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2015 MERAMEC COMMUNITY FAIR

2015 MERAMEC COMMUNITY FAIR QUEEN AND COURT. The 29th Meramec Community Fair crowned its Queen and Court Thursday evening, opening night of the fair. Pictured from left to right: Amber Pullman, Second Runner-Up, Queen Kelsie Booker, and Caitlin Schmidtke, First Runner-Up. Photo by Creative Photoz. GRAND CHAMPION STEER. The 2015 Meramec Community Fair Grand Champion Steer was raised by Sullivan FFA... 

Police Officer Personal Vehicle Stolen Sunday Night

  A Sullivan Police Officer, out on patrol, returned to the Sullivan Police Department Sunday night, June 28, to find that someone had stolen his 1996 Ford Ranger truck. According to Sullivan Police, the suspect is believed to have left Missouri Baptist  Sullivan Hospital at 9:38 p.m. and then walked to the police department where video showed the suspect attempting to locate keys to golf carts... 

Homeowner Fatally Injures Intruder In Franklin County

  By James B. Bartle A 38-year-old Franklin County man was stabbed to death after he allegedly broke into a home and was stabbed by the homeowner Tues., June 23, at 1:56 a.m. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported to the Independent News that deputies responded to the 1000 block of Osage Parkway Dr. for a reported stabbing. Deputies arrived at the home and learned that the suspect, Eric... 

Child Treated After Being Stuck With Needle

  Sullivan Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Fri., June 26, in which a nine-year-old girl was stuck with a discarded syringe. Sullivan Police were notified by Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, that the child had entered the emergency room with the injury. Authorities learned that the child found the needle on the ground near McKinley and Vine St. and was stuck in the thumb... 

Man Accused Of Trying To Suffocate Mother At Hospital

  A Sullivan man is accused of trying to suffocate his mother with a pillow at a local hospital. According to the probable cause statement, Shane A. Rodgers, 43, went to the hospital where his 78-year-old mother was staying after suffering a stroke. While he was there, four members of the staff witnessed Rodgers attempt to suffocate her while they were in the room. Rodgers is alleged to have... 

Pedistrian Fatally Injured Near Family Motor Inn

  By James B. Bartle A 41-year-old Euless, TX man was fatally injured Sunday night, June 28, while walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Rd. According to Sullivan Police, the incident occurred at 11:18 p.m., Sunday when the Texas man was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Rd. Kylene Brant, 36, Sullivan, operating an eastbound 2007 Pontiac G6, on... 

Senior Dies Following Accident

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an accident occurring 11:45 a.m. on Fri., June 26 at Mill Hill Road, north of Bethel Church Road that claimed the life of Charles H. Curtis, 87, of St. Clair. The MSHP reported Curtis, driving a 1999 Buick Century, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and traveled off to the left, striking a tree.  Curtis was not wearing a seat belt and suffered... 

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County reported 13 arrests for the week of June 22-28. This week’s arrests are: June 23; Juan G. Ramirez, 54, El Paso, TX, was arrested on a Harrison County warrant for operating motor carrier vehicle on exposed tires, inferior load rate, groove. Ramirez was held on bond at the Franklin County jail. June 24; Samantha M. Merlenbach, 19, St.... 

Two Injured In ATV Accident

  Two people suffered injuries in an ATV accident Wed., June 24 on Boles Road, north of Riverside Drive. the Missouri State Highway patrol reported that Michael F. Gardner, 20, Washington, was traveling too fast on a gravel roadway while operating a 2006 polaris Sportsman, when it hit a curve and overturned onto its left side. Gardner suffered minor injuries, while a passenger Noel K. Florian,... 

Animals In Roadway Cause Motorcycle Accident

  Animals in the roadway caused an accident on Hwy. C, just north of Kiel-Lyon Road on Sat., June 27 at approximately 5 p.m. According to the missouri State highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Ronald J. Bier, 55, Fenton, swerved to miss animals in the road and lost control of a 1998 BMW R1200 causing it to go off the left side and into a ditch. Bier suffered serious injury and was taken... 
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