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Local Businessman Phil Thomure Passes At Age 36

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 ten-year anniversary in September 2014. Thomure and brother Thomas,... 

Three Charged In Suspected Federal Gift Card Ring

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, Sullivan Police received a teletype message from Rolla Police in reference to three black... 

Over 200 Attend MAAG Walk Saturday

MAAG FIRST COMMUNITY WALK. Mid-Mo Addiction Awareness Group, MAAG, held their first Community Awareness Walk against Heroin on Sat., Apr. 11, with over 200 participants. The walk was held to bring awareness to drug use in the community and around the nation. Pictured are a number of the participants Saturday, prior to the walk. See related article. Photo by James B. Bartle. By James B. Bartle Mid-Mo... 

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report

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; Corby J. Williamson, 21, Sullivan, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for felony... 

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report

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. Mesey was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. Apr. 7; Dennis G. Ruzicka,... 

Wanted Fugitive Captured By SWAT Team Tuesday Morning

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 warrant for alleged possession of a firearm by a convicted felon following... 

Brush Fire Destroys Six Travel Trailers Sunday

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 burned about ten to fifteen property lots along with six travel trailers and a number of sheds,” said Rich... 

Sullivan Man Charged In Vehicle Break-In

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 from a vehicle on Florence St. and as with several other... 

Honoring Our Veterans

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, Viburnum, in 1972. As a kid, he recalls working with his... 

All You Can Eat Breakfast With The Masons

On Sat. Apr., 25 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sullivan Lodge No. 69, A.F. & A.M. 36 W Vine Street, Sullivan, Across from the post office. $6 per person proceeds go to our charity account which supports the creat a paartnership program with the Bourbon, Sullivan, Spring Bluff, and Strain/Japan school districts. Biscuits, sausage gravy, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, waffles to order, coffee and... 
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