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  • 39 seniors see spring sports seasons cancelled

    Wednesday, April 22

    Spring sports came to an abrupt halt thanks to COVID-19 (coronavirus) at Owensville High School causing 39 seniors to miss out on their final seasons of track and field, golf, baseball and …

  • Three OHS coaches submit resignations

    Wednesday, April 22

    Following Monday’s April meeting of the Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education, three Owensville High School coaches submitted resignations that were unanimously approved by a 7-0 …

  • Cullen VanLeer named new OHS head boys basketball, golf coach

    Wednesday, April 22

    BY will johnson sports editor wjohnson@wardpub.com   An opportunity one could not pass up. That was the case for former Pacific High School standout basketball player Cullen …

  • Federal reimbursement funding uncertain for county government

    Wednesday, April 22

    HERMANN — Gasconade County officials still aren’t clear what expenses will be reimbursed by the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus, but they are hoping the money will …

  • Aldermen, P&Z plan April 30 hearing on LSC request via Zoom

    Wednesday, April 22

    Owensville aldermen and the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission have rescheduled for Thursday, April 30, a public hearing for comments on a request by LSC Communications to close off and …

  • County faces unemployment dilemma during coronavirus scheduling

    Wednesday, April 22

    HERMANN — Gasconade County taxpayers could be facing a strange cost associated with the effort to contain the coronavirus — unemployment benefits paid to county employees still …

  • OHS graduation, alternative celebration planned — potentially in late June, July

    Wednesday, April 22

    The Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education met Monday night at the Owensville Middle School library and discussed graduation, alternative celebrations and summer school plans. Board members were …

  • Bay area fire

    Wednesday, April 22

    Fire on April 16 which destroyed a weekend mobile home off of St. Paul Church Road near Bay was caused by a dehumidifier that had apparently been left the previous weekend, according to Owensville …

  • The COVID quarantine challenge

    Wednesday, April 22

    Dear Editor: Americans continue to lead the COVID challenge. Some are worried about losing their lead, so they are protesting to get more infections. When asked why they want more viruses, the …

  • To test or not to test

    Wednesday, April 22

    Dear Mr. Democrat, President Trump obviously misspoke when he said on March 6, “Everyone who wants a test can get a test,” in an effort to calm the country while diligently working …

  • What do we really want?

    Wednesday, April 22

    Who was it who said “ if they (Democrats) had things, level of voting, that if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” That was …

  • R-2 course work continues through May 20

    Wednesday, April 22

    Dear students and parents, The Governor announced Thursday, April 9, schools would remain closed through the remainder of their academic calendar. The Governor’s office and the Department …

  • Social distancing observed for Saturday’s Ribfest

    Wednesday, April 22

    Lonigro’s Supermarket held a Ribfest last Saturday, April 18. The event, which began at 10 a.m, had owner Larry Lonigro struggling to keep up with demand at 11 a.m. “I can’t believe …

  • Numbers vary in Franklin County COVID-19 cases reported

    Wednesday, April 22

    Tuesday morning Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker released statistics for COVID-19 cases in Franklin County. Brinker said four new cases had been discovered since Monday bringing the total of …

  • Ahring named Gerald interm city clerk

    Wednesday, April 22

    A special meeting of Gerald’s Board of Alderman was called for last Thursday, April 16. Ward 2 Aldermen Ed Adams, board president, called the meeting to order with two other aldermen in …

  • Republican 4-22-20

    Wednesday, April 22

  • Bobby Cook

    Wednesday, April 22

    Bobby Ray Cook, 76, Licking, formerly of Belle, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020, at his residence. He was born March 19, 1944, to George and Dorothy (Walker) Cook, in Belle. He was united …

  • Jerry Laughlin

    Wednesday, April 22

    Jerry Goodson Laughlin, 85, Ballwin, formerly of Owensville, was baptised into the hope of Christ’s resurrection, Friday, April 17, 2020. He was born June 6, 1934, to H.H. and Ruth (Goodson) …

  • Argie Belt

    Wednesday, April 22

    Argie Evelyn Belt, 92, Rosebud, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. She was born March 1, 1928, to Clayton and Roxie Witham, in Albany, Ky. She was united in marriage to Raymond Belt, Sept. 1, …

  • Fred Bullock

    Wednesday, April 22

    Fred Matthew Bullock of Owensville passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020. He was 43 years of age. Fred was born in Carbondale, Ill., the son of Gary Lee and Debra Lynn Bullock. Fred was married to …

  • Mary Fuller

    Wednesday, April 22

    Mary Catherine Fuller, 73, Owensville, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at her residence. She was born Nov. 1, 1946, to Thomas and Marion (Huss) Bohn, in St. Louis. She was preceded in death …

  • Bill Ryerson

    Wednesday, April 22

    Bill William Ryerson, 59, St. James, formerly of Sullivan, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, in Cuba. He was born Dec. 15, 1960, in St. Louis, to John and Helen (Junkerman) Ryerson, in St. …

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