Christmas Greetings 2020

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  • Hermann woman, 52, charged with first-degree murder

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Christine Elizabeth Weber made her first court appearance Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Dec. 15 shooting death at her Hermann residence …

  • One more candidate files for office in April 6 election

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Declaration for candidacy filing for the April 6 election opened Dec. 15, and will remain open until Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. Annette Justus filed as a candidate for mayor last week.  …

  • Franklin County COVID-19 cases are again rising

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Last week saw a sharp drop in COVID-19 cases across the county. This week they are creeping upwards again with 391 new cases. That compares to 363 new cases last week and 494 cases the week before. …

  • Special meeting on budget marks end of online meetings for city board

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    After a few attempts at holding meetings online via the platform Zoom, the city council has decided to scrap that format. Those who wish to attend the meetings, are sent an email containing a …

  • Gasconade R-2 board approves retirements, resignations, employments

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    The Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education on Monday night approved the following retirements, resignations and employment with 7-0 votes. The following retirements were approved through the end …

  • City to refund 2013 water park bonds to save estimated $145K

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Owensville aldermen on Monday voted to make Mission, Kan., based McLiney and Company the city’s municipal advisor tasked with refinancing bonds issued for construction of Winter Water …

  • Commission to consider final CARES Act funding requests

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    HERMANN — Much of next week’s session of the Gasconade County Commission could be devoted to allocating the remainder of the county’s CARES Act money, action that will be taken on …

  • Decision to use excess funds draws rebuke from Holland

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    HERMANN — It might be the season of giving, but some Gasconade County officials were in no mood last week to give back to Uncle Sam a small amount of the CARES Act money appropriated for the …

  • Gasconade R-2 employees named essential workers

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Gasconade County R-2 teachers and staff are now considered essential workers by both the Gasconade County Health Department and the board of education as of Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Chuck …

  • Christmas 2020 in a pandemic

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Since March 13, 2020, when a state of emergency was declared, we’ve had most large-scale social events postponed or outright canceled in Owensville and many of the surrounding …

  • GCR 12-23-20

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

  • Shirley Freie

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Shirley Mae Freie, 88, Clermont, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Dr. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. She was born Dec. 9, 1932, to Allen and Thelma (Johnson) Johnson, in Akron, …

  • John Carpenter

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    John Carpenter, 78, Gerald, passed away Thurs., Dec. 17, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Washington. He was born Dec. 16, 1942, to Roy and Helen (Austin) Carpenter, in Glen Falls, N.Y. He was first …

  • Norman Jones

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Norman Dempsey Jones, 97, Belle, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Stonebridge Senior Living in Hermann. He was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Dixon, the son of Clay and Mayme (Nichols) Jones. He …

  • Mildred Schmidt

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Mildred Lauretta Schmidt, 92, Owensville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at Gasconade Terrace Assisted Living in Owensville. She was born Oct. 26, 1928, to Walter and Amanda (Ebker) Pollman, …

  • Melvin Berkemeyer

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Melvin E. Berkemeyer, 84, Hermann, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at his home. He was born April 25, 1936, in Owensville, the son of the late Louis and Lena (Huebner) Berkemeyer. He was …

  • Betty Whitaker

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Betty “Clancy” H. Whitaker, 75, Bland, passed away Dec. 18, 2020, at Phelps County Medical Center in Rolla. She was born Nov. 4, 1945, in St. Louis, a daughter to the late Harry E. and Betty …

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