Area News

New ECC Program Offers Dual Credit Students a Scholarship
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

The new East Central College Summer Scholars program, approved by trustees at the April 15 board meeting, offers high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to earn college credit this summer

City May Stop Adding Fluoride to Well Water
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

The city will likely discontinue fluoridation of city well water.

Bill Would Have ‘Critical’ Impact on District
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Union School Superintendent Steve Bryant said he’s disappointed in all three Franklin County representatives who voted to send Senate Bill 509 to Gov. Jeremiah Nixon.

Local Firm Buys Specialty Foods Company
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Riverfront Marketing Group, LLC, of Washington, recently announced the purchase of specialty food company, Liz & Linda’s Pepper Jelly, LLC, which is located in Harrison, Ark.

LEO Member Tells Brinker Plant Closure Not Goal
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Last week, First District County Commissioner Tim Brinker said a group of people wanted to see the Ameren power plant in Labadie shut down.

First Sunset on the Riverfront This Thursday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

The first of six Sunset on the Riverfront events will be held this Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Planning for Annual Bike-A-Thon Is Under Way — Early Registration Due Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, a group of area girls will host the Wheels for Wheels Bike-A-Thon to benefit the Washington Jaycees All-Abilities Park.

Mayor: Highway Work Should Start Here
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Union city officials agreed that addressing the bottleneck at Highway 50 is the best place to start to improve Highway 47.

Vehicle Struck Mattox Professional Center
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Early morning accident vehicle struck Bud Mattox Professional Center around 8:15 am Wednesday. Driver in serious condition transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan

Arts Council of Washington Accepting Logo Contest Entries
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

The  Arts Council of Washington will host an original logo contest to be used on all promotional materials.

Bill Would Allow Vote on Cellphone Tax
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Cellphone users may see their bills rise slightly to fund 911 services if a bill passes in the Missouri Legislature.

R-XIII Students Headed to Global Finals
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Clair R-XIII School District will be sending students to participate in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., in May.

Speaker Says St. Clair Airport Needs To Stay Open
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones, R-Eureka, who has used St. Clair Regional Airport tenant Jim DeVries as his personal pilot, said he wants to keep the local airport open so there is “access to

City Letter Addresses Gatherings at Facility
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

In response to hangar tenants conducting informal gatherings at the St. Clair Regional Airport in recent weeks, City Administrator Rick Childers told board of aldermen members on Monday night that he

Group Wants to Remember Price’s Raid Through City
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

One-hundred-fifty years ago come late September, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price’s troops marched through St. Clair and wreaked some havoc in the city.

Triple Fatality Accident Closes Highway 185 For Several Hours
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

By James B. Bartle The scene was horrific as emergency personnel arrived at an accident involving two-vehicles that left three Sullivan residents deceased early Friday morning, April 11. The accident occurred on Hwy. 185 South, just north of Route EE, in Washington County, at 6:30 a.m. when a northbound 2004 Dodge Ram, operated by Travis […]

Driver Ejected After Motorcycle Strikes Tree
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

A St. Peters man received minor injuries while traveling a Franklin County roadway Sat., Apr. 12, on Route HH at Viehland Road. The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m., when Timothy A. Henry, 25, St. Peters, operating a northbound 2006 Yamaha YZFR6, failed to negotiate a curve to the left. The motorcycle traveled off the right […]

Two Cuba Residents Injured Friday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Two Cuba residents received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Fri., Apr. 11, on Cave Road, just east of Route E, at 1:16 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a westbound 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, driven by Christopher E. Hyman, 39, Cuba; and an eastbound 2006 Ford Explorer, operated by Rudolph […]

Two Injured In Friday Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Two Franklin County residents received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Fri., Apr. 11, on Route N, just north of Meramec Farm Valley, at 11:11 a.m. The accident occurred when a southbound 1998 Buick Century, driven by Matthew T. Cookesy, 38, Robertsville, improperly stopped on the roadway and a southbound 2007 Ford Focus, following to […]

Sullivan Man Injured Monday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

A Sullivan man received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident Mon., April 7, on Route K, just south of Virginia Mines Rd., at 4:30 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Craig E. DeClue, 49, Sullivan, operating a southbound 2005 Chevrolet, swerved to avoid another vehicle in the roadway and […]

Three Injured In Sullivan I-44 Accident, DWI Issued
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Three Bland residents received injuries in a single vehicle accident on the eastbound Interstate 44 exit ramp at Route W, Saturday morning, April 12, at 12:20 a.m., with the driver being charged with driving while intoxicated and assault in the second degree. The accident occurred when John D. Reed, 35, Bland, operating an eastbound 2002 […]

The Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

The Sullivan Fire District reported 24 alarms for the week of Apr. 7-13 Apr. 8: 9:19 p.m., 323 Jones St., ambulance assist. Apr. 9: 1:33 a.m., 603 N. Olive St., ambulance assist. Apr. 9: 11:48 a.m., 736 S. Service Rd., W., alarm sounding. Apr. 9: 2:47 p.m., 22527 State Hwy. A, vehicle fire. Apr. 9: […]

‘Get Growing’ Class Offered At Sullivan Community Garden
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Healthy Sullivan Coalition will be sponsoring a class at the Community Garden located on the Harney Mansion grounds at 332 South Mansion Street in Sullivan. “Getting Growing: An Introduction to Planting & Growing Your Own Vegetables” will be presented by Joyce Rainwater from the Lincoln […]

Bourbon Firemen Train For Emergency Entry
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

By Jeff Tolle As part of their ongoing effort to become the best volunteer fire department in this state, members of the Bourbon squad train regularly on the best methods to use while responding to emergency call-outs. Last Tuesday, the local firefighters practiced forcible entry through doors and windows. Fire Chief Dan Whatley trained his […]

Landfill Appeal Hearing Canceled
Missourian — Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

An appeal hearing on a coal ash landfill that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to a death in a board member’s family.

ECC to Hold April 25 Memorial Service for Richard Knudsen
Missourian — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

East Central College will host a memorial service for longtime faculty member Richard Knudsen Friday afternoon, April 25.

UPDATE: Washington Man, 90, Killed in Route 47 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

UPDATED: A Franklin County man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 47 south of Washington.

Fatal accident ties up Easter traffic
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

SULLIVAN - A fatal accident that occurred on eastbound I-44 between Sullivan and Stanton early Easter morning may have been caused by a wrong-way driver, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Man Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

A passenger in a tractor-trailer died early Sunday when the truck crashed on Interstate 44 east of Sullivan.

ECC Trustees Re-Employ Full-Time Faculty Members
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 20, 2014

The re-employment of 73 full-time faculty members was one of the items approved by East Central College trustees at their April 15 board meeting.