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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 … more
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’: … more
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 … more
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker continues to issue daily updates on the COVID-19 outbreak in Franklin County. In the last seven days, five new active cases, 17 recovered and … more
The East Central College Art Gallery may be closed, but that didn’t prevent the art department from showcasing students’ work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of the ECC campus … more
It’s been more than 42 years since Joe Lonigro walked into the grocery store he had just purchased and didn’t know how to turn on lights. Since that time, the Lonigro family has built a … more
Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker has announced Franklin County will receive $12,197,404 in aid from the Federal Cares Act. The money was allocated through the Missouri State Treasurer’s … more
While normally held the first Tuesday of April, the 2020 Municipal Election fell victim to the coronavirus. With social distancing requirements put into place in late March, there was not enough time … more
After school buildings were ordered closed, the staff at Gerald Elementary School went into overdrive to find ways to help students during the COVID-19 crisis. Principal Jennifer Hall has … more
Most mornings, Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker releases a graph showing COVID-19 statistics for Franklin County. Over the weekend, the information in these charts has changed. The charts no longer … more
Lonigro’s Supermarket held a Ribfest last Saturday, April 18. The event, which began at 10 a.m, had owner Larry Lonigro struggling to keep up with demand at 11 a.m. “I can’t believe … more
Tuesday morning Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker released statistics for COVID-19 cases in Franklin County. Brinker said four new cases had been discovered since Monday bringing the total of … more
A special meeting of Gerald’s Board of Alderman was called for last Thursday, April 16. Ward 2 Aldermen Ed Adams, board president, called the meeting to order with two other aldermen in … more
During their Tuesday morning meeting, the Franklin County Commissioners voted to maintain and extend the state of emergency orders for the county until May 15. Reported cases of COVID-19 in the … more
A passerby noticed smoke coming from a home in the 3000 block of Tegeler Road last Thursday, April  9. They stopped to notify the lone occupant of the single-story home, a 12-year-old boy. … more
Alivia Viehland got her neighbors’ attention with a special birthday drive-by from local first responders. She celebrated her eighth birthday Monday, in seclusion in her home on Terrace … more
As testing for COVID-19 ramps up, so the number of confirmed positive cases in Franklin County. Last Tuesday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) reported 1,327 positive … more
Luke Lonigro, manager at Lonigro’s Supermarket in Gerald, told The Republican that a new app will soon be available for customers to shop and pay for groceries on their phone. He hopes the new … more
Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton has confirmed bones found in the 600 block of Turkey Run Road, St. Clair were human remains. His office was notified of a discovery of bones on the morning of … more
Two Gerald men were involved in a traffic accident Friday, March 20, that left one seriously injured. Jacob T. Lantrip, 24, was driving a 2000 Yamaha 600 motorcycle without headlights at the time … more
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