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Sullivan Man Arrested Following Pursuit With County Deputy

A 20-year-old Sullivan man was arrested on Monday night, Jan. 30, following a pursuit with Franklin County deputies. According to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, the incident began at 9:28 p.m. when a deputy was working traffic enforcement on Highway 30 in the area of the Meramec River. The deputy observed a passenger car that was displaying invalid plates, at which time he attempted to stop the... 
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St. James Woman Fatally Injured Friday At Rest Area

A St. James woman was fatally injured and three others injured in an accident Friday afternoon on westbound Interstate 44 at the 236 mile marker. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Judith I. Twente, 68, St. James, was operating a 2004 Dodge Ram westbound, when she began to merge from the rest area onto I-44 and began sliding on wet pavement. Twente overcorrected the... 
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Bank Of Sullivan Elects Leonard Armstrong To The Board Of Directors

Mike Hoffman, President and CEO of the Bank of Sullivan, announced the election of Leonard Armstrong to serve on the bank’s board.  In making the announcement, Hoffman stated, “Leonard has an excellent financial and business background, and he is committed to our communities and the growth of the bank.” Armstrong, a lifelong resident of Bourbon, has many years of business experience in the contracting,... 
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First Community National Bank Presents Sullivan School with Check

First Community National Bank presented the Sullivan Eagles School Spirit card donation to the Sullivan School District in the amount of $990.45. For each transaction made with a Sullivan Eagles School Spirit card, FCNB donates $.05. The donation represented 19,809 transactions made in the fourth quarter of 2011. Pictured left to right: Barbie Hoke – customer service supervisor; Superintendent... 
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North Service Rd. Realignment Project Cancelled After Project Hits Snag With Right-of-Way

By James B. Bartle The proposed North Service Rd. Realignment Project, a joint effort between the Missouri Department of Transportation, City of Sullivan and Oak Grove Village   set to begin construction in the summer of 2012, is now just a plan that will not see construction after MoDOT cancelled the project on Tuesday morning in an official announcement. MoDOT stated Tuesday, “The scheduled work... 
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Sweethearts Valentine’s Day Dance To Help Local Young Ladies

By James B. Bartle The local organization, “More Than Skin Deep,” will be hosting a Sweethearts Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday night, Feb. 10, at the Sullivan Christian Church from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. According to Cheyenne O’Dell of More Than Skin Deep, the organization was started to reach out to teen girls. “We focus on each individual’s inner beauty while giving them the confidence for... 
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Sullivan Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces Prestigious Award Nominees

The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2011 Annual Chamber Banquet entitled, “Tonight’s the Night,” to be held on Sat., Feb. 25 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1000 Acid Mine Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature the recognition of Sullivan’s men, women, and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the improvement of life in our community... 
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Louderman Reaches For The Stars As She Shines In ‘Bring It On

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Class of 2009 graduate, Taylor Louderman, is reaching for the stars and has one hand firmly gripped on a star and the other nearly there, as she stars in the role of Campbell in the musical, “Bring It On,” which will appear at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, March 27, through April 8. Louderman is on tour with the musical crossing the United States chasing a dream... 
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Motivational Speaker Chief Lasky Visits Sullivan Fire

The Sullivan Fire Protection District hosted a regional training on Jan. 20 at their training center. Chief Rick Lasky (ret.) from Lewisville, TX presented his popular program, “Pride and Ownership: A Love of the Job,” for over 90 firefighters from all over the state and from Illinois. Chief Lasky is a well-known fire service leader and presenter and is the creator of “Saving Our Own,” a program... 
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Sullivan Insurance Provider Awards $250 Prize

PICTURED, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, the winner, Deborah Renick, and FCNB Insurance agent, Blake Penberthy. Renick was presented with a check for $250 on Jan. 17, after winning the FCNB Insurance monthly referral contest for December. FCNB Insurance recently announced the winner of its monthly referral contest. “We are very excited to announce the winner of our $250 referral reward program for the month... 
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