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Approval Given For James K. Schatz Memorial Overpass

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Mayor Thomas Leasor announced on Monday evening, May 12, that the Elmont Overpass will be officially named the, “James K. Schatz Memorial Overpass.” In a press release, Leasor stated, “It was learned today from Missouri State Representative Dave Hinson that it was approved to rename the Elmont Overpass the James K. Schatz Memorial Overpass. Mayor Schatz graciously... 

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made eleven arrests in Franklin County for the week of May 12-18. This week’s arrests were: May 15; Anthony C. Hempel, 31, Washington, was arrested on the patrol charge of alleged felony driving while intoxicated. Hempel was held and released. May 15; Brittany A. Miner, 22, Pacific, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA,... 
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The Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report

The Sullivan Fire District reported 29 alarms for the week of May 12-18. May 12: 6:17 p.m., 4756 High St., ambulance assist. May 12: 7:47 p.m., 875 Dunsford Dr., ambulance assist. May 12: 8:34 p.m., Hardecke Rd., vehicle accident. May 12: 11:31 p.m., 4756 High St., ambulance assist. May 13: 8:17 a.m., 416 Mansion, ambulance assist. May 13: 1:02 p.m., 3111 Oak Valley, ambulance assist. May 13: 3:21... 

Three Charged In Sullivan Burglary

By James B. Bartle Three people have been charged with burglary in the second degree and stealing of a firearm in Franklin County following an investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Brandon A. Leonard, 27, New Haven, Jessica Hix, 29, Bourbon and Dale Poirrier, 33, St. Louis, have all three been charged in Franklin County Court with second degree burglary and stealing of a firearm... 

Franklin County Couple Indicted On Federal Child Porn

A Franklin County couple has been indicted on federal charges of receipt and possession of child pornography. According to Jan Diltz, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District, Timothy C. Sawyer, 28, and Katie R. Sawyer, 33, both of Union, were each indicted on May 7, by a federal grand jury, on one count of felony receipt of child pornography and one felony count of possession of... 

Union Man Injured In I-44 Accident Sunday

A Union man was seriously injured in a two vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 44 at the 247.8 mile marker, Sun., May 18, at 6:10 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Jason C. Heisler, 27, Union, operating a westbound 1996 Chevrolet Camaro, attempted to change lanes from the right lane to the left lane, when he struck the side of a westbound 2007 Toyota Camry,... 

Four Injured In Saturday Accident

Four St. Clair residents received injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 30, east of T Box Rd., Sat., May 17, at 3:30 p.m. The accident occurred when a westbound 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, operated by Shannon M. Haynes, 33, St. Clair, came to a stop in traffic to make a left turn when it was struck in the rear by a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Carissa A. Gibson, 18, St. Clair. Injured in the Haynes... 
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Sullivan Man Seriously Injured

A 21-year-old Sullivan man received serious injuries following a single vehicle accident Monday evening, May 12, at 8:31 p.m. on Little Boone Creek Rd. at Hardecke Rd. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Tyler S. Reeves, 21, Sullivan, operating a westbound 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, failed to stop at a stop sign and traveled across the intersection and struck a tree. Reeves,... 
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Margaret E. Ziehlke

Margaret E. Ziehlke, of Stanton, MO, passed away Monday at the age of 82 years, three months and 18 days. Marge, as she was known by her family and friends, was born in Skokie, IL on January 24, 1932.  She was the daughter of the late August and Elsie (Herring) Ziehlke. She lived and worked on a farm with horses in Wauconda, IL for several years. She later became employed with ATT Teletype and retired... 

James ‘Fiddling Jim’ Brake

James “Fiddling Jim” Brake, of Sullivan, MO, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 80 years and 10 days. Jim was born in Sullivan on May 2, 1934 to the late Elmer and Anna (Aden) Brake and was a life-long resident of the area.  He was employed for a time with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) as a surveyor. He then later, worked at the former Ramsey Plant in Sullivan... 
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