the staff of Govs. Kit Bond and John Ashcroft, passed away Sunday.

Union Police Chief: More Reports, Arrests in 2017
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

The total number of reports filed by Union police officers was up slightly in 2017 compared to the past several years.

Kindergarten Registration Set
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

The Washington School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 3-6 p.m.

Sullivan Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel, Strikes Tree
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

A Sullivan woman was seriously injured in a car crash Tuesday, Jan. 9.

‘Great Year For Progress’ - Says Economic Development Director
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

Improvements to infrastructure, the expansion of industries, and increased residential and building permits show promising growth for Washington.

Lonedell Area Man Charged With Stalking, Assault
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

A county man accused of attempting to run a woman off the road and stalking her has been charged with the crimes.

City Sets Budget Target for Capital Sales Tax Projects
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

If the half-cent capital improvement sales tax is approved in April, city officials have clarified just how much money it expects the tax could generate.

Bauer: 2017 a Year Of Progress at ECC - Challenges, Growth Ahead in 2018
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer called 2017 a productive year, citing improvements throughout the year to several programs that have expanded and created opportunities for students new and old.

Washington Police Preparing For Changes in 2018
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

The start of 2018 signaled the end of Washington’s municipal court.

Major Subdivision Proposed in Pacific
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission got its first look at the first major subdivision proposed for the city since the housing slump of 2007.

Another Strong Fair Run n Five Days of ‘Fairadise’
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

The 2017 Washington Town and Country Fair offered five days of “Fairadise,” along with a few challenges with a last-minute band change and weather, but was very successful, said Joe Maniaci, outgoing chairman.

Historical Society Has ‘Steady Year’ in 2017 — Museum to Get Lighting Overhaul
Missourian — Posted on Sunday January 14, 2018

Washington Historical Society Museum Director Marc Houseman said 2017 was a “steady” year.

Sheriff Pelton to Speak at Human Trafficking Forum
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

The forum on Human Trafficking at New Beginnings Lutheran Church, Pacific, to be held Friday, Jan. 19, will feature Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton.

Union: Springfield Avenue Sidewalk Contract Approved
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

Improvements to a 1.02-mile stretch of Springfield Avenue are expected to begin this spring.

Man Charged With Domestic Assault
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

A Washington man has been charged with domestic assault after allegedly choking a woman and threatening to hit her with a paint can.

City Updating Its Personnel Manual — Performance Reviews Discussed
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

The administrative committee is holding meetings to review and update the city personnel manual, but the discussed changes may alter the way employees are evaluated and raises are given.

Local Legislators React To Greitens Scandal — Wait and See Approach
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

A bombshell revelation of marital impropriety and alleged blackmail by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday has sent shock waves throughout the Missouri Legislature with lawmakers from both parties questioning his leadership.

Man Charged With Burglary, Theft
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

A Sullivan man who allegedly broke into a business and stole more than $1,000 in merchandise has been charged with multiple felonies.

Sullivan Woman Injured in I-44 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

A Sullivan woman was injured after driving off Interstate 44 Monday, Jan. 8.

R-XI Board to Vote on Renewing Summer Journey Program
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

Union students could have another summer of cash incentives ahead as the district prepares to vote on bringing the Summer Journey back for a second summer.

Special Use Permit, Fire Truck Purchase on Agenda
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

The Washington City Council is slated to review a special use permit request to operate a recycling and salvage yard on West Main Street at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m.

Tax Committee Pares Down List
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

The Washington sales tax committee had no issue backing several potential projects, but other proposals need more discussion.

St. Clair School District’s MSIP Score Shows Slight Drops; Junior High Score Up
Missourian — Posted on Saturday January 13, 2018

St. Clair R-XIII School District scored an 83.2 percent out of 100 on the Missouri School Improvement Program 5 annual performance report, which is lower than in previous years.


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


— Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969