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 …
News

R-2 approves changes to COVID-19 safety plan with few alterations

The COVID-19 Safe Return and Continuity Plan was approved July 25 by the Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education. Superintendent Dr. Jeri Kay Hardy told members they would find the changes …

Board approves purchase of supplies for water line replacement on Sixth Street

Owensville’s Public Works director on Aug. 1 was granted approval by the Board of Aldermen to order $69,348 worth of supplies for a water line replacement project. Jeff Fahrenholtz told …

After 4 years of court action, settlement reached in opioid lawsuit brought by counties

Overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic that forced many things to a halt in the past three years, the opioid crisis continued — and so did the lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and …

MSHP arrests 5 in county; 4 face DWI allegations

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports making five arrests this past week in Gasconade County —four related to driving while intoxicated charges. At 1:18 a.m. July 31, Jeremiah P. …

Obituaries
Marcella Beneke
Marcella Maude Beneke, 77, Owensville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at her residence. She was born Sept. 23, 1944, to Phillip and Deloris (Cason) Echols in Kansas City. She was united in …
Ruth Hoffman
Ruth Marie Hoffman, 94, Owensville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Gasconade Manor in Owensville. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, to Henry and Anna (Sassmann) Boettcher in Woollam. She was …
Raymond Parmentier
Raymond J. Parmentier, 83, Beaufort, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Mercy Hospital, Washington. He was born Feb. 22, 1939, the son of the late Edward and Agnes Cecelia (Arand) Parmentier in …
A trio of former Owensville High School (OHS) distance runners. That will be the case this fall for William Woods University’s (WWU) Cross Country and Track and Field programs with the …
Playing against the rival Hermann Bearcats over the last four years, former Owensville Dutchmen lineman Brent Helmig will continue his academic and athletic pursuits as a Bearcat at Southwest Baptist …
Will'ful Thinking
Last week, the baseball world lost arguably one of the best broadcasters and storytellers to ever sit behind a microphone. Serving as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years, Vin Scully …
Come Monday, another season of Owensville High School fall sports will be underway with the first day of practice. Matt Candrl’s OHS Cross Country teams along with Jamie Ridenhour’s …
Recapping the list of Owensville Athletic Association (OAA) t-ball and baseball teams last week, it’s time this week to give the softball teams their time in the spotlight. The Maries County …
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Opinion

Working together, not separately, for better solutions

To the Editor: First let me say, I love the Gasconade County Republican, which I have been reading since I was old enough to read, nearly 70-years. I am thankful that my hometown has a newspaper …

No end in sight

Last week I argued that climate “alarmists” continually fail in their doom and gloom predictions. I need to walk that back.  I found one area where their predictions of doom and …

Sunshine Heroes: Examples for everyone who benefits from Missouri’s Sunshine Law

COLUMBIA — The countdown to next year’s 50th anniversary of the Missouri Sunshine Law will begin with a salute to three Sunshine Heroes — two individuals and an organization — …