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Lonigro’s Supermarket held a fundraiser last Saturday. All profits from a barbecue were donated to the family of Lucas Parshall. Parshall was a former coworker of Luke Lonigro’s at … 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
Since June 1, there have been 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Franklin County and two additional deaths. A 94-year-old woman from Union died June 2 and a 71-year-old man from Luebbering … 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
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
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