A subject reportedly wishing to harm themself was pursued by authorities throughout Franklin County on Tuesday, ending with a standoff and the subject semi-conscious.

The Sullivan Police Department made 21 arrests for the week of September 14 through September 20.

This week’s arrests were:

A Sullivan man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly involved in an accident, then led law enforcement on a pursuit.

Columns & Opinions

Emily Willman registered her first victory of the season Tuesday, finishing several strides ahead at the inaugural Bourbon Invitational. 

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.


Following two losses to Helias and Cape Notre Dame, Sullivan rebounded on Saturday to win their final two games of the Lady Jays Classic in Jefferson City.

Scoring eight runs in the final two innings, defending Class 3 state champion Helias took down Sullivan 9-0 on Friday in the Capital City Invitational.

Jaedin Blankenship cuffed St. Clair on Thursday as she put together a one-hit, 10-strikeout performance that helped the Lady Eagles to a 10-0 victory.


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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


Andria Lee Cooley (Zollinger), 41, of St. Clair, formerly of Sullivan passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at her home.

Kenneth D. Sherman, age 85 of Bourbon, MO passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.

Benjamin David Seaton, age 73 of Sullivan, MO passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

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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