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Stephanie M. Vancleve, 40, of St. Joseph, was charged Tuesday with felony forgery following an investigation into alleged activities at the end of January. According to a probable cause statement …
Butch Hilkemeyer, owner of Hilkemeyer Honda in Freeburg, said this week that although restrictions have eased, it’s still a challenge to get merchandise.“It’s embarrassing more than …
Sierra R. Malady, 20, of Catawissa, has been charged with felony possession of marijuana after initially being issued a citation and released at the scene near Chamois. Cpl. Vince VanderFeltz …
Commission News
Tuesday, December 30, 2020

Road and Bridge Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker predicted he will announce the hiring of a new employee by Jan. 5. The candidate is now going through the last round of background …

Tuesday, December 23, 2020

Vaccine on the way, but no date yet for Osage County Osage County Health Department Administrator Susan Long told commissioners last week that 20 sites around Missouri will receive Pfizer …

Tuesday, December 16, 2020

Health Department reduces some quarantine guidelines Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Nurse Kim Sallin briefed the commission on the OCHD response to new United States Centers for Disease …

Tuesday, November 25, 2020

Road and Bridge The recently purchased combination belly dump rig of Truck #49 and Trailer #24 was at MHC Kenworth in Columbia, getting their final hookup details installed. It was scheduled to be …

Tuesday, November 18, 2020

Commission approves CARES Act funding for Sheriff's Office The Meramec Regional Planning Commission forwarded two Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding requests to the …

Sports

Linn golfers’ chances dashed for repeat district title in 2020

Linn golfers were in a rebuilding year to be sure, but the Wildcats were hoping for a season on the links with a second straight district title. However, the coronavirus had other ideas as the …

Bax says spring cancellation a tough hit to take for everyone

Fatima baseball coach Brian Bax said the cancellation of the 2020 baseball season is difficult to take. “It initially brings quite a bit of sorrow to my heart,” he said. “So far …

Dobry proud of his seniors’ accomplishments over last 4 years

In the midst of the pandemic, and with the cancellation of the spring season, Fatima girls soccer coach Clint Dobry said he has plenty of reasons to be proud of the girls who were denied a chance to …
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Standing up for the Thin Blue Line

Every day, the men and women of law enforcement wake up, put on their uniforms, hug their families goodbye and head to a job where they don’t know if the day’s events will allow them to return to …

March Sisters Day

March 16 dawned with the promise of a beautiful day. It turned out to be that in more ways than one. We met at the home of Susie Kleffner for a wonderful breakfast. Those present were Lucy …

At one year of COVID-19 pandemic, Americare considers lessons learned

On March 31, the last two Americare communities conducted the final of their three COVID-19 vaccine clinics. With these clinics, each community has now administered vaccines to every resident and …