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META — The Meta Board of Aldermen approved their 2024-25 budget at last Wednesday night’s meeting. The new budget predicts Operating Fund revenue of $174,500 and expenses of $173,020.60, …
Area motorists must use the “flood route” detours to enter into downtown Hermann on Highway 19 as the Frene Creek bridge has been removed and a replacement is being constructed this …
OSAGE COUNTY — Alpha-gal Syndrome is a food allergy to meat and other mammal byproducts. It has been reported on all continents except Antarctica, and at least eight tick species are confirmed …
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

Kloeppel, Riegel, Lady Comet 4x800m relay team lead Osage County at state track

JEFFERSON CITY — End their season with a state medal around their necks. Track and field athletes from Chamois, Linn and Fatima had that aspiration over the weekend during the Missouri …

Show-Me conference champs

ST. ELIZABETH — One more conference title. Fatima’s baseball Comets were looking for one last Show-Me Conference title Thursday on the road in St. Elizabeth against the Missouri High …

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 …
Sports

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 …

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 …
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UD Around the World

UD Around the World - June 12, 2024

William Wirtel and his son Gavin took a trip to Chicago last weekend where they toured the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and rode the Famous “L” (Elevated Railway).   On the …

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Opinion

Americans are no longer safe

Thursday, June 13, 2024, Putin moved warships to the coastal waters of Cuba, just ninety miles from America! Perhaps Putin heard of Joe Biden’s plan of convincing the G7 leaders meeting in …

Finances, freedom, and mainstreet Missouri

During the Cold War, most Americans would be alarmed if they discovered their everyday purchases and government-backed retirement funds were financing the Soviet’s military, its strategic …

For the Record

The country is $35 trillion in debt and the debt is growing dramatically. The responsibility for this debt lies at the feet of one political party, the Democrats. Thirty years ago Republicans were …