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Chamber Presents 2014 Award Recipients In Roaring Twenties Theme
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Annual Sullivan Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on Saturday evening, Feb. 21, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall with more than 280 people in attendance to celebrate the achievements of the 37 nominees named for the ten award categories. The “Roaring Twenties” theme was well received by […]

Menard Ordinance Approved By Council Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

‘Two Other Ordinances Approved’ By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council met on Tues., Feb. 17, approving three ordinances and a fireworks bid, among the ordinances approved was another step forward in the possible development of a Menard, Inc. manufacturing and distribution center to be located off the South Service Rd. between Sullivan and […]

Sullivan Police See Increases In Twelve Areas In 2014
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

‘Decreases Were Found In Fourteen Areas’ By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police were very active in 2014 where they observed increases in twelve areas and slight decreases in fourteen other categories in their annual Crime/Activity report for the past year. The department saw its incident reports decrease slightly in 2014 with 11,339 reports down from […]

Two Car Accident Leaves Both Drivers Injured
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

An accident on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 6:45 p.m. occurred on Hwy. 100 at Hwy. V. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred when Teddy W. Crosby, 53, Owensville, driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, failed to yield to and collided with an approaching 2005 Jeep Laredo operated by Charla G. Jackson, […]

Gerald Man Injured In Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

An accident that occurred on Mon., Feb. 16 at approximately 2:25 in the afternoon on Klemme Road just west of Hwy. 50 left the driver with minor injuries. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Leonard L. Vogt, 48, Gerald, operating a 2001 Ford Ranger, was traveling […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 16 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Feb. 16-22. This week’s arrests were: Feb. 16; Tonya K. Tune, 38, Sullivan, was arrested on a warrant from Franklin County on the charge of excessive BAC-driving while intoxicated. Tune was released to Franklin County Deputies and held on […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Feb. 16; Jason E. Abrams, 36, Union, was arrested on a Ralls County warrant for possession of narcotics equipment. Abrams was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Feb. 16; Ross M. Sherer, 22, Villa Ridge, was arrested on patrol charge of driving while intoxicated and a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear […]

Fit 4 Kids
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Come join the 6-week cardio and strengthening fitness class for kids on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Youth class: Ages 6-12 from 5-5:30 p.m. (8 spots available), Teen class: ages 13-15 years old is from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Classes instructed by Berri Stroup, certified personal fitness trainer. Students may bring an inexpensive yoga mat. […]

Bourbon Cheer Clinic
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Three Other Ordinances Approved At Same Council Meeting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Along with the ordinance lowering the speed limit on Old Hwy. 66 the Bourbon Board of Aldermen unanimously passed three additional ordinances. Each ordinance is now current and in effect. Bill No. 115 Ordinance No. 691 amended Section 115.096 (A) of the Municipal Code describing the duties of the City Clerk’s requirement to keep 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

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