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COVID-19 cases in Franklin County continue to rise, but at a much less dramatic pace than was reported in December.  This week, there 249 new cases confirmed in the county. There were 56 … more
HERMANN — Longtime area lawman Clyde Zelch has been tabbed as the new emergency management director (EMD) for Gasconade County. Zelch will succeed Dan Dyer, who resigned the post after … more
The Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education wasted no time in hiring Staci Lynn Johnson of Lake Ozark, Mo., as the district’s 2021-22 assistant superintendent, replacing Dr. Jeri Kay Hardy who … more
A $725,000 bridge replacement project on Route J over First Creek scheduled to begin Monday began Tuesday due to heavy rainfall. A mandatory detour will be necessary around the site. The … more
For the first time since October, Gasconade County is not in the highest risk category for COVID-19 exposures, according to Dr. Michael Rothermich with Hermann Area District Hospital. “The … more
Kindergarten and preschool screening appointments for the 2021-22 school year at both Owensville and Gerald elementary schools are now being scheduled for late March to make staffing … more
HERMANN — Less than a month into the job, Gasconade County Coroner Jeff Arnold last week filed a list of concerns with the County Commission ranging from what he sees as low pay to the need for … more
HERMANN — Band-Aids for skinned knees and elbows should be in less demand at Hermann Elementary School as students begin enjoying recess activities on something much softer than asphalt. The … more
The Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education on Jan. 18 voted 7-0 to approve the COVID-19 Leave Resolution — an extension of the expired Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allowing … more
After repeatedly saying he wasn’t planning to seek another term as Ward 2 alderman in Owensville, Charles (Rob) Borgmann, III, signed up Friday as a candidate for another two-year … more
Owensville Walmart store No. 0354 began its 15-year remodel this week, according to store manager Glenn Ely. “We are touching everything in the building,” Ely said Tuesday about the … more
Although the number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed per week decreased substantially, Gasconade County ended the prior week with 75 new cases over the previous seven days, according to Dr. … more
Gasconade County’s two state representatives have received their committee appointments during the House’s brief and COVID-abbreviated opening week of the 101st General Assembly. State … more
HERMANN — The response from CenturyLink was one that Gasconade County Collector Shawn Schlottach no doubt has heard countless times: The check is in the mail — somewhere. Schlottach … more
HERMANN — Gasconade County administrators hope they have headed off what has become a long-standing fiscal headache in a county government agency — the accrual of compensatory time by … more
Christopher R. Grant, 38, Sullivan, remains jailed in Franklin County following a police pursuit Saturday which began in Owensville and ended with him crashing on Highway 28 near … more
Ice, heavy rain and high winds have combined to cause limbs to drop all over town. When one tree came down on West Sixth Street, it managed to land on a vehicle and hit a house. It appears the SUV … more
This week the Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) has added probable cases/deaths to their daily reports. These probable cases/deaths have not been confirmed by molecular tests. They are added … more
Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. the deadline came to sign up as a candidate for the municipal election in April. Two men threw their hat into the ring this week.  Brad Landwehr, 1216 S. … more
At last Thursday’s Gerald Board of Alderman meeting, Ward 1 Alderman Angela Koepke spoke out against the city attorney’s latest bill for $2,247.50. The charges on the bill apparently … more
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