Payne leads state medal haul for OHS Track

JEFFERSON CITY — Leaving Jefferson City with plenty of state medals. That was the goal for Matt Candrl’s Owensville High School (OHS) track and field squads during the Missouri State …
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County on pace for another record year of sales tax collections

HERMANN – Halfway through the fiscal year, Gasconade County government is continuing its march to a third consecutive record-setting year for sales tax revenue. After receiving this …

Felony child endangerment alleged in couple’s arrest

Three adults were arrested Thursday in the Canaan community and two children, 2 and 4-years-old, were taken into protective custody for placement by Family Services due to unsafe conditions in the …

R-2 reviews DVM, teacher salary increase during preparation of 2022-23 budget

The dollar value modifier and teacher base salaries are two of the top agenda items for the June 22 Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education budget workshop according to Superintendent Dr. Jeri Kay …
Election judges sought for 11 of 16 Gasconade County voting precincts

Gasconade County’s most ardent supporter of fair elections and voter access to cast their ballots urgently seeks citizen judges to staff all 16 precincts in August and November. Lesa Lietzow …

Obituaries
Jeanette Thompson
Jeanette Yvonne (Jeannie King) Thompson, 64, St. James, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022, in the Cedar Pointe Nursing Home, …
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Jaynet Roesner
Jaynet “Amos” A. Roesner, 86, Belle passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022.  He was born Sept. 11, 1935, a son to the …
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Emma Shockley
Emma Jean Shockley, 84, Owensville, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Victorian Place of Owensville. She was born June 22, …
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WEST PLAINS — Making the most of a long day. That is what Owensville High School track and field looked to do Saturday making a three-hour trek to West Plains High School and the Missouri …
Reaping the benefits of a turf field. That is what Kalyn Kemp’s Owensville Dutchgirl soccer team was doing Friday night when their scheduled game against Crocker’s Lady Lions was moved …
Will'ful Thinking
Nearly 40 years ago last  Friday, the sports world was full of historic moments on and off the field. Perhaps the strangest moment took place on a California freeway involving O.J. …
Picking up from last week’s recap of Owensville Dutchmen football’s district-championship season last fall, Cabot’s Dutchmen entered a key week seven match up with Union’s …
With the conclusion of both the high school baseball and girls soccer seasons last week, another year of high school sports is now behind us in the history books. Needless to say, the recently …
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Protecting our farmland

Farmland is a precious resource in our state, serving a wide range of functions. For starters, it’s the foundation of many family businesses and our state’s largest industry. It allows …

Growing up, camping was the Wardens’ vacation

We affectionately called her the “Blue Goose.” That was our name for the newspaper’s van in the early 70s. This blue half-ton panel van picked up each week’s edition of the …

Some thoughts: January 6th Committee Report

To the Editor: When we started this series of letters to the editor our hope was to find “common ground” between Republicans and Democrats. That was quite a while ago and it …