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Local Businessman Phil Thomure Passes At Age 36
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle The local community is morning the loss of local resident and businessman Phillip B. “Phil” Thomure, Sullivan, who passed away suddenly Fri., Apr. 10, at the age of 36. Thomure is most known for his years of operating the family business co-owned by brother Thomas Thomure, Thomure Lumber, which celebrated their […]

Three Charged In Suspected Federal Gift Card Ring
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Three women from Chicago, IL made the wrong stop on their Walmart gift card tour and were arrested at Sullivan Walmart, 350 Park Ridge Dr. in what authorities believe to be a large scale gift card/credit card ring. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, at 9:30 a.m. Sun., Apr. 12, […]

Over 200 Attend MAAG Walk Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Mid-Mo Addiction Awareness Group held its first walk Sat., Apr. 11, with over 200 walkers participating in what the group is calling a huge success. The walk began at the Sunny Jim Bottomley Park and traveled along the South Service Rd. through Sullivan and returned to Jim Bottomley. The group did […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made six arrests for the week of Apr. 6-12. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 6; Christopher J. Tubbs, 20, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding. Tubbs was held in the Sullivan Jail on $245 bond. Apr. 7; […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County reported 13 arrests for the week of Apr. 6-12. This week’s arrests are: Apr. 7; Jacob N. Mesey, 18, Union, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear-FTA- careless and imprudent driving, possession of up to 35 g of marijuana and no insurance. […]

Wanted Fugitive Captured By SWAT Team Tuesday Morning
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle As reported in the Sullivan Independent News, Apr. 8, 2015, edition, law enforcement officers were searching for the whereabouts of Larry J. Bridges, Jr., 29, Sullivan, after he failed to return on a work release program from the Franklin County Adult Detention Center Mar. 19, after being held on an active […]

Brush Fire Destroys Six Travel Trailers Sunday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle A five-acre brush fire claimed six travel trailers along with a number of sheds Sun., Apr. 12, inside Woodland Lakes, Washington County, on Burr Oak Dr. at 4:35 p.m. “We had a man burning leaves in the development and the fire got away from him Sunday, due to the wind, and […]

Sullivan Man Charged In Vehicle Break-In
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police have arrested and Franklin County Prosecutors have charged Ronald Clay Hardy, 20, Sullivan, with alleged tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree following an incident Apr. 8. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, at 7:50 p.m., Wednesday evening, Sullivan Police received a report of a theft […]

Honoring Our Veterans
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

Specialist Larry Ray Smith By Kelly Rose Larry Ray Smith, known by most as ‘Ray,’ descending from American Indians, was born in Sullivan. “My mother came from the Trail of Tears and my father was from Northern Indian tribes,” he said. Raised in Iron County, MO, Smith graduated from the Iron County C-4 School District, […]

Suspects Arrested In Maserang Burglary
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

By Jeff Tolle A man and a woman have been arrested as suspects in the Maserang/L&S Wholesale burglary that occurred during the early morning hours of Apr. 1st. According to owner Larry Maserang, two burglars broke into a back door behind his establishment around 3 a.m. while he was sleeping in a separate part of […]

Crews Battle New Haven Barn Fire Sunday
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 19, 2015

The New Haven and Washington Fire Departments responded to a barn fire at 2105 Enoch's Knob Road at 1:17 p.m. Sunday. 

WINGS Picnic in the Park May 1
Missourian — Posted on Sunday April 19, 2015

The WINGS Educational Foundation will host its annual Family Picnic in the Park barbecue to raise money for teacher grants for the Washington School District from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Was

Public Works Replacing Moss on Plant Scrubber
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

What was supposed to be a temporary solution to odor issues will stay in use at Washington’s wastewater treatment plant.

Hillermann Nursery Earns Two Top Industry Awards
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Hillermann Nursery & Florist in Washington has again joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top local garden centers and has been named one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutiona

Police Investigating Armed Robbery Attempt in St. Clair
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

St. Clair Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery within the city limits on Saturday afternoon.

Bend Bridge Nominated for ‘Places in Peril’
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Friends of the Old Bend Bridge have taken another step toward saving the 100-year-old structure from demolition. The group hopes it will become part of a future trail system between St. Louis and Arka

Forgery Case Turned Over to Federal Agents
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The case involving the three Chicago women who were apprehended at the Sullivan Wal-Mart on Sunday for suspicion of forgery has been turned over to federal authorities.

Washington School Board Reorganized
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The Washington School Board held its reorganization meeting Thursday morning, April 16, at the district office.

District Students Participate In Read, Right and Run Event
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Meramec Valley School District elementary students participated in the Read, Right & Run event.

Park Board Discusses Future of Riverfront Trail — May Be Used During Construction of New Bridge
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The Washington Park Board scheduled a meeting for early May to discuss the Riverfront Trail and the new Highway 47 bridge.

Fuel Tax Hike Stalls In Senate
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A proposed 2-cent increase in the state’s 17-cent fuel tax may not move forward in the state Senate.

Charge Man With Meth Possession
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A man accused of felony drug possession has been charged in a Franklin County felony complaint.

Big Driver May Be Open This Summer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Big Driver may soon live again.

LEO Attorney Questions $50,000 Ameren Payments to Franklin County
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

An attorney for a local environmental organization says it is “strange” that Ameren has made three $50,000 payments to Franklin County.

Special Night for Ladies
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Women will be able to find out how they can better pamper themselves if they attend the second annual “Ladies Night Out” event sponsored by the St. Clair Merchants Committee later this month.

ECC Bands Will Host Free Outdoor Concert May 5 in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Those who like Broadway will have the opportunity to hear Broadway hits presented by the East Central College Bands Tuesday, May 5, beginning with an open house at 6 p.m., at the Washington Fairground

R-XIV Eyeing Lagoon Fixes
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The Lonedell R-XIV School District is starting to look at what it must do with its wastewater lagoon since it soon will be in violation of national standards.

Fas-Trip Holdup Suspect Remains in County Jail — Case Continued to April 28
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Jacob Sanor will remain in the county jail, for now.

Board Clarifies CUP Language
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The St. Clair Planning and Zoning Board had a little difficulty figuring out exactly what it should or shouldn’t — or even could or couldn’t — do regarding conditions placed on a permit requested by M

Man Jailed On Warrant For Murder
Missourian — Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A man accused of slashing his girlfriend to death late Tuesday is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.