Steven Buddemeyer (second from right) stands among the top six wrestlers in Missouri Class 2 Boys wrestling at 126 pounds during last week’s 2024 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Wrestling Championships held inside Columbia’s Mizzou Arena.

Buddemeyer earns All-State honors in wrestling

COLUMBIA — A state medal to go with his district championship. That was on the mind of Owensville Dutchmen sophomore Steven Buddemeyer last week during the 2024 Missouri State High School …
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Republican candidates push for preservation of Constitution at Lincoln Day dinner

OSAGE COUNTY   —   At Thursday’s Lincoln Day dinner, keynote speaker Missouri Republican Sen. Mike Moon (29th District) of Ash Grove encouraged attendees to support the U.S. and …

Gerald man sentenced

Deric Anthony Rugen of Gerald was sentenced Feb. 14, to 15 years for abuse/neglect of a child,   a class B felony and to seven years for   Class D felony of second degree domestic assault …

Missouri to observe Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 4-8

JEFFERSON CITY — In April 2023, an EF-2 tornado swept through Bollinger County, Missouri, devastating a community and claiming the lives of five people. In July, two more people were …

County health agency moves to improve its cybersecurity

HERMANN — With its work pushed to the forefront during the coronavirus pandemic, the public health sector of local government has gained more attention from the public — including those …

Obituaries
Goldie Dotson
Goldie Irene Dotson, 93, of Owensville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Stonebridge of Owensville. She was born Oct. 17, 1930, to Edgar L. and Sophia (Griffith) Hartman in Washington. …
Lorraine Weirich
Lorraine Marie Weirich, nee Friedel, 102, of Leslie, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at her residence. She was born Sept. 27, 1921, in St. Louis, to Oscar O. and Catherine E. (Ohligschlager) …
Donna Busch
Donna L. Busch, 86, of Hermann, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at her residence. She was born April 21, 1937, to Vernie (Wolf) and Gottfried Hoehne in St. Louis. She was united in …
Leave Columbia’s Battle High School with a plaque. That was the goal for a quintet of Owensville JV Dutchgirl wrestlers last Thursday during the Wonder Woman JV Wrestling Tournament at …
COLUMBIA — A solid showing to end the 2023 portion of their season. That’s what was on the minds of Zach Bollmann’s Owensville varsity Dutchgirl wrestlers going into last …
Will'ful Thinking
For the nine Owensville High School (OHS) wrestlers that qualified for the 2024 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Wrestling Championships starting today at Columbia’s …
February fever has hit the area with high school basketball and wrestling seasons nearing their respective ends in Gasconade County. Over the weekend at Union High School, four Zach Bollmann …
With the recent release of the Washington Missourian All-Area Football Team, Gasconade County saw themselves well represented not only on that team but also the Missourian All-Area Softball and …
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Red tape returns in global climate agenda

Valentine’s Day may be a few days behind us, but love is still in the air. That includes today’s popular love story between mega pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City superstar …

Committed to Constitution in prayer

Everyday our session begins with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. The prayer is usually lead by the Reverend Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, Chaplain. But, this past Thursday the Monsignor …

Has America gone crazy?

L ast week, this column explained why the Palestinians in Gaza are full of hate. They teach this, starting with children from birth. But there are also ludicrous ideas being introduced and spread in …