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Lonedell Intruder Alert Malfunction

This morning at approximately 9:21 AM., the Sheriff’s Office received an intruder alert at the Lonedell School.  Upon arrival, deputies determined that the alarm was a malfunction.  Read More »

Sullivan Fire Protection District Junior Fire Academy 2016

By Eric Lewis SullivanFire Chief Last week, the Sullivan Fire Protection District hosted our 10th annual “Junior Firefighter Academy.”  Junior Academy “cadets” started arriving late Sunday afternoon on the 12th of June, and were released five days later after a graduation ceremony held on Fri., June 17.  In between, the days were filled with long hours of many types of training; physical... 
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Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County reported 18 arrests for the week of June 13-19. This week’s arrests were: June 13; Stacy A. Albright, 44, St. Louis, was arrested on a St. Louis Metropolitan Police warrant for dangerous drugs. Albright was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. June 13; Mark A. Sassmann, 59, Steelville, was arrested for alleged driving while intoxicated.... 

Denver Lawrence

Denver Lawrence, of Sullivan, MO, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the age of 78 years. Denver Ervin was born on November 8, 1937 to the late Ervin and Ruth (Merten) Lawrence at Labadie, MO. He lived the majority of his life with his grandmother in Sullivan.  He honorably served his country in the United States Army Air Corps from January 26, 1961 to January 25, 1963. He was employed for most... 
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Cranford ‘Cran’ Spindler Honored For Fifty Years In Fire Service

By James B. Bartle Surrounded by family, friends and fellow firefighters Sullivan Fire Protection District Firefighter Cranford Spindler was honored for his fifty years of service to the Sullivan Fire Protection District. The Sullivan Fire Honor Guard opened the ceremony with a presentation of colors which was followed by event Emcee James Eaton, Vice President of the SFPD Board of Director, providing... 

Sullivan Officer Recognized For Life Saving Efforts

On June 1 while attending the annual Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Conference at Lake of the Ozarks, Sullivan Sergeant Michael Simmons was recognized for recent life-saving efforts. The incident occurred on Feb. 17, 2016 when a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper brought in a subject who had been involved in a crash on I-44 within the city limits of Sullivan. The Trooper had suspicions that the subject... 

Funeral Informatio For Jim Johnson

Visitation and funeral services will be held for veteran Sullivan firefighter and businessman Jim Johnson on Tuesday and Wednesday. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Baptist. Internment will be at Odd Fellow’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Temple Baptist building or van fund, or Backstoppers.  Read More »

Benefit For Dawson Family Saturday

By James B. Bartle A community benefit is being held this Sat., June 11, at 6 p.m. for David and Jari Dawson who lost their home on May 11, to an EF-2 Tornado that struck the area. Their home was completed leveled by the storm causing a loss of a families entire working life of items. The event will be held at Sullivan Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, large hall, beginning a 6 p.m. with a dinner, silent... 
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Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County

The Missouri State Highway patrol reported 16 arrests for the week of May 30-June 5. This week’s arrests were: May 30; Karan Vance, 50, St. Louis, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Vance was held at the Pacific Police Department and later released. May 30; John M. Collins, 19, St. Louis, was arrested for alleged possession of under 35g of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia,... 

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report

The Sullivan Police Department made 14 arrests in the City of Sullivan for the week of May 30, through June 5. This weeks arrests were: May 31; Melissa A. Dorner, 49, was arrested for alleged domestic assault. Dorner was held in the Sullivan Jail. May 31; Keshawn N. Crider, 18, Cuba, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at Sullivan Wal-Mart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. Crider was held and released on a court... 
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