Winter Sports Preview 2020

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  • Second-half surge helps Dutchgirls win opener

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    WASHINGTON — Running the floor. That was the goal Monday night for Ryan Flanagan’s Owensville Dutchgirls in their 2020-21 season opener on the road against St. Francis Borgia’s …

  • COVID-19 at it again

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    As we move into the winter sports season, COVID-19 has already impacted numerous sports schedules within the Gasconade County R-2 School District. Take away a positive COVID-19 test by an …

  • County issues mask mandate

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    The Franklin County Commission approved a mask mandate for the county last Thursday, Nov. 19. The mandate took effect at midnight, Friday, Nov. 20 and will be in effect until noon Dec. 20. The …

  • City hires new police officer; 24-hour coverage will resume

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    A new police officer was hired at last week’s Board of Alderman meeting. The virtual meeting was held Tuesday, Nov. 15, via ZOOM. The meeting was originally scheduled as an in-person …

  • County releases information on 18 COVID-19 deaths this week

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    On Friday, Nov. 20, Franklin County released statistics showing an additional 18 deaths in the county due to COVID-19. The last death reported by county before then was on Nov. 5 when eight deaths …

  • Enrollment open for free HiSET prep classes

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    East Central College has resources available for area residents to get help with the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) in multiple locations throughout the region. The ECC Adult Education and …

  • 55 dogs removed from county breeder

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    A Franklin County Circuit Court judge awarded the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) custody of 55 dogs. The dogs were rescued last month from a substandard breeder in the county and were mostly …

  • A grieving woman reports her father is dying from COVID-19 and he doesn’t even have the virus

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Larry, 78, has lived his life doing all the right things. He served in the Navy during the Viet Nam era, earned a business degree and then became one of Missouri’s first computer programmers. …

  • Regulated utilities offer help to Missourians behind on bills

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Almost half a million customers of Missouri’s regulated utilities were behind on their bills in September, and 185,000 were working on payment plans to catch up with past-due accounts. That …

  • School mask survey respondents fairly evenly split on mandate

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    A total of 178 responses came from residents in Maries, Gasconade and Osage counties of which 85 or 47.8 percent said a mask mandate should not go into effect; 81 or 45.5 percent said a mandate …

  • Gasconade R-2 survey respondents voice opinion on mask mandate

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    An anonymous survey published Thursday afternoon on The Republican’s Facebook page about the Gasconade County R-2 board’s Nov. 16 decision to implement a mask mandate within the district …

  • Christmas Tablescapes canceled due to COVID

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    HERMANN — Christmas Tablescapes 2020 has been canceled, the Gasconade County Historical Society announced on Nov. 18. Concerns surrounding exponential spread of the coronavirus prompted the …

  • Scenic Regional temporarily reduces service hours due to staffing shortages

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Due to ongoing staffing shortages related to illnesses, COVID-19, and quarantines, all Scenic Regional Library branches will have new, reduced service hours beginning Monday, Nov 30. The new hours …

  • Scenic Regional Library system’s trustees mandates face mask

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Scenic Regional Library’s Board of Trustees on Nov. 17 voted unanimously, 13-0, requiring all patrons to wear face masks in their facilities. The new policy went into effect on Friday, Nov. …

  • Citing ‘family issues,’ county EMD to leave position by end of 2020

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    HERMANN — With a little more than a month left in his first year since returning at Gasconade County’s head of emergency management, Dan Dyer has submitted his resignation. Presiding …

  • Guidelines for new contact tracing protocol

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    The Gasconade County Health Department will continue to assist places where COVID-19 outbreaks are more likely to occur, such as businesses, schools, and long-term care facilities. Contact tracing …

  • County Health shifts to modified contact tracing as COVID spikes

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Gasconade County’s Health Department on Tuesday announced it was adopting a modified contact tracing plan due to recent spikes in COVID-19 positive tests across the region and …

  • Gasconade County R-2 finishes first week of new mask mandate

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Following the first week of initiating the Gasconade County R-2 School District’s mask mandate, administrators are becoming more comfortable with explaining what this new protocol will look …

  • GCR 11-25-20

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

  • David Skornia

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    David Lee Skornia, 78, Owensville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Gasconade Manor in Owensville. He was born April 3, 1942, to the late Aloys and Evelyn (Holt) Skornia, in …

  • Kyhle Seifert

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Kyhle Scott Seifert, 33, Union, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Washington Mercy Hospital. He was born Jan. 8, 1987, in Columbia, a son of Scott A. Seifert and Peggy Settle Zika. Kyhle …

  • Mark Murray

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Mark “Murl” Hundley Murray, 66, Owensville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Frene Valley: A StoneBridge Community in Owensville. He was born Dec. 22, 1953, in Owensville, a son of …

  • Margaret Stone

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Margaret Marie Stone, 82, Owensville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Gasconade Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 17, 1938, in Charleston, a daughter of Amos and Mabel Marie (Hodges) …

  • Shirley Rector

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Shirley Mae Rector, 79, Belle, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Frene Valley: A StoneBridge Community in Owensville. She was born June 21, 1941, to Virgil and Edna (Southard) Perkins, in …

  • Dean Todaro

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Dean John Todaro, 58, Gerald, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Washington Mercy Hospital. He was born August 12, 1962, in Washington, a son of Anthony and Audrey C. (Angell) Todaro. Dean …

  • Eileen Bock

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Eileen Bock, 90, Vichy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at StoneBridge Nursing Home of Owensville. She was born May 11, 1930, to Floyd S. and Oma Elizabeth Hutson Moreland. She was …

  • Daniel Mogensen

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Daniel Ray “Dan” Mogensen, 78, Gerald passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Washington. He was born June 7, 1942, to Carl and Mary (Gaffey) Mogensen, in Sioux City, …

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