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Harry’s Tire Expands With New Renovation Project

By James B. Bartle In September 2010, Robby and Jeannine Berti purchased Harry’s Tire, 208 W. Springfield, from the Gawer family. Since that time, they have completely renovated the existing location and, within the last two weeks, they have begun another renovation and expansion of the facility. According to Robby Berti, the expansion began on Nov. 10 on a new 50 by 100 metal building that will... 
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Thanksgiving Challenge Brings Strong Numbers

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Challenge Food Drive has concluded, with area schools bringing in some 8,215.8 pounds of food. This total is combined with the annual Sullivan Chamber of Commerce, KTUI Radio/Fidelity Channel 6 and Sullivan Independent News Rooftop Food Drive held on Nov. 4, which raised some $4,145 in cash donations and 7,414 pounds of food, bringing... 
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Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report

The Missouri Highway Patrol made seven arrests in Franklin County for the week of Nov. 14-19. Nathan S. Long, 34, St. Clair, was arrested on Wed., Nov. 16 on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear in court on three counts of speeding and no insurance. Long was held at the Franklin County jail. Lisa M. Stahlman, 44, St. Clair, was arrested on Thursday for felony driving while intoxicated. Stahlman... 
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Four Appointed To Airport Board

By James B. Bartle Sullivan mayor, Thomas Leasor, announced four appointments to the Sullivan Regional Airport Board on Tues., Nov. 15. Leasor sought board approval to reappoint Frank Little to a term through September 2012, along with Marshall Holtsclaw, through September 2014. Two new appointments were announced that included Kevin Ijames, September 2014, and Josh Branson, September 2014. All four... 
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Election Filing Begins Tues., Dec. 13

By James B. Bartle Local political offices will be opening soon with filing for the Apr. 3, 2012 election. In the city of Sullivan, the terms open for public filing include: Mayor, a one-year unexpired term currently being served by Tom Leasor; Alderman Ward One, two-year term held by Tony Wessler; Alderman Ward Two, two-year term, Jason Alexander; and Alderman Ward Three, Jarrett Dace, two-year term. Sullivan... 
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County Establishes Guidelines For Public Meeting Comments

By James B. Bartle The Franklin County Commission approved a new set of guidelines on Tuesday for those wishing to address the Franklin County Commission during public comment periods. In the new commission order, the commission highlighted that Missouri law does not grant members of the public the right to speak at public meetings of the various governing bodies throughout the State of Missouri; however,... 
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15 Vehicle Break-Ins Reported To Police

By James B. Bartle For nearly a month, vehicle break-ins were on the downward trend; however, this week, Sullivan Police received 15 reports of vehicles being broken into, all with unlocked car doors. Authorities cannot stress enough the importance of locking personal vehicles and homes. The first set of vehicle break-ins were reported on Tues., Nov. 8 when a resident at 92 Oak St. reported that two... 
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Young Man Found Dead In Home

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police are investigating the death of 23-year-old Jordan Kent, Sullivan, on Friday afternoon, Nov. 11. According to police, Kent was found unconscious in a home at 431 Manion St. on Friday at 1:39 p.m. Kent was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, by Missouri Baptist Ambulance where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy and toxicology tests were being conducted... 
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AEDs Purchased For Area Schools, $13,300 Raised For Lifesaving Devices

EIGHT AEDS PURCHASED FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS. Sullivan firefighters raised more than $13,300 through special fundraising events and donations from the Averi Budde Foundation to purchase eight Automated External Defibrillators for Sullivan Schools. Pictured, front row, left to right: Dr. Tom Allen, school superintendent; Chief Rich White; and Vicki Isom. Back row, left to right: Capt. Brandon White, firefighter... 
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Meramec Community Fair Ticket Vouchers

The Meramec Community Fair will celebrate its 26th year on June 19-23, 2012, with a star-studded country music lineup that will be announced soon. Early bird  “holiday stocking stuffer” tickets will be on sale beginning Mon., Nov. 21 at the Sullivan Chamber of Commerce, at the reduced price of $20. “We have our work cut out for us this year following the severe weather that hit the fair on our... 
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