Building a blessing box to help the hungry

The Gerald Venturing Crew were up to their good deeds again this weekend in Gerald. Four members met at Tina’s Treasures to install a blessing box. These boxes are springing up around the …

Gasconade County Commission

Sept. 26, 2019 The Gasconade County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel, Southern District Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, Northern District Commissioner Jim Holland at the …

Fair board, aldermen discuss joint building project

The Gasconade County Fair Board and Owensville Board of Aldermen are in the midst of discussing the merits of joining forces to build a youth building/community center. Fair Board President Nick …

Governor orders agencies to develop statewide education program aimed at ending teen vaping

JEFFERSON CITY — An executive order issued Monday by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson  directs state health, safety and education departments to develop a statewide campaign to educate, warn, and …
County Commission
Gasconade County Commission meeting minutes

The Gasconade County Commission met at the courthouse. Present were Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel, Southern District Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, Northern District Commissioner Jim Holland.

Line items being added to track county spending

Gasconade County’s future operating budgets likely will include additional line items to account for funding overruns in specific spending areas. The County Commission’s move Thursday …

Open seats could spark greater interest in county’s 2020 Primary

HERMANN — Still six months away from the start of filing for Gasconade County government offices on the 2020 ballot, the chief election official is gearing for what could be a larger-than-usual …

Sports
Just over a week from their preview of the new state course at Gans Creek in Columbia, Matt Candrl’s Owensville High School cross country teams returned to action last Tuesday in the Hermann …
Just the fact that last Wednesday’s home softball game at OHS Field was senior night would have provided plenty of motivation for Hannah Wehar’s Dutchgirl softball team. However, the …
Fresh off third-place victories over Union in tournament action at Hermann and Washington last week, OMS Dutchgirl basketball welcomed Cuba to Owensville Elementary School Monday night for a Highway …
Hannah Wehar’s Owensville Dutchgirl softball team hoped some Monday home cooking against Cuba’s Lady Wildcats would snap a three-game losing streak from last week with losses on the road …
Scoring at will. That was pretty much how one could have described the Owensville Dutchmen offense Friday night in their homecoming football showdown with Pacific’s Indians. With barely …
With the momentum of a 15-2 win at St. James last Tuesday and a 16-5 victory at OHS Field two days later, Hannah Wehar’s Dutchgirls went into the Owensville Softball Tournament Saturday with …
Hosting Capital City last night (Tuesday) and traveling tomorrow (Thursday) to Linn, Jaime Ridenhour’s Owensville Dutchgirl volleyball squads will look for a solid start to the 2019 season. …
Falling behind 16-0 at the midway point of the first quarter, Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen football team could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the night before falling to the …
Opinion
A need for civil discussion in time of deep disharmony

As a Democrat Club and as a party, we would like to define ourselves…rather than have others define us. We believe in inclusiveness, compassion, equality, diversity, justice, facts, peace, …

Early killing frost just missed mid-Missouri and south areas

Mid-Missouri weather flirted with frost Saturday morning. But nothing like the cold front in Northern Corn Belt states. Our low at MU Sanborn Field was 33F, which stayed above the killing-frost temp …

The Father, Son and Holy Ghost, in music

In a previous column I talked about the lack of God in our society as one of the possible causes of violence in America, specifically gun violence. Case in point. When I grew up there was not a …

Time for one more question

President Donald Trump’s recent news conference pronouncements involving allegations by federal-government whistle blower reminded me of my growing experience in Missouri’s statehouse by …