Dare, Gerlemann claim Christmas Clash titles

Early Christmas presents. That is what Zach Bollmann’s Owensville Dutchgirl wrestlers were looking for during the annual Christmas Clash Lady Mustang Wrestling Tournament at Eldon High …
News

Gasconade County remains at lowest COVID-19 level

GASCONADE COUNTY — The Gasconade County Health Department reported that the county’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 community level remained low in the last week. In total, …

County joins rush to tax retail marijuana sales

HERMANN – Gasconade County government Thursday officially gave notice that, too, would be seeking a sales tax on marijuana, joining many other counties and cities throughout the state looking …

Middle school robotics team shares project with board

The Owensville Middle School (OMS) Robotics Team followed up a first-place win in a competitive design category with a Jan. 17 presentation on their projects to the Gasconade County R-2 Board of …

Crunching the numbers: county officials find road maintenance an expensive, often frustrating endeavor

When it comes to keeping an adequate amount of materials on Gasconade County’s roads, the members of the County Commission sometimes feel they are caught between a rock and a hard …

Obituaries
Tommy Thompson
Tommy D. Thompson, 65 of Bland, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born Dec. 19, 1957, in Washington, a son to the late Russell …
Edith Nicks
Edith Lucille Nicks, 90, of Owensville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Washington. She was born Nov. 25, 1932, to Estil and Opal (Stovall) Spurgeon in Crawford …
Nadine Diestelkamp
Nadine Nina Diestelkamp, 91, of Owensville, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at Gasconade Manor in Owensville. She was born March 5, 1931, to Edward C. and Dellia (Brooks) Medley in …
A doubleheader sweep in front of their classmates. That is what Owensville Middle School Dutchmen basketball teams coached by Jarrett Payne and Shane Hunt were after last Wednesday during their …
JEFFERSON CITY — Conquer the capital. That was the goal Saturday for Casey Fisher’s Owensville Middle School wrestling Dutchmen and Dutchgirls during the Capital City Middle School …
Will'ful Thinking
By the time this edition of The Gasconade County Republican hits stores and businesses in Owensville and the surrounding area, it will be four days until Christmas. That signals time for yours …
Ask any football player or coach no matter what level it is and they will more than likely tell you that their dream is winning a championship ring. For 1995 Owensville High School graduate John …
By the time this edition of The Gasconade County Republican hits stores and businesses in Owensville and the surrounding area, it will be one day until Thanksgiving. That signals time for area …
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Opinion

The world isn’t waiting

To the Editor: Dennis Warden is openly offended that we in the Gasconade County Democrats Committee consistently attack his climate change columns for  slanted reporting.  “Like …

A lawmaker’s impossible task

I don’t remember when it first occurred to me after arriving in Washington many years ago that at its heart, being a member of Congress meant never being entirely satisfied. And that this …

A week of firsts for new Senator; Brown files education transparency bill

If I was asked to summarize last week in the Senate, I would say it was filled with “firsts.” On Jan. 18, I presented my first bill as a state senator to the members of the Senate …