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Santa visits Lebanon

LCR photos/Christy Dieman Above, a little girl runs back to the sidewalk with handfuls of candy. Santa Claus waves at the crowd. See Wednesday's LCR for more pics from the parade.

County reports 72 new positive cases Monday

The Laclede County Health Department reported 72 new cases of COVID-19 in the county on Monday. The Health Department says Laclede County has now seen a total of 1,860 cases to date, with 485 …

Ray: Council will one day say sorry

Ward 3 Councilman Josh Ray, says some of his council colleagues may one day apologize for their role in his exit as mayor three years ago. Ray made the comments at Monday night’s City Council …

Wall of Honor inductee dies at 98

Former president of Detroit Tool, Dallas Vernon Jr. died Sunday evening. He was 98. Vernon was born March 20, 1922, in the Vernon Homestead, 12 miles northwest of Lebanon, to Dallas and Beulah …

Murder evidence sent to Highway Patrol

Physical evidence in a Laclede County murder investigation has been sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Lab for analysis. The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri Highway Patrol …

Council approves police, fire department purchases

The Lebanon City Council approved purchasing equipment for the police and fire departments, including a fire engine, at Monday night’s meeting. Fire Chief Sam Schneider said the city’s 2021 …

Santa Claus comes to Lebanon

The annual Lebanon Christmas parade was held Satyrday (Nov. 21). Emcees for the event were Duane Garrent, Sam Allen and Dakota Hendrix. The grand marshal of the parade is Will Bradley. The …

Cruising Commercial in a Model A

Larry Krudwig recalls a Lebanon in the late 1950s and early 1960s filled with malt shops, classic cars, rock ’n’ roll on the radio and kids cruising the main street. Many of those things are …

Heroes honored in virtual ceremony

The Laclede County Hometown Heroes program for 2020 made its debut online Thursday morning. Because of COVID-19, the virtual event on the Lebanon Area Foundation Facebook pages and Youtube took …

County seeing a few COVID-19 reinfections

Laclede County now has a small number of individuals who have been reinfected with the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic first hit the area, according to Laclede County Health Department …

Man faces charges after wrecking stolen car

A 27-year-old Lebanon man is facing charges including drug trafficking and resisting arrest after he wrecked a stolen car Wednesday in the 1200 block of Clark Street. Cody McGuire was charged with …

Former City Administrator charged with child abuse

Former Lebanon City Administrator Chris Heard was charged Wednesday with child abuse in Texas where he has been serving as City Administrator of Dickinson, Texas. Heard was booked into the …

Taking flight

A 16-year-old who is a sophomore at Lebanon High School celebrated his 16th birthday Monday by making a solo flight. Matthew Scott, the son of Mark and Leslie Scott, said he had been interested in …

Local woman dies following Missouri 32 wreck

A Lebanon woman has died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 9:16 a.m. Nov. 11 on Missouri 32 and Neosho Drive. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Karen A. …

Downtown will receive grant

The Lebanon Downtown Business District has been chosen as one of only six Missouri communities to receive a grant of more than $30,000 in in-kind benefits from the Missouri Main Street organization, …

County reports 11 COVID-19 deaths

The Laclede County Health Department on Tuesday reported 11 COVID-19 related deaths over a three-week period, bringing the county’s total number of deaths to 34. Of these 11 individuals, …

Hometown Heroes will be held virtually

The ongoing pandemic won’t stop Laclede County Hometown Heroes from being honored this year. The Heroes will be celebrated in an online virtual event that premieres at 7 a.m. Thursday in place …

Fire Marshal: Apartment fire caused by microwave

A house in the 400 block of Monroe Street in Lebanon received extensive damage in a fire Tuesday afternoon. Lebanon Fire Chief Sam Schneider said no one was seriously injured in the blaze. He …

Park Board mulls future of tax

The Lebanon Park Board discussed future plans to possibly replace its property tax funding with a sales tax at Wednesday’s park board meeting. Parks Director John Shelton said if a sales tax was …

R-3 to provide free rapid COVID-19 tests

The Lebanon R-3 School District has been approved to provide and administer free COVID-19 rapid tests to students and staff, the district announced Friday. The district has received the BinaxNOW …
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