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Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton announced a warrant has been issued for a Beaufort man accused of breaking into a garage on Flottmann Road, Jan. 15. Pelton reported that his office received … more
While an effort was made to revive the community picnic, a summer staple for many years, their will not be a picnic this year.  A picnic committee, not affiliated with any other group, has … more
The United States Eastern Missouri Region federal court (USAMOE) in St. Louis released a report on a recent guilty plea by a member of the Aryan Circle gang.  According to a press release … more
The Board of Aldermen met for their regular monthly meeting last Thursday, May 9.  In a meeting that lasted only 19 minutes, many issues were acted on.  The board voted to proceed … more
Saturday was cool and drizzly as runners arrived at Legion Park to sign in for the Rock Island 5K Run. Participants were warm enough when they returned from their race circuit through town. Winners … more
Mentz Foundations has begun work on a new building for the Gerald-Rosebud Fire Protection District in Rosebud. The project is expected to be completed in late July or early August and will cost … more
Fifth grade students at Gerald Elementary School and elsewhere in Franklin County participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. At GES, Cpl. James Hardin leads the program. A … more
City officials met for a special meeting Wednesday, April 17, to hear a proposal for the codification of the city’s codes.  Susan Lane, an account manager for General Code, explained … more
On April 18, several members of the Gerald EMS community were honored for saving the life of a local man last year.  When Rick Hollandsworth, 63, arrived for work one morning last June, he … more
The Planning and Zoning Commission recently sent two proposals to the Board of Aldermen. One of the proposals was to create a Main Street District. The second would allow residential uses in … more
One new and two returning aldermen took their seats after being sworn in last Thursday during a re-organizational meeting at Gerald City Hall.  New Mayor Hillary Ward made some of her … more
The newly completed home of the Gerald Area Ambulance District was the site of a celebration last Saturday. A ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by (above, from left) Steve Grgurich and Kent … more
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has had a busy week, according to press releases issued by Sheriff Steve Pelton.  On Thursday, April 4, his office was contacted by a female who … more
Hillary (Haase) Ward will once again be the mayor of Gerald. In last Tuesday’s General Municipal Election 164 voters cast ballots. Of those, 118 marked their ballot for Ward. Challenger Brad … more
When Howard and Ruth Haase, owners of Haase Home Supply, went to open their business Wednesday morning, March 27, they noticed someone had been there before them. They also noticed that thousands of … more
Hilary (Haase) Ward will once again be the mayor of Gerald. She defeated Brad Landwehr with 118 votes to his 44. She will join her mother Ruth Haase, who held onto the Ward 1 Alderman seat to which … more
For around 50 years, the Gerald community had telephone service that was connected by a central switchboard. These switchboards were operated by telephone girls - the actual job listing used by the … more
Figo’s Mexican Restaurant opened last week after being welcomed to town by city officials and members of the Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce (above). The business is owned by Maria Moreno and … more
A team from Heartland Independent Living (HIL) came to Gerald Elementary School last week with a specific objective: To teach second-graders what it is like to live with a disability. Molly … more
The Gerald Chamber of Commerce will host their Meet the Candidates forum next Wednesday, March 27, at the Depot in Legion Park. It begins at 6 p.m., following a short business meeting at 5:30 p.m. … more
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