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Community leader Mike Davis dies at 67

Longtime Lebanon businessman and community leader Michael L. “Mike’’ Davis died July 21. He was 67. Davis was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Joe L. and Coral Haas Davis. He …

Governor visits Lebanon

Gov. Mike Parson stopped at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library and Route 66 Museum Tuesday as part of a tour celebrating Missouri’s bicentennial. Parson talked about the state’s history and …

Public Water District #1 bond issue on August ballot

Voters in the Laclede County Public Water Supply District 1 will cast ballots next Tuesday on a bond issue for maintenance and system improvements. The Laclede County PWSD #1 Board of Directors …

Camdenton man charged with sexual misconduct involving a child

A Camdenton man faces four counts of felony sexual misconduct in the first degree involving a child under 15 after an incident last Wednesday at the Lebanon YMCA. Gordon Bruce Mitchell, 74, of …

Word Man

By night he is Fines Massey, husband, father of three and owner-operator of Massey’s Comics on Jefferson. By day he becomes Lebanon Publishing Company’s editorial “superhero” …

Gov. Parson to visit Tuesday in lead up to bicentennial

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is scheduled to visit the Lebanon-Laclede County Library at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. The visit, which is open to the public and will take place in the Dan and Joan True rooms, …

Five COVID-19 related deaths reported

The Laclede County Health Department on Wednesday reported five additional COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 81. “One behalf of the …

County named a COVID-19 ‘hotspot’

Laclede County is now considered a “hotspot” for COVID-19 cases, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services (DMHSS). The Laclede County Health Department said in a …

Road work

Some Lebanon streets are getting resurfaced as the city continues its regular maintenance of roadways. Asphalting took place on portions of Bennett, Madison and Seventh streets Monday. …

Missouri Broadcasters to honor Bohannon

Lebanon High School graduate Jim Bohannon will finally get honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association this year after last year’s Hall of Fame ceremony was canceled due to the global …

Maplecrest renovations $343K under budget

A new storm shelter and renovations at Maplecrest Elementary School have been completed and came in under budget. At Tuesday’s Lebanon School Board meeting, SAPP Design architect, Steve …

Multiple bear sightings reported in town

A young black bear has been seen multiple times roaming the streets of Lebanon this past week. Lebanon Police said several people reported seeing the animal Tuesday night and Wednesday in …

“It’s not only in places like Seattle that people like good coffee” -Nathaniel Maddux, owner of Niangua Coffee

Local filmmaker and businessman Nathaniel Maddux combined his passion for the outdoors with his love of the region to create his latest business venture, Niangua Coffee.Maddux, who graduated from …

Bear sighted in Downtown Lebanon

  Shania McBride was headed to work Wednesday morning when she spotted a black bear running down Commercial Street near Madison Street Grill. McBride captured footage of the bear at about …

Kehoe flips pancakes at Bennett

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe served up pancakes to visitors at Bennett Spring State Park Tuesday morning. Kehoe visited the park’s campgrounds as part of his Flapjack Tour of Missouri parks. “It’s …

Organizer: Attendance 'way up' at fair

The Laclede County Fair enjoyed a big resurgence in attendance this year. Fair Board President Glenn Raef said more people came to last week’s fair as concerns about COVID-19 lessened …

COVID-19 cases continue to spike in county

In just the first 12 days of July, Laclede County has reported nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases. The Laclede County Health Department reported Monday that Laclede County is now up to 194 cases in …

Council approves new hotel study

The Lebanon City Council has approved a possible study to help bring a new hotel to town. At its regular meeting Monday night, the Council agreed to enter into an agreement to pursue a hotel …

Ranch Rodeo

After four years at the Laclede County Fair, the Ranch Rodeo is proving to be a crowd favorite for fairgoers, involving fast paced action with cowboys and cowgirls on horseback handling cattle using …

Light resigns as Downtown director

The Lebanon Downtown Business District Advisory Board is looking for a new executive director after the impending resignation of Ashton Light. Light announced her departure from the position on …
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