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Board sees busy agenda ahead of 2022-23 school year

The Lebanon R-3 School Board was met with a busy agenda Tuesday, Aug. 9 as it recognized excellence, progress and gave approval to multiple items.  The school district congratulated the …

Grant will allow Lebanon Crosslines to expand efforts for local families

Lebanon Crosslines recently received a capacity building grant thanks to Ozark Food Harvest’s $1 Million investment in agency infrastructure in southwest Missouri. The grant funding will …

Improvements to Jefferson railroad crossing to begin this month

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) last week approved repairs to a railroad crossing along a high-traveled roadway in Lebanon. The MHTC awarded the contract for the repairs …

Police parking improvements, rezoning on latest City Council agenda

uncil has approved an agreement that will lead to a car canopy for the city’s Police Department. At Monday night’s meeting, the Council approved an agreement with BuildTec Construction to …

Board of Public Works holds first meeting

Lebanon’s new Board of Public Works conducted its first meeting Wednesday. The new board is taking charge of managing the city’ utilities, freeing up the City Council to work on other issues. …

Crashes end in fatality, multiple injuries

Two people were hurt in a 11:10 p.m. crash Tuesday on Route F, north of Pecos Drive in Laclede County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jacob T. Mitchell, 28, of Lebanon, the driver …

Severe storm hits Laclede County

An unforeseen storm hit Laclede County Wednesday evening, shaking up residents and leaving a path of destruction. Luckily, the cell which brought 60+ MPH winds and a few microbursts resulted in zero …

Route 66 Yard Sale: 100 Miles of Treasures on The Mother Road 2022

A record 102 yard sales, many with multiple sellers, are registered for the fourth annual 100-mile Route 66 Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6, in Missouri’s Pulaski, Laclede and …

Brown defeats Pollock in tight race

In a race watched closely in Laclede County, State Senator Justin Brown won re-election, defeating State Rep. Suzie Pollock for the state senate seat in the 16th district. The race was close and …

Knight to retain Representative seat

State Rep. Jeff Knight won the Republican nomination for another term in office Tuesday night. Results from the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office showed Knight with 4,774 or 85 percent of the …

Purple Heart observance planned

The annual Purple Heart Day observance will be held at 2 p.m Aug. 7 in the Mount Rose Chapel. State Rep. Jeff Knight will speak and Lebanon Mayor Jared Carr will also be present. At least one …

Laclede second best county for small business in the state

Laclede County has been ranked 2nd in the state for small business presence, according to a study from financial technology company Smartasset. The report, announced Thursday, said that according …

Toni Morris wins collector race

Toni (Cook) Morris won the Republican primary race for Laclede County Collector, according to unofficial results from the Laclede County Clerk's Office Tuesday night. She has no opponent in the …

Two injured in wreck Tuesday

Two people from Lebanon were injured in a 4:51 p.m. wreck Tuesday on Ginger Road near Lebanon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Zachary N. Bethel, 29, the driver of a westbound 2015 …

City releases survey results

The results of the 2022 citizen and business satisfaction surveys are in, and the city says data trends indicate overall satisfaction with the current direction of the City of Lebanon. The …

Casi and Fines Massey give the backstory on how Massey's Comics came to be

For Casi and Fines Massey, their Massey’s Comics saga started several decades ago with a Christmas present. Fines’ father, Clint, gave his favorite and only son a copy of “Amazing …

Dry conditions cause increase in fires

High temperatures and dry conditions have stuck around this month, leading to a large quantity of calls to the Lebanon Fire department. In the 48 hour span of July 23-24, they responded to nearly …

Absentee voting begins

Absentee voting will be available in the Laclede County Clerk’s office or curbside for any voter who cannot go to the polls on Election Day. Office hours include Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. "Anyone …

Silver Leaf Award presented at Council meeting

Kathy Sloan is the recipient of the Mayor’s Silver Leaf Award for Special Service. She received the honor at Monday night’s Lebanon City Council meeting. Mayor Jared Carr said the award is …

Longtime Lebanon businesswoman leaves lasting legacy

Longtime Lebanon businesswoman Nancy Smith died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was 81. She was born Aug. 25, 1940, near Buffalo in Dallas County to William Cleo and Naomi Lillian …
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