Area News

Pacific Man Killed In Crash In Rural Franklin County
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 29, 2020

A Pacific man is dead following a two-vehicle collision on a rural Franklin County highway, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Union To Hold Reverse Christmas Parade
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 29, 2020

The Union Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Winter Wonderland Parade will run in a reverse format this year.

Jury Trial To Be Rescheduled For Former Gymnastics Coach Accused Of Molesting Athletes
Missourian — Posted on Sunday November 29, 2020

The scheduled three-day jury trial for a former gymnastics coach accused of molesting three of his former athletes was canceled, and the case was continued until next month when court officials will meet to reschedule the trial.

Players Want More Pickleball in Washington, County
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

Pickleball is a sport that’s growing in popularity and some area players want local communities to do more to keep up with the growth.

Arraignment Delayed For Woman Accused of Sullivan Auto Theft
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

A Crawford County woman will have to wait until after the new year before she can be arraigned in the Franklin County Associate Circuit Court.

Brinker Defends Decision To Implement Mask Mandate
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker defended the county’s mask mandate and the emergency meeting where it was approved.

Berger Seeks Grant To Raze Old Homes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

Those who own properties neighboring abandoned or derelict properties in Berger may be breathing a long-awaited sigh of relief next year as the rural Franklin County city hopes to land a $125,000 grant that would help raze those dilapidated structures.

Deer Harvest Down, County Still Ranks Second in State
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

While there may have been fewer deer killed in Franklin County this fall, Missouri Department of Conservation officials say that is due to lackluster weather not because of a decline in the county’s deer population.

Jury Trial Scheduled For Man Accused Of Sex Crimes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

A two-day jury trial date has been scheduled in the case of a Franklin County man who has been charged with raping and molesting a child in 2018.

Pacific Man Once Again Facing Forgery Charges
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

A Pacific man is once again facing forgery charges after authorities say he wrote and cashed at least two checks without the permission of the accountholder.

Amtrak Officials Warn Of Cuts, But Not At Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

Amtrak President and CEO Bill Flynn cautioned last week that the passenger railway faces near certain cuts with long-term ramifications if an additional $4.9 billion in funding is not received from Congress.

Four Hurt After Crash Near Lonedell
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

A two-car collision in rural Franklin County sent three people to a St. Louis area hospital, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Crash Sends Villa Ridge Resident To Hospital
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

A Villa Ridge resident was taken to a St. Louis area hospital after suffering serious injuries in a two-car collision that occurred Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Vehicle Strikes, Kills Dittmer Woman
Missourian — Posted on Saturday November 28, 2020

A Dittmer woman was killed after a vehicle struck her at approximately 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Union R-XI Approves Retirement Incentives
Missourian — Posted on Friday November 27, 2020

Union R-XI School District teachers and other staff are being given new reasons to look into retirement.

Union R-XI Increases Substitute Pay
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 26, 2020

The Union R-XI School District is upping its pay for substitute teachers, at least temporarily.

Scouting For Food Collects More Than 12,100 Items In First Weekend
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 26, 2020

The first weekend of the Boy Scouts’ Scouting for Food Drive kicked off Saturday, Nov. 21. The annual event, which collected around 66,000 items in 2019, reinvented itself this year in order to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines set by…

Restaurant Owners Say Virus, Mask Mandate Have Hurt Sales
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 26, 2020

Suggestions to mask up became a requirement in Franklin County Friday.

Grant to Fuel More Hotspots For Washington Library
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 26, 2020

Telescope checkout times, a grant for free internet hotspots and a Christmas bonus for staff members were among the items on the agenda at the November Library Board meeting Monday at 6 p.m.

Fundraiser Started for Family Who Lost Home To Blaze
Missourian — Posted on Thursday November 26, 2020

A GoFundMe to benefit the family whose home burned in a fire Thursday, Nov. 19, had raised $1,810 at press time. The goal is $10,000.

Law Enforcement Officials Report Mask Complaints Have Started Following Mandate
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2020

Local governments received a varying number of complaints the first weekend Franklin County’s mask mandate was in effect.

Helping Hands Assists in St. Clair Beautification Efforts
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2020

With the help of a local church group, St. Clair has taken the next step in its “Operation Facelift.”

Washington City Clerk Mary Trentmann To Retire Next Week
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2020

Washington City Clerk Mary Trentmann will retire after 24 years of service Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Scenic Regional Libraries To Reduce Hours Amidst Staffing Crunch
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2020

Due to ongoing staffing shortages related to illnesses, the COVID-19 virus and quarantines, all Scenic Regional Library branches will have new, reduced hours of operation, according to library officials.

St. Clair Lighting Up Main Street With New Holiday Lights
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2020

The streets of St. Clair are a bit brighter this holiday season.


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