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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 »

SHS Football Team Receives Tin Man Award

Developmental Services of Franklin County presented the Sullivan High School Football Team with the “Tin Man” Award Friday night at the SHS Athletic Stadium. The team was recognized for their commitment to helping others including the annual Sullivan Disability Awareness Country Festival. See related article on page 4A. Photo by Ryan Storz.  Read More »

Owensville Man Injured In Franklin County Accident

A 44-year-old Owensville man received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on westbound Hwy. 100, 2.25 miles west of Route KK in Franklin County, Tues., Oct. 7, at 3:35 p.m. The accident occurred when Randal A. Nolring, 44, Owensville, operating an eastbound 1999 Saturn SL2, crossed the center line of the roadway and struck the front driver’s side of a westbound 1997 Mazda Protege, driven by... 

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report

The Sullivan Fire District reported 21 alarms for the week of Oct. 6-12. Oct. 6: 6:21 a.m., S. Hwy. 185 and Moss Oak Rd., structure fire. Oct. 6: 11:23 a.m., 8040 AE Spur, ambulance assist. Oct. 7: 5:34 a.m., S. Hwy. 185, vehicle accident. Oct. 7: 9:56 p.m., 11000 Sumac Rd., ambulance assist. Oct. 9: 5:59 a.m., S. Hwy. 185, vehicle accident. Oct. 10: 5:47 a.m., 1963 Baldwin Rd., mutual aid. Oct. 10:... 

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report

The Sullivan Police Department made 13 arrests in the City of Sullivan during the week of Oct. 6-12. This week’s arrests were: Oct. 6; Melody A. Brown, 51, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the charge of domestic assault and an additional charge of possession of marijuana. Brown was released on $192.50 bond. Oct. 6; Amanda M. Beck, 32, was arrested... 

Franklin County Accident Leaves One Seriously Injured

A Florissant man received serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Route T at St. Albans Rd., Wed., Oct. 8, in Franklin County at 11 a.m. The accident occurred when an eastbound 1995 Ford F150, driven by Larry J. Hoisington, 65, Pacific, made a left turn onto St. Albans Rd. and failed to yield to a westbound 1998 BMW motorcycle, operated by Anthony J. Trupiano, 59, Florissant, causing the front... 

Vehicle Stolen From Dealer Found Burned

Sullivan Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from M&M Motor Company, 131 North Service Rd. East, Tues., Oct. 7. The business reported to Sullivan Police Tuesday morning at 9:09 a.m. that a 2005 Mercury Mariner had been stolen from the lot sometime overnight or during the early morning hours. The vehicle was found later this past week near Jakes Prairie Rd. in Crawford County. The vehicle... 

Vehicle Overturns Injuring One

A St. Clair woman received minor injuries after she lost control of her vehicle on eastbound Interstate 44 at the 248.6 mile marker, Thurs., Oct. 9, at 10:47 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Carlee L. Gerren, 21, St. Clair, operating an eastbound 1997 Ford Explorer, lost control of the vehicle, exited the roadway to the left causing the vehicle to overturn. Gerren,... 

Man Accidentally Shoots Leg, Drives To Convienence Store

By James B. Bartle An Arnold man accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning, Oct. 10, then drove himself to the Circle C, convenience store, 408 Hwy. 185 South, to seek medical treatment. Sullivan Fire, Missouri Baptist Ambulance and Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the business at 12:16 p.m. for a reported shooting victim at the fuel pumps of the business. Fire and Ambulance... 

Upward Basketball

Upward basketball is one of the largest basketball organizations in the United States. Nearly a half a million kids play Upward sports each year. The Sullivan Christian Church, 912 S. Hwy. 185, will again host an Upward basketball league for boys and girls 5-years-old through 6th grade. Sign-ups are Fri., Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 25 from 10-noon or Fri., Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. and Sat.,... 
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