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Missouri Employers Mutual, the city’s workers’ compensation insurance provider, has reconsidered and will now consider Officer Kendle Blackburn’s COVID-19 related death as “in … more
Anglers returned to Bennett Spring State Park Monday for Opening Day of trout season. According to Missouri State Parks, the opening of the catch-and-keep trout fishing season on March 1 is an … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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, … more
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 … more
Gasconade C-4 School District teacher Renee Lane and her students are digging into the history of the school district from a one-room schoolhouse to what it is today. History is important to Lane … more
The Cowan Civic Center hosted a two-day antique tractor pull over the weekend, drawing competitors from Colorado all the way to as far east as New York. The NATPA (National Antique Tractor Pulling … more
Many people may not realize it, but aspiring pilots can get their helicopter licenses right here in Laclede County. Laclede County native Tommy Files runs one of the few certified helicopter flight … more
Mercy Hospital in Lebanon began giving COVID-19 vaccines to its workers this week. Mercy Hospital Springfield also began its first full day of vaccine distribution to co-workers Tuesday. Dr. … more
An effort to fix the roof of a Lebanon Vietnam veteran is underway. State Rep. Suzie Pollock said she became aware of the need when she was campaigning for re-election this fall. She saw the signs … more
The Laclede County Health Department on Wednesday reported an additional COVID-19-related death of a Laclede County resident. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county reported … more
The Lebanon R-3 School Board reviewed plans for dealing with COVID-19 and heard from parents who want to see more in-person learning at its meeting Tuesday night.The Board approved the … more
The Laclede County Health Department on Monday reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Laclede County to 38 individuals who had been … more
A Laclede County inmate accused of murder is now being investigated for allegedly stabbing two other inmates in the Laclede County Jail. Dustin Lee Combs, 28, is in the Laclede County Jail, … more
The City of Lebanon celebrated the renovation of the Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center Monday with an open house and ribbon cutting. Mayor Jared Carr recalled former Mayor Kenneth Cowan, who the … more
A Laclede County inmate accused of murder is now being investigated for allegedly stabbing two other inmates in the Laclede County Jail. Dustin Lee Combs, 28, is in the Laclede County Jail, … more
Laclede County residents are again sharing the giving spirit of the season with “Share Your Christmas.” The program is now underway in headquarters at East 32 Highway and Tower Road in the … more
The Salvation Army is in need of help during the winter and upcoming holiday season. According to Laclede County Salvation Army Director Sue Watson, they need financial help and … more
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