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County releases information on 18 COVID-19 deaths this week

On Friday, Nov. 20, Franklin County released statistics showing an additional 18 deaths in the county due to COVID-19. The last death reported by county before then was on Nov. 5 when eight deaths …

Enrollment open for free HiSET prep classes

East Central College has resources available for area residents to get help with the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) in multiple locations throughout the region. The ECC Adult Education and …

55 dogs removed from county breeder

A Franklin County Circuit Court judge awarded the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) custody of 55 dogs. The dogs were rescued last month from a substandard breeder in the county and were mostly …
Commission
County Commission orders masks to be worn in courthouse

MARIES COUNTY — Doing business at the Maries County Courthouse in Vienna will require wearing a mask. At last Thursday’s county commission meeting, the commissioners determined the new …

Sports
Finishing second to St. Clair in the Four Rivers Conference (FRC) football standing proved beneficial to Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen gridiron squad. That is because a total of nine …
In spite of the fall season of Owensville Dutchgirl softball ending in the district semifinals, four players were recognized for their efforts with postseason honors at the conference, district and …
Playing in an always competitive Four Rivers Conference (FRC), Jamie Ridenhour’s Owensville Dutchgirl volleyball team fared well for themselves during recent voting for the All-FRC volleyball …
COLUMBIA — A state medal. That was the goal for Owensville Dutchgirl cross country senior Mekayla Gibson Thursday in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Cross …
Will'ful Thinking

Whether it was on the field or in the classroom, Owensville Dutchmen and Dutchgirl athletes competing in cross country, football, volleyball, softball and cheerleading enjoyed plenty of it. While …

With the 2020 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Cross Country Championships in the book, the book has now closed on fall sports for the 2020-21 school year in the Gasconade …
Last week, Jamie Ridenhour’s Owensville Dutchgirl volleyball team was not the only Four Rivers Conference (FRC) squad to win a district championship. Hermann’s Lady Bearcats and New …
Turning 39 on Friday, yours truly will be hoping for some birthday presents from Owensville High School student-athletes over the upcoming weekend. Friday night, Nathan Cabot’s Owensville …
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Opinion
Amendments 1 & 3: Unpacking voters’ decisions

According to the Missouri secretary of state’s office, more than 3 million Missourians, or 70 percent of registered voters, weighed in on the candidates and issues before them on Election …

Peaceful transition of power is our tradition

To the Editor: Thank goodness we live in a country where a peaceful transition of power is our national tradition. The uncertainty we are living through this presidential transition comes from the …

Georgia runoffs could impact Missouri farmers

Election Day has come and gone for Missourians but its final impact is still uncertain. While President Trump has not conceded the presidential race, he continues to trail in the vote count. If this …

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