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Sullivan Family Loses Everything In House Fire Saturday Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

By James B. Bartle A Sullivan family lost nearly everything they owned in a house fire Sat., Mar. 21, at 301 Elmont Rd. Sullivan Firefighters were called to the home at 6:03 p.m. after a neighbor reported that she observed fire coming from the home. Firefighters arrived at 6:09 p.m. to find fire coming out […]

Local Caregivers Attend Annual Conference
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Karissa Cureton Dietary Leader/CMA and Katie Mueller CMA were nominated by their peers and supervisor to attend Americare’s annual Caregiver Conference held in St. Louis in February. Over 300 of Americare’s top frontline staff from the company’s 100 communities attended the 2-day conference. Americare is one of the only senior living providers in the nation […]

Wally’s Demo Day Featured Chainsaw Carver
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Chainsaw Carver Keith Gregory demonstrated his extraordinary woodcarving talent for the folks who visited Wally’s Hardware on Sat., Mar. 21. One lucky winner’s name was to be drawn for a free carving.

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Pvt. Donald E. Alexander By Kelly Rose Donald Edward Alexander joined the United States Army in 1966. At the age of 18, he chose to join and serve 2 years rather that be drafted and have to serve three. He was born in Sullivan and apart from short time spent in St. Louis during his […]

Sullivan Hoping To Build Off Winning Season
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

By Ryan Storz Last season was a winning campaign for the Lady Eagles soccer team. Can they repeat it in 2015? Under head coach Bill Kackley, Sullivan registered its first winning season in program history. The Lady Eagles came up short against St. Francis Borgia in the district tournament, but with a roster deep on […]

Eagles Try To Recapture District Title Baseball 2015
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

With strong pitching, Sullivan aims for second district title in 3 seasons By Ryan Storz Two days ahead of Sullivan’s 2015 season opener against St. Dominic, Eagles head coach Mike Carmi struck a confident tone. And why not? If the old adage about pitching and defense winning championships is true, then Sullivan is in strong […]

Let Him In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Dear Editor: “This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins,” I John 4:10. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, He left his home in heaven and came to earth because we have all sinned and we need […]

The Rabbit Lady
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Dear Editor: I’m wondering about property rights in the case against Velma Muessemeyer, the Rabbit Lady outside Saint Clair. She depends on her widow’s social security check and what she earns from raising livestock. If she can’t use her property, she’ll have to sell it, and turn to welfare. Velma’s neighbors also want to enjoy […]

Leasburg Trustee Silent To Long
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Dear Editor: As a trustee for the Village of Leasburg; I find myself in a very peculiar position. I took an oath to do the best job I possibly could with dignity, honesty, and for the best interest of the Village, while following the laws of the state and U.S. constitutions, the sunshine law and […]

Mervin ‘Bud’ Carter
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Mervin “Bud” Carter was born on May 31, 1931 in Sullivan, MO to parents Edward V. Carter and Irene Tutterrow Carter and entered into eternal rest on March 12, 2015 at the age of 83. Bud was a man of faith and had a strong love for his family. He loved music and playing steel […]

School Board Reviews Capital Projects List
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

Improvements at Washington High School and Washington West Elementary top the list of capital projects the school district plans to undertake now through August.

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Families Who Own Property
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County is seeking applicants to apply for a home to be built on their own property.

County to Hold New Hearing On Revised Landfill Code
Missourian — Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent said he does not know if a fresh public hearing that will be held on revised county landfill regulations will render a lawsuit against the county commission as m

Dispatch Center Seeking New Recording Device
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Washington’s dispatch center could soon get a voice recorder upgrade.

City to Test Alert Notification System
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Union city officials are urging Union residents to update any contact information changes to the weather alert notification system as the severe storm season draws near.

I-70 Shooter Charged in Warren County Warrant
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

A Kansas City man who police say randomly shot at motorists along Interstate 70 Wednesday night is facing numerous felony charges stemming from a multi-county chase that injured two people.

Man Charged With Domestic Assault
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

A Pacific man is facing felony domestic assault charges after allegedly beating and burning his wife.

Redhage Named NAMA Marketer of the Year
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recently announced that Paul Redhage, Labadie, has been selected as the 2015 NAMA Marketer of the Year.

Pacific American Legion Auxiliary Seeks Members
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 320 Colwell Harris-Paul Williams is looking for new members.

Relay For Life Team Will Host Bark for Life
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

The Pacific Relay For Life Team has announced a fund-raising event that would be held in April, ahead of the all-night walk at Pacific High School.

Nike, Robertsville Hold Combined Writing Event
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Student authors at Nike and Robertsville Elementary schools shared their work with family and friends in a recent evening ceremony.

Sheriff Answers Concerns On Proposed Dispatch Fees
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke has responded to concerns raised by emergency responder districts over proposed dispatch fees the county may charge.

City Needs Member On County Committee
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Alderman Steve Myers wants the city of Pacific to have a seat on the Franklin County Transportation Council.

Assessor: Most Real Estate Will Not See Increase in Value
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Franklin County property owners whose real estate went up in value this year will soon be sent impact notices of their increase from the assessor’s office.

Auditor Says She Was ‘Wrongly Accused’ in Newspaper Story
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Officials say inaccurate information was reported in The Missourian Wednesday about Franklin Auditor Tammy Vemmer’s office.

State Able To Fully Fund A+ Program for Spring Semester
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Area school district officials and East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer said they are pleased that the A+ Scholarship Program will be fully funded for the spring 2015 semester.

Mum’s the FAA Word on Airport Closure Process
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Mayor Ron Blum said he still is waiting to hear from the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the steps the city of St. Clair officially needs to follow to close its airport.

R-XIII Program Targets Homeless Teens
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

The goal is to help homeless teenagers in St. Clair, even if it has to be one student at a time.

Fire District Notified About Investigation Centering on Mailer Flier
Missourian — Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

The St. Clair Fire Protection District has received notification that it is being investigated by the Missouri Ethics Commission regarding the flier it sent to patrons centered on the two tax initiati

District Makes Changes to Summer School
Missourian — Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Planning for summer school is underway in the Washington School District.