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Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke, carbon monoxide alarm sounds, taking appropriate actions

 JEFFERSON CITY — Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps and electronic sounds than ever before. Next week, National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (Oct. 3-9) focuses on the …

Graffiti vandals at Winter Park face felony juvenile charges

Owensville Police, along with the Juvenile Office, is finishing up the investigation of felony property damage from graffiti that has occurred over the past several months at Winter Park, according …

Child, 3 months, dies Monday at rural day care

An autopsy was scheduled today (Wednesday) at the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia for a 3-month-old boy who died Monday at a private in-home day care facility south of …
Sales tax tops $1 million; outlook good for record 2021 receipts

HERMANN — Gasconade County has topped $1 million in General Revenue sales tax receipts with the year’s final payment yet to come, putting the local government in good shape to notch …

Obituaries
Richard Boyd
Richard Andrew Boyd, 82, Owensville, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. He was born May 9, 1939, …
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Alexander Dwyer
Alexander LeRoy Dwyer, baptized into the hope of Christ’s resurrection, Nov. 26, 2021, at the age of 94 years. Beloved loving …
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Infant Henry Havelka
Infant Henry John Havelka, 3 months and 5 days, Owensville, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in …
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Survive and advance. That was the case Friday night for Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen football team. Leading 35-14 at the 7:05 mark of the third quarter, OHS nearly saw that lead and …
COLUMBIA — One week after cracking the top 30 at their district meet in Linn, the top 25 was the new goal for Dutchgirl freshman Ilene Limberg and Dutchmen sophomore Lucas Morgan during the …
Will'ful Thinking
Before and after indulging in turkey and all the fixings, area high school basketball fans can get their hoops craving fulfilled over at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and the 69th Annual …
Perhaps the third time will be the charm. That is the hope for Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen football team going into Saturday’s Missouri State High School Activities Association …
Currently a graduate assistant coach for the St. Louis University (SLU) Women’s Basketball team, former Dutchgirl basketball player Hailey Diestelkamp will be honored yet again by Drury …
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Opinion
Democrats’ Socialist Spending Package

I hope you enjoyed a Thanksgiving surrounded by the ones you love and a little too much food. We had a great day filled with our Thanksgiving favorites and lots of family time.  With today …

WKRP lessons for Missouri

The 10 deaths at a packed Houston, Texas, concert crowd raised powerful and haunting memories for me from an episode of an old TV series more than four decades ago — “WKRP in …

Keeping the nation divided

Many in the Democrat party are enraged after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty — by reason of self-defense — last week by a jury of his peers. They believe there was no justice, that …