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Increased electric, water rates approved

Lebanon’s Public Works Board approved increased electric and water rates, and its 2025 fiscal budget at its meeting Wednesday. City Director of Finance Kat Gill and Public Works Director …

Tracker eliminates 85 jobs at Lebanon plant

Bass Pro has eliminated 85 jobs at its Tracker boat plant in Lebanon. The company confirmed the layoffs in a statement emailed to the Record on Friday. “Yesterday, we undertook the difficult …

Garden Club plants tree for Arbor Day

Sunbonnet Garden Club celebrated Arbor Day Thursday with the planting of a tree in Downtown Lebanon. The club planted the tree in its flower bed at Madison Street. Club Arbor Day Chairman Kay …

Commission discusses 911 call center update

The Laclede County Commission discussed progress on the new 911 call center, courthouse signage and senior tax credit applications at its Tuesday meeting. Call center updates centered on signage …

JEB says storm shelter gate will now open when siren sounds

The Joel E. Barber (JEB) School District announced Thursday that the gates to the school’s FEMA shelter will now open automatically once sirens sound in the area. Previously, there had been delays …

New police chief begins tenure in Lebanon

Jerry Harrison took the oath of office as the new Lebanon new Chief of Police Monday morning. The swearing-in took place in the conference room behind the City Council Chambers with members of …

Sheriff disputes kidapping account

Laclede County Sheriff Davis Millsap is responding to information included in the probable cause statement for a Lebanon woman charged with child kidnapping. Lebanon resident Alicia Delcour was …

GOP candidates speak at Laclede County event

Laclede County Republicans gathered at the Mills Center Thursday to hear from local and state candidates, including Secretary of State and candidate for Governor Jay Ashcroft. Ashcroft, who …

City of Lebanon Announces Recipients of the 2024 Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award

The City of Lebanon is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award for Volunteer Service. This year, Mayor Jared Carr has selected Emily Huckaby as the adult …

Lebanon Council gives first reading approval to poultry regulations

The Lebanon City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a revised ordinance that would regulate chickens in the city limits The Council gave first reading approval to the proposed law. A …

Missouri holds youth turkey hunt weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 3,721 birds over the past youth weekend, April 6 and 7. Top harvest counties …

Genealogical Society to open library on second Thursdays

The Laclede County Genealogical Society plans to open their genealogy library for an evening for people who work and might like to come do research or learn how to start a family tree. The public is …

Tornadoes confirmed in Monday's storms

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Laclede County during Monday night’s storms. NWS told local authorities it could verify the …

Delay in storm shelter opening raises concerns

Monday’s storms saw a delay in storm shelter access for those who sought refuge at the Joel E. Barber FEMA shelter. “They had the gates closed. There were about five or six other cars already …

Lebanon parks add trees

Lebanon Parks Director John Shelton reported on the Tree City program and progress for city recreational facilities at Thursday’s Lebanon Rotary Cub luncheon. Shelton said the tree initiative …

Church presents Easter dramatization

The First Assembly of God put on their Easter Pageant, “Prepare the Way”, last Friday and Sunday. Friday’s performance saw both a large turnout and a donkey in the parking lot, though it was to …

Storms hit Laclede County

Thunderstorms caused some damages but no major injuries in Laclede County Monday night. Laclede County Emergency Management Director Randy Rowe said the first event prompted a tornado warning …

MoDOT discuss bridge project at meeting

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) hosted a meeting on Tuesday to inform the public about the upcoming Route 64 Bridge Replacement Project at the Bennett Springs Nature Center. The …

Hughes Senior Center fundraising campaign continues

Hughes Senior Center Board member Jeremy Garner promoted the facility’s fundraising campaign at Thursday’s Lebanon Rotary Club luncheon. Garner has taken on the job of drumming up money for …

Lebanon High School celebrates cultures

Lebanon High School sponsored their latest cultural fair on March 22 and as in every previous such fair, it was once again a mix of culture, faith, and the arts. Spearheaded by LHS art teacher, …
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