Ohs baseball and Hermann faced off in preseason jamboree action.

Freshmen Dutchmen split back to back home games

Falling 7-1 last Wednesday against St. Francis Borgia’s Knights, Brady Smith’s Owensville Dutchmen freshmen baseball team looked to bounce back the next afternoon against …
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Charges filed in ricochet shooting

OWENSVILLE — A juvenile male suffered an apparent ricochet gunshot wound to his right arm Monday morning and an Owensville man has been charged with second-degree domestic assault and unlawful …

Guests, visitors welcomed to Rock Island Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony

Friends of the Rock Island Trail (FoRIT) in conjunction with the city of Owensville hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the Rock Island Trail State Park that will run 2.5 miles through the …

Hermann extends contract with GC Central Dispatch

HERMANN — Gasconade County Central Dispatch will continue calling out Hermann-area public service agencies after the current six-month run ends, thanks to a contract extension approved Monday …

County tax collection at 95 percent for FY2023

Gasconade County Collector Shawn Schlottach reports that as of the end of the fiscal year the 2023 tax collection rate reached 95 percent. Total collections for 2023 as of Feb. 29 are …

Obituaries
Brigitte Schildknegt
Brigitte Schildknegt, 82, of Hermann, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at her home. She was born December 1, 1941, to Georg and Pauline (Köll) Grigoleitis in Stralsund, Germany. She …
Robert Jenkins
Robert Gene Jenkins, 90, of Owensville, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Stonebridge of Owensville. He was born July 6, 1933, to John and Grace (Miller) Jenkins in Belle. He was united …
Bonnie Hempelmann
Bonnie Corenne Hempelmann, 81, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2024, at home surrounded by her family. She was born January 26, 1943, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Shmalz) …
COLUMBIA — Ending a memorable season on a winning note. That was one of the goals last Thursday afternoon for John VanLeer’s Owensville Dutchgirl basketball team entering the Class 4 …
Owensville Dutchgirl basketball teammates Brynn Wright (left) and Anya Binkhoelter share a moment following Owensville’s 50-39 loss Thursday afternoon to Chillicothe’s Lady Hornets in the …
Will'ful Thinking
Throughout this coming Friday night and all day Saturday, Owensville High School (OHS) will be transformed into a volleyball paradise. A total of 36 teams will invade OHS for the annual …
A reunion on the track Saturday afternoon at the Miner Invitational Track Meet inside Allgood-Bailey Stadium on the University of Missouri - Science and Technology (S&T) campus felt like a …
With their victory Friday night in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 4 Quarterfinals on the road in Aurora by a score of 38-35, John VanLeer’s Owensville …
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Opinion

Broadband availability challenge underway

Missourians have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to impact how broadband deployment funds will be distributed across our state. For the first time, Missourians can provide on-the-ground …

Federal Tax hike a concern for farm families

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But for Missouri farmers, taxes are about to become a lot more uncertain. Barring action from …

Taking action to secure our elections

One of the best phrases a senator can hear on the floor is about their sponsored legislation is “The bill is declared perfected and ordered printed.” At this stage, the language has …