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Honoring Our Veterans – David Davis

By Kelly Alexander Born in St. Louis, a twin, Davis was raised on his uncle’s property in St. Clair on the Meramac River since the age of 5. “I was the Huckleberry Finn of the Meramac,” he said. He was a 1966 graduate of St. Clair High School and was drafted and inducted into the Army in September that year. He wouldn’t have had to go, being an only son, but he felt he should go and even... 

Harney Heritage Day Sept. 3

This year’s Harney Heritage Day will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harney Mansion. Members of Company M, Turner Brigade, will encamp on the grounds for the day, reenacting an infantry and artillery unit of Missouri Union volunteers and civilians of the Civil War period, with displays of civil war artifacts. Other outdoor exhibitors will include Stan Laubinger and his vintage... 
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Sullivan Police Investigating Two Burglaries

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police are reaching out to other law enforcement agencies in the state of Missouri following a rash of burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 16. The first Sullivan burglary was reported at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 664 Cumberland Way, at 3:25 a.m. when an alarm began to sound at the business with officers arriving to find the front door glass and front... 

Veteran Pat O’Fallon

By Kelly Alexander Some of the most effective weapons the United States had for saving American lives during war time were none other than “man’s best friend.” Military dogs, throughout history, have been credited with saving thousands of American lives. With the keenest senses dogs can, see, smell and hear danger and alert servicemen of booby traps and hidden enemies. In Vietnam,... 

One Of Two Suspects Charged In Assault, Burglary Incident

By James B. Bartle Two Sullivan men got more than they were bargaining for when they allegedly broke into a Sullivan apartment and attempted to assault two black males, only to find themselves both with injuries, one in Missouri Baptist Hospital with charges pending and the second charged in Franklin County. Kyle A. Behrends, 28, Sullivan, was taken into custody and warrants for first-degree burglary,... 

Sullivan Schools Open Wednesday

ELMONT SIGNALIZATION. Signalization at the Elmont intersection has been turned on, but drivers will have to wait possibly two weeks until all lights are activated. By James B. Bartle Students of the Sullivan School District will return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a full calendar year planned that includes some 39 early dismissal days, Thanksgiving, Christmas and spring breaks. Students will... 
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Storie Selected As Franklin/Jefferson Outstanding Older Worker

STORIE NAMED OUTSTANDING OLDER WORKER. Don Storie (left) is pictured receiving the Outstanding Older Worker award from Goodwill’s Constance McCord. Storie is one of 10 regional winners nominated for a state award. By James B. Bartle Orschlens Farm and Home, Sullivan, was the site of a presentation Friday, August 12, in which employee Donald “Don” Storie was presented with the 2016 Franklin/Jefferson... 
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Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol , Troop C, Franklin County, reported 11 arrests for the week of Aug. 7-13. This week’s arrest are: Aug.  7; Adrienne M. Levall, 32, Columbia, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Levall was held at the Mercy Hospital in Washington and later released. Aug. 8; Jason L. Palmateer, 45, Sullivan, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated.... 

Solar Project At Historic Route 66 Welcome Center To Begin In September

Visitors to the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center at Conway, Missouri will see the installation of solar panels in late September. The Missouri Department of Transportation has partnered with Solar Roadways of Sandpoint, Idaho. Solary Roadways will install and help test the company’s solar panels on a 12-foot-by-20-foot area of the main sidewalk at the westbound Welcome Center. The pilot project... 
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A Mother’s Dream Shattered By Heroin

I became a mom at 18, just graduated high school. While my friends were getting ready to go off to college and begin a new chapter in their lives my chapter of motherhood was just beginning. I had big dreams as a teenager, now my dreams included a baby girl. My life shifted; my hopes and dreams were put on hold and every decision and choice I made was about my daughter. My life changed; for the better.... 
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