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Sunday Morning Fire Destroys Home And Under Investigation

FIRE DESTROYS HOME SUNDAY MORNING. A home at 211 Jones St. was destroyed by a fast moving fire early Sunday morning at 4:03 a.m. The cause of the fire has not been determined at press time but is under investigation by the Franklin County Fire/Arson Investigator. No one was in the residence at the time of the fire. See related article below. By James B. Bartle A home at 211 Jones St. early Sunday morning,... 

VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY MORNING

VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY MORNING. Sullivan Firefighters and Missouri Baptist EMS responded at 10:02 a.m. Sunday morning to the Lowe’s parking lot after a vehicle traveling along Interstate 44 left the roadway and overturned into the parking lot. Details to the accident were not available at press time. Photo by Kelly Rose.  Read More »

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report

The Sullivan Fire District reported 26 alarms for the week of Nov. 10-16. Nov. 10: 2:01 p.m., 135 Valley Lane, mutual aid. Nov. 10: 9:38 p.m., 12140 Pipeline Rd., alarm sounding. Nov. 11: 12:45 a.m., 589 Delta Dr., ambulance assist. Nov. 11: 4:04 p.m., 416 S. Mansion, ambulance assist. Nov. 11: 8:01 p.m., Georgia and N&S Rd., controlled burn. Nov. 12: 4:53 a.m., 717 E. Vine St., ambulance assist. Nov.... 

Bourbon Child Injured In Accident Sunday

A 12-year-old child was injured in an accident Sun., Nov. 16 at 4:35 p.m. on Hwy. 47 at Clearview. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened when Lola C. Holland, 50, Cuba, operating a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, failed to see a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Marquita L. Gerren, 42, Bourbon, stopped for a red light. The front of the Holland vehicle struck the rear of the... 

Child Playing With Matches Causes Fire Saturday Afternoon

By James B. Bartle A nine-year-old child playing with matches in a shed/playhouse is believed to have been the cause of a shed fire Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 24 Mansion St. Sullivan Fire chief Rich White reported that the young child was playing with matches in the shed when it caught fire and quickly destroyed the building. “We received the alarm at 12:46 p.m. with firefighters arriving at... 

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 14 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Nov. 10-16. This week’s arrests were: Nov. 10; Jeffrey L. McKeever, 60, Washington,was arrested on the patrol charge of driving while intoxicated DWI, drugs. McKeever was held at Mercy Hospital in Washington and later released. Nov. 11; Dawn L. Tuttle, 45, Villa Ridge, was arrested on Franklin County warrant... 

Robertsville Man Injured In Sunday Accident

A man sustained minor injuries in an accident that occurred at 10 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 on Robertsville Rd. at Cedar Summit Lane. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Chelsea T. McGuire, 23, Robertsville, operating a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, was southbound on Robertsville Rd. and slid off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Passenger Steve J. Homire, 24, Robertsville,... 

Fair Ticket Vouchers Make Great Stocking Stuffers

Tickets for the 29th Annual Meramec Community Fair are on sale beginning Mon., Dec. 1-31, for the stocking stuffer price of $25. The ticket prices will increase five dollars during the early bird special from January to April at $30 and then increase in May to $35. “We have a great entertainment lineup that we are still awaiting permission to advertise, but it’s going to be a great fair and people... 

I-44 Accident Leaves 3 Injured,

I-44 Accident Leaves 3 Injured, Including 1 Infant An accident occurred on Sun., Nov. 16, at 12:25 p.m. on the South Outer Rd. of I-44, 1 mile east of Hwy. 185 in Franklin County, leaving 3 people, including one infant with injuries. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident was caused when Brandon M. Woods, 22, Sullivan, was driving too fast for conditions and lost control of a... 

Springfield, Elmont Overpass Lighting Project Moving Forward

By James B. Bartle While the Sullivan City Council has a brief agenda before them on Tues., Nov. 18, for their second meeting of November, the biggest issue for residents may be the fact that the signalization lighting project for Springfield Rd. and the Elmont Overpass is finally moving forward. The long awaited project was on the council agenda to be discussed by City Administrator J.T. Hardy and... 
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