Hitting the OHS fall sports triangle

For about an hour Monday morning, Owensville High School fall sports practices for football, volleyball and softball were going on simultaneously within steps of each other on the Gasconade County …
News

Rancor over masking policy filters into R-1 school board session

HERMANN — What has long been perhaps the most non-partisan of policymaking bodies — school districts’ boards of directors — are taking on a partisan hue as public education …

Sheriff’s deputies respond to stranded boater

Deputies of the Maries County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a boater stuck on the Gasconade River Sept. 9.  The call occurred after a boater accidentally drove onto a …

250 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in county last week with an additional 91 probable cases

Reported positive COVID-19 cases in the county dropped last week from the previous week—but only by one case. Franklin County officials reported 250 confirmed new cases for the week of Sept. …
Gasconade County Fall Plein Air scheduled Oct. 20-24 in Owensville

The third annual Gasconade County Fall Plein Air Event will take place Oct. 20-24 in Owensville. The community will host up to 30 artists who will be capturing the beauty of southern Gasconade …

Obituaries
Douglas Scego
Douglas Paul Scego, 67, Owensville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Frene Valley – Stonebridge, Owensville. He was …
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Eugene Koepke
1 Eugene “Gene” Donald Koepke, 73, of Columbia, passed away September 16, 2021. He was born on October 17, 1947, in …
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Mary Schneider
Mary Jane Schneider, 66, Eldon, passed away September 10, 2021 at her home. She was born on November 15, 1954, to Johnnie and …
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Whether they were in Linn or Forest Park, it was a great day Saturday to be an Owensville Dutchmen or Dutchgirl cross country runner. That is because a total of 10 orange and black harriers left …
CUBA — Building up a 28-0 halftime lead, Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen were well on their way to their third-straight victory to open the 2021 high school football season. Nearly …
Will'ful Thinking
Starting last night (Tuesday) on the volleyball court, Gasconade County bragging rights will be up for grabs between Owensville and Hermann during the upcoming week in varsity and junior varsity (JV) …
Nearly 10 years ago, Owensville’s Dutchmen and St. James’ Tigers played a football game that ended in a final score more resembling of a basketball score. This Friday night in Phelps …
A wait that has lasted since the end of October will finally come to an end this Friday night. Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen football team will open the 2021 season this Friday night at …
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Opinion
The politics of vaccinations

A  year ago, before being elected President, Joe Biden was skeptical of a vaccine for COVID-19. In a September 2020 interview, Biden suggested a vaccine would be unsafe because then-President …

Need Money, Don’t Cut That Walnut Tree, Sell the Walnuts!

I always figure the yellow leaves on the walnut trees tell me a lot about the upcoming fall. This year that yellowing foliage on the walnuts here on Lightnin’ Ridge is really late. Could be …

Another September day from my memory

The date was Saturday, Sept. 9, 1978. I was a freshman at the University of Missouri in Columbia playing a round of golf for my dormitory on the University’s course as part of an intramural …