Gas Bomb Thrown At Residence Near Gerald Missouri

GERALD, Mo. - Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said that Monday night deputies  responded to a residence in the 9000 block of Red Oak Road, 11 miles south of Gerald off of Highway AN.

Toelke said that deputies responded at approximately 7:53 p.m.  The reporting party stated that someone had thrown a gas bomb at their residence.

The victim stated that she was home with her children when someone knocked on her door.  She stated that she answered the door and made contact with her neighbor who asked if she would watch their residence while they were gone, which she agreed to do.

Sullivan Man Arrested - Allegedly Fired Two Rounds At Wife

Pictured: Tracy Johnson, a white male, age 58 from Sullivan, Mo. was arrested after allegedly firing two rounds from a handgun at his wife.

GERALD, Mo. - Sunday evening at approximately 9:38 PM, Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department  responded to a residence in the 8000 Block of Red Oak Road, approximately five miles south of Gerald, Mo in reference to a possible suicide.

In a statement released by Sheriff Gary Toelke he says that after arriving on scene, deputies made contact with a female who stated she was concerned that her husband may have shot himself following an argument which became physical.

Schoening Wins Four Cardinal Tickets From Citizens Bank As Part Of Community Banking Month

Pictured left to right: Stephanie Charboneau of Citizens Bank in Gerald, Mo presents Darwin Schoening four St. Louis Cardinal Tickets.

GERALD, Mo. - Darwin Schoening of Gerald, MO was the lucky winner of four St. Louis Cardinal Tickets from Citizens Bank.

Video Surveillance Of Gerald Laundromat Robbery

Gerald, Mo. - Below is video surveillance of the burglary that occurred early Monday morning at Squeaky Clean Laundromat in Gerald, Mo.  If anyone has any information concerning these burglaries, please contact the Gerald Police Department at 573-764-3424 or the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office Toll Free Tip Line at 1-877-486-4036.

Video surveillance provided the Gerald Police Department.  Read complete story by clicking here.

Masked Man Robs Gerald Laundromat - Authorities Asking For Your Help

UPDATE:  Surveillance footage below.

The Gerald Police and Gasconade County Sheriff's department are asking for the public's help in identifying the subject above who is believed to be involved in two separate burglaries.

Gerald, Mo. - Early Monday morning (Jan. 20th) Gerald Police officers were notified of possible vandalism at the Squeaky Clean Laundromat located on W. Fourth Street. 

Upon arrival, the officer noticed glass broken on the front of the candy machine.  The owner was contacted about the damages and responded to the laundry mat to allow law enforcement view the surveillance video.

Spike In Burglaries In Gerald Area

Franklin County, Mo. - Over the past week the Franklin County Sheriff's Department has seen a sudden spike in reported burglaries in the Gerald, Mo area.  Sheriff Gary Toelke is asking anyone who may have information regarding five different burglaries to come forward.  He wants to remind everyone that callers may remain anonymous.

The reported burglaries occurred on the following dates:

Driver seriously injured after running red light, hits truck driven by Gerald man

Villa Ridge, Mo. -  An 89-year-old man from Linn, Mo. was seriously injured yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident near Villa Ridge. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Walter Voss was traveling westbound on Highway 100 in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and "failed to stop for a steady red electric signal".

Mayor breaks tie in flooring bid votes

By Kaylin Bade.  Stock photo; does not represent scope of flooring bids.

Gerald, Mo. – At a regular meeting of the Gerald Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, sealed bids were opened for the flooring of the addition to City Hall. 

Three bids were submitted; Smilin’ Sam’s of Washington bid $9,540.65, Winter’s Home Furnishings of Owensville bid $8,440.00, and Kay Carpet & Furniture submitted $7,171.88 as their total bid for all flooring.  

Gerald Area Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month with Membership Drive


Gerald, Mo. - September is Library Card Sign-Up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is at area libraries - it's your library card. 

September was first designated as Library Card Sign-Up Month in 1988, as a continuation of a national campaign launched the previous year.  

The Gerald Area Library is holding their biggest fundraiser of the year, their Annual Membership Drive.  “We are a unique institution, only one other 100% donation based library exists in Missouri and there is just a handful in the entire U.S.”, Schahara Wise, Library Board Member.