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All lanes of I-44 near St. James closed due to downed power line

MoDOT Traffic Alert: All lanes of I-44 near St. James closed due to downed power line. Eastbound traffic is being detoured to Route 63 to Route V to Route 68. Westbound traffic is being detoured to Route 68 to Route 63. The duration of the closure is unknown at this time.  Read More »

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Leasburg Crash

An Illinois man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from a possible drunk driving accident at Onondaga Cave State Park on Aug. 20. A passenger in the vehicle, Taylor N. Pile, 21, East Alton, Ill., was pronounced dead on Aug. 24. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Robert W. Siempelkamp, 28, Palmer, Ill., was traveling in a 2012 Dodge Ram when he traveled off the right... 

Veteran Pat O’Fallon

By Kelly Alexander Some of the most effective weapons the United States had for saving American lives during war time were none other than “man’s best friend.” Military dogs, throughout history, have been credited with saving thousands of American lives. With the keenest senses dogs can, see, smell and hear danger and alert servicemen of booby traps and hidden enemies. In Vietnam,... 

One Of Two Charged In Assault, Burglary Incident

By James B. Bartle Two Sullivan men got more than they were bargaining for when they allegedly broke into a Sullivan apartment and attempted to assault two black males, only to find themselves both with injuries, one in Missouri Baptist Hospital with charges pending and the second charged in Franklin County. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, officers were called at 5:30 p.m., Friday,... 

Sanders Will Ask For State Help On Prosecuting Attorney Salaries

By Ryan Storz Should the state of Missouri pay a portion or all of the salaries for county prosecuting attorneys and their staff? Ask commissioners in Crawford County and Prosecuting Attorney Kent Howald and they would say, “yes.” Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders intends to take that to legislators in Jefferson City. Asked last Tuesday where that process stood, Sanders said he was going to address... 

Boast Preparing For New Role As District 2 Commissioner

By Ryan Storz Barring an unlikely write-in campaign, Jared Boast will take over as Crawford County’s District 2 commissioner in January. Following a landslide victory over incumbent Kenny Killeen in the Aug. 2 primary, Boast will be one of two new commissioners that comes aboard to inherit challenges with the county’s finances and improve infrastructure. Boast appeared at the county commission... 

Sullivan Senior Center Activities

Sullivan Senior Center Activities Aug. 24- Aug. 30 Wed. – Music with Lindell Gibbs and Friends – 10 a.m., Card Bingo by Support Committee 12:15 p.m. Thurs. – Fun and Fitness with Meramec Nursing Center – 10:30 a.m., Bingo by Support Committee – 12:15 p.m. Fri.- Bingo by Alternative Hospice- 10:30 a.m. Mon.- Canasta by Shafferkoetter Senior Services, 10 a.m., Bunco... 

Sullivan Senior Center Menus

Sullivan Senior Center Menus Aug. 24 – Aug. 31 Wed. – Roast turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, cranberry apple sauce, dinner roll. Thurs.- Oven-fried fish, au gratin potaoes, zucchini & tomatoes, coleslaw, whole grain muffin, bread. Fri.- Chicken salad w/ bun, vegetable soup, spiced beets, stewed apples & raisins, crackers. Mon.- Pork bratwurst w/sauerkraut, mashed potatoes,... 

Talking Sports with Marty Tiefenbrunn

Growing up in Sullivan, one of the top things that my Dad stressed to us Tiefenbrunn kids was the importance of getting an education.  Dad grew up in tough times, graduated from Sullivan High, went to work and married his high school sweetheart.  Along the way he took some college classes, raised a family and worked his tail off to see that his kids had more and better opportunities than what he... 

Loaded Senior Class Leads Eagles Into 2016

Expectations high as Sullivan opens season with 23 seniors By Ryan Storz It’s been four years since Sullivan went into the season with a senior class this large. That team won a district championship. The Eagles open the season Friday at Park Hills Central with 23 seniors, and after back-to-back seasons of finishing 5-5, Sullivan will look to make the same leap that 2012 team did. That season, the... 
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