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Finding out last Tuesday afternoon that Sullivan could not field a football team due to quarantine from COVID-19, Owensville High School Activities Director Ryan Okenfuss quickly found the Dutchmen a … more
Blaine Saebens, 34, of Sullivan, formerly from the Gerald area, was shot and killed near Sullivan Oct. 15. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton reports the incident was called in to his office at … more
Five people in Franklin County succumbed to COVID-19 in the past week. Deaths were reported of an 81-year-old man from Beaufort and one age 80 from Sullivan. Three women, a 75-year-old from … more
Chellee Niermeyer of Union, hired a man, identified by Union Police as white male from Gerald, to power wash and stain her deck and fence. She was asked to pay up front so that he could buy supplies … more
Ronald “Ron” James Lewis, 83, manager of the former Belle Banner, Bland Courier and Maries County Gazette, died Oct. 13 following a slow recovery from two heart surgeries. Local friends … more
Owensville High School’s Katelyn Landolt, serving as student representative to the Gasconade R-2 Board of Education, aired a list of requests at the Monday night meeting before being given a … more
The two ballot measures to be decided Nov. 3 include the topics of state legislative redistricting and statewide officeholder term limits. Both issues were placed on the ballot by the General … more
HERMANN — A new list of priority road-and-bridge projects for Gasconade County is expected to emerge Thursday morning from the annual conference between local government, state highway agency … more
As of next Wednesday (Oct. 28)  Springfield Road will be closed south of the city’s industrial park as construction begins on the addition to the LSC Communications plant. This closure, … more
Owensville’s Board of Aldermen on Monday authorized a lease purchase agreement which will help fund fire department equipment upgrades and improvements to a station house. A list of … more
HERMANN — Almost $31,500 worth of Gasconade County’s CARES Act allocation has been pre-approved by the County Commission for the purchase of a new vehicle for the incoming … more
A Morrison man is jailed in Linn without bond following his arrest Friday at a residence in the far northwestern Gasconade County community. Joshua D. Blackburn is charged in a felony no-bond … more
The annual Rock Island 5K Run, sponsored by the Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce was held in October for the first time. The run, usually scheduled for early May, was postponed due to COVID-19 … more
HERMANN — Along with assisting a steady flow of voters in the county’s dozen-plus precincts and keeping the polling places disinfected against the spread of the coronavirus on Nov. 3, … more
HERMANN — Dressing down by residents attending a court proceeding, or appearing before a judge, has drawn a decree from the 20th Circuit Court’s top jurist on proper attire. In an … more
HERMANN — Bolstered by a strong sales tax check in October — the largest for the month in the past six years — Gasconade County administrators now say it’s possible the county … more
HERMANN — Beginning next month, prospective jurors in Gasconade County can choose to communicate with the court by text or e-mail, as the Gasconade County Circuit Court implements the new … more
HERMANN — The top administrators of Gasconade County R-1 and R-2 school districts will be asking for up-front money from the county’s CARES Act fund for equipment purchases — a move … more
Gasconade R-2 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeri Kay Hardy said Thursday that the district has initiated one new substitute teacher under the new alternative education route that was filed Aug. 19 and … more
HERMANN — Faced with an operating budget offering little wiggle room for new equipment, Gasconade County Interim Sheriff Scott Eiler is hoping to use CARES Act money to replace aging laptop … more
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