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American Legion Post 506 Commander Steve Duncan, a 1969 graduate of Chamois High School and a 1973 graduate of Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri), told Chamois …
ST. JAMES—Mid America Bank and First Community National Bank were honored as the 2020 and 2021 Lenders of the Year by the Meramec Regional Development Corporation (MRDC) for their partnership …
Superintendent Chuck Woody at Thursday’s Veterans Day urged students to remember those who served to ensure our freedom. “I have said many times through the years that this assembly is …
Commission News
Ashland architect begins remodel measurements for OCHD building

Porter, Berendzen, and Associates, Ashland, the architectural firm hired by the county to remodel the new Osage County Health Department (OCHD) building, began taking measurements Wednesday, Nov. …

Pentecostal Bridge mediation sounds  hopeful to commissioners

United States District Court Judge Brian C. Wimes conducted a mediation hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 2 in Columbia for the purpose of discovery in the case of the wreck of the Pentecostal Bridge. …

Bonham seeing a record year for grants

Bonham seeing a record year for grants Osage County Sheriff Mike Bonham brought two grant awards for commissioners to review. One was for $350 to reimburse the county for overtime incurred by …

Road and Bridge crews make progress with better weather

Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker is enjoying a stretch of favorable weather that is allowing his crew to get a lot of work done. "The weather's been really nice and we're finally …

Most elected county officials to get 5% raise

Most of Osage County’s elected officials will receive a 5% raise, beginning with the next term of service, resulting from a decision last Wednesday by the Salary Commission. Those up for …

Sports

Wildcats finish cross country season with a strong showing at state meet

Saturday’s Class 2 state cross country meet proved to be a memorable experience for the 12th-place Wildcats, which began Friday with a great send-off from the entire Linn student body. On …

Berhorst earns All-State, Lady Comets ninth overall

Lauren Berhorst led the Lady Comets at Saturday’s Class 3 state meet at Gans Creek, earning All-State honors for her 12th-place run of 19:32.Berhorst got off to a very fast start, getting …

Gabelsberger posts second-fastest time at state meet

Fatima runner Wyatt Gabelsberger ran his second-fastest time at Saturday’s Class 3 state meet at Gans Creek on his way to a 96th-place finish. His time of 18:21.40 came just one week after …
Sports

Linn R-2 addressed by concerned parents over rumors of fall baseball cancellation

Linn R-2 board members at their Oct. 19 meeting were met by concerned parents and students over rumors of the cancellation of fall baseball to make way for the incoming football program. During …

Linn R-2 will play JV football next year

Following a lengthy discussion at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting, Linn R-2 board members took no action to change the direction of the football program set to begin next fall. Originally, the …

Fatima knocks off Centralia, New Bloomfield

Note: This story was inadvertently swapped with an older story. I apologize for the mix-up. NAJ   Fatima played a solid game Thursday to defeat Centralia, 6-0, two nights after knocking …
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Missouri Gov. Parson’s unprecedented attacks on journalists

I begin this column with a confession. We journalists are reluctant to report about ourselves because under journalism ethics, a reporter should avoid covering something in which the reporter has …

PUTTING AN END TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The pandemic created a wide array of problems that needed immediate attention like increased funding and resources for our medical community to keep our country as healthy as possible, helping our …

Questions for Missouri from Georgia

The criminal case for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia had a personal impact on me. Like Arbery, I often walk briskly in nearby neighborhoods. Although I must confess that at my advanced …