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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 […]

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

First Baby of 2015 arrives at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday January 07, 2015

Hayla Smith was the first baby delivered at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital in 2015.  She arrived on Jan. 5, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. weighing in at 6 pounds 10.8 ounces and 19” long.  Her parents are Kri

Conceal-carry permit fee increases Feb. 1
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday January 05, 2015

UNION - Effective Feb. 1, 2015, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing the fee amounts for Missouri Carry Concealed Weapons Permits from a total of $60.50 to $100.  The $100 fee is th