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In a unanimous vote Monday night, the Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education approved with a 7-0 vote the expansion of the district’s mask protocol — “requiring masks for all … more
Gerald City Hall has been closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 concerns. An alderman told the Republican that both the front part of City Hall and the police department have been closed and … more
The healthcare system in the St. Louis region is facing a crisis. According to information from Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker, hospitals are mere days away from being left with making the grave … more
Early Tuesday morning, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office was notified of a vehicle stolen from a Jefferson County business. The vehicle was being tracked by On-Star and was headed into … more
A $500 reward is being offered by the city of Bland, according to Mayor Lee Medlock, who discussed on Monday night the vandalism of the city’s well-house radio antennas that controls the water … more
A group of volunteers, spearheaded by Michelle Glosser, will again cook Thanksgiving dinner for the community. The Knights of Columbus have donated the use of their hall for the holiday meal. … more
The Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce is busy planning their annual Parade of Lights, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. This year the parade begins at 6 p.m. Organizers are currently recruiting floats … more
By any metric, this has been an alarming week for those watching the COVID-19 numbers. 462 new cases were reported, compared to 307 new cases last week. There were 108 new cases reported on Nov. … more
Infections from COVID-19 sent 54 Gasconade County R-2 School District students into quarantine since Nov. 4. Three of the district’s students, all high school age, tested positive for the … more
Gasconade R-2 Superintendent Dr. Chuck Garner told board members on Oct. 19 that district enrollment numbers have dropped below the average 1,800 students to 1,749 students in kindergarten through … more
Although Gasconade County’s voter turnout in the Nov. 3 General Election was slightly below the 75-percent prediction, the process was relatively smooth. Two ballot machines shut down prior … more
HERMANN — Gasconade County government could receive more federal dollars to deal with coronavirus expenses even as about half of the county’s CARES Act money remains unspent as the … more
Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker and his staff have been working extremely hard to make sure county voters have their voices heard. Baker reports that of the county’s 74,000 registered … more
An eighth-grade student at Washington Middle School, Peyton Baumgarth, died over the weekend from COVID-19. So did a Gerald man. The county reported an additional five deaths across the county in the … more
The Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education approved $83,168.25 in bids Oct. 19 to complete a new Gerald Elementary School (GES) bus lane. The lowest bids were accepted from Gruenloh Excavating … more
HERMANN — Everyone arriving at the Gasconade County Courthouse again are subject to temperature checks and questions by a sheriff’s deputy at the main entrance as a local positive … more
Tax statements go into the mail Nov. 10 for 2020 Gasconade County real estate and personal property assessments. The 2020 current tax charge will generate approximately $15,151,604, according to … more
HERMANN — It is the one patron comment that Scenic Regional Library District Executive Director Steve Campbell hopes to not hear again: “Of everything that is closed, I miss the library … more
R-2 school district officials report four positive cases of coronavirus across the district with 42 students and one staff member in quarantine due to either direct exposure or exposures outside of … more
Another record number of deaths (8) from COVID-19 was reported in Franklin County this week breaking last week’s record of five. Expect this trend to continue as confirmed cases in … more
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