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Crawford County R-1 Employee On Administrative Leave Due To Investigation
A Crawford County R-1 School District employee is on paid administrative leave pending a law enforcement investigation. Superintendent Cole Byassee issued a statement to district families. Byassee said that a parent posted a question on social media asking "why a teacher was fired due to accusations of being a pedophile."...
St. Clair student arrested over bomb threat
A juvenile was arrested in St. Clair after issuing a bomb threat because they did not want to go to school today, according to police. Police Chief Mike Wirt said in a statement his department received information about a possible bomb threat early Wednesday morning at the St. Clair R-XIII schools. Wirt said the threat was not directed against any building in particular. Three of St. Clair’s four school buildings share a campus.
Minnie Emily Ratliff
Minnie Emily Ratliff, 83, of Bourbon, MO, known affectionately as Emily to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2023, at her home in Bourbon. Born on October 6, 1940, in St. Louis, MO, Emily's life was one marked by love, laughter, and a generous spirit that touched everyone she met.
County buys more land for Union Expressway
Franklin County is nearly finished purchasing right of way for its part of the Union Expressway project. County commissioners voted Tuesday to buy property for a temporary construction easement and permanent drainage easement for the roundabout the county is responsible for building for the project. The county paid $3,100 to buy the property from the living trusts of Mark and Mary Pisane.
Crawford County Bull Rider Shines at P.B.R. Event in St. Louis
It was a good showing in front of a home crowd over the weekend in St. Louis for an elite bull rider from Crawford County. Luke Turnbough says the Steelville man finished in the top 5.
Franklin County murder suspect deemed unfit for confinement
A Franklin County man accused of murdering his estranged wife earlier this year is deemed unfit for confinement. Powell Trout, 62, of Leslie, was arrested in January for fatally shooting his wife, Michelle. Trout had filed for divorce from his wife and she was living in a hotel in Washington at the time of her death.
Today the gas price is close to $2.95 in Sullivan as of 2023-12-07. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Christmas Caravan Route announced
The route for the Fourth Annual Christmas Caravan has been announced. The annual side-by-side ride will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mace Supermarket. Those planning to participate should gather between 5 and 5:30 p.m. for judging of the vehicles and plan to pull out at 6 p.m. sharp. The group will be escorted by the Cuba Police Department.
Kids will Shop With A Cop on Saturday
It’s not too late to help fund this year’s Cuba Shop With A Cop program but you need to be quick about making your donation. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday. “We will be going shopping next weekend on Saturday, December 9th. It really is one our favorite days of the year! There’s still time left to donate to this great cause,” the Cuba Police Department announced last week.
Gerald man flown to St. Louis hospital after Franklin County car accident
A Gerald man was flown to a St. Louis hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Franklin County Monday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, at 3:46 p.m., Gregory Vanover, 29, was driving a 2012 Ford Fiesta west on US 50 at Flint Hill Road. The Fiesta...
Union Planning and Zoning considers east-side development
A new development between Denmark Road and Highway 50 in eastern Union will eventually require a new stretch of road. The preliminary plat for the development, called Plat 2 of Riechers Station, was recommended Nov. 27 by the Union Planning and Zoning Commission.
Man Caught On Surveillance Beating Motel Employees Unconscious
A St. Louis man is accused of attacking employees at the Super 8 Motel in St. Clair on Nov. 3, leaving two unconscious. Louis J. Finocchio, 37, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and resisting/interfering with arrest. Finocchio had previously listed as a missing adult...
Local family adopts one of 43 abused Siba Inus from Douglas County
After hearing that numerous dogs had been rescued from a hoarder in Douglas County, a St. Clair family felt the call to adopt one of the Shiba Inus. In mid-October, the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) — one of the nation’s largest animal-rescue and disaster-response teams — rescued 43 Shiba Inus from a property owned by a former breeder in Douglas County. The dogs rescued were malnourished, sick, or injured, according to the HSMO.
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Franklin County man seriously injured in crash between Leslie and Beaufort
A Franklin County man is seriously injured in a rollover crash about seven miles east of his hometown. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Gregory Vanover, 29, of Gerald, was driving on Highway 50, between Leslie and Beaufort, Monday afternoon, when he ran off the left side of the road and overturned.
Caring Center has busy Commodity Day
November is one of the busiest months for Commodity Day at the St. James Caring Center. A special contribution this month for clients was a gift card for food purchases at business partner County Mart. Helping make the Thanksgiving holiday less stressful was the idea behind the gift cards.
Meramec Regional Community Foundation’s 2024 grant round accepting applications until Jan. 31
ST. JAMES—Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) will be awarding two $750 community grants. One grant will be made to a project that focuses on community or economic development and the other will assist at-risk children and/or low-income families. Any nonprofit, 501(c)3 organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and governmental entities looking...
Non-custodial mother from St. James receives probation for going on the run with her child
A Phelps County woman pleads guilty to illegally taking her child from the child’s legal guardian. Lisa Nemec, of St. James, pleaded guilty Monday during her pre-trial conference to interference with custody and tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution. In exchange for her plea, a charge of second-degree trespassing was dismissed.
KSLQ to keep broadcasting, owner says
Despite a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order to pay or show cause, and online industry news reports that local radio station KSLQ-FM may have its license revoked, owner Brad Hildebrand says he is handling the situation and will continue broadcasting. “We’re working through it,” Hildebrand told The Missourian. “We’re not...
Collector reports tax payments rolling in
Franklin County Collector of Revenue Doug Trentmann is pleased with the amount of 2023 taxes paid to date. Through the end of November, the county collected $42 million of the $152 million originally owed in personal property and real estate taxes in the county, Trentmann said Monday.