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Sullivan Captures Eighth Straight District Championship

For the eighth straight season, the Lady Eagles are district softball champions. Sullivan defeated Salem 6-3 in the Class 3 District 9 championship Friday at Union High School. The Lady Eagles were seeded fifth in the tournament and outscored their opponents 33-11 in three games. Sullivan hosts sectionals Wednesday against either Helias or Bolivar. See the Oct. 14 issue of the Independent News for... 

Swift Tractor Trailer Fire This Morning on Eastbound I-44 Shoulder at the 224 Mile Marker, in Front of Chaseco. 

A rear trailer tire blew out and caught the trailer on fire, Sullivan Police Detective Greg West heard the explosion of the tire blowing out from Sullivan Police Station and drove over to investigate, and turned in the alarm to the Fire Dept. The fire did extend into the interior of the trailer as well. I-44 traffic was light and only backed up to the City Limits line. Photos courtesy of James Johnson.  Read More »

Ace Manufacturing Open House (Video)

Ace Manufacturing held an open house for Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2. Kevin Ijames, Jr gives a tour of one of the company’s laser cutting machines in action and showing some of the parts used to make clutches for the Sullivan company. IMG_1051 (2)    Read More »

Fire District Changes Gear And Terminates Chief

  By James B. Bartle It’s been a rollercoaster ride over the last several weeks as the Sullivan Fire Protection District first placed ten year Fire Chief Rich White on paid administrative leave and then following a meeting in early September they opted to offer a severance package to the chief with his resignation. During this time the Fire District Board stated that White had done a great... 

Right Lane Closed on I-44 at Mile Marker 222 Due To Accident

Sullivan Fire Department is working on a non injury accident at the 222 mile marker of Westbound I-44. No injuries but right lane is closed to traffic at 10:16 a.m.    Read More »

Court Hearing to Dissolve St. Cloud Continued

The lawsuit filed to dissolve the Village of St. Cloud was continued in the Crawford County Court until December 2 at 9 a.m.  Read More »

Woman Charged With Manslaughter After Woman Loses Unborn Child In Accident

A head-on collision on Highway 19 in Crawford County Saturday resulted in a woman losing her unborn child and multiple charges for a woman accused of the crash. Sherry D. Dotson, 51, Bixby, is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and second-degree assault causing physical injury to a person operating an emergency vehicle after she allegedly crossed the center-line... 

Appliance Fire at Forest View Apartments

IMG_1044 Sullivan Firefighters are on the scene of an appliance fire at Forest View apartments off Ira Bland Dr. There did not appear to be any significant damage at this time. The fire was reported around 11a.m.  Click on IMG_1044 to view short video.  Read More »

Menards To Open New Manufacturing and Distribution Campus in Sullivan, Creating Over 120 New Jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that hardware and improvement store Menard, Inc., will break ground on a new 185,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Sullivan, creating 129 new jobs initially. The Wisconsin-based company expects to invest $29.1 million into the new facility, which will include concrete block and truss manufacturing and a cross-dock... 

2 Injured In Saturday Morning Accident

Two people were injured in an accident on Interstate 44 Saturday morning when they swerved to avoid a vehicle that entered the highway and overturned. Jeffrey M. Cox, 15, St. Peters, and Jeffrey A. Cox, 56 had moderate and minor injuries, respectively. Both were taken to the hospital. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jeffrey M. Cox was driving eastbound in a 2002 Ford F-250 when an unknown... 
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