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LINN  — Freestyle Fitness and Nutrition owner Denise Coots led another successful event on Thanksgiving morning to combine physical activity with the collection of food for the Good …
  BY NEAL A. Johnson UD Editor thor65018@yahoo.com   WESTPHALIA  — Fatima R-3 board members at their Nov. 16 meeting discussed student handbook changes with …
ARGYLE — Argyle trustees decided at their November meeting not to renew the contract with Barb Schmitz from the Public Water Board to assist with the village’s sewer billing. Schmitz …
Commission News

City of Linn’s maintenance shed burned

OSAGE COUNTY — Sheriff Mike Bonham informed commissioners Thursday morning about a suspected arson fire at the Linn Maintenance Shed on Main Street earlier that day. Bonham said a person of …

Sheriff’s office engaged with back to school

Osage County Sheriff Mike Bonham briefed the Osage County Commission on his staff’s work with a new school year starting. He and his deputies keep an especially sharp eye out for events related …

Road and Bridge finds a long-sought road tractor

Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker has finally found a day-cab road tractor that meets his specifications and commissioners consider affordable.   A 2017 International with …

Sports

Fatima five earn All-State honors

2022 STATE CHAMPIONS

SPRINGFIELD  — Saturday’s Class 3 state softball championship was one for the books in many ways, from the 16-14 final — a record combined score — to the fact it took …

Fatima claims district championship

It’s been a few years since Fatima’s softball team hoisted the first-place district plaque, but the Lady Comets were ready for Friday’s third game against Blair Oaks in a classic …
Sports

Fatima dominates Cole Camp 9-1

Fatima came out firing on all cylinders in Monday’s home win against Cole Camp, scoring seven goals in the first en route to a 9-1 win. “We are starting to hit our stride,” said …

Linn beats SoBo in thrilling fashion

Tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh on Monday, Linn’s Autumn Baker (1-3) was hit by a pitch. That put Emma Monnette at the plate, and she bunted with the hope of moving Baker to …

Fatima wins silver bracket title of Lake tournament

After losing the first two games of the Take it to the Lake tournament on Saturday, the Lady Comets surged in the silver bracket, winning two straight to claim the championship. “It was a …
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Opinion

Plot to overthrow the government

Since 1812 there have been several attempts to terrorize or overthrow the government of the United States with violent attacks on our capitol. I covered this in detail in my column dated Jan. 20, …

Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving is America’s oldest holiday. It encompasses all races, religions and cultures. Most families, including my own, have Thanksgiving traditions.  The Wall Street Journal also …

No place for bullies in a civilized society

Last Thursday, Nov. 3, was the “International Day against Violence and Bullying,” as declared by UNESCO. According to verywellmind.com, “Bullying is the repeated infliction of harm …