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Dalton Kroeger of Linn completed his Eagle Scout Service Project after an 11-year journey. As part of an Eagle Scout project, the Scout has to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a …
Melonie D. Breeden, 40, and Ronald Stubblefield, 65, of Belle, were arrested as part of a drug operation on Tuesday of last week at Belle, and Jeremy Basham, 48, of Koeltztown, was arrested on …
Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Kim Sallin said this week that active cases have dropped to four but two of them involve children under the age of 5, while the total number of …
Commission News
Tuesday, April 28, 2021

INTERRUPTED WHILE PATCHING ASPHALT Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker told commissioners last week that he had to pull his crews back from asphalt repair until warmer …

Tuesday, April 21, 2021

Bridge inspections completed Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker spoke about the recent Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bridge inspections in the county between …

Tuesday, April 14, 2021

Vaccine effort continues to gain ground Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Kim Sallin told commissioners last week there are 10 active COVID-19 cases in the county, and the …

Tuesday, April 7, 2021

Commission approves purchase of a new excavator Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker brought more details about the Bobcat excavator he has proposed the county purchase. In …

Tuesday, March 24, 2021

Carnes promoted to Assistant Foreman Osage County commissioners last week announced the promotion of Osage County Road and Bridge Operator Justin Carnes to Assistant Road and Bridge Foreman. …

Sports

Chamois played a solid game last Tuesday but lost 55-51 to Calvary Lutheran in a tight contest that saw the Pirates play shorthanded.

Chamois played a solid game last Tuesday but lost 55-51 to Calvary Lutheran in a tight contest that saw the Pirates play shorthanded.“The kids fought hard the entire game,” said Coach …

Fatima showcases seniors

Though the spring season was lost to COVID-19, Fatima didn’t let that damper spirits for too long, and Friday night, the team’s nine seniors were recognized, along with their parents, as …
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Post office’s COVID excuse causes lack of value to reader

To the Editor: As an item of interest, I’m a longtime property owner in Maries County and my paper is mailed to my St. Louis County address (Zip code 63124-1269). Today, April 28, I received …

House, Senate bills ‘cross over’ in committee

This past week, I was invited into the office of the Speaker of the House. Speaker Rob Vescovo presented me with the Freshman of the Year award for my work as an advocate for conservation. At the …

Passing priorities

This week, the Missouri Senate approved its version of the state’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Composed of 13 appropriations bills, the budget provides funding to a wide range of …