2020 Spring Outdoors


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In this issue

  • Union protest

    Wednesday, June 3

    A crowd of around 100 people gathered in Union Tuesday afternoon to protest the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The protestors were generally received positive …

  • Shirley Dorrough

    Friday, April 10

    Shirley Rae Jean Dorrough, 84, Bland, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center with her family at her bedside. She was born Oct. 28, 1935, a daughter to the …

  • Melva Sheldon

    Friday, April 10

    Melva E. Sheldon, 83, Hermann, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. She was born Jan. 8, 1937, to John Ishmael and Katheryn Jean (Howard) Kronk, in the Chamois …

  • Charles Stovall

    Friday, April 10

    Charles (Buddy) Warren Stovall of Owensville left this life Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. Buddy was born Sept. 11, 1959, to Dwight E. Stovall …

  • Pauline Wheeler

    Friday, April 10

    Pauline V. Wheeler, 78, Belle passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, at her residence. She was born Aug. 29, 1941, to Cecil and Annie (Crider) Creek, in Hadley. She was united in marriage to …

  • Doris Pendleton

    Friday, April 10

    Doris Lee (Shirley) Pendleton, 78, Belle, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at Frene Valley Senior Living in Owensville. She was born June 12, 1941, in Cave City, Ark., a daughter to the late Earvin …

  • NCAA Division II Player of the Year in HD

    Wednesday, April 8

    BY will johnson sports editor wjohnson@wardpub.com   Leading Owensville Dutchgirl basketball to the 2016 MSHSAA Show Me-Showdown as a senior, Hailey Diestelkamp was looking to lead …

  • Play ball

    Wednesday, April 8

    With baseball season on hold in the high school and professional ranks here in Missouri, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited edition Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis …

  • Drive by birthday greetings

    Wednesday, April 8

    Alivia Viehland got her neighbors’ attention with a special birthday drive-by from local first responders. She celebrated her eighth birthday Monday, in seclusion in her home on Terrace …

  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase dramatically in county

    Wednesday, April 8

    As testing for COVID-19 ramps up, so the number of confirmed positive cases in Franklin County. Last Tuesday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) reported 1,327 positive …

  • New app in the works for Lonigro’s Supermarket

    Wednesday, April 8

    Luke Lonigro, manager at Lonigro’s Supermarket in Gerald, told The Republican that a new app will soon be available for customers to shop and pay for groceries on their phone. He hopes the new …

  • Stay-at-home order outlines acceptable practices

    Wednesday, April 8

    To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Mike Parson on Friday directed Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams to issue a stay-at-home order …

  • Local ICU nurse says COVID-19 info good, but misunderstood

    Wednesday, April 8

    A Gerald woman who is a nurse in an intensive care unit (ICU) shares her experience treating novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients and information she feels is good, but misunderstood. The woman, …

  • Commissioner reverses position on stay-at-home edict

    Wednesday, April 8

    HERMANN — With Gasconade County remaining fortunate in largely avoiding the coronavirus outbreak, the county’s top administrator last Thursday endorsed the stay-at-home order issued days …

  • Primary field set for August

    Wednesday, April 8

    HERMANN — In what is shaping up as perhaps the quietest campaign season in local history, Gasconade County voters will face a choice of candidates for three county government offices — …

  • Owensville water, sewer bill late fees, disconnections  halted due to virus

    Wednesday, April 8

    Owensville city staff will apparently not be charging late fees, or making disconnections to water services due to the coronavirus pandemic. City Clerk Bobbi Limberg said the outgoing …

  • Krooked Moon distills ‘sugar shine’ for hand sanitizer

    Wednesday, April 8

    Tom Reed has turned his Krooked Moon bourbon distillation operation into a hand-sanitizer production to help with the battle against the new novel coronavirus. Reed said he is following the World …

  • Employee health concerns topic for closed session; aldermen approve bid contracts via Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, April 8

    Owensville aldermen were holding a special closed session Tuesday evening as The Republican was going to press to discuss personal safety concerns of its employees during the new novel …

  • Reality half-defined

    Wednesday, April 8

    I want to commend the GCDC for the first half of their “ Defining Reality” letter on April 1, I think it was something that everyone agrees with. However the second half was the usual …

  • An open letter to the Gasconade County Commission

    Wednesday, April 8

    Gentlemen, It has been reported, and widely disseminated, that the Gasconade County Commission rejects the issuance of a “Stay at Home” order. The notion that our county is rural and …

  • Republican 4-8-20

    Wednesday, April 8

  • County confirms total of four positive COVID-19 cases by Tuesday afternoon

    Wednesday, March 25

    On Monday, March 23, the Franklin County Health Department (FCHD)was notified of a positive case of COVID-19. The individual, a female in her 50s, is currently at home in isolation, and has been in …

  • No headlight cause of night time bike crash

    Wednesday, March 25

    Two Gerald men were involved in a traffic accident Friday, March 20, that left one seriously injured. Jacob T. Lantrip, 24, was driving a 2000 Yamaha 600 motorcycle without headlights at the time …


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