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The new bus lane in front of Gerald Elementary School is inching closer to completion. This week, a crew from James Custom Flatwork began the process of pouring concrete from Wieberg Red-E-Mix into … more
When city officials met Dec. 29 to approve the 2021 budget, Public Works Director Nick Grube had some grim news for them. The pump in well #4 was no longer working and would need to be repaired or … more
Who can create the best snowman in town?  The Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce will decide in its first-ever snowman contest. Judges will be looking for the most creative snowman, but you … more
2,044 initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Franklin County according to Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker.  Brinker reports the vaccines have been administered at … more
Declaration for candidacy filing for the April 6 election opened Dec. 15, and will remain open until Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. Annette Justus filed as a candidate for mayor last week.  … more
Last week saw a sharp drop in COVID-19 cases across the county. This week they are creeping upwards again with 391 new cases. That compares to 363 new cases last week and 494 cases the week before. … more
After a few attempts at holding meetings online via the platform Zoom, the city council has decided to scrap that format. Those who wish to attend the meetings, are sent an email containing a … more
City officials voted to suspend the regular opening of the yard waste drop-off site through the winter. The site, located at the old east lagoon on Shotwell Road, was manned by a public works … more
In the last seven days, 363 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Franklin County. There were 494 new cases reported the previous week. This week in the Gerald area, eight new cases were reported, … more
Several candidates filed for office as the declaration for candidacy opened yesterday, Dec. 15, at 8 a.m. City Clerk Be Ahring reports that Annette Justus, 616 S. Cedar, was the first to file for … more
A new semi-circular driveway will provide many benefits to students and parents at Gerald Elementary School. Currently, parents drop students off at the west entrance of the building in the … more
The Franklin County Health Department reported 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19 in Franklin County. The department does not release any information as to when the deaths actually occurred, … more
The Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce has been planning their annual Parade of Lights and visits with Santa for months. They were plagued with several questions. Could they pull off the event while … more
The Board of Aldermen unanimously adopting and enacting a new code of ordinances for the city. The vote was taken during a rescheduled city meeting held via Zoom Tuesday, Nov. 17. The city … more
The deaths of five more people in Franklin County have been attributed to COVID-19. An 81-year-old man from Labadie, a 58 year-old woman from Union, a 91-year-old man from Washington and two men ages … more
Gerald-Rosebud Fire Department responded to a 1:34 p.m. commercial first-alarm call at Newly Weds Food Monday afternoon in the 400 block of Flottmann Road.. According to Fire Chief Warren Weiss, … more
The Franklin County Commission approved a mask mandate for the county last Thursday, Nov. 19. The mandate took effect at midnight, Friday, Nov. 20 and will be in effect until noon Dec. 20. The … more
A new police officer was hired at last week’s Board of Alderman meeting. The virtual meeting was held Tuesday, Nov. 15, via ZOOM. The meeting was originally scheduled as an in-person … more
On Friday, Nov. 20, Franklin County released statistics showing an additional 18 deaths in the county due to COVID-19. The last death reported by county before then was on Nov. 5 when eight deaths … more
East Central College has resources available for area residents to get help with the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) in multiple locations throughout the region. The ECC Adult Education and … more
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