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Bourbon Police Chief And Court Clerk Resigns

By Jeff Tolle On Wednesday morning, April 16th., both Mike Pennock, Bourbon Chief of Police, and Andrea Holland, City Court Clerk, resigned their positions effective May 1st. Chief Pennock released this statement: “Due to severe budget shortfalls within the City of Bourbon, MO, I feel I can no longer properly operate the Police Department on the budget I am to work with.  Therefore my resignation... 
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Deputies Recovered Stolen Property

On April 14, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received information about the location of a stolen truck.  The truck had been stolen recently from Jefferson County.  Deputies were familiar with the residence located in the 9000 block or Rye Creek Road.  Deputies have recovered stolen items and made numerous arrests for various crimes and resisting arrest at that location in the past. Upon arrival... 
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Three Killed in Two-car Accident Friday

Three people lost their lives in an accident that occurred on MO 185, one-half mile north of route EE Fri., Apr. 11, 2013 at 6:30 a.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Travis H. Rawe, 22, Potosi, operating a 2004 Dodge Ram, attempted to overtake another vehicle and pulled into the path of a 2000 Mazda 626, driven by Casey A. Edwards, 25, Sullivan. The vehicles struck... 

Three Reportedly Dead, One Seriously Injured at Highway 185, Route EE

          Three people are reportedly dead and one other was seriously injured in an accident on Highway 185 south and Highway EE near Franklin and Washington counties Friday. Highway 185 will be closed for an undertermined amount of time. More information as it becomes available.    Read More »

Washington Man Taken Into Custody For Child Abuse

At approximately 4:00 PM, on April 8, St. Clair Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office requesting a deputy to respond to the Building Blocks Day Care center located in the city of St. Clair.  Employees of the center had noticed bruising on a 2-year old male child.  The child had been left at the center by the child’s father.  It was determined that the child lived outside the city of St. Clair. A... 
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Sullivan Library Proposition Passes, Alexander Wins Alderman Seat

The Sullivan Public Library won a big victory at the ballot box Tuesday, with voters approving a tax levy 139-116. Only one aldermanic race was being contested, with Jason Alexander defeating Dave Cochran 81-33. Two write-in votes were submitted. In Bourbon, the Crawford County R-1 School District’s  $2.1 million no tax increase bond issue was succeeding with 65 percent of the vote. Six of seven... 

House Fire in Sullivan

At approximately 10:30 a.m, Sat., Apr. 5 it was reported that Sullivan Firefighters were still working a fire at 334 Elm St. in Sullivan since 5:30 a.m. For more details, see the next issue of the Sullivan Independent News.  Read More »

Rain in Sullivan Thursday Brings Flooding, Road Closures

The rainstorm in Sullivan today has created a massive amount of flooding in the area. Due to the flooding, Elmont at North and South Road is closed as is 185 South near the Meramec State Park. Water Across Elmont Rd.   Ditch in front of Orcheln’s at apprx. 2:30 p.m. Thurs., Apr. 3 Car off the road at Elmont and N&S Rd.    Read More »

Meramec Nursing Center Evacuated

The Sullivan Independent News has  learned that the Meramec Nursing Center was evacuated due to a report of smoke. An electrical fire has been reported and firefighters are on the scene. There is smoke in the building but no flame was showing. It is reported that the fire has been brought under control and the residents at the facility are temporarily stationed at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  Read More »

Deputies Responded To Domestic Violence Involving A Knife

At approximately 3:49 AM on April 1, deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of East Springfield Road outside Sullivan in reference to a domestic involving a knife. Upon arrival, deputies located several individuals at the residence and two children ages one and two months.  Individuals stated that occupants had been threatened with a knife by a male at the residence.  The male denied... 
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