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The Linn Board of Aldermen on April 30 approved a deficit budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year. The new budget shows $173,032 in spending over what the city will receive in revenues for the fiscal …
LINN — After having no carnival rides at the Linn Lions Club Osage County Fair in 2021 and 2023, the fair board is pleased to announce that Show Me Amusements will provide rides again this …
Linn, MO — State Technical College of Missouri (State Tech), pending Governor Parson’s signature, will receive $15 million to expand. This significant investment will help with the …
Commission News

County Commission passes resolution to close jail

State trooper is parked in front of the Osage County Detention Center enterance. Sallyport paid for by the Inmate Security Fund (jail commissary profits).

LINN — At their meeting April 23, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to close the Osage County Detention Center by the end of the year, unless Sheriff Mike Bonham can prove to the …

Bonham, Sallin concerned about threats to mail fentanyl to government offices

OSAGE COUNTY   — Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Kim Sallin and Osage County Sheriff Mike Bonham told commissioners last week they were aware of threats to mail …

County leaning toward Bartlett & West for Pentecostal Bridge replacement

OSAGE COUNTY — Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Transportation Planner Joanie Prenger met with commissioners on Thursday, Sept. 18. They showed her their evaluations of the seven …

Sports

Comet baseball needs extra innings to claim Southern Boone title

Defeating Mexico, Eldon and Fulton during their first three games of the inaugural Southern Boone Invitational baseball tournament, Fatima’s Comets looked to bring the championship hardware …

Fatima Lady Comets celebrate five seniors’ stellar contributions to soccer program

The Fatima Lady Comets soccer team paused Thursday to celebrate the contributions of five remarkable seniors on Senior Night. With a resounding 8-0 victory against California at home, the Lady Comets …

Fatima’s Comets lead county athletes at final Show-Me Conference track meet

MOKANE — Go out on a high note. Osage County track athletes from Linn, Chamois and Fatima had that mentality last Thursday during the final Show-Me Conference track meet held at South …
Sports

Linn, Chamois athletes team up during Maries-Osage Challenge Track meet

Reclaim the flag. That was the goal last Monday for middle and high school track teams from Linn and Chamois during the annual Maries-Osage Challenge Track Meet at the Linn High School Athletic …

Wildcat baseball to host 25th annual tournament

Area high school baseball fans looking for games later this week need not look any further than Linn High School and their 25th Annual Baseball Tournament. Six teams will be split into two pools …

CMS Pirate track places fifth at Vienna

VIENNA — Running on a 300-meter track. That is what Chamois’ Pirates and Lady Pirates got to do last Wednesday at Vienna High School during the annual Vienna Middle School (VMS) …
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When the director came to visit

Flooded winter backwaters of Truman Lake, 40 years ago.

John Hoskins and I became acquainted in the 1980’s, when he was a regional supervisor for the Conservation Commission Enforcement division over southern Missouri. He came to my home in the …

For the birds

A yellow-billed cuckoo.

I spoke to a college ornithology class about birds a few years back. I think my talk went over really well except for my woodpecker recipes. I myself have had a great fascination with birds since I …

Democrats pull all-night filibuster of bill making it harder to amend Missouri Constitution

A Democratic filibuster of legislation making it harder for Missourians to amend the state constitution through citizen-led initiatives stretched through the night and into its 15th hour Tuesday …