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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 […]


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