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Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff statewide on Saturday to honor Missouri soldier killed during Vietnam War; Governor will attend funeral in Centralia
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

Sgt. Rodney Griffin was listed as Missing in Action for over 40 years before his remains were identified Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings statewide be flown at half-staff on Saturday (April 25) in honor of Sgt. Rodney L. […]

Local Businessman Phil Thomure Passes At Age 36
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle The local community is morning the loss of local resident and businessman Phillip B. “Phil” Thomure, Sullivan, who passed away suddenly Fri., Apr. 10, at the age of 36. Thomure is most known for his years of operating the family business co-owned by brother Thomas Thomure, Thomure Lumber, which celebrated their […]

Three Charged In Suspected Federal Gift Card Ring
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Three women from Chicago, IL made the wrong stop on their Walmart gift card tour and were arrested at Sullivan Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. in what authorities believe to be a large scale gift card/credit card ring. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, at 9:30 a.m. Sun., Apr. 12, […]

Over 200 Attend MAAG Walk Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Mid-Mo Addiction Awareness Group held its first walk Sat., Apr. 11, with over 200 walkers participating in what the group is calling a huge success. The walk began at the Sunny Jim Bottomley Park and traveled along the South Service Rd. through Sullivan and returned to Jim Bottomley. The group did […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made six arrests for the week of Apr. 6-12. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 6; Christopher J. Tubbs, 20, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding. Tubbs was held in the Sullivan Jail on $245 bond. Apr. 7; […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County reported 13 arrests for the week of Apr. 6-12. This week’s arrests are: Apr. 7; Jacob N. Mesey, 18, Union, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear-FTA- careless and imprudent driving, possession of up to 35 g of marijuana and no insurance. […]

Wanted Fugitive Captured By SWAT Team Tuesday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle As reported in the Sullivan Independent News, Apr. 8, 2015, edition, law enforcement officers were searching for the whereabouts of Larry J. Bridges, Jr., 29, Sullivan, after he failed to return on a work release program from the Franklin County Adult Detention Center Mar. 19, after being held on an active […]

Brush Fire Destroys Six Travel Trailers Sunday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle A five-acre brush fire claimed six travel trailers along with a number of sheds Sun., Apr. 12, inside Woodland Lakes, Washington County, on Burr Oak Dr. at 4:35 p.m. “We had a man burning leaves in the development and the fire got away from him Sunday, due to the wind, and […]

Sullivan Man Charged In Vehicle Break-In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police have arrested and Franklin County Prosecutors have charged Ronald Clay Hardy, 20, Sullivan, with alleged tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree following an incident Apr. 8. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, at 7:50 p.m., Wednesday evening, Sullivan Police received a report of a theft […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

Specialist Larry Ray Smith By Kelly Rose Larry Ray Smith, known by most as ‘Ray,’ descending from American Indians, was born in Sullivan. “My mother came from the Trail of Tears and my father was from Northern Indian tribes,” he said. Raised in Iron County, MO, Smith graduated from the Iron County C-4 School District, […]


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