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Insurance denies officer died in line of duty

Two months ago Officer Kendle Blackburn was hailed as a hero throughout the state after he died following a long battle with COVID-19, but on Friday, the City of Lebanon learned that the city’s …

R-3 board votes to continue hybrid learning

Lebanon R-3 Schools will continue the current hybrid class model at the Lebanon High School and the fixed blended schedule for PreK through 8th grade through the end of the current school year.The …

Bolivar man will open trout season at Bennett

Bennett Spring State Park will celebrate the opening day of trout fishing season on Monday. The season traditionally opens at 6:30 a.m. March 1. Helping open the season will be a longtime …
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Parson visits to celebrate work program

Gov. Mike Parson helped Laclede County celebrate becoming a certified Work Ready Community with a visit to Lebanon Friday.Parson spoke at the Cowan Civic Center Theatre, recognizing Laclede County on …

LHS admin on leave during investigation into sexual allegation

A Lebanon High School administrator has been placed on leave following an investigation into a report that they had “inappropriately touched” a student. On Feb. 8, the Lebanon Police …

New Public Administrator sworn in

Annette Charles was sworn in as the Laclede County Public Administrator Wednesday morning at the Government Center. She was appointed to fill the vacant position by Gov. Mike Parson. Charles had been …

Council approves license plate reading cameras

The Lebanon City Council has approved the purchase of cameras that will read the license plate numbers of vehicles driving through the city. The action came at he Lebanon City Council meeting …

Resident dies after explosion

A 76-year-old Lebanon man has died from injuries sustained during a propane explosion at his Cedar Crest home last week.Joe Isaac Cross Sr., 76, of Lebanon, died Friday evening in a Springfield …

Arizona boy killed in wreck

A 7-year-old boy from Phoenix, Ariz. was killed and three others injured in a single-vehicle wreck at 2:48 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 44, west of the 135 mile marker. According to the Missouri …

Mass vaccination event held at CCC

A mass vaccination for COVID-19 took place Monday and Tuesday at the Cowan Civic Center. The event was organized by Jordan Valley Community Health Center, the Laclede County Health Department and …

Natural gas limits for local factories lifted

Industrial plants in Lebanon had to curtail their use of natural gas last week because of supply issues and the extreme weather. Summit Natural Gas said Thursday that it had lifted the curtailment …

Storm leads to changes in publishing

This week’s winter storm has caused disruptions to businesses around the Midwest, and the Laclede County Record was no exception. Because of the storm that brought with it sub zero temperatures …

Explosion on Cedar Crest

An explosion that caused a house to collapse Thursday afternoon resulted in the hospitalization of a Lebanon man. Lebanon Fire Chief Sam Schneider said the cause was determined to be a propane …

Storm covered area in 8 inches of snow

Lebanon saw a total of eight inches of snow this week along with record-setting low temperatures.The National Weather Service reported 5 inches of snow in Lebanon during the first round of the winter …

"You can't argue with God"

Valentines Day in the 21st century is filled with tales of couples who found romance via the Internet, but long before, men and women were discovering ways to find one another, despite the …

Mass vaccination clinic being held at civic center

A drive-thru mass vaccination COVID-19 clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb.16 and 17 at the Cowan Civic Center. Registration is open to individuals in Phase 1A, 1B: Tiers 1 and 2 at …

Alumni committee plans 150th celebration for Lebanon schools

A committee is working to plan a 150th anniversary celebration for Lebanon schools. A celebration event is planned for Sept. 25, beginning with an open house at the high school and the opening of …

R-3 continues hybrid/in-class discussion

The Lebanon R-3 School Board looked at possible changes in its plans for dealing with COVID-19 at a meeting held Tuesday. Superintendent Dr. David Schmitz said a decision to revert to in-person …

Man from Maine charged in hit and run involving state trooper

A man from Maine is behind bars after hitting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper with his car while fleeing the scene of a traffic stop. Galen Bradford Sailer, 27, of Old Orchard Beach, …

Trooper struck in hit and run on Elm Street

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a motorist as the driver tried to flee a traffic stop, according to the the Highway Patrol. At about 7:30 a.m. today (Wednesday), a trooper …
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