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Easter Egg Hunt
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

Indiana Bat Will Not Stop Progress On Potential Development
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

By James B. Bartle As reported in the Sullivan Independent News, Apr. 1, 2015 edition, the threat of an Indiana Bat habitat, protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, on the Sullivan Industrial Park East property was prohibiting a proposed project by Menard, Inc. to bring a manufacturing and distribution facility to Sullivan. The $48 […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, reported 6 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Mar. 30 -Apr. 5. This week’s arrests are: Mar. 30; Daniel N. Hankins, 32, Sullivan, was arrested on a Gasconade County warrant for Driving while revoked, failure to wear seat belt properly, driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Sullivan Fire District reported 16 alarms for the week of Mar. 30- Apr. 5. Mar. 30: 6:18 a.m., 790 Hammerstone Place, ambulance assist. Mar. 30: 11:45 a.m., 327 Fair St., ambulance assist. Mar. 30: 2:40 p.m., 205 Harmony Hills Rd., mutual aid. Mar. 30: 8:05 p.m., 322 Hannah St., illegal burn. Mar. 31: 3:05 […]

One Injured In Five-Vehicle Accident On Highway 185
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police responded to a five-vehicle accident at the entrance of the Sullivan Christian Church, 912 Hwy. 185 South, Tues., Mar. 31, at 3:05 p.m. in which one person received injuries. The accident occurred when a Ford F-150, driven northbound by Austin Beam, 17, Sullivan, failed to stop for multiple vehicles […]

Accident Involving New Vehicle Under Investigation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

  By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police are still investigating an accident in which a vehicle left the North Service Rd., Fri., Apr. 3, at 10:58 p.m. and struck a new parked 2015 Dodge Truck, owned by West Brothers Chrysler and valued at $46,000. According to Sullivan Police, at this point, a 2003 Chevrolet, allegedly […]

Easter Accident Leaves Two Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

An accident occurred on Clearview Rd, east of Hwy. 47 around noon on Easter Sunday, Apr. 5, when, according to the State Patrol, Christine Maupin, 48, Union, driving a 2005 Ford Escape, traveled off the roadway, began to slide, struck a culvert and overturned. Maupin and an 8-year-old passenger, Rylie Gammon, Union, both suffered minor […]

Motorcyclist Injured In Accident Sunday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

A 59-year-old House Springs man was injured in an accident that happened Sunday afternoon, Apr. 5 on Route HH, north of Rock Church Rd., in Franklin County. According to the report released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Christopher M. Balsano, 59, House Springs, operating a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, failed […]

CLARK’S RX SULLIVAN DONATES
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

Lady Eagles Come In Second At Borgia
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

By Ryan Storz Sullivan’s girls tallied 60 points and took second place at the Borgia Quad meet Tuesday. The Lady Eagles were nearly doubled up by second place Helias, which had 113 points to run away with first place. St. Clair (44) finished in third, New Haven (32) was fourth, Borgia (21) took fifth and […]

Tornado Watch Issued For April 9, 2015
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Franklin and Crawford counties effective until 11 p.m., April 9, 2015. A cold front is sliding towards the area from central Miss

Storm Warning For Franklin County
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Franklin County until 10:48 a.m., April 7, 2015. A persistent line of storms - some packing large hail, dangerous lightning, and

Late-winter storm slams Sullivan
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - An intense winter storm rolled through east-central Missouri Saturday afternoon, dumping a half-foot of snow and paralyzing vehicle traffic along Interstate 44. The Missouri State Highway P

Home and Garden Show Coming March 14
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce and KTUI will be hosting the 2015 Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 14 from 9am-2pm at the Sullivan Eagles Hall, 1000 Acid Mine Road.

Mother Nature's relentless winter grip continues
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

SULLIVAN - Enough already! That's the local sentiment when discussing a persistent winter weather pattern in place over east-central Missouri. As spring 2015 approaches, the icy hands of winter contin

Winter Storm Warning Issued
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday February 20, 2015

SULLIVAN - A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Franklin and Crawford counties in eastern Missouri. The warning is in effect from Friday afternoon until noon on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Expect u

Sullivan woman remains jailed after wild chase
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015

SULLIVAN - At approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2015 the Sullivan Police Department received a report that a 2004 Jeep Cherokee had just been stolen from the Fas-Trip gas station in Sullivan.   The vehi

Winter Weather Warning! Heavy Snow Sunday Night
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday February 15, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service office in St. Louis has changed a minor winter advisory to a warning. Heavy snow will develop over central and east-central Missouri Sunday afternoon and contin

Local man charged after custody issue turns violent
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday February 06, 2015

SULLIVAN – An apparent dispute over child-custody issues on Monday night led to a violent attack on two family members involved, landing the suspect in court facing three felony charges. According to

Two Sullivan men injured in I-44 crash
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - Two Sullivan men received minor injuries Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2015 after their Ford Mustang ran off the left side of the westbound lanes of I-44 and struck a median barrier, reports t

Sullivan wards 2 & 3 will have new council members
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - A significant shift in members of the Sullivan City Council will occur following the April 7, 2015 municipal election. The recent resignation of Mayor Tom Leasor - and the subsequent appoin

Driver escapes injury in North-South Rd. rollover
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

SULLIVAN - The driver of a 91 Ford pickup escaped injury after experiencing a rollover accident Saturday afternoon at North-South Road and Tessa Drive. According to a witness at the scene, the driver

Mayor Tom Leasor resigns due to job
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

SULLIVAN - City of Sullivan Mayor Tom Leasor resigned his elected position during the regularly scheduled Tuesday night City Council meeting. Leasor, thankful for the opportunity to serve the citizens

Girl, 14, made up kidnapping story
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday January 20, 2015

UPDATE: Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke says a 14-year-old Sullivan girl lied about being kidnapped near the Oak Grove Village Circle K/Burger King and later forced to disrobe near Victoria Manor

Bourbon man airlifted after struck by car
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

BOURBON - A Bourbon man on Thursday afternoon received serious injuries after he was struck by a car while walking on Mound Road, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

St. Clair man charged in kidnapping, assault case
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

SULLIVAN - A second person has been charged in connection with Monday's alleged kidnapping and assault of a 19-year-old Sullivan woman. The case, which shocked and angered many local citizens because

Prosecutor: Sullivan teen beaten, threatened, left nude in cold
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday January 12, 2015

SULLIVAN - An allegation of a stolen cell phone may have led to a horrific crime reported to the media Monday by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The Sullivan Journal has learned that Crystal D.

UPDATE:Sheriff says Sullivan teen assaulted, left nude on road
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday January 12, 2015

UPDATE (7:10 p.m. Jan. 12, 2015): Crystal Gehm, 37, of 450 E. Springfield Road, Sullivan, has been charged with felony assault, armed criminal action, and felony kidnapping in relation to the events n

VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Awards
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday January 09, 2015

SULLIVAN - VFW Post 3987 and its auxiliaries have recognized three Sullivan School District educators with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.  First place post winners a

Sullivan P.D. holiday DWI campaign a success
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday January 08, 2015

SULLIVAN - Declaring participation in the nation’s annual “Holiday DWI Crackdown” substance-impaired driving campaign a major success, Sullivan Police Department reported that more than 7 substance-im