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Meramec Nursing Center Issues Warning About Local Scam

“Meramec Nursing Center has been informed there is a scam going on in our community that is targeting the elderly. Someone is calling these people saying they are from Meramec Nursing Center and that “they” heard the person is not living in a safe environment and the person needs to have their home inspected by Meramec. This is NOT something we do at our Nursing Home. We are very... 

Local Man Hits Pregenant Girlfriend With Car

David Bullock On Monday, July 21st, 2014 at approximately 10:08 pm, officers of the Sullivan Police Department responded to the Super 8 Hotel located at 601 North Service Road West, in Sullivan, for a report of a person struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers learned that David L. Bullock (white male aged 21 from Sullivan) had been fighting with his girlfriend, Tori Fangers (white female aged 21... 

Local Woman Missing From Flying J

Family and friends of Becky Vaughn are concerned for her whereabouts. A Missing Persons report was filed on July 9 after witnesses reported her last being seen at the Flying J truck stop the previous day. Miramigoua Officer Kevin Dziemja stated Vaughn’s debit card had been used in Brazil, In on July 11, but whether it was willful or under duress is unknown. Dziemja told the Sullivan Independent... 

Sullivan Independent News Closing Early On Friday

The office in Sullivan will be closing at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 due to us attending the funeral of our owner, Kathleen Manion. We will be back in the office with normal business hours on Saturday, July 19 at 9 a.m.  Thank you all for understand and the great support the community has shown us through this tough period of time.  Read More »

Funeral Service For Kathy Manion

Kathy Manion, owner and publisher of the Sullivan Independent News, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 52 years, four months and 13 days. Kathy was born in Washington, Missouri on March 2, 1962 to the late Delmar and Ruthalea (VanDeren) Abell. She was a life-long resident of the Sullivan area and was a graduate of Sullivan High School, Class of 1980. She later attended... 

PSA Message About Stanton Substation Outage

Beginning at around 2 p.m. this afternoon, crews from Sho-Me Power, the co-op’s power provider, began planned work on the Stanton Substation, causing a service interruption. This outage should last no longer than one hour. Members whose power is affected by this interruption were mailed a yellow postcard early this week. The affected area can be described as areas in all directions around Stanton,... 

Sullivan Independent News Publisher Passes At Age 52

  It is with our deepest sadness to report that Kathleen “Abell” Manion, owner/publisher of the Sullivan Independent News, has passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the age of 52. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.  Read More »

Franklin County Reports Incidents of Stabbing and Stolen Vehicle

On July 11, at approximately 10 p.m,, a Franklin County deputy was parked at the stop light at Hwy. 47 and 50 in Union when he witnessed a vehicle run the stop light at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle continued to the Union Ambulance building. Upon approaching the vehicle, it was determined that the driver had been stabbed and was seeking medical attention. The... 


Sullivan police reported two incidents of local residents (one in Leasburg the other lives in Sullivan), who recently received a phone call by a man who says his name is David Washington. He stated to both local residents that they had won a Mercedes and a chance at $1.5 million dollars. All they needed to do was got to Walgreens and purchase a $500 green card and give him the number on the back of... 

Gray Wolf Located

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received information at about 9:00 a.m., 07/08/2014, that the gray wolf which has been at large since about 06/09/2014 has been recaptured by its owner. The wolf was captured in a snare trap set by the wolf’s owner in the Robertsville, Missouri area. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office appreciates all of the assistance regarding possible sightings, etc.  Read More »
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