Area News


Warning: DOMDocument::load(http://www.emissourian.com/search/?q=&t=article&l=25&d=&d1=&d2=&s=start_time&sd=desc&c%5B%5D=local_news*&f=rss) [domdocument.load]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 417 Rate limit exceeded in /usr/www/users/ne/communities/sullivan/index.php on line 77

Warning: DOMDocument::load() [domdocument.load]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://www.emissourian.com/search/?q=&t=article&l=25&d=&d1=&d2=&s=start_time&sd=desc&c%5B%5D=local_news*&f=rss" in /usr/www/users/ne/communities/sullivan/index.php on line 77

Menard Inc. Project Could Be Lost Due To Indiana Bat
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

By James B. Bartle As crazy as it may sound, the fate of a $48 million dollar project that could bring 250 plus jobs to the City of Sullivan, could be lost due to the endangered Indiana Bat. The Sullivan Independent News was allowed to take part in a conference call with Menard, Inc., Sullivan […]

Bourbon High School students
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Come Visit The Bourbon Senior Center For A Spaghetti Dinner And Silent Auction
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

The Bourbon Senior Center is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner and silent auction on Apr. 2, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. Meal is $6 per person and includes, Spaghetti(meat or meatless sauce available) garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. Carryouts will be available. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Baskets will be on display at […]

Steelville Man Charged With Tampering, Possession
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A Steelville man is charged with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with a motor vehicle. William L. Rutz, 25, is being held in the Crawford County Jail on $25,000 bond. On Feb. 28, authorities located a stolen Mitsubishi at Rutz’s Steelville residence. Ruth allegedly admitted to having possession of the vehicle and driving […]

Man Charged With Possession, Drugs At Jail
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A Crawford County man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, then racked up an additional charge for concealing a controlled substance at a county jail. Clifton Vance, Bourbon, was arrested by Bourbon police on Mar. 6. According to the probable cause statement, police came into contact with Vance during […]

MSHP Troop I Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Mar. 16 – Jered W. Brim, 18, St. James, was arrested in Phelps County for DWI, careless and imprudent driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. Mar. 19 – Changhao Huang, 46, Los Angeles, Ca, was arrested in Phelps County on a warrant for exceeding maximum drive time. Mar. 19 – Tyson L. Gulley, […]

BES 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A/B Honor Roll 3rd Grade Beau Beckett,Brooklyn Bouse,Victoria Braungardt, James Burk,Titus Burns, James Collins,Camara Daegele, Alyssa Edwards, Nathan Endress,Trenton Enke,Paris Frazier,Tyson McMullin, Johnathan Morgan,Noah Paul, Zackary Reeves, Allison Ryerson,Jason Spangler, Rebekah White,Brittney Williams. A/B Honor Roll 4th Grade Madison Bell, Haylei Bolles,Natalie Dowell, Ella Eichwald, Alveuanna Elliott, Lizeth Fajardo, Kaitlyn Foulk, Madison Helm,Karissa Hickey, Haley […]

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 […]

Bourbon Middle School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Principal’s Honor Roll (All A’s) Grade 5 Kallie Harmon, Joshua Johnston, Karissa Lamb, Victoria Lane, Emelia Masker-Teel. Grade 6 Kaden Bouse, Dalton Dutile, Brandon Gibbs, Alexis Ham, Hanna Holland, Morgan Louderman, Malachi Branson, Tyler Rice, Ezra Sheffel, Eva Smith, Austin Terry, Collin Thacker, Marten Thunder-Mathews, Masen Thunder-Mathews. Grade 7 Jamie Owens, Colbe Radford, Eric Sans […]

Fidelity Seeks Actors For TV Commercials
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Fidelity Communications is looking for a few good actors, no experience necessary, to star in a series of TV commercials. Selected participants will be used for several productions including film/TV, photo and audio. Media types will include 15 to 60-second TV commercials, radio commercials, brochures, website and other print materials. All productions will be related […]

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