Two local colleges — East Central College and Missouri S&T — will require students, faculty and staff to wear masks or face coverings on campus this fall as a means of slowing the COVID-19 spre

The Sullivan School District is offering a choice between traditional in-person learning and online learning during the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced July 27 that it hired Ernst and Young to help process a “historic” number of unemployment claims.

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.


2020 Sullivan High School graduate Carter Dace signed in May to continue his football career at Missouri S&T.

From not wrestling his freshman season to finishing second in state as a senior, Tristan Brown had one of the most interesting careers in Sullivan’s rising program.

Sierra Pitman, a 2020 Sullivan High School graduate, will be part of the first-ever East Central College women’s soccer team.


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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


Benjamin David Freie, 29 years of age, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at home in Pacific, Missouri.

Judy A. Tenholder of Ballwin, MO passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. She was born on November 25, 1946 in Sullivan, MO.

Jessica K. Delashmit, 43, of Bourbon, MO, passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Photo Galleries

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The Sullivan 18U team is off to a 4-1 start this season, racking up victories against Eureka, Warrenton and two against Rhineland.

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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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