The historic Hotel Cuba back in its day was ready for customers traveling by train or driving down Route 66CJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Exploring the Bartsch-Jasper House in Washington, Missouri: over 160 years of historyCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
The beauty of the Henry F. Beinke House is in its history: it was built in the 1870sCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
The historic Panhorst Feed Store in St. Clair, Missouri: stepping back in time always tells a storyCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Historic Mark O'Hara House: home built for a riverboat captain in Franklin County, MOCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Sullivan Teen Still Recovering After Accident May 9
A Sullivan teen is still recovering after suffering serious injuries in an accident May 9 on Luechtefeld Road, near Acid Mine Road. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2013 Kawasaki KLX, operated by Jackson Revelle, failed to maintain control of his vehicle and began to slide into the eastbound lane of Luechtefeld Road. The Kawasaki slid in front of a 2002 Ford F-250, driven by Daniel R. Hawkins, 54, Sullivan.
Police Investigating Possible Abduction Attempt On South Mansion
The Sullivan Police Department is seeking public assistance in a couple different ways following a possible abduction attempt on Wednesday, May 24, between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the 300 block of South Mansion. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Jeffrey Rohrer, at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, police...
Gasconade County man arrested for distributing methamphetamine
A Gasconade County man is arrested after a multi-agency search warrant turns up almost three ounces of methamphetamine. Anthony Webb, of Morrison, was arrested Wednesday at his home on Ash Street. He’s since been charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful use of a weapon. He’s being held on a $50,000 bond.
Owensville man seriously injured in head-on crash near Union
A Gasconade County man is seriously injured in a head-on crash in neighboring Franklin County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Jesse Conour, 29, of Owensville, drove up on stopped traffic on Highway 50 Wednesday night just west of Union. The patrol says Conour attempted to pass those who were stopped and hit an oncoming pickup truck head on. The impact caused the pickup to overturn and Conour’s car traveled off the road.
Resurrection of the roller rink
When Scott Schuh purchased the Nothing Fancy Rink in Union last November, he set to work remodeling and updating the facility. The skating rink, located at 181 Audrey Lane, was in need of some repair. After several months of remodeling, Schuh enlisted Steve Wojtowicz, a former artistic skating coach for Nothing Fancy Rink, to help fulfill his vision and take on the role of general manager of the rink.
Third Arrest in Cuba Hood Park Homicide
(Cuba) A third person was arrested Tuesday in connection to a Crawford County murder. A joint news release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Cuba Police Department says the arrest is in relation to the February 1st, 2023 murder of 34-year-old Mister Z. Halferty of Union. Back on...
SHS Class of 2023 Completes Commencement May 19
Sullivan High School presented diplomas to 164 graduating seniors Friday, May 19, before a capacity crowd in the gymnasium. Rain prevented the commencement from being held at the stadium. SHS Principal Jason Merkel addressed those in attendance after graduates took their seats, with the Sullivan High School Band performing “Pomp...
Sullivan School District Annual End Of Year Celebration
The Sullivan School District held its annual End of the Year Celebration in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 23. Retirees were celebrated, and years of service were recognized. The Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Staff Member was also revealed. 5 YEARS OF SERVICE: Back row: Terry Wood, Barry Johnston,...
Where Are They Now?... Sierra Pryor
Sullivan basketball star Sierra Pryor was an incredible basketball player from the class of 2014 who gave it her all in the game’s biggest moments and led her team to success. She has scored 1,000 points in her high school career, ranking second all-time in career assists, ninth in career three-pointers, ninth in scoring and 15th in career rebounds. Pryor was also phenomenal in softball, gaining all-conference and all-district honors.
What a waste of money
I am a disabled citizen of Leasburg. I don’t receive much in benefits from the state to go around the Intersection of Route 66 and Highway H. It’s been a concern of mine for years. It’s an emergency route for I-44 traffic. They place six officers there...
Branson Man Arrested For Crawford County Murder
(KTTS News) — A man from Branson is one of three men charged with the shooting death of a man at a park in Cuba, Missouri. 22-year-old Maurice Williams is in the Crawford County Jail on first-degree murder charges. He and two others are charged with shooting Mister Z....
PreventEd Mobile Unit to appear in Franklin County
The PreventEd Certified Peer Specialist Mobile Unit will be popping up in rural areas of Franklin County in the coming months. While the PreventEd Mobile Unit is typically used to assist schools with youth programs in Jefferson County, the Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE) for Franklin County Coalition asked PreventEd to place the trailer at different locations in Franklin County to provide peer support services.
Rescue ranch welcomes two new foals, each with a different story
An animal rescue organization in Union, MO, welcomed two new babies. Six horses were rescued from Benton County in February by the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT). When the horses got to the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, workers saw two were pregnant. The horses, now...
Four Eagles Named To All-District & All-Conference Baseball Team
Four Sullivan baseball players were named to the 2023 Class 4 District 4 All-District and All-Conference Team. Cambrian Koch, Gavin Schmidt, Chase Blue and Seth Valley were the Eagles who qualified. Koch is an amazing batter and pitcher. He is first place on the Eagles with 13 walks and 18...
Washington County Saturday Crash
(Washington County, MO) A man from Bourbon, 45 year old William A. Bergner, is suffering serious injuries after he was hurt in a motorcycle crash in Washington County Saturday evening just before 7 o'clock. Highway Patrol Troopers say Bergner was riding his motorcycle east on Route EE, south of Highway 185, when he lost control of the bike in a curve to the left. The motorcycle ran off the right side of the highway, struck a guardrail, and rolled over. Bergner was transported to Mercy Hospital South at St. Louis. Reports indicate Bergner was wearing a helmet when the wreck took place.
56 BHS Grads Receive Diplomas
Principal tells graduates not to be afraid of hard work, ‘keep pushing through the stuff’. Confetti showered 56 Bourbon graduates Thursday night as the Class of 2023 completed their high school journey. Held in the confines of the gymnasium, a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of friends and families beamed as the...
Hermann woman arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics
A Gasconade County woman is arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. The Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office reports it was Sunday when deputies were called to the area of Highway 19 and Highway 50 near Drake for a report of a vehicle driving in a careless and imprudent manner.
Third Suspect In Murder Of Union Man Arrested
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tuesday that the third and final suspect in the Feb. 1 murder of Mister Zombie Halferty, 34, Union, has been arrested. Halferty was shot and killed at Hood Park in Cuba. Daeshawn L. Brandon, 22, St. Louis, is in custody at the Crawford County...
Human remains found in Crawford County identified as missing man
Human remains found last fall in Crawford County have been identified. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports they learned last Monday that the remains were those of James Wright, 47, of Sullivan. Wright was reported missing last August. The remains were found three months later near a service road in West Sullivan.
Sullivan Man Wanted On Warrant Arrested Near Kansas City
A Sullivan man wanted on 2017 drug charges was arrested May 24 near Kansas City. Dale E. Laney, 43, was stopped in Caldwell County on an outstanding warrant. A warrant was issued against Laney in December 2022 for the charges, which include possession of a controlled substance. Laney was arrested...
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