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Franklin County Narcotics Unit Arrest Suspects After Pursuit
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday May 22, 2015

Around the first of May the Franklin County Narcotics Unit arrested an individual on narcotics violations. She was released pending application of warrants.  The investigation was continuing.  On May 21, at approximately 10:40 PM, deputies passing through the area observed the suspect’s vehicle on the Wal Mart parking lot in the city of Union.  A […]

Bryant And Depew Honored Guest At 2nd Battalion 10th Infantry Regiment Formal Banquet
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015

Vi Bryant And Deb Depew were honored guests at the 2nd Battalion 10th Infantry Regiment Dining Out formal banquet held at Ft. Leonard Wood on Fri., Apr. 17, 2015. The Harney Mansion Foundation was presented with the regimental colors, framed for display at the mansion. The blue background represents Infantry, with the American Bald Eagle […]

Sullivan Independent News Supports Red Nose Day, May 21
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015

A good laugh for a good cause! Money raised through “Red Nose Day” will help transform the lives of children living in poverty in the US and overseas.

Sullivan Outlasts Union For Title
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Eagles. So why should the district championship game have been any different? With the bases loaded, one out, a 6-5 lead and the district title hanging in the balance against Union, Sullivan’s season was extended on a serendipitous 4-6-3 double play. A well-struck ground ball off the bat […]

Tiefenbrunn Takes 10th At State, Eagles Finish 7th
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

Bennett Tiefenbrunn compiled rounds of 77 and 76 at the Class 3 state golf meet Monday and Tuesday to finish 10th place. Tiefenbrunn’s two-day score of 153 earned him a medal and also made him the highest area finisher in Class 3. Overall, the Eagles took seventh place after shooting 338 and 327 at Silo […]

Delivery/Warehouse Help Wanted
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

Busy electrical/plumbing distributor seeks responsible individual for Delivery/Warehouse position. Perform customer deliveries, general warehouse duties including order-filling, receiving, stocking, provide general customer service, assist at counter when needed. Must have or be able to obtain Class E license and pass drug test. Requires clean driving record. Must be detail-oriented, quality-conscious and customer friendly. Electrical and/or […]

8th Grade Spotlight
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

Kendall Shepard is the daughter of Todd Shepard and Jennifer and Matt Lindemeyer and sister to Hudson and Peyton Shepard and Owen Lindemeyer. She appreciates the nice Spring Bluff teachers, especially Mrs. Vassallie who is a great and very understanding teacher. Kendall also enjoys playing on the school sports’ teams. Her favorite memory is over-watering and […]

Two Arrested For Distribution Of Drugs Following Domestic Disturbance
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

By James B. Bartle Two people were arrested Mon., May 4, at a home in the 300 block of Virginia St., following a domestic disturbance that resulted in two men having charges sought for distributing drugs. According to Sullivan Police, Officers responded to the 300 block of Virginia St. for a report of three people […]

Burglary Arrests Made By County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

Over the past few weeks, Franklin County deputies, along with investigators from Gasconade County and Washington Police, have been investigating a series of burglaries along Hwy. 100. The burglaries occurred from the Villa Ridge area in to Gasconade County. Franklin County Deputies were able to determine that some of the stolen property from these burglaries […]

Council Approves Requests, Bids, Ordinance And New Hire
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council was in an approving mood on Tues., May 5, approving three requests before them, two bids, one ordinance and hiring a new employee. Under requests and petitions, the council approved a request from Benji and Danielle Koonce to hold the Second Annual Kaden Keller Memory 5KRun/Walk on […]

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