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Support Meals On Wheels! Dance with Big River Band
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

Cuba Man Charged With Assault, Leaving Scene Of Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

A Cuba man is accused of second-degree assault and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident in a January incident. Justin L. Ray, 25, is being held on a $75,000 cash-only bond. According to the probable cause statement, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated an accident on Jan. 15 involving a pedestrian near Mound […]

Sullivan Man Fatally Injured In Head-On Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

A 37-year-old Sullivan man was fatally injured hours after an accident on Hwy. 185 South, just south of Route A, Sun., Mar. 15, at 9:10 a.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Fredrick C. Haldeman, 37, Sullivan, operating a northbound 1994 Dodge Ram, collided with a southbound 1999 Chevrolet 1500, driven […]

Rotary Radio Auction To Be Held March 25-26
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

The Sullivan Rotary Club will be holding their annual radio auction next week on Wed., Mar. 25, and Thurs., Mar. 26, starting at 6 p.m. each evening on KTUI Radio, 102.1 FM, Fidelity Cable Channel 95 and online at KTUI.com. This is the fundraising event Rotary holds each year to provide scholarships for Sullivan and […]

American Cancer Society Announces Relay For Life
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

Sullivan walkers go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life. This celebration of life brings numerous groups and individuals concerned about cancer together for a unified effort to fight back. Teams of enthusiastic citizens will gather at the Sullivan Fairgrounds for a full day relay […]

Sullivan To Host Circus
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

It has been announced that the Sullivan Parks and Recreation Department has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all new 2015 show. The circus will roll into town on Sun., Apr. 12. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, witness the […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 13 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Mar. 9-15. This week’s arrests were: Mar. 9; Lisa V. Balbuena, 49, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for passing bad checks, bond $400 and a Crawford County warrant for insufficient funds, bond $278.59. Balbuena was held […]

Sheriff’s Deputies Save Wrong Way Driver
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

A 67-year-old Arkansas man could have lost his life Fri., Mar. 13, at 1 a.m. when he was found driving the wrong way, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44, west of St. Clair. According to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, deputies, assisted by the Missouri Highway Patrol, observed the vehicle and attempted […]

Man Arrested After Inhaling Solvents In Roadway
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

A 40-year-old Sullivan man was arrested Thurs., Mar. 12, after he was found allegedly inhaling solvents in the roadway of Countryside and Quail Run. According to Sullivan Police, they were called to the area of Countryside and Quail Run at 3:56 p.m. after motorists notified 911 Dispatch that a male subject was standing in the […]

Family Injured In Highway 50 Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

A two-car accident occurred in Franklin County at U.S. Hwy. 50 at Route AT on Mon., Mar. 9 around 10:58 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Linda. Hilliard, 65, Salem, failed to yield the right-of-way turning onto U.S. 50. Her 2010 Ford Econoline Van struck the towed unit of […]

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

First Baby of 2015 arrives at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday January 07, 2015

Hayla Smith was the first baby delivered at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital in 2015.  She arrived on Jan. 5, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. weighing in at 6 pounds 10.8 ounces and 19” long.  Her parents are Kri

Conceal-carry permit fee increases Feb. 1
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday January 05, 2015

UNION - Effective Feb. 1, 2015, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing the fee amounts for Missouri Carry Concealed Weapons Permits from a total of $60.50 to $100.  The $100 fee is th