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Roger D. Rohrer
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Roger D. Rohrer, of Bourbon, MO, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Roger was born on April 14, 1944 at Bourbon, MO to Opal Walton Rohrer and the late Fredrick Alfred Rohrer.  He was a life-long resident of the Bourbon area and attended Bourbon School […]

Virginia Jean Sands Falloon
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Virginia Jean Sands Falloon Virginia J. Falloon, 89, of rural Montgomery City, MO, died on Monday, April 20, 2015, at her home surrounded by family. Virginia Jean Sands Falloon was born October 4, 1925 in Mackinaw, IL to Samuel Donelly Sands and Carrie B. Evans Sands. She graduated from Hopedale High School in Hopedale, IL. […]

Lorena Mae Wissmann
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Lorena Wissmann was born March 17, 1920 in Canyon, ID; the daughter of the late Paul W. Millsap and his wife Mollie Lorena nee` Hammond. She passed away Sat., Apr. 18, 2015 at the age of 95 in Washington, MO. Lorena received her education at Lickcreek Grade School and Kirkwood High School. Lorena was united […]

Richard Oliver Barnes
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Richard Oliver Barns, known to most as Ricky, of Jefferson City, MO, formerly of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Jefferson City on April 15, 2015, having reached the age of fifty-nine years, eight months and twenty-three days. Ricky was born in Washington, MO, on July 23, 1955, son of Donald Lee Barns, Sr. […]

Leasburg Man Charged in Biggest Drug Seizure In Franklin County’s History
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Narcotics investigators said the arrest of a Crawford County man Tuesday has shut down a major narcotics distribution operation that targeted Franklin and several adjoining counties. With the arrest of the suspect, Steven Maserang, 29, Leasburg, investigators also made the largest seizure of narcotics in Franklin County history, according to Lt. Jason Grellner, chief of […]

Largest Seizure Of Nartocotics in Franklin County History
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

On May 5th, detectives with the MCNVCEU, which is the Franklin County Narcotics Task Force, a member of the mid-west HIDTA, working with the Sullivan Police Dept., brought a nine month investigation to a culmination with the largest seizure of narcotics in Franklin County history. Investigators working with federal counterparts from the ATF, DHS, and […]

Franklin County Deputies Recover Stolen Goods
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 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 […]

Outdoor Gear Mother’s Day Ad
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Sheriff’s Department Solves Alleged Abduction
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Sullivan Police and the Sheriff’s Office had reported two incidents recently where children, one in Sullivan City, and two children playing together outside of Sullivan, had reportedly been approached by a male subject in a suspicious manner. In the Sullivan case, the individual reportedly asked a female to get in his truck. The description of […]

Woodland Lakes Man Arrested In Gun, Drug Disturbance In Sullivan
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 35-year-old Woodland Lakes, Sullivan man is behind bars in the Franklin County jail and held on $35,000 bond following a disturbance in Sullivan, Sat., Apr. 25. Sullivan Police responded to the 40 block of Oak St., at 10:25 a.m. for a reported disturbance in the area. Officers arrived on the […]

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