Area News

Missing Teens Found Unharmed
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Two missing 14-year-olds who disappeared from Rolla, Mo. on Thursday were found safe and unharmed. An Endangered Person Advisory was issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for two teens believed to have headed to St. Louis. Tania E. Bowman, 14, and Savannah Mitchell, 14, were detained on July 2 at 3 a.m. and returned […]

Domestic Disturbance in Gray Summit Leads to Fight Over Knife
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

On July 1 at aprroximately 6:30 A.M., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic disturbance on Oak Drive in Gray Summit, Mo.  Upon arrival it was determined that there been an altercation between two male subjects that lived in the same residence.  It was reported that during the argument the suspect […]

Sullivan Walgreens Senior Day & Customer Appreciation Day
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

On Tuesday, July 7th Sullivan Walgreens will be having a Customer Appreciation Day and Senior Day. Customer Appreciation Day will be from 9 a.m. until noon and Senior Day will be a all day long event. There will be chances to win prizes. Sullivan Walgreens is located at 6 East Springfield, Sullivan.

Pedestrian Fatally Injured Near Family Motor Inn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

A 41-year-old Euless, Texas man was fatally injured Sunday, June 28, while walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Road According to Sullivan Police the incident occurred at 11:18 p.m. when the Texas man was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Rd. when Kylene Brant, 36, Sullivan, operating […]

Man Charged With Third DWI
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

A Cuba man is charged with felony driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for his third offense on June 16. According to the probable cause statement, Timothy M. Haynes, 53, flunked a field sobriety test. Told he was under arrest, Haynes allegedly threw up his hands and said, “I’m not going back to prison.” […]

Franklin County Marriage Licenses
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  Marriage licenses issued from the office of Jennifer L. Metcalf, Franklin  County Recorder of Deeds. Seth William Vollmer and Caitlin Ann Henke, both of Union; Eric Bruce Jacobs and Jocelyn Genevieve Montgomery, both of Union; Mark Anthony Hartzell and Amanda Jo Green, both of Union; Charles Russel Miller and Sherry Renee Herrington, both of […]

Announcement Of Engagement
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

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Sullivan Man Drowns While Attempting To Cross Flooded Roadway In Vehicle June 16
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  By James B. Bartle A 60-year-old Sullivan man lost his life on Tuesday night, June 16, while attempting to cross a flooded roadway on Hamilton Hollow Rd., just 200 ft. east of Sleepy Hollow Rd. in Washington County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when John P. Lyons, 60, Sullivan, operating […]

Ninth Annual Sullivan Junior Fire Academy Trains 33 Young Firefighters
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

By James B. Bartle In what has been a shining star across the state of Missouri, the Sullivan Fire Protection District ninth annual Junior Firefighter Academy concluded following five days and fifty hours of training for each young firefighter. The SFPD holds the only Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office certified program that included some 20-plus […]

Sullivan Senior Center Adds More Bingo
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

  It seems the most popular activity for Senior Citizens these days is Bingo!  The Sullivan Senior Center plays Bingo three times a week; Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Friday mornings and now we are adding a fourth day. Beginning the first Thursday in July, there will be “Grand Coverall Bingo” scheduled every Thurs. at 12:15 […]

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