A Labadie man was killed and a juvenile seriously injured Saturday in an ATV accident in Washington County.

Brad Maassen, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sullivan Police Department made six arrests for the week of March 16 through March 22 in the City of Sullivan.

This week’s arrests were:

Update: Franklin County Sheriff Steven Pelton said a 21-year-old St. Louis man was the suspect in an officer-involved shooting on Saturday and he has died from his injuries.

Columns & Opinions

Mr. and Mrs. Clemens will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

Fifty years ago, on January 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo was attacked and captured by North Korean forces and is known today as the “Pueblo Incident or the “pueblo Crisis.“

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The Sullivan Independent News is pleased to present two exciting upgrades to its service: our brand new website and e-Edition, a digital version of our newspaper.

Veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces may be able to take advantage of numerous student financial aid programs, according to KHEAA.


Sullivan gave unbeaten Carl Junction everything they had, but it wasn't enough to contain one of the state's premier programs.

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Sullivan erupted for 17 straight points through the third and fourth quarters Tuesday night to build up a big lead and eventually oust Helias 49-37 in a Class 4 sectional game at Missouri S&T.

Sullivan got off to a slow start offensively Tuesday in their senior night finale against Owensville, but they ran amok in the next two periods on their way to a 72-52 win.


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By Cati Schreit and Mary Grace Huskey, Sullivan FFA Chapter Reporters

By Wyatt Lechten 

As the new year for 4-H at Strain-Japan begins, leader Matthew Stewart laid out the changes and his ideas for the year. Talk about a planner! 

First Year Sullivan FFA members attending the Greenhand Leadership Conference in Hermann.

By Sullivan FFA Reporters Cati Schreit and Mary Grace Huskey


Leonard Lee Pauly, Jr., age 67, of St. Louis, MO, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at his home.

Walter Edward Reimers of Leasburg, Missouri was born on February 28, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Walter C. and Clara (Greishaber) Reimers.

Joseph Csonka, age 64, of Sullivan, MO, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan.

Photo Galleries

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Bourbon High School held its Homecoming on January 25, 2020.

Abi Wheeler and Timmy Cunningham were named queen and king.

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Bourbon's Halloween Family Fun Night was held on Friday, October 25. 

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The Sullivan volleyball team held a Senior Night on Thursday prior to a three-set victory against Warrenton. The Lady Eagles won 17-25, 25-22, 25-22. All photos by Extra Innings Photography.

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