Area News

Washington District to Participate in Statewide ACT Testing
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The Washington School District will again participate in the statewide administration of the ACT as part of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Assessment Plan.

Legion Announces December Events
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The American Legion Post 347 has announced its calendar of events for December.

City Likes Proposed Wedding Venue Plans
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

Pacific aldermen will notify Franklin County officials that they disagree with the county planning and zoning commission’s denial of a zone change that would have allowed a wedding venue near the city limits.

School District Has Eight Decorated Trees in Festival of Trees
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The Washington School District is well represented in the Community Festival of Trees, which kicked off last weekend at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.

Mayor Blum Won’t Seek Another Term
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

Although filings for the St. Clair municipal election open Dec. 13, Mayor Ron Blum said his name won’t be on the ballot.

Three Open Seats on School Board in April Election
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

There will be three open seats on the Washington School Board this spring.

Aldermen Approve Five Percent Water, Sewer Hike
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The St. Clair Board of Aldermen voted 3-0 Monday night in favor of a 5 percent hike in both water and sewer rates.

State Wants to Lease Space on Water Towern For Communications Antenna
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The Missouri Department of Public Safety is proposing to lease space atop the city’s Crestview water tower for a communications antenna.

Historical Society Museum Reports Busy Year in 2016
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The Washington Historical Society museum staff and board of directors spent the bulk of its time in 2016 studying and crunching numbers to explore opportunities with the former Fifth Street Elementary School building.

Washington Plans to Outsource Radar Sign Installation
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The city will be outsourcing the installation of the new radar speed signs for Front Street.

UPDATE: Drivers in Fatal Crash Indentified
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

A Union area man was killed Friday evening in a head-on crash on Highway 50.

Firms Being Reviewed for Route 47 Study
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

Despite squabbles between members and funding questions, the Highway 47 Corridor Committee is moving forward with hiring a consulting firm to identify a possible starting point for the looming project.

Tourism Group Crafts Monster Truck Display to Market Pacific as Home of Bigfoot
Missourian — Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016

The Pacific Tourism Commission wants to establish an exhibit near the electronic sign between city hall and Interstate 44 to attract motorists to visit Pacific.

Cardoza Recognized As Officer of the Year
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

Tickets on Sale for NJROTC Military Ball
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

The second annual Military Ball, hosted by the Washington NJROTC Boosters, will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Washington KC Hall.

Holiday House Tour This Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

Downtown Washington Inc. will host its annual Holiday House Tour this Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

United Way Holds Victory Celebration - Will Allocate $1 Million
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

For the first time, the Franklin County Area United Way will allocate $1 million to its 53 agencies and programs serving the greater community.

Front Street TIF Project Questioned - By School Officials
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

School district officials are concerned about surrendering property tax revenue to finance a proposed Front Street development.

UPS Driver Alerts Law Enforcement
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

For UPS driver Robb Belew, the most important delivery he made Tuesday wasn’t to a doorstep, but to police.

East Central Receives Clean Audit Report
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

East Central College received an “unmodified opinion,” or a clean opinion, on its financial audit for the year that ended June 30, 2016.

Roth Wants to Reduce Legal Expenses
Missourian — Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

As he presented his first budget to the board of aldermen Nov. 30, City Administrator Steve Roth said one of his goals is to reduce the amount the city spends on legal expenses.

Shop in Pacific Crafts Custom Pool Cues
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

With the Internet replacing brick and mortar stores, one Pacific craftsman has built a worldwide business crafting custom pool cues in his shop.

Beacon Car Wash Now Offers Pet Washing Station
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

Beacon Car Wash, located at 675 E. Osage, is under new ownership and recently introduced a new pet washing station that is attracting a higher than average number of users.

County Unable to Shake Unwanted Properties - Valued at $270,655
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

The county took 37 steps forward and 56 steps backward this year in the ongoing saga of hundreds of unwanted properties it has obtained over the years.

City Purchases Equipment For Parks Department
Missourian — Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

The Washington Parks Department will get two new pieces of equipment.

Missing Person Being Sought, Reward Offered
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

Update: The family of Edward Hillhouse is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to his location and discovery. The reward will go to the individual who provides the information to Hillhouse’s family or the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. The reward can be given as soon as 72 hours after he is found and only […]

Drug Trafficking Fugitives Captured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) William Woods has announced the capture of all three fugitives of an alleged drug trafficking organization (DTO). The three are part of a larger group of people who have been federally indicted in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, with conspiracy to distribute drugs Fugitives William L. Gavin […]

Man Surrenders to Franklin County Authorities After Response to Woman’s Plea for Help
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday December 07, 2016

On December 6, 2016, at approximately 11:22 AM, deputies responded to the 6000 block of Willow Ford Road after receiving a phone call from a package delivery service indicating somebody at a residence may be in need of help. The delivery service driver arrived at the residence and was given a package from a female […]

Sullivan Head Start
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 06, 2016

Submitted by Robbie Barker Sullivan Head Start classes will be having a fun field trip on Tues., Dec. 13 as they experience and explore the a favorite Christmas time story of “Gingerbread Man on the Loose in the Fire Station” by Lisa Murray. The children will start their day off at Denny’s for breakfast and […]

Spring Bluff School – Way To Go, Pirates!!
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday December 06, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of our Spring Bluff families, we collected a total of  2,250 cans to be donated to the Meramec Community Mission. The 4th Grade Class collected a total of  369 items, winning the ice cream party. This class will also get to display a trophy presented by the Sullivan Chamber of commerce […]