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Each Monday through Friday just before noon, volunteer teachers from Gerald Elementary School set up shop in front of Community Outreach. The volunteer teachers are there to hand out prepackaged … more
Jennifer Hall, the principal at Gerald Elementary School since 2012, sat behind her desk for the last time Tuesday, June 30. Hall first walked through the doors of the school as a kindergarten … more
Last Thursday, June 18, Franklin County officials reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the county, and one of those included a 38-year-old woman from Gerald. When the county lists the location of … more
Last Thursday, June 11, the Gerald Board of Aldermen met for their regular meeting. Ward 1 Alderman Ruth Haase took her seat for the last time after deciding not to seek another term. During … more
The Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) issued five pages of health violations against Lonigro’s Supermarket last week. The store was closed, and will remain so, until the … more
Last Tuesday, voters went to the polls for a Municipal Election. At least a few voters did. 5,182 voters in Franklin County cast ballots out of 70,216 registered voters for an appalling turn-out rate … more
Lonigro’s Supermarket has been closed by the Franklin County Health Department. Employee cars block access to the store’s parking lot, but customers are still coming to the door to try to … more
A crowd of around 100 people gathered in Union Tuesday afternoon to protest the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The protestors were generally received positive … more
Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker has been working hard to provide a safe election in trying times. Municipal Elections are normally held the first Tuesday in April. This year that fell right as … more
For decades, at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, a service is held at the cemetery of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, just east of Gerald. This year was no different, with one noticeable … 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
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
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
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
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
Clayton J. Stockton, Gerald drove a 2007 Chevy into the arena cook shack at City Park Tuesday, March 17, around 7:15 p.m. The vehicle left an eight-foot hole in the west side of the structure. … more
Lonigro’s Supermarket is open, stocked and busier than ever. This is thanks in part to Larry Lonigro and his staff wasting no time in putting into place procedures to keep the public healthy … more
A man is dead following a shoot out with Franklin County deputies. The incident began when a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a blue 2007 Honda CRV near I-44 and U.S. … more
Arianna Trentmann, Rylan Price, Jillian Pauk, and Madison Fitzgerald (above) all had their artwork selected to be on display in the Capitol’s rotunda in Jefferson City this month. The Young … more
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