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The Gerald Board of Aldermen held a special meeting Monday, May 18, in order to pay bills which weren’t presented at a meeting held the previous Thursday, May 14. As he perused the list of …
Due to a series of unfortunate events, John W. Kolditz, 85, of Gerald, was the first Franklin County death attributed to COVID-19. Jesse Bogan’s article, “‘Sheer Panic’: …
Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton says that one of his deputies was coughed and spit on by a man claiming to have COVID-19. Pelton says the situation began at 9:42 p.m., May 17, when deputies …
Sports
If anyone can guess the movie the above headline is said in, you know your baseball movies. After focusing on influential football coaches the last two weeks, this week’s installment of …
Recently wrapping up his fourth season as head basketball coach for Owensville’s Dutchmen, Todd Rehmert will take his coaching talents to the northern edge of the county. Replaced recently …
Late last Tuesday night, the Owensville Athletic Association (OAA) did something that they did not want to do. After a meeting of the association, it was decided to cancel the upcoming season of …
Sports
In honor of the recent passing of legendary Miami Dolphins head football coach Don Shula, this week’s ‘Will’ful Thinking will highlight the most influential coach(es) of former …
In honor of the passing of legendary Miami Dolphins head football coach Don Shula Monday, this week’s ‘Will’ful Thinking will highlight the most influential coach(es) of current and …
Even with the graduation of Hailey Diestelkamp from Drury University, the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) will still have one more Diestelkamp to contend with for three more years. That is …
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Opinion
Make a difference, read aloud to your children

Sitting around the dinner table in the fall of 1999, our first born, Jacob was all excited about a character in a book his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hall, was reading in the classroom. Connie …

Partisan littering

To the Editor:   First I want to thank the Democratic Club for picking up trash along Highway 28. That is part of the great American tradition of taking care of local problems …

Coronavirus cancels 122-year tradition

To the Editor: After 122 years, the St. John United Church of Christ-Bem picnic is canceled due to the COVID-19. We regret that this must happen. We are looking forward to seeing you August …