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Council Discusses Derelict Vehicle Ordinance, Few Issues During Tuesday Meeting

By James B. Bartle With a short agenda and few issues before them, the Sullivan City Council wrapped up their final meeting for February on Tuesday night, Feb. 21, in just 20 minutes. The council had no requests and petitions and no reports from committees Tuesday night and moved into the City Administrator’s report. Administrator J.T. Hardy reported that a hearing has been scheduled with the Board... 
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Missouri Baptist Hospital Auxiliary Needing Volunteers

By James B. Bartle Do you have some free time that you would like to donate to a worthy cause? Could you volunteer one day a week or one day a month? If you answered “yes” to these two questions, then the Missouri Baptist Hospital Auxiliary would like to speak with you. The auxiliary operates the gift shop at Missouri Baptist Hospital and volunteers are currently needed to help the organization... 
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Spikes Strike Tire Leading To Arrest Following Pursuit

By James B. Bartle A Franklin County deputy successfully deployed road spikes ending a pursuit of a wanted fugitive in a stolen vehicle that covered two counties on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 21. Franklin County deputies received radio traffic of a vehicle pursuit that had begun in Jefferson County by the Missouri Highway Patrol on Tuesday afternoon at 1:37 p.m. The pursuit was heading west on Highway... 
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Fair Car Cruzin Set For Apr. 14

By James B. Bartle The Meramec Community Fair Board along with Cruzin Route 66 Auto Sales, 277 E. Springfield Rd., will host a Car Cruzin on Sat., Apr. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Jerry Bryant, event organizer/fair board member, the event will be a fair kickoff and cruzin on Historic Route 66, with move-in times of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and awards ceremony at 4 p.m. The categories include:... 
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‘Your Life. Your Choice.’ Coming To SHS Theater Thurs., Apr. 19

By James B. Bartle The Foundations for Franklin County Coalition will present  “Your life. Your choice.,” a community event to empower youth to make positive decisions, at the Sullivan High School Performing Arts Theater on Thurs., Apr. 19. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with a number of exhibits in the theater lobby presented by treatment centers, prevention providers and youth organizations... 
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MO Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made seven arrests in Franklin County for the week of Feb. 20-25. Six of the seven arrests were for driving while intoxicated. Gerald R. Johanpeter, 70, Union, was arrested on Wed., Feb. 22 on the patrol charge of driving while intoxicated. Johanpeter was held and released later on a court summons. Herbert C. Fernow, 64, Gerald, was arrested on Wednesday on the... 
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Local Child Receives Wal-Mart Heart Program Ride

By James B. Bartle Local Bourbon child, Shanadoah Keckler, received the ride of her life on Saturday afternoon as five truck drivers from the Wal-Mart St. James Distribution Center and store officials provided the 10-year-old suffering from muscular dystrophy with a truck ride from Bourbon to the Sullivan Wal-Mart Supercenter. The ride included a total of five semis; Crawford County Sheriff Randy Martin... 
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Authorities Bust Major Franklin County Meth Conspiracy Case Connected To St. Louis Gang

By James B. Bartle Local methamphetamine cooks are now alleged to be joining forces with St. Louis area gangs following the fall of a large methamphetamine conspiracy taken down this week by local and federal authorities. Seven people were indicted this week by the U.S. Eastern District Attorney’s Office for activities that occurred from 2008 to February 2012, in which large quantities of pseudoephedrine... 
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Pea Ridge Resources Makes Presentation In Crystal City Project May Be Up And Running In Three Years

By James B. Bartle Movement on the Pea Ridge Mine Project may be increasing, yet again, following the purchase of the former mine operation by MFC Industrial, Ltd., a Canadian Global Supply Chain, and Alberici Group, Inc., St. Louis, for $13 million in January. The new owners, which have formed Pea Ridge Resources, presented a slide show and report to the Crystal City Council and community, regarding... 
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Burglary Suspect Was Going To Shoot People At Random

Franklin County deputies may have avoided a catastrophic tragedy on Tues., Feb. 15, after they arrested a burglary suspect who had allegedly appropriated guns and ammunition to shoot people randomly. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported that, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, deputies responded to a residence located in the 6000 block of Highway O for a burglary. The homeowner reported that they arrived... 
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