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Ray says goodbye to Council

The Lebanon City Council said goodbye to Ward 3 Councilman Josh Ray at its meeting Monday night. Ray, a former Lebanon mayor, was elected to the seat in June of last year but has now moved out of …

LPD gets a history lesson from former officer

Lebanon’s Police Department got to hear first hand Monday what policing was like in the town more than 60 years ago courtesy of a former officer. Loren Mackie, 90, of Grovespring, who was a …

Health Dept. reports 5 COVID-19 deaths

The Laclede County Health Department on Friday reported five more COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 131. According to the Health …

Clinton Road to close for work

Clinton Road near the community of Russ will be closed Monday for asphalt work. The road is scheduled to close at 8 a.m. and expected to open back up that evening. Laclede County Presiding …

Ward 3 Councilman Josh Ray steps down

Lebanon Ward 3 Councilman Josh Ray is stepping down effective at the end of Monday’s City Council meeting. Ray was elected to the post in June of last year. His term would have been up in …

G3 Boats raises money for BCFO

A total of $5,883 was raised for the breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks with a special event at G3 Boats Thursday. Rosie Atkison, human resources manager, said they had raised a lot more money …

New fire station to be completed in early 2022

A new emergency services building designed to improve response times for southwest Lebanon is now expected to be completed early next year. The building is now under construction near Beck and …

A foodie's dream come true

New owners are preparing to take over the Madison Street Grill restaurant in Downtown Lebanon. Robert and Melissa “Mel” Walker, the owners of Mel’s BBQ, are renaming the business at the …

Waynesville woman hurt in Mo. 5 wreck

A Waynesville woman was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck at 8:15 p.m. Monday on Missouri 5 and Route VV, seven miles north of Lebanon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a 16-year-old …

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday at police station

The Lebanon Police Department is taking part in the upcoming Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day. People can drop off their potentially dangerous, expired, unused and …

R-3 adding staff to help with COVID-19 testing

The Lebanon R-3 School District is adding staff members for COVID-19 testing and protocols. COVID-19 numbers are improving, but there is a still a demand for testing of students and staff, Nick …

Getting gnarly at Gasconade

A whole new generation of Tony Hawks will get their chance to hone their skateboarding skills at Lebanon’s new skatepark at Gasconade Park. A new skatepark opened this week and an official …

Blood drive at Hillcrest Church Oct. 19

According to the American Red Cross, the organization’s blood supply is at a 6-year low, but local donors can help with two upcoming blood drives.The first event coming up is a blood drive on …

Wall of Honor recipient Jim Widner dies at 75

Former Lebanon resident and Wall of Honor recipient Jim Widner, died Oct. 3 at his home in O’Fallon. He was 75.Widner was born in 1946 at Hartville, Mo. to Jesse Lawson Widner and Flossie …

Chamber announces Businesses of the Year

The Lebanon-Area Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Businesses of the Year awards through videos on Facebook this week. Among those winning were The Gym 24/7 and Field Training Center, which …

Council votes down rezoning proposal

A proposal to rezone property at 1262 North Jefferson from residential to limited commercial failed at Tuesday’s Lebanon City Council meeting. The proposed zoning failed to pass on the first …

Are you afraid of the dark?

Gory and chilling scares await visitors to the Ozark Nightmares Haunted House open again this year. But the frights are all in good Halloween fun, according to John Benner, the owner and operator. …

Boo Bash scheduled for Oct. 27

The annual Boo Bash Trunk or Treat will be held on Oct. 27 at the Lebanon Fairgrounds.“In past years, we have proudly handed candy out to hundreds of children and this event really isn’t …

Yellowjacket tradition lives on

For more than a decade, Lebanon High School football players have rung the old Adams School bell before walking into the tunnel and running out onto the field to face their opponents.The tradition …

Shop with a Cop hosts Christmas lights contest

Thanks to a “generous Secret Santa,” area law enforcement are hosting a Blue Christmas Lights Contest.“Our Secret Santa really wanted to do something fun for the community and …
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