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While doing research for this Bicentennial series, I came across some explanations for some of the strange names of things in Franklin County. I also learned of some strange names of which I … more
Candidate filing for the April 2 Municipal Election closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. As the deadline loomed, Brad Landwehr and Hillary Ward both signed up to run for mayor. Mayor Cary Parker … more
Candidate filing for the April 2 Municipal Election closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. That afternoon Brad Landwehr and Hillary Ward both signed up to run for mayor. Mayor Cary Parker had filed … more
James Flannery of Gerald has been charged in federal court on allegations of wire fraud, making false statements to an agent, misuse of a social security number and theft of government funds. All … more
Mayor Cary Parker signed off on the 2019 city budget on Dec. 27, just days before the end-of-the-year deadline.  The budget projects income of $1,337,370 for the city this year. This is an … more
The city has approved a budget that includes payments of $84,200 in legal fees in 2019. Last year, the budget for legal fees was $54,000. In 2017, the amount was $46,800.  A lawsuit filed by … more
Final approval has been granted the Gerald Historical Society to hang banners along Highway 50 through Gerald.  The society will be approaching businesses, organizations, and churches to … more
Is it better to give than to receive? Perhaps that is a question to be posed to the students at Gerald Elementary when they return to class after their Christmas break.  Most GES students … more
The congregation of Leslie United Methodist Church had much to celebrate this December. Of on those things was the 110th anniversary of the installation of their pipe organ.  A list of at … more
ST LOUIS – Franklin County residents who use Route 50 between Route EE and Denmark Road will have an opportunity to give input on an upcoming project in the area. The Missouri Department of … more
One of the two pumps used at the city’s waste treatment plant needs repairs. At their regular meeting, Dec. 13, Public Works Director Nick Grube asked the board of aldermen to approve the … more
According to City Clerk Jane Hungler, the city has made an out-of-court settlement with former Gerald police officer, Angela Pinnell. Pinnell has been paid $200,000 from the city’s liability … more
Rev. Kathleen Henrion is the young, enthusiastic and energetic pastor at Boeuff Presbyterian Church. As she enters her second year of leading the church, she already has one tradition established: a … more
Saturday, Gerald will again witness the beautiful Parade of Lights sponsored by the Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m., but spectators may want to get to town … more
Burglaries from Honold Hardware in Beaufort, T&T Hill Top Lounge in New Haven and Rosebud Tractor remained unsolved until a traffic accident provided information.  Franklin County … more
People interested in being listed as a candidate in the April 2, Municipal Election can file their intentions as early as Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 a.m. City Clerk Jane Hungler says four municipal … more
In a special meeting held Nov. 14, Gerald’s aldermen decided to move forward with major improvement project for both of the city’s water towers.  There was considerable … more
Eddie Lee Powers Jr., 51, of Robertsville has been charged with fourth degree assault and misdemeanor stealing for allegedly stealing food meant for a food drive. Franklin County Sheriff Steve … more
Boy Scout Troop 448, the Venturing Crew, and adult leaders teamed up Saturday to collect food for the Community Outreach food pantry in their annual Scouting for Food drive. Scoutmaster John Colombo … more
Rev. Kathleen Henrion has been serving as pastor at Boeuff Presbyterian Church in Gerald for a year now. To honor the landmark, the church celebrated with a carry-in meal following services Sunday … more
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