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Christopher M. Brown, 40, of Leslie was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday, June 12.  The 4:10 p.m. crash occurred on U. S. 50 east of State Route EE. Derek R. Gillespie, 18, of … more
The City of Gerald has received many complaints and comments about a long-term water leak emanating from Art’s Sports and Liquor. A steady stream of water ran from that property, down the south … more
The Board of Aldermen are expected to approve a request to vacate an alley that they will hear at their meeting Thursday, June 13. The request for vacation was signed by Tina Bauguess, owner of … more
Steve and Marsha Kamper’s son awoke late Thursday evening to the smell of smoke in their home in the 8100 block of Beemont Road. He alerted his father, who quickly got everyone out of the house … more
A Franklin County Bicentennial Celebration Parade was held Sunday after on the courthouse square in Union. Groups from around the county participated. At least three groups from Gerald were part of … more
Two girls were injured while on an ATV north of Gerald Friday evening, May 24.  Mikayla A. McFerrin, 14, of Berger was driving a 2006 Honda Rubicon southbound on Hoemann Road, north of Stone … more
A Memorial Day service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ cemetery just east of town. The Boy Scouts had placed flags at the foot of each veteran’s … more
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
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