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Good news, bad news with this week’s COVID-19 number in Franklin County

There is one piece of really good news to report in this COVID-19 updated numbers. There has not been a death in Franklin County due to the virus in a month. The last reported death was June 7. …

Burglary victim near Owensville out $15K; woman reports debit card theft, $2,800 loss

A rural Owensville resident is out more than $15,000 after a burglar entered her unlocked home July 5. Gasconade County Sheriff’s Mark A. Williams reports deputy Ryan Limberg responded July …

Gasconade R-2 closes out 2019-20 budget with higher fund balance

The Gasconade County R-2 School District closed out the 2019-20 budget June 30 with a 26.3 percent fund balance — up from 25.49 percent last year, while beginning the 2020-21 budget expecting …
Sports
Beginning today (Wednesday), the Gasconade County R-2 Athletic Department will move into phase three of returning to athletics and activities within the school district with the following …
For six Owensville High School sports, they will have more opportunities to bring home district and state hardware beginning with the upcoming 2020-21 school year. That is because the Missouri …
Setting a standard. That is what Dutchgirl cross country runner Sophia Ashner did over the past six years during her running days at Owensville Middle and Owensville High School. Assistant …
Whether she was on the track or running hills on a cross country course, Kendra Hults figured to be a threat to win or at least medal in each race she competed in. Over the next four years, …
Will'ful Thinking

In last week’s Republican, a story was published that the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) is going up a class in 10 sports. Looking for feedback from Owensville …

With the upcoming resumption of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) season, this week’s ‘Will’ful Thinking will take a look at the favorite basketball movies of …
In spite of the Owensville Athletic Association (OAA) canceling their summer season, the Gerald Athletic Association (GAA) is proceeding with theirs. Scheduled to begin with games on or around …
If anyone can guess the movie the above headline is said in, you know your baseball movies. After focusing on influential football coaches the last two weeks, this week’s installment of …
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Opinion
A simple question

This column is prompted by a simple question asked of the governor at one of his news conferences. Missouri had reached a peak level of COVID-19 infections. That record was set after Missouri …

This is a testing time for all of us

I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit …

I predict a future with no names, just numbers

I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit …

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