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Meramec Community Mission Challenge

A couple of years ago, First State Community Bank had a little fun with their annual Rooftop Food drive for the Meramec Community Mission. The designs were fun for the employees to create, and they also helped create community awareness for the important work this mission does for our town and the surrounding area. The challenge is now on! We would like to challenge local businesses and organizations... 

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report

Sullivan Police made twelve arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of Oct. 13-19. This week’s arrests were: Oct. 13; Tyler A. Fryer, 21, was arrested for alleged assault in the third degree and unlawful use of a weapon. Fryer was held in the Sullivan jail and warrants from Franklin County charging Fryer with felony unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor assault in the third degree were issued... 

St. Clair Woman Injured Wednesday

A St. Clair woman received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Route AD at Bend School Lane, Wed., Oct. 15, at 7:47 a.m., in Franklin County. The accident occurred when Allison J. Ridenhour, 23, St. Clair, operating an eastbound 1999 Dodge Ram, slid off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Ridenhour, not wearing a seatbelt, received moderate injuries and was transported by Union... 

Pursuit Ends With Suspect Swimming Meramec River

On Sat.,Oct. 18, at about 10:11 p.m., a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the Sullivan area but the vehicle fled. The pursuit went in to Crawford County at which time the deputy terminated the pursuit. At 2:12 a.m., a second deputy observed the same vehicle in Sullivan near Steak ‘n Shake. The vehicle failed to stop again. The pursuit went in to Meramec... 

Longtime Teacher, Carpenter, Volunteer Dean Wigger Passes At Age 78

By James B. Bartle Many students of Sullivan High School may have gone into the carpentry field because of him, many homes in the City of Sullivan were constructed by him and several churches were built with his assistance across the country, longtime teacher, carpenter and volunteer Dean Wigger passed away Tues., Oct. 14, at age 78. Wigger began his career in carpentry around the age of 14, working... 

Police Investigating Several Cases Of Theft And Burglary ‘One Included A Home Invasion’

By James B. Bartle Heroin is becoming a major problem in the City of Sullivan as officers deal with a number of syringes being found in the city. But another problem associated with the drug use is thefts. This past week, Sullivan Police are investigating nine thefts, burglaries and one home invasion. The most serious home invasion incident occurred on Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, at 4:16 a.m. when... 
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Chili, Soup And Pie Supper

A Chili, Soup and Pie Supper is open to the public on Fri., Nov. 7, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sullivan Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M. and the OES, Sullivan Chapter #105, 36 West Vine Street across from the Post Office in Sullivan. The cost for adults is $7, children (under 12) $3, and under 6 are free for all you can eat soup or chili with a slice of pie of your choice! Many pies are homemade. Delivery... 
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Sullivan Chamber of Commerce Spooktacular

Helping with containing many young children in the area will be the Chamber of Commerce Spooktacular held Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with over 80 participating business handing out treats to young trick-or-treaters.  Read More »

Nov. 4 General Election Reminder

On Nov. 4 Sullivan addresses in Washington County need to go to the Sullvian Fire House near Woodland Lakes to vote.  Read More »
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Teaching Fire Education At Sullivan Elementary

Sullivan Firefighters Jimmy Smythe, front right, and Gary Midyett, rear right, taught a number of Sullivan Elementary students Fire Prevention Education during Fire Prevention Week. This program was held at Sullivan Station One Tues., Oct. 7. See video of this presentation on the Sullivan Independent News website www.mysullivannews.com or our Facebook page. Photo by James B. Bartle.  Read More »
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