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The deadline to register to vote in Missouri is Oct. 7, and some advocacy groups are racing to get the word out with six weeks left before the November election. Felice Nudelman is executive … more
Bob and Gloria Flottmann of Gerald have been hatching monarch butterflies for the last two summers. Last week, they invited some neighborhood girls over to help them release some of the creatures. … more
E&L Wright Block and Brick had portions of four exterior walls of the new Owensville police station building outlined in block as of late Friday morning.  The outline of the emergency … more
TWM Structural Engineer on Thursday assessed two local Rock Island corridor bridges on the proposed Rock Island Trail. Adam Rutz with TWM Structural Engineer out of Waterloo, Ill., said he and his … more
Several topics at the Monday Gasconade County R-2 school board meeting could contribute its cause to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As Superintendent Dr. Chuck Garner presented reports to the … more
The death of an 86-year-old woman from Washington reported in the totals from Monday, Sept. 14, was the 25th county fatality from COVID-19. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Franklin … more
Earlier this year at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Central College engineering student Joe Jasper saw a need that fit his skill set. Jasper, of the Leslie area, owns his own laser … more
“Due to the rapid increase in cases, our capacity to investigate cases in a timely manner is no longer possible,” the Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) wrote in their daily update … more
HERMANN – Hermann High School narrowly averted a shutdown two weeks ago as 160 students were quarantined after a couple students tested positive for the coronavirus. Superintendent Scott … more
Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc (MoRIT) officials were awarded a $20,000 project funding grant that will be used to inspect bridges along the Rock Island corridor and create design plans for future … more
BY DAVE MARNER Managing editor dmarner@wardpub.com   Owensville City Hall remains closed until further notice after at least two city employees have tested positive for the … more
A History Channel television series filmed in Owensville in 2018, featuring the “Belle Boys” and the “Outsiders,” aired at 9 a.m. on Sept. 13 as American Wreckers. The show … more
Chilling images caught on live television Tuesday morning. Shots of billowing smoke from one tower of the World Trade Center in New York City after it had been hit by an airplane. Speculation … more
Swiss Evangelical and Reform Church members hosted a food distribution Saturday with members of the Hermann Ministerial Alliance in a program made possible by the United State Department of … more
Dianna Leiweke, 32, was injured in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday, Sept. 2. John O. Vasquesdiego, 34, was a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on the South Service Road near St. Clair … more
Cody M. Egelston, 26, Stillwell, Kan., who has been charged with first- and second-degree statutory sodomy that reportedly took place at Bland, … more
An Owensville sideswiped a cedar and woman narrowly missed a larger tree Friday morning when she ran off Highway 28 west of Dittman Road and traveled about 30 feet into a tree line on north side of … more
Owensville High School’s Dutchmen football team won its home-opening game Friday, 47-0 over Eldon, to enter the Labor Day weekend and the first scheduled day off of classes Monday. After … more
Following the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that they would extend a summer meal program for students through Dec. 31, at least 14 students participating in … more
HERMANN — Gasconade County’s Health Department announced Thursday afternoon (Aug. 27) the Stonebridge Senior Living facility in Hermann has 27 residents with confirmed positive COVID-19 … more
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