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Weatherby Lake man killed in I-44 wreck

A Weatherby Lake man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at 6 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 44 at the 143 westbound mile marker. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the unidentified …

LHS seniors graduate more than a month late due to coronavirus worries

On June 27, more than a month after the May 15 date originally slated for graduation, around 252 members of the Lebanon High School Class of 2020 walked into Cowan Civic Center as “Pomp and …

Deadline to register to vote in primary is next week

The last day to register to vote in Laclede County before the Aug. 4 primary election is July 8. Absentee voting is available in the office for any voter who cannot go to the polls on Election …

Health Department says federal website showing COVID-19 deaths is incorrect

A federal government website is showing five deaths and 58 suspected cases of COVID-19 at a Lebanon nursing home, but the Laclede County Health Department says the numbers are not …

Unemployment rate drops 3 percent

Laclede County’s unemployment rate dropped nearly 3 percent in May from a near 30-year high of 14.9 percent in April. Lebanon Regional Economic Development Inc. Director Brian Thompson believes …

Missouri Cooperage modernizes facility

Motorists driving along Jefferson Avenue are seeing some improvements taking place to the stave mill. Independent Stave Company, Missouri Cooperage in Lebanon is working on renovations to its …
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RONNIE EUGENE JONES
Ronnie Eugene Jones, 62, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Springfield. He was born Aug. 4, 1957, in Lebanon, Mo. to …
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KATHRYN LOUISE COOPER
Kathryn Louise Cooper, 60, of Kansas City, died May 29, 2020, in Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born Sept. 27, 1959, …
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ALBERT ALLAN “AL’’ POLLRIESZ
Albert Allan “Al’’ Pollriesz, 78, of Richland, died Monday, June 29, 2020, in Mercy Hospital Springfield. He is survived by …
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MARIE RIPLEY
Marie Ripley, 91, of Clinton, formerly of Eldridge, died Monday, June 29, 2020, in Clinton. She was born Jan. 17, 1929, in …
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PAUL DAVID WHITED SR.
Paul David Whited Sr., 52, of Mansfield, died May 31, 2020, while in California. He is survived by his wife Diane of the home; …
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