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Late-winter storm slams Sullivan

SULLIVAN - An intense winter storm rolled through east-central Missouri Saturday afternoon, dumping a half-foot of snow and paralyzing vehicle traffic along Interstate 44. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported two fatalities in a crash along I-44 near Lebanon in Laclede County. Numerous accidents and slide-offs were reported across the area.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Home and Garden Show Coming March 14
Posted: March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce and KTUI will be hosting the 2015 Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 14 from 9am-2pm at the Sullivan Eagles Hall, 1000 Acid Mine Road.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Mother Nature's relentless winter grip continues
Posted: February 26, 2015

SULLIVAN - Enough already! That's the local sentiment when discussing a persistent winter weather pattern in place over east-central Missouri. As spring 2015 approaches, the icy hands of winter continue to drop snow, ice, sleet, extreme cold and...well, just about anything but warmth.

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Friday 02/20/2015
Winter Storm Warning Issued
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 7:05 pm

SULLIVAN - A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Franklin and Crawford counties in eastern Missouri. The warning is in effect from Friday afternoon until noon on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Expect up to four inches of snow/ice/sleet.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Sullivan woman remains jailed after wild chase
Posted: February 18, 2015

SULLIVAN - At approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2015 the Sullivan Police Department received a report that a 2004 Jeep Cherokee had just been stolen from the Fas-Trip gas station in Sullivan.   The vehicle was located around 9:27 p.m. near Fair Street by a patrolling Sullivan officer.  

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Sullivan wards 2 & 3 will have new council members
Posted: January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - A significant shift in members of the Sullivan City Council will occur following the April 7, 2015 municipal election. The recent resignation of Mayor Tom Leasor - and the subsequent appointment of Ward 3 Alderman/Council President Dennis Watz - will have Watz continue on as mayor because he's running for the position unopposed.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Mayor Tom Leasor resigns due to job
Posted: January 21, 2015

SULLIVAN - City of Sullivan Mayor Tom Leasor resigned his elected position during the regularly scheduled Tuesday night City Council meeting. Leasor, thankful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Sullivan, says professional opportunities will necessitate time away from the community. He explained the situation in a resignation letter, which is posted below. The Sullivan Journal would like to thank Mr. Leasor for bringing transparency and professionalism to city government. Best of luck to you, Tom!

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Monday 01/12/2015
Prosecutor: Sullivan teen beaten, threatened, left nude in cold
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 9:45 am

SULLIVAN - An allegation of a stolen cell phone may have led to a horrific crime reported to the media Monday by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The Sullivan Journal has learned that Crystal D. Gehm, 37, of 450 East Springfield Road #29-D, in Sullivan, has been charged with three felonies in the case that began in the early morning hours of Jan. 12, 2015.

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Friday 01/09/2015
VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Awards
Posted: January 09, 2015

SULLIVAN - VFW Post 3987 and its auxiliaries have recognized three Sullivan School District educators with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.  First place post winners are Linda Beckett, middle school physical education teacher, Charlotte Parnell high school science education teacher and Denise Gehlauf elementary teacher. 

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